For couples choosing to celebrate their nuptials under canvas, there are an increasing number of options available. From stretch tents to big tops, yurts to Bedouin tents, there is something for every theme and budget. Beautiful in any landscape, tipis provide a warm and atmospheric backdrop to any styling theme – from a traditional English Country wedding in the grounds of a stately home, to an earthy festival wedding in a wildflower meadow. The tipis can be attached and configured flexibly dependent of the size of the wedding and site, comfortably seating up to 1000 guests. An extensive range of furnishings and lighting are available – including open fires to keep the tipis warm and cosy! Second time winners of The Wedding Industry Award for Best Marquee Hire Provider, World Inspired Tents offer a range of Nordic inspired tipis.
Centuries ago, European aristocrats would honour their wedding guests with small trinket boxes made of crystal, porcelain or even jewel encrusted gold & silver. Known as "bonbonnieres", these beautiful little boxes would contain sweet confections considered as symbols of wealth and royalty.
Weddings were thought to be lucky - and by giving bonbonnieres, or wedding favours as they are now known, the happy couple were seen to be passing some of their good fortune onto their guests. But sugar was a precious commodity few could afford so many bridal couples would offer their guests tokens such as love knots made from ribbon and lace. Others would create little embroidered linen bags filled with plain almonds. Typically five - which were said to represent; health, wealth, happiness, fertility & longevity.
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.
There are so many Wedding suppliers to choose from and so many ways of finding them. So how do you pick one over another?
1. Reviews - Many online wedding directories like ourselves allow brides to leave reviews for businesses. Read what other brides have to say and the experinences that they have had, good and bad!
2. Wedding Fairs and National Shows - Meeting face to face allows you to build rapport with a supplier very quickly and to see if you like what they do.
4. Word of mouth - These may be businesses that your friends or family have used and can recommend to you.
5. Venue recommended suppliers - These are businesses that your venue work with regularily. They will know how your venue operates and the staff contacts; which should make your planning a little easier. If they are not want you want though, do not feel obliged to use them!
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