Trending Colors Patterns and Graphics for 2016

Trending Colors Patterns and Graphics for 2016

Welcome to Room Design Chic – Brand New Room Design Blog

Room design tnreds 2016 elementsThis brand new site is very timely as it kicks off the start of a brand new year – 2016! As such all the pages are filled with the latest room design design trends for 2016!

It is bang up todate and aims to be a great resource, I hope you agree! Featured below are the highlights so far and what promises to be a very colorful ecclectic year in room design and fashion generally.trending patterns 2016

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Check out the latest color trends here. Pantone has released their colors for the year with the favored choice being Rose Quartz (pale pink) and Serenity (pale blue).

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room theme escapism landscapesUse our color picker tool here to choose pillows, throw blankets, lamps and other home furnishings in your desired color choice.

 

Pattern trends have been predicted via various sites, the highlights are summarised here with some examples of how they may translate when combined with the trending colors for 2016.

Use the Pattern Picker Tool (images via Zazzle) to source room decor items featuring your desired pattern.

Ones to watch out for are the handdrawn line graphics and watercolor patterns, these are breath of freshair in soft furnishing design.

It’s also worth mentioning the trending patterns from 2015 and they are set to continue into 2016 – chevrons, plaid,geometric shapes.

I have kick started the trending room themes (compilations of all three elements, color, graphics, pattern) with ‘escapism’ which is a theme based on landscape imagry, largely photographic.

And now for some great room design themes I sourced for you .These themes are based on some of the trending elements of 2016 and will get your inspirational juices flowing re your own room design which I urge you to share with us here. Send pics in to me via LeahG – creativeblogger@aol.com – Subject Line – RoomDesign. Write as little or as much as you wish about your room transformation project..

Pantone Colors of the Year 2016, Living Room
Pantone Colors of the Year 2016, Living Room by orietta-rose 
New Year, New Style

 

New Year, New Style by orietta-rose
Shop Rebecca Minkoff's Spring 2016 Collection Now

 

Shop Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring 2016 Collection Now by yours-styling-best-friend 
Contemporary room decor

 

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How to Frame your wall art – room design

Four Ways to Get Creative With Picture Framing
By Alfred Ardis

Over the years, it’s common to accumulate a large number of photographs, mementos, and prints to liven up the shelves, walls, and mantles of the house. However, with so many of these images lying around it can be difficult to know what to do with them all; picture framing can be expensive, but photographs and posters tend to look messy and cluttered when pinned to the wall with thumbtacks. Fortunately, there are endless possibilities when it comes to framing and displaying your keepsakes. Here are four tips to get you started.

1. Collage Your Clutter

Most people have boxes full of uniformly-sized family photos that they simply don’t know what to do with. Why not breathe some life into the memories of your loved ones by purchasing a larger style of frame and making a creative collage? Much like scrapbooking, photo collages are only limited by your imagination. Use ribbon, rubber stamps, decorative tape, or even glitter to tie your artwork together.

2. Time for Inspiration

By far one of the most eye-catching ways to exhibit your favorite photos, trinkets, and works of art is with a wall-mounted image clock. This novel decor idea involves placing 12 framed images in a circle on one of the wall’s of your home and installing a battery-operated set of clock hands that will keep time around them. This great decorating concept works well in offices, studies, and craft rooms; you can use the clock as a way to keep track of the hour while being inspired by your favorite artworks, quotations, or other images.

3. Frames aren’t Just for Photos

Are you a bit of a hoarder? Chances are you have a collection of some sort. Whatever you collect, it’s probably gathering dust in a drawer or cabinet, making it hard to access and impossible to show off. Remember: picture framing isn’t just for artwork! Add some personality to your walls when you use frames as display cases for your collectibles.

4. Create a Feature Wall

If you have a number of photographs and prints that you would like to display, why not dedicate one wall in your living room or entranceway to showcasing them? This picture framing technique makes the whole wall your canvas–best of all, it doesn’t matter if the images vary in shape and size, nor that they are spaced unevenly. This approach to design looks great when positioned next to a staircase, as you can appreciate each picture individually as you ascend and descend the stairs. You can even save money by thrifting small, unusual frames.

These are just four ways to use picture framing in a unique way to brighten up your interior design–but there are many more! Start sorting through those old boxes of vacation photographs and magazine clippings, and put your creativity to work.

