Wedding Venue Regulations

Wedding venues in Salt Lake City will not have uniform rules and regulations. This is especially true as it relates to the use of candles, outside decorations, decorations provided by the wedding venue and how the venue handles entertainment.

The use of candles in the different wedding venues in Salt Lake City will vary from location to location. Some venues welcome the use of candles to create a warm ambiance and others do not. When a venue does allow the use of candles it will typically require certain restrictions. For example, one venue requires that all candles must be in a container and that all burning flames must be below the rim of its container. Some couples desire the use of “unity candles” during their ceremonies. Unity candles are typically permitted and without containing it in glass during the actual ceremony. However, any damage caused by flames or melted wax will usually be billed to the Responsible Party.

Similarly, wedding venues in Salt Lake City often allow but regulate the use of decorations brought in by the wedding party. If an event party brings in any outside decorations they usually must be pre-approved by the wedding venue’s management. Usually the venue’s rules hold the event party responsible for any damage made to the facility or surrounding property. Moreover, the venue will typically require that all decorations are removed on the evening of the event by the expiration of the rental time.

Some wedding venues will provide minimal and neutral holiday and / or seasonal decorating. If an event party has concerns about these types of decorations it is usually a good idea to discuss these concerns with the venue manager.

Wedding venues typically provide audio equipment including a microphone for announcements and toasts. Most venues do not provide entertainment and will require the event party hire an outside DJ or band if desired.

Studying for the ASVAB Exam

In order to achieve the best score possible on the ASVAB exam any serious candidate must take an ASVAB practice test. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or “ASVAB” exam is an exam that must be taken before joining any branch of the United States military (i.e., Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines). The ASVAB examination is a timed test developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. It is administered in more than 14,000 Military Entrance Processing Stations or “MEPS” as well as other educational institutions all across the nation.

The ASVAB test is primarily designed to test a candidate’s knowledge in four specific areas. These areas are Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge. A candidate’s scores in these areas are what make up the Armed Forces Qualifying Test score or “AFQT”. It is the AFQT score that will be used to determine whether a candidate possesses the proper qualifications to enlist in one of the branches of the Untied States military.

In addition to the four specific areas described above, there are other areas tested on the ASVAB as well. A candidate’s scores in these other areas will then be used to determine the degree of qualification in a number of specific military specialties. In essence, the higher a candidate scores on the ASVAB the better his or her chances are to attain the specialty or job of his or her choosing.

This is why it is vitally important to properly prepare for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. One of the best ways to prepare for the ASVAB exam is to take an ASVAB practice test. Not only will the ASVAB practice exam inform a candidate about the format and content of the actual exam, but by taking the ASVAB practice test the candidate will also discover the areas in which he or she requires improvement. Armed with this knowledge the candidate will then be able to better prepare for the exam.

Wedding Train of Thought

There are many options for wedding venues in Salt Lake City. When I think of wedding venues I am reminded of the wedding of my cousin and his now wife I attended last summer in St. Augustine, Florida. The venue was a banquet hall next to a marina. The couple was married by another cousin of mine who received a license to perform the marriage. The legal grant of authority was limited to that particular ceremony on that particular date. The ceremony took place outside on a patio by the water in the early evening just before sunset. Halfway through the ceremony a weather front swept through and my cousin performing the wedding suggested moving the festivities inside. Once everyone reassembled inside the storm arrived and a heavy, driving rain fell from the sky. We could see all this through the floor to ceiling glass windows behind the couple.

After the ceremony, dinner was served buffet style in the adjoining room. The wedding was a family reunion of sorts. My cousin’s father (my uncle) seemed cold and distant to me. I am not sure what I had done to offend him but it seems as if I had done something. I found the situation kind of annoying. I was never particularly close to this uncle so I did not care if he was angry with me on that level. But I have this character trait where it triggers me if I know another person is angry with me. I suppose that was passed down to me from my parents. I avoided him for the rest of the night. At one point we were sitting at the same table and he was recounting his recent trip to Turkey. Under normal circumstances I would have been interested as I have always wanted to visit Istanbul being a Roman History buff. But I got up and walked away.

Anyway, this is what I think about when trying to come up with an article on wedding venues in Salt Lake City.

5 Magic Ways To Make Winter Fun

For some, winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year.  For others, it’s a dreaded time, filled with the family stuck indoors for too long, arguing ensuing and all around misery happening.  It certainly doesn’t have to be that way.  Whether you love the cold or hate it, here are 5 magic ways to make winter fun.

  1. Try to take advantage of the cold.  Even if you may not like the cold, often times having fun in the cold will take your mind off of the cold itself.  Taking the time to try sledding, skiing, ice skating or even building a snow fort can make the winter not only bearable but also very enjoyable.  This is especially true for children as they almost always love to have fun in the snow or on the ice.  Whether they’re getting to see the lake frozen over, or playing out an Avengers battle with their own forts and snowballs, kids need to be allowed to enjoy winter outdoors when possible.
  2. Don’t want to battle the cold?  Stay in for a family movie night.  Take the time to go out and get the candy, popcorn, and soda and rent a movie that you haven’t seen or just want to enjoy again.  Cuddle up in the living room with the family and enjoy a night in.  There’s nothing like the fresh smell of popcorn to help you enjoy the movie and make the cold weather outside into an adventure.
  3. Are you more of a baker?  How about having a little bake-a-thon with the kids.  Allow them to take part in mixing batter, rolling it out, and cutting out the cookies.  Really turn it into a great night of philanthropy by making cookies for others.  Pick out some great shapes, cookie flavors, or decorations and go to town making cookies both to have at your house and to take and give to someone else.  Make even better by doing it outside of the holiday when others are normally getting cookies.
  4. Kick back for an “old fashioned night” and just have a reading night.  Have everyone grab their favorite books and you can either take turns reading out of your book to everyone, so that all those gathered can benefit from what each other is reading, or center it on one book or story that you either read aloud or you pass around to be read.  Go a step further and give each person a role from the book that they can transform into and act out the story as it’s read.
  5. Do you still have too much energy running through the veins (especially with kiddos?).  Through on the music and have a dance party.  If it’s to chilly to burn of the energy outside, let the music play and everyone just let themselves go to enjoy the craziness that can be had by just letting your hair down.  Don’t worry about being professionals, just enjoy getting a little crazy together.  Take a step further by planning a routine together – whether it be silly or serious.  Take the time and come up with the routine, practice it, and then perform it.

With the 5 magical steps above, the winter blues can be evaded and held off. There’s no need to be afraid of winter with such fun ways to make it more enjoyable for everyone.  Looking for more activities?  Try https://www.pinterest.com/binspiredmama/winterfun-for-kids/.