Inviting children to a wedding – Double Tree Sheffield have it covered!

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Children can really make a wedding very special.   Whether it’s the couple getting married who have children that will feature in the day, or family and friends who want to bring along their kiddies, having children around can really add to the atmosphere of the wedding.  

But, if you are inviting children, it’s important to ensure that they are catered for and looked after during the day. Invest in planning something for them now will ensure parents and children both have a great time!  Our team are experts in organising weddings that include children, and here’s our top tips to help keep children of all ages, amused and entertained all day!

Are You Guilty Of Committing A Wedding Guest Outfit 'Faux Pas'?

Are You Guilty Of Committing A Wedding Guest Outfit 'Faux Pas'?

Whilst all eyes were on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex the weekend before last, their royal wedding guests were also in the spotlight, with Brits up and down the country discussing whether their outfit etiquette matched the strict dress code – from Amal Clooney’s stunning yellow Stella McCartney dress, to David Beckham’s sharp suit by Dior.

We Would Walk 500 Miles, And We Would Walk 500 More - For Love

We Would Walk 500 Miles, And We Would Walk 500 More - For Love

-          Brits are willing to travel 1,163 miles to a loved one’s wedding
-          Brits are happy to invest on average £827.45 on being a wedding guest
-          31% welcome the idea of a wedding abroad

ENGAGED BRITS should expect a bumper guest list, as new research has revealed wedding guests are more than happy to go the extra mile for loved ones’ nuptials, both in distance and financially.
A survey of 2,000 UK adults carried out by One4all, the Post Office gift card, revealed guests would be willing to travel an astonishing 1,163 miles - more than the distance from London and Barcelona or Manchester to Nice -  to be at a loved one’s wedding.

Wedding Table Planning Made Easy

Wedding Table Planning Made Easy Perfect Ring


When preparations for your wedding enter the final month, virtually all of the main aspects will have been long since closed off and it’s down to the finer details of the day. One of these later tasks is to arrange where your guests will be seated for the reception. It can be a time-consuming process but it’s worth taking the time to organise it as carefully as possible, as all it takes is one unwise move to impact upon everyone’s enjoyment of the evening.

Don’t tell the bride! Men need to do their homework

From the correct way to wear a wedding ring, to the tradition of the wedding breakfast, the results of a new Nuptial Knowledge quiz found that modern men still struggle with long established wedding traditions.

Produced by QHotels, who host hundreds of weddings each year, the Wedding IQ quiz pitted 500 men and women against each other  with the aim of finding out which sex knows more about getting married. The results show that 21st century men still have a lot to learn about weddings, with women storming to the lead.

Here comes the bride - faster than you'd expect

Hollins Hall’s wedding co-ordinator Tanya Lattimer looks at the growing trend for short-lead weddings

Working in the wedding industry for the past decade, Tanya, has helped couples organise all styles and sizes of wedding, but a trend she has witnessed in the past few years is the move towards short-lead weddings – organising the big day to happen very soon after the engagement.

Here, Tanya explores this trend: “It used to be couples were engaged for 18 months to two years before they eventually said ‘I do’, but now we are seeing an increase in people wanting to celebrate their big day less than 12 months after the engagement takes place.

Jilted by your venue and wondering what to do?

Jilted by your venue and wondering what to do?

Expert Dan Gill, founder of high-end hospitality and event management company Dine, offers his advice. 

With yet another couple’s wedding day almost ruined this week by their venue going bust just 48 hours before their big day, venues closing down leaving couples high and dry have been much in the news again.

Adam Sanders and Amanda Mularczyk planned well ahead and booked their venue for 200 guests more than two years ago but this didn’t protect them from being jilted at the last minute by their Swindon venue.

So how do you protect yourself against not only this financial loss, but the stress incurred?

The top wedding trends of 2016

Every bride-to-be is spoiled for choice when it comes to planning for their big day, and knowing where to start can be a daunting task.

To help give some inspiration as to what theme to opt for this year, investment experts Old Mutual Wealth take a look at the top wedding trends of 2016, and how much they’re likely to set you back.

Bohemian The bohemian wedding trend has become more and more popular in recent years, and is a great way to incorporate a tasteful attitude into a non-traditional wedding. Once you account for the lace-draped dress, outdoor accommodation and lighting, a boho wedding could cost anything between £15,000 to £20,000.

Making Your Wedding Unique

Making Your Wedding Unique

When a couple plans their big day, they really want it to be a day that all the guests will enjoy and remember. The wedding is of course about the union of the couple but inevitably the bride and groom want their wedding to be the best wedding. With people attending so many weddings over the course of their life time, it can be difficult to make your own wedding stand out. However there are ways that it can be done and they won’t necessarily cost a fortune!

Budget is usually a concern for couples as they plan their big day so they always need to be mindful of the overall costs. Small additions and quirky features can become a nice talking point for guests and get them talking for the good reasons!

How to make a statement with accessories on your big day

How to make a statement with accessories on your big day

While some people prefer having the limelight more than others, your wedding day is one of the few times in your life that you’ll be the subject of your guest’s undivided attention. With everyone’s eyes on you and your groom, it is important to dress the part, no matter what your style.

One of the best ways to ensure this is with your accessories, which can make or break any outfit. With that in mind, here are our top tips on how to make a statement with accessories on your big day.

The jewellery 

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.

The Woburn Estate gives couples the opportunity to have their perfect wedding day

The Woburn Estate gives couples the opportunity to have their perfect wedding day


From a small intimate gathering of close friends and family to a lavish reception for up to 250 guests, The Woburn Estate gives couples the opportunity to have their perfect wedding day.

The Sculpture Gallery is set in the beautiful grounds of Woburn Abbey and was constructed by Henry Holland during the 18th Century for the fifth Duke of Bedford. It is one of the most majestic and elegant settings for any ceremony or reception, and with its own private gardens overlooking the Camellia Lake, it guarantees exclusivity. 

Keeping children out of mischief on your wedding day

Keeping children out of mischief on your wedding day

A thought that crosses most couple’s minds when planning a wedding is, should we invite children or not? And if we are going to invite them, how do we avoid the cliché crying during the ceremony and knee sliding on the dancefloor? Sure enough to invite children or not to invite children is the question.  If you have decided to invite children to your wedding ceremony or reception, here’s a few ideas on how you can make sure they’re kept happy and that your guests’ attention stays firmly where it should be: on you….I mean….on you and your new husband!

Keep them entertained

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