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5 Things to Hire for your Wedding

Weddings are infamously hard to plan. With so much to think about and arrange, it is understandable why the average wedding takes two whole years to prepare. However, here at AnythingForHire.com, we are working hard to make the wedding-planning process one of complete fun and ease, giving brides, grooms and professional planners a whole host of wedding products and services to hire.

Below, we profile what we regard as must-hire items for any big wedding; all of which you can search for, compare and reserve through us.

Car

Let’s start with the all-important wedding car; a vehicle that gets the bride/groom to and from the venue in style. Having to be in line with the wedding’s style and theme, choosing a wedding car can be tough. This is why you will be glad to know that we boast hundreds of car hire companies within our network, able to help you find luxurious limousines, chauffeur cars, sports cars and even horse and carriage providers for your big day.

Coaches for your guests

While a day all about the bride, it is essential that you do not overlook your guests, accommodating them where possible. Nowadays, most couples will arrange coach hire for those attending, ensuring everyone arrives together, on time and safely.

So, if you are in two minds about hiring a coach for guests, there are many reasons why you should.

This is another service you can arrange through this very website, having partnered with some of the most reputable providers about.

Bar

When arriving at a wedding, everyone’s first port of call is the bar. Being the first impression people get of your wedding day, having a good-looking, well-stocked bar is a must. For this reason, many are opting for mobile bar hire for their wedding, choosing bars that look the part, are stocked with their favourite drinks and can enhance their wedding reception.

Chair covers

Your wedding reception will be the place where most people will take snaps, needing to look the part for the posts that will inevitably make their way to Facebook. To ensure your venue boasts that fine wedding feel, you may well want to consider hiring chair covers, splashing your theme, colours and personality all over the venue. Making a big impact on the look of the reception, chair covers are a small investment that always pays off.

Roulette table

Looking to add a bit of fun and excitement to evening? If so, you should explore the idea of hiring a roulette table, giving your wedding night a fun activity that all the adults can get involved in.

If you are looking to hire any of the above, simply conduct a search on our homepage.

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Ice Cream Van Hire could be popular for Weddings & Special Events

Get your summer event off to a flying start by hiring an ice cream van to attend your occasion. Ice cream van hire is becoming an increasingly popular option for weddings as well as other summer events such as fetes, and promotional shows and functions so why not hire an ice cream van to ensure your occasion is the talk of the town.

There are a number of specialist ice cream van hire companies across the UK from traditional style 1950’s ice cream vans, to modern vans and new flashy ice cream vans so there’s something to suit every type of occasion.

If you’re planning an event or wedding with a beach theme, then hiring an ice cream van to treat your guests to a round of traditional soft scoop vanilla ice creams or Mr Whippy 99’s to a chocolate flake and cherry sauce is a perfect way to add an interesting and enjoyable focal point to your day.

You can choose to hire an ice cream van for an hour during your drinks reception, or to arrive after your meal for a surprise dessert which your guests won’t be expecting, or you can even choose to hire an ice cream van for the duration of your occasion so your guests can enjoy ice creams on tap.

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Helicopter Hire

Helicopter Hire ‘doubled in popularity’

With the threat of sunshine just around the corner, many brides and grooms-to-be are looking to plan their wedding transport, wanting to hire something that will turn heads as well as make for a great photograph. This is why the vehicle hire market has opened up so dramatically over the course of the last decade; seeing happy couples go all out during their wedding celebrations.

‘Helicopter hire has unsurprisingly doubled in popularity over the  last ten years’ claims helicopter and private jet rental firm HelicopterHire.com

‘This has certainly coincided with the more lavish wedding receptions have become, with weddings now being the second biggest outlay a couple with make after property’.

With couples now working with a mission to outdo the last couple within their circle the wedding supply market is flourishing, seeing more and more alternative means of transport made use of throughout the summer months.

