Wedding planning with Aldi’s wedding range

Royal wedding fever is hitting the country, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry on the 19th May. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this, I love the Royal family and I am very proud to be British. For the wedding I plan to spend the day in front of the TV watching every second possible.

As the excitement builds for the new Royal couple, it also increases the excitement for engaged couples planning their weddings over the coming months and years. Dreaming about having their own Royal Wedding but without the Royal budget.

Weddings can be expensive, often people find it difficult to stick within their original budgets when they start looking into costs. Everyone wants their wedding to be just perfect and have all of those little extras that make it extra special, but it’s these items that can increase the costs. However, Aldi are releasing their very own wedding range just in time for the Royal Wedding. Not only great value for money but also gorgeous.

Aldi’s wedding range

Aldi’s new range will be available to pre-order from Sunday 13th May on line and will be in stores from Thursday 17th May, they will sell out quick so make sure get them while you can.

Aldi have kindly sent me a few items, to give my lovely readers a sneak peak of the gorgeous items that will be available.

Aldi's Wedding Range Wedding Planner

Every organised Bride or Groom needs a wedding planner. When I got married it came within me everywhere, filled with lists of cake makers, dress designers, guests, ideas, colour schemes, little snippets I had cut out of magazines. I still have it now hidden away with the rest of the bits from the wedding that I have kept. I love this little planner that only costs £4.99, and has everything you could possibly want inside it, including a 12 month check list to make sure you don’t miss anything off your list.

So many weddings now use bunting, it’s all those small touches that make weddings memorable, Aldi’s cute bunting is only £2.99, which means you could afford to buy numerous ones to use within your wedding setting.

Stationery for weddings is also important, it’s also something that can increase the costings, one invite alone could set you back £10. Luckily Aldi have produced table place cards and table number at £2.99 a pack. Along with a wedding invitation bundle, that includes, RSVP’s and save the date cards for only £12.99. I love the elegance of these, plus they would suit lots of different wedding themes. 

Having a guest book at weddings continues to be popular, something for you guests to write words of wisdom or congratulations in. They are also lovely things to look back on in the future to bring back fabulous memories about from your big day. Aldi’s gorgeous guess book is only £9.99.

Within the collection you can also find, Mr & Mrs wooden decorations (£3.99), a light box (£8.99), Mr & Mrs Pillow cases (£5.99), fairy lights (£2.99), balloons (£2.99), pom poms (£2.99), confetti (£0.89)  and there is even a fabulous retro looking Polaroid snap instant camera (£79.99) that’s perfect for snapping those fun pictures in the evening. Plus a range of gift bags and tag.

I am really impressed with this gorgeous range of wedding items from Aldi. I think they would be prefect for anyone looking for that rustic, vintage feel to their special day. I’m looking forward to seeing if they bring out anything else for weddings.

 

*Thank you Aldi for sending me these lovely items to include within my blog post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Making a splash with Hen Party pool accessories!

Gone are the days when hen parties are a meal out, lots of drinks and a night club. It’s becoming ever more popular to have hen parties abroad, with trips often costing very little extra then a weekend away in the UK. So why wouldn’t you want to head abroad to top up that tan just in time for your Wedding.

A group of your closet girl friends and family members, jetting off somewhere to help you celebrate your upcoming wedding to the person of your dreams. With Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canaries Islands being the more popular choices as there are so many resorts and the flight times are reasonable, they have become a heaven for hen and stag parties from April through to September.

hen party pool acessories

Jetting off on a hen party means you have to really think about what you pack, it’s not so easy to just pop to the local supermarket if you have forgotten something. Everyone knows, you need to pack too many pairs of shoes, bikinis and outfits for the evenings but it’s all the extras that make a hen party fun.

Hen Party Pool Accessories

I love the idea of a girly trip in the sun, lazing around the pool at the hotel or private villa. Reading books, drinking one too many cocktails, eating the local tapas and just enjoying life. But the pool isn’t just for swimming in. It’s for so much more than that!

