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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:
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…
The month of May is always the release of the new Beverage List. This is after the budget announcement, trade tastings, research and copious amount of tastings and haggling with the F&B Manager Joao Da Silva and Director Gary Payne in darkened rooms as we hide away and come up with new wines for the list.
When I am helping my couples plan their weddings here at One Great George Street, I am often asked what entertainment they should book. Fortunately we have a great range of tried and tested suppliers that I am able to recommend. With over 6 years’ experience in the wedding industry, I have seen some weird and wonderful things to entertain guests; from treasure hunts to mini golf, there is so much on offer out there, that couples are spoilt for choice! However it is easy to get carried away when planning a wedding, and end up wanting it all. To help narrow down the list, I have come up with an A – Z list of ideas that might be the right entertainment for your guests:
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