The latest vehicles to hit the road and the air during such celebrations include:

Starline limo buses

These are converted Mercedes Sprinters, professionally stretched to make a ‘party limo’. Where first utilised for proms and stag parties many brides and grooms are choosing fun over sophistication when travelling on their wedding day.

Lamborghini Aventador

Exasperating in style and panache it seems the Lamborghini Aventador comprises everything the modern bride wants in a wedding car; class, wealth and fun! According to Weddingcarhire.co.uk supercars are now the 3rd most popular option, sitting closely behind limos and chauffeur cars.

Helicopters

HelicopterHire.com has witnessed a 50% increase in popularity since 2006 for helicopter hire, with Essex weddings, in particular, seeking such extraordinary hire packages.

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Wedding Cars Become the New Trend for Prom Car Hire

The School Prom season typically lasts from mid-June to mid-July, they mark the end of the school year but they’re not to be associated with your regular school discos. Prom night is a huge milestone for most teenagers.

The UK prom industry is now a huge business, with up to £90 million a year turnover so it’s a bit of an understatement to say the prom scene has evolved over the years.

While getting the perfect prom dress or tuxedo is important, for some teenagers it’s not just about what you wear to prom but how you arrive…and many of them now choose to ride in style.

New Trend: From Limos to Luxury Wedding Cars

Traditionally, many prom-goers would hire a limo and split the cost with their friends but times have changed and more and more teens are favoring luxury wedding cars, such as a Rolls Royce Ghost or a Bentley Mulsanne to make their big entrance.

Sports cars like the Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and Aston Martin DB9 have always proven to be a popular choice for grooms on their wedding day, but now it’s not uncommon for a youngster to have one of these vehicles for their prom. With their stunning looks and impressive engine sounds, it’s a real head turner!

With celebrities like Kim Kardashian or Jay-Z constantly in the limelight, going from country to country in private jets or driving around in supercars there seems to an aspirational culture associated with prom night. For one night, you can hire any car of your choice, get your moment in the spotlight and experience that celebrity lifestyle.
Not to forget, when you hire a prom car, you have the opportunity to take pictures inside and outside the car.

Despite the name, WeddingCarHire.co.uk specialises in providing luxury transport for all events, including proms so you’re able to arrive in style. Parents don’t need to worry as each vehicle is provided with a well-suited, friendly chauffeur who will be on hand to assist during the event. Every driver provided has gone through thorough background and CRB checks so your children are in a safe environment during transport to and from their prom.

Wedding Car Hire offers the largest range of hire options for proms in the whole of the UK. Covering most UK locations, including popular cities like London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and more!

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Groom and guest for hire in Vietnam

Marriage has always being the sweetest thing to experience, especially watching two lovey-doveys who want to spend the rest of their lives together walk amidst great carmaderie to the altar.

What of fake marriage? The absurd and unrealistic culture is a well planned marriage which is scripted like one of Shakespearians best to outsmart people, most times nagging relations. A pseudo-marriage.

In recent times we find couples spending a whole lot to institute a mild romantic drama of a fake marriage ,hiring parents, aunts, uncles and pseudo-relations to please family nagging, ease excessive pressure between in-laws clashes and cover up amazing atrocities away from public ignonimy.

Taking Marlta’s wedding day as a case study, the 25-year-old who was two months pregnant hired a husband cover up the dark secret of her premature pregnancy in fear of the social stigma attached to being a single mother.

Fake Marriage

The cost and its fast growing acceptability as a profession. Looking closely at a socially conservative Vietnam, marriage can come at a very high price, and a fake one would mean spending more than normal.

“My parents would have been the first to be filled with shame if I was pregnant and without a husband,” Marlta, barely showing, told AFP a month after the $1,500 fake marriage, which was quietly paid for by her baby’s father who is married to another woman.

