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  1. Spring Nuptial Celebrations: Weddings, Engagements and Hens Parties Galore

    Spring Nuptial Celebrations: Weddings, Engagements and Hens Parties Galore

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    Celebrate good times! Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes the most popular wedding season of them all. From the popping of the question, to the ‘last night’ celebrations and the big white wedding, the Spring season brings with it a whole host of reasons to get your party on. But if you’ve got a few friends getting married at this time of year – and let’s face it, who doesn’t? – you might find yourself getting a little stuck for inventive gifts for multiple celebrations. Never fear: the ultimate Spring nuptial gift guide is here.

    1. The perfect proposal pressie

    Hooray – they’re getting hitched! Once the question has been popped, the celebrations begin, and that includes the all-important engagement party.

    It’s the first time you get the chance to celebrate the happy couple, so y

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  2. 5 Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Buy-For Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

    5 Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Buy-For Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

    So, your big day is fast approaching and you've been planning for months, talking about it for even longer and it seems like you've got everything covered. The venue is booked, a wet weather contingency plan is in place, the photographer is good to go, the guest list (after numerous headaches) is set, and invitations have been sent - need we say it, the list goes on, But as the excitement of your wedding begins to take hold, your thoughts turn to the people that you'll share the majority of this special day with -- your bridal party! A sometimes-eclectic collection of you and your partner's nearest and dearest, this group will see you at your best (and maybe your worst), as you ride the roller-coaster also known as a wedding.

    Often underestimated, the bridal party have an important role to play, both in the lead up to, and on your big day. From fittings to rehearsals to decorating, your bridal party is in it for the long haul: acting as advisors, problem solvers and pillars of

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  3. If you're thinking of eloping, read this first!

    If you're thinking of eloping, read this first!

    The emotional stress and financial strain of hosting a wedding makes some couples think about eloping as an easier option than walking down the aisle in the big white dress. But what might seem an easier option at the time can have its own set of pitfalls if not handled correctly.

    For every bride and groom-to-be who consider running off and tying the knot in secret when it all gets too hard, we play Devil's Advocate to decipher if this is the best decision for you.

    1. Both parties need to be committed

    Just like a happy marriage, the idea of eloping requires commitment from both sides of the fence - the bride and groom. If one half of the happy couple loves the idea, but the other is dragging their well-manicured wedding toes, then you need to examine both

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  4. The 7 Best Gifts to Give Your Parents-in-Law

    The 7 Best Gifts to Give Your Parents-in-Law

    Relationships with your in-laws can be tricky, especially in the leadup to your wedding day. Love them or hate them, they've had just a little bit to do with making the one you've chosen to walk down the aisle with the person they are today.

    So what can you give your parents-in-law to say thank you for their contribution to your wedding and acknowledge their greater role in providing you with the perfect partner? We look at the top seven wedding gifts that are guaranteed to win your way into the good books with your soon-to-be spouse's family.

    1. Engraved bullet bottle opener

    Speak a language your father-in-law will understand by giving him not only a new bottle opener for his

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  5. How to survive the week before your wedding

    How to survive the week before your wedding

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    Your wedding day is allegedly one of the happiest days of your life. In the crucial pre-wedding week, with all the last-minute preparations, conflicting opinions, and multiple personalities (and we're not just talking Bridezilla) to contend with, how is anyone expected to still be smiling on their wedding day? Here we share with you our expert survival guide for making it down the aisle intact.

    Communication and connection

    It's normal and more common than not, for both the bride and groom to feel a mix of nerves, anxiety, stress and excitement in the lead-up to their wedding day. To survive your pre-wedding week, communicate clearly with one another about how you're feeling and be mindful of the pressures on both of you. It might help to take some time out from the wild ride of wedding

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  6. Planning a wedding on a budget

    Planning a wedding on a budget

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    There's nothing that will pop your engagement buzz faster than the realisation that your dream wedding and your wedding budget are not in fact aligned. Or even really remotely in the same universe.  

