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Wedding blog

HOW TO PICK WEDDING GIFTS THAT WILL LAST YEARS AFTER THE BIG DAY

When you’re putting your wedding list together make sure you consider items which will last. There’s nothing wrong with slipping electronics, holidays or white goods onto your wedding gift list but it’s a missed opportunity not to throw in some items which will last.

10 PIECES OF COMMON SENSE WEDDING GIFT BUYING ADVICE

While we rightfully tend to associate most of the stress of a wedding with the happy couple, buying a wedding present can be a stress generator for wedding guests too. Even with a gift list guests can end up wringing their hands about what to do.

WHAT TO DO ON VALENTINE’S DAY WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY ENGAGED

With a wedding date on the horizon, you’re super conscious of spending your money when there’s the overwhelming cost of the wedding coming up, and topping the proposal as grand romantic acts go might be more than a bit difficult. Not to mention this kind of annual courtship might seem a bit quaint ...

YOU SHOULD PROPOSE TO YOUR BOYFRIEND

Everyone hears that story about a woman who spends years being twisted into knots with anxiety over whether or not their partner is going to propose, and deep down we’re thinking, “why not just ask him instead”?

HOW TO CREATE A WEDDING GIFT LIST FOR ALL BUDGETS

Whether you choose the old-fashioned method of handing out a written wish list to your guests or decide a more modern way, online (which is massively popular now compared to pen and paper lists). You need to make sure it accommodates everyone’s budget, without causing any embarrassment to those who...

FIFTEEN WAYS COUPLES DRIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS INSANE AT WEDDINGS

The photographer is often a bit of an unsung hero of the wedding day. Often ignored, overruled, unfed, underpaid and forgotten, they hold the key to the lasting mementos of your wedding day. Once the wedding gifts have been opened, the confetti swept up and the last slice of wedding cake has been e...

THE CRAZY HISTORY OF YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING TRADITIONS

We kind of love the tradition of weddings. After decades of being exposed to grand, glamorous weddings in films, books and television we build an idea in our heads about what the ideal wedding will look like, down to the walking down the aisle, exchanging rings and throwing the bouquet. What we do...

WHAT IF SOMEONE ACTUALLY OBJECTS AT YOUR WEDDING?

Are you worried about someone will object during your wedding ceremony? The good news is as long as the wedding is legal, they can’t stop the wedding unless they can prove your nuptials would break the law.

FIVE WAYS TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT WEDDING VENUE

Once you’ve said “I will” it’ll almost be time to say “I do!” and what could possibly be more special than that? Without doubt it’s one of the biggest and most memorable days of your life so there’s absolutely no question your wedding venue has to be perfect.

6 WEDDING THEMES WE WANT TO SEE MORE OF IN 2018

Setting a theme for your wedding is a great way to make sure you have a consistent, pleasing tone to your whole wedding day. Choosing lighting, colours, stationery and décor becomes easier and you have an overall more cohesive look to the big day. Just to be clear, we don’t mean a theme like footb...

FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE AN ONLINE WEDDING GIFT LIST

With increasingly more couples choosing to live together prior to getting married, deciding on the contents of a perfect wedding gift list can prove, at best, quite the challenge. So instead of stressing your guests out over what to buy and what will (or won’t) fit into your home, here are five gr...

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING SHOES

While your wedding dress naturally takes centre stage on your big day, your wedding shoes are an integral part of your overall bridal look and a lot of care and attention needs to go into finding the perfect pair.

HOW TO SAVE ON YOUR HONEYMOON

Your honeymoon is the ideal opportunity to go to that bucket-list destination, and with so many beautiful places to choose from, planning your first holiday as a couple is no doubt an exciting time. However, once you decide on the perfect place, the topic of budget comes up and it sinks in that y...

A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO A PERFECT WEDDING CAKE

Choosing your wedding cake flavour and design is always a memorable part of the wedding planning process alongside putting together your gift list, but as with any aspect of the wedding, there are so many things to consider. How much cake do you need for your wedding guests? How much should you spe...

PLANNING A WINTER WEDDING: THINGS TO CONSIDER

There are many reasons to tie the knot in the winter months. Many couples choose to take advantage of venue discounts that come about at this time of year, while others simply want to capture the magic of a winter’s day during their wedding. However, planning a wedding in the colder months comes wi...

HOW TO DELIVER A PERFECT MAID OF HONOUR SPEECH

After last week’s blog you should already have your killer maid of honour speech locked down. Three tight minutes of sentiment, laughs and well wishes. Now your problem is actually giving the speech. Fear of public speaking affects three out of four people, so you’re not alone, but it’s not like ...

HOW TO WRITE A KILLER MAID OF HONOUR SPEECH

Your best friend is getting married, you’ve been asked to be her maid of honour, and you’re elated. It’s a chance to be alongside your BFF while they plan one of the happiest days of their life. You’ll help the bride choose a dress, build a wedding gift list, book a venue, decide on a menu, organi...

HOW TO PUT TOGETHER THE PERFECT GIFT LIST

The wedding gifting process has evolved over the years giving wedding couples and wedding guests more choice than ever before. Contemporary wedding gift list options mean that gifting is quick and simple but there are a number of things to keep in mind to ensure your wedding gift list is everything...

EIGHT OF THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS WEDDING GIFTS OF ALL TIME

Wedding gift lists make life easier for a lot of guests, but not every couple thinks to provide one and they can act more like guidelines than hard and fast rules. That said, for those out there with more than one comma on their bank balance, it’s a slightly easier exercise. We’ve put together of ...

HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING DAY WITHOUT LOSING FRIENDS OR ALIENATING PEOPLE

The term Bridezilla wasn’t coined because wedding planning is a smooth, stress free process. Your wedding day is all about you, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the thoughts and feelings of your guests into consideration. While your guests may not voice their opinions, it isn’t easy to plea...

