Bride and Groom Gifts

  1. Love always wins: a celebration of same-sex coupledom

    Love always wins: a celebration of same-sex coupledom

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    The verdict in Australia's Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey at the end of last year was a cause for celebration around the globe. With a resounding 61.6% of survey respondents voting "Yes" in support of same-sex marriage, our land down under had finally joined the global movement of acceptance and love equality. And on the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade this past weekend, Sydney celebrated in a way only it knows how - with a festival of love that knows no bounds and shines a light on the issues affecting LGBTI people around the world.

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  2. Top wedding trends for 2018

    Top wedding trends for 2018

    As the world holds its collective wedding breath for what will undoubtedly be the nuptial event of the new year - the much-anticipated marriage of Prince Harry to his all-American princess-in-the-making, Meghan Markle - we forecast the top wedding trends for 2018.

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    In the meantime, we'll continue to speculate on which of these trends will be included in the royal wedding celebrations, which no doubt will set a few trends of its own.

    Increased customisation

    Industry insiders predict weddings will become increasingly personalised and more intimate. Gone are the days of the mass-produced, one-size-fits-all, assembly line, standard wedding. In 2018, couples will be looking at increased localisation including unique locally-sourced produc

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  3. How to write the perfect wedding card message

    How to write the perfect wedding card message

    As a wedding attendee, you are required to fulfil a number of duties. In addition to purchasing a thoughtful, affordable and individualised gift for the happy couple, adhering to a dress code and arriving at a desired destination on time (!), you're also expected to come up with a special, sentimental and sometimes Hallmark-worthy wedding card message in exchange for your attendance. We are the first to admit this is not everyone's forte. As such, we have devised a fool-proof step-by-step formula for writing the perfect wedding card message. The arriving on time part, we can't help you with.

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    Wedding card DOS

    The main purpose of your wedding card message is to congratulate the newlyweds on

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  4. 10 worst wedding gifts of all time

    10 worst wedding gifts of all time

    Giving a gift that marks the beginning of a couple's married life together is no insignificant task. So, what can you offer that is personal yet practical, and appropriate to commemorate such a milestone life moment? Or more importantly, what should you avoid at all costs? We countdown the ten worst wedding gifts of all time, to help you avoid these present pitfalls and bestow on every bride and groom a gift worthy of their special occasion.

    Re-gifts

    Everyone is guilty of a re-gift at some point in their lives. But for a wedding? C'mon! The fact that you are never going to use the three-in-one kitchen appliance Aunt Marge gave you last Christmas, probably means the happy couple wont either, and obvious re-gifts such as this scream thoughtless-ness and poor taste.

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  5. What we love most about spring weddings

    What we love most about spring weddings

    From baby animals to blossoming blooms, there's so much to love about spring. And with spring being the most popular season to get married in Australia last year (37% of couples said, "I do" in Spring 2016*), we decided to share with you what we love most about spring weddings:

    1. Symbolism

    The season of new beginnings presents a perfect time to mark your new beginning as husband and wife. Spring is also associated with new life, fresh starts and fertility, so if babies are high on your agenda, there may be no better time to tie the knot. Mark your new beginning with a white freestanding joined names wedding sign set to highlight your new married couple status.

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  6. 5 wedding gift ideas for the bride & groom who have everything

    5 wedding gift ideas for the bride & groom who have everything

    You've been invited to the wedding of the couple that has it all. Successful in both love and life: they are financially astute, have already taken a sizeable chunk out of the mortgage for their tastefully furnished abode, are escalating upward on their respective career ladders, not to mention being irritatingly gorgeous and crazy about each other. Sigh. So the question is; what do you get the bride and groom who already have everything?

    Make it personal

    This couple is clearly not going to settle for your standard run-of-the-mill wedding gift. Chances are they probably already have it anyway. So before you thoughtlessly toss some cash in a card (they don't need your money), or hand over the standard DJ's voucher, why not purchase somethin

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  7. We're Married! So now what?

    We're Married! So now what?

    Congratulations, you both nailed it. Boom, you’re married!

    Countless hours of planning, maybe some tears and quite a few champagnes and now wonderful memories to look back on. As quickly as it comes, it’s over which is the sad part. The honeymoon was bliss and you’re now both rocking it as the best husband and wife team.

    While you gear up for life as husband and wife, there are often some tasks that get overlooked. You know, the ones that make us go “Aw that’s right, that has to be done..”Updating your details can be a drawn out process which many of us leave on the back burner for a while. Preserving our wedding memories are just as important but these tasks can also get lost among our busy schedules.

    What do you do with all the left over wedding things? Don’t forget about your ‘Thank you’ cards but we will get to that later.

    Let’s take a journey with an after marriage to-do list! We will try and make this as exciting as humanly possible.

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  8. Personalised Wedding Vows

    Personalised Wedding Vows

    Your  personalised wedding vows reflect the essence of your relationship and direct what happens after the wedding. They state what actions you commit to doing to create and grow your marriage.

    Your wedding vows should come from deep inside, it should make your heart flutter, beat faster and emit beautiful emotions toward your partner.

    Your friends and family will witness you being venerable, strong, beautiful and completely in-love.

    Take a moment in your mind and enjoy these words. Enjoy the reactions, tears and smiles as you speak to one-another through your heart.

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  9. The Perfect Wedding Gift - NO Wishing well present

    The Perfect Wedding Gift - NO Wishing well present

    Finding the perfect gift can often be a difficult task. Majority of couples these days, prefer to have a wishing well for their big day rather than a gift registry. A great idea, but sometimes a personalise gift adds a nice touch. If you're like me and you love giving a gift as well as contributing to the wishing well, then here are our top wedding favours or gift ideas for the Mr & Mrs to be.

    1. An Adventure or experience.

    Do something different and give the new couple a gift they will remember forever. An experience. This of course will depend on what you're loved ones are in tune to. It might be a Harbour Yacht dinner voucher, or an adrenalin experience such as a circus ropes course or a hot air balloon ride. Another great idea, is getting in touch with their hotel, where they are staying on their Honeymoon and paying for a night's dinner, allowing the couple to spend some time togethe

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