25th May, 2013
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.
24th May, 2013
Yes, you’ve successfully saved up for your wedding – congratulations! Now it’s time to plan all the details. Hey, who wouldn’t love to save even more while you are going through the wedding expenses? This of course, can really be done without shortchanging the biggest day of your life. Ready for this?
The Thankyou team gathered around and discussed the perfect alternatives and ways to save money on weddings. Here’s what we thought:
Go for a DJ instead of a multi-piece band.
According to the Real Weddings Study, the average cost of a wedding band in 2012 was $3,084, while a DJ’s average cost is around $998. Even if you don’t do the math, you’d know just by looking at the figures that you are likely to bank big savings if you hire a DJ. Plus, hiring a band would also slightly increase your catering expenses. Wedding meals can cost around $50-$75 per person and even more sometimes for bigger and more lavish celebrations.
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23rd May, 2013
Hey, mums-to-be, don’t let those 9 months of baby excitement get away from you without registering for your baby shower!
Creating a baby registry be time-consuming – especially when you have to go to a baby store! Oh, unless you consider yourself a pro at navigating aisles and aisles of baby products with a scanner gun on hand, it would be best if you start off carefully and choose the best baby registry that lets you have it your way.
Here are some great tips from the Thankyou gift registry experts:
Ask for suggestions from your friends and family.
Chances are, you have at least a friend/relative/family or two who is also pregnant or have kids. They will be very helpful in filling in your knowledge pool! These ladies surely remember how overwhelming it is to choose the right baby stuff and they will gladly give you their suggested must-haves. They can also provide you with products they’ve tried themselves – you know, those little known mum secrets!
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22nd May, 2013
Are you focused and determined to make your big day the most perfect moment of your lives? Many couples love planning but the devil can be in the detail! To help you out organise everything that you need for your wedding, here are our picks for the best wedding tools around.
Need an online and a mobile planning checklist? iWedplanner might just be the perfect app for you. It has your to-do list and even your vendor list (you can track the costs from here as well!).
Wedding Wire’s online wedding budget tool allows you to track your expenses, set up payment reminders and schedules and reallocate your wedding funds in case you have budget changes. Click here to continue reading
21st May, 2013
Waiting for your little bub to arrive this year?
A mum-to-be this 2013 who wishes to keep up with the latest baby trends has so many great choices. Many baby magazines have predicted the hot trends, but here are the things that we think you can look out for:
The Royal Baby
Of course! Everyone has probably “crowned” him or her ‘baby of the year’. It’s actually hard to ignore a Royal newborn, especially if it’s parents are the so well-loved Will and Kate. Expect replicas of the royal maternity ensemble or baby gear and even the cutest royal baby souvenir items on display around baby shops in town. Click here to continue reading
17th May, 2013
Hello there brides to be! How’s your wedding planning coming along? Wishing you had a magic wand that would take care of everything?
Sometimes, even when you think you are all very focused about the details of your big day, there are still things that slip through the cracks – and yes, sometimes they are even the most important things! Check out these wedding planning mistakes that brides have committed before:
Don’t forget the documents – like your marriage license!
Believe it or not, it happens! It’s funny, it should’ve been on top of your to-do list, but when you are all caught up about the theme, your dress, your guest list or your reception, you might just be walking down the aisle with nothing to sign in the presence of your officiant and witnesses!
Have your say too! Don’t leave all the details to your wedding planner.
Make sure you sit down with your wedding planner regularly. Although they are the experts, it’s always good to know that your own opinions can be included into the planning process. This will ensure you get the wedding you and your spouse have always dreamed of. Click here to continue reading
26th March, 2013
Just when you’ve finished putting together a list of all the presents you’d like to receive on your wedding day, a question suddenly hits you: How do you tell your guests about your wedding registry? Some couples wait until a Guest asks and then hope that he or she will just spread the word!
However, times change and it is now okay to list where you are registered. Thankyou has some advice on how to let your Guests know about your gift registry. Check out our experts’ tips below: Click here to continue reading
22nd March, 2013
Creating a gift registry is easy, fun and practical and it truly is a dream come true to receive the gifts your heart desires! While you and your partner are having fun listing the items you like, we’d like you keep in mind that it is a NO NO to:
Put the gift registry information on the invitation itself.
While gift giving is a long-standing tradition for weddings, baby showers and other special occasions, this process depends upon the preferences (and generosity) of your Guests. You can use an invitation insert – it’s a small card with all the info that will guide your Guests. Oh, and do not send the gift registry information along with your save the date cards either. Click here to continue reading
21st March, 2013
Are you looking for a friend or relative’s online registry on Thankyou? Our Customer Service team has written a quick guide for you (but of course, you can always call them for help!)
Okay, let’s start looking….
1. On thankyouregistry.com, you can click on either: “Find A Registry” or “Guest Lounge”.
2. In the FIND A REGISTRY box, you’ll only need to enter two pieces of information. Whatever combination of Last Name / Date / Occasion Type works for you – then click on “Find Registry”. The search results will be displayed for you to look at.
3. Once you find the name you’re looking for, just hit the “View Gift Registry” button and voila! There’s your friend’s gift registry page. Sometimes, a registry is protected by a Guest Word (like a password) and you would usually find it in the invitations. Click here to continue reading
20th March, 2013
Hey, it’s 2013! Time to get married…. or not?
It’s the year with the number “13” – a number which has gained a reputation for bringing misfortune or bad luck (just think Friday the 13th, 13 diners at the last supper, 13th floor of a building etc…).
Superstitious or not, we at Thankyou would like to help you out when it comes to picking a date. Want to check which ones you’d like avoid this year? Check out the list below. Click here to continue reading