So, you’ve got the longest wish list in the world for your wedding and fabulous #goal worthy ideas from countless sources of inspiration (GfB, wink!)… Where on earth does the money come into all of this? It’s not exactly a pink champagne kind of topic, we skirt around it when we can! However, fear not! We’re here to take the weight off of that giant piggy bank floating above your head (somewhere in the clouds). It’s time to get savvy! With the friendly help of a money expert, we’re going to show you the ropes when it comes to counting out the pennies for that big wedding payout…
Wedding Ideas: Wedding Music
A good choice is a string quartet which consists of two violins, a viola, a cello and an organist who can play hymns for church ceremonies and also at the wedding breakfast. The advantages of choosing a string quartet to play on your special day is that they are able to play indoors and outdoors, are small enough for conversation to flow easily and their music is sophisticated to create a formal atmosphere.
However, remember live musicians must have public liability insurance to cover them if a guest is injured by their equipment and make sure that they have their portable appliance test certificate for any electrical equipment used by the band.
Your wedding reception party is when everyone can ditch the posh hats, kick off their shoes, and really enjoy themselves.
Make your guests feel like celebrities from the moment they arrive with comedy paparazzi at the door, desperate for that ‘scoop shot’, and first drinks served from ‘living tables’, complete with costumed host or hostess in the middle! Line the way into your venue with eye-catching ice sculptures, leading to a neon-lit bar with flair bartenders ready to mix up a storm of breath-taking cocktails.
Whether you love to salsa, boogie, jive, hop or just go disco crazy, there’s a wedding function band for hire just waiting to play for you!Read More
Last night I went to Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, to listen to some of the members of Trio of Trebles singing. While I chatted to them afterwards on the Cathedral steps I thought about who, other than Charles and Diana, has been married in this incredible place. Can anyone apply to get married there?
Weddings take place in the Chapel of The Order of the British Empire which is in the crypt of St Paul’s, but first you need a Special Licence granted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The bad news is that your licence application will only be considered if you fall into the following categories:
- Members of the Order of St Michael and St George
- Members of the Order of the British Empire
- Holders of the British Empire Medal
- Members of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor
- Children (but not grandchildren) of the above
No wonder you never see confetti on the steps…!
The Earls Court National Wedding show was a whirlwind of unique services and beautiful products, making each wedding bespoke for each bride. Here are a few of the companies we met up with. Here is a chance to gain inspiration for your wedding.