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Bridal shops and outlet stores across the United Kingdom are looked upon with actual reverence by most women and they are full of racks stuffed with the most precious, beautiful bridal gowns you could imagine. You’re going to the chapel and you’re going to get married! Congratulations on your impending nuptials! As a girl I’m sure you dreamed of this moment and even more importantly, the wedding dress you are going to wear. Every little girl daydreams and moons over large princess dresses a la Cinderella but the reality as an adult is different – well, mostly!

There are a lot of types of wedding dress shops in Sussex out there ranging from a line to tapered fish tail. They come in many colours and lengths androse-314914_640you could have an absolute ball with your bridesmaids trying dresses on and sipping champagne. It’s an emotional occasion for your mum too so make sure you invite her along. Her seeing you in your wedding dress is a moment she will remember for the rest of her life and being that she’s your mum, you’ll likely want her input anyhow.

Choosing the right style of wedding dress will really depend on a lot of factors. Your age, colouring, height and even weight can come into it. Every girl wants the dream princess dress but whatever that means for you, you want to look good. Your weight itself doesn’t matter (except to some brides it does) but realistically you want to choose a dress that will flatter your shape whatever that is. Wedding dresses come in so many different styles it can be really hard to choose but what looks good on the hanger needs to look good on you and when you find the right dress, you’ll know for sure. Ensure that you have a good tailor to alter yours and your bridesmaid’s dresses.

Obviously it would beneficial if no one got themselves pregnant between trying on dresses and the big day but sometimes these things happen and as long as you have a great tailor, then they can be on hand for alterations as time goes on. Choosing tea length dresses for a more fifties style of wedding can be a beautiful fit and you can even choose colours that aren’t ivory or white. A coloured dress is ever more popular as the years go on, with some people choosing to be wed in fancy dress which is actually less popular.

There’s something so clean and beautiful in a white or ivory dress so if you are the traditional type, you’ll find different shops up and down the country will have your dream dress. Even the high street houses places like John Lewis and Debenhams and Marks and Spencers, which all carry elegant wedding dresses but without the custom made boutique price tag. You want to feel like a princess on your wedding day and we all know that the power to do that lies not with your future husband, but in the silk and layers of your wedding dress.

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Running a catering kitchen that handles high volumes of food output is not easy. The amount of work that goes into building and running this particular kitchen is huge and expensive. Going ahead and selecting the right kind of hardware for your commercial kitchen can be daunting to say the least, especially if you are opening for the first time. The importance of choosing the right equipment, and not second hand equipment, comes into play when handling, preparing and serving the food. It will basically determine how quickly you can serve meals and ensure your customers keep coming back for more.

Companies like unitednational.co.uk provide catering equipment to large corporations. The most important catering utensils utilised in a mixture of 22010888590_27e8469706_zareas are items like mobile ice bins, banquet carts, beverage dispensers, buffet servers and holding and transport bins.

Whether you are buying for the first time or updating the equipment you already have, there are some really important things to consider before you go ahead and buy:

Be mindful of space: Taking the time to ensure that you have measured the kitchen before you install equipment in is so important. Many kitchens are small because much of the space in the building has been allocated to seat paying customers and so you have to really maximise the space you do have. Put simply, you cannot afford to buy sizeable pieces of equipment if it is going to start encroaching on your space. Sometimes size just can’t be avoided, so planning where everything will go is a great way to avoid getting all of your equipment in and realising there is no space to move around the kitchen. It’s basically like playing appliance Tetris; everything has to fit together and in the right spots. Think of it as “space budgeting”. Measure your current equipment if you are updating or size up the space you have available if you are starting out.

Compare prices before shopping: Shopping around is so important when you go ahead and buy commercial catering equipment as you want to make sure you buy the right sizes for your restaurant. Researching your equipment and their price tags are one of the most powerful things you can do when buying this kind of thing. You’ll soon start to get an idea of what prices to expect from new and refurbished items and don’t be tempted by a low price tag as it doesn’t always indicate quality. It will also put you in a position to negotiate. The more you know about the various makes and models, the more leverage you will have

Buy in bulk: If you are buying more than one item at a time, this gives you incredible power on prices. You can negotiate a really good deal if you are buying more than one item as you can get money off for bulk buys. After you have done your research, find a supplier who stocks many of the things you are looking for. Not only will this cut down the initial sale price of the items but will also streamline warranties and servicing.

Ultimately, you cannot afford to rush into this investment. It is just so important to take the time to research the equipment as well as suppliers available to you. Once you have done all of this, you will be well on the way to having a thriving catering business and very happy customers.

