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Wedding Stationery Ideas for Couples Who Want Something Different

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It seems that everywhere you look these days there are wedding blogs and magazines sharing ideas on how you can personalise your wedding. From the cake you choose, the dress you wear, even the flowers you carry, there appears to be nothing you can’t put your own stamp on.

This is all well and good, but what if you want something truly one-of-a-kind for your wedding? Something no-one else will have? Then the answer is, of course, to go custom made and get something designed to your exact requirements and ideas.

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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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Introducing: The Autumn/ Winter Collection by Ruby Shoo

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If you love the idea of fabulous vintage-inspired footwear for your wedding but are struggling to find it in the usual places then I’m about to solve your dilemma! Ruby Shoo are a London-based company who offer contemporary footwear with a vintage influence. I just know you’re going to love them! Juxtaposed fabrics, colours and textures, meets this classic collection that’s wearable, fun and super, duper pretty.

As well as introducing you to their new Autumn/Winter collection I thought it would be fun to chat to designer Samantha Lines to get to know more about her and the inspiration behind the brand.

Tell us about the Ruby Shoo customer. Who are your shoes designed for?
I design Ruby Shoo for the woman who wants to stand out from the crowd. She is confident, fun and enjoys making a statement. I would also like to think she has an individual sense of style which doesn’t follow seasonal trends. Over the past few years I have really enjoyed watching our fan base grow, and the unique ways women are wearing Ruby Shoo – both as evening and day wear.

Why do you think your products are perfect for Rock n Roll brides and grooms?
We recently discovered Rock n Roll Bride and it was such a breath of fresh air, we immediately smiled. The imagery, the faces, the interviews, everything seemed like such a perfect match for Ruby Shoo. The editorial and readers perfectly reflect the individuality of making your special day exactly how you want.

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Win £2000 to Spend on Your Wedding at Bicester Village!

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I am so excited to be partnering with Bicester Village for this amazing competition! Located just 45 minutes by train outside of London, this luxury destination is home to more than 130 boutiques of world-famous brands.

Although you may know it as an awesome place to pick up a designer bargain (the Vivienne Westwood store is always the one I gravitate to first!) did you know that they offer a bridal range too?

Whether you are looking for your dress, killer shoes, your man’s suit, gifts for your bridesmaids or even the engagement ring itself; Bicester Village is the ideal bridal destination all year round. Brands such as Oscar de La Renta, Temperley London, Gina, Savoy Taylors Guild and Brooks Brothers will all be taking part.

To celebrate their bridal event from 10th-19th February (where many of the boutiques will be bursting with exclusive bridal collections for this limited period) Bicester Village would like to give TWO Rock n Roll Bride readers and an exclusive preview and £2000 to spend!!

The prize

Two lucky readers (and two friends) will both win a total £2000 to spend on their wedding outfits at Bicester Village. The prize will give you £1500 and your friend £500 (who can be your bridesmaid, your mum, your fiance, or any member of your wedding party!)

If selected, you will visit Bicester Village before the end of the year where you’ll be able to shop away to your heart’s content – for FREE! You’ll be photographed and featured on Rock n Roll Bride afterwards too!

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Out-of-the-Ordinary Wedding Gift Ideas for Alternative Couples

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Toasters, pots and pans, a new vacuum cleaner… all are very nice wedding gifts, but what if your friends already have all the essentials or  you want to buy them a much more fun or personalised wedding gift? Then look no further than uncommongoods.com – my new go-to for presents that are out-of-the-ordinary.

Here are some of the things that I’ve been eyeing up from their site of late.

For the couple who love to host a party

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Stemless Fountain Aerating Wine Glass Set, £45.82 ♥ Personalised Cutting Board, £130.11 ♥ Taco Serving Kit and Storage Box, £69.55 ♥ Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses, £22.91

For your BFF

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Agate Coasters, £52.37 ♥ DIY Lightbox, £12.27 ♥ Chakra Bath Salts Set, £18 ♥ Birth