Amateur or Professional Portrait Photography? Is There Really a Difference?

What’s the difference between an amateur picture and professional portrait photography? Could you tell the difference? Apart from the obvious fact that professional photography is rarely free, amateur photos usually don’t do justice to showing off your best side. Professional photographers are skilled at making people feel at ease with their appearance and bringing out their subject’s best qualities. Are …

Get Your Free Professional Photo with Bidvine

  Hearing of the launch of Facebook at Work made us wonder here at Bidvine.com…how often you update your display pictures on your social media channels? And are people’s Facebook photos appropriate for a professional network? The results were surprising and we discovered that popular networking sites including LinkedIn and Twitter often displayed images of users that were years old! …

A Belated Post-Mortem of an Ember Rewrite and Other Thoughts on Ember

Everything that has a beginning has an end, or ‘the short version’ Bidvine was founded in 2014 on the idea of connecting customers with local service professionals in a way that provides successful outcomes for all involved. A simple enough idea, but would it work? The answer was yes, and better than we thought it would. A prototype website was …

Can You Guess These Celebrities’ Jobs Before They Were Famous?

Celebrities are just like us in more ways than one! But while some are born into rich families with connections in the industry, others, like the ones highlighted in our quiz, had to take on day jobs while also working hard to make it big! We put together a short quiz for fun and to say: well done to them! Can you …

Celebrity Wedding Valuations

In light of Pippa Middleton’s recent engagement, we decided to find out how much the average celebrity A-list wedding costs as well as how much they spend on each element of their wedding. Here at Bidvine.com we have a number of fantastic wedding planners and providers, from caterers to cake decorators and DJ’s to florists. With their insider knowledge and …

Could You Get Into Grammar School? Take This Sample 11-Plus Quiz!

The debate about the merits and demerits of grammar schools is as old as grammar schools themselves. On one hand, proponents argue, they allow children who are especially gifted to pursue an advanced curriculum. Meanwhile, opponents claim this creates an atmosphere of favouritism and prevents social mobility, cementing future educational opportunities based on an aptitude test children take at the …

We Can’t Wait to Hear YOUR Story!

Here at Bidvine, nothing makes us as happy as hearing how we managed to help our customers accomplish their amazing goals and get their projects done. To celebrate successes together, we want you to tell us how Bidvine and our registered providers have helped make your life better. Post a picture and a short description with the hashtag #MyBidvine of your next Bidvine …

Can you guess which British celebs are the worst grammar crime offenders?

We’ve analysed the fifty best-followed British celebrity Twitter accounts for grammatical errors, typos, and funny spelling mistakes to find out which celebrities are in need of some English lessons—and have offered the three worst offenders just that! Putting aside Leigh Francis’ comic creation and Celebrity Juice presenter Keith Lemon, who averaged a typo or spelling mistake per tweet, former N-Dubz …

Introducing the Bidvine App for iOS

This week, we released our first mobile application: Bidvine app for iOS. Here at Bidvine, we value your time. We know you lead a busy life—that’s why we always aim to help you maximise what you can do with your day. From the outset, we made Bidvine.com mobile-friendly so that you can quickly and simply submit a detailed request for …

Free Piano Lessons at St. Pancras Inspire Public to #PlayMorePiano

When we came up with the idea of offering free piano lessons at St. Pancras station, we had no idea how much interest it would generate and were slightly concerned that our initiative would remain largely unnoticed. However as music and particularly piano tuition is one of the most popular services offered by the professionals registered on our platform, we felt we had …