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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Wedding Insurance

Even the most carefully planned weddings are not immune to disaster. Events can happen unexpectedly that it is impossible to plan for. For example, what if there was a fire that destroyed the wedding venue just before the big day? Or what if the marquee company went bust? Most couples would by then have paid a large sum of non-refundable deposits to hire the venue and the caterers etc. Without insurance this money has effectively gone up in smoke, and the couple would have to find a new venue for the reception at very short notice, or face the option of having to postpone their wedding day altogether.

In this situation, a good wedding insurance policy would cover the costs of the deposits and provide help towards the extra costs of rearranging the wedding. Of course it always pays to be diligent when buying any sort of insurance premium. It is advisable to compare the level of cover offered by various companies, as this can vary considerably between insurance providers.

With the average cost of a wedding dress now approximately £1000, plus the high costs of the attire for the groom and the rest of the bridal party, it may well be worth considering insurance in case any of the outfits get ruined. There are so many different things to organize when arranging a wedding, which means relying on lots of other people to make sure everything goes smoothly. Insurance can cover things such as the cost of a wedding car, wedding cake and the rings. Wedding presents can also be covered just in case they are stolen. Cover typically includes flowers, videos and photographs too.

Given the huge expense of the average wedding day, couples would be wise to consider the option of insurance right at the beginning of the preparations. The majority of weddings take several months of rigorous planning, during which time all kinds of unexpected events could occur to throw a spanner in the works. So is it worth it? Well consider this. For all the planning, the preparation, and the organizing, as little as £50 can buy you peace of mind. It’s a small price to pay really, isn’t it?

Wedding Dress Shopping

Beach weddings have become really popular over recent years, with many couples opting to escape to lush, tropical surroundings for their special days, with a selection of close friends and family members gathered around them on the warm, sandy beach, with the lapping waves of the turquoise sea as their background.

The popularity of beach weddings has sparked a rise in the range of beach wedding dresses available for these occasions. If you are going to get married in the hot midday sun on an exotic beach, it is not always practical – or comfortable – to buy a full-on bridal gown with all the trimmings. Having to lug a heavy gown around in that sort of weather and environment would probably result in you fainting! However, understandably, you don’t want to get married in a pair of shorts and a bikini top either!

This is where the range of elegant and highly suitable beach weddings dresses come in. You will find some incredible beach wedding dress styles, which are both classy and practical. You can enjoy wearing something light and cool for the ceremony, and still have the peace of mind that you look every bit the stunning bride. The simple elegance of some of the beach wedding dresses available today creates the perfect look for a hot, steamy, tropical beach wedding.

If you’re planning to jet off to sunnier climates for a beach wedding, you will find a wide range of beach wedding dresses available online. You can choose from a selection of light, airy, yet stunning fabrics, and there are styles available to suit all shapes and sizes. You can also enjoy some really low prices on beach wedding dresses online, so you can get the perfect look for the perfect setting and at the perfect price!

If you are a dedicated follower of tradition as well as a dedicated follower of fashion, you may have decided to enjoy your special day with a church ceremony followed by a classy reception. However, you may want to set the scene with an absolutely stunning dress for your memorable day.

The great news is that you can now get some spectacular designer wedding dresses and bridal gowns for the occasion, and at really affordable prices. Your wedding day is one that you will hopefully never be repeating, so you want to make it something really special – in terms of where you hold it, your guests, and of course what your wear. With a stunning designer wedding dress, you can look proudly back on your photos for years to come, and you can even pass your wedding dress down to future generations.

Designer wedding dresses are no longer reserved for the rich and famous; these days most people can enjoy the luxury of wearing a unique and gorgeous designer bridal gown for their wedding day. You can get these designer wedding dresses in all style, sizes and colours, so whatever type of theme you want for your wedding – from medieval to fairytale – you can help create the perfect look with a classy, designer bridal gown.

Whether you decide to go for a romantic traditional wedding or a sizzling beach wedding, you’ll want to ensure that you get the right dress for the occasion and at the right price. Some people search far and wide in order to try and get the perfect dress, traipsing from one shop to another and still finding a very limited choice coupled with high prices. This type of hassle is the last thing you need when you have so many other preparations to worry about.

The Internet is a different matter altogether. You can browse a wealth of fabulous wedding dresses and bridal gowns from the comfort of your own home, and you will have access to outfits from all over the world, so you can be sure of getting plenty of choice as well as a unique and stunning bridal gown. You won’t even have to leave your home to find the wedding dress of your dreams, and once you have found and ordered the one that really catches your eye, you can enjoy fast and convenient home delivery.

