If I were a Bride this Christmas….

10 whole years ago I was just engaged and as a new Bride to be I put some things on my wedding wishlist.

This was both as it was new and exciting, and also it cut down on the Wedding spend by having Christmas gifts that would have an important function in our Big Day.

Receiving these gifts was extra special as it heightened the excitement of the preparations.

So if I were a Bride this Christmas then here is a few gifts that I would recommend:-

 

LHG Designs

Fauna Bridal double sided leaves pearl and rhinestone headband

The Fauna Headband  (Roman Goddess of Nature) is from the 2014 Art Nouveau “Goddess” collection. It features a leaf design in pearls and rhinestones in a marquise shape.

 

Fauna Bridal double sided leaves pearl and rhinestone headband - LHG Designs, The Fauna Headband  (Roman Goddess of Nature) is from the 2014 Art Nouveau "Goddess" collection. It features a leaf design in pearls and rhinestones in a marquise shape.

 

Rhinestone bridal wedding capped shoulder necklace straps

Stunning rhinestone and chain bridal necklace that covers the shoulders. Ideal for those who feel too bare with their arms on display.

 

Stunning rhinestone and chain bridal necklace that covers the shoulders, LHG Designs

 

Moonrise Lingerie

Juliette Bridal Corset (L)

The Juliette bridal corset is a delightful,soft & delicate white wedding corset with a lace up ribbon at the front.

The bodice has carefully designed boning to help shape the figure & wonderfully scalloped cups with underwire support. The matching Juliette Bridal Thong also feature the lovely lace up ribbon & are sold seperately.

 Satin bow wedding bustier (M)

The Satin bow wedding bustier is a lace overlay lightly padded underwire strapless wedding bustier. It is beautfully finished with a ruffled lace hemline and has a stretch mesh back with hook and eye closure. The satin bow wedding bustier has removable shoulder and garter straps and comes complete with a matching thong.

Bridal Garter (R)

Bridal Garter is made with gorgeous ivory lace and soft blue satin

 

Juliette Bridal Corset (L)  The Juliette bridal corset is a delightful,soft & delicate white wedding corset with a lace up ribbon at the front.  The bodice has carefully designed boning to help shape the figure & wonderfully scalloped cups with underwire support. The matching Juliette Bridal Thong also feature the lovely lace up ribbon & are sold seperately.   Satin bow wedding bustier (M)  The Satin bow wedding bustier is a lace overlay lightly padded underwire strapless wedding bustier. It is beautfully finished with a ruffled lace hemline and has a stretch mesh back with hook and eye closure. The satin bow wedding bustier has removable shoulder and garter straps and comes complete with a matching thong.  Bridal Garter (R)  Bridal Garter is made with gorgeous ivory lace and soft blue satin

 

Animac Designs 

Animac Designs produce bespoke wedding invitations, jewellery, cards and party invitations.

Watch Part Cufflinks 

Silver-plated cufflinks made with old watch parts. Each pair is unique and will differ slightly from the photo shown. The cufflinks come boxed in a recycled embossed box.

 

Animac Designs, Watch Part Cufflinks, Silver-plated cufflinks made with old watch parts. Each pair is unique and will differ slightly from the photo shown. The cufflinks come boxed in a recycled embossed box.

 

Resin Enamel Heart Pendants 

Beautiful resin enamel pendants in a multitude of colours.

 

Animac Designs, resin enamel Heart Pendants, Beautiful resin enamel pendants in a multitude of colours.

 

Dream Veils

The “Hannah Veil”

Made to a 1970’s pattern. It is two veils sewn together and a circular shape sewn into it made specifically for a coronet to be placed over.

 

The Hannah Veil, Dream Veils, 1970's pattern she had sourced. It is two veils sewn together and a circular shape sewn into it made specifically for a coronet to be placed over.

 

Lilybella

Daisy Hairpiece 

Beautiful 1920’s Vintage style feather hairpiece with delicate rhinestone and ostrich feathers.

