Wedding Checklist

Take a look at our ‘Must Have’ Wedding Checklist

As soon as you get engaged you’ll want to start to plan your perfect day. Here is our ‘must have’ Wedding Checklist essential for when you start planning your wedding. It puts everything in a clear logical order for you so you will enjoy the planning and build up to your special day.

  1. Take time to sit down and talk with your other half about what your perfect Wedding Day would look like and why, as part of this talk about the dates or time of year you would like to get married in too.
  2. Discuss your Budget. Think about how much you can save yourselves for your wedding and gain an understanding from parents if they will help you with any of the costs. When you are doing this, think about yours and bridesmaid dresses, men’s suits, cake, flowers, car, invites, hair and makeup, photographer, music/band/DJ, wedding rings and honeymoon costs.
  3. Make yourself a budget plan with costs by item, quotes, actual costs, deposit and payment dates so you are able to keep a running total of everything paid at what point and what needs to be paid and when. Set up a shared folder for you and your partner to save quotes,  contracts and receipts. Link this to …….
  4. ……. Writing your guest list. A good way to decide who you invite to your special day is by asking yourselves, ‘would you want to go out for dinner with this person and pay the bill at the end?’, if not then they may need to be removed from your list!
  5. Agree who you want to be your bridesmaids, best man and ushers.
  6. Research venues and make contact with them to arrange visits to discuss options and costs. Always visit a few venues so you get an idea of costs and what different venues offer. When deciding, think about the location of the venue and your guests, how will they get to and from the venue, is there accommodation available for the guests that need it? Also, think about where you and your new husband or wife will stay the night before and on the night of your wedding.
  7. Book your wedding reception venue and ceremony location. At the same time, book your minister or registrar to ensure they are available on the date and time you need them. Only pay your deposit when you are happy the two marry up and you are completely happy with the contract they have given you. Don’t pay a deposit until you have carefully reviewed their proposed contract and get family members to have a look through it too, as they will often pick up on things you haven’t.
  8. Take out wedding insurance. It really doesn’t cost much but will protect you if anything happens concerning your wedding venue, dress and any deposits you have paid etc.
  9. Send ‘save the date cards’, remember you only want to do this when you are absolutely sure about your guest list and you have booked the venue and secured your date. This is important if you’re getting married abroad, or during a very busy time of year.
  10. Plan your wedding services and suppliers – photographer, florist, invitations, cake, decor, music, hair and makeup. Meet with them to decide if they are who you want as part of your day and when decided book them and add them to your budget planner.
  11. Start your wedding dress shopping (probably one of the most exciting and precious things you can do when planning your wedding).
  12. Decide on your colour theme, bridesmaid dresses and men’s suits, if you haven’t already decided you can do this when you start your wedding dress shopping as you will get ideas from the shops you visit.
  13. Send your wedding invitations for your day and evening and include the latest date for guests to reply. Create a spreadsheet for RSVP’s so you always know numbers as your guests reply.
  14. Plan and book your honeymoon (if you are having one)……remember to check your passports are in date and arrange any travel vaccinations if necessary.
  15. Start to plan and book your hen and stag parties or, if you trust them, let your bridesmaids and best man do this for you.
  16. Create your table plan and provide it to your wedding venue when you have your final numbers. Don’t do this until you have this, however, you can start to think about if you will have a top table and who will be on it earlier on as this can sometimes be a difficult decision and conversations to have.

The most important thing about planning your wedding is that you enjoy it. Ensure you have one plan with everything included, a diary for meetings, payment dates and fittings is essential and something you will rely on.

Wedding ChecklistHave you thought about hiring an Ice Cream Van for your special day?

It really is an exceptional option to bring a little extra enjoyment to your occasion. Everybody loves the yummy taste of soft serve ice cream (often referred to as “Mr Whippy”) and what better way to draw attention to your wedding reception or ceremony, than with an “Ice Cream Man” distributing ice creams to your guests.

Popular times for an ice cream van at a wedding is when your guests initially arrive. This is normally the time when the newly married couple will be away from friends and family having their photographs taken. Another popular time is between the “wedding breakfast” or main meal of the wedding day and the night time celebration. A time when the bride and groom try and get an hour or so together and friends and family members might be left in limbo between the two parts of the day. Believe us, a Mr Whippy Ice Cream is an ideal way to fill any gaps in your wedding day celebration.

If you would like to find out more about hiring an Ice Cream Van for your Wedding, give us a call on 01422 88 11 22 and one of our team will be happy to help.

