Wedding Favours – Do I Really Need Them?

When planning your wedding, you have probably come across articles that talk about wedding favours, how to make them match your theme, what to buy, how much to spend etc. But the truth is they are not essential to your wedding or necessary. If you are on a tight budget, don’t feel compelled to spend money on something that either lasts 5 seconds or is put in the trash when the guests get home.  Don’t feel like you HAVE to provide a small favour gift as you are already treating the guests to a day or evening of fun, laughter, friendship and dancing. Instead, why not give to a local…

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Work party, conference or wedding: The right venue is key!

Whether you’re planning a work do, a conference, a wedding, an awards ceremony or a networking event, you need to make sure you pick the right venue. And the right venue can make a huge difference to how someone will feel about your event. Let’s talk about weddings first: A big wedding hall or hotel might be perfect for some people, but if you’re trying to do something simple with a few close friends and family, it’s not ideal. You’ll end up feeling like ‘the bride’ surrounded by hundreds of strangers. If you’re looking for the private specialist option, then a small intimate function room is more what you need.…

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Top Tips for Planning a Family Reunion

After a year of restrictions and limitations as to visiting family members, one way to make up for lost time this summer, when gathering restrictions have lifted, is to plan a family reunion. Visiting family is also getting safer with the quick roll-out of vaccinations, but one way to keep safety, in mind is planning an outdoor event. Tips for Planning a Family Reunion 1. Location- choose a location that in convenient for the majority of attending family members 2. Venue- choose a venue that has the space for a large outdoor gathering where people can be spaced out 3. Budget- decide on a budget and how the event will…

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What are some of the best venues in Northants?

The best venues Northampton include The Guildhall, The Aviator Hotel, Grendon Hall and others. The Guildhall, also called Northampton Guildhall has a capacity of 800. It functions for: Weddings Parties Conferences Yet it’s also available for hire all year round. Full catering is available by prior arrangement only. The Aviator Hotel is another fantastic venue in Northamptonshire. Located in the ​lovely town of Oundle, Northamptonshire, it can be a great option for weddings or other type of parties. The venue is available for different types of functions whether you are looking for something small and intimate or an over-the-top extravaganza. The staff can be efficient and friendly at all times…

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Virtual Wedding Attendance, a Growing Trend

Since the restrictions to wedding events due to COVID-19, one growing trend is virtual wedding attendance! Nothing can make up for the real thing, but something is definitely better than nothing, with there still being strict restrictions on event attendance. It can be very hard to choose such a small number of people to be a part of your special event but at least with the power of technology, we now have the option to have virtual attendance. There is however some light at the end of the tunnel, as from the 26th of April, outdoor wedding attendance restrictions will increase to 30 people. This is still quite a low…

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Ideas for Planning an Intimate Wedding

One positive aspect of wedding attendee number restrictions, is that you could put the focus and money you would normally spend on a large number of guests into something else. An intimate wedding may not have been what you originally envisioned but with times being as they are, we just have to adapt and focus on the good amongst the bad. Intimate Wedding Budget Ideas Adventurous Setting: With a smaller party, you can go to more exclusive locations like a cliff face wedding, beach wedding or wedding at an abroad location. Splurge on the Honeymoon: With the savings of not having to provide a large venue or food and drink…

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