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Wedding Proposal Tips

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Wedding Proposal Tips

According to some sources, 6 million people will get engaged on Valentine’s Day. That’s a lot of lives that will be changed in the span of just a few minutes. We shared some tips from Martha Stewart of do’s and don’ts when it comes to proposing to that special someone:

 

  • Make it Meaningful. Think of places you went with your significant other, songs you shared, a special restaurant or meal. Be sentimental.
  • Public or Private? You need to gauge whether or not your intended will accept your proposal to decide whether or not a public proposal is right for you. Of course your intended loves spending time alone with you, so that’s always a safe bet.
  • Is it Legal? Before going all out with getting flocks of doves carrying handmade paper hearts that will flutter around your intended in the middle of Times Square, make sure you have permissions and permits (if needed) at the location you choose.
  • Know Where They are Coming From. If you’re planning on a Tuesday to surprise your intended – check their schedule and see how their day is going. Their mood may depending on how their day is going/has gone. Proposing to someone after they’ve had a bad or tiring day isn’t the most romantic.
  • Freestyle it. Don’t prepare a script or speech beforehand. Take some ideas of what you want to say and just let the words flow. Sometimes the most romantic things said are in only a few words…

 

Of course you need to schedule that engagement ring on your homeowners/renters/condo/mobile home policy! Be sure to check out all the tips on preparing a great wedding proposal from Martha Stewart!

 

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At M. Vander Plow Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at 616-396-1497 or send us a note at marsiljeins@gmail.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!

 

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Winter Weather Advisory, Watch, & Warning

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(photo courtesy of Stockvault.net)

 

Winter Weather Advisory, Watch, & Warning

 

Most of the country survived “Polar Vortex 2019” last week that brought below zero temperatures to areas of the country that rarely see such temperatures. Besides the state of emergency declared in several states, the National Weather Service has issued various warnings in regards to weather conditions. Today we spoke about the differences between an advisory, a watch, & a warning. You can get more information from the National Weather Services website about other weather-related warnings as well!

 

Winter Weather Advisory

– Issued for any amount of freezing rain, or when 2 – 4 inches of snow (alone or in addition to sleet/freezing rain) is expected to cause a significant inconvenience but not serious enough for a warning.

– Each state county has additional criteria that may require a Winter Weather Advisory, usually if it is going to impact rush hour traffic.

 

Winter Storm Watch

  • Issued when a potential for significant/hazardous winter weather within 48 hours. This indicates a “possibility” for hazardous conditions, not that there is a certainty.
  • 5 inches or more of snow/sleet within 12 hours or 7 inches or more of snow/sleet within 24 hours
  • Life-threatening conditions with wind/snow/sleet or enough ice to cause damage to trees/power lines
  • Each state county has additional criteria that may require a Winter Storm Watch, usually if it is going to seriously impact rush hour traffic.

 

Winter Storm Warning

  • Issued when a significant combination of hazardous weather is occurring/imminent
  • Same criteria as a Winter Weather Watch
  • Each state county has additional criteria that may require a Winter Storm Warning, usually if it is going to impact rush hour traffic.

 

We encourage you to check out the National Weather Service’s definitions page for more information on the various weather advisories/warnings/watches criteria!

 

Contact Us!

At M. Vander Plow Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at 616-396-1497 or send us a note at marsiljeins@gmail.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!

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