5 Myths about Mr Whippy Ice Cream

The 5 Myths About Ice Cream discussed by Royds Ices

Here are some facts that you might find surprising about ice cream and Mr Whippy. There are many myths and assumptions regarding ice cream consumption in the UK so here we go.

1: Ice Cream is for Children

If you take the volume of ice cream bought and eaten in the UK and average it amongst the whole population it equates to 7 litres of ice cream per person in the UK. Women and men, young and old all enjoy ice cream whether it is an ice cream cone, a Mr Whippy or a 99. A recent survey found that in the UK found that male adults are the most likely to order ice cream as a dessert during a meal and suggest a Mr Whippy from an ice cream van.

2: Ice Cream is Unhealthy

As with all foods, too much of anything is not good for you. As mentioned above, all ice cream is NOT the same. The amount of milk or cream or other ingredients used, as well as the volume of air blended into the mixture, make the taste and consistency unique. This means that different batches can have different nutritional values, however in the main, ice cream contains only around 5% fat and is full of protein. Most ice cream mixtures contain more protein (by weight) than milk itself.

As well as having a huge fleet of ice cream vans for hire, Royd Ices also manufacture ice cream, to the highest quality, at their premises at Hebden Bridge. We are able to provide your guests with hard ice cream in practically any flavour in case your guests don’t like soft serve or vanilla ice cream.

3: Cold Weather Affects Sales

With typical British cold and wet weather during the Summer and Winter months, you might expect the UK ice cream sales to be affected. However, surprisingly ice cream sales do not seem to be affected by cold weather. Scotland, which some might argue have colder weather than the rest of the UK, eat more ice cream, on average than anywhere else in the British Isles. Finland, another country with colder weather than the UK, eat twice as much ice cream per capita, than the UK. Many soft serve, Mr Whippy ice cream vans have bumper sales in November (normally around Fireworks night) and October (Halloween events). The UK just loves ice cream all-year-around and in any weather.

Ice Cream Van Hire4: All Ice Cream is the Same

As well as the many flavours available, the mix of cream and other ingredients used in the making of ice cream means that each batch of ice cream is unique, rather than “the same”.

Have you ever wandered around a European city and marvelled at the range of ice cream flavours available in the commercial ice cream parlours, and wondered why we don’t have similar establishments in the UK? You might be surprised to learn that we have some of the best gelato and ice cream parlours and thousands or Mr Whippy Ice Cream Vans here in the UK, and the number is growing fast.

Ice cream professionals often referred to as “Artisans” were traditionally makers of ice cream made by hand. The higher the skill level of the Artisan, the higher the quality and consistency of their product.

Nowadays, a professional ice cream van will use the best soft serve ice cream machines to produce their wares. A Mr Whippy Ice Cream machine mix and produce creamy, high-quality and consistent ice cream with imaginative combinations and sauces and is still an art form.

Royd Ices have the largest number of ice cream vans in the UK. With over 40 fully-manned ice cream vans available for hire with the highest hygiene ratings along with public liability cover of £5Million so your wedding, party or event, will always be covered.

5: Ice Cream Makes You Feel Better

Research has shown that in fact, this is true! Ice cream often contains less sugar than many sweets and treats. This makes ice cream one of the best desserts or delicious treat options, as it is not only tasty but it also makes you feel better with the creamy delicious taste of Mr Whippy.

Children are often given ice cream to make them feel better after an operation, and we have all seen the films where the character has had a bad day or a relationship has ended and they sit on a bench in the park eating a soft serve Mr Whippy Ice Cream.

Neuroscientists at the Institute of Psychiatry in London analysed the brain of people when they were eating ice cream. They noted an immediate impact on the part of the brain known to activate when people enjoy themselves; these include the orbitofrontal cortex, the “processing” area at the front of the brain.

Hiring an ice cream van is a unique solution to deliver a little extra enjoyment to your occasion. Most people enjoy the fabulous taste of soft serve ice cream throughout the summertime and what better way to draw attention to your business, event or celebrate at a party or wedding ceremony, than with an “Ice Cream Van” offering ice creams If you are looking for Ice Cream Van Hire then Royd Ices are your perfect solution. Give us a call on 01422 88 11 22. to find out more and to book your Ice Cream Van.

Royd Ices personalise all ice cream van hire prices to the requirements and financial budgets of the customer. Some customers request us to serve a fixed number of ice creams, some to supply a fixed number of people, and other bundles we have arranged make it possible for each person to select any product stocked in the van. We can supply excellent ice cream, and delight your guests, with a low-priced price or set budget.

