Archive | September 2015

Prewedding Celebration Ideas – Part Two

We hope you were inspired by our Prewedding Celebration Ideas – Part One. Here are some more fun and unusual ideas to inspire.

 

1. Tea PartyCup of tea with chocolates

With or without alcohol (or coffee!), a tea party is a fab way to have a group celebration. Vintage sets are available for hire for a true mad hatter atmosphere, or you can go low-key and use whatever you and your guests have in the cupboard and go all out on the food and snacks.

 

 

2. Prewedding PamperingHot stone massage

Whether it’s a massage, manicure, pedicure or a longer spa break, this is a great way to relax with a small group of close friends or members of your wedding party. If you’re feeling organised, this could be a good time to test out some wedding looks and ideas, or you can use it as a chance to clear your mind and completely relax.

 

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Prewedding Celebration Ideas – Part One

Prewedding celebrations are becoming more common, and whether it’s an engagement party, bridal shower, hen/stag party or a simple get together with friends and family before the big day, there are plenty of ideas for how to celebrate and show your appreciation before your wedding. Here are some of our favourite ideas for you to consider.

1. Picnic/BarbecueOutdoor eating

Picnics and barbecues are a fun, family-friendly way to have a gathering, and good practice for the big day. They offer a great opportunity to catch up with people before the whirlwind of the ceremony, and even a chance to test out catering options. They’re relatively cheap and easy to organise, too, especially if you spread the cost by arranging for guests to bring either food or drink.

 

2. Day TripForest path

Sometimes it’s good to get away and have a quick break to recharge yourself whether you have a wedding on the horizon or not! A day trip to a local beauty spot with a smaller group can be used to either take a complete break from wedding planning or to focus on particular ideas or aspects of the ceremony; especially if you go with members of your party such as bridesmaids, best man or maid of honour.

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Vintage Wedding Dress Donation Raises Money for Charity

A bridal charity shop in Leeds received an anonymous donation of a stunning 1950’s lace vintage wedding dress with an equally beautiful note attached.

Vintage Wedding Dress - donation note

“I wish any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one 56 like I did. Happy years I was a lucky man to marry a lady like mine”

 

The donation attracted attention on social media after St. Gemma’s Hospice tweeted an appeal to trace the gentleman who handed it in.

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How to make your wedding less annoying for guests – Part Two

Continuing from last week’s article, here’s our final advice for making your wedding less annoying for guests:

4/ The “Traditional” Wedding

Look, sticking to all the rules and traditions means that the best you can ever hope to achieve is a perfect, carbon copy of every other traditional wedding your guests have ever been to, which means that, after all your effort, it won’t even stand out in their memory as a distinct event, blurring into one mnemonic mega wedding. Continue reading