Wedding

A Grand Wedding at The Grand, York

With so many options available, choosing a wedding venue can seem like a daunting task. It’s probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your big day so it’s worth doing some research and thinking about what you want from a venue.

Finding your dream wedding venue doesn’t mean you have to stay within a 10 miles radius of your home, stretch your wings as there are so many wonderful locations waiting for you and your guests!

Located in the beautiful city of York, we have The Grand Hotel, Yorkshire’s only 5 start hotel that takes pride in going above and beyond on your special day.

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Even though I live a couple of hours away from York, if I had an invite to a wedding at the Grand Hotel I would be over the moon and booking to stay there straight away.

Your Wedding at the Grand York

The Grand Hotel really is grand. It has that luxurious feel from the moment you step through the large wooden doors. Home to a whiskey lounge, the exclusive white rose lounge, the terrace and the luxury spa. Which have a fantastic range of treatments to help get you wedding ready.

The Grand, York offers four different Wedding packages, Grandeur, Splendour, Opulence and Ultimate in Luxury.

The Grand, York really do offer that grand day that so many happy couples are looking for, and something that sits within most budgets.

The Spa at Rhe Grand, York

The Grand, York is not just the perfect place for your wedding, it is also the perfect place to get wedding ready. The in-house Spa has some fabulous bridal and groom packages to choose from.

The ultimate bridal package is designed to help you get a restful night’s sleep, to help to get rid of those pre-wedding day nerves. The package includes, ESPA facial, back, neck and shoulder massage, full use of spa facilities, eyelash tint, eyebrow shape and a spa manicure. Everything you could want to be wedding ready.

The Groom the Groom package is designed to help the Groom feeling at their best. The package includes one hour exfoliating ESPA facial, full use of spa facilities, deep cleansing back exfoliation, back, neck and shoulder massage and a hand scrub with nail trim and tidy. The perfect collection of groom items.

Wedding printables

When you have found your perfect venue, it fits within you budgets or it’s so perfect you make it fit, you then start to look at all the other things you need to arrange for you wedding. Your dress, suits, photographer, flowers, invitations, the list goes on. The cost of each of these items adds up and finding a way to have the perfect venue but keeping the other costs down is really important.

The Grand Hotel in York have just released their very own range of free downloadable invitations. Not only are they really chic and beautiful they all free to download, you can print them off at home and send them out to your guests cutting down a lot of the cost of invitations. Such a brilliant idea from this fabulous venue.

The Grand Hotel York really is a fabulous location for your wedding, from the first time you step through those large wooden doors to walking out the day after your wedding. The Grand Hotel is there to help you every step of the way.

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Luxury Yacht for your honeymoon

Honeymoons, should be just what you want, it could be a weekend in London, 6 months travelling the world or a 2 week luxury holiday on board a yacht. It’s your honeymoon, so should suit you as a newly married couple. Although for most couples when they think about a honeymoon it’s 2 weeks on a beach somewhere hot. But it could be so much more.

A luxury yacht for your honeymoon

Not all honeymoons have to be a beach holiday, have you thought about a luxury yacht for your honeymoon? Vernicos Yachts are a family run company established in 1975 that prides itself on offering a luxury chartering service. Offering luxury holidays, heading out to Greece, Turkey and Croatia.

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Image:- Vernicos Yachts

 

After your big day all you want is to head away on your honeymoon, setting sail on a yacht as your start your new life together, would be perfect. Imagine having a yacht just for you (other than the crew), lots of privacy away from a busy resort, sitting on the deck looking at miles of ocean. A fabulous way to relax and indulgence on food, drinks and each other.

A yacht is one of the most stylish ways to honeymoon, waking up in different locations each day. Swimming in crystal clear bays, visiting islands that are not in the tourist books. The Greece islands are perfect for this, I have visited Crete on a couple of occasions and when we return next year we would love to charter a catamaran to see the island from the water. Your evenings would be spent enjoying a glass of local wine, while watching the stars. Visiting the tavernas for beautiful local food and drinks while on the land. If you love the water, then being out at sea is perfect for scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming, as while on a yacht you are only a jump away from seeing the world below the surface.

Luxury Yachts

Although many yachts sleep more than just 2 people, it would give you plenty of space to enjoy your honeymoon. Each of the Vernicos fleet of yachts is finished to the most luxurious standards, so you know that whichever your choice for your honeymoon, luxury is it’s heart. Each yacht will have crew on board, they are there to ensue your time on board is everything you dreamed it would be. Although they will be on board it will no effect your privacy, so you can enjoy your honeymoon without having to worry about the crew being there. Why not look at Vernicos Yachts chartering services for your honeymoon?

Although your honeymoon budget would need is be on the higher end, it would be worth every penny. Have you ever thought about having your honeymoon on board a yacht? I honestly think it would make for the most romantic once in a lifetime trip,

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Engagement Ring Shopping Mistakes That Men Make

One of the most challenging things a man can do is to select an engagement ring for their fiancée. There are many questions that need to be addressed, such as, “Will she like the ring?” and “Can I afford to buy a suitable item?” If you are planning to pop the question in the near future and are concerned about the ring selection, here are some common mistakes to avoid.

Engagement Ring Shopping Mistakes That Men Make
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  • Buying the Wrong Size – This is a common occurrence, as many men assume the ring size based on her height and weight, yet some women have a bigger build than others and making a mistake like this will put a serious damper on your proposal. There are a number of ways to ensure you know her ring size, which include “borrowing: a ring that she wears on the third finger of her left hand, or measuring the finger with a piece of string. You can also enlist the help of one of her friends, which would ensure you don’t buy a ring that is too large or small.
  • Failure to Set a Budget – If you start looking at engagement rings with no real figure in mind, you will likely end up paying more than you can afford. An online search will reveal a wide selection of diamond engagement rings at prices to suit every budget, and buying from an online jeweller will ensure you do not pay more than you should.
  • Unsure of Her Taste in Jewellery – It is crucial that you have a good idea of her taste in jewellery if you want to be sure that she will love wearing the ring. This is not difficult, as all you have to do is take note of the jewellery she wears on a daily basis, while enlisting the help of her best friend will also ensure you get it right. You may want to get her one of those engagement rings with pink diamonds from Diamonds.co.nz which will be perfect if your girlfriend likes something unique and pretty.
  • Lack of Knowledge About Diamonds – Purchasing diamonds demands that you at least understand the basics of diamond grading – the 4Cs, which are the cut, clarity, colour and carat. Do some online research on understanding diamond grading and make sure that the stones you buy have GIA Certification. By sourcing a reputable online jeweller, you are all but eliminating the risk of purchasing inferior stones and if you really want to impress your partner, why not have a diamond ring custom made?
  • Lack of Practicality – While a diamond engagement ring with raised stones might look great, it is likely that the prong settings will catch on fabric, which causes the stone setting to loosen. Choose a setting that does not have sharp edges and always remember that she will want to wear this ring at all times, so the design must be very durable.

If you follow the above advice when looking at diamond engagement rings, the process should be smooth, and by ensuring the ring size is correct and she likes the style, your wedding proposal should be one that is remembered for all the right reasons.