We got married in the Algarve in July 2011. When we first thought about getting married in Portugal, we got in contact with Simplicity Events and met with Jacqui and we can honestly say that we never looked back. Jacqui was in touch with us for the full year up to the wedding day. She was so professional and patient with all our requests and last minute changes...nothing was a problem. She really took the stress out of planning a wedding and everything ran so smoothly right up to the day. We had the most special and memorable day of our lives.
Where to start... Jacqui had an amazing florist, the flowers were so beautiful, better than I could imagine. The hairdresser she arranged was fantastic.... the attention to detail was second to none! My sister in law did my make up so I didn't need a makeup artist but Jacqui arranged hair and makeup for my husband's family and they were fantastic! The venue....it can only be described as magical....a beautiful setting within an orange grove....we had amazing canopies, cocktails, champagne, meal and more...we were treated like VIPs for the day!! Jacqui was there on the day from start to finish and took care of everything (things we didn’ty even think of!) with ease. The day ran so smoothly, we did not have to worry about one thing and we were able to enjoy every second!
Jacqui, all of our guests have commented on how fantastic you were... it was not until the following day, did we realise in fact how much work you put into the day. We had 150 guests at our wedding and this was not a problem for you. You were so friendly, organised and efficient, and as a result we were entirely stress free and had the most fantastic wedding day! If only we could do it all over again :-)
We just wanted to say thank you so much, we really could not have done it without you and really appreciate all the work you put in to make our day so special!! We would highly recommend Simplicity Events. In fact, we have already passed your details to others that have heard all about our wedding!! Wishing you the very best for the future, and hope to see you again, on our next trip to the Algarve.
Keep in touch,
Patricia & Alan
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Should a Bride Speak? To Speak or not to Speak
Traditionally it was only ever the Father of the Bride, the Best Man and the Groom who spoke at the reception, but these days many more of the wedding party are getting involved in the speeches! The bride’s speech, while still relatively new in the world of wedding speeches, is a lovely addition to any reception. It’s a lovely chance for you to express all the love, happiness and excitement you’re feeling on this important day, and to share those feelings with your guests.
The best part is that there is no traditional way to do a bride’s speech. So while the Father of the Bride is meant to reminisce about his darling daughter, and the Best Man is meant to mock the groom, the sky is the limit for the Bride! You can give thanks to important people in your life, or share funny, sweet or meaningful stories… whatever you like.
So go on you make that speech.....
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Apparently.... And Did you know that the average cost of a wedding in Ireland is €22,200 and the average number of guests is 114? That is a high price, .............. I could not believe what I had read, though this makes it better for Simplicity Events Algarve Weddings, mind you I have to say that I do have Brides and Grooms who contact me and say that there are really good deals in Ireland at the moment, though I am sorry I would have to disagree when I read this article, I do think that there are still alot of Hidden prices outside of these good deals.
Another article I read recently quoted that they had looked at the Hotels wedding package , and you have to pay the hotel for the usage of the Wedding Knife to cut the cake??? I ask is this true......
What I would suggest get married in the Algarve . :-) Honestly it is cheaper!!!