Saturday, July 22, 2006

How God is making miracles happen in my life.

The spiritual development books I have been reading for the past one year or so, helped me gain a little spiritual awareness.

But whatever I gained so far, however insignificant it may be, it still is working wonders in my life.

I am taught extensively the power of positive affirmations. I have subscribed to a couple of news letters that email me daily affirmations; some of them are truly life changing.

For example read this affirmation and if you are satisfied with the result, please pass it on-will you?

“There is no fear in me. Prosperity is mine. God provides lavishly for me and all of humanity.”

This post is sponsored by bridesmaid gifts, through their web release.

I request you to read some of their very practical tips to manage a wedding ceremony and how to generate a wedding budget that is not too stressful.

* Find out who's paying? Talk with your families about who will pay for what: Some brides' families still pick up the entire tab, but more and more groom's families are participating too.

* How do you bring up the conversation? For many couples, talking to each family separately is the best way to have truly open discussions.
When you do talk, here are strategies for determining your initial budget.

* Ask both of your folks to commit to a specific dollar amount, and then add up all the contributions to create your budget.

* Alternatively, it may be easier to ask each set of parents to finance a particular aspect of the wedding (such as the ceremony, honeymoon, or catering) instead of just committing to a dollar amount.

* Decide how much you two can contribute between now and the wedding. (37 % of the couples we polled say they're planning to contribute financially to their wedding.)

*How Much Do You Actually Need? Just like buying shoes, an apartment, or a pair of jeans, when it comes to financing a wedding, you should figure out how much you need to spend to get what you want.

*Set your expectations accordingly. The average cost for a 150-person wedding is about $25,000 (higher in urban areas).

* Here is a basic breakdown of what you can expect to pay: Reception: 48%-50% Ceremony: 2%-3% Attire: 8%-10% Flowers: 8%-10% and so on.

* To avoid stress, allot about 5% of your budget for a "just-in-case" fund.

* If you're paying for your honeymoon yourselves, remember to budget for that as well.
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1 comment:

karim said...

Very Good post on power of thoughts.

Thanks,
karim - Positive thinking