Personalised Wedding gifts from GiftsOnline4U

Finding the perfect wedding gift isn’t always easy. Something that is unique to the Bride and Groom, when they do not have a traditional wedding gift list. I always like to buy the couple a nice personalised gift, they are available everywhere now, but finding something slightly different but great quality isn’t quite so easy.

GiftsOnline4U offer just that, specialising is personalised gifts, engraved items and lovely unique items which make for the perfect wedding gift.

Those gifts containing alcohol

I love a nice glass of champagne and I think it can be a great gift, while looking through the GiftsOnline4U website I came across some personalised drink bottles, with lovely pewter labels. You can add your own personal message to the bottle, such a lovely idea.

There are also lovely personalised champagne glasses and other wine glasses. Not forgetting various other personalised bottles of wine and lovely personalised gift boxes.

Wedding Gifts From GiftsOnline4U

Gifts for the home

Not only do GiftsOnline4U have lovely boozy gift options they have lots of other gifts that are perfect for any wedding and almost any occasion. They have a nice range of photo frames, wedding certificate holders, cheese boards, coasters, slate cake stands, all of which can be personalised.

Gifts for your wedding party

When I got married almost 7 years ago, we only had a very small wedding party, which meant we didn’t have to buy too many gifts for people. But the few gifts I did buy, were not very personal to the people receiving the them. GiftsOnline4U offer a lovely range of gifts for your wedding party, I have picked out a couple of different items for your Grooms party. Cufflinks seem to be a standard gift for the Groom to give to his party on the morning of the wedding to go with their suits, but these personalised ones are lovely. Then during the speeches it is traditional that you give gifts to each person in your wedding party. Maybe you could choose a pocket watch or a hip flask something that they are able to keep and treasure.

Personalised Wedding Gifts from GiftsOnline4UIf you are looking for gifts for other members of the wedding party there is lots of choose from. Gifts for Brides, Grooms, Bridesmaids, Ushers, Mother of Bride, Mother of the Groom, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, just about everyone who is in your bridal party. Pop over to see what they have to offer you.

I was kindly sent a bottle of personalised prosecco that was beautifully personalised with one of the pewter labels, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the item. A 750ml bottle of prosecco which arrived well packaged, so well that I had to get the scissors out on the polystyrene to even get to the bottle. I’ve popped it in the fridge to enjoy on our wedding anniversary. I will be keeping the bottle on the dresser with all of my other keepsakes. Thank you GiftsOnline4U, I’m really looking forward to a nice cold glass of fizz.

*This post was made in collaboration with GiftsOnline4U. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Themed Weddings

Themed weddings can be a lot of fun. If you and your groom are willing, you could turn your big day into an experience out of a book, or your favourite film. This an amazing way to incorporate the thing you love most into your big day. Done right, a fully immersive theme is sure to stick in everyone’s minds.

But, a decision like this isn’t all plain sailing. In a lot of ways, you’ll have to let go of the ‘traditional’ wedding. And that’s not always an easy or popular choice. Stepping away from the crowd like this means you need to get everything right. You will, after all, be under extra scrutiny! To help you out, we’ve got a few pointers on how to make this work.

Make sure you are both on the same page

The first, and most important thing is to ensure that you and your groom are on the same page. The chances are you have quite a lot in common, hence why you want to spend the rest of your lives together. So, draw on those similarities to find something which means a lot to the both of you.This could be something you’ve loved since childhood, like Alice in Wonderland. Or, perhaps it’s a film you’ve come to cherish since knowing each other. Something like a Lord of the Rings theme, for example.

In the deciding stages, it’s important you sit down and talk things through. Make sure that you’re both 100% happy with the decision. This day belongs to the both of you, so it’s crucial you get this right.

