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Dont Let Wedding Planning Stress Kill Your Relationship

Posted by Thomas Callaghan on June 13, 2006 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

When we’re little, most of us have an idea of what our wedding will be like. The white dress, the prince charming – it’s a fairy tale day come true! Of course, this is the end goal here, but now that we’ve grown up and begun the whole process, we know that everything doesn’t just happen for our wedding day; someone has to do all the planning and do it right. The someone(s) in question (unless you have a fantastic wedding planner) is usually the couple of the hour.

The idea that this is a once-in-a-lifetime event puts a whole lot of pressure on it to be perfect. There is no next time, no do-overs. The pressure is real and understandable. However, with all the stress, the appointments, the decision making, and the seemingly endless worrying about every aspect of your wedding day coming together without a hitch, there can be less attention paid to the person who this is all for – your spouse-to-be.

Wedding planning can occasionally be a catalyst for the death of romance in a budding relationship and a long-established one, alike; but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few ways to avoid this and keep the whole wedding-planning process fun, exciting, and just one more way to bring the two of you even closer.

Designate time when wedding planning discussions are not allowed. It’s easy to let the wedding dominate every conversation you’re having. It’s on your mind all day and who better to blab to than the person you’re teaming up with on this? This can become incredibly daunting, and we’re not saying you’re being a Bridezilla (or Groomzilla), but eventually one or both of you is going to be too exhausted to talk about your centerpieces or bridesmaid dresses. The same rules we can recall with mobile phones (not at dinner, not after 9pm, not at church, etc.) can apply here – whatever times work best for you two to just enjoy each other’s company and wedding-speak.

Plan your romance. You may be thinking that this seems contradictory to the romance that spontaneity brings about, but we’re grown/growing up. Simply put, life is busy. If we waited around for a spontaneous moment to arise, we might be waiting for weeks, months, a year! We actually have to make plans to make plans (wedding planning), so I think for anyone reading this blog, you are fully aware of the value and importance of planning. Planning ensures that things get done — your romantic life is no different! In this busy time in your life, plan a night to get away from all the stress. Whether it’s a movie night, coffee date, going out for drinks and laughs, or just planning on cooking dinner together, we want you to let the sparks fly again! We’re sure you can take it from there.

Embrace the element of surprise. When someone isn’t expecting something to happen, you better bet they’re going to remember it that much more. Not only that, but a surprise really affects a person. This surprise can be in the form of a kind gesture, releasing a stressful duty from your significant other (calling the caterer, running errands, cooking dinner), giving a thoughtful gift, or planning a night for the two of you to get away for an activity you both enjoy like hiking for the weekend. An unexpected surprise is going to relieve stress, bring you closer together, and help your significant other understand why they fell in love with you in the first place.

Throughout this entire process, it’s extremely important to be mindful of your significant other and of your relationship in general. It’s easy to get carried away with wedding planning process, but don’t let the wedding planning stress kill your relationship! After all, without a bride and groom, there can’t be a wedding, can there? Happy planning, lovebirds!

Wedding Insurance ? Yeh or Nah ....

Posted by Thomas Callaghan on March 11, 2006 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We get asked this a lot .

With the cost of getting married spiralling and more couples are looking to protect themselves financially in case the big day goes wrong.

Many weddings now cost upwards of £10,000. But for the cost of an extra tier on the wedding cake you can get insurance policies which will cover many of the nightmare scenarios that haunt prospective brides and grooms.

A growing trend for couples to organise their big day independently - booking venues, catering, flowers and the rest separately - means that many of the costs are not insured and there is no central point of complaint or recompense if things go wrong.

If couples book a service or goods from suppliers and they go bust, they will have to join the list of unsecured creditors and will be near the back of the line when it comes to claiming back costs.

And insuring the big day is of even more concern if couples opt to have their wedding in a marquee or in premises not usually hired out for functions, when public liability cover will be needed to protect against claims for injury or damage.

Wedding insurance A number of firms offer wedding insurance, ranging from specialists such as Wedding plan and Ecclesiastical to household names John Lewis ( our fav ) and Marks and Spencer Different suppliers offer different cover so it is important to tailor one to your needs.

For example i always suggest John Lewis whom include public liability cover which will pay out in the event of any claims arising if an accident occurred. Most policies have different levels of cover that you can choose from and will specify how much will be paid in different circumstances.

John Lewis has 12 levels of cover costing between £46 and £355. Couples should consider what their most significant costs are and choose a policy to cover them. A key detail of a policy is the amount that it will pay in the event the wedding has to be cancelled. This ranges from a few thousand pounds for the cheapest levels of cover, to as much as £50,000.

What is covered i hear you ask ?

A quick total of the various costs will give you an approximate figure. The cancellation amount will pay if the venue cannot be used or if a key member of the wedding party – bride, groom and parents or guardians – dies or is ill or injured before the ceremony.

Policies will also pay if the wedding dress or other special outfits are lost or severely damaged. If those paying for the wedding are made redundant and the wedding has to be cancelled, policies will payout. However, the policy has to have been in place for eight weeks before notice has been given.

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Posted by Thomas Callaghan on January 28, 2006 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)
One of the things that wedding planners and designers often overlook is the wedding chair sashes. If you want to make your reception venue more than just a place to dine and dance, then you should take careful consideration on what sashes to use for your chairs.

Events by TLC is well known for stocking a wide range of colors of organza, taffeta and satin. Colours are very important for a bride so she can acquire her desired dream function. With several colour choices available, you can easily match the colours of the sashes to the colour of your wedding theme or whatever you have in mind.

Wedding chair sashes when applied correctly can add beauty to the room and this is something you can either do yourself or use a venue dressing company. They will be the ones to assemble the chair sashes, focusing on the alignment and design concept so the end result will be quite beautiful to look at. Imagine the impact of colour coordinated chair sashes when you have more than 50 chairs in a room.

 Our Skilled staff will be more than happy to send you different shades of colours to choose from and if you want; we can give you some advice on how best to make a statement with these chair sashes on your wedding.

Paying attention to details such as the length of the wedding chair sashes, their colours and the fabric to be used means a lot to our company and if you want to make your wedding reception really stand out, check out the products we have to offer.


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