Wedding Reception Tips: Wedding Or Band?

Nov 02

wedding-6Weddings are a big event by anyone’s standards. They are not just a celebration of a couple starting there new lives together but it is a way to bring two family’s together and to get to know one another. That is why perhaps the most important part of a wedding day is the wedding reception. A wedding reception typically consists of a sit down dinner or a buffet, a bar and some sort of entertainment. There are two types of entertainment that are typical at wedding but the question is which one do you pick? A wedding DJ or a wedding band.

If want a more traditional wedding then I would suggest choosing a wedding band. Wedding bands are great if you love live renditions of music, add to this that you can personally request a setlist before hand and the band can play yours and your partner’s favourite song. The best thing about choosing a wedding band is that everyone will get up dancing, but not so much modern dancing which seems to consist of people bobbing there heads. Instead you’ll have each and every guest swinging and jiving around your wedding venue. A wedding band will help to create a friendly

A wedding DJ is great if you like more modern music. With a DJ (Daniel Ellay) there will be no gaps in music. Which means your guests can just continue to dance and have fun at their will. A wedding DJ not only just manages the music but also interacts with the guests and helps to create an amazing atmosphere. Additionally you can choose the song you’d like to play, that includes the guilty pleasure songs that people love to hate. With a wedding DJ there is less equipment to set up which will mean less stress for you on your wedding day, add to this the fact that the DJ needs minimal help to set up and you can focus solely on enjoying yourself.b14d73a7-2496-4f7a-bd34-eed5a8bca212


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Wedding Photography: 4 Tips To Look Your Best In Your Wedding Pictures

Oct 30

wedding-photographer-leicesterWedding photography isn’t all about the photographer’s skills, techniques, camera, and editing. To ensure you get nice pictures afterwards, you also have to pay attention to how you present yourself on camera. So, here are some tips with thanks to Perfect Wedding Photograpy which you can apply when it’s time for your wedding photos.

Strike Your Best Stolen Shot

Most of us have a favourite pose when during picture takings, however, we also have that shot where we didn’t pose for it but it looks so perfect that it could pass for one. You probably have a couple of favourite shots popping into your mind right now, but since it’s for your wedding pick that one where you’re composed but not posed. Picture that in your mind and re-enact that exact shot for your wedding day.

Don’t Look At The Camera (Unless Your Photographer Tell You To)

You want sweet and romantic portraits? Ones that will capture how much you love each other? Then pay attention to each other. Look at each other eye and simply soak yourselves with memories that you’ve shared as a couple and raw emotions that you’re feeling during this momentous occasion. Be the couple that you are off cam and believe me, it will show through the pictures instead of going for those scripted poses.

Try Not To Squint

Our eyes are the windows to our souls, but it’ll hard to see that when you keep on squinting. If you’re struggling to keep your eyes open because of the sun, try closing them, have the photographer count from one to three, then open your eyes on his cue. Unless you’re intentionally having a picture with your eyes close, try to have them as naturally wide as possible.

Hire The Same Photographer From Your Engagement Photos

As mentioned earlier, wedding photography isn’t all about the equipment, editing and photographer’s skills. If you’re really concerned having beautiful pictures for your wedding, it helps to book the same guy who took them during your engagement. You already know him so you feel more comfortable around him, plus he already worked with your engagement so he’ll know what you want for your shots so it’s easier for him to adjust.



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Top Two Wedding Manners Mistakes

Oct 28

Weddings have been a permanent custom throughout numerous ethnicities, however times certainly have changed. A few customs have continued however people are not precisely offering assets and livestock at the wedding anymore. Nevertheless, a lot of etiquette is anticipated at wedding ceremonies and with a lot more people choosing non traditional looks, one should consider which etiquette routines still exist. Wedding ceremonies continue to be a big deal to individuals, and no-one wishes to be the one annoying their attendees, or more frustrating, be the one annoying the bride. Listed here are the top Two etiquette mistakes individuals still make and you must make sure steer clear of them.

1. Who do I Invite?
People have a usually good idea of who to invite with regards to their friends and family members, however what about your co-workers? Or somebody you informally mention the wedding ceremony to? Or that person your friend is seeing that’s a complete fool? What if your covering the wedding ceremony yourself, and you just can not afford to invite everybody? Who makes it through?

wedding invitationsI suppose it boils down to relationships initially, and after that to expense. When thinking about your co-workers you may want to ask how intimate you’re with them, have you been working there Six months or Six years? Have you spoken with them non stop regarding your wedding? Have you spent a lot of time at the office reviewing wedding catalogues and organizing? Then they possibly are worthy of an invite.

