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13 Ways to Beat Post-Wedding Blues

Publish On 2014-02-03 , 5:08 AM

Now that your big day has come and gone, it's only natural to feel mildly sad. Here are 13 ways to overcome feeling blue.

13 Ways to Beat Post-Wedding Blues

1. Address your thank you cards - it must be done. It is also a nice way to look back and remember all the nice things that you are greateful for.
2. Plan a mini-holiday with your beloved - the best way to turn your frown upside down is to have something else to look forward to! What better than going away with your lovely new husband? 
3. Decorate your home - now that you are Mr & Mrs there should be a different feel to your home. Think of a style for 'us' rather than 'mine' or 'his'. 
4. Renovate a room in the house - this can serve as a project; plan it, discuss it with your husband, decide what you want to do and how to do it. Always a good excuse to re-do the kitchen or bathroom!
5. Start a new hobby - has there always been something you wanted to do but never quite got around to? Now's your chance to try it. Learn a new language, join a reading club or a running crew. The world is your oyster!
6. Schedule a girls-only lunch - nothing like a good ol' chin-wag to lift your spirits! 
7. Throw a themed soiree - because parties are always good fun.
8. Treat yourself to a massage, mani and pedi - there was lots of pampering before the wedding, don't let it all go to waste. Use this as an excuse to keep it up now.
9. Splurge on something special like a bag or a pair of shoes - married life has its perks, make this one of them!
10. Volunteer your time at a hospital - share your time and happiness with others who are in greater need. Something as simple as reading to someone or just having a chat can really brighten their day. 
11. Try out new recipes in the kitchen - we all have cooking books that serve no other purpose other than looking pretty on a shelf... change that now!
12. Get a haircut - try out a new look to start your new life with.
13. Take a class - didn't you always want to learn French? Learn to knit? To meditate? The possibilities are endless!

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Unforgettable Wedding Speeches in Film

Publish On 2014-02-12 , 5:24 AM

We all love an unforgettable wedding speech and these movies didn't disappoint. From the heartfelt, to the tear-jerking and the funny, watch the below and see our pick of some of the best.
My Best Friend's Wedding
Who could possibly forget Julianne Potter's (played by Julia Roberts) speech at her best friend's wedding. After unsuccessfully attempting to break up their relationship, she gives a heartfelt and meaningful toast to the happy couple.

Four Weddings and a Funeral
Possibly one of the best known wedding movies, Charles (played by Hugh Grant) gives a best man speech that can't be forgotten. Jokes aside, it soon becomes clear just how much the couple mean to him.

Sex and the City: The Movie
Perhaps not a conventional wedding toast or speech, but we couldn't not include this one. After a disastrous first attempt, Carrie and Big finally tie the knot. Hearts melted as Big whispered in Carrie's ear after they're announced man and wife.


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5 Fabulous Wedding Table Centerpieces

Publish On 2014-03-01 , 4:59 AM

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Hottest Wedding Colours for 2014

Publish On 2014-03-05 , 6:03 AM

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Top tips for doing your own wedding day catering

Publish On 2017-01-01 , 6:16 AM

Catering for your guests at your wedding is almost certainly going to be your largest expense.

Brides deal with this in a number of ways. Some just limit the number of people they have at the wedding breakfast and invite others for drinks and dancing afterwards. Other brides just have a small wedding.

Of course, if you’re having a buffet rather than a formal sit down wedding meal then that is going to reduce your costs. It makes for a slightly more relaxed atmosphere and a greater choice of dishes. It’s a bit easier to cater for vegetarians who are coming to the party.

It’s your wedding catering that’s going to use a large chunk of your budget so if you’re thinking about DIY-ing part of it, then that makes sense.

Here are a few ideas for you to be thinking about. Just remember however that you will require people to serve up the food, dish it out and clear it away so you will probably have to pay for a bit of help – even if it’s just the washer-uppers, because you certainly don’t want to be doing that on your wedding day!

A wedding day tea party

You don’t have to serve up a large meal on your wedding day to your guests. If you’re getting married at around 2pm, then you could invite everybody to a slap up tea instead – which is a really easy thing to DIY. An afternoon tea can look wonderful laid out in a marquee prettily decorated with bunting. Plus you can still have traditional speeches and fizz to toast the new bride and groom!

You can hire all the china you’re going to need, from pretty bone china tea cups and saucers through to cake stands. You’ll need to think about who is going to prepare what and you need to keep a close eye on numbers – an afternoon tea works best for a wedding of below 50 or so people. Finger sandwiches are a good start, think of classic egg and cress or maybe smoked salmon, whatever are your favourites. Moving onto the sweeter things, get a baking friend or relative to make you up some batches of scones and offer with dollops of cream and strawberry jam. As for puddings well, you can serve just about anything you want. Why not get your guests to bring their own puddings to share and have your very own DIY desert table?

A DIY wedding buffet

This is the perfect way to DIY your catering if you’re having a rustic-style wedding. Again, work out the numbers of people who will be eating and then plan accordingly. Think about serving cold roast chicken, turkey and other old meats and fish. Then have somebody carving up for the guests as they decide on what they want. Get your cooking friends to each create a salad or two for your guests.

You could have a selection of desserts, from a delicious apple pie with cream to chocolate mousse and fresh strawberries or raspberries when they’re in season.

If you’re doing this you need to plan well ahead so that the meats are cooked the previous day and stored correctly and the salads arrive and are chilled but not soggy.

A barbecue wedding

Everyone love a barbecue so if you’re planning a summer wedding, why not set up some barbecues outside?. Gas barbecues are probably easiest here, just make sure the cylinders are full beforehand and then decide on who is going to do the cooking. This is probably a better option if you don’t have more than about 80 or so guests. Think about the meat you’re going to offer and have a table of homemade salads on a buffet for guests to choose from and a dessert table.

If you like the idea of a barbecue but feel uncomfortable asking somebody to do the cooking, then you could have a hog roast Although these companies will also cater the salads and accompaniments you can save yourself some money by doing this bit yourself.

Fish and chips and ice cream vans

If you’d like to buy in some food but still want a bit of a DIY approach, then you could hire a specialist fish and chip van to arrive at your wedding reception with an ice cream van for dessert.

If you’re getting married late in the day – then you can have the wedding speeches and drinks immediately after the ceremony and then get on with the party. The fish and chip and ice cream vans can be around in the background ready for hungry dancers to pounce on. This is probably a better solution for a summer or early autumn wedding as you won’t want your guests queuing up outside in the cold weather. Not everybody always wants to eat at the same time so this is a good option if you’d like to stagger the food.

None of your guests will mind DIY wedding food as long as it’s delicious and well presented. Unless you’re a professional caterer though, don’t be over ambitious – the best approach is to keep things as simple as possible.


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