Thursday, January 22, 2009

What Is The Best Wedding Dress For A Summer Wedding?

What Is The Best Wedding Dress For A Summer Wedding? A Traditional wedding dress can often be a bit stiff and heavy and there are usually multiple layers. You don't want patches of perspiration appearing under your arms or on your back, so what kind of wedding gown should you choose to stay cool?

It often makes sense to have a lining on your dress. Just be sure the lining is made of a more absorbent fabric than the dress itself. This will also help you to stay cool and comfortable.

White or very pale colors are great in the heat. White radiates heat out instead of absorbing it. That is why many desert tribes wear white clothes and white head coverings. So you can stay with white but choose a lighter fabric if you wish.

If you prefer an informal summer wedding dress, you can choose any color or style. Many brides choose a prom gown style of cut with a long loose skirt in a floral design or single pastel shade, but a shorter dress is often preferred and there is no rule about the color. It is completely your decision.

Another advantage of choosing a dress that is not the classic wedding gown style is that it will often be less expensive. Even if you have it made exclusively for you, the dressmaker is likely to charge less than for a traditional gown and there is usually less fabric to buy. If you choose a ready made dress you can set your own budget and spend as much or as little as you like.

Brides planning a beach wedding usually choose a shorter length dress to protect it against the ravages of sand and surf. You can maintain the look of a white wedding gown but with a slightly shorter, less full skirt, or you can have something more informal.

If you live where the climate is very predictable this is not an issue, but in many areas, Scotland for example, you cannot be sure of the temperature or whether it will rain. In this case, the best solution is to choose a sleeveless wedding dress on the assumption that the weather will be hot, but have a matching wrap or even a bolero jacket that you can add around your shoulders. This allows you to choose something very light as your dress for a summer wedding if you want to.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Choosing a Mobile Disco for your Wedding Reception

Deciding the entertainment component of your wedding reception is probably the most important choice you will make, and will impact the whole mood of your event. So it must be the right choice.

Often, the option of a Wedding DJ or Disco for the reception will appear quite far down the list of possible acts drawn up. Why is this? Well, this is partly due to certain unscrupulous characters sullying the image of Mobile Discos, not turning up, or bringing unreliable and old poor quality equipment along with them.

How do you avoid booking someone like this?

Consider These Key Factors.


When you are looking at booking a DJ for your wedding try not not make your decision based upon price. There are lots of DJ's out there, especially in the phone books that will quote you under £100. This may seem a bargain at the time but these people are likely to be un-reliable and may not turn up at your wedding. A good quality professional DJ will usually cost around £170 - £500 depending on the size of your wedding reception, the equipment needed and your location in the UK.

Association Membership

Check to see if your DJ is a member of an association. There are several DJ associations who promote best practice. - Their members can be held to account if they do not follow the association code of conduct. Two such associations are the National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ) and the Wedding DJ Association (WDJA).

Insurance - check to see if your DJ is covered by Public Liability Insurance - this is important should something happen such as a piece of equipment injuring someone attending your reception. Ask to see a copy of their certificate.


It is strongly advised that you get a signed contract from your DJ. If you get a contract, this will give you a legal guarantee that they must attend your wedding. Be sure to read the small print on any booking form or contract and ask them what happens if they are taken ill or have equipment failure on the night.
Ensure you have sufficient contact details for the DJ. A mobile phone number is not adequate. Insist that you have a full postal address and a land line if possible.

This information will help you make an informed choice.

Mohawk's Melodies is a professional Wedding DJ and Mobile Disco company in Edinburgh. a member of the National Association of DJs and Wedding DJ Association you can be assured of a reliable and professional service. We'll work with you to ensure your event runs smoothly and in the way you want it to. After all This will be the single most important day of your life, and you want to remember it for all the right reasons!

Please visit Mohawk's Melodies - Mobile Disco Edinburgh for more information.