What Have You Always Wanted To Do?

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My husband and I like to play the ‘what if’ game on a regular basis. What if money was no object, where would we like to go on holiday/ where would we like to live/ what would be our biggest dream? It’s just a bit of fun, but it also helps us realise what we really want to do with our lives. Sometimes it even helps us to kick start actually making plans to make them happen!

So when I heard about Humdinger Days, a unique Bucket List inspired gift list, I was instantly intrigued. Unlike a lot of wedding registries that focus on the ‘stuff’, they prioritise experiences meaning that if there’s something you’ve always wanted to do, or somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, your guests can donate money towards it!

The first year of marriage can be tough, things change a lot (mostly for the better though!) and if you’re anything like us, money can be really tight. Having things to look forward to post-wedding can be really important. I don’t know about you, but I’m also much happier when Gareth and I do things together, rather than just filling our already over-cluttered home with more things.

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So how does Humdinger Days’ Bucket List work? Well first of all, your list is completely personal to you, meaning you can just add the things you really want to do to it. Their ‘Suggest a Day’ feature is also really cool. If there’s something not on their list of experiences that you’ve always wanted to do they will not only add it but they can even make all the arrangements for you too!

Their experiences range from £9 – £1000+. Some pre-listed examples to get you started include:

Extraordinary Hen & Stag Events
Be a blacksmith and forge a sword, reveal your personal colours and style, London treasure hunt in classic minis, battle your opponents and become a knight.

Special Opportunities for Your Wedding Day
Forge your own wedding rings, fun coaching day on how to present a speech.

Super Dates for Your Future Together
Cook and dine in a UK top 50 restaurant, climb the three peaks, drive in a classic or super car road trip, fly a loop the loop.

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Boho Beach Wedding in Australia

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Annie and Paul met when the bride first visited the UK. She was in Sheffield with a friend and they met at the pub that he was working in. When they came to get married, they wanted to have two celebrations in their respective countries. This first one took place on a beach in Sydney in March (their UK wedding will be in a future issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine so watch this space!)

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“Our Australian wedding theme was a total mash up as our own tastes, cultures and lifestyles”, said Annie. “We wanted our guests to be colourful and comfortable, period. So naturally the styling was equally colourful with a rolling theme of yellow, white and lavender. Paul described it as beach DIY madness… I would say boho beach vibes meets Rock n Roll!”

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Married by Batman in a Kitschy, 1950s, Comics & Collectables Wedding!

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Wil and Sah’s Chippenham wedding was in two parts. They had their legal ceremony at the register office, followed by another ceremony for all their friends and family at their reception venue, The Old Road Tavern, their local pub…. Oh and their officiant was Batman!

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“We both love everything vintage and retro, particularly 1950s Americana and tiki, so that was a big inspiration”, said Sah. “Our flat is crammed full of retro toys, comics and collectables. It also goes without saying that Rock n Roll Bride Magazine was an endless source of inspiration! Particularly when it came to décor and anything visual. We had a mish mash of pink, glitter, leopard print, My Little Ponies, Americana and the 1950s. Right from the beginning I wanted all the colours, lots of pink but also all the other colours, bright and kitschy and clashy.”

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Detail-Heavy Woodland Wedding

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Carly and Charlie wanted a woodland wedding with lots of details. They didn’t pick out a theme really, they just chose things they liked. “When we started to think about the type of wedding we wanted we agreed we wanted a relaxed day, nothing to stiff or formal”, said the bride. “The most important thing to us was being surrounded by our loved ones enjoying themselves. We didn’t want to become obsessed with details that wouldn’t be the lasting memories for our guests.”

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They had lots of help from friends and family to pull the wedding off. The groom’s mother did all the flowers and made the cake and his cousin made all the tables and chairs from old pallets! “The tables were decorated by friends and family with old terracotta pots purchased from the village fete, they were then filled with live moss, violas, pansies and herbs. We had been collecting apple juice bottles to use as vases on the table, we then decorated with hessian and lace. For flowers we wanted something, very organic and soft tones with lots of green and white.”

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Colourful Disney meets Harry Potter Wedding

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Sophie and Callum had a Disney inspired wedding with a budget of just £4500. They didn’t go mad on the decor, but included small nods to their love of Disney and Harry Potter.

“I’m a lifelong fan of both Disney and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until around three years ago that Callum finally got around to reading the series and now I think he can recall more wand-lore than me!” Sophie laughed. “We are both giant nerds – we game together, we read together and we movie marathon together. I think we successfully infused ‘us’ into a pretty kick ass party.”

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The main DIY projects that I did were the Disney themed centrepieces, Lupin’s briefcase (which we used for cards), the Be Our Guest mirror table plan, and the Sleeping Beauty book replica which we used as a guestbook filled with Disney postcards. The first three I actually managed to put together fairly quickly but the book took forever because I had to do it in stages to let it dry properly. I was super proud of the end result though.”

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Eclectic, Colourful & Intimate Vow Renewal

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Sarah and Josh were married in 2004. After being together for so long, and having two kids, they decided to renew their vows in June of this year.

“We’ve been together a long time and our kids are out of the ‘little’ kid phase”, said Sarah. “I feel like we are entering a new chapter in our lives together as a family and thought this would be a great way to enter into that and also allow our children to be a part of such a special ceremony.”

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“Josh is a tattoo artist and specialises in American traditional which uses bright bold colours. We both love Dia De Los Muertos art and Catholic art, which all use bright bold colours, too so what better than to go with that theme for our vow renewal? I knew we were going to have all these amazing bright flowers, so I wanted our attire to be pretty neutral. Plus I wore a red dress for our actual wedding, so I wanted to wear white for the renewal.”

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