Ice Cream Hire for Weddings Leeds

Find out about our Ice Cream Hire for Weddings Leeds

Ice Cream Hire for Weddings Leeds

Ice Cream Hire for Weddings LeedsHiring an ice cream van is really an exceptional option to bring a little extra enjoyment to your occasion. Everybody loves the yummy taste of soft serve ice cream (often referred to as “Mr Whippy”) throughout the summer time and what better way to draw attention to your party, event or celebrate at a party or wedding ceremony, than with an “Ice Cream Man” distributing ice creams to the old and young alike. If you would like to find out more about our Ice Cream Hire for Weddings in Leeds, give us a call on 01422 88 11 22.

Your wedding reception or celebration has taken hours and hours of preparation and it will be a great success,  so why not make your day even more distinctive by hiring an ice cream van from Royd Ices.

Ice cream is not only for the kids! All your family and friends can enjoy an ice cream during your special day. Popular times for an ice cream van at a wedding is when your guests initially arrive. This is normally the time when the newly married couple is away from friends and family getting their photograph taken. The two families and guests can be brought together by Mr Whippy.

Another popular time is between the “wedding breakfast” or main meal of the wedding day and the night time celebration. A time when the groom and bride try and get an hour or so together with each other and friends and family members might be left in limbo between the two parts of the day. An hour or so outdoors with an ice cream can help to fill the gap.

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Ice Cream Van Hire Manchester

Ice Cream Van Hire Manchester for Weddings, Parties, Functions & Corporate Events

Ice Cream Van Hire ManchesterHiring an ice cream van is a unique solution to deliver a little extra enjoyment to your occasion. Most people enjoy the fabulous taste of soft serve ice cream (also known as “Mr Whippy”) throughout the summertime and what better way to draw attention to your business, event or celebrate at a party or wedding ceremony, than with an “Ice Cream Van” offering ice creams to the old and young alike. If you are looking for Ice Cream Van Hire in Manchester then Royd Ices are your perfect solution. Give us a call on 01422 88 11 22. to find out more and to book your Ice Cream Van.

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Ice Cream Hire for Weddings Harrogate

Are you getting married soon and looking for Ice Cream Hire for your Wedding in Harrogate?

Royd Ices offers Ice Cream Van Hire in Harrogate for Weddings, Events & Corporate Parties. Hiring an ice cream van is an exceptional option to deliver a little extra excitement to your event. We all love the delicious taste of soft serve ice cream (also known as “Mr Whippy”) throughout the summertime and what better way to highlight your wedding reception, business, event or celebrate at a party, than with an “Ice Cream Man” offering ice creams to all your guests. If you are looking for Ice Cream Hire for Weddings in Harrogate then give the Royd Ices team a call on 01422 88 11 22.

Ice Cream Hire for Weddings HarrogateIce Cream Hire for Weddings Harrogate

Your wedding or party has taken countless hours of preparation. The big event will undoubtedly be a great success. Make your day unique by having an ice cream van hire for your wedding reception or party.

Ice cream is not only for the children! All of your family and friends can enjoy an ice cream during the day. Popular times to have an ice cream van at a wedding is when your guests initially arrive. This is normally the time when the newly married couple is away from party guests having their photographs taken. Yur two families and guests can be brought together by a Mr Whippy.

Another popular time is in between the “wedding breakfast” or primary meal of the big day and the night time party. A period when the groom and bride try and get one or two hours with each other and friends and family members might be left in limbo between the two celebrations of the day. An hour outside with an ice cream helps to plug the gap.

Royd Ices has the largest number of ice cream vans in the UK. With over 40 fully-manned ice cream vans available for hire, an unpredicted event is not going to spoil yours!Give us a call on 01422 88 11 22 and one of our team will be happy to talk you through the options and cost of hiring an ice cream van for your wedding.

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Ice Cream Hire for Weddings York

 who Are you looking for Ice Cream Hire for Weddings York? Read our article telling you the things to consider….

Royd Ices offer fully stocked and manned Ice Cream Vans for Parties, Functions, Company Celebrations, Thankyou’s and Ice Cream Hire for Weddings York.

Ice Cream Hire for Weddings York

Your wedding reception or celebration has taken never ending hours of preparation. The big event will be a great success so make it unique with hiring an ice cream van hire.

Put a big smile on your guests’ faces with our tailored ice cream van hire for your wedding or party. Its the perfect way to celebrate your special day and our ice cream vans add a delicious and fun twist. You can choose a traditional van or trailer for smaller events or make an impression with our huge 7.5-tonne truck. We have the largest fleet of ice cream vans in the UK so there’s something for each and everyone no matter how large or small. Give us a call and speak to one of the team on 01422 88 11 22.