How about that neighbour of yours you run into every now and then that you informally point out your wedding ceremony to? Most likely not. Consider, would you feel bad if they did not invite you to their wedding ceremony? Again, most likely not.

What about the individuals your friends are dating? You might not like them, however they still must make the cut. Your close friends have always been there for you, therefore cut them some slack. It’d possibly be more uncomfortable if you did not invite them and produce anxiety among you and your guests.

wedding gifts2. Giving Gifts
Everybody understands that wedding ceremonies are a gift giving event, however people usually ask themselves, “How much shall I spend? Shall I simply offer them a check? Should I carry a present to the wedding party?” And so forth…

Everybody knows that if you receive an invite to the wedding ceremony, and you attend the wedding ceremony, then you should buy a present. However what about the engagement get together? It has become tradition for close friends and family to also offer an engagement present, therefore just make certain you do not arrive to your good friend of Twenty years’ engagement get together without a present.

It is alright to offer a check, however checks are impersonal, if it is your distant cousin or a neighbour you know informally, then a check is okay, however registry’s exist for a purpose. The wedding couple have already chosen what they desire, therefore it is not difficult to simply get them something from there.

It is safe to assume that a minimal present amount needs to be in the £40 – £50 range. Offer more if you’ve a close connection with the wedding couple obviously.

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Wedding Decoration Tips

Oct 10

Its great to see all the little details come together when it comes to planning a wedding. Especially be cause there are so many tiny details. But in the end it is all worth it to get the perfect wedding day. One thing that makes a wedding so great is the decoration. They are the difference between your wedding being plain and boring or looking like a fairy tale. Here are a few tips to get the perfectly decorated wedding of your dreams.


Don’t underestimate the use of flowers in a wedding. They may be a cliché but they really can lift the spirits of a room.



A colour scheme is the most important part of wedding decorations. Figure out your colour scheme and you can base all the other decorations around your colour scheme. Choosing a colour scheme has to be a careful decision as you don’t want your colours to be too distracting but they need to compliment you and your



Though most weddings take place in the day the wedding reception takes place at night so it makes sense to have lighting. But you can’t just buy a plain bulb and hope for the best. Look for mood lighting from companies like DPL production lighting and your wedding will look like a lit up scene to remember.Wedding Lights


A theme can be an important part of a wedding. It creates an air of excitement, as it is not traditional. A theme can interest even the unhappiest of guests and encourage them to participate in the wedding. A theme can be whatever you like so if you are particularly passionate about something then go ahead and indulge.a8c2efdf46ee8933ca9ffc8d8614f4ff


Recently it has become more popular to avoid the traditional wedding. Props are a great way to do that. You should try to link your props to the theme of your wedding. For example if your wedding is fairy tale themed perhaps have tiaras for your female guests. You can also include entertainment with props by hiring an OMG photo booth.03-300x225



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Types Of Magicians For Your Wedding Day

Oct 04

Close Up Magician

People are more familiar with this type of magician as the “card tricks magician” since it’s their typical prop to show off their tricks. But they also perform with other objects that are available depending on the situation. These magicians may seem like passé because we’ve all seen card tricks before right? But you’d be surprised how they can really get to people. People watching them usually end up wondering with their mouths open and almost a dozen

Table Magician

If you’re having your wedding reception in a restaurant setting, then it would great to hire a table magician like Nick Crown for that. Expect him to go from one table to another to entertain your guests in between the courses of their meals. Though each table may consist 3 to 4 guests, make sure you look for a wedding magician who’s just as good when it comes to a larger crowd by watching as much of his videos as you can. Because he may be good with his tricks but not so much in terms of entertaining people.Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 15.27.08

Mix And Mingle Magician

These magicians will, as the name suggests, mix and mingle with your guests during those moments where it tends to be dull like waiting for the food or having drinks. The advantage of having a mix and mingle wedding magician or street magician as they’re commonly called, is that your guests gets to socialise with the guy, ask questions about magic, unlike with those who will perform on a stage where people only watch.c_dynamo_series2_master_922DD7AE-A25E-FB47-71873BA132623525


If you’re having a really big wedding, this easily translates to a lot of guests, better for you to book an illusionist. Wedding magicians like these are more trained to perform in front of large crowd while doing elaborate tricks like making a person disappear or float, putting a person in a box and cutting him into pieces then putting him back.m21-1

Psychological Magician

You know them; some know them as a mind reader, while others prefer to call them mentalists. Unlike illusionists who need a lot of props, psychological magicians just need their skills and your guests to participate. They seem to be able to see through what you’re thinking though they’re simply tricking your mind and using some techniques to make it seem that they way.SNF08BBD-682_1323987a


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