Over the last couple of years the fun pool inflatables have become a must have hen party accessory. Cute laylo, unicorns, flamingo inflatable ring, floating cup holders, rubber rings of all shapes and sizes, giant pizza slices that all attach together so everyone has their own slice to lay on. After an evening out on the cocktails, spending a day having fun at the pool is always on the itinerary for a hen party. Why no show off your awesome pool accessories?!

The must have accessories don’t just stop there, round beach towels are everywhere, I have to say I really want one for my holidays this year. Not forgetting the pool side speakers, the beach balls, and the fun novelty hen party items that are seen on most hen parties. The sash for the bride to be, her bridesmaid and the rest of the hen party, little badges, a faux veil for the bride to be, there is so many items to choose from. I know when I have organised a hen party I have always made each person a party bag and filled them with nice little bits, maybe a mini sun lotion, nail polish, fake tan, nail file, pain killers, shots, all sorts of bits and bob to help get the party started and help everyone to settle in to the party mood.

Whatever you do for your hen party, make it one to remember.

What would your must have hen party items be?

 

*This post was made in collaboration with On Buy. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

What Books to Take to the Airport to Prepare for a Delay

If you think that you might be likely to be delayed at the airport while waiting for a flight, then it can be worth setting yourself up with plenty of things to do. Even if you are not sure, it can still be good to have a plan, just in case you get held up. One thing that people like to do is to take books so that they can read in order to pass the time. However, some books will suit you much better than others so it is worth thinking about which might be the best for you to take with you.

delayed at the airport

Humorous books


Humorous books can be a great idea as they will keep your mood good while you are waiting for the delay to pass. However, if you are likely to be laughing out loud while reading it, then you will have to be prepared for other people to stare at you! You may not mind this, but consider how loud your laugh is and whether it might cause annoyance for your fellow travellers, especially as they are more likely to be grumpy if you have been delayed.

Puzzle books


A puzzle book can be a good way to keep your brain doing something and being distracted while you are waiting around. Do make sure that you have a pen with you though or possibly a couple! Choose puzzles that you know you will like rather than something completely new as it is a risk in case you do not enjoy them. Consider whether you would rather do something fairly easy or more difficult and choose a book accordingly. If the delay is long you might get really tired and need something that is a bit simpler to do. Do not restrict yourself to word searches or crossword type puzzles. There are now books of advanced puzzles, who–dun-its  and mind benders which you may feel suit you better, so look in a book shop as well as a newsagents to make sure that you are choosing from the full range of options.

Non-Fiction books


A non-fiction book may suit you more. A book where you can learn something new, could be a good way to pass the time. Make sure that you will find it interesting though as if you start it and do not enjoy it, then you will end up being bored! It is worth thinking about whether it is a book that is complicated and will need a lot of concentration. If this is the case then you may find that it will be difficult to read it when you are in a busy airport and so you may need to find one that is a bit easier to take with you.

Fiction Books


Many people enjoy a good story and therefore fiction books can be a good choice. However, you could find that it is hard to concentrate on a long book. It may be better to perhaps get one with short stories in so that if you are interrupted a lot, you will find it easier to manage reading the book around the interruptions. It can also be wise to choose an author that you know, so that you know that you will enjoy the book. If you pick one up that you are not sure of, then you could end up starting it and finding that you are not enjoying it.

Magazines or newspapers


Some people find it easier to flick through something in this sort of situation rather than getting fully engrossed in a book. Therefore it might be better to get some magazines or a newspaper to read. As the articles are much shorter, then you can read a few and then take a break, stroll around, check the boards and things like that before starting a few more. You may also be able to swap them with other people in the area if they have finished the ones that they are reading.

You may decide to wait and see what is for sale at the airport. Although browsing the shop will give you something else to do while waiting around, you may find that their selection is limited and you may not be able to get something to suit you. The prices can be more expensive as well, particularly compared to buying books online and so you may save money as well, if you buy them and take them with you. You will also know that you have enough room in your luggage for them, if you pack them into your hand luggage, rather than buying them afterwards.

 

*This is a collaborative post.*