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City Weddings


Posted By on Jan 16, 2017

Planning a wedding is exciting as it is but planning a city wedding with a rustic, historical feel is even more exciting than usual. Castles and beautiful palace grounds, royal parks and even boat weddings on the Thames, there’s something for every Asian wedding planner to organise.

Choosing to have your wedding here really depends on whether you are interested in history or countryside greenery and we’ve put together some top tips for visiting one of the truly buzzing cities in the world! The amount of times people go and visit and become changed because of London is written all over the history pages. There’s nothing like London. It may be a grey and very busy city but it is the capital of England and the business hub of the country. It’s also filled to the brim with wedding venues and churches of all denominations. There is so much of our past weighted heavily in London and it is still a twenty four hour city that never sleeps. Choosing the city to hold your wedding is about weighted history and beautiful photography with one of the most iconic cities in the world. Being able to impress your guests and look back on your wedding day knowing you made an impact, and had the most memorable day is key.

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Having a wedding with a theme like an Asian wedding should prepare you for a colourful, authentic wedding. Less wearing white and more wearing red, as Asian bride’s don’t believe that red is bad luck for a wedding, just that it signifies love. We don’t mean the food although there are plenty of restaurants that serve such a delicacy, we mean the travel card.

Being able to hop from bus to train to tube and back within the six zones of the London perimeter sounds complex but ensuring that you pick up an Oyster card from any tube station means all that hip-hopping around London won’t cost you anywhere near as much as the paper ticket. Oyster up before you go and make sure you map your route around the underground. Advance booking your meals, especially if you’re a family and don’t want to stick to the likes of McDonalds and Five Guys, means that you can ensure you’ve a dinner reservation in some of the busiest places. Being able to turn up at TGI Fridays in Leicester Sq and not actually have to wait for a table can really make the difference to the evening especially with younger kids in tow. Exploring London for wedding venues can get tiresomely busy! Be aware of the trains! If you’re unlucky enough to not have a car, train travel is usually the method of transport to get into London from further away and the earlier you book the cheaper it is.

Make sure that you have a railcard if you travel as a family or a Two Together railcard works for couples.  Make lists! List temples, list venues, list halls and palaces and make plans with your planner to put down deposits and broker deals with some of the swankiest of places. Make a timetable of meetings you have to attend and ensure you’re sorted for travel costs and lunch etc before you start.

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You could have planned an amazing holiday with your friends or family, or even have a meeting penned in with new or existing clients for your business. Hiring a luxury car from companies such as http://www.ajprestigelondon.com is always better than squishing into public transport. Luxurious cars provide not only a lavish experience but a premium quality to your transport. Whether this is for a group of people travelling together on business or for pleasure reasons, cars that are equipped with air conditioning and plush, soft interiors are so much better than the bus!

Luxury car hire companies like http://www.ajprestigelondon.com provide excellent services to its clients and as such, always receive repeat business. Hiring a car can make travel far more exciting and luxurious and if this car you’ve hired happens to be a Land Rover or a Lamborghini, then even 6826559784_0e0dbbe26d_zbetter. Car hire may help you to realise that dream you’ve always had of owning a little piece of luxury. A luxury car is recommended for those who are on business and touring a new area because the pure image of professionalism that is exhibited with the selection of your car.

Car hire does not have to be ordinary and companies like http://www.ajprestigelondon.com understand that. Whether you want to hire your car for enjoyment, performance or maybe even to impress people in a social or business function, luxury cars are always readily available for hire. There is a lot to take into consideration that will save you time and money and it’s important that you choose the right car for your needs. Companies that are available for car hire for corporate transfers, airport transfers, wedding car hires, private luxury tours and special event car hire provide a point to point, exclusive transportation that will be available whenever you require. The professional companies that are out there aim to deliver on the quality they promise in a luxurious car.

It is so easy now for people to find luxury cars on offer, with the influx of companies littering the webpages and app stores out there. Hiring a car has never been easier than it has now and the choices across apps mean that you can choose a car within your budget with ease. If you have a brilliant day out listed, you will need luxury for that! There’s nothing like loading up a beautiful Ferrari or other sports car and swinging past your friends house for pick up! Load up that boot with whatever you need but be very aware of any scratches or damage you cause. If you plan to go on a picnic, all the better but if you’re loading the car for a camping trip or extreme sports venture, make sure any equipment doesn’t cause any marks across the car. The deposit is going to be high enough without getting it back again. Treat the hire car like you would your own: with great care!

