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Bomboniere is the tradition of giving wedding guests a small gift to thank them for their best wishes on the special day. It's a custom that started in France and Italy and has since been adopted by wedding planners and brides to be all over the world.
Offering the chance to give guests a special thank you, bomboniere are normally very small gifts that have value for their significance rather than for their financial worth. One of the most popular types of bomboniere is a small net pouch filled with sugared almonds, which has its roots in the traditions origins.
The custom of exchanging bomboniere began in 14th century, when the families of Italian couples who became engaged began swapping small packets of sweets as a sign of good fortune. Sugared almonds soon became the sweet of choice and the custom started to spread to other special occasions, such as christenings or special anniversary celebrations.
While the tradition started in Italy, the word bomboniere is a French invention. It's a derivative of the French word for sweets – bon bon – and this is the name they are commonly known by. In the UK and some other European countries, they are also sometimes called favours.
These days, bombonieres are not limited to sugared almonds and the only restriction is your imagination. I you'd like some help planning your party gifts or any other aspects of your wedding, be sure to get in touch with the wedding consultants at Pillingers Hiring Service. Call 02 8999 8486 to find out more about this brilliant Sydney-based family company.
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Click here for an inspirational 'save the date' video!
One of the first things you'll want to do when you start planning your wedding is send out save the date notifications. These alert your friends and family to the fact that you're looking forward to the big day well in advance and lets you take a step back so you can start planning some of the finer details without the pressure of making sure everyone knows.
If you're looking for a new and fun way to ensure your loved ones all save the date for your wedding, sit back and watch this cute video. Jess and Brian announce to the world that they've decided to tie the knot in this relatively simple yet very effective stop frame video that not only works as a notification, but is also like to be a nice memento for years to come.
Once your save the date cards, videos or notes have gone out, it's time for you to get working on all of the other wonderful, unique touches you want to add to your wedding. After watching this lovely video, you should be filled with inspiration.
Ensure that when it comes to planning your wedding, you have help from the best. Call 02 8999 8486 to find out more about the friendly and experienced team at Pillingers Hiring Service in Sydney. As one of the oldest hiring companies in Sydney and offering a huge range of services, they can advise you on exactly how long you need to plan your wedding.
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What better day to bring your workforce together and boost team spirit than Australia Day? Plan a corporate event that will leave your staff feeling appreciated and invigorated by celebrating on one of the countries most treasured holidays.
A traditional but much loved Australia Day celebration is a do-it-yourself style barbeque in a park or on the beach and this can be a great choice for small businesses who don't have too many employees. Larger companies may prefer to hire in catering companies or party planners to help them make sure there's enough food for everyone.
Organise a series of cricket games for your staff to take part in or buy tickets to local matches where you can spectate without having to take part. This is a great way of making sure your party has a central focus and something for everyone to enjoy together.
Fireworks are another big part of Australia day celebrations and if you can afford to host your own display, your employees are sure to be impressed. However, if a private firework display is out of your budget, you might like to think about investigating nearby stately homes that may be organising larger events your team can take part in.
For some help creating an unusual and memorable Australia Day celebration for your business, contact Sydney based party hire business Pillingers Hiring Service. This family run firm has lots of experience in throwing brilliant parties and events so call 02 8999 8486 to find out more.
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Click here to watch the video 'How to Make a Simple Wedding Cake'.
If you need to keep an eye on your wedding budget, why not decorate your own wedding cake for a creative and effective way to save some dollars. There are plenty of other ways to keep costs under control, such as making your own bouquets and taking care of your own hair and make-up.
To decorate your own wedding cake you will need:
Three pre-made cakes (of different sizes for a tiered effect)
White sugar paste
First of all, stack the cakes up on top of each other. Opt for different sizes of cake if you want to create a tier – a large fruit cake on the bottom, sponge cake in the middle and chocolate cake on top is a popular combination.
The cakes cannot be set directly on top of each other; use plastic dowling rods inside each cake to avoid sinking.
Next, stick one layer of double sided tape around the edge of the cake stand and then press the thin ribbon onto the tape.
Wrap a piece of the larger piece of ribbon around the base of each cake. You can also make a bow out of the ribbon and adhere separately to the top layer of the cake in order to avoid sagging. Make sure you cut the ribbon long enough so the ends of the bow align with the bottom of the cake stand.
Last but not least, a brooch can be added to the middle of the bow for a polished, professional look.
You can prepare for your wedding by taking care of all essential arrangements as early as possible, from sending invitations and organising catering to hiring catering equipment in Sydney. Contact Pillingers Hiring Service on 02 8999 8486 and organise everything you need for your big day.
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No matter how gorgeous the venue or how well thought out the meal, a seating plan can make or break a wedding. How you choose to seat your guests will have a big impact on the atmosphere and can sometimes go awry, so pay plenty of attention to your tables when you're organising a wedding.
Traditions dictate that weddings should have a top table, which seats the bride and groom alongside their closest family members. This can be a little tricky in modern times, thanks to rising rates in divorce and stepfamilies. To avoid potential hard feelings, you could have a special romantic table for two and seat family at satellite tables nearby or plump for banquet style seating that plays fair for everyone.
It's also a good idea to have a think about which of your guests will be arriving solo and how to make sure they aren't left floundering on the edge of the table filled with couples. With the right mix of guests, a singles table can be great fun, but you may also want to consider mixing it up, with maybe four singles to every table of 10.
You may also want to consider a children's table if you have lots of kids at your wedding. These work best if you limit the age range to between eight and 15, but you'll still need to make sure there are plenty of guests willing to supervise. Supplying quiet games or colouring in materials can also help keep them entertained throughout.
For help coordinating your wedding and ensuring everything from the seating plan to the venue is perfect, turn to the experienced team at Pillingers Hiring Service in Sydney. As one of the oldest hiring companies in Sydney and offering a huge range of services, including chair hire, they can advise you on exactly how long you need to plan your wedding. Call 02 8999 8486 to find out more.