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Month: March 2018

3 Mistakes Wedding Guests Make

Some wedding guests are straight from hell, in every sense of the word. Don’t be surprised that most of the people attending your wedding don’t know how to behave in decorum. Here is a rundown of the most common blunders to watch out from guests as your big day approaches and what you can do about it.

Failure to RSVP

Yes, while this is a no-brainer, it is the biggest wedding mistake guests commit. Irrespective of how persuasive your cards are, some guests won’t reply. Most take it for granted that you already know that they’ll be in attendance. Others simply ignore the RSVP section and hope to reply when they’re already at the wedding.  Many don’t realize how important it is to get a headcount before the event. And others are just ignorant, inconsiderate or forgetful.

If your invitees don’t RSVP, call them up. Let them know that they need to confirm their attendance to help you make accurate plans on things such as food, sitting arrangement and more.

Going AWOL

No responsible invitee should do this. Yet wedding guests will RSVP “Yes” and end up not showing up at your wedding. You see, when a guest says that he/she will attend your wedding, it means that you will have to incur costs to host him/her whether he/she comes or not. Also, it will create an awkward gap in the sitting arrangement. At the very least, an invitee who won’t make it should call you in advance and apologize profusely. That way, you will have some explanation to those in attendance as to why the expected guest is missing.

On your part, you should inform your wedding coordinator about no-shows ASAP to reduce wastage and unnecessary costs.

Drinking One Too Many

Weddings should be all about fun and merry-making, right? Well, to some guests take it is an open invitation to drink free booze all night long. Sure, you want your guests to enjoy themselves but some take it too far.

One the best ways to prevent your guests from over drinking is to hire a wedding singer cum emcee. He/she will call out anyone who seems to be a little bit drunk and that way your coordinator can find a cab for them. The only thing you need to do is to find a reputable and experienced singer who will keep the crowd entertained while ensuring that everyone behaves accordingly. Be sure to go to website of the singer to sample testimonials before hiring him/her.

The Bottom Line

The last thing that you want at your wedding is a guest who’s trying to be the star of the show. The spotlight ought to be shining on you and the bride. Get rid of such guests before they turn your wedding into a disaster. If possible, your coordinator should tell those in attendance not to broadcast your wedding on social media in a polite tone. Also, you should ensure that everyone in your wedding entourage keeps time, including the singer!

Best Features of a Cordless Drill

A power drill is probably the most used power tool around the home. When you are looking to buy a new drill, it is important that you buy a decent quality drill that has all the features that you want. The quality of the drill can make a dramatic difference to the result of your project or job. I would always recommend checking out reviews on any of the tools that you are considering buying. You should use a specialist site like Drills and Drivers for their reviews and recommendations of all cordless power tools. Even if you are just looking for a drill to do some DIY around the house, you need to make sure it will do exactly what you want it to do.

Power

The power rating of a cordless drill can vary from 7.2 volts to 24 volts. A drill with a higher voltage will be more powerful and will, therefore, be able to drill quicker or easier. A more powerful drill is easier for you, as you will get through the job quicker. However, a more powerful drill is also a heavier drill. Between 12 and 18 volts is normally the happy medium for an average DIY drill user who is going to carry out a variety of tasks.

Battery

One of the main downfalls of a cordless drill can be the battery. It is important that you look after the battery as this can affect the longevity of the actual drill. It is a good idea, when you buy your new drill, to buy at least 1 spare battery so you have 2 that you can alternate.

Also, check out the charger. If you can, buy one of the fast chargers. These can charge a battery in as little as 60 minutes. Some chargers also prevent the battery from overcharging which is a worthwhile investment.

There are 3 types of battery. NiCad (Nickel Cadmium), which are the cheapest but also have the poorest charge holding and can end up not holding any charge at all. These are also the heaviest. NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) which are middle of the road batteries. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) which hold a high charge and are the lightest. These are also the most expensive so consider how much use your drill, and batteries, will get.

Another feature you may want to consider on the drill is a battery charge indicator. This tells you how much charge there is left in the battery.

Light

Many drills now come with an LED work light. Although a lot of drills just have one LED light, there are some models that have 3 LEDs. These clearly light up the area making it much easier for you to work. Your drill should have one LED as a minimum.

Variable Speed

Having variable speed gives you more flexibility when using your drill. If you can vary the speed you can handle drilling through a variety of materials easily and safely.

You should also consider buying a cordless drill that has gears. They are normally available with 2 or 3 gears. This is useful and gives further flexibility especially when using the drill as a screwdriver.

You can also buy a cordless drill with a hammer action. This makes it far easier to drill through tough material.

 

Chuck

Drills are either keyless chuck or have a keyed chuck. It used to be difficult to buy a keyless chuck and so you always had the problem of losing the key. Drills with a keyless chuck are now far more common and these are probably the better option as they are easier to use than the keyed variety.

You will find that there are a lot of cordless drills available for you to buy. They all have distinctive features so make sure that you know exactly what you are looking for before you buy your new drill. Make sure it has the features that you need, not the ones that you will never use. Think about how you are going to use your drill. Will you just use it occasionally or will it be used frequently for heavy work?Are you only going to drill, or do you want to use it as a cordless screwdriver? Ensure you know what you want before you go out and buy.