    So before you give up your dreams altogether (or threaten elopement), let's look at some ways you can save when planning your big day.

    What is your dream wedding?

    First of all, you need to decide as a couple the kind of wedding you want. This includes the major elements such as size, style, theme and timing. Then consider how this relates to the amount of funds you have available. Whether it be barefoot

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  7. Wedding makeup styles

    Wedding makeup styles

    Every bride is beautiful on her wedding day. A major part of being a beautiful bride is feeling comfortable and confident in your choices and this includes your wedding makeup. If you're normally a fresh-faced gal then chances are you may not feel entirely at ease with a full face of heavy bridal makeup. Similarly if your signature look is fire engine lips and you opt for soft pastel shades on your big day you could feel naked or underdone.

    We're not saying don't experiment with your wedding makeup, as after all if you can't be brave on your wedding day then when can you? But just remember to let your true self shine through - as this is the essence of real beauty.  

    Makeup for bohemian brides

    If you consider a tinted sunscreen and a lick of mascara your complete beauty regime, chances are the full regiment of bridal makeup may leave you feeling like an overdressed clown. To avoid this circus

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  8. How to handle difficult bridesmaids

    How to handle difficult bridesmaids

    The happiness of any bride in the lead-up to her big day can sometimes rest solely with those she has asked to stand by her side for the most important day of her life. We share some tips on how to prevent bridesmaids becoming a burden, before it is too late.

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    1. Choose wisely

    While this sage advice may be too late for some, bridesmaid selection is crucial to your overall happiness and level of drama in the lead-up to and during your big day. Choosing someone due to a misguided sense of responsibility (just because you were their bridesmaid several years back or because you promised your cousin Chloe when you were six) is a recipe for disaster. Think about the friends in your life that have celebrated

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  9. TREND ALERT! Reception Tables & What you really should be doing with them

    TREND ALERT! Reception Tables & What you really should be doing with them


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    Your wedding reception is a unique room that you can style to reflect the love and personality of you and your new husband or wife. Whether it be extravagant, simple, modern or rustic, the theme of the room will be you. Styling your wedding tables can often be tricky. You don't want to 'over-style' and clutter the space your guests have, but your don't want them to look bare either. What you really should be doing is opting for a simple, but unique look. Think innovative, engraved and and fresh - your guests will appreciate the artistic side to your wedding decor. Wood Vs Mirror - Check out our top tips for styling your wedding tables:

    Table Numbers

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  10. Trending: Classic Monochrome Wedding

    Trending: Classic Monochrome Wedding

    A Parisian style monochrome wedding is a beautiful theme to coordinate with and one that can be easily carried out throughout your entire wedding. Not only is black and white a classic theme, it is also timeless and will be forever popular.

    The Key

    The key to pulling a monochrome wedding off it to be mindful of the black to white ratio. You want the white to be the dominating colour, with pops of black thrown in to compliment. After all you don't want a dark and gloomy wedding!

    Invitations and Stationary

    Start by setting the tone of your wedding and think ab

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  11. How to plan a Country, Rustic Barn Wedding

    How to plan a Country, Rustic Barn Wedding

    This week we have been focusing on Rustic Wedding Favours. If you dream of getting married in the countryside, on a farm or in a beautiful garden - this post is for you! We have put our thinking caps on and compiled a list of our top favourite ideas you should consider when planning a Rustic Wedding.

    Floral Ceremony Structure

    If you are having an outdoor wedding, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing the best location. Florals structures, combined with natural timber, lace and lanterns are the perfect décor to have at your wedding ceremony.

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  12. Tips to ensure you will get RSVPs back from your guests

    Tips to ensure you will get RSVPs back from your guests

    RSVPs can sometimes be a hard thing to get back from your guests. Everybody is very busy in their lives and trying to get your guests to send back cards can sometimes be a bit of a tricky task. Here are 5 tips that can help you get your guests to respond to your invite!