The wedding-guests-for-hire business is growing in Vietnam where some 70 percent of people over 15 are married and not just among pregnant women like Marlta looking for stand-in husbands. To make matter worse, sometimes when you go to a wedding you have got a lot of pseudo beings acting in the best friendly way to build up the cover as the pays as fake guest makes their livelihood.

Young couples are shelling out thousands of dollars to rent parents, aunts, uncles, godparents and friends to appease familial pressure to tie the knot or avoid clashes between in-laws who disapprove of the union.

Marlta and her fake husband were never legally married, a formality often overshadowed by lavish wedding parties in Vietnam but she is forever grateful to him for playing the part in front of her friends and relatives.

“I felt like I was about to drown but I grabbed a life jacket,” said a smiling Marlta, whose name has been changed to protect her identity. Her parents were in on the secret but Marlta plans to tell the rest of her family that her ‘husband’ left her preferring to be a divorced single mother than having a baby out of wedlock.

Relationship norms are changing fast among youth in Vietnam, where more than half of the 93 million population is under 30. More couples opting to live together before marriage or shunning the family home afterwards and renting their own apartments.

Abortions are on the rise too, with as many as 300,000 officially documented last year, but the stigma remains high. But when it comes to wedding ceremonies, many still feel immense family or social pressure to hew to tradition, especially from ultraconservative elders.

People don’t have the courage to live true to their hearts, they face traditional habits and customs, cultures and views.

A psychology researcher Nguyen Duy Cuong explained on the major cause of abortion and pseudo marriage.

“We should put ourselves in the shoes of those who have no way out,” he said, offering sympathy for those who pay for the actors to avoid causing a family rift.

That’s what led Huong and her boyfriend Quan to stage a fake ceremony. His family shunned her because she came from a poor province, but Huong’s parents insisted she marry during the year of the rooster on the advice of a fortuneteller. So the couple hosted a fake wedding in her home province of Nghe An, though they refused to say exactly how much they spent.

Her wedding guests were real, but his father, mother, uncles, aunties, friends were all hired. Despite the charade, Quan says their committment is genuine. It was both fake and real, he told AFP after the traditional ceremony last month, though is circumspect on how he will handle his parents expectations for his future.

The day almost went off without a hitch until a hired uncle got Quan’s childhood neighbourhood wrong in his wedding speech to hundreds of guests.

Still, Quan was relieved when it was all over, though he must still keep the wedding a secret from his real parents.

“It’s good to spend a bit of money and make everyone happy. We settled the headaches in peace,” Quan explained.

Fake marriage is like treating an illness

Quan and Huong are among hundreds of couples who hired wedding guests from Vinamost, one of a handful of Hanoi companies offering such services for as much as $4,400 for a full package.

Company founder Nguyen Xuan Thien says they’ve staged thousands of weddings over the years, though there are no statistics on how many fake weddings are held annually across Vietnam.

Thien said business has steadily grown with more than 400 guests for hire today from less than a dozen about a decade ago. But even he has has mixed feelings about social pressures that have carved out a market for his business.

“The message to society is that we are very worried. Like a hospital treating illnesses, we are helping brides and their families but we don’t want this to grow” Thien told AFP, adding that he considers his work a kind of community service and doesn’t make much a profit.

Marlta, who is due around April, says her fake marriage finally freed her from her lie. She said: “Hiding my pregnancy was so exhausting, but now I feel very confident about the present and the future.

Fake marriage might be the craziest to do considering its cons but its pros sometimes are proven showing why the offshoot is so high.

Wedding Car Hire website

UK’s most popular wedding car hire website revamps their website

The UK’s most popular wedding car hire website has recently gone under the digital knife and re-emerged with a new look

This is the first revamp the company have undertaken since launching back in 2010 and includes the decision to drop the border from the logo and reinvent itself with a different colour scheme while keeping up with the latest trends in design.