A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO SCENTING YOUR WEDDING

Scenting your wedding is a fairly modern phenomenon, but it is becoming increasingly popular for brides to make their wedding unique via scent. Kate Middleton scented her wedding with Jo Malone candles and made her venue smell like orange blossom. No longer a concept adopted only by elite wedding p...

FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU PICK OUT YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS

Flowers play a huge role in your wedding day from decorating the altar to jazzing up the top table, not to mention those carefully thought out bouquets and corsages. Flowers should of course complement your overall colour scheme for the day, but there is so much more to think about than simply pick...

SIX UNEXPECTED WEDDING COSTS TO FACTOR IN TO YOUR BUDGET

You’ve got a spreadsheet to help you keep track of those ever growing wedding day expenses but even the most prepared couples forget to budget for these six unexpected wedding costs.

TIPS ON PLANNING A WEDDING DESTINATION

If you have fallen in love with the idea of saying your vows on a beach, you may be wondering how to make the planning process as seamless as possible. Here are our top five tips for planning a wedding abroad.

THE WEDDING GIFT GUIDE FOR GUESTS

There are many ways to be a good wedding guest. Avoid wearing white, RSVP on time and respect the couple’s wishes when it comes to plus ones. But what about gifting? Is it imperative that you bring a gift?

A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO DIY DÉCOR

More and more brides are taking a hands-on approach to wedding décor and doing it yourself is not only a simple way to cut down on expenses but it is also bang on trend. So what aspects of your wedding décor can you attempt yourself?

WOW-WORTHY WEDDING FOOD TRENDS

Food is an essential element of a wow-worthy wedding and if you want to surprise your guests with a menu that is unique and inspiring, these wedding food trends will certainly get them talking. Read on to discover the most inspiring wedding food trends that you will see at your next wedding or mayb...

A GUIDE TO WEDDING GIFT LIST ETIQUETTE

Not sure how to advise guests on wedding gifts? Scared that you might offend a friend or a relative? There is a certain etiquette to follow when it comes to weddings and your gift list is no exception.

SEVEN SUPERB WEDDING TRADITIONS TO TURN ON THEIR HEAD

Wedding traditions are all part and parcel of your special day. If you want to make your wedding memorable and unique, why not take some of the age old wedding traditions and give them a modern take?

FIVE CREATIVE WAYS TO TOP UP YOUR HONEYMOON FUND

After splashing out on your dream wedding, there may not be a lot of money left for your dream honeymoon. Here are five creative ways you can top up your honeymoon fund.

COULD A WEDDING YURT WORK FOR YOU?

Finding a beautiful wedding venue for your big day can seem daunting at first with so many options to choose from, especially if you are looking for something a little different to wow your guests. Yurts are becoming more and more popular with brides and grooms that want a truly unique wedding cele...

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR WEDDING GIFT LIST

Couples today have a lot more freedom when it comes to wedding gift lists that ever before. While traditional gift lists focussed on enhancing your home with fancy cutlery and crockery, you now have a whole host of online options from honeymoon funds to luxury purchases that you have always wanted ...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WEDDING INVITES

A wedding invite is the first piece of correspondence that your guests will receive and as a result, it must make a great first impression. The invitation sets the scene for the big day and sets a guest’s expectations by giving them all of the information needed to attend the event. From dress code...

A BRIDES GUIDE TO CHOOSING BRIDESMAIDS

As a Bride, there are many things to consider when it comes to bridesmaids such as how many to select and how to ask the chosen few to be a part of your bridal party. Read on to discover how to choose your bridesmaids, how to pop the question and how to dish out those all-important bridesmaid dutie...

FOUR ALTERNATIVES TO THE TRADITIONAL WEDDING GIFT LIST

Five years ago, the only option when creating a wedding registry list was an endless supply of household items designed to complement your new life in your new home together. However, what if you have lived together for years and you have already successfully set up your home?

A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO TABLE PLANNING

You have prepared your guest list and you have received that all-important final RSVP, you are now hurtling towards the big day at speed. Creating the perfect seating plan is often one of the most stressful aspects of the wedding planning process but this blog aims to make it simple with five top t...

5 PINTREST WORTHY WEDDING TRENDS TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING UNIQUE

With more and more couples getting creative with their wedding themes, décor and dining, it is getting harder and harder to create a show-stopping wedding style that will make guests say ahhh. With this in mind, let us look at a few of the latest trends that will ensure you stand out from the crowd...

THE DUAL WEDDING DRESS TREND

Choosing the perfect wedding gown for your special day can be a daunting prospect for any bride. The ideal wedding gown should be formal enough for the ceremony itself but glamorous enough to sparkle on the dance floor. More and more brides are choosing to invest in two dress designs for their big ...

HONEYMOON GIFT LISTS - THAT'S NOT RUDE IS IT!?

Occasionally we get asked if it's not a bit rude asking for money towards your honeymoon on a wedding gift list. Well honestly no, it's not. The simple fact is that your friends and family WILL want to get you a gift for your special day. They would also like to think it is a gift that you REALLY w...

A WHOLE FAMILY CRUISE FOR YOUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

A multi-generational cruise holiday could be the ideal option for your special Wedding Anniversary. Imagine spending a week with your whole family, where there is plenty for all to do without anyone getting bored. Perfect for your Silver, Ruby or Golden Wedding Anniversary.

WHAT PRESENT DO YOU BUY FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING?

Have you ever found yourself asking "What on earth can I get for you as a present, you already have everything"? Well, you're not alone.

MALDIVES FOR YOUR HONEYMOON

The Maldives is one of the most idyllic places on the planet, waiting for you to discover. Relax and let yourself go. It's another world.

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