UK Wedding Reception at Home Checklist

April 6th, 2014

wedding reception at homePlanning to get married in England? Are you looking into a possibility of a garden or beach wedding? Well, it is not possible in England. For couples to get married, it has to be in a place sanctioned by the church. Therefore, in England, planning a wedding involves choosing from a list of sanctioned churches or places to hold the wedding ceremony.  So if you are hoping for a home wedding, forget it. However, you can go right ahead and plan the wedding reception in your home.

Now, when you really want the reception to be held at your home, then there are a few things that you need to check. Here’s a list to help you in your planning:

Catering Services. It would be best to hire a catering service for the event. This way, you get to have all relatives available for the wedding reception program. No one would be too busy in the kitchen or attending to guests. In addition, catering services usually offer servers like waiters to serve the food.  Moreover, these people usually offer packages that include table and chairs for the event. This will also include decoration and setting buffet or service area. You will just have to go through on the food menu list that is included in the service package and you’re good to go. It would be wise to inquire about tents that could be of value should the weather do not cooperate.

Sound System. In order to make the program run smoothly, there is a need to hire for sound system services. They will take care of everything, from music to the equipment that will be used during the actual wedding reception program.  Both the catering services and the sound system people will need to check out your place on where they will set up. This should be pre-arranged weeks prior to the actual wedding date. If so desired, these people can have their equipment and tools to set up a day prior to the event.

Secure Necessary Permit. Because you are holding the wedding reception party in your place, there will be some issues with the neighbors. It is best to secure the required permit, especially if the party will go well through the night. You don’t want complaining neighbors the morning after your wedding.

Adequate Restrooms. Make sure that you have enough number of restrooms for your guests. If you think this may impede the progress of your wedding reception plans, then it would be best to hire portable bathrooms.

Planning to get married in England? Are you looking into a possibility of a garden or beach wedding? Well, it is not possible in England. For couples to get married, it has to be in a place sanctioned by the church. Therefore, in England, planning a wedding involves choosing from a list of sanctioned churches or places to hold the wedding ceremony.  So if you are hoping for a home wedding, forget it. However, you can go right ahead and plan the wedding reception in your home.

Now, when you really want the reception to be held at your home, then there are a few things that you need to check. Here’s a list to help you in your planning:

Catering Services. It would be best to hire a catering service for the event. This way, you get to have all relatives available for the wedding reception program. No one would be too busy in the kitchen or attending to guests. In addition, catering services usually offer servers like waiters to serve the food.  Moreover, these people usually offer packages that include table and chairs for the event. This will also include decoration and setting buffet or service area. You will just have to go through on the food menu list that is included in the service package and you’re good to go. It would be wise to inquire about tents that could be of value should the weather do not cooperate.

Sound System. In order to make the program run smoothly, there is a need to hire for sound system services. They will take care of everything, from music to the equipment that will be used during the actual wedding reception program.  Both the catering services and the sound system people will need to check out your place on where they will set up. This should be pre-arranged weeks prior to the actual wedding date. If so desired, these people can have their equipment and tools to set up a day prior to the event.

Secure Necessary Permit. Because you are holding the wedding reception party in your place, there will be some issues with the neighbors. It is best to secure the required permit, especially if the party will go well through the night. You don’t want complaining neighbors the morning after your wedding.

Adequate Restrooms. Make sure that you have enough number of restrooms for your guests. If you think this may impede the progress of your wedding reception plans, then it would be best to hire portable bathrooms.

Photographers. You would also need to inform your wedding photographer northamptonshire with this plan of yours. They might assume that the wedding reception will be at a nearby place, such that their vehicle may not be ready in transporting their equipment to the wedding reception area. Moreover, when you hire Scott-Wood wedding photographer Northampton, they will need to check out your place so that they will know their way in getting the best photo shots for your wedding.

You would also need to inform your wedding photographer northamptonshire with this plan of yours. They might assume that the wedding reception will be at a nearby place, such that their vehicle may not be ready in transporting their equipment to the wedding reception area. Moreover, when you hire Scott-Wood wedding photographer Northampton, they will need to check out your place so that they will know their way in getting the best photo shots for your wedding.

Get That Conservatory Look

September 29th, 2013

Here’s some inspiration for your making your conservatory look great…

This one is a wooden style:

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I’d say this one is more of a funky, colourful, pattern-y one:

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And this, well, I’d just put it under classy:

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One important part of getting the perfect looking conservatory is conservatory blinds.