When looking for professional picture framing, Huntsville, AL residents visit Pic A Frame. Learn more about our services at http://www.picaframehsv.com/services/.Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Alfred_Ardis
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How to Design a New Home Layout

Designing Your New Home – Mistakes to Avoid

By Karina Popa

It’s quite exciting to engage with custom home builders to plan and design your new house. You should be able to tailor every aspect of your property to match your liking and lifestyle, though at times it may lead to a few unforeseen and unusual errors, resulting to unnecessary expenses and pains. Here are some hints to avoid those:

Planning space requirements

The most important aspect of any design of a house is its functionality. It’s a brilliant idea to include a walk-in closet in your bedroom, but it may occupy too much of space. Perhaps, that space could be better utilized by having a more expansive room or the bathroom adjacent to it. These are but a few subjects, needing serious thoughts on your part when considering designs with home builders.

Things become simpler if you are able to decide whether utility or expansiveness is more important for you. You need to look at factors like the size of your family, location of your house plus the climate of the area containing your house for deciding if a pool is more practical for you.

Positioning of rooms

It is vital to select the correct location of various rooms. Custom house builders can make great suggestions for the positioning of any room, but they may overlook some of the practical aspects of utilizing that room. For instance, a bedroom next to the main living area or with a wall common to the garage may not be a good idea, as the noise produced may disturb your sleep when you needed it the most.

Likewise, you should consider an optimum positioning for you laundry room. It need not be in a far off corner in the basement, causing the dragging of heavy laundry bags through different rooms at different levels. Wouldn’t it be a smart idea to position a kitchen close to the garage so that you don’t need to travel long carrying groceries with you? For doing some of your essential household tasks, you shouldn’t be required to travel through the entire house. While deciding the positioning of any room, visualize being in that area.

Avoid exceeding your budget

It is important not to exceed your budget. Even if you find the builder convincing you that the entire process will prove to be costlier, you shouldn’t give up or compromise with your designing objectives. A house that is well-planned certainly requires a lot of planning. Whenever you want to include any feature, you should check if the same is available at economical prices. For instance, when looking for lighting, you may find a number of online stores offering ten to thirty percent discount on buying all your requirements with easily available coupons. Couple of such savings can help saving substantial sum of money. If you stick to this habit, you may even be able to build your house for less than its budget.

Looking for a reliable and experienced company of Twickenham builders? Visit our website today to get more information about our services! Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Karina_Popa
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Bridal Shower Invitation Rose Quartz pink – customizable

Bridal Shower Invitation | Elegant Wedding Gown
Bridal Shower Invitation Rose Quartz Pink 

This Bridal Shower Invitation in a Rose Quartz Blush Pink features an elegant Bridal gown and Gold scroll writing. The text can be customized to suit your exact needs. This bridal invitation also comes with matching wedding invitations, thank you cards, postage stamps and more.
The Rose Quartz Bridal Collection is one of many quality wedding items featured on Zazzle, the World’s number one leader in print on demand goods. This design is one of their most popular and it has received glowing reviews.
A sampling of these reviews are shown here:
Product Quality: Excellent
Print Quality: Excellent
Recommended: Yes
Recommended for: Weddings
Shipped on time: Yes

About the product:

The invitation arrived very quickly and was better than I had expected. Although I ordered the basic card stock the quality was very nice. It was an exact replica of the picture online right down to the colors. Perfect, perfect, perfect!!

About the print:

color and printing just as they were shown online, perfect!!
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Product Quality: Excellent
Print Quality: Excellent
Recommended: Yes
Recommended for: Bridal Shower
Shipped on time: Yes

About the product:

This is the first time that I used Zazzle and it was so easy. The quality of the cards was great and they were delivered as promised. I’ll definitely use it again!

About the print:

All the colors and the printing were exactly as depicted on the website. I have received lots of compliments on how the invitation was so beautiful.
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Product Quality: Excellent
Print Quality: Excellent
Recommended: Yes
Recommended for: Weddings
Shipped on time: Yes

About the product:

This product was very well made and durable. I selected the matte look and they came out very well. Couldn’t have asked for a better product

About the print:

The design was beautiful and the colors popped on the background
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Product Quality: Excellent
Print Quality: Excellent
Recommended: Yes
Recommended for: bridal shower
Shipped on time: Yes

About the product:

The selection of invitations was fabulous. There were so many to choose from and I was able to select one that speaks clearly of the bride’s tastes.

