Christmas is almost here … a couple more weeks and you will be running down the stairs to open up your Christmas presents. Personally I think Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year, with all the red and green tinsel decorations, fairy lights lighting up our homes and just that magic of Christmas spirit on little children’s faces. It’s a time when everything seems possible. There are so many websites offering suggestions for how to create that perfect Christmas theme, so I thought it would be more useful to have a list of ideas of things to do, to make each day extra special as you count down to Christmas Eve …
November 5, 2011 marks the 406th anniversary of that fateful day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes and his 12 merry (insane) men planned to blow Parliament to smithereens! Fortunately for us, they were stopped in their tracks when Fawkes was caught with 36 barrels of gunpowder under the House of Lords. Ever since then bonfires light up the night skies across the UK every year on the 5th November to mark the failed attempt which could have been a terrible tragedy! So what are you doing for Guy Fawkes this year?
As an event organiser I often get asked the questions, “do you know of a great venue or restaurant, that has a beautiful ambience, for my wedding or birthday but that won’t break the bank?”. With the economic situation as it is at the moment, more and more people have started looking into hiring a marquee for their back garden or transforming their home into a magical location to create that perfect vibe for their next celebration. Not all venues have to cost an arm and a leg, not all venues need to be a hotel. Having recently researched a variety of venues for a client’s celebration I surprised them by making a couple of suggestions that they had not even thought of.
Right so you have decided to take on the challenge of organising your wedding yourself. That is very impressive and something to be proud of as there will be lot to do. But you don’t need to do this completely alone, below is a list of ideas and suggestions to help you along the way. Things that you may have forgotten or did not think of. You are probably asking yourself “Where do I start? What do I do first?” 1) The first task should be – Prepare a wedding checklist. You can keep this with you right through your preparation. To make life a bit easier, I have created a wedding checklist which is available to download for free here.