Looking to keep it simple? We fell in love with Carrie Bradshaw and Mr Big’s perfectly understated I do’s. Especially with those Manolos (swoon). For stylish, forward couples looking to get hitched without all the fuss in the city, turn towards the NY trend for City Hall Weddings this Spring Season. To put the UK spin on this, we’re here to shout out to civil ceremonies, town halls and civic elegance.
Wedding Ideas: Entertainment
How you plan to keep your wedding guests entertained is one of the big questions you face when you plan your wedding. While your main focus is on the event of getting married itself, your guests are probably more likely to remember the day based on how much fun they had in the evening rather than anything about the ceremony. That may sound a little harsh, yet it’s true for most of us.
So… you’re thinking about having a firework display at your wedding?
You’re not alone. A lot of couples want professional firework displays to celebrate starting their new life together. Here’s five thing you ought to consider before booking a firework display however…
- Check that your venue allows fireworks, to avoid disappointment. For more information about what else you should be asking your venue before your wedding day, read our helpful tips here.
- What is your budget? You don’t need to spend the earth but good shows cost between £750 and £1500.
- Typically firework displays last for about 7 minutes. Try not to have a display that lasts significantly less or more.
- A firework display site should be approximately 50 metres long and 25 metres wide clear from cars and marquees. Guests should be 50-75 metres away from fireworks. This depends on your wedding venue but these are the typical safety guidelines.
- The most powerful fireworks (category 3) have a noise limit of 120 decibels. There is a Curfew for fireworks between 11pm – 7am so make sure you abide by this to avoid a fine!
Enjoy! Sparks will fly.
For more information about fireworks at your wedding: https://www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/wedding-ideas/wedding-fireworks
Need fireworks for your wedding? Check out who your nearest supplier is here.
Weddings are never complete without someone to serenade the newlyweds and the guests. And that’s what a wedding singer does. These entertainers have become par for all weddings and there are a lot of wedding singers out there plying their trade. This article will hopefully guide you on how to choose the
right wedding singer for your big day.
Last night’s New Years Eve firework display in Sydney Harbour included more than £5,000,000 of fireworks ($6.8 million) in a display watched via TV from around the world.
Assuming you don’t have unlimited funds and access to several barges, bridges and tall buildings to fire fireworks from, a wedding display is going to be far more modest, but how modest can you go without losing the wow factor?
- Check that your venue doesn’t have restrictions on fireworks. Any venue in a built up area is unlikely to allow fireworks after 10pm.
- Considering using “silent fireworks” in a venue with sound restrictions? For most people the sound effects are as important as the light show.
- Get creative. Experienced firework companies can set a simple, inexpensive display to music to add an extra dimension, and “pad out” the display.
- If you are aiming for a DIY display go for a self contained firework “cake”. They cost around £200 and have just one fuse triggering a short but effective display.
Don’t forget, if you are planning a DIY display you will need to clear it with your venue first and someone needs to stay sober to fire it.
As the hit movie, The Great Gatsby has danced its way on to our screens this year, it seems appropriate for everyone to get their Gatsby on, including brides! For a glamourous hen night why not take a Charleston masterclass at Claridges with your friends, this would include being taught the fabulous moves from the twenties by the professional dancers, ‘The Bee’s Knees’ and when your feet are worn out from doing the bunny hop you can enjoy elegant cocktails like the `Flapper` at the end of the session. Also, to get the full experience of of this glamourous era you and your friends will be able to adorn yourselves with accessories such as sequined headbands, strings of pearls and satin elbow-length gloves to feel like a true Gatsby girl!
If you would like a Gatsby inspired wedding dress, then play it like Daisy by choosing a curve hugging silhouette and embracing the strings of pearls and elegant embellishment which is a great alternative twist from the classical wedding dresses. Headpieces were a statement fashion accessory in the twenties, so if you would like to standout on your big day then look out for pretty combs, clips and even tiaras too!Read More