About the print:

It turned out just as I had planned and hoped it would.
How to make Christmas magical for our children

How to make Christmas magical for our children

Vintage Christmas Retro Xmas Personalized Throw Pillow Christmas is a time of year when lying to our children is not only accepted it is positively encouraged. Believing in Father Christmas is compulsory and woe betide the school mom whose child delivers the news that he’s not real to the rest of the class.Shop Custom Wrapping Paper & More!
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It’s a delicate path we parents tread at this time of year. We have to protect our kids from every source that may reveal us for the bare-faced liars that we are.
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Yet we continue with the facade ..why? Because for the duration of the Christmas season, magical memories can be made that will last a lifetime, long after we learn that Santa isn’t real.
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These memories will be recalled with fondness, a smile, a warm glow and of course can be passed down through the generations as ‘traditions’ the family shares at Christmas time.
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I have a fairly simple Christmas tradition that I have adopted from my own childhood and that is the importance of the tree decorations. We don’t have color coordinated baubles in the latest seasons colors, instead we have ornaments that are unique and can used year upon year. These are added to with ornaments that have some meaning or significance.
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This year I ordered a ceramic ornament featuring both my children with a personalized greeting. The previous year we made ornaments from Polymer clay. One year I made some pegdoll ornaments! They are all resurrected for the coming Christmas. Each time looking a little more worn and in doing so becoming a tad more treasured.
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  • What magical memories of Christmas past do you recall?
  • Are you creating new magical Christmas memories for your own children?

Share your magical memories with us so that we too may feel their festive glow 🙂

My ideas for creating magical Christmas memories

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On the Eve
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santas sleigh bells
When your young children are in bed and you know they are still awake waiting to catch a glimpse of Santa; go out into the garden and tinkle some bells. Your children will hopefully be in awe believing these to be Santa’s Sleigh Bells ringing as he sails through the sky.
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,A new spin on an old idea
 
santa suit cosplayThe old idea: Leave a plate of refreshments out for Santa and his sleigh. Be sure to eat some of these yourself before the morning and leave some left-overs for the kids to find.
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The new spin is this:
After the children have gone to bed and are fast asleep, dress up as Santa and take a ‘selfie’ of yourself eating the cookies with your own home decor in the background.
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Show this to your child as ‘proof’ Santa was there! He had the nerve to take a selfie using YOUR camera (iPhone).
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You could also leave a thank you note from Santa for the cookies.
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Magic door Key
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santas magic door key gift ideas
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Some small children get very anxious if the house doesn’t have a chimney for Santa to squeeze down. The idea of a magic door key that fits every door is the solution!
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You could make this more magical by making a large ‘key’ out of cardboard and tinfoil. You can then tell your child only Santa himself can use this key to open your door.
You can even demonstrate that it doesn’t work for you. I guarantee it won’t 🙂 Then you can safely leave it outside on the porch, under the door mat etc. for Santa to use. In the morning the key will reappear inside the house!! Right where Santa left it after entering with it.
Fairy Dust
Children love fairy dust so have some handy to ensure happiness reigns in your household on Christmas day. Use it to sprinkle on the children lightly to restore their mood and energy. See if it works!! The power of belief, placebo and Christmas Spirit is very powerful. It just may work.
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Share your ideas for making Christmas magical here:

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE Comment By Zazzle Designer known as ‘FlipFlopGranny’

“On Christmas mornings past our 3 kids knew they had to wait for dad to get up and walk to the living room to light a fire and check to see if Santa had come. This always drug out endlessly! Now, in Christmas present I have our grown up kids and their young’ns drive to our house in the morning in their pajamas for more gift exchanges and brunch.

The menu stays the same: my mother’s Creamed Eggs on Toast; scrambled eggs; Mimosas; coffee; juice and milk. It’s a crazy, loud exciting morning and this grandma looks forward to it every year, but I’m always ready to claim my sanity once again when they leave”.

 

 

Vintage Paris Bathroom Set – rose pink customized decor

Paris Vintage French Soap Label Home Decor Suite

Paris Vintage French Soap Label Home Decor Suite This romantic vintage Paris themed bathroom set is perfect for a ladies en suite, bathroom. It is ultra feminine and features a vintage Parisian soap advertisement image. This collection was designed by Simon Lake and is exclusive to his store.

