Wedding Invitation Guide

Wedding Invitation Guide

Save The Dates, Wedding Day Invitations, Evening Reception Invitations, RSVP cards, inserts etc. etc…! I agree, it’s enough to make anyone’s head explode. But rest assured that this guide will hopefully help you get to where you need to be with choosing your wedding invitations. Initial thoughts: – Your wedding invitations are, for most of your guests, the first thing they see that is related to your wedding. It is literally their first impression of your day. – This means you might want to think about how you want your wedding to be perceived: this depends on whether you worry…

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The In-Laws turn to see the venues – 06/10/2013

So as my Dad and sisters came up to see our wedding venues a few weeks ago, it is only fair that my soon-to-be in-laws come up and have a look too. After all, they only live an hour away in North-West London. They were thrilled when we invited them up for the day and they jumped at the chance to come up. We also found out that they hadn’t actually been to Oxford for about 20 years! We had a lovely day, wondering around the city (it was a sunny day!). Because it was a Sunday, we couldn’t actually…

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Wedding Invitation Confusion – 30/09/2013

Wedding Invitation Confusion – 30/09/2013

If you are a bride, planning your wedding, then you probably got overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choice on the World Wide Web. This goes for any product or aspect of the wedding, be it venues, dresses or flowers. In fact, no aspect of weddings is exempt from the saturated market that is the wedding industry. Wedding invitations are no exception to this rule. I’ll admit: I started the search for wedding invitations well before we had even decided whether we were having our wedding in the UK or abroad. I thought it would be a nice and easy…

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Father of the Bride’s opinion – 19/09/2013

It has been a while since I posted an update. Admittedly, we have somewhat allowed ourselves to relax since we booked our ceremony and reception venues, and since we gave notice of marriage and booked our registrar. Phew! To me, these were the main things that were important to get booked before we could go ahead with anything else, so as soon as they were confirmed, a huge weight felt like it had been lifted off my shoulders. Also, in the meantime, one of my sisters has come over to the UK from Cyprus to begin her first year of…

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Giving Notice of Marriage: What to Expect

Giving notice of marriage is a legality (i.e. it has to be done if you want to get married). You cannot get married (in a religious or civil ceremony) without first giving notice at your local registry office. Giving notice of marriage is essentially a public announcement of your intent to get married. Your local register office, takes down several details from you and your fiance, and then they are legally required to display your notice either on a notice board or in a book. Historically, this would allow anyone who had any objections to the impending marriage to speak up. Of…

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Giving Notice of Marriage – 30/08/2013

Today we had to give notice of marriage and that makes things feel real! In Oxfordshire, the council cannot guarantee/confirm the registrar unless we have given notice of our intent to marry. You have to give notice at least 2 weeks before you plan to get married, so 9 months ahead of time did seem a bit early to us, but we wanted to get our registrar confirmed so we were happy to go and get it out of the way. After reading various bits and pieces about this on wedding forums, we were a little nervous. We knew we…

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DIY Beer Bottle Vases

DIY Beer Bottle Vases

Seeing small, green beer bottles piling up in the recycling box has given me an idea for using them instead of taking them down to the bottle bank. Without the labels, these 330ml Stella Artois bottles are actually really works of art in their own right. Their shape, colour and size make for beautiful little decorative items and they’re so easy to collect! *Supplies Needed*: – As many used bottles as needed. – Washing up liquid. – A sink full of warm water.   *How to*: 1. Fill up your kitchen sink (or a pot) with warm water. 2. Mix…

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Wedding Ceremony Venue booked! – 15/08/2013

Wedding Ceremony Venue booked! – 15/08/2013

Fast forward one week and we had a weekend away, followed by a couple of days off to sort out the wedding ceremony venue and it’s now all booked! After much of searching online and emailing around for potential wedding ceremony venues in Central Oxford, we decided to go and see the historic Oxford Town Hall. I had already looked at their information when searching for a reception venue, but found it rather pricey for the whole event. After looking at other venues though, their room hire for the ceremony only didn’t look too bad at all. The building was…

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DIY Used Can Vases

DIY Used Can Vases

We have recently ended up with about 25 empty beer cans, following many weeks of a couple of Friday night beers and a complacency about taking the recycling out. I thought to myself that there must be something that used cans could be used for in a DIY Wedding. So I’ve come up with a really simple way to transform the cans into something useful and something that can be used for good effect. Enjoy these DIY used can vases! *Supplies Needed*:  1. Some empty beer/drink/food cans. 2. Spray-on adhesive. 3. Glitter/material of choice.   *How to*: 1. Lay down some newspaper/paper…

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Wedding Ceremony Required – 08/08/2013

So the reception venue has been booked, but unless we actually get married, then there really isn’t much point in planning the reception is there? This means that we need to come up with some sort of plan for the wedding ceremony. Our wedding reception venue is more or less in the centre of Oxford, so it would be good if we had our wedding ceremony somewhere fairly nearby. Although we were still torn between having a very small and intimate ceremony and between inviting ‘everyone’, we still needed a plan. Most likely we will be just using the registry…

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