This hairpiece is covered in rhinestone crystals in a delicate design and set onto a silver clip for easy fixing into the hair.

Works beautifully with Lilybella bandeau veil (as shown) , birdcage veil or mini birdcage.

 

Lilybella, Daisy Deluxe Hairpiece, 1920's Vintage style feather hairpiece with delicate rhinestone and ostrich feathers.  This hairpiece is covered in rhinestone crystals in a delicate design and set onto a silver clip for easy fixing into the hair. Beautifully handmade  Works beautifully with bandeau veil (as shown) , birdcage veil or mini birdcage.

 

Angelfins

Thistle and Shamrock Pocketfold Wedding Invitation 

The wallet is made from forrest green  card complete with additonal thistle & shamrock  photo embellishment and velcro fasteners

Inside there will be a white  insert attached  containing the details of your event.

In the pocket there will be two card inserts which can contain information for your guests such as RSVP details, maps, accomodation or gift list.

 

Angelfins, Thistle and Shamrock Pocketfold wedding invitation, The wallet is made from forrest green  card complete with additonal thistle & shamrock  photo embellishment and velcro fasteners  Inside there will be a white  insert attached  containing the details of your event.  In the pocket there will be two card inserts which can contain information for your guests such as RSVP details, maps, accomodation or gift list.

 

Sugar Plum Cottage 

Blush Pink and Gold Belle Two Tier Cake Stand (Bombay Duck)

Stunning cake stand from the Belle range in pretty blush pink with a gold rim.

A true vintage feel to this stand which would be a perfect addition to any afternoon tea party or wedding and would even look beautiful dressed with flowers or jewellery as a centrepiece.

The stand is gift boxed. Height 25cm. Plate diameter small 20cm, large 26cm. Hand wash only.

 

Sugar Plum Cottage , bombay_duck- blush pink-and-gold-cake-stand,  stunning cake stand from the Belle range in pretty blush pink with a gold rim.  A true vintage feel to this stand which would be a perfect addition to any afternoon tea party or wedding and would even look beautiful dressed with flowers or jewellery as a centrepiece.  The stand is gift boxed. Height 25cm. Plate diameter small 20cm, large 26cm. Hand wash only.

 

Now one of the biggest stresses of the Wedding Day can be sorting out the Seating Plan.

Fling in family disputes and overbearing relatives and its enough to have the Bride and Groom tearing their hair out BUT help is at hand.

There is someone that has dealt with these situations in their multitudes and has a plan for pretty much every eventuality.

His easy to use software and informative site mean the stress is all but gone..

 

Toptableplanner

Adam Leyton  has created invaluable  software for planning the seating at weddings and special events.

 

table planner, wedding seating plan, Toptableplanner,  software for planning the seating at weddings and special events.

 

The gift of memories is invaluable, so when working out the Wedding Spend, a Wedding Photographer and your Wedding images should be one of the biggest investments.

I have been privileged to work with some incredible Photographer but here are a few  whose work I particularly respect.

 

Mike Cook Photography

Mike Cook is an award winning wedding & portrait photographer based in Central Scotland, fast becoming one of Scotland’s most sought after wedding photographers.

He loves playing the guitar, enjoys music and football and admits to drinking far too much coffee.

 

wedding photographer stirlingshire, dunblane hydro, mike cook photography, wedding portraits

 

Julie Anne Images

Julie is  a Wedding, Lifestyle and Commercial Photographer based in Surrey.

In her spare time she’s a wife and a mum of 3, who loves music and countryside and cups of tea.

She admits to being  a bad crocheter and a good cook, more than a little bit partial to Galaxy chocolate and Fry’s Turkish Delight, and loves having fun experimenting with her film cameras on days off.

 

julie anne images, surrey wedding photographer, edinburgh engagement shoot, forth road bridge engagement shoot

 

Wilson McSheffrey

Wilson | McSheffrey Photography is a small independent and creative photographic company based in central Scotland run by professional photographers and good friends, Andrew Wilson and Emmett McSheffrey.