The design can be customized online when you order to include the lady’s name, family name, monogram etc.

To ensure your decor and other bathroom accessories match this set, featured below is a selection of compatible Pantone colors. If you’re designing your own bathroom set, shower curtains etc. this color match collection should prove helpful.

This color match set was created using the centre pink of the Parisian soap label as the influencing color.

 

rose pink vintage paris bathroom set personalized gift

Let’s have a Pizza Party for the Dolls! Killin’ it streetstyle

Let’s have a Pizza Party for the Dolls! Killin’ it streetstyle

Mmm Nom Nom – What’s with the Pizza obsession peeps – oh yeh I forgot we like to eatzzzzzz it! Check out the Dolls in their Pizza themed streetstyle clothing. Perfect for a Party I reckon!

pizza party clothing

  • T.U.K. Pizza Viva Low Creepers
  • Description:T.U.K. Pizza Viva Low Creepers at Dolls Kill, an online punk rock store for rock and roll dolls. Ready to ship internationally. Shop for T.U.K. boots, T.U.K. creepers, T.U.K. shoes, T.U.K. heels, and T.U.K. flats here.
  • Price: $59.50
  • You Wanna Pizza This Pasties
  • Description:You Wanna Pizza This Pasties at Dolls Kill, an online punk rock clothing store. We ship internationally. FAST FREE SHIPPING. Find your favorite brands like UNIF, Wildfox Couture, JOYRICH, Cheap Monday, BOY London and Minimale Animale.
  • Price: $11.00
  • Mama Celesta Pizza Wristlet
  • Description:Mama Celesta Pizza Wristlet at Dolls Kill, an online punk rock clothing store. We ship internationally. FAST FREE SHIPPING. Find your favorite brands like UNIF, Wildfox Couture, JOYRICH, Cheap Monday, BOY London and Minimale Animale.
  • Price: $49.00
  • Sourpuss Clothing Pizza Party Skater Dress
  • Description:Sourpuss Clothing Pizza Party Skater Dress at Dolls Kill an online punk boutique for rockabilly dolls. Ready to ship internationally shop Sourpuss tops, Sourpuss bottoms, Sourpuss dresses, Sourpuss sweaters, Sourpuss housewares, and accessories here.
  • Price: $49.00
  • Creep Street Pizza Slut Crop Top
  • Description:Free, fast shipping on Creep Street Pizza Slut Crop Top at Dolls Kill. We ship internationally. Shop favorite brands like UNIF, Wildfox Couture, JOYRICH, BOY London, and Minimale Animale at dollskill.com.
  • Price: $38.00
  • Slide For Pizza Halter Top
  • Description:Free, fast shipping on Slide For Pizza Halter Top at Dolls Kill. We ship internationally. Shop favorite brands like UNIF, Wildfox Couture, JOYRICH, BOY London, and Minimale Animale at dollskill.com.
  • Price: $21.00
  • Pizza Plus Donuts Tank Top
  • Description:Free, fast shipping on Pizza Plus Donuts Tank Top at Dolls Kill. We ship internationally. Shop favorite brands like UNIF, Wildfox Couture, JOYRICH, BOY London, and Minimale Animale at dollskill.com.
  • Price: $28.00
  • Eternal Pizza Party Tank Top
  • Description:Free, fast shipping on Eternal Pizza Party Tank Top at Dolls Kill. We ship internationally. Shop favorite brands like UNIF, Wildfox Couture, JOYRICH, BOY London, and Minimale Animale at dollskill.com.
  • Price: $21.00
  • Valfré Pizza Love Patch
  • Description:Free, fast shipping on Valfré Pizza Love Patch at Dolls Kill. We ship internationally. Shop favorite brands like UNIF, Wildfox Couture, JOYRICH, BOY London, and Minimale Animale at dollskill.com.
  • Price: $12.00
  • Wildfox Couture Simply Pizza Dinner Party Sweater
  • Description:Free, fast shipping on Wildfox Couture Simply Pizza Dinner Party Sweater at Dolls Kill. We ship internationally. Shop favorite brands like UNIF, Wildfox Couture, JOYRICH, BOY London, and Minimale Animale at dollskill.com.
  • Price: $132.00
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Corporate Streetstyle for a working girl – can it be done?

Corporate Streetstyle for a working girl – can it be done?