You can find some excellent deals on wedding dresses online, and if you are after fabulous styles at affordable prices you will be delighted with the choice of discount bridal gowns available. Whatever you shape, size, taste or budget, these discount wedding dresses will ensure that you can look really amazing on your special day and without breaking the bank!

There are wedding dresses to suit every theme and setting online, so it doesn’t matter where you plan to hold your ceremony and what your planned theme is. You can find the perfect bridal gown to really fit in and set off the theme for the day, and whether you are getting married on a tropical beach or in the local church, you can still look and feel like a million dollars.

Wedding Reception Entertainment

When it is time to look for wedding reception entertainment, you need to consider many aspects. Cost may seem to be your highest priority at first, but as you weed through the list of considerations, you will need to find someone you trust to keep your special day flowing smoothly. Tacky rhetoric, shoddy equipment, or lack of music to please your guests should not ruin your picture-perfect day.

You will want a DJ with a high quality, and guaranteed, sound system. The entertainment must provide a wide range of music to offer all your guests music they are requesting. You want a DJ who will listen to your wishes and make suggestions, not mandates, as to how the reception should flow. You want experienced wedding entertainment – people who know the pitfalls from years of past experience – and can handle little ’emergencies’ as they arise with grace and professionalism.

Your DJ/MC will weave all the activities of your reception into a tapestry of memories to be remembered for a lifetime. From the moment you arrive at your reception, your DJ will orchestrate the perfect dance between music, generations, customs, and cultures. Your wedding entertainment is more that just ‘entertainment’; it is the life-blood of your reception.

DJ Acts As A Wedding Event Planner

Let’s look at the basic facts. The disc jockey relies on the banquet facility to provide the meals and drinks in a timely fashion for the guests. The banquet facility will help coordinate timing to line up with meal service. Some facilities even go as far as supporting the disc jockey during introductions by directing the wedding party and collecting their flowers. For the most part, once the meal is done – you won’t see the staff until it’s time to clean up. They will walk away from your event and leave everything in the hands of the entertainment.

Without entertainment, people will just leave after the meal. It’s up to the disc jockey to entertain your guests for the next three hours. If you took them to a 2-hour movie, you’d pay $9.75 per person to entertain them. You probably just paid $75 per person to feed them (before the 18% gratuity). The $500 ice sculpture, $300 printed napkins and the $3 per person champagne toast pretty much go unnoticed and unappreciated. It is so easy to get caught up in the wedding planning that you just think that you “have” to have it. Sometimes you have to step back and look at the big picture. A wedding reception is an “entertainment” function. Your entertainment choice will clearly make or break your event.

If a party is a flop – the DJ is blamed. Never do you hear the guests complain that the meal was dragged out over 2 hours and that it killed the party. People don’t realize that by having a photographer pull a couple out of the festivities for 45 minutes can drain the energy from a wedding reception just as quickly as having the banquet manager turn the lights on full or strip clear the tables to push guests towards leaving.

With that said – your professional disc jockey does more than play music and make a few announcements. They are your event coordinator for the day. They will guide you every step of the way – from telling you where to stand while waiting for the start of parental dances to guiding you to return to the room when you’ve been out too long. They will make your party come alive with excitement while still maintaining a professional demeanor and not rely on cheesy antics and props. Your disc jockey will advise you when it is time to get the party started after dinner or if the meal is slow, they might suggest that you do some dancing between courses to mask the fact that the banquet staff is behind.

Your disc jockey will play the music you want and avoid the songs that you have placed on your no-play list. They will make sure things go as planned. If your uncle comes up and says he wants to sing you a song in the middle of your reception – they’ll stop him until they’ve cleared it with you first. There will be no surprises with a professional disc jockey.

The fact that your disc jockey mimics so many of the duties of a professional wedding planner during the wedding reception are not by accident. It is what they do. Some disc jockeys have even gone as far as to now provide pre-wedding coordination and planning duties (including menu review, vendor contract negotiations, vendor approval, invitation wording, wine pairing and so much more) through an in-house dedicated wedding planner. This way your wedding planner and your entertainment are working together in harmony with your plans.

In order to facilitate better events, our company has started to email clients a week before to give them every opportunity to have the best event possible. Here are some of the hints that we provide:

Hello, it’s your DJ. Your wedding is about a week away and I just wanted to email you and let you know a few things that you can do to help make your event run smoothly and get the most out of your time at the reception. Please circulate this email to your parents and everyone in your wedding party. The more people that are in tune with what to do that day – the better your event will be.