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When asking guests for money instead of gifts, it can be tricky and come out wrong, so we have added a few poem ideas for you below:

We’ve just moved home and have filled it with stuff,
From books to sofas, we’ve certainly got enough!
Instead of more wine glasses, we’d really love some cash,
So that we can book a perfect honeymoon and head off in a dash.
A romantic beach break would really do the trick,
As soon as we can afford it, we’ll be on that plane quick!

We can’t wait to spend our wedding day with you,
We’ve been planning hard and spending money for a good year or two.
As we’re keen to start our married life in style,
An amazing honeymoon would really make us smile.
Instead of a gift list from a high street shop,
We’d really love some money so on a beach we can flop!
Your financial donation would truly mean a lot,
So thank you for contributing to our honeymoon pot!

In order to make our dreams come true,
We’d love to go on a honeymoon for a week or two.
Instead of a dinner set, a vase or a bowl,
A financial contribution would make our wedding experience whole.
We’ve created a bank account to save our honeymoon money,
We really appreciate it, and we can’t wait to go somewhere sunny!

We’ll be husband and wife for the rest of our life,
In our little home made for two.
But instead of a vase or a new kitchen knife,
We’d love to fly off to somewhere new.
A week on a beach would suffice and be ideal,
So instead of a gift, your contribution would help to buy us a hotel room or a romantic meal!

We’re looking forward to seeing you on our very special day,
We hope that it will be perfect in every single way.
As a couple we know that love is all we need forever,
But a honeymoon after our wedding would be great — however…
We’ve not got the money to take this very special trip,
And we hope that you can help us fulfil our dream, whether it be on a plane or a ship!
Some money would really be the perfect gift to give,
Instead of new pots and pans, for the house in which we live!

All the wedding planning has worn us out,
And a dream honeymoon would make us happy, no doubt!
But we’ve got a little problem and we’re wondering if you can help,
We’ve started up a honeymoon fund — any contribution would make us yelp!


So the date is set, the venue is booked and now its time to send out the invitations.  The wedding invitations should ideally be mailed at least 8 weeks before the wedding.

We have combined a list of info that should be readily available for the designer, to ensure you are planned and ready to avoid any delays.

Here is a set up of the information that should go on the invitation:

You are cordially invited to
the wedding of

Brides Name
Grooms Name

Day (Saturday) – Date and year


Ceremony & Venue Details

Dinner and dancing to follow

You can always add the parents name as per the older traditions and you can add the rsvp details as well as gifting details


Counselling offer couples time to focus on themselves and is very important for marital concerns. The counsellor is generally acting as a mediator between the couple and assists by offering healthy and effective advice. During your counselling session, you will learn how to resolve conflict in a more positive manner. How to communicate is ways that are more effective. Instead of coming across offensive, you will discover ways of being more assertive.  During the process, you can work on unresolved issues, and ensure the future opens with more positive thoughts ways of thinking which both couples will discover a deeper understanding as to who each other is to one another. 


Usually when we hear those words “Bachelorette Party” so many ideas come to mind in planning, heck loads of décor, way too much drinking, spending way to much money. But it doesn’t have to go this way. Now there are so many more awesome and unconventional ideas you can get inspiration from.

  • Go To A Group Class. …
  • Go Camping. …
  • Have An Old-School Sleepover. …
  • Play Paintball In Your Old Bridesmaid Dresses. …
  • Have A Glamour Shots Party. …
  • Take A Museum Hack Tour. …
  • Have A Scavenger Hunt. …
  • Take A Pole Dancing Class.

The days of hiring a stripper has fallen away, most Brides to be today just want to have fun with their girlfriends and creating experiences they will remember forever.


In todays age, bachelor parties have started to trend and phase out and are simpler than the “lets get drunk in Vegas” stages. Now there are more options available for the men to choose from. The planning is so easy job for the Best man and there is a lot of pros and cons, and always something someone can or cannot do. So we have created a list of ideas as to what could be fun abnd exciting, one of those moments where ones says oh wow, I never thought of that 😊

  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Lazy-river rafting
  • Driving “experiences”
  • Go-karting
  • Cigars
  • Tours of any kind
  • Concerts
  • Hunting (animals or humans)
  • Hanging at a pool, beach, lake  
  • Bar crawls
  • Inclusive drinking games
  • Chartering boats (NOT deep-sea diving)
  • Opt-in/opt-out golf
  • Beer gardens
  • Hot springs or waterfalls
  • Gambling

At the end of the day its hanging with the guys and celebrating the big celebration coming up.