StreetStyle for work - can you?I think so! Here’s our ‘Corporate’ Streetstyle fashion look, proving you can be business-like and street at the sametime! No need to compromise your style for work.

 

Black Scale Sara Blouse

This sleeveless blouse from Black Scale Sara will look the part worn under a retro cardigan or long-sleeved jacket. Lose the sleeves for an after-work evening doo. So street!

Price: $38.00

Motel Ginnie Blouse

What’s not to love about this blousy number. Very streetstylin’ corporate

Price: $62.00

Cheap Monday Shape Skirt

Pair the blouse above with this skirt – pushing the corporate boundaries here, but I reckon you can just about get away with it!

Cheap Monday Shape Skirt at Dolls Kill.

Price: $70.00

 

MNML Lost In The World Jacket

This MNML Lost in the world jacket is tres chic and would not be out of place in any corporate setting.

Price: $90.00

Blank NYC Mixed Media Faux Leather Jacket

This mixed media Jacket by Blank NYC has a more tailored look and works well when traveling between appointments and venues.

Price: $135.00

How to plan a Destination Wedding

Greyerbaby / Pixabay
Greyerbaby / Pixabay

Steps to Planning a Successful Destination Wedding
By Bill Parise

Planning a destination wedding can easily become overwhelming and stressful if you have never planned such an event before, and you end up asking the age-old question, where do I begin?

The good news is you’re here, where I will take you step by step through the process of planning your wedding at destination, and help you ease your mind as our goal is to always take couples through a fun and stress-free journey.

Step #1: Discuss Your Destination, Budget, and Departure Date

We always recommend that you both sit down and discuss where you would like to see yourselves getting married. When you go on vacation, what do you like to do the most while at destination, and also ask the question, are you planning on inviting many guests to attend your ceremony?

If you’re looking to invite family members, wedding party, and friends, you want to make sure the destination you choose is accessible from all cities where your guests are coming from. If you select a destination where you don’t have direct flights, or it has several connections, this may deter some of your guests from joining you.

Discuss Destination:

Your destination selection should be a favorite vacation spot, or a dream location where you both agree will be the best option for the both of you, and for your guests if you’re planning on inviting them. We always recommend that you choose your top 3 destinations, and then casually discuss your selections with immediate family members, close friends, and especially with your wedding party if you have already selected and notified them that you’re having a destination ceremony.

This is an important step as the feedback is crucial to help you during the beginning stages of the planning process. You may receive some valuable tips, along with some positive and negative comments. Keep in mind though, you’re planning your special “once-in-a-lifetime” event, and even though the feedback should be helpful, it should not get to the point where it’s swaying you one way or the other. In the end, you both make the final decision where you want to have your wedding, and it should not be influenced by others that may have their own agenda.

Discuss Budget:

When we say discuss your budget, we not only mean your wedding budget, but also discuss what you believe will be your guests budget as well. Getting this magic number helps you during the process eliminate any destination that may end up being too expensive for you and your guests. As the end results will be that not many will attend your ceremony.

However, budget can be a sensitive issue, and should be discussed with compassion, because if you let it take over, you both may end up selecting a destination and venue that was not your first choice, but it ends up becoming the compromised option. Be careful as you will see that I mention several times throughout this article that when planning your wedding, you need to think about yourselves first, and focus on your needs and wants. The reality when planning a destination wedding, is that you’re not going to make everyone happy, and you’re unfortunately are not going to be able to accommodate all your guests needs and wants. It’s just not realistic!

Discuss Departure Date:

You may think this is the obvious and easiest part of the planning process, but it may end up being your nightmare if you end up selecting the wrong dates. Of course the dates must work for the both of you and your schedules, but also choosing the right date for your guests is beneficial if you’re wanting to make sure as many as possible can attend. Select the wrong date, and you may have guests quickly declining for several reasons, including vacation schedules or they just can’t travel during your chosen dates.

Other reasons may be your date might fall on a popular holiday season or annual event that is in high travel demand. This increases your price dramatically, and may fall outside of yours and many of your guests budget.

In the end, if you really don’t care who shows up for your wedding, then you can choose any date you like and works best for you.

Step #2: Seek Out a Specialist for Help

Now that you both have an idea where you would like to get married, and what your rough budget is, plus your departure dates, the next step is then to seek out a company and/or specialist that will help you with your planning, and this step may be one of your most important decisions to make.