    1. Have a deadline!

    Let your guest know exactly how to RSVP for your wedding and have a deadline! If you require your guests to post back their response, include a stamp already on the card, allowing your guests to tick YES or NO and then send it back.
    A little tip - make sure you get your guest to send back the RSVPs TWO weeks BEFORE you actually need the responses to arrive.

    2. Give options on how to reply.

    Allow guests to RSVP in a way that is easy for them. Via text, email, or snail mail. Make

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  13. 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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  14. 20 FUN, HANDY TIPS AND IDEAS FOR YOUR BIG DAY!

    20 FUN, HANDY TIPS AND IDEAS FOR YOUR BIG DAY!

    1. On the RSVP Card - include a line where guests can write a song request

    2. In your invite package - include a card with accommodation suggestions and include handy information such as the local taxi number and cafés

    3. If you have loved ones who have passed - put a photo charm around your bouquet and carry them with you down the isle.

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    4. If you are having an outdoor ceremony - have a basket of paper fans

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  15. Wedding Flower Mistakes to Avoid

    Wedding Flower Mistakes to Avoid

    The Knot asked top wedding florists from around Australia for the most common mistakes brides make - here's what your florist wishes you knew.

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    1. Not communicating with your florist

    When choosing a supplier you must pick one who you feel you can openly communicate with, and who you feel understands the overall look you are trying to achieve. This means that even if all the flowers you always wanted are not in season they can achieve the look you want. They understand textures and colours more than you realise, and as they also know what flowers are available at different times of year, they can use material you never would have considered together to achieve the most beautiful displays. - Hanna Evans from Brides in Bloom Briohney from Plumbago

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  16. Miss PF's top 5 secrets to enjoying your wedding day

    If your big day is approaching and you're feeling the heat (understandably) don't worry! I have some great tips and guidelines to embrace to reduce the stress and really enjoy the moments through-out your day. It is inevitable that some things have to be left to the last minute and there are some things you won't always have control over. Ladies, you're not alone and this is pretty normal for most brides and some grooms too!

    I hear from lots of brides and many say whilst it was the best day of their life, they wish they could of enjoyed the "moments" and let the day sink in. Once bride said 'it is when you look through your photos and videos of your day, that you go oh wow! I couldn't even remember that'.

    REST IS BEST: Ok, I know a little pre-wedding celebration might be on the cards, although this is good, try and get a good night's rest and rise at a decent time ( don't sleep in too long, you may feel drowsy ). Start the day with a nutritious breakfast

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  17. Ultimate Guide to Wedding Invitations

    Ultimate Guide to Wedding Invitations

    Working in the wedding industry I am constantly asked by couples which type of invitation I would recommend for them. Below I help to cut through the misinformation and provide you with all my knowledge and experience.

    Invitations can broadly fit into six categories:

    1. DIY Invitations

    2. Electronic Invitations

    3. Professionally made Paper Invitations

    4. Magnet Invitations

    5. Engraved Wooden Invitations

    6. Engraved Acrylic Invitations

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  18. Wedding ideas to make you go WOW

    Anyone attended a wedding and thought "wow that is such a cool idea" "I'm impressed".

    When planning a wedding it gives you and your partner the chance to get as creative as possible in all aspects of your big day and even from the engagement. If you're not the creative type it is worth searching through Instagram and Pinterest for those unique ideas! And that is exactly what I have done for you today.

    I have had quite a lovely time scrolling through hundreds of images depicting all sorts of wedding styles. These are some of the ideas that stuck with me:

    { Advice will be given } - We all love a bit of D.I.Y and this little beauty is such a simple and easy idea. Grab a mason jar, decorate with

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  19. Festive Weddings Ideas

    Festive Weddings Ideas

    The holiday season is about elaborate ornamentation, the coming together of family and friends, cheer and the spirit of togetherness. These beautiful meanings can be incorporated in your special day with personalised favours and decorations. Adding a little Christmas cheer to your wedding theme will make it all that more exciting and an even bigger celebration for all your guests. Let the champagne pour and the music play! I have got some great ideas to put a little festive spin on your day. Change up your traditional bouquet and have a spray of pine cones and baby's breath bush or add a dash of red and green foliage.

