Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Monday, 2 March 2015
Giving your bride-to-be a send-off to remember is a vital part of the maid of honour’s list of duties. In fact many brides see the organisation of their hen party as a main priority for bridesmaids, as she will no doubt have enough to worry about when planning a special day for her, her groom and their guests.
With so many destinations and activities claiming to be the best way to spend your hen day and night, how can the bridesmaids in charge of planning this pre-wedding party sort the wheat from the chaff? Here we reveal the expert tips that will help you to create a truly unforgettable hen do and in turn avoid those hen don’ts!
Start with the basics
Sending out save the dates isn’t just reserved for the wedding, invites are a great place to get started when planning a hen party, which for many maids of honour presents a real nightmare. If you are entertaining a group of mixed ages, then opting solely for a booze fuelled hen party may not be the way to go. After all, old Auntie Irma may not be able to keep up with younger family members and friends.
For those with a mixed bag of invitees, consider splitting the festivities into two parts, and provide a day activity that hens of all ages can enjoy. A spa is a tranquil choice for the day activity before taking the party to the town. However, for thrill seekers, a high ropes experience may be the call of the day.
Cater to adventure seeking hens
Your day celebration requires just as much, if not more, preparation than after dark activities, after all a booze-fuelled haze can cover most failings! Spending your day in the trees is an amazing and fun experience for all, and can provide the perfect place to step out of your comfort zone and try something new together.
There are a series of packages available, ranked from bronze to gold, which combine adventure with luxurious accommodation, not forgetting a good glass of the bubbly stuff.
Stay bang on budget
In the majority of cases, brides-to-be have to exercise some budget conscious measures whilst still achieving the day of their dreams, and this applies to the hen party also. Set a realistic budget that satisfies not just the wider wedding budget but also your fellow hens’ pockets. Price per head can be a real deal breaker for all who attend.
With prices starting from just £35 per head, a hen party on a high ropes course provides a great and affordable option for those who are ready for it! If there’s room in the budget, Newcastle (known locally as the Toon) is just 15 minutes away so you can carry on the party into the night.
Plan to perfection
As with any event, hen parties require a lot of organisation; it’s not just a way to show off your planning skills but to also give your bride a break from the stress of co-ordinating a wedding.
Don’t make it difficult for yourself though, planning every last detail takes time so leave plenty to spare and don’t be afraid to collaborate with other guests to ensure everyone, including the bride, is comfortable. Communication is also key when planning an unforgettable night, particularly if you are planning a day or weekend away in a location you are unfamiliar with.
Remember hen parties are all about having fun so reward your hard work by letting your hair down. Planning will help here as a well-thought out itinerary will mean you can sit back and let the good times roll.
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Adding glitz, glamour and fun to any event is at the top of every organiser’s ‘to do’ list, and whilst entertainment classics like bands and DJs are a given, throwing something different into the mix and giving your guests a lasting memento is one way to guarantee success.
Photo booth hire is one way to take entertainment to the next level. But if you haven’t hired a photo booth service before, what can you expect? Here we provide an essential guide so that you can hire a service that suits you and your budget…
The benefits of photo booth hire
Booking a photo booth for your event isn’t a craze, in fact, hiring a booth has been proven to unlock a selection of benefits for both private and corporate clients. For individuals looking to throw a great party or mark an occasion, booth hire offers a different way to capture the best moments, long after your photographer has gone on their way.
The creativity and fun of photo booth hire is also perfect for corporate events, whether you are looking for your trade stand to be better than the rest or hosting a product launch.
Is my event the right place for a booth?
Depending on what venue you choose and just how formal your event is, photo booth hire tends to be suitable for all. Wedding receptions, parties, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, proms, hen nights, stag nights, corporate events and New Year’s Eve parties can all benefit from photo booth hire.
What can I expect from a standard booking?
“With standard hire starting from just £350, you are certain to get a lot of bang for your buck. Standard booth hire includes three hours of unlimited visits, a selection of prints (including black and white, colour and personalised), props, backgrounds, wind machine, social media sharing, video messaging and digital copies of all your snaps on a disc or USB.” Joss at Star Photo Booth
Make sure you shop around, there are many different companies and you’ll be sure to get a great deal.
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Wedding is usually the happiest moment in the couple’s life which they will live to remember for as long as they live. This therefore suggests that the parties involved should take efficient time and have an eloquent planned procedure which they should follow to the later. Failure to do this will end up ruining up the biggest day in their life.
Below are steps or procedures that couples should follow to make their wedding successful:
· Make an announcement
· Now you have a ring on that finger, first thing you should do is to let people know that you are planning a wedding even before your closest family members know about it. This will prepare them emotionally for this big day.
· Decide on the type of wedding
· Sit down with your partner and decide on the kind of wedding party you would like. E.g. will it be a ball party, sit down, beach party or a mountain top celebration.
