June 2017 archive

- 19 Jun 2017

Pros & Cons of Inviting Wedding Evening Guests

Weddings are expensive! As I am sure you are finding out by now, if you are planning your special day.

Everything comes down to per head costs, the food package, the drinks package, the stationary and even the little things, like the table favours. So it’s safe to say that by having fewer guests… the overall wedding will cost less? This however is depressing to think about when you are planning a wedding as this means that there are restrictions. On the one hand all of your family and friends that you meet and see from setting the date, you want to invite, and on the other hand, you are trying to keep the cost down.

The simple answer for many is to invite evening guest; this however comes with its fair share of challenges. I have thought about this a lot, and have come up with a pros and cons list of inviting evening guests:

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- 15 Jun 2017

Tasting the Stars

On the day Dom Perignon shouted to his fellow Benedictine monks in the Abbey of Hautvillers “Come quick brothers, I am tasting the stars!” little did he know that he had just changed the wine world forever. Dom Perignon was the legendary monk in the Champagne region who first experimented with blending different grape varieties in the 17th century to obtain a rounder, more complex and interesting wine by drawing from the best characteristics of each varietal. Because of the colder winters in Champagne, wine had to be bottled before it had reached peak fermentation which would be re-awakened upon the arrival of spring, due to the residual yeasts within the bottles, as temperatures rose. The result – bubbles! And lots of them…

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- 05 Jun 2017

Those lazy, crazy days of Summer

Where is this year disappearing to?  The warm weather has only just bothered to turn up and the feeling of arriving and leaving work in daylight is still a pleasant surprise but in truth the year is flashing by. Give it a couple of weeks and we’ll be closer to next Christmas than last and the nights will start drawing in. No, please, don’t thank me for that encouraging thought!

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- 01 Jun 2017

Gary’s Angels!

An old wise man once said: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing year after year and expecting a different result”. That’s why we at One Great George Street like to shake things up a bit the minute we sense something isn’t working. The snap general election has thrown a spanner in the works for our industry with some government bookings re-scheduled or postponed. Instantly our Director Gary Payne called upon his sales and marketing sidekicks (me, Victoria & Katie as above from left to right) to find a creative way of appealing to our clients during this time.

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