Many couples are well established before they marry and probably don't need lots of things to furnish a new home. For many a gift of money would be far more appreciated than a toaster. However, couples often feel awkward about asking for money instead of gifts.
I recently saw this poem and thought that saying it in verse was a great idea.
"We’re tying the knot and we just can’t wait,
We knew it would happen on our very first date.
As we’ve got our home dressed up with accessories,
We don’t really think that a wedding gift list is necessary.
But if you did want to give something to help us on our way,
Some money in a card would truly make our day!"
Maybe you might be inspired to pen your own poem - if so I'd love to read them.
You've decided to get married - so how do you let the world know ?
The classic way is to put an announcement into the paper but just in case people miss it take a photo and send it out on social media.
Wear it ! Have matching tee shirts made and wear them on a night out with friends. That should get the conversation going.
Go high tech and make a video. There are lots of sites where you can create a video for free. Making the video can be great fun - choose some of your favourite places and songs and get creative. When you are done - publish on social media.
Send a card. Again there are a number of sites where you can create a postcard to send to anywhere. Useful if your family and friends are scattered across the world.
Or go all out and have an aeroplane banner !
Which ever way you choose the announcement is just the beginning of a whole new chapter. Congratulations !!
For many couples planning a wedding can be very daunting. Popular venues can be booked months if not years in advance and costs seem to go up and up.
However, there are alternatives which can prove to be both cost effective and still provide the ideal setting for a perfect day.
Many farms and large country houses are diversifying - offering ideal venues and often overnight camping facilities too.
So if you are considering getting married this year why not take a look at what's on offer locally ?
Choosing a Celebrant to help you create that special ceremony is an important step towards making your occasion a really memorable one. Why not take advantage of the free initial meeting I offer ? I believe it is important to meet informally to discuss your ideas and what I can offer. Meeting also gives us an opportunity to explore the type of ceremony that would best suit your needs.