Finding the perfect bridal accessories that will compliment your entire look is very important.

We have combined a bridal accessories list for you to ensure you have the correct goodies to match the correct look:

  • A veil, headpiece, or hair accessories to complement your gown
  • Wedding shoes that are comfortable enough to dance the night away
  • A clutch bag for wedding day essentials
  • A jacket, shrug or cardigan to cover your shoulders in case it gets chilly
  • Wedding jewellery to create that extra sparkle
  • Your bridal garter for a little nod to tradition
  • Bridal Lingerie to add support and make you feel sexy on your special day

The members of the bridal party need to feel special too and it is very sweet of the couple to offer them a something small to ensure they feel important on the big day. Below is a list of accessories ideal to be given to the bridal party:

·  Bridesmaids’ jewellery as a thank you gift from you

·  Bridesmaids’ hair accessories or tiaras to complete their look

·  Bridesmaids’ shoes to complement their dresses

·  Ties, waistcoats, and top hats for the ushers and fathers

·  Buttonholes for the male members and wrist corsages for the mothers

·  Wedding ring bag or cushion for the best man or ring bearer

·  A basket for your flower girl to carry down the aisle


The Groom too has a variety of essential accessories to ensure his day is completely running in order. We have combined a list below of import accessories for the Groom:

  • A wristwatch to make sure he gets to the ceremony on time
  • A pocket handkerchief to wipe away the tears of joy
  • Some cufflinks to add a special touch to his outfit
  • A buttonhole to match your bouquet
  • A tie, cravat, or bow tie depending on the time of day
  • A waistcoat or cummerbund if necessary
  • A hat and gloves for a very formal wedding

With so many choices in the snack factor, these days you can have snack buffets opposed to having a sit-down dinner. This gives guests a bigger opportunity to enjoy the party and dance more and spend time with friends, family and the Bride and Groom. If you would like to offer guests a sit down dinner anyways,  you can still facilitate them during the break periods of the ceremony and reception with a few nibbles to snack on such, finger eats and canapes.

Some people get grumpy on an empty stomach, so it is ideal to keep a nibble on hand for guests that came with a hungry tummy.


If you have a sweet and treats table, it allows guests to pick and choose their treats they feel like, opposed to be forced to eat a pudding they might not feel like. Also after dinner some guests might be full and not feel like a sweet straight away, so by having a table filled with sweets and treats, guests can help themselves as they choose.

This is also a delightful idea for children, however, keep in mind you might have a few crazy sugar rushed children running around, so its best to keep the table semi supervised or create a treat table for children only and adults only.

From biscuits, to candy, donuts to platters – there is a long list of ideas, that you can discuss with either your catered, venue that provides this service and discuss options with your wedding planner if you would like to do this yourself. You can ask local companies to do snack sweet platters too which could result in more cost-effective options.


Ladies and gents, this is something we cannot express enough. Food at weddings is one of the hottest topics that are discussed by guests. Its very important to have the right food and food that will have guests fully satisfied. However it can be costly when it comes to catering and its always highly advisable to have more than one option available. Do not go for the first catering company you think it cheap and affordable. Shop around, meet up with them and try the food first. Its also great to speak to the venue and ask them what they have in mind regards to catering as a lot of Venus do not necessarily allow outside catering and offer catering in house. Sit down with your venue coordinators and discuss food….yes food….. it seems like one of the options you need to worry the less about, however its one that is simply high up on the importance level.


Make sure you do some investigating when selecting a videographer. There is a reason some videographers offer dirt cheap rates; it could be that they have none or very little experience and you get a lot of junior videographers that are not able to capture everything due to a lack of experience.

Its advisable to investigate and get portfolios and find videographers that have great testimonials and have contactable references. You only get married once and you cannot recapture all of your moments so its essential that if you want to have a professional photographer that you have done the right research and also prepared a budget as these services do no always come cheap. Double check and make arrangements to meet up with the videographer, chat and ask as many questions as need be and ensure the videographer knows exactly what it is that you want as in effects way and which parts of the ceremony and venue are important to be captured on screen.


No matter how long ago you watched your favorite movie twilight, you will always remember the one with the wedding. Lets not even get started on how mesmerized we all were as Bella approached Edward with flowers hanging from the roof, with an enchanted fairytale theme. From the music, décor and simply thrills, the Edwards wedding was simply beautiful. Nothing more nothing less, just a wedding out of a fairytale.
Create your own twilight wedding theme with a venue that has their décor and set up readily available to be catered for outside, with a planned out set up for chairs and tables. The highlight of the wedding was the flowers, we all have to insist the flowers that created the fairytale effect was one of the effects that will last forever. With the right florist on hand and the right venue, you can have a truly beautiful twilight wedding.


