Getting Ready For End Of Year Events

Did you know it’s only 86 daysuntil Christmas? We repeat – 86 days!!!! That means that the festive season is right around the corner. Don’t let it sneak up on you (again). This is your chance to read our tips and get ahead of the game, before the smell of spices are in the air and sugarplum fairies dance everywhere….

LEARN FROM THE PAST

Re-assess what happened last year. What worked well? What didn’t? What parts of your office celebrations were successful? What do you remember from last year’s end of year celebrations as a hindrance? Or what can you remember wishing you had done? These lessons from the past are often all you need to prepare and plan for the perfect holiday season!

THE OFFICE PARTY

Has the planning of this bad boy fallen to you? We advise to lock in your plans NOW!! Those key Friday and Saturday dates book out months in advance at all the best places *cough San Remo*, so get on the phone and call us/them today!

SECRET SANTA

Let’s be honest, everyone loves receiving a good KK or Secret Santa, yet sometimes struggle to come up with the perfect gift! We recommend giving your crew as much time as possible to go gift shopping. Try to draw names on the 1st of December and set a reasonably early date to have gifts in by, around a week before you close for Christmas, to give everyone plenty of leeway.

THE DRESS CODE

Another fun little stress is the “what to wear”. We recommend finding out what the dress code is well ahead of time (or communicating it to your team ages before). This will mean that when the day comes around you’re well prepared. Ps. When in doubt, black.

DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT SKIPPING THE PARTY

As the festive season approaches you may see your calendar becoming quite full with events. You might also find yourself beginning to draft your list of possible excuses. We recommend never skipping an event – especially when invited by a colleague. To show your commitment, even a 30minute pop in and hello is acceptable. Lesson of the day: always assume company gatherings are “must attend” events.

 

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The Latest Must Do Wedding Trends

How is it August already?! We’re past half way with the days getting longer and wedding season becoming just a stone’s throw away! If you’re a lover of colourful installations or moody themed aesthetics, it seems that 2018 might just be the most epic year yet to plan a wedding. Read on to find out which wedding trends will be all the rage in the months to come.

BALLOONS

Nobody can be uncheered by a balloon. This fun and festive flower alternative is taking 2018 by storm and can easily transform a space. String like a garland, suspend from the ceiling or shape into a wall installation. Pick your colours, and voila!

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CAPE

Making their way down the runway and into the wedding trend world is the cape. Sheer or lace, a hooded style or a pearl-encrusted design. What’s not to love about this removable trend that’s a more fashion-forward take on the classic veil?

THE POTTED PLANT

Plants are well and truly a trend in home design, and now they’re sneaking their way into the wedded world. A trend we are seeing more and more is to pot your plants to line your aisle! The pots can be painted to fit your theme, and the creation can then be gifted to some of your nearest and dearest at the conclusion of the night!

DARK AND MOODY

Darker, detailed, and full of drama. 2017 saw soft, lush florals with lots of greenery. In 2018 we welcome a much darker style to help tell the story of happily ever after.

STATEMENT BACKS

From daringly low to sophisticated scoops and glitzy detailing, your back is now a focus in the wedding world. And why not? Making the back a focal point of your gown is a stylish and simple way to wow your guests in 2018.

Would you incorporate any of these trends into your wedding? Which is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below!

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