3 Strong Reasons to Have a DJ at Your Wedding Party

A wedding is meant to be absolutely one of the most special days of your life, and for that reason, people are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that everything is as well-structured, organised, and perfect as possible, in advance of their big day.

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There’s a lot that goes into this. Booking the perfect venue. Ensuring that your dress, or suit, is on point. Arranging the catering.

But, of course, no wedding would be complete without music, and there are some good reasons why you should seriously consider having a professional DJ at your wedding, as opposed to playing your own soundtrack off a laptop on the one hand, or even hiring a band, on the other hand.

Reasons to Have a DJ at Your Wedding Party

Here are a few good reasons to have a DJ at your party.

They will be able to take everyone’s favourite requests in a way that a band might not be able to. There are many good reasons to hire a wedding band. There’s always something engaging and impressive about people playing live music, and it creates a certain kind of atmosphere that you might be going for.

On the other hand, though, a wedding band is inevitably going to be limited in their ability to cover everyone’s favourite songs. A DJ, on the other hand, can take requests in advance and maybe also on the spur of the moment, and can create a tailor-made soundtrack that hits all the right notes and transports you back to any point in your life you’d like to invoke, whether that means playing rock, pop, country, or choral tracks. Music is the life of any party, and helps people unwind and get on the same wavelength.

When all is said and done, music is basically the life of any party. It has the ability to get people out of their own heads, up out of their seats, and moving. It can set the mood of a place or alter it from one moment to the next, depending on what you want it to be.

Music, also, is a mental anchor. Hearing a good song that you enjoy can summon up all manner of uplifting recollections and can alter your mindset radically.

Keeping all of that in mind, it’s an excellent idea to ensure that some professions are supplying the music for your wedding party, and that they know how to arrange things so as to set the tone exactly where you want it to be.

A good DJ will offer a professional service and can help to allow you a bit of breathing room

In theory, you could deal the music for your wedding party on your own, but that would take a significant amount of work and trouble, at a time when by all accounts, you’ll already have more than enough on your plate.

Hiring a good DJ will allow you to benefit from a professional service, and enjoy a bit of breathing room in the midst of all the wedding-chaos. You can count on the DJ to do the bulk of the work surrounding the music, while you relax and focus on other things. Like enjoying your big day.

Everything you need to consider for a country wedding

Country weddings are at the top of many people’s dream list for a reason, thanks to their ability to provide a picture-perfect backdrop for the most special day of your lives so far. With so many things to consider, planning a country wedding means considering logistics and practicalities, but also little touches that make the day personal to you. With that in mind, here’s 6 things to consider when planning a country wedding.

Be prepared for every weather

We know everyone dreams of perfectly fine, clear weather for their wedding day, but living in the UK, we know all too well that you need to be prepared for all eventualities. Keeping an eye on the weather as you build up to the big day is the best way to stay abreast of any contingency plans you may or may not need to implement. If the weather is looking particularly warm and sunny, ensure there are shaded areas for your guests to retreat from the heat, and if things are looking a little bleaker, make light of the situation by including baskets of emergency wellies and umbrellas. Whatever the weather, your day is set to be magical, so don’t fret!

Consider a themed Menu

If you’re going all out with the country theme, you may want to consider creating a menu that’s themed around the countryside. Choosing courses that reflect local British produce adds a nice touch, as does the potential of eating al fresco. Speak to your caterers about what you have in mind, and they will be able to advise you on foods that are currently in season.

Add a touch of twinkle

In an abundance of natural furnishings, there’s nothing better than subtle, romantic lighting to complement the gentle and relaxed feel. Twinkly fairy lights are a fantastic accompaniment to your venue décor, and can be draped around beams, from the ceiling or along fireplaces to add that little touch of sparkle.

Versatile accommodation

If you’ve chosen a stunningly secluded location to hold your wedding day, you’re going to want to consider sourcing suitable overnight accommodation for your family and friends. You want to make sure that your guests can find a place to stay that fits within any specific requirements and budgets that they may have. It’s a good idea when sending out your invitations to give your guests ideas on potential places to stay, whether a big country home in the Yorkshire Dales, Luxury Cotswolds Cottages, or log cabins in the peak district, there will be somewhere to suit everyone.

Those little touches

Once the big decisions have been made, it’s time to get down to personalisation. Most weddings that are attended are remembered for a couple of things, fantastic speeches, wonderful food, and those all-important little touches. Place baskets of flip flops, cosy blankets and disposable cameras around your venue for an inviting and personal atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy together.

Everything you need to consider for a country wedding

However you choose to spend your big day, it’s sure to be one of the most enchanting and exciting days in your life, so make sure to soak up all that there is to offer, with all of those that you love.

 

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The Different Eras Of Antique Jewellery

Antique and vintage jewellery has been popular for a long time, and there are many different years where the jewellery is still in vogue even today. If you have a passion for jewellery and want to better understand where your favourites pieces have come from, below is a summary of the most popular ears for jewellery.

The Different Eras Of Antique Jewellery
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The Georgian Era from 1714 to 1830

The Georgian era is named after the British kings George I, Gorge II, and George III, spanning from 1714 up to 1830. During this era, jewellery was predominantly worn by the upper classes and is more about the size and cut of the stones, rather than the intricacy and beauty of the jewellery itself. As such, many Georgian pieces were broken and reused to create other pieces of jewellery, which makes what survived highly collectable.

The Victorian Era 1837 to 1901

The Victorian era was also named after the British monarch, Queen Victoria, and it is said that the style of jewellery at the time often mimicked her life. Popular during this time were hearts, bows, birds, as well as flowers, and during this time, it also became fashionable to wear darker coloured jewellery which incorporated black enamel, fossilised coal, as well as black onyx.

Art Nouveau Era 1880 to 1910

The Art Nouveau era did not last for very long, but it did have a big impact on jewellery design which can still be seen today. The era is famous for getting inspiration from nature and also for using new types of material such as horn, copper, or shell. The popular precious stones for this era were freshwater pearls, amethyst, amber, opal, and citrine.

Art Deco Era 1920 to 1939

Within this era, symmetry was embraced which is reflected in the geometric designs that became popular during this time. You can see some excellent examples of Art Deco pieces such as vintage watches from Kalmar Antiques. Bigger and brighter stones were used during this era with rubies, sapphires, and emeralds being popular.

Edwardian Era 1901 to 1915

During the Edwardian era, the most popular materials that were used for jewellery are diamonds, platinum, as well as pearls. The style was thought to be the epitome of sophistication with its white on white design. The jewellery designers of the time would often look at Ancient Greek, Roman, and Napoleonic art for inspiration when designing their jewellery.

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Retro Era 1939 to 1950

The retro era is the final one in antique jewellery, and the jewellery that was created in this time is also known as cocktail jewellery. With films being extremely popular during this time, the demand for Hollywood style fashion also grew.  Many of the stones that were used were oversized while keeping a playful feel. It was also a time when many synthetics were introduced, and alloys became a more popular choice for the metals used.

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If the history of jewellery is something that sparks your interest, then you may also wish to read the History of Jewellery.

These are the different main types of antique jewellery that you find in the marketplace. There will always be some jewellery which is not really classifiable but is still an antique and beautiful.