We understand that your first reaction may be to contact your local travel agency, and even though I agree they may have all the resources to assist you further, these agencies and travel agents may not have the experience to handle all your wedding details! Of course they will tell you they can handle it in the beginning, but as time goes by and many of the important wedding details need to be addressed, this may be end up being out of many travel agents experience and comfort levels. In the end, they unfortunately pass most of the important and daunting tasks on to the couple to take care of them, and this may be something you wanted to avoid doing in the first place.

Search for a Destination Wedding Specialist – You Won’t Regret it!

Getting in-depth on the major differences it would be when choosing a destination wedding specialist is for another discussion, but I will highlight some of the importance of going this route:

    1. Destination Wedding specialists are travel agents that have taken it to the next level. We dedicate our time, resources, experiences, skills, and knowledge to couples looking to have a wedding at destination. This is what we focus on, as we are fully aware of the importance of your special event, and we want to ensure that you’re taken care of from beginning to the moment you are married.

 

  1. Specialists take the time to continue their designations, education, and training. Our goal is to see that all couples are kept up to date to the changes in the industry, including legal ceremony requirements, and so much more…

Finding a destination wedding specialist will put all your needs and interests first, and will make sure that all details are not overlooked. Unfortunately, many travel agencies and agents out there today start out with true intentions to help and treat you as a priority, but the reality is, they always get caught up with other office tasks that eventually take their attention away. What eventually happens is that all the details that were supposed to be handled by this agent is now being neglected, and in most cases not on purpose.

In conclusion, the moment you have all the information in order above, a travel specialist will be able to help every step of the way in finding the perfect location and venue for your wedding ceremony. Then once all the details are in place will continue to provide you valuable tips and steps to move forward in making all the necessary reservations, and assure that they will stay on top of your wedding group.

Bill Parise (ACC) has been involved in the travel industry offering trip and vacation advice since 2000. Bill and his wife Maria currently run their own home-based travel business and have been doing so since 2007.

As a Destination Wedding and Group Vacation Specialist, Bill has helped plan and arrange a number of wedding ceremonies over the years for couples to several exciting destinations such as Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe as well.

Not only has Bill and his wife Maria been assisting couples plan their dream ceremonies at exotic locations, but they also planned their very own destination wedding ceremony that took place in Varadero, Cuba back in 2004. So Bill truly believes that it’s extremely important in being well rounded in this ever growing market.

For more information and details on how you can plan your next destination ceremony, Bill encourages you to visit their website’s Destination Wedding Services page, where you can easily view all the exciting options available. You can also follow them on their DW Facebook page where he lists the latest news, tips, and exclusive specials to valued followers.

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  • Destination Wedding RSVP postcards
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Destination Wedding RSVP postcards is designed on the postcard and would interest those who like boarding confirmation, itinerary rsvp, palms rsvp, sea rsvp, destination wedding rsvp, boarding pass wedding rsvp, and lights rsvp stuff.
  • Price: $1.10
  • turquoise destination wedding tickets 4x9.25 Paper Invitation Card
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  • Beach Chairs Destination Wedding Save the Date Postcard
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  • Beach Chairs Destination Wedding Invitation
  • Merchant:Zazzle
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  • Price: $2.06
  • Palm Trees Beach Destination Wedding Postage Stamp
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  • Starfish Postage Stamp
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Starfish Postage Stamp is designed on the postage and would interest those who like starfish, destination, wedding, beach, seashells, shells, and any event stuff.
  • Price: $23.30
  • US Passport Invite
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable US Passport Invite is designed on the invitation and would interest those who like passport, destination, and wedding stuff.
  • Price: $2.17
  • Watercolor Inspired Ombre Wedding - Teal 5x7 Paper Invitation Card
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Watercolor Inspired Ombre Wedding - Teal 5x7 Paper Invitation Card is designed on the invitation and would interest those who like ombre, watercolor, wedding, modern wedding, beach wedding, beach, and tropical stuff.
  • Price: $2.26
  • Airline Boarding Pass Ticket Wedding Invitation
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Airline Boarding Pass Ticket Wedding Invitation is designed on the invitation and would interest those who like vintage, boarding pass, destination wedding, travel, airline, airplane, and ticket stuff.
  • Price: $2.57
  • Watercolor Ombre Stripes Save the Date Postcard
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Watercolor Ombre Stripes Save the Date Postcard is designed on the postcard and would interest those who like beach, nautical, blue, watercolor, beach wedding, nautical wedding, and destination wedding stuff.
  • Price: $1.10
  • beach sunset wedding RSVP card
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable beach sunset wedding RSVP card is designed on the invitation and would interest those who like beach wedding rsvp, sunset rsvp, seaside rsvp, destination wedding rsvp, sea rsvp, ocean, and nautical stuff.
  • Price: $1.86
  • Rehearsal Dinner Invitations Neutral Starfish
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Rehearsal Dinner Invitations Neutral Starfish is designed on the invitation and would interest those who like beach, rehearsal, dinner, starfish, destination, wedding, and theme stuff.
  • Price: $2.21
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Top Ten Tips – How to earn money making referrals – affiliate marketing