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Are you looking for the perfect theme for your next party? If so, you should consider a wild west party. There are many different themes to choose from, but this is certainly one of the top ones to choose. There are several benefits and here are some of the main ones:

  1. Retro

There are modern cowboys, but the Wild West of the US is a thing of the past. Retro things have become quite popular today, and that includes ones from yesteryear. The period refers to the Western US from the 1600s to the early 1900s. It’s become even more old-school due to the 21st century starting recently. This makes the period even more interesting since the era now ended over a century ago.

Although the Wild West has become more dated in the 21st century, it’s still often seen in various TV shows and movies, for example. So many people today can still recognize and enjoy the theme at a company or birthday party, for example.

  1. Exciting

There’s something thrilling about the Wild West. That’s because it involved all sorts of imagery including cowboys, horseback riding, shootouts, frontier towns, and so on. For many people, this is an exciting period compared to the Digital Age.

Today’s world has become very technological and automated. In many ways, this has made modern life easier. On the other hand, some people find today’s lifestyle to be boring in some ways. In that case, they often dream about days of living the thrilling life of the Wild West. This is one of the key reasons why it’s an excellent option if you’re looking for a theme for your next party.

  1. Americana

Another key benefit of the Wild West is that it’s a bit of Americana. In fact, there are cowboys in other parts of the world including Argentina. However, if you’re looking for a theme that’s unique to the US, one of the best options is the American cowboy. It’s simply one of the most recognizable eras in US history.

It’s important to note that many of the Wild West themes in movies and TV shows weren’t quite historically accurate. However, many of the elements that make it to party themes are familiar to party-goers, so they’re ones that can help to make a good party a great one.

  1. Unique

Another major benefit of having a Wild West themed party is that it can help to make your party a unique one. OK, technically it won’t be the first party ever with that theme. However, it’s a theme that you’ll rarely find at a UK party, so it can help to make your event a special one.

These are some of the top benefits of a Wild West-themed party. There are many themes to choose from, but this is one of the unique ones that remind guests of a bygone era of horse-riding cowboys and wide landscapes. Why not consider it for your next bash whether it’s celebrating a birthday, Halloween or another special event?

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You’re going to the chapel and you’re going to get married! Congratulations on your impending nuptials! As a girl I’m sure you dreamed of this moment and even more importantly, the wedding dress you are going to wear. Every little girl daydreams and moons over large princess dresses a la Cinderella but the reality as an adult is different – well, mostly!

Bridal shops and outlet stores across the United Kingdom are extremely popular and so getting an early appointment can be a struggle. If your wedding date is a couple of years away, try and make sure you can book an appointment now anyway. It may seem early, but as the bridal stores are seeig with such reverence by most women, and they are full of racks stuffed with the most precious, beautiful bridal gowns you could imagine, you’ll want to get in early. There are a lot of types of wedding dress Sussex out there ranging from a line to tapered fish tail. They come in many colours and lengths and you could have an absolute ball with your bridesmaids trying dresses on and sipping champagne. It’s an emotional occasion for your mum too so make sure you invite her along. Her seeing you in your wedding dress is a moment she will remember for the rest of her life and being that she’s your mum, you’ll likely want her input anyhow. Choosing the right style of wedding dress will really depend on a lot of factors.

wedding dress SussexYour age, colouring, height and even weight can come into it. Every girl wants the dream princess dress but whatever that means for you, you want to look good. Your weight itself doesn’t matter (except to some brides it does) but realistically you want to choose a dress that will flatter your shape whatever that is. Wedding dresses come in so many different styles it can be really hard to choose but what looks good on the hanger needs to look good on you and when you find the right dress, you’ll know for sure. Ensure that you have a good tailor to alter yours and your bridesmaid’s dresses. Obviously it would beneficial if no one got themselves pregnant between trying on dresses and the big day but sometimes these things happen and as long as you have a great tailor, then they can be on hand for alterations as time goes on. Choosing tea length dresses for a more fifties style of wedding can be a beautiful fit and you can even choose colours that aren’t ivory or white.

A coloured dress is ever more popular as the years go on, with some people choosing to be wed in fancy dress which is actually less popular. There’s something so clean and beautiful in a white or ivory dress so if you are the traditional type, you’ll find different shops up and down the country will have your dream dress. Even the high street houses places like John Lewis and Debenhams and Marks and Spencers, which all carry elegant wedding dresses but without the custom made boutique price tag. You want to feel like a princess on your wedding day and we all know that the power to do that lies not with your future husband, but in the silk and layers of your wedding dress.

