I still remember exactly what items in my house were weddings gifts and who bought them, over the years some have succumbed to drunken mishaps, wagging dog tails and electrical fault but on the whole we still have most of our gifts.
Wedding gift etiquette is a complex, even dreadful topic to navigate. At the very least, you have to straddle the line between getting an appropriate gift that the couple might get several of, and being more creative to find a one-of-a-kind gift. While few couples will be bold enough to give you negative feedback on your choice of gift, your aim is still to find something they will love, and hopefully, wish to keep for years to come. Which are some of these?
Here are the top wedding gift suggestions to consider.
It’s the last thing that any of us want to consider while we plan our wedding, but unfortunately, all sorts of unforeseeable events can crop up (*cough* global pandemic *cough*) and cause weddings to be postponed, or worse, cancelled. I know that thousands of couples around the world are dealing with this right now, including myself and my partner, so we thought that we would put together a list of our top tips for couples to prevent them from getting into difficulty.
Guys, I truly hope you are doing OK? I have spoken to so may of you on instagram and you’ve had to change your plans. I hope you plan something lovely to do at home to celebrate your ‘would have been’ date. Our own Laura has had to postpone to later in the year, whilst it is gutting to have all that hard work cancelled, it is going to be even more special when the day comes round and all your loved ones are there. I’ve also seen lots of engagements which makes me very happy, and I am glad there are positives happening during this time. We got this!
Suiting up for your next wedding appointment sometimes requires a little preparation. There’s usually a dress code adhere to, a theme to think about and even the time of year to take into consideration. If you’re attending with a partner, then you may also be thinking about how your outfit can best complement your companion’s. Dress codes for most weddings dictate lounge suits for men, but sometimes the formality is dialled up even further and black tie is the order of the day. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to get the black tie style spot on – and help you create the right impression.
You’ve just got engaged, you sit down (hopefully with some fizz) and you reach the “now what” portion of your planning. It can seem totally overwhelming to begin with, there is so much choice in today’s wedding industry and Pinterest and Instagram are constant reminders you can have any wedding you can imagine. Once you have booked in all the big things, I found it was the logistics of people that made things a little complicated and when I got married there weren’t apps for everything, hell, Pinterest didn’t even exist! Joy have created the most easy to use wedding planning platform for putting all your wedding information in one place that can also be accessed by all your guests. Not only that, gone are the days of the tacky 90s designs, the graphics are super pretty and will fit in with whatever wedding you’re planning. So will it really help all your planning? Read More
Your choice of engagement ring is incredibly personal, and one that many women consider for the years leading up to the big moment. While this may be so, there certainly isn’t anything wrong in getting some inspiration from your favourite celebrities and the trends they spark with their own rings. This is particularly helpful if you are unsure as to where to get started, or want to send your partner some ideas before they get down on one knee themselves.
Take a look at what we believe will be the biggest engagement ring trends for 2020 to kickstart your search.
For those engaged to be married, Valentine’s Day may feel different from previous years and as the wedding day comes closer, becomes more important to celebrate in a meaningful and stylish way. For some, it will be your only Valentine’s Day as a fiancé(e) before the wedding, so you might want to mark the day with more than the traditional flowers, chocolates and champagne of the past. Here are three stylish ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your other half. Read More
If you are looking for Harry Potter inspiration for your wedding then you are definitely in the right place, I have blogged a few themed weddings over the years but this really has the best detail I have seen (and as a total Potter fan this really made my heart sing) I hope you appreciate all the love and effort that went in to this wedding as much as I did. Jenny and Jonny did an incredible job at bringing the joy of a wedding together with one of their passions! I love it so so much!! A Harry Potter wedding will always have a place on this blog, especially when you’ve got mermaid eggs, the Mirror of Erised and owls.
photography | Lissa Alexandra
Afternoon! This is just what is needed on a grey, cold January afternoon. Sarah and Miguel brought together Miguel’s Spanish heritage and Sarah’s passion for where they met, and made the most lovely relaxed and elegant wedding in Putney. With simple touches of green foliage, home made cake and beautiful mis-matched bridesmaids, they truly made the day their own.
photography | Sally Rawlins
When it comes to choosing your perfect wedding venue this can be one of the most exciting, yet stressful times for couples as they plan their big day. There’s so many too choose from in the UK, and it’s easy to fall head over heels in love with a venue – whether for its beautiful views, open spaces, or quintessential look. But, before signing any contract, I made sure to think about all those important questions – weighing out the pros and cons, budget, style, as well as any extra costs and conditions a wedding venue might have. So, in collaboration with one of Cheshire’s most luxurious wedding venues – Delamere Manor, here is a list of top 8 questions to ask your wedding venue;Read More
It might be a year or it might be five years since you and your partner got married. Back then, decisions had to be made on wedding dresses, guests lists, and choosing the perfect wedding venue. No matter how long it has been since your wedding, an anniversary is an opportunity to show your partner how deeply you care about them. If you’re preparing to celebrate a wedding anniversary, you’ll want to take these things into consideration. Here are some tips for the first 10 years:Read More