5 Guests who might ruin your wedding

18th April, 2017

Wedding guests can take you by surprise, and when we say surprise, it’s usually the one that you’d want to forget but won’t…. ever.  Don’t let these folks upstage you and your moment. Beware:

The “comic relief”.

This is the person who thinks he or she has been bestowed the gift of a fantastic sense of timing and humour, but come on, you know the truth. They are terrible at this, so, do not ever give them speech duties! Click here to continue reading

How to create a registry for your second baby

16th July, 2016

How to create a registry for your second baby

Baby number 2 on the way? On the fence about creating a gift registry this time? Well, you are not alone. Many second time mums find it difficult to decide whether to create one or not.

Here, let us help you out. Here are the advantages if you have a gift registry:

Your second baby may have different needs as opposed to your first born. Moreover, baby products always get updated and safety standards change as the years go by. Now, when you create your second baby’s registry, it is best to carefully select items that conform to the current safety rules. This way, you will also be able provide a guide for your family and friends in picking a gift that’s safe for your little one. Click here to continue reading

Preventing Theft At Your Wedding

14th June, 2016

Preventing Theft At Your Wedding

It may seem that nothing will ever dampen a special moment like your big day. However, from the reports we’ve read from different parts of the world, wedding gifts theft isn’t such a streatch, especially if you are too busy to notice a wedding crasher. (Did you hear about the wedding gifts thief in Germany? There was another one in Florida USA too).

These unfortunate incident can be prevented. We here at Thankyou have some quick, practical tips:

  • If you are having a big reception (say you have 200 or more guests for example), and your venue is in a high-traffic area, you may want to consider hiring additional security in order to avoid theft and be on hand to help with that drunken uncle or best mate!

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5 gifts your mum will love this Mother’s Day

6th May, 2016

5 gifts your mum will love this Mother’s Day

We all know what Mother’s Day is all about – yes it’s showing some love for mum! Even if all you can afford is a simple card that spells out how much you appreciate and care about her, it’ll do just fine! For mum, it’s always the thought that counts.

However, when you’ve got the funds to indulge mum’s little wishes, go for it! However, most mums wouldn’t actually request for a present for this day. Most mums we know would just maybe like a good day off or a relaxing massage. Classy and classic!

Well , you can give her those and maybe some of these as well: Click here to continue reading

Q & A: Is it okay to get married on Easter Sunday?

23rd March, 2016

Q & A: Is it okay to get married on Easter Sunday?

Our experts say:

Confirm first with your family and friend if this date is fine with them. They may have family traditions to observe during this holiday. Also, Ask your officiant if it is okay to perform a wedding on Easter. Keep in mind that this is the holiest day of the year for Christians and some priests (Catholic priests particularly) will not perform wedding ceremonies during the Lenten season.

Getting married on a holiday also means there might be heavy traffic in your reception or wedding venue and if your ceremony is out of town, guests may have to pay much more for hotels or air fare.

How to snag that deal with your wedding vendors

17th February, 2016

How to snag that deal with your wedding vendors

Everyone likes a good deal, especially if it involves tons of savings! When negotiating with wedding vendors, here are some important things to remember:

Be honest with your budget. Wedding vendors will always give you options based on what you envision for your big day and will revisit these choices if and when concerns arise.  It will more beneficial to be honest right from the get go!

Do your homework. We are not just talking about the vendor-hunting itself – it would also be good to know the elements (florals, for example) that make up your wedding day and be aware of how they are priced and what other available options there are.  You can price-compare with other vendors with similar experiences. Click here to continue reading

6 Huge Wedding Trends in 2016

28th December, 2015

6 Huge Wedding Trends in 2016

It’s been a great 2015 for weddings and fashion trends and now that it’s a few more days to a new year, we all ask what will be trending in 2016 when it comes to weddings. Designers have made their exciting predictions and there is no doubt that weddings next year will be fabulous! If you are getting married next year and are on the wedding planning track, check these out:

  1. Metallic colors. No matter what theme you go for in 2016, many designers predict rose gold might just show up in every wedding factor – even on food and drinks! Shiny icings on desserts and rose-hued thirst quenchers…. Sounds lovely!

  2. Romantic lighting. In order to create a romantic ambience, lighting plays a huge part in that environment. It is the best way to establish this. Many event designers choose pendant lights, chandeliers and candelabras to cast a soft glow on the venue. Click here to continue reading

5 Tips on how to spend your holiday budget wisely

15th December, 2015

5 Tips on how to spend your holiday budget wisely

It’s Christmas season again and you know what this means…. it’s shopping time!

Many of us have become smart shoppers in the recent years. We’ve always looked out for great deals not just from our favourite shops but also from online stores. Of course, comparison shopping always helps us stretch our budget and gives us room for more savings (or more gifts for everyone!).

The holidays, as we all know, is all-out to get you. The décor, the music, lights and heavenly smell of the Christmas season is in every store on every street! Shoppers are frantic, moods manic at the whole atmosphere is just completely different compared to the other months of the year. It is pure seduction.

Financially speaking, this can be a danger to shoppers who will cross boundaries they’ve set when it comes to holiday shopping. Let’s face it, once in our lives at Christmas, we’ve thought that it is okay to spend a little more freely for just this one time. The truth is, we sometimes forget that we will be paying for our holiday shopping expenses in the next months (or years) to come.

So, here are some helpful tips to get you on the right track with your holiday spending: Click here to continue reading

How to shop smart this holiday season

2nd December, 2015

How to shop smart this holiday season

It’s that wonderful time of the year again where everyone seems eager to shop! Of course, holidays always imply that there are gifts to be given, thanksgiving meals to be shared and a long list of activities for the season.

So are you one of those proactive folks who have done their shopping throughout the year and are ready to wrap your gifts while others are still trying to find their way in crowded malls?

No?

Oh well, you are not alone. Click here to continue reading

The wedding gifts you should never give

19th August, 2015

The wedding gifts you should never give

Invited to a wedding and prefer to give the couple a surprise gift? Okay, we get it. Maybe you wish to be unique and would like to give something personal despite the fact that they have a gift registry. We understand. If you do decide to venture off the couple’s wedding registry, we have some good advice for you.

  • Do not give something monogrammed unless they specifically have one on their registry. It is impossible to return monogrammed items and it adds the unnecessary expense for you. Wouldn’t it be better if you spend the money for the monogram charge on an item of better quality? The couple can always take it to be monogrammed whenever they wish. Click here to continue reading