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It is always a hot debate when you talk about children at a wedding. Should you invite them? Will you offend people if you don’t? So should you have a child-free zone? There are lots of reasons you should and shouldn’t have kids at your big day, but it’s really down to you and how you want your big day to be. Here are the pros and cons of having children at a wedding…..
Pros – They’ll look seriously cute in their little outfits and can always be relied upon to be first on the dance floor making it less embarrassing for other guests to get up for a little boogie. They are also a great conversation starter among guests who don’t know one another as they will always be doing something mad or cute that you can talk about. Plus, you may feel like your wedding day wouldn’t be as special without a certain little cherub being part of the day.Continue reading
I’ve been speaking to a few of my wedding industry friends and it amazes me how many of them have so much of their time wasted by couples not turning up for wedding appointments for lots of different reasons. For all wedding companies, and especially smaller suppliers, time is money. Missed appointments, turning up late and over running appointments can have a huge knock on effect to the suppliers and their other customers. I know that everyone has busy lives these days, but showing people some common courtesy doesn’t cost anything. And I’m sure if the shoe was on the other foot, you would get frustrated by people treating you in this way.
When you have wedding appointments booked, please follow these simple guidelines and support your wedding industry suppliers.Continue reading
So you have a date in mind for your wedding and you’ve already ruled out the family dog acting as a ring-bearer — fantastic! Planning your perfect wedding can be a very daunting task though, particularly if it is an event you have dreamed about your entire life. Whether you have a clear vision in mind or you’re bereft of ideas, following these key wedding planning tips will make your life considerably more enjoyable when feeling the pressures of organising your perfect day.
Make your guests comfortable
A huge quandary when planning your wedding is how to keep the numbers down while still inviting everyone who really should be there. While the temptation is to try and cram as many people into your reception hall as possible, you must consider that your guests have to sit in the room for a number of hours, and that nobody will have a good time if they keep clashing chairs or bumping into waiting staff. Allow around 30 square feet per guest at your reception venue, as with the space already taken up by tables, decorations, and the dancefloor, this should be just enough for a successful wedding without any claustrophobia. This should give you a rough guide of how many guests you can afford to have at any given venue.Continue reading
Couples can find it quite stressful to accommodate wedding guests special dietary requirements. There are more and more people with allergies, food intolerances and digestive problems. As someone with all of these problems, I know how hard it can be when you are invited to a catered event and I hate having to fill in the list of my special dietary requirements….I always feel like I’m putting the organiser out. So it’s not only the people doing the inviting that feel uncomfortable when discussing these things!
The good news is that chefs are used to dealing with these requests and they can make sure that everyone is catered for without any stress. I’m getting much more confident when eating out and now ask what certain dishes contain; it is amazing how helpful waiting staff and chefs are. It’s much better than the time I went to an awards ceremony a few years ago and was too embarrassed to tell them of my allergies, I only ate one bread bun all evening because I couldn’t eat any of the 3 course meal that I had paid a small fortune for!Continue reading
As soon as you get engaged you tend to want to go wedding dress shopping or start looking for a wedding venue, or at least they were the first two things I couldn’t wait to get started on. I always say to find your wedding venue before you look for your dress as it can have a huge affect on what you choose; if you have a large, grand venue you’ll be more likely to get a dress with a grand impact. But before you start looking for a wedding venue, there are a few things you need to have decided on.