While TV is slowly leaning away from clichés as far as characters and plot lines go, there are still moments when you look at the screen and go, “Oh, no they didn’t” because it has been played so many times before. Here are some scenes that took place in public places and which have been overplayed on the small screen until we could probably write the script ourselves.
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For some reason, engagement party venues Docklands on TV seem to be limited to a restaurant, some character’s home or a reception hall in a hotel. And it is not just the celebration that takes place there either; somehow one of the characters is lured to the pre-arranged location and then the romantic moment takes place with the (stereotypical) down-on-one-knee pose. Suddenly, everybody who is related to the couple pours in to celebrate the happy moment, never mind the fact that a la Jane the Virgin the couple has just been through an extremely emotional experience and need a moment to themselves.
An inordinate amount of breakups seem to happen in best bars Docklands and restaurants on TV. Granted, plot-wise this means that more characters will see the scene and this gives way to more drama. However, the downside of this is that the viewers also have to live that excruciating moment step-by-step, replayed on every other character’s face: one partner stalks in, announces in a loud voice that they need to talk to their soon-to-be ex. Other characters – depending on their personality – either scoot away or hang around unobtrusively to eavesdrop. The “discussion” soon devolves into a shouting match or a tear-story. Either way, it does not end well.
Another extremely common scene on TV is the death scene. Unless the plot and premise calls for a gory death by beheading or dragon fire, deaths on everyday soap opera plots are usually due to heart attacks, strokes, other illnesses and poison. These almost always take place in public, usually at a game, at some social event or at dinner, with lots of people witnessing the sad event. Once again, crowds are used to maximum effect, with people rushing in to help, others crying and making a fuss and then the plot is usually furthered by one or two characters acting furtive and out-of-place.
These are just a few in a long list of popular TV scenes that take place in public spaces. Can you think of anymore?
Your wedding is you and your partner’s special day so naturally you may want it to reflect you and your partner’s personalities. If you and your fiancé are creative individuals then you should try to make your wedding a creative one as well! Instead of opting for the traditional way that things are done, you could make little tweaks here and there that would give a creative spin to your wedding and make it stand out from the rest. Here are five ways you could do so;
Have Personalized Wedding Invitations and Programs
One great way to customize your wedding and be creative with it is by personalizing your wedding invitations and programs. Instead of having the invites and programs look relatively plain, traditional and formal, you could work with a graphic design studio to customize them with pre-wedding photographs that you and your partner would have taken or with some designs and pictures that are meaningful to the both of you.
Some people think this option is for when you are running on a tight budget, but even if you have a pretty big budget to spend on decorations, by making some of them on your own you would be able to make a vast difference in how creative your wedding is since you can personalize your décor. You don’t have to do everything yourself, you can get help from friends and family to make your own table centerpieces.
Have A Customized Photo Backdrop
Another way to put a creative spin on your wedding is by working with wedding cinematography Sydney to create a fun backdrop for your guests to take pictures in front of. This will make your wedding stand out from the rest that simply take the usual photographs with the same dull background. You could also add in some props to make things even more interesting and lively for your guests.
Have A Flower Station
In addition to having a creative backdrop, you could also have a flower booth for your guests to get creative with flowers and make their own corsage or boutonniere. You should discuss with your florist and have a good supply of sturdy blooms and colourful ribbons for your gusts to use.
Have A Video Confessional Booth
Having a video confessional booth will really spice things up at your wedding by allowing guests to record a favourite memory or a funny story that they have of you and your partner in the video booth which you will be able to play back later after the wedding is done. His way your guests could have fun and you would also be collecting memories.
Good event planners pull off such successful work because of two simple reasons. One is fairly obvious: they simply know what to do. The other reason tends to be overlooked, leading to less successful events. The reason is that good event planners also know what not to do. Knowing what potential mistakes and problems can arise with event planning usually comes with experience, and the matter of how to avoid these mistakes is learning the hard way. If you want to be a highly successful event planner yourself, you need not go through the trial error. Just knowing about a few of the common issues and how to solve them will greatly improve your work. Here are some to start with.
Accounting for the Unexpected
It’s easy to account for expected problems involved in the party planning process, but it’s also easy to forget that unforeseen circumstances can pop up at the worst possible time. Of course you can’t be prepared for everything, but there are some contingencies you can have in place just in case. One common problem is unexpected expense. Avoid the risk of underfunding by keeping under your budget. Any extra money left over can be used in case of emergencies. It’s also good to have professionals on speed dial, in case something goes wrong with the food and you need to be corporate functions Melbourne events in two hours, for example. Having contacts helps because they can quickly come to your aid with makeshift solutions.
Setting up for the event requires through organization and plenty of time to get things done. Once again, the ever present threat of unforeseen hiccups can ruin your event if not accounted for. However much time you estimate will be needed to set up and get everything prepared and in order, you’re definitely going to need more. It’s better to have everything ready early rather than risk getting late and upsetting your clients and the guests. Make sure any live entertainment groups, chefs, serving staff, and equipment providers are told to arrive earlier than they are required. Musicians, for example, are notoriously late for gigs, and take time to tune up and perform sound checks. If you’ve been catering Melbourne events for a while, you’ll also have to account for traffic conditions and factor it into your scheduling.
Most planners have a plan B, but it’s always safer to have a plan C as well. Even if you still meet unforeseen and unexpected challenges, you must be adaptable and be ready to change course if needed. It may be upsetting to think that things did not go according to your plans, but don’t let that sway you. It’s not impossible to salvage the situation if you muster up your courage and creativity. Think outside the box and get accustomed to thinking on your feet. If you can take into account these few commonly faced concerns when you’re planning an event, you can avoid most of the hassles they involve. Moreover, you’ll be able to pull off much more successful and memorable events.