Winners of Our Loo Hire Photo Competition!

Huge congratulations to Site Event for winning our Loo Hire photo competition with this fantastic image!

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Find them and many more Loo Hire Companies in your local area at www.marqueehireguide.com

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Marquees for Festivals and Festival themed weddings

 

We are fast approaching festival season which means music, muddy fields, a few drinks in the sunshine (or pouring rain knowing the British summertime…) it’s an exciting time for everyone  – whatever age you are or music you are into, there are so many festivals popping up around the country, there is something to suit us all.  It’s also a busy time for marquee companies!  We often think about wedding season being the bread and butter of the marquee industry but with new festivals, big and small happening in just about every corner of the UK, marquee companies have recently got a whole new focus for the summer.

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With the weather being so unpredictable in this country, marquees are essential, either for shelter from the rain or shade from the sun.  It could be a huge big top to house the main stage and thousands of music lovers, or smaller marquees for more intimate performances.  Not only do they provide shelter from the elements, they are also an ideal way of creating sound barriers between stages, there could be a main stage with a live band playing at the same time as a disco is taking place on the other side of a field so it’s a marquee is an ideal way to prevent sound clashes.  Stretch tents create great areas of shelter or shade without losing the feeling of being outdoors.   There might also be various bars and refreshment areas which can be housed in different types of tents, for example, a large marquee for the main bar but small tipis work great for a prosecco or cocktail bar.

Festival weddings have become a massive trend in recent years, all you need is a field, some music, a bar, a few tents and some fairy lights or festival flags and you’ve got yourself the perfect setting for a wedding party! (Oh, but please don’t forget the portable toilets, generators and other less glamorous essentials…!)  Small tipis are great for glamping in style at a festival wedding, check out the ‘alternative tent’ section on marqueehireguide.com for more ideas.

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Having a festival themed wedding and a variety of tents and covered areas is also a great way to provide that all important shade or rain cover for a British summertime wedding.  It means you and your guests can still enjoy being outside whatever the weather.   A more traditional wedding venue such as a country house or a hotel would normally mean you would be completely inside if it’s wet, or solely outside if it’s dry – and wouldn’t know which until the day itself making planning more difficult.  A festival wedding gives you the flexibility to be able to prepare for anything – preventing the weather from having such an impact on your day.

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Whatever your festival plans this summer, check out the huge variety of tent styles that are being used – you might feel inspired to hire something for your next big party or event!

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Great Examples of Portable Toilet Photos

Keep your entries coming in!

We have had some fantastic photographs through so far, here are some examples of great portable toilet photos.

Image by Powys Luxury Loos

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Image by Euroloo

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Planning your child’s bar/bat mitzvah party

 

Your child’s bar/bat mitzvah is a big occasion, here is our simple step by step guide to help you plan the perfect event.

More than 1 year in advance:

  • Draft your guest list to get an idea of the number of people you will be inviting (this will help you choose the right size venue).
  • Decide on the style of the event to suits your child and budget.
  • Get lots of advice and recommendations from relatives who have planned similar events.
  • Get plenty of quotes from potential caterers, photographers, entertainers, venues, and party planners.  marqueehireguide.com

At least 10 Months Before:

  • Book your venue, band or DJ, caterer, and photographer/videographer.
  • If you are going to have a theme or colour scheme for the event, confirm this now to help in related decisions.
  • Think about booking several rooms at a nearby hotel if necessary.
  • Send out a save-the-date card. This is especially important if your event is over a bank holiday weekend or you have people travelling from far afield.

6-8 Months Before:

  • Set up a spreadsheet of your guest list showing current addresses, this will help you to keep track of RSVPs, presents received, and when thankyou notes are sent.
  • Select and order invitations, thank you notes, and personalized kippot.
  • Choose and order centrepieces, decorations, and party favours.
  • Organize photos for a video montage or sign-in board if required.
  • Plan any other events for the bar/bat mitzvah weekend, such as a Friday evening Shabbat dinner or a Sunday brunch.

3 Months Before:

  • Finalize menu, centrepieces, and decorations.
  • Shop for clothing for all family members. (Wait until one month beforehand to have a growing boy’s suit tailored.)

2 Months Before:

  • Post invitations.
  • Create a timeline for the event that includes formalities, entertainment, and food service times. Coordinate and share these with the entertainers and caterers.
  • Make pampering appointments – hairdressers and manicurists etc.
  • Make a playlist as well as a do-not-play list for the DJ if there are songs you and your child would not want to be played.

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1 Month Before:

  • Reconfirm all service providers and the time they are expected to arrive; discuss any special instructions, for example, give a list of photographs you want taken to make sure the photographer gets them.
  • Create a seating plan as RSVPs arrive. Call anyone you haven’t heard from.
  • Coordinate a rehearsal time with your synagogue.
  • Write speeches and toasts.

1 Week Before:

  • Confirm final numbers with your caterer.
  • Drop off the seating plan and place cards at the venue.
  • Take formal family pictures in the synagogue.

All that is left is to Relax and enjoy this special time with your child, family, and friends!

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Why photobooths are popular for all types of events

 

In a world led by social media such as Instagram and Snapchat and everyone succumbing to iPhone selfies, you may be inclined to think that photobooths would have had their day but in fact – the opposite it the case and they are increasing in popularity all the time.

There are basic old-school versions or high-tech ultra-modern booths that can do just about anything – all of which are still going strong and the photobooth industry is, in fact, growing at a tremendous rate.

So why is this the case? The answer is simply that they are fun! They offer so much more than a basic smartphone ever could and create engagement and interaction with your guests.  It is an experience people will remember. With the addition of props, backdrops or themed booths, they can be totally tailored to your event, whether that be a private wedding, a party or a corporate event.

It will bring groups of friends together and is great for team building with groups of colleagues, doing something more memorable than taking a bog-standard selfie or posing for a photographer.  Appealing to both the younger generation and the more mature amongst us, you can be sure that a photo booth will always be a welcome addition to any event.

For photobooth hire companies in your local area check out our website https://www.marqueehireguide.com/photo-booth-hire-c1544.html

Images courtesy of photosbooths.co.uk

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