With the types of technology out there, you are bound to set and create any fun ideas for your weddings. All it takes is some preplanning and chatting to your photographer so that once they take your photos, they can incorporate any crazy ideas you might have. Have a dinosaur effect where a dinosaur is chasing your wedding party or have your favorite superheroes photoshopped flying into your wedding. You could even have fun photos from bolts of lightning, and rain drops. There are so many fun ways today and with the right designer and photographer you can really create some fun photos.


So you have a pet that you love more than anything in the world? And you want them to be apart of your big day which is truly special and amazing to animal lovers. However, there are some factors you need to keep in mind. You need to ensure that there is someone to keep a watch over your pet and this takes planning. You want to avoid any stress on the wedding day so if you have a great plan set in place then this is perfect. Someone needs to be available to take your pet out to the loo and manage their eating times if the wedding falls over a time period where the pet must have lunch or dinner. You cannot have your pet need to use the loo in the middle of the speeches and then yourself have to run out. So its advisable to have someone on hand to do this. Make sure you have your pets’ bed or blanket with so they can rest during the reception and have a spare bowl for water and food packed it. If you are getting married at a venue you need to ensure they allow pets and ensure you plan with them before hand to avoid having any upsets on the day.

Getting married with your best fur pet on hand is going to add such beautiful memories to you day and your photos are going to be gorgeous.


Some Brides find it challenging to tell guests they cannot bring children to the wedding so opt for the wedding nanny option. This way the children can be apart of your wedding day as well as create memories with you.

Some venues do offer child friendly rooms available for the children to make use of where toys and games can be set up together with a screen with a few movies. It is highly advisable to work out the child to nanny ratio.  You cannot have 50 children and 1 nanny. You could work it out on 5 children to each nanny. There are a variety of companies that specialize in nannies that do offer the service and this way you can ensure the parents have a fun evening without having to worry about their children.


Ladies, you found the most beautiful pair of heels and boy oh boy how you are going to be flaunting them all night as they match your cinderella dress. However ladies, we cannot stress this enough…. pack a pair of comfortable shoes in your bag. As the night goes on and you walk from guest to guest, dancing and walking some more, your feet could get tired. There is no experience in walking in heels that is entrusted to ensure woman can survive the whole night in them. So have a spare pair of pumps or trainers if you have a long dress, on hand to pop them on to ensure nothing stands in your way of booging the night away with your new husband, friends and family.


You might ask yourself, why would this be an issue? Have you ever gone to an event and realized oh wow my underwear’s is hurting or your bra is cutting into you? For special events and occasions its advisable to usually wear something comfy, but on your wedding day you need to especially ensure that you have the right garments to wear. Make sure you have a bra that is also practical and comfortable as you will be spending a few hours taking photos, dancing and mingling and the the last thing you want is getting irritated because your under wire is cutting or pushing you.

Obviously, you feel the need to wear something sexy, but its advisable to be comfy too, so always pack your sexy underwear in your hotel packed bag or honeymoon bag. Wearing the right “Brookies” – “Panties” – “Thong” is also highly important.  You need to ensure that if you are wearing a slim tight dress that your underwear lines are not visible but at the same time, do not wear underwear that will cut into you or make you uncomfortable. Its advisable to go to a underwear shop and speaks to the experts. YES! There are experts in this industry that can assist you from trying on garments to ensuring they fit you correctly.


Who doesn’t love Cherries? Some brides are in love with the concept of incorporating something as simple as cherries on their wedding day. From cherries in snacks and drinks to a cherry coloured wedding combo.

From Cherry coloured dresses and shoes, to cherry coloured ties and shirts. Its such a beautiful and bold colour to present on your wedding day. With cherry coloured invitations, to cherry coloured table numbers and red lips.

Such a fun and versatile colour to use on your wedding day.


You want your guests to have something to remember you with from your wedding day and the best way to do this is to offer guest a  a polaroid picture with a  magnet attached on the back that can be displayed in their homes for years to come. A fun reminder month’s later or even years later.

There are a few options, you can have polaroid images readily available and presented to guests on their wedding day which were taken on your engagements shoot, of you can offer guests an opportunity to take their own pics in a photo booth as a wedding favour option which is always favorable.

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