· Plan on the wedding season or time
Here you will only plan on the month or season but no set date. Setting appropriate month or season will give you a clear guide line on how long you need to plan and organize the wedding. Your wedding size will be the indicator of the cost, guest to be invited and whether you will hold the party during the wedding. Make sure that your fiancée’s guest list is equal.
· Plan on the source of finance
· Unlike traditional wedding where bride`s parents used to cater for everything on the wedding, today things are a bit different. Both parents are required to contribute on the wedding and therefore you should decide on the amount each should contribute.
· Organize yourself
· You should purchase a handbook where you will list and plan all the cost required on the wedding, as you near your set limits, cut down the unnecessary expenditure to ensure that you are within the set budget.
· Find the appropriate venue and the Master of ceremony
· Most couples though prefer having a wedding on their hometown worship center. Family members and friends can help out if you`re no longer living in the town. Whether you would like to have it in your worship center or anywhere, make sure that whenever the venue is, the invited guest can afford to reach there.
Hiring your vendor
Ensure that you decide on the types of wedding photographs you would like to be taken, whether portrait or landscape. You can also opt to see some of the photographs the pro has done before hiring.
- Before you choose the band make sure that they perform before you and see if you will enjoy.
- Also ensure that you make critical decision while choosing the below vendors
- Choose brides maid
- Explain the roles and amount of time required to commit to the bridesmaid before choosing them.
- Buy wedding gowns
- Here if you are first timer, you will need some help from family and friends to help you choose the appropriate gown for you.
- Send an invitations
- At this juncture you can now send a wedding invitation card to the guest you choose.
- Wedding day beauty, make sure that your fit and in good health condition before and during this day. Ensure that you exercise regularly and keep a healthy diet. Practice good makeup.
Good luck on your wedding day and happy honeymoon.
Article is provided by our avid guest writer SeoPerson
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Whilst taking a cheap holiday abroad is all about dusting away those cobwebs and relaxing, the stress of travelling to another country and uprooting your family temporarily can put this aim on the backburner. Avoiding holiday stress however should be made a main priority when booking and planning a cheap holiday abroad. Check out our top five steps to a stress free holiday…
1. Planning makes perfect
Planning to perfection may sound like a drag but giving yourself and the rest of your family nothing to worry about, other than applying sun lotion regularly, is the aim. Get the preparations that can lead to stress out of the way before you jet off and out of the country.
2. Don’t forget the essentials
As well as booking the accommodation, flights, transfers and other extras ahead of your cheap holiday abroad, make sure all your essential travel documents are to hand a few days before departure to ensure there are absolutely no last minute flusters.
3. Discuss your expectations
There’s nothing worse than booking a holiday and it not living up to your expectations, particularly if you were responsible for the booking of the trip. Make sure you do your research beforehand to ensure you pick a hotel, resort and destination that fits, and discuss your plans with travel companions prior to booking.
4. Be prepared for everything
Your holiday should be about pure adventure, however, unexpected things do still happen no matter how much time and effort we have invested in the planning of our cheap holiday abroad. Make sure you take out travel insurance to ensure you are prepared for the worst.
5. Leave money worries behind
Whilst booking a cheap holiday abroad goes some way when trying to satisfy your purse strings, you should make a budget and stick to it throughout your stay. This will ensure that any financial woes are left at home.
Friday, 30 January 2015
There are many ways of showing the one you love you care whether it be through gifts, words or actions, and each one can make the perfect statement. The thought is certainly the thing which counts the most and putting time and effort into doing something nice for someone really shows they mean a lot to you and they are worth your time. If you are thinking of getting the one you love a gift, why not choose the perfect antique ring such as one from Antique Jewellery Online? With their beauty you will send the perfect message and your partner is guaranteed to fall in love all over again.
If you are planning a proposal to your partner then there is no better ring than an antique ring, however it can still be the perfect gift without involving a proposal. There are many different types of antique rings of all shapes, sizes and stones, so you will certainly find one perfect to fit the occasion. It has become popular over the years for brides to be drawn to antique rings for their engagement ring as they come with a number of benefits different to high street bought jewellery. One thing which attracts people to antique rings is that they have a romantic past and a love story it has already lived which adds mystery and excitement to each individual piece.
Another huge benefit of antique rings is their unique qualities. Modern jewellery is made in a much different way and there isn’t as much love and thought put into creating each piece individually. As antique jewellery is generally around 100 years old or more, your new antique ring is more than likely to be one of a kind and you certainly won’t come across another piece like it. This makes each piece more personal to the wearer and makes them especially popular for engagement rings.
You don’t need an excuse to treat the one you love to an antique ring - it can simply be to show you care. It doesn’t have to be your partner who receives the gift of a beautiful antique ring either. Maybe your mums birthday is around the corner or you want to give a special gift to a good friend, antique rings can make any statement and put a smile on anyone's face. Their beauty is timeless, and with the right care and maintenance they can last many lifetimes gaining sentimental value. So start looking for the perfect antique ring today to let someone special know you love them.