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Sober Advice: Organising Parties To Remember

I am a chef who was once ingloriously eliminated in the second round of a reality TV cooking show! Fortunately, since that setback, I have found my niche in life. My friends started to get married, and I fell into the habit of organising lots of bucks and hens nights. I was more interested in providing good food and a fun time that everyone would remember rather than drunken chaos. Gradually, my reputation spread and I set up my own pre-wedding party business. As many of my customers became older, they wanted wedding receptions, baptism parties and even a divorce party! My repertoire definitely expanded! So many people who are planning a party don't know where to start. I hope this blog is packed with ideas that inspire and motivate you to choose something less pedestrian and seek out the expertise that is available.

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There are plenty of reasons why you should conside


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There are plenty of reasons why you should consider having your wedding in an outdoor setting with the help of a wedding marquee. You can have your wedding almost anywhere you'd like without worrying about the unpredictability of the weather. You also have a completely blank canvas to work right into your colour scheme. You can use the marquee to your advantage when it comes to the guest list too - you can tailor the marquee to the size of your crowd, rather than worrying about how many people you can fit into that 'simply perfect' venue. 

In order to ensure your big day goes by without a hitch, there are a few things you should take into consideration before looking into wedding marquise hire. To make things nice and simple for you, we have compiled a list five things you should be asking when looking at wedding marquee hire: 

1 - How big a marquee is on offer? How many people can it safely contain? What styles are available? 

There are different frames / styles available - framed, traditional canvas, Indian or Bedouin tent, tepee-styles… Which one would be best for your wedding? Which one would be the best backdrop for your big day? 

2 - Can the wedding marquee hire company provide extras along with the structure itself? What about valances and linings in the same shades as your wedding colour scheme? Can they provide these or will you need to find them yourself? 

What about tables and chairs? Are these also things you will need to come up with yourself? Many of the good marquee hire companies will have these available, either as an added extra or as part of a package so it's advisable to look for a deal that offers everything you could need. Maybe even more — isn't it better to be over-prepared rather than under-prepared? 

3 - Are discounts available for 'bulk-buying'? If you get the furniture from the marquee hire company as well as the marquee itself, will they offer you them at a reduced price? If you are using their linings and valances, will they also offer a discount if you purchase them all together? 

4 - Are references available? If you're using a reputable marquee hire company, there will more than likely be testimonials or reviews online that you can use to gauge whether or not you are going to get a good service, and you can always ask friends and family whether they've had any experience hiring a marquee. You wouldn't hire a photographer for your wedding without first reading their reviews, right? 

5 - Can you see the marquee before the big day, either set up for a different wedding, or a completely different function entirely? It can be hard to get an idea for what your big day will look like when you haven't seen the blank canvas of the wedding marquee. Even if it is for ten minutes, ask if you can see the structure in action, maybe even take a few photos for inspiration later on. 

There are a lot of things to take into consideration when you plan to get married but by using a wedding marquee and finding a stunning outdoor setting, a lot of your concerns can be brushed to one side. You see, looking into the idea of wedding marquee hire could be the smartest decision you make in the entire wedding planning journey!

For more information on marquees, contact a company like Penrith Party Hire.