 

wilson mcsheffrey photography, wedding portraits, scottish bride and groom

 

Similarly, capturing those memories on Video so you can re-live them again and again can be  an important investment you can make for your Wedding Day.

 

I Do Video Art

I Do Video Art run by Douglas Kincaid is based in Lanarkshire and covers Scotland.

He uses high-end professional cameras and sound/production equipment, producing and editing his work on professional Apple software.

He only films in full HD and produce this to DVD or Blu-ray giving the best possible results.

 

 

Sometimes a Gift can be free but it can also be completely invaluable.

Those tricky wee questions that lurk in the back of our minds, and you need someone to just be there and have that information on hand or be able to get you it reasonably quickly.

Well as a frst stop I hope that would be me. I use this Blog to inspire, inform and advise and if you have those burning questions please do get in touch whether its by the Contact form or through my Social Media, Facebook and Twitter.

 

I also love the work of and the advice given by:-

 

The Big Gay Wedding Directory

The Big Gay Wedding Directory is a directory providing useful, accurate and friendly advice to gay couples planning their civil partnership in Scotland and the U.K  allowing  gay couples  to interact and work with gay-friendly wedding businesses in their local area.

 

The Big Gay Wedding Directory - The Big Gay Wedding Directory is a directory providing useful, accurate and friendly advice to gay couples planning their civil partnership in Scotland and the U.K  allowing  gay couples with gay-friendly wedding businesses in their local area.

 

Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide

The Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide provides inspiration, information and ideas as you plan your Glasgow Wedding.

From details of Glasgow’s wonderful Wedding Suppliers, stunning Venues, advice on budgeting and planning your Wedding, to special offers and discounts from Wedding Suppliers.

The Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide,The Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide  provides inspiration, information and ideas as you plan your Glasgow Wedding.  From details of Glasgow's wonderful Wedding Suppliers, stunning Venues, advice on budgeting and planning your Wedding, to special offers and discounts from Wedding Suppliers.

 

The Edinburgh Brides Wedding Guide

The Edinburgh Brides Wedding Guide is a site which will help you with ideas, information and inspiration as you plan your Edinburgh Wedding.

They have details of Edinburgh’s Wedding Suppliers, advice on all aspects of planning and Edinburgh Wedding, special Offers and Discounts from Wedding Suppliers,  fantastic Competition Prizes,  and a stunning new Venues section coming soon.

 

edinburgh brides - The Edinburgh Brides Wedding Guide is a site which will help you with ideas, information and inspiration as you plan your Edinburgh Wedding.  They have details of Edinburgh's Wedding Suppliers, advice on all aspects of planning and Edinburgh Wedding, special Offers and Discounts from Wedding Suppliers,  fantastic Competition Prizes,  and a stunning new Venues section coming soon.

 

Military Wedding Discounts

Military Wedding Discounts was created to help members of the Armed Forces in both the UK and USA save money when planning their wedding.

 

Military Wedding Discounts, Military Wedding Discounts was created to help members of the Armed Forces in both the UK and USA save money when planning their wedding.

 

Buy Our Honeymoon

Sometimes towels and electrical equipment and all thats domestic really isn’t on the agenda for a Wedding Gift List.

Especially if you have maybe lived together for a while and you have all that you need.

Looking forward to the time after the Wedding thoughts turn to getting away and relaxing after all the excitement of the big day.

So what better to have than a Honeymoon Gift List.

Instead of stuff for your home, put together a wedding list of experiences, activities and contributions to your travel and accommodation.

 

Buy Our Honemoon , Honeymoon Gift List, Instead of stuff for your home, put together a wedding list of experiences, activities and contributions to your travel and accommodation

 

I hope that some of my suggestions might prove helpful to you, I am blessed to know and work with some incredible people..

Wishing all Plans and Presents readers a very Happy Christmas and all the best for a fantastic 2014.

 

Much Love

Alison xxx

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UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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