Archive: May 2012

31 May 2012

6 Great Wedding Gifts for the Bride (from the Groom)

There is the tradition, whether or not you choose to follow it, to buy the bride a gift. That is the groom, buys the bride, a gift. The bride has spent weeks, if not months, planning, directing, delegating, doing and ...

30 May 2012

Tie The Knot at Casa Toscana Lodge in Lynnwood

Casa Toscana boasts a variety of remarkable venues that can cater for all needs, from cherished weddings in the breathtaking Rubica Hall & Chapel, to private wine tasting events in our unique underground wine ...

29 May 2012

Tie The Knot at Birdwood Guest House in Hatfield

Built in 1903 for Mr. Heyes of Melrose House fame, Birdwood is one of the oldest remaining manor homes. Nestled in the hills surrounding Pretoria, the suburb of Hatfield provides a refuge from the urban hustle of the ...

29 May 2012

Shoe Tips – How Best To Buy And Wear Your Winter Wedding Shoes

Whilst the cold steadily sets in around the country there are still brides out there hoping to wear barely there wedding attire, despite the weather. And one way of doing this is to choose shoes that keep you feet warm ...

28 May 2012

Has Marriage Become A Luxury?

It was very interesting recently to read a couple of articles that highlight an emerging phenomenon – that marriage is only for those who can afford it. The articles are American, but the same probably holds true ...

25 May 2012

Changing Names Revisited

We've looked at whether or not you can / should change your name on getting married before. But it's a good idea to ask your friends to see how their choices have impacted on them. Sometimes asking frank questions ...

24 May 2012

Tie The Knot at Inanda Club in Inanda

Situated in the heart of Sandton is one of Gauteng’s premier equestrian and family-friendly member clubs. Location, convenience and a range of accommodation, polo, sporting and banqueting facilities - the Inanda Club ...

24 May 2012

What’s with getting married by 30?

I recently read an article entitled – 'Women want to be married by 30' and swallowed. Yes I know that I'm way past 30 and thus not technically qualified to comment, but I'm also way past 30, which means that I sooo ...

23 May 2012

Why We LOVE Winter Weddings

Who said that hot, balmy days are vital for weddings? There is so much more to the cooler months than we think, not least because of the special offers you can score both at wedding venues and the places at which you ...

22 May 2012

Tie The Knot at Etali Safari Lodge in Madikwe

Out of the heart of the spectacular Madikwe Game Reserve, embraced by pristine bushveld nurtured by Mother Africa’s rich red soil, Etali Safari Lodge rises to meet you with lavish hospitality. Built in harmony with ...

22 May 2012

The Advantages of a Last-Minute Wedding

I'm sure you've read them – the stories of couples who, spontaneously and very last-minute, decide to get married. Somehow they manage to pull everything together with ease and in the fervour of the moment, declare ...

21 May 2012

Alternatives To The (Big, Expensive) Honeymoon

Do a Google search for 'alternatives to honeymoons' and you'll get plenty of alternative honeymoon destinations (like staying in a treehouse in Sweden) but little advice about what to do if you're not going on honeymoon ...

18 May 2012

Tie The Knot at the Salt Rock Hotel in Salt Rock

Nestled amongst tropical palms on the golden shores of the warm Indian Ocean, the tranquil Salt Rock Hotel and beach resort is a mere half an hour's drive north of Durban. The quiet and relaxed "island style" resort of ...

18 May 2012

8 wedding mistakes you might want to avoid

A lot of brides benefit from hindsight and share the things they wished they had or hadn't done on their wedding day. We've collated the top 10: Losing perspective – this is a biggie - during the planning it is ...

Palm Dune Beach Lodge
17 May 2012

Tie The Knot at Palm Dune Beach Lodge in Blythedale Beach

Palm Dune Beach Lodge is situated just forty minutes north of Durban on a secluded beach known as Blythedale Beach. Being right on the beach and adjacent to a nature reserve makes the venue highly versatile and ideal ...

17 May 2012

Making Your Own Wedding Invitations

Wedding invites have come full circle. From the formal embossed affairs that made it to your front door via the postal service, to a simple sms or email without any of the squiggles, bows and sequinned stars, and back ...

16 May 2012

Making the Honeymoon Something Special – Some Tips for the Groom

Don't know about you, but where I come from, the groom is saddled with the honeymoon. The bride gets to worry about just about everything else, but the honeymoon is up to him. This is your moment, so to speak, to ...

15 May 2012

The Seating Plan – How to be a little creative about it

One of the most difficult parts of planning a wedding is deciding who sits next to whom. Think I'm joking? Try getting it wrong. It boils down to over two hours for a couple of agonised guests who try hard not to ...

14 May 2012

Tie The Knot at Manor House in Glen Austin

Being in a picturesque country location you are guaranteed your wedding day at Manor House in Midrand will be a very special occasion. The entire day will be dedicated to the “happy couple”, making sure that your ...

14 May 2012

Wedding Hymns Fit For A … Wedding

What to do if you're not a regular church-goer but the whole idea of a traditional church wedding, including the boys choir, is something you would love? Even if you forego the boys' choir (I hear they're rather thin ...

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