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The Wedding Shop becomes first UK gift provider to launch an App

The Wedding Shop has become the UK’s first and only gift registry to launch an App making the planning process even easier for their couples. Available on iOS devices, the easy to use App gives brides and grooms who are registered with The Wedding Shop the chance to manage and build their list whilst on the move and away from their computer screens. Plus, a handy new integrated barcode scanner will allow them to add gifts to their list when out and about!

 

Is booking a DJ actually easier than booking a band?

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Our wedding days are planned to perfection, nothing is left to chance from the speeches to the first dance. Unfortunately, while we don’t have much control over speeches and the embarrassing stories that come with them, we do have control over the first dance. The song choice, and whether that song is sung by a live band or a DJ playing the original song, is a tough choice for many. Traditionally, live bands have always been the first choice for wedding music, however recently , there seems to have been a shift as more couples turn to DJs. s In the age of convenience, perhaps this shift is a result of people believing that it is easier to book DJs over bands, however quite the opposite is true.

How to get John Legend to perform at your wedding

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The wedding organiser contacted us about a prestigious wedding in Rome of an Asian bride and groom. The approximate entertainment budget, date, type of audience and venue were provided. The wedding organiser asked us to come back with ideas for acts who could perform the first dance and then launch into a full performance. We then checked the schedules of potential and suitable artists within the budget and reverted back to the wedding organiser with our ideas.

‘I will always love you’ is the nation’s favourite first dance song

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- Dancewear Central has found Whitney Houston’s version of ‘I will always love you’ is the nation’s favourite first dance song

- Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and the Dirty Dancing theme ‘Time of My life’ were also in the top three

The rise of the choreographed first dance

Weddings have gradually become more and more expensive, with the average wedding in Britain costing £27,000 in 2017, up from £21,000 in 2008.

The MacGuffin Project

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Located on Old Christchurch Road, at the site of the former Dusk till Dawn nightclub, The MacGuffin Project is the south coasts newest attraction everyone is talking about.

Bringing a slice of London magic to Bournemouth town centre, The MacGuffin Project offers people an escape from reality by immersing you into the dark but beautiful world of the long forgotten MacGuffin Carnival. It’s down to you and your team to work together, unravel the mysteries and overcome the challenges that unfold before you. Interact with machines, communicate with lost souls and piece together the past as you race against time to complete your missions.

8 wedding traditions from around the world

8 wedding traditions from around the world

Wherever you are in the world, weddings are always a great day, full of love, laughter, and much celebration. While you will probably attended enough weddings to know what to expect from the day, there are some wonderful country-specific traditions that you may not be familiar with if you have only been to a wedding in the UK.

 

Whether you find yourself at a wedding somewhere else in the world, or are simply looking for wedding inspiration and want to incorporate some unique practices into your own, experts at language app Babbel (Babbel.com) have shared a list of marital traditions from eight countries around the world to give you some insider info.

 

What to do if your band cancels at the last minute

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Our wedding days are planned down to every last intricate detail. From scattered rose petals on table tops to the order of canapés served and even right down to the very last song on our wedding playlist. Many of us spend months searching for the perfect band that is to our acquired taste. It takes time to choose a band you and your partner feel will conjure the exact atmosphere you have been putting together with every other element of your fairytale day.

 

But what happens if the unexpected happens and your band cancels last minute? Whether the cause is illness, bereavement, or transport failure, a legitimate reason doesn’t make the situation any less daunting. First things first, stay calm. We have everything you need to know to avoid the last minute dreaded panic.

Why not sprinkle extra sparkle on your wedding day

It is now just 5 months until bonfire night, how time flies! But fireworks aren’t just for bonfire night and New Year! Fireworks can be enjoyed all year round, so why not sprinkle extra sparkle on your wedding day with a fantastic firework display that lights up the sky and superbly caps off an unforgettable day. Not forgetting the awesome photo opportunities they create, with the fireworks as your backdrop.

How to think outside the box for your wedding catering

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How to think outside the box for your wedding catering

The food and drink you serve at your wedding plays a huge part of your big day. In fact, the catering is likely to be one of the biggest expenses, so it’s vital you get it right. There’s so many choices and options when it comes to wedding food and drink, so how do you pick the right menu for your big day? If you’re looking for unusual cuisine to surprise your guests, reflect your personality as a couple and ensure the catering is remembered for many years to come, it’s time to ‘think outside the box’ and weave some creative spirit into your wedding menu.

Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse bridalwear, provides some tips on how to think outside the box for your wedding catering.

Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

Tim Clarke

It's often said that 'everyone loves the sax' - and for a good reason: the distinctive sound of the saxophone is suitable for all types of music.  As Tim Clarke – The Sax Man is proficient on alto, tenor and soprano saxes, as well as clarinet, you are guaranteed a variety in sound and mood for any part of your big day.  The proof of the pudding is in his many glowing testimonials and his recent Award for Bespoke Musical Services 2017.  Full details are shown on his website at http://www.the-sax-man.co.uk.

 

The soundtrack of a moment: choosing music for your wedding

The dress. The cake. The venue, the rings, the menu.

What’s the most important component of a wedding?

Every bride is different. But it’s the music that controls the ebb and flow of a long day of drinking, dancing and celebrating. From the entrance to the first dance to the small hours of partying; choosing the right music for your special day might be one of the most important decisions you ever make.

Book the perfect wedding band

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Tips on how and when to book the perfect wedding band. If you’re getting married this coming spring or summer and want live entertainment at your wedding, it’s time to start looking up bands. Choosing a live act can be daunting; how can you choose a band that will suit everyone’s tastes, and sets the right mood for every stage of the day? You definitely don’t want to leave it to the best man and his iPod.

Book early

It’s best to book as early as you can; this way you’ll have your pick of bands. People tend to book over the period from April to October, so it gets very busy then: it’s best if you can beat the rush. Saturdays are also peak wedding time in the summer, so if you plan to get married on this day make sure to book well in advance.

Do you need top quality music for your big day?

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The Radio Kings are a premium 3-14 piece band specialising in good-time music! We pride ourselves on providing a wide range of musical styles, and can cover everything from the ceremony, to cocktails, canapés, and the best live party music to start your married life on a high.

As professional musicians, we’ve worked alongside the likes of George Michael, Gotye, The Shires, and in a number of popular stage and touring shows. Our experience ensures the calibre of music that keeps everyone on their feet. Before making any decisions, you can come and see the band live on stage at a regular showcase event - no hiding behind re-takes and overdubs!

How to pick the perfect wedding entertainment

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Finding the perfect wedding entertainment can seem like a daunting task. Should you choose a band or a DJ? And what about live music throughout your drinks reception, wedding breakfast or the ceremony itself?

You want music that you and your guests are going to love, but where to start?! Going through an agency can take away much of the hassle, when it comes to the nitty gritty of actually booking and when using the UK’s leading agency like Tailored Entertainment, you know quality is guaranteed. 

Unlike other agencies, Tailored Entertainment specialise in exclusive representation of the UK's finest live bands for weddings and other events.