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There are strict rules nowadays
about the times to be in and out of
ceremony and reception locations;
and sometimes there may even be
monetary penalties. Therefore, it s
more crucial than ever to be punc-
tual and have things flow smoothly
on the wedding day.
However, that's easier said than
done, since weddings involve many
different activities that can occur
simultaneously or precisely in
Human behaviour, children's lack
of co-operation, the weather, or
sometimes just plain bad luck can
sometimes make timing your activ-
ities difficult. One way in which you
can anticipate challenges is by hiring
a wedding planner whose experience
can help you spot problem areas even
before they arise.
Generally, there are four main
instances where couples underesti-
mate their time:
Not asking wedding vendors to
approximate their times
Find out approximate times that
vendors would take for their services;
for example, the length of time your
hair stylist would take will affect the
timing of your make-up artist (since
it is often wiser to do hair before
make-up). Also, the arrival time of
your decorator will affect the arrival
time of your cake (the cake table
should be decorated before the cake
arrives). The lighting and special effects
professional will execute after the dec-
orator has done his/her job.
Many brides and grooms under-
estimate the length of time it takes
to dress. There are many time-con-
suming elements, for example---
undergarments to put on first, lacing
up, sashes to tie, tiny buttons to fasten,
jewelry to hook and even the garter
to remember! A good idea is to let
someone help you dress or hire a pro-
fessional who specialises in this area.
Being in a hurry to dress can also
affect other things, for example,
unwanted make-up and lipstick stains
on your clothing or even snags on
A reasonable amount of time to
allot for the photographer's session
after the ceremony and before the
reception would be a minimum of an
hour-and-a-half. Larger bridal parties
can take a longer time. To ensure that
this segment goes smoothly, brief your
photographer beforehand with a list
of required photos and also acquaint
your photographer with family mem-
bers. It's always a good idea to have
someone in charge of getting the var-
ious groupings together (eg family
members/bridesmaids) to ensure a
smoother production flow.
Couples should find out from their
driver/limousine company how long
the commute would be from home
to the ceremony and from ceremony
to reception. It is also a much better
idea for brides and grooms to get
dressed as a group, in a location adja-
cent to where their ceremony will take
Wedding time management
She said there were days when
money was scarce and she would
keep them away from school
because she did not want to beg.
Cobe, Selena and Eve attend the
Carapichaima RC Primary
Asked what she and Joy did all
day since they were jobless, Foster
said, "We cook, clean and wash.
It come like a normal thing. Right
now I am cutting down the grass
because I have no money to give
anybody to do it. With all this
dengue and thing and children
getting sick, I have to keep the
Joy said she had no job because
her son was ten months and she
was skeptical about sending him
to a daycare "because all kinds
of things" happen there.
The baby's father, she said,
provides for her children. Joy
dropped out of Malick Secondary
School while in Form Two.
The family has no running
water nor electricity supply.
In the makeshift house, they
sleep in a cramped room on dingy
mattresses at nights. No one had
any clue what was announced in
the 2017 national budget.
Foster said, "You see how peo-
ple losing dey chirren...I doh
want to lose mine."
When they lived in the
Beetham, the mother and daugh-
ter used to sell items on the road-
side to make a dollar. Foster used
to sell clothes.
They are pleading for assis-
tance from good citizens to build
a better house.
"That's what we want really.
We will build it but if we get
materials," Foster said.
Her greatest wish is for Cobe,
Selena and Eve to "get an edu-
cation because without it they
are nothing. I want them to be
better off. If they get an educa-
tion they will be better off and
better than me."
Another reason she said she
remains unemployed is that Cobe
needs to be under a watchful eye.
She said she would organise him
for school in the morning but
hours later neighbours would call
out to her saying he was playing
around the corner.
a car and send him off. This test
(SEA) he is sitting over so he has
to go to school regular. If he does
not pass it again then I will have
to get him in a trade," Foster
Family pleading for assistance
From Page B1
To assist Foster and her family,
Members of the Foster family outside their makeshift home in Freeport. PHOTO: KALIFA KLYNE
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