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  Delivering Wedding News, Advice and Competitions      Issue 043 - 28th Aug 2009

In this issue

  • Hen Night Themes
  • Petite Bride Advice
  • Gifts for Wedding Attendants
  • Open Bar vs Cash Bar
  • Honeymoon in Kenya
  • Kate's Real Wedding Story

  •  Latest Blog Posts
  •  Top Tip!
  •  Featured Supplier
  •  Competition Time!
  •  And Finally..

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    Welcome To Our Newsletter

    hen night

    Here is the 43rd Edition of our newsletter - our first article is looking at choosing a great hen night theme - from angels to burlesque dancers, and from nuns to pole dancers, we have some great ideas.

    After that we some advice for the petite bride, gifts ideas for your wedding attendants and whether you should have an open bar, or let your guests pay themselves.

    FInally we look at taking a honeymoon in Kenya and enjoy the real wedding story of Kate and Durban.

    We really do hope the advice here helps out with your wedding planning and if not, please tell us what you want to know about!

    Katherine, David & Pauline (Something to say - tell us!)


    This week our competition prizes are ;

    1. £25 to Spend in the Wedding Chaos Shop

    Entry Details

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    Hen Night Themes

     Spending the night getting drunk in a nightclub somewhere might not be the rememberable hen night that the bride-to-be has in mind. 

    The organiser of the hen night, if this is not the bride, should consider the bride’s feelings and interests every time an idea is formed or discussed. 

    Planning an activity or a theme that everyone can enjoy could turn the hen party into an evening or a weekend that will definitely be talked about and remembered.

    Read the full Hen Night Themes article

    Petite Bride Advice

    petite brideEvery bride should feel confident when walking down the aisle regardless of shape or size and why should you not you feel special and beautiful, you are the bride after all! 

    There is plenty of advice available if you are tall or full figured or even pregnant and these shapes are not the only ones who have difficulty in choosing their perfect style.  Following is some advice for those brides who are petite in stature.

    One of the most important decisions about your wedding day is what dress to wear.  You of course want something that will show off all your best features whether that is your small waist or your shapely neck and every dress you try on will emphasize a different feature. 

    Read the full Petite Brides Advice article

    Gifts for Wedding Attendants

    wedding giftThere are usually a plethora of helpers during a wedding, from the ushers to the best man and the bridesmaids, not including all those people that helped out before the big day. 

    In order to show appreciation for all the hard work these friends or family members have done on your special day, it is always a nice idea, and traditional, that they receive a gift of some kind normally given during the speeches!

    Read the full Gifts for Wedding Attendants article

    Open Bar vs Cash Bar

    beerWe have all been to weddings where there has been an open bar and no doubt at some point we have groaned at finding out that there is a cash bar at the next wedding. 

    This is a difficult question that all brides and grooms-to-be have to ask themselves.  Do they have an open or cash bar?

    In times gone past, it was traditional for guests to be invited to a wedding and no money would be spent by them, apart from the wedding gift of course.  However, nowadays there is nothing unusual about attending a wedding and having to buy your own drinks. 

    Read the full Open Bar vs Cash Bar article

    Honeymoon in Kenya

    kenya beachYour honeymoon should be classed as a once in a lifetime holiday, hopefully to somewhere that you have never been before but you have always dreamed of going. 

    There is no better place to celebrate the beginning of your new life together than surrounded by the exotic and beautiful scenery of Kenya.

    Kenya is a glorious country which offers legendary game reserves and national parks along with the stunning rain forests and not forgetting the magnificent Kilimanjaro peaks.  You can also find wonderful hideaways which consist of deserted islands, magical sunsets, skies full of stars and elegant dining; all combined to make your honeymoon the most memorable and enjoyable holiday you will ever experience.

    Read the full Honeymoon in Kenya article

    Your Wedding, Your Story
    Kate and Durban

     Well the build up started on the Friday night, when I woke up I still was not nervous at all. Family were arriving from all over the country so was really excited to see them.

    I boxed up all the wedding bits (4 big boxes worth!) and went to the hotel. Myself and 2 of the bridesmaids had planned to stay there on the night before the wedding to calm my nerves and help me get me ready in the morning.

    Durban planned to fly from Edinburgh for Bournemouth with his brother and sister-in-law where they had hired a car to drive the 3 hrs to plymouth. I received a phone call at 10am on the Friday morning from durban, they were stuck in bournemouth!!!

    Read the store of Kate and Durban's wedding

    Latest Blog Posts

    Have you been reading the Wedding Chaos Blog? If not, you can visit the latest posts using the links below.

    If you have not registered yet, you can do so here.

    1. Brides Wont Receive Dresses
    2. Fifty Years of Marriage for Childhood Sweethearts
    3. Friends Stole Money at Wedding
    4. Bride-to-be in Hit and Run
    5. Sixty Years Together
    6. Hundred Year Old Family Heirloom
    7. Bride Killed Days Before Wedding
    8. Rochdale Register Office Open Day and Fair
    9. Fire Engine Wedding Chapel
    10. Pig Swallows Diamond from Wedding Ring

    Tip of the Issue

    If you are putting disposable cameras on the tables ......

    Read here to find out about this Chaos Top Tip

    Thanks to samc for that Top Tip :)

    If you have any great tips please let us know on the forum

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    Competition Time!

    The competition prizes in this edition are ;

    1. £25 to Spend in the Wedding Chaos Shop

    The closing date for this competition is 6pm on Saturday 5th September 2009.

    Entry Details

    The competition is only open to Newsletter subscribers who are registered with our forums. If you have not yet registered you can do so here - you must also quote your unique id, WC[id,fallback=0], so that we can identify you should you be the lucky winner.

    And Finally...

    A quick mention about our Blog- if you have not registered yet, you can do so here.

    Well, that was it - our 43rd edition. We have tried to incorporate some of your suggestions following the first editions, and like before, I would welcome your comments, positive or negative (as long as constructive), so if you are one of the few people that are reading this bit (anybody? Seriously, there must be at least one person?), please let me know via the forum here if you have anything to say.

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    Thanks for reading... until next time!