Figures show that many couples who are married or in a civil partnership are missing out on a tax allowance worth £230 this year.
To qualify one of you must be a non-tax payer and one must be a basic rate taxpayer.
Why miss out? Application forms can be downloaded from HMRC. As an added bonus if you qualify you can also claim for previous years. Definitely worth a look.
As always I am happy for you to share this post with anyone who may have an interest. Would love to hear from you if you were successful in claiming this.
The tradition of throwing rice at a wedding can be traced back to Roman times. Originally wheat was thrown but this changed to rice when it became more widely acknowledged as a universal symbol of fertility.
Throwing rice fell out of favour when it was thought that rice was harmful to birds' digestions, although this claim has never been fully substantiated.
It is more common these days to throw confetti or dried flower petals. (Probably much better than being pelted with hard rice for the couple too !)
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Many parents wish to welcome their new baby and announce the names they have chosen. If you do not wish to have a religious service then a Naming Ceremony led by a Celebrant is a good alternative.
A typical naming ceremony includes
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There are many ways to make a ceremony unique through the use of music poetry and symbolic actions. As a Celebrant I can provide you with starting points. For further ideas please see the notes section on my facebook page @comcelebrant Remember all things are possible !
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.