Archive: November 2012

30 Nov 2012

A Virtual Kitchen Tea – What Is The World Coming To?

A kitchen tea, or bridal shower, is where you shower the bride with gifts, but it's also where you gather, all you girls together, to celebrate womanhood, the passage into marriage and other things girls do before a ...

29 Nov 2012

Tips For Choosing Your Florist

Flowers are the one thing I'm a little nervous about. Making selections and coming up with ideas about a dress, the mood of the wedding, venue, save the dates, shoes, bridesmaids, food, wine, drinks, festivities – all ...

Simple, Elegant Wedding Dress
28 Nov 2012

How To Keep The Cost Of Your Wedding Dress Down

How do you find a wedding dress that looks incredible and yet doesn't cost a lot? Does such a dress exist, or is it simply media speak for 'home-made' or 'vintage'? According to Heather Levine, senior fashion and ...

27 Nov 2012

Celebrating Anniversaries

21 November was Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's 65th wedding anniversary. Wow. 65 years together, and the first British royals to achieve such a milestone. One can't help but admire them. Elizabeth and Philip ...

Meeting with vendors
26 Nov 2012

How To Treat Your Suppliers – Some Basic Tips

Number one: treat them as demi-gods. You think I'm kidding, right? I'm not. The bottom line is that they probably know a LOT more than you about what they do. Giving them the respect they (probably, but not always) ...

The Calm Before The Storm
23 Nov 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: The Calm Before The Storm

This week I can’t give you an update on the wedding plans and activities…simply because there aren’t any. We are still (very happily) getting married, but I think we’ve reached that lull between the initial ...

23 Nov 2012

Your Wedding’s Carbon Footprint?

Consider how many weddings happen every year. Whilst there are no statistics for South Africa, in the US 2 million weddings take place annually, whilst in the UK there are apparently 400 000 annually registered ...

22 Nov 2012

Tie The Knot at Landtscap in Stellenbosch

This is a venue with sweeping views, state-of-the-art facilities and sustainable design. Landtscap is a new, forward-thinking and environmentally conscious wedding venue in Devon Valley, close to ...

Shopping Online
22 Nov 2012

Buying Affordable Art Online In South Africa – A Perfect Gift For A Wedding

Who said art is unaffordable? A more wonderful gift for a just married couple than an original piece of art to place above the fireplace, or on a spot on the wall in the kitchen, you won't find. There are a few local ...

Lauren and Vaughan Tie The Knot
21 Nov 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Advice From A Newly-Wed

As a woman who’s been married for over two weeks, I can honestly say I’m loving it.  All the wedding planning, the stress and exhaustion are more than worth it and we were blessed with a magical day. Here are a few ...

Val de Vie Estate
21 Nov 2012

Tie The Knot at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl

We cordially invite you to celebrate your dream day in the Val de Vie Polo Pavilion situated in the beautiful Paarl Valley, a spectacular entertainment area with a magical ambiance. The Val de Vie Co-ordination Team ...

What To Wear Under?
21 Nov 2012

What’s Going On Underneath?

There is little magazine space devoted to realistic underwear. Despite nubile wenches, who never look anything like you or me, draped over chairs and beds in various bits and bobs that qualify as 'underwear' there is ...

20 Nov 2012

The Importance Of Greeting Your Guests

My maiden aunt (a wonderfully outdated term, but I think it's apt when it comes to describing her – she's 75 and takes life in her very firm stride) recently attended a relative's wedding. I met up with her a little ...

19 Nov 2012

What To Ask Your Florist

We've already explored choosing your florist. But what can you ask them, once you've narrowed it down to one or two whose work you like, that will give you a good idea of whether or not you've made the right ...

Wedding Ring For Him
16 Nov 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Ringing In The Changes – HIS Wedding Ring

This past weekend saw our first venture into a jewelry store together…and this time, to look at wedding rings for him. With less than 6 months to go, apparently it’s something we should start looking at, at least to ...

Wedding Boutonniere
16 Nov 2012

You’ll Love These 5 DIY Wedding Ideas

Whilst there are brides who just don't do DIY, there are others for whom the very idea of being able to craft every little bit of their wedding gives them a thrill. Judging from the pictures of these weddings all over ...

16 Nov 2012

Do Feminists Marry?

I regard myself as something of a feminist. I don't bandstand. But I quietly refuse inequality and any assumption on the part of a man that my role is to 'support' or in any way 'less' than his. I'm all for changing ...

Blush Dress
15 Nov 2012

Is Pink The New White?

Blush gowns are in. According to anyone worth their salt in the ₤10bn wedding industry. Certainly they're a trend amongst celebrities. Jessica Biel just got married in a pink Valli bridal gown, Anne Hathaway ...

Arrange Your Flowers
15 Nov 2012

Competing With The Jones’ – How Not To Fall Into The Trap

What with nineteen year old Miley Cyrus planning not one, but THREE ceremonies for her wedding to Liam Hemsworth, and Justin Timberlake giving his bride not one, but FOUR wedding rings, it would appear that doing things ...

14 Nov 2012

Last Minute Change Of Venue – Should You Panic?

There are many reasons why a change of wedding venue might happen: The venue could close down (shriek, splutter!) - sounds horrifying, but it does happen; and this one is beyond your control You could lose faith ...

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