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  20. 6 Ways To Add Succulents to your Wedding

    When it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, picking the right ones is important. A popular trend at the moment is using succulents. They are fresh, long-lasting and are a unique addition to your wedding day! With an assortment of different types and colours, succulents can add a natural, rustic and simple feel to your wedding. Here are 6 creative ways to include succulents in your wedding day: 1. Invitations Right from the start, you could showcase your theme and include succulents in your invitation design!

    Succulent Invitation

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  21. Oscar Opulence Wedding Inspiration

    Oscar Opulence Wedding Inspiration

    Hollywood's night of nights where all the who's who of the silver screen come together to celebrate their achievements. A night filled with designer frocks, champagne and good times. We often watch in awe and draw inspiration from the scenery and the elegant guests. Today's blog will be discussing and providing ideas to replicate Oscar glamour in true Hollywood style at an affordable price.

    1.Wedding Favours

    PF provide a gorgeous range of glitzy favours and gifts at an affordable price. Soon to be realised are our diamante and crystal stem serving set!

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  22. Personalised Chopping Boards

    Personalised Chopping Boards

    This week we have prepared a special for you! Personalised chopping boards!

    The ingredients for today's blog are:

    1. Chopping boards (of course!)

    2. Personalised messages

    3. Custom designs Personalised Chopping Boards!

    We feel they are a must have for every family kitchen, adding a sentimental feel to your normally plain chopping board. In fact, we love them so much that we have decided to create these uniquely personalised gifts for you and your loved ones!

    Personalised Favours will now bring you beautiful, hand crafted chopping boards. Each piece of wood is selected for its grain quality and hand crafted into a unique, long-lasting, professional quality chopping board.
    Whether you want them to be for Wedding gifts, Anniversary gifts, House-warming gifts,

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  23. Weddings and Kids - Is it a good idea?

    Weddings and Kids - Is it a good idea?

    This week we have been looking into having kids at your wedding. We know that there is a divided opinion on this topic, with many choosing to opt out on kids at their wedding, but for others, the day wouldn't be the same without them.

    We all know, kids can definitely be a handful, with their attention spans often drifting from one thing to the next in a matter of seconds. Which is why we've decided to discuss and provide ideas and inspiration to soon-to-be-brides who are having kids, be that their own, family or friends at their wedding, with ideas with ways to entertain and incorporate them into your special day.

    1. Wedding Favours for kids

    Especially with their short attention spans, you need to keep kids entertained. Providing them with favours on their table, or where they are seated is a great way to keep them occupied. Have a look at these gorgeous kids table ideas. They have crayons, paper,

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  24. Real Wedding: Mitch & Anne

     Real Wedding: Mitch & Anne

    Personalised Favours were lucky enough to attend the beautiful wedding of Mitch Braund and Anne Patterson over the weekend. Take a sneak peek how the creative pair enjoyed their big day and see if it'll ignite some wedding ideas of your own!

    Mr & Mrs Braund - 22.03.2014 - Always & Forever

    The gorgeous couple created a spectacular day, with their wedding taking place on the beautiful Avoca Beach, NSW. The setting provided a stunning backdrop, and was a delight to be a part of.

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  25. How to save $$ on your Wedding

    How to save $$ on your Wedding

    Weddings can be costly and most of the time you end up spending more than what you have budgeted for.

    According to business information analysts IBISWorld 2014, the average cost of a wedding is $36,200 with 6% of couples blowing their budget for their special day. What we seem to forget is that an unforgettable wedding need not be remembered by the size of the bill. There are many ways to cut corners and save money before you walk down the aisle.

    A lot of couples say to me that they are not creative enough to do it themselves.. I’m here to convince you otherwise. Beat rather than blow your budget by becoming a DIY Bride!

    Let’s start with your wishing well.
    You can go buy or hire a wishing well and spend up to $250 but if you DIY you can save $$. Here are a few examples of DIY wishing wells which were made from boxes, suitcases, ribb

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