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A Year of Posts

Can you believe that 12 months has gone passed since our wedding focused blog went live and began sharing fun but informative posts for soon-to-be married couples.  So what better way to celebrate this one year milestone than by taking a look back at the delights planning a wedding can bring.

Things didn’t really take off until the start of 2014 – we blame that on the Christmas festivities and some pesky pc problems – with just a couple of taster posts to whet the appetite of wedding lovers in October 2013.  The first focused on the rise of Shabby Chic Weddings with some great additional images on the dedicated Pinterest board.  Then it was the turn of the Wood Fired Pizza and one that will have you dreaming about the way these types of pizza smell, look and taste – delizioso!

The beginning of 2015 let us take a look at the latest trend in weddings – The Unusual Wedding Theme – as well as a few dessert options to finish with after your main course.  In the short West Country series we took a look at a number of breathtakingly beautiful wedding venues, which colour belongs in which season, the wedding favours that your guests would be more than happy to go home with and the song that will be the one you take your first dance too.

Moving into the summer season there was a mixture of posts that covered the topic of alternative wedding gifts for those newlyweds who have already set up home together, which flowers brides across the country prefer to be holding as they walk down the aisle and the cake that should take centre stage after the bride and groom.  […]

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Alternative Wedding Gift Ideas

Most couples thinking of getting married either have their own places or have already set up home together.  When they do decide to make their union official compiling a wedding gift list can seem like a nightmare.  Gone are the days of two toasters and a set of knives.  Newly married couples want to ensure no two gifts are the same and the gifts they receive are going to be put to good use.

This is where thinking outside the box comes in handy and here are five alternative wedding gift ideas that do just that.

Buy Our Honeymoon

Weddings are expensive and so are honeymoons.  Couples on a budget tend to skip over the honeymoon to ensure they have a wedding day to remember.  Guests can know come together to gift happy couples the chance of a honeymoon and this alternative wedding gift idea is becoming more and more popular.  No one likes to ask for cash and many feel this type of gift is far too impersonal – some close family members might wish to do things this way but not your work colleagues.  If you decide on this option details can be included with their wedding invitation and when it is time to send out thank you cards a picture from your honeymoon would make the perfect addition.


A lot of celebrities ask their guests to make donations to their chosen charities instead of worrying about a wedding gift.  Just because you are not in the same circle as them does not mean you cannot ask the same of your guests.  Some couples feel sharing their big day is enough of a wedding gift for them.  If you do decide to ask guests to make donations […]