Visually Appealing Interface

A few of the main goals for the new website was to provide users with a more visually appealing interface, easier navigation so you’re able to browse the wedding cars with ease and to make everything more user-friendly for both mobile and desktop versions. The new website gives users a seamless transition from desktop to mobile browsing, and intelligently pulls the latest content from the blog space for users to access quickly and easily.

Inspired by Popular Wedding Trends

As a wedding car hire website, a lot of inspiration for the design has been taken from popular wedding trends. From extensive research, the team behind the relaunch discovered many brides who want a fresh, trendy look opt for pink and green hues. For Wedding Car Hire it worked perfectly for a look that’s fun and contemporary, while not being overly feminine.

Vintage Look and Feel

To go with the colour scheme, polaroid style images were incorporated for each category to give the website a vintage look and feel. It’s a trend that never goes out of use and because it’s such a crowd-pleaser at weddings it makes a fun addition to the new website.

In addition to aesthetically re-designing the website, the product category and menu structure have been refined, for an enhanced user experience in accessing information relating to the vehicles.

Amongst the new features and design changes, the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to foster improved communication with the target audience.

With the new launch, the team at Wedding Car Hire plan to regularly update the website with relevant content, helpful information, articles, blogs and company announcements

Check out the new website: www.weddingcarhire.co.uk

Rolls Royce Phantom

Best Wedding Cars of 2018 revealed

If you are planning a 2018 wedding then it is important that you start thinking about your wedding cars, with so many incredible cars now available for wedding rental. Whether you are planning an all-traditional celebration or an extravagant, themed wedding, the forever-expanding hire market permits you to hire just about anything.

Having studied the trends (via WeddingCarHire.co.uk) in vehicle hire here are the top 5 wedding car rental options for 2018.

Rolls Royce Phantom

Iconic in design the Rolls Royce Phantom is another admirable wedding car option, renowned for being rich in class and luxury. As a slightly more expensive wedding car option, it appears this quintessentially British car is giving the traditional wedding limo a run for its money.

Lamborghini Aventador

Synonymous with speed and wealth a supercar is not your typical wedding car choice, an option that many car hirers are now exploring. As well as the Lamborghini Aventador, the Ferrari Italia and the Audi R8 are also becoming more and more popular, with no expense spared during the wedding planning stage.

Lincoln Town Car limousine (Classic American Limo)

Constantly reigning supreme amongst other wedding limos the Lincoln Town Car is understandably the most popular wedding limo for 2018, sporting a variety of attractive features that speak to the modern bride. From luxury leather seats and a spacious inside to the driver divide and colossal vehicle size, this limo screams that wedding wow factor. Costing around £200 for your average British wedding the Lincoln is also a pretty sensible option for those working with a tight budget.

Starline Limo Bus (Party Bus for wedding guest)

The Starline Limo Bus has arguably reinvented the vehicle hire market, breathing new life into the traditional ‘Party Bus’. With a much more executive look paired with a wealth of high-tech, futuristic features this stretched Mercedes Sprinter marks the beginning of new things in wedding transport. On board customers can enjoy the following:

  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Luxury leather interior
  • A karaoke machine
  • Disco lighting
  • Flatscreen televisions
  • Surround sound
  • CCTV
  • And much more!

Ferrari Limo

As the most original vehicle to ever hit the streets of the UK the Ferrari limo embodies individuality, attracting the attention of every passer-by. Reserved for the more daring of brides and grooms hiring a Ferrari limo is a great way to take your wedding from great to unforgettable.

What would you hire from the above list?

Ice Bar by Urban Spirit

Mobile Bar Hire provider Urban Spirit says Ice Bars are the next big trend

Are you planning a big event and want a wow factor centrepiece to ensure your occasion stands out from the crowd? Maybe you’re celebrating your wedding, birthday, anniversary, or if you’re organising a launch party or corporate event, then you need to take a look at a new provider, Urban Spirit for the latest trend in mobile bar rental trends.