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City Weddings: A Guide


Posted By on Dec 5, 2016

Planning a wedding is exciting as it is but planning a city wedding with a rustic, historical feel is even more exciting than usual. Castles and beautiful palace grounds, royal parks and even boat weddings on the Thames, there’s something for every Asian wedding planning to organise. Choosing to have your wedding here really depends on whether you are interested in history or countryside greenery and we’ve put together some top tips for visiting one of the truly buzzing cities in the world! The amount of times people go and visit and become changed because of London is written all over the history pages. There’s nothing like London. It may be a grey and very busy city but it is the capital of England and the business hub of the country.

It’s also filled to the brim with wedding venues and churches of all denominations. There is so much of our past weighted heavily in London and it is still a twenty four hour city that never sleeps. Choosing the city to hold your wedding is about weighted history and beautiful photography with one of the most iconic cities in the world. Being able to impress your guests and look back on your wedding day knowing you made an impact, and had the most memorable day is key. Having a wedding with a theme like an Asian wedding should prepare you for a colourful, authentic wedding. Less wearing white and more wearing red, as Asian bride’s don’t believe that red is bad luck for a wedding, just that it signifies love.

Asian wedding planningWe don’t mean the food although there are plenty of restaurants that serve such a delicacy, we mean the travel card. Being able to hop from bus to train to tube and back within the six zones of the London perimeter sounds complex but ensuring that you pick up an Oyster card from any tube station means all that hip-hopping around London won’t cost you anywhere near as much as the paper ticket. Oyster up before you go and make sure you map your route around the underground. Advance booking your meals, especially if you’re a family and don’t want to stick to the likes of McDonalds and Five Guys, means that you can ensure you’ve a dinner reservation in some of the busiest places.

Being able to turn up at TGI Fridays in Leicester Sq and not actually have to wait for a table can really make the difference to the evening especially with younger kids in tow. Exploring London for wedding venues can get tiresomely busy! Be aware of the trains! If you’re unlucky enough to not have a car, train travel is usually the method of transport to get into London from further away and the earlier you book the cheaper it is. Make sure that you have a railcard if you travel as a family or a Two Together railcard works for couples.  Make lists! List temples, list venues, list halls and palaces and make plans with your planner to put down deposits and broker deals with some of the swankiest of places. Make a timetable of meetings you have to attend and ensure you’re sorted for travel costs and lunch etc before you start.

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There are some important differences in catering equipment between domestic and commercial and before you go ahead and buy, it’s crucial to know these differences.

Catering companies of all types may be tempted by a lower price tag and accessibility of domestic products when they are kitting out their commercial kitchen. These budget buys, while attractive, can lead to huge costs in the future for you as a chef and for your kitchen. Size does matter when it comes to catering equipment.

The first and most obvious difference is the size of equipment. Commercial ovens and microwaves dwarf the domestic equivalent and for good reason. The huge output with the larger items mean that higher demand can be met easily. Professional kitchens in restaurants and cafes are expected to provide for a large and continuous stream of people therefore a large amount of food orders on a daily basis. Domestic equipment cannot handle the volume and this can negatively impact your food production and the overall efficiency of your kitchen. With catering equipment, quality is equal to quantity. Everything in the kitchen in catering equipment online terms needs to be replaced eventually. Knives, oven and even the fridge, while these can survive years in the average home, the constant use and employment of equipment in a large kitchen will rapidly increase the deterioration of domestic equipment. Commercial good are manufactured to the highest standard of quality, often with long lasting materials. Kitchen chefs will always maintain their equipment in a larger kitchen compared to in the home.

catering equipment onlineKeeping up with trends can be important. Besides top of the range materials and components, commercial supplies come with a range of built in features to maintain their overall efficiency and preservation of your food. In a domestic kitchen, the fridge compressor for example, is only designed to be opened several times a day. A commercial fridge features a much more powerful compressor to handle regular opening and the higher temperatures of a busy kitchen. The precision of catering equipment is so different to domestic appliances. While cooking in your own kitchen can be completed with any appliance, food at any commercial busy restaurant or bar is expected to be made as best as it possibly could be. This calls for meals to be prepared at temperatures for precise periods of time. Commercial goods, with their top-tier quality and efficiency, are capable of achieving these specific needs quickly without jeopardizing the quality of the end product.

Don’t look at the price. It is so easy to get hooked on a low price tag but if you want to keep the cash in your wallet, look beyond it. What is the appliance made from? What features does it support? How safe is it when it’s very hot and hectic? All these factors should be considered before making your buy, and they will always result in commercial equipment being the superior and better long term investment.

However you decide to go with a catering business, buy smart and buy properly. Don’t over use domestic equipment in your kitchen because you want to save money.

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