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DJ for your wedding – New modern trend?

Every time when someone mentions a wedding, we immediately think of a very formal event that features some kind of ceremonial or calm country music. And although it is true that weddings are really formal events, it doesn’t always have to be true that ceremonial or country music should be played at it.

Since we’re really embracing modern living and modern lifestyle, a lot of people seem to be doing things that for some might be a little “strange”, but if you really think about it, they’re not. Hiring a wedding DJ to brighten up the atmosphere is something that’s a really great idea, but most people never even thought about it before.

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Before you judge, hear us out. Most people go at a wedding to witness the beautiful moments of two people agreeing to spend their lives together in love, but also to have a bit of a good time. Now, what kind of a “good time” is it if you sit on your table through the entire event and feel a bit bored from the “dull-ish” atmosphere? Well, a DJ is someone who can change that completely.

Now, before you think that we’re trying to convince you to turn your wedding into a rave party, that’s not what we have in mind. A DJ doesn’t always have to play party songs or something that might go wild in a few seconds, but they can definitely choose something that will make everyone have a good time, and make the entire event more memorable.

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Since many people are living by traditions, they never even try to think outside of the box for something like this, so weddings that feature a DJ playing music for all the guests is something that’s getting trendy just lately. According to ProfessionalWeddingDJ, all of the weddings that feature a DJ who is responsible for everyone’s mood, end up being far better than expected. And to be honest, I’ve personally been to a wedding where a DJ was playing music, and it was absolutely great. What’s even better is that people can request songs and dance to their favorite picks as the DJ keeps granting everyone’s wishes. It’s great!

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If you’re planning a wedding in the near future, we definitely advise you to at least think about hiring a professional DJ to take care of the atmosphere, and we promise that you won’t go wrong with the decision. It might seem like something that’s very modern, especially for weddings, so if you are really convinced that you should stick to the old and traditional organic music way, you can mix it up and get the best out of both worlds. For the celebration during the day, organic music is great. When the night comes, a DJ can help you dance your night away and make the wedding something that you’ll be remembered forever. Plus, you might be the first person in your group of friends who will think of something like this, so you might inspire even more people to start viewing this as something that’s truly tons of fun.

 

10 tips for hosting a perfect dinner party

Hosting a dinner party for your friends or family members can be stressful and time-consuming to prepare. The perfect host will make everyone at the dinner party feel at ease. If you, for example, know that there are tensions between people or specific friends with opposing views and you might know that there will be a clash between them, do not seat them next to each other. If you want your dinner party to go perfectly, here are some tips that might help you with achieving just that:

  1. Decide on a theme of the party – the theme does not have to be strict and your guests do not have to follow it, but it will help you and serve as a guideline for the types of dishes you will prepare, as well as the table setting. It will also stop you from getting overwhelmed by a variety of choices you have. Even something simple, like a “spring” theme, will help you create a menu (you can implement fresh vegetable, lamb, asparagus, radishes, for a spring theme), and the table setting (white dishes, bread or rolls served in a woven basket, a bouquet of spring flower, etc.)

  1. Plan the menu ahead of time – write down what meals you are planning on making, and read through the recipes for each of the dishes. You could also make notes, like the prep time, cooking time, and the cooking method. If you realize that you will need to have three dishes in the oven at the same time, but your oven only has two racks, you might want to think about changing one of the menu options.
  1. Check if some of your guests have special diet requirements – one of the most frustrating things is taking a lot of time to prepare the food, just to find out that some of your friends cannot eat it due to a food allergy or diet restriction. Before planning the menu, always check with your invited guests if some of them have food allergies.
  1. Make a dessert that does not have to be fresh from the oven – desserts like rice pudding, cakes, cupcakes, and tarts can be made the day before and kept in the fridge overnight. With these desserts, you will want to take them out of the fridge at least 4 hours before they are served in order to allow them to come to room temperature.
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  1. Think about the beverages – while it might be easy just to rely on a bottle of red wine to serve alongside dinner, you will need to think about it differently. Firstly, make sure that the people who are non-drinkers have something to drink. And secondly, try to choose the beverage choice according to your menu. For example, a bottle of Moscato white wine goes perfectly with spicy, sour, salty, and bitter foods. So, in order to choose the right beverage, make sure that you know with what food they go with.
  1. Do not forget to choose music – music makes a big difference in any situation, hence you should choose something that is easy to listen to.
  1. Accept that things might go wrong – burning the main course is not a good thing, however, it will probably turn into a funny story within the group of people that are at the dinner party, so you will need to accept that something might go wrong during the evening.
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Conclusion

One of the most important things to remember is to have fun! You did do all the hard work by preparing everything for the dinner party, so now that your friends or family members have arrived, give yourself a little bit of a break, and relax a little bit with them.

Kelechi Okereke, A Cutting Edge Expert on What’s Trending in the UK

Kelechi Okereke, a frontman for Bloc Party, has recently collaborated on a new play called “Leave to Remain”, which focuses on two young adults and them spending their lives together.

The play uses Kele’s music and Matt Jones’s playwriting and screenwriting to show us how a young couple, Obi and Alex, have to hurdle obstacles in order to be happy.  Many people think that Obi’s role is quite similar to Kelechi Okereke’s live- or at least some parts. Namely, both Kele and Obi are Londoners from Nigerian heritage, and both turn to the same orientation. When asked whether the play is semi-autobiographical, he jokes and tells us that he doesn’t think so.

Apart from his descent, a few more parallels can be found. Both Kelechi Okereke and Obi have family issues, and they both come from a religious Christian family, as well as, both have troubles with their families due to their orientation.

The Bloc Party frontman has been very open about his orientation, he even has a boyfriend for more than 10 years now, and he also has a daughter. Kele is a very popular figure in the UK and he certainly knows that. He became a father though means of surrogacy while in the US. He frequently tells media outlets that he is very proud to have made that decision and that he will teach his daughter never to have to justify anything, often saying that there are many people who don’t understand his orientation.

His openness and his orientation have urged people to not feel ashamed about who they are and what they are. Often, he says how he feels lucky to feel this way in the 21st century, as opposed to the 60s’, 70s’, 80s’, and 90s’. He has mentioned one time where he and his partner were watching a show about a scandal in the 70s’, and how lucky they feel about their orientation in today’s time, often saying that there are those who question them, but there are more people who support them in their choice.

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Kelechi Okereke is very aware of how people feel about their orientation, and he urges them to feel proud of who they are. There are many conservative thinking’s in our society, but this singer doesn’t share those same views as some.  Being open about your orientation should give you the freedom to express yourself, not feel ashamed about it. Although he doesn’t publicly brag about it, and he doesn’t open subject on it, Kele is proud of who and what he is, and so should everyone else.