Urban Spirit claims that ice bars are set to be the next big trend for events. Only a select number of mobile bar hire companies are able to provide these type of unique bars, so ensure you do your homework first in order to find an ice mobile bar stockist in your area.

Whether you’re holding your event in a marquee, a hotel, country house or town hall, the ice bar can be set up in virtually any surroundings. You can also choose to personalise your ice bar by having your name, initials, or company logo or any other design engraved on your solid ice bar.

Urban Spirit is one of the UK’s leading providers of ice bars. Check out the company website where you’ll find a wide range of exciting bars available to hire at competitive rates including LED light up bars which can be illuminated in any colour you choose, plus chrome bars, mirrored bars, and traditional wooden bars.

Would you hire an ice bar for your next event?

Maharaja London

Indian wedding caterer Maharaja partners with Hilton Hotels for wedding venue hire packages

Indian catering company, Maharaja, have joined forces with a string of Hilton hotels, offering both Asian and UK couples the full wedding hire package. Celebrating the pros of hiring outside caterers the firm now act as a one stop shop for wedding hire services, working with a long list of wedding providers. However, over the course of the last year the firm have had a strong presence in the Hilton chain, offering brides and grooms a bespoke wedding package that unfolds at the Hilton.

Synonymous with style and beauty the Hilton seem to mirror the qualities Maharaja wish to prevail, passionate about offering high end experiences at reasonable rates.

Lak Banwait of the UK catering firm says:

‘We now have over 50 Hilton hotels that we work, many located in London and the surrounding areas. Being such a well-known chain we truly admire their ability to maintain standards up and down the country , with each and every venue being immaculately clean and offering an incredibly high standard of service’.

‘While all about offering an unforgettable experience we have found that Hilton hotels are actually great when it comes to venue hire rates, allowing the Maharaja team to build wedding packages that do not break the bank’.

Why choose Maharaja?

Run by an experienced team the staff at Maharaja are the best equipped wedding planners in the industry, always delivering on their promises. Catering to a wealth of tastes and dietary requirements it is understandable why such prestigious venues like the Hilton open up their doors to the caterers.

Visit Maharaja.co.uk today and learn more about this fast growing brand.

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Wedding hire firm wins North West award for the second year running

As you know we love to celebrate the hire industry, especially when something great has been achieved. This is why we were eager to share the news of wedding hire firm, L & J Formal Hire, having this week won the North West Award for the second year in a row. Recognised for their incredible attitude towards standard of service and customer satisfaction it appears the accreditation is somewhat deserved.

With a mission to streamline the wedding planning process the firm offer consultation, measuring, fitting and delivery services to happy couples across the Middlewich area, with owner, Colin, very excited by their second award ceremony triumph.

Colin said:

“We weren’t expecting to win, we just went to have a good time and dress up – something we don’t usually get to do as we are too busy helping set other people up for dos!
“Last year I was gobsmacked, this year we are pleasantly surprised and a little bit in shock. It was a good night as well, we met other companies in the same industry, old friends and new.
“There were other companies on the same table who had been through their categories and not won, so when our name was called they jumped out of their seats and started clapping.
“Middlewich is on the map again”

With votes in the hands of brides and grooms the nominations therefore come from the people that matter, having experienced the service themselves and qualified to make comment. With so many award ceremonies simply used for promotional purposes it is nice to see the hire industry being recognised for the service they provide to brides and grooms.

“The voting is based on quality of service, price and customer relationship, so we must be doing something right.
“We are quite a lot cheaper than a lot of other companies, and if customers want to see us they make an appointment and it’s not like an open shop. It’s all personal.
“The award has given us a bit of recognition. We have been running for 20 years, and a couple of times we have bene nominated but not got into the final. Suddenly we have got there.
“I have met brides and grooms who have seen last year’s award in the Guardian and said congratulations. It definitely helps, and puts the icing on the cake.”

At Anything For Hire we would like to congratulate Colin and his team on this win!