There is a new type of window blind that is ideal for conservatories, roof and sides. It’s called “Perfect Fit Blinds”. Well, it’s actually a system more than a type of blind. Anyway, here’s a couple examples:

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This one shows you how it works:

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You should be able to see it fits into a frame. That’s the magic behind these and why they are so fantastic for conservatories. No drilling! There are plenty of perfect fit blinds uk suppliers, but I do not believe they are yet to reach other countries. Possibly in Europe?

The creators of perfect fit blinds is a company called Louvolite. They only sell the system to manufacturers though, so you will have to either purchase them online or find a local made to measure blinds company. I recommend the latter.

If you are going to spice your conservatory up with blinds, might I recommend venetians for the roof. Here’s a photo of what they look like:

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Looks pretty good right? The picture isn’t great, but trust me, they look stunning.

I personally think pleated look best. But the reason I recommend venetians is because they’re more flexible.

You can open them slightly to let some light in, without allowing all of it. Or completely close or open them, if you feel the need.

Anyway, here’s my ideal conservatory:

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What do you think? This actually uses woodweave blinds, which looks fantastic in this conservatory. Maybe I will have to consider them?

Good luck with the conservatory!

 

 

How to achieve that modern bathroom look

August 5th, 2013

You’ve seen photographs of the bathrooms to dream about, I’m talking…

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So how does one achieve a beautiful bathroom design like that? Well my first piece of advice is to hire an interior designer, if that is out of your budget, why not try some of these tips:

Here’s a few things you should look at in your bathroom:

  • Walls – Tiles, Paint colour?
  • Decorative objects
  • Flooring – Style of tiles?
  • Bathroom blinds - Waterproof, match or contrast walls?
  • Toilet and sink designs
  • Bathtubs to match the toilet + sinks

You’ve also got to think about this collectively so everything matches up and looks like it is designed to be in the same room.

I’ve barely even started with my bathroom, here’s the sinks I’m thinking of buying:

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How cool do they look? Never seen anything like it before until I started researching online today.

Also I picked up these style shutters too:

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Beautiful aren’t they? Fairly expensive but they look great and are fully waterproof. Starting to get them in the rest of my house but they’re far too expensive to do all at once.

You have a lot of work ahead of you with designing a bathroom, as do I. Good luck to us both!

Living in your impractical home as you age

July 29th, 2013

I see so many new beautiful homes that anyone would love to live in, yet people of older ages tend to go for small bungalows. Why? It’s simple. Most people don’t decide they want to live in a small bungalow, just like most people don’t decide to live in a care home, they feel they need to in order to continue living comfortably.

Although they probably haven’t heard of a service called domiciliary care, or more commonly known as home care. Home care rutland gives you assistance when you need it, or a more regular home care where someone will live in your home and help you out as much as you need.

So if you have a home like this:

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You might be able to stay within your own home. Well, maybe the above picture is an exaggeration, I could imagine that would still be very complicated to use, even with assistance.

There are many types of home care services that can help you or your family member with their specific needs depending on what they need assistance with. Home care oundle can help you with anything from help getting up in the morning, to shopping. Or if you need help going to the toilet or getting changed, home care uppingham can definitely assist you.

What ever you or your family suffers from, whether it’s just old age, a home care agency can definitely help. Hopefully this will make our website a bit more bearable for you, even our older readers can improve their home and live in it. It’s not just for the young!

5 Funky Kitchen Designs You Should Consider

July 26th, 2013

Hey all, this is my first blog post here!

I wanted to kick it off with a cool list post about 7 kitchen designs I think look stunning, let me know what you think of them.

1. Black and White

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Black and white is a more 70s look but it’s recently come back as the fresh modern trend. Take a look at the photograph above plus many others available online for a clean modern kitchen design, probably not suitable for children.

2. Oak

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Oak is a timeless classic kitchen style. Personally I believe it looks much more family friendly and will look as great in 10 years time as it does now.

3. White

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Just white on it’s own is a very similar look to black and white, clean and modern. The only difference is, well it’s only white firstly, but that makes the room feel lighter. White is also much more difficult to clean, so think about that!

4. Green

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Surprisingly this is a bit of a trend at the moment, I’ve even tried it myself. Add a dash of green to the kitchen. Most popular with walls, but it can be seats as in the photograph above, appliances, or anything else.

5. Stone

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Ok, this one kind of relies on you having a stone house. But if you do, check out this photograph! It’s beautiful right?

Well that’s this list out of the way, hope you enjoyed the post!