Entries by Carol Robinson

Top tips for successful rooming lists

  Putting together rooming lists can be a time consuming and often overwhelming business for anyone not familiar with the process. We’ve put together a number of key considerations to keep in mind to ensure you create a rooming list that works for everyone. Budget When it is necessary to stretch a budget for a […]

Ten things you didn’t know about Royal Holloway

A lot of our brides, grooms and guests aren’t familiar with our rich history, but are always interested to find out more. We’ve put together a few interesting facts about Royal Holloway so that you’ll be able to share some of this knowledge with your wedding guests. Royal Holloway was founded by self-made millionaire Thomas Holloway, […]

How to use Twitter during your conference

Twitter is more than just a space to chat, share pictures of your food and see what your friends are doing. It’s also a fantastic tool to promote your conference, raise awareness of your subject matter, encourage and facilitate conversation and stay in touch with your delegates long after the actual event is over. So […]

Avoiding common mistakes when buying bridesmaids dresses

If you’ve managed to choose a group of bridesmaids of the same size and colouring, you’re on to a winner. For most brides however, their bridesmaids will all come in different shapes, sizes and ages, which makes choosing a dress that works for everyone no easy task. Should you go for the same colour but […]

Five benefits of a winter wedding

The most popular months to wed in the UK are the warmer months of May to September *, with the numbers of weddings in December to February lagging a long way behind. But when it’s time to select a date for your wedding, the winter months shouldn’t be written off and here’s why. 1. It’s […]

Top tips on what to include in your conference menu

When it comes to conferences and events, the food you serve your delegates does make a difference. However, devising a menu that looks good, tastes better and will keep your conference attendees awake and engaged during your event is no easy task. Here are some of the “must-haves” for your conference menu.  Slow release carbohydrates […]

A simple guide to wedding speeches

There are no rules Gone are the days when wedding speeches were the exclusive territory of the father of the bride, the groom and the best man. While you might wish to stick to tradition, don’t be afraid to mix it up a little. Some wedding parties choose to have an all-female line up, others […]

Top reasons for choosing an academic venue for a conference

In a competitive market where new and unusual venues spring up almost daily, why would you choose an academic venue for your conference or meeting? The very name “academic venue” conjures an image of old fashioned facilities and inflexible ways of working. Or does it? There are several good reasons to choose an academic venue […]

Five ways to include your family history in your wedding

If you’ve chosen to get married at Royal Holloway, chances are you enjoy a good bit of history. After all, Royal Holloway is steeped in historic value, with a plethora of famous alumni, beautiful architecture and one of the country’s finest private collection of Victorian art. So we thought that to celebrate Royal Holloway’s history, it […]

How to get over first dance nerves

A first dance is supposed to be a wedding day highlight, the moment when you and your beloved lead your guests onto the dancefloor for the first time as a married couple. But for some people, the thought of having to bust any kind of a move, even a very slow one, in front of […]

Five things to do during your stay at Royal Holloway

Whether you’re in town for a conference or a guest at a wedding, Royal Holloway, University of London is ideally situated in the heart of the Surrey countryside, just a short distance from central London. This best-of-both-worlds location means that there’s plenty to see and do during your stay – here are some of our […]