Pretty much everything you can buy today on the Internet has a referral program. This post isn’t a ‘what is affiliate marketing’ post, it assumes you know that already. You’re here because you want a quick break-down of what it takes to earn money-making referrals. So here it is – be warned, I ain’t gonna sugar coat it.

1. HARD WORK – LOTS OF IT
This IS NOT what you want to hear, I know that. You see others doing affiliate marketing and figure it looks easy. It’s not. If you do not have a crap load of time on your hands affiliate marketing is NOT for you. There may be a time in the distant future when you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor via a nice passive affiliate income, but that will not happen overnight and it won’t happen without WORK.

2. There is NO QUICK ROUTE 

Do your reading – you do need to do more than read this post because you need to learn how to do all those things that you need to do to earn money-making referrals. You want to do it right, if not you’ll waste a lot of time and you won’t earn any money doing it.

3. You need to have a blog or website that has a clear function – it needs a domain name that represents you or the niche you have chosen. This requires a small financial investment.

4. You need quality content – can you write? Writing for the web requires a different kind of skill to writing off the web. Blog content tends to be more informal. Also consider that people reading your content may come from all over the world. Keep the language fairly simple for those for whom your language isn’t their first language.

5. You need products to refer – your products need to match the function and purpose of your site. You will find most sites have an affiliate program that you need to apply to join. The merchant will want to know how you intend to promote their products. They will want to see your website or blog and they will want to know it is a quality site that abides by the rules and laws governing sponsored content. Not all affiliate programs work this way – the better quality ones generally do.

6. You need to understand SEO marketing

You need to know how content (text and images) is ‘read’ by search engines as knowing how will help you write content that appeals to human readers and helps search engines direct them to you.

The way search engines find and rank content tends to change each year. This is because search engines want to ensure they are always directing searchers to the BEST possible sites that answer their search query. There are many sites that find ways to manipulate the search results – this never works well in the end. Don’t do it! Learn what type of content is regarded as quality by search engines. Try to keep on top of any changes.

Be wary of people trying to sell you SEO services. If you don’t know what they are doing, they can do your site more harm than good. You need to know what good SEO involves.

7. You need to choose who to promote VERY carefully

The long game is to become a reliable source of information. If you promote shoddy products and services, that isn’t going to happen. Research the merchant you believe is a good fit your site. Don’t get over excited and apply for many merchant programs and start promoting them all at once. You may want to ‘test’ the services they offer by being a one-time customer.

8. Be sincere

Don’t chase the programs offering the largest incentives. If your royalty is the bulk of the retail price then the customer clearly isn’t getting value or money. Not by MY reckoning! Royalty rates can vary from 5% up to 60% or greater. eBooks tend to have those higher royalty rates. Does anyone still buy eBooks? I guess so. If you’re going this route, make sure it’s a good read. I’ve seen some real clangers.

Meanwhile don’t promote anything you wouldn’t buy yourself or buy for a family member or friend. So always ask yourself that question when considering what to promote. BELIEVE in what you’re selling! It makes selling it so much easier and of course is sincere.

9. Don’t copy

Don’t copy other affiliates. Doing what they do isn’t going to guarantee you success. You have no idea what goes on behind the scenes. It also dilutes any chance you have of being successful – remember, they did it first! Searchengines will know that. Do not be tempted to plagiarise or steal images – bad bad form, it’ll get you booted.

10. Write about what you know – this makes the hard work, long hours a more pleasant experience and of course you can write with some authority. If you’re aiming to build a following, authority on the subject matter helps – a lot!!

If this hasn’t put you off, good luck and have fun 🙂

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