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Ice Cream Van Hire York

Are you looking for Ice Cream Van Hire York?

Wedding Receptions, Events & Corporate Events Ice Cream Van Hire York by Royd Ices

Hiring an ice cream van is an exceptional way to deliver some extra enjoyment to your event. Everyone loves the yummy taste of soft serve ice cream (often referred to as “Mr Whippy”) during the summer and what better way to draw attention to your company, event or to celebrate at a party or wedding ceremony, than with an “Ice Cream Man” offering ice creams to your guests.

What’s the distinction between “soft serve ice cream” and “Mr Whippy” ice cream?

Almost everyone enjoys an ice cream in a cone from an ice cream van. Inside the industry, these kinds of ice creams are known as “soft serve ice cream” – ice creams that are made and freshly dispensed by a machine. Almost all of the public make reference to these ice creams as “Mr Whippy” ice creams. What is the difference between soft serve and Mr Whippy ice cream? The answer is “Nothing”. Mr Whippy is a name used by lots of ice cream suppliers worldwide. Mr Whippy began in the UK in 1958, selling soft serve ice cream to the public from mobile vans. This company was then bought by Walls Ice cream in 1964.

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Ice Cream Van Hire Harrogate

Ice Cream Van Hire Harrogate for Wedding Receptions, Parties, Corporate and Business Events by Royd Ices

Ice Cream Van Hire HarrogateHiring an ice cream van is an exclusive way to bring some additional excitement to your occasion. Everybody loves the mouth-watering taste of soft serve ice cream (referred to as “Mr Whippy”), and what better way to draw attention to your business, event or celebrate at a party or wedding, than with an “Ice Cream Man” giving away ice creams. If you are looking for Ice Cream Van Hire in Harrogate then give us a call on 01422 88 11 22 and one of our team will be happy to help.

What to Consider when Looking for Ice Cream Van Hire Harrogate

The first and most important consideration is the size of ice cream business and their fleet of vehicles. You want to be confident that a mechanical failure, an ice cream vehicle having a mechanical failure, or a member of staff getting ill doesn’t mean your function suffers. Royd Ices offers the largest number of ice cream vans in the UK. With over 40 fully-manned ice cream vans available for hire, an uncontrolled event is not going to ruin yours!

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Ice Cream Van Hire Bradford

Why Ice Cream Van Hire in Bradford? Maybe for a Wedding, a Function, Party or a Business Event, all great reasons for hiring an Ice Cream Van

Ice Cream Van Hire BradfordWith the largest fleet of ice cream vans and trailers in the UK, you can count on us to cater for any type of event, from weddings through to fete’s to motivational same day call-outs for incentives for the office. If you are looking for Ice Cream Van Hire in Bradford for an event you have planned just give us a call on 01422 88 11 22.

Our service is bespoke; tailored to suit your specific needs and requirements. Our vehicles and equipment are maintained to the highest of standards and our uniformed, fully trained staff are dedicated to upholding our well-earned reputation.

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Ice Cream Hire for Weddings Leeds

Are you looking for Ice Cream Hire for Weddings in Leeds?

Ice Cream Hire for Weddings LeedsWe offer professional and easy Ice Cream Van Hire for Weddings, Events, Corporate and Business in Leeds. Hiring an ice cream van is a unique way to bring a little bit more excitement to your wedding. Everyone loves the fabulous taste of soft serve ice cream, often referred to as “Mr Whippy”, and what better way to draw attention to your company, event or celebrate a wedding or party, than with an “Ice Cream Man” presenting ice creams to your guests. If you are looking for Ice Cream Hire for Weddings in Leeds, to make your day extra special, then give us a call on 01422 88 11 22 and one of our team will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

Ice Cream Hire for Celebrations & Weddings Leeds

Your wedding reception or party has taken you never ending hours of planning, so make your day far more distinctive with an ice cream van hire for your wedding and reception or party.

Ice cream is not only for youngsters. All of your family and friends can enjoy an ice cream at some point in your day. Preferred times for the ice cream van at a wedding is when the guests initially arrive. This is normally the time when the newly married couple is away from party guests having their photograph taken. Both families and guests can be brought together by a ‘Mr. Whippy’.

Another popular time is in between the “wedding breakfast” or primary meal of the big day and the evening celebration. A period when the happy couple try to get a couple of hours together with each other and friends and family members might be left in limbo between the two parts of the day. An hour outside with an ice cream helps to fill these gaps.

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