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How to plan wedding alcohol

One of the difficult things in planning a wedding is the amount of alcohol you will need to purchase. This really only comes into consideration if you’re using a venue where alcohol is not included in the catering requirements.

The amount of alcohol that you will need will greatly vary depending on the guests that you invite. Some demographics as well as some cultures may drink more than others. Some may even drink more of a different type of alcoholic beverage than others. Only you can ultimately determine roughly what type of alcohol your demographic will consume and in what quantity.

Another determining factor is when you will be having your reception. A early reception usually means less alcohol consumed than a late reception.

If you need a guide on how much to purchase then on the formula that one person will drink one drink per hour on average.

You can get great deals online from stores like Dan Murphy’s. You can get a Dan Murphys promotional voucher which will give you free shipping frequently.

Are you wearing glasses to your wedding?

Looking your best at your wedding is the number one priority and although contacts is a popular option to go if you need corrective vision, it may not be feasible for some.

It is therefore important to understand what sort of glasses you can wear that will best suit your face and face  shape.

When buying glasses, there are a few rules to follow to ensure you get the right ones.

The first is that you should buy frames which match your eye colour. If you have brown eyes then buy brown frames. This will help emphasise the colour of your eyes.

The second rule is that the frame shape should contrast your face shape. This means that if you have a round face, then you should use glasses which are thin and longer. This helps your face look less round and evens it out.

If your face is oval then find glasses which are wide enough to be as wide as the broadest part of your face.

These rules will also help you buy glasses cheaper online from stores like clearly contacts who often have a clearly contacts coupon which makes glasses really cheap!


Billabong swallows it’s online competitor

The world is going through a wave of bad economic conditions throughout Europe and the US could be facing it’s 3rd dip into recession.

These tough conditions have made it difficult for retailers who rely on consumer confidence to perform well.

One of the worlds biggest surfwear retailers, Billabong, is definitely feeling the pain of such economic conditions. Having such a large retail footprint means that Billabong are strongly feeling the effects. In their home country of Australia, Billabong have been overwhelmed by the competition coming from a new web startup surfwear company called SurfStitch. Surfstitch have had a huge amount of success so far and are processing over 4000 orders a day.

In 3 months the company has grown over 100 per cent and have not felt the harsh conditions of the retail environment. The company is hoping to turn over $30 million this year and have pushed towards a target of 100 million in the next couple of years. The company has achieved it’s strong sales due to smart online market and offering consumers a SurfStitch promo code with their purchases.

How online stores lure customers

The online retail market in Australia is really starting to boom with many stores doing huge business in Australia at the detriment of their bricks and mortar stores.

There are a number of reasons why online stores are doing so well and so much better than how they were doing in previous years.

The first and most common reason is price. Price has always been a factor when purchasing from online stores. Online stores don’t have a lot of expenses which bricks and mortar stores have. The biggest costs for bricks and mortar stores is rent and wages and this is a huge cost that online stores don’t have as much of which means that they are able to lower the cost of goods to consumers.

The second reason is that online stores are able to offer coupons to consumers to help attract customers. There is often a Vision direct coupon from Vision Direct which gives you up to 6% off your order.


How to pick wedding shoes

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life so it is important to make sure that you have all the right clothing for the day so you look the best you can. Wedding shoes are usually hidden under a big wedding dress however they do sometimes make an appearance and may be more visible with some dresses. It is therefore important that you get the right shoes to match your wedding dress.

When you are purchasing your wedding shoes, you may find that you are wearing shoes for the whole day. This means that when you put on your evening dress, your shoes may be more visible. Therefore it is important that your shoes match both your wedding gown and your evening dress.

If you are buying white shoes to match your white dress. Double check that the whites are the same as there are many different tones of white and a difference can really stand out.

One of the best places to purchase shoes online is StyleTread. Styletread have a huge range of options and there will often be a Styletread coupon around to help reduce the price of your purchase.

Lenovo introduces the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock

Lenovo has released the ThinkPad USB 3.0 video dock which gives you the ability to connect two additional displays over a USB port. The device also contacts an ethernet connect, five USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm audio input.

The little box is in the traditional matte black ThinkPad design and does look aesthetically pleasing on the desk.

The dimensions of the box are 1.5 x 3.6 x 5.3 inches  and weights 1.7 pounds. The device is probably as wide as a mouse and fit’s nicely on the side of your desk.

On the back of the unit there is a Ethernet port which is 1 Gigabit. There is also 3 USB ports, 2 DVI ports and a upstream USB port to connect your PC. Included in the package is a DVI to VGA adapater should your monitor not be DVI compatible.

Overall the device is a great way to give yourself the ability to connect more than one monitor. Lenovo are selling this for $218 and you can get it even cheaper if you use a Lenovo eCoupon for your order.