How to Save Big Money on your Wedding

24th May, 2013

How to Save Big Money on your Wedding

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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Planning a wedding with the best wedding tools

22nd May, 2013

Planning a wedding with the best wedding tools

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.

Planning Checklist

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 Budgeter

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

The Top Wedding Planning Mistakes

17th May, 2013

The Top Wedding Planning Mistakes

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

What’s In A Wedding Date?

20th March, 2013

What’s In A Wedding Date?

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

2013 Baby Shower Tips

27th February, 2013

2013 Baby Shower Tips

What’s brewing this 2013 with baby showers? Read on to know the latest trends in celebrating this event with your family and friends.

Green is in!
Everyone is screaming emerald green for 2013 and we love it! It’ll be huge in any kind of party, and for a fun baby shower theme, take shades of green to compliment the rest of the colours you’ve chosen and spread it all over the party elements – the serveware, décor, centerpieces, favors and the food too! Click here to continue reading

Why you need a Wedding Planner!

26th February, 2013

Why you need a Wedding Planner!

It’s a busy time at work, a busy time at home and a really busy time celebrating your engagement… Have you got any more time to work on the intricate details of your wedding? If you and your future spouse are running on very tight schedules, hiring a wedding planner will be a great help. Here’s why:

Wedding planners serve as your industry matchmakers. They know all the nitty-gritty stuff when it comes to weddings. They can provide you with a list of trusted vendors – florists, venues, catering services, bridal cars that suit your budget, wedding theme and personality. Click here to continue reading

Celebrating Your First Wedding Anniversary

2nd April, 2012

Celebrating Your First Wedding Anniversary

So it’s been a year since you got married…. Happy anniversary!

Your wedding day became the start of your wonderful married life and now that you’ve reached your first year, it is just right to celebrate the love you have for each other. Every wedding anniversary should be celebrated in a memorable way and whenever you do this, you  renew your commitment to each other.

How do you plan to celebrate your first anniversary? Stumped for ideas? Thankyou has some quick tips that might help! Click here to continue reading

Celebrating Your Child’s First Birthday

20th February, 2012

Celebrating Your Child’s First Birthday

When a baby reaches their first year of life, it is a huge celebration for everyone around them. Family members will either set up an intimate gathering with close friends and relatives or throw a huge all-out bash for the occasion. After all first birthday parties are  also for the child’s parents and guests, who are thankful for the baby’s new milestone in life.


Planning for this occasion can also be a huge task if you wish to make it one big, successful party. That being said, here are some basic tips that will help you organize everything for this event. Click here to continue reading

Tips For A Valentine’s Day Wedding

13th February, 2012

Tips For A Valentine’s Day Wedding
Valentine’s Day is the time of the year when almost everything around is filled with the most romantic declarations of love and passion – flowers, chocolates, cards are just everywhere! Many couples love to go out on romantic dates during this day to celebrate their relationship.

Many consider it the ultimate in romance to ‘tie the knot’ on the most romatic day of the year! Not only is Valentine’s day a wonderful day to profess your love, but it also makes a memorable anniversary date!

There are many choices when it comes to wedding ideas and themes on this day, it can also be very easy to go overboard. We’ve gathered a few quick tips to help you out with your Valentine’s day wedding. Click here to continue reading