Have a dress code

If you’re going all out with a wedding theme, you need to go all out, and a dress code is a big part of that. This should apply to you and your groom, as well as your guests. A traditional wedding outfit won’t look right if everything else is, say, medieval themed. If you’ve got your heart set on a white wedding dress, this can be a bitter pill to swallow. The good news is, a headdress and a few additions may be all it takes to transform your image.

As for your guests, let them know about the dress code as soon as possible. Make sure, too, to include it on your invitations, so no one misses the news. To make this work, you need to give everyone time to find an outfit. In your announcement, be clear and concise about your theme to ensure everyone perfects their image. It may even be worth setting aside examples for those who don’t quite understand. This is especially important if you’re opting for a film theme. Those who haven’t seen the film in question won’t know what you’re after!

Adorable additions…

A themed wedding also gives you the opportunity to include some fun additions. These will be unique to your wedding and may be the thing everyone remembers. So, go all out. Draw on your original inspiration to develop ideas. If you’re focusing on a historical period, find out what the entertainment would’ve been, and incorporate it. A set of stocks is sure to go down well, for example. You could even include games, such as croquet, which were played at the time.

As everyone’s dressed for the occasion, you could even include a photo booth to capture the day. It may not fit with your theme exactly, but many companies offer backdrops and props which could work perfectly. Check out Booth Boys photo booths and others like them to get an idea of backdrops available. Even if you can’t find the perfect thing, it wouldn’t take long to make your own. You could still hire a booth but ask ahead of time if you can use your backdrop instead.

Make sure everything fits…

To ensure the theme works as a whole, make sure everything is in keeping. That includes everything from your decorations, to the food you choose. You want to create an amazing experience which takes everyone to another world. If you’re attempting to create a fantasy world, serving up a roast wouldn’t quite cut it. Instead, you could serve up “Breast of Dragon.” Of course, your dragon breast would be chicken, but that’s not the point. The added touch on the menus will keep the magic alive. It’s also worth carrying the theme through to your reception. Attempt to find a playlist which fits, and have fun with a themed buffet.

What theme would you choose for your wedding?

Dressing your windows with the perfect blinds

Having a beautiful home that I love is something I continue to dream about. As my regular readers ready know we are planning to move to the countryside one day to our forever home. We know it’s not going to be next month or even next year but one day we shall be living our country dream.

I have big plans for our new home, beautiful kitchen, stunning bathroom with a roll top bath, wooden floors, gorgeous vintage items of furniture, a garden that is always in bloom with a lovely wooden play house for the children.

Perfect Blinds

Recently I have been thinking about what types of window dressings to use. I love shutters they are stunning but would not suit the style of house that we would be buying. So I have been looking at what styles we could use to find the perfect blinds.

Roman Blinds

Perfect Roman Blinds
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I really like roman blinds, they easily transform a room. You can get them a lovely range of colours and patterns, they are also often available in made to measure options. So if you are having curtains made or you have curtains for a large window in your room but need a covering for a smaller window then roman blinds are a great option. When the the blinds are up they look beautiful, lots of different layers all tucked together.

Venetian Blinds

I have a thing about venetian blinds in kitchens, I really fancy a beautiful white wooden one in our new kitchen. They are great when they are closed because you can tilt them so the stop the sun coming in at different angles, perfect to allow the light in but keep the beaming sun out. I like that they a wipeable, which is perfect in a kitchen.

Roller Blinds

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Roller blinds are great, they are often a cheaper option, they come in such a variety of colours and patterns. Plus they are more readily available with a black out option. Making them great for children’s bedrooms, both of my children had them in their nurseries.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds, are often seen in offices or conservatories. We had these in our first home, they were already there when we moved in and as they were good quality, plan in colour they stayed until we decorated each room. They did however stay in the kitchen on both the patio and other window.

I love Roman Blinds, so I think that we will use a mix of them and curtains around our forever home, they are simple and stylish. Although I would be tempted by the wooden style venetian blinds for the kitchen. What would your perfect blinds be for your home?

*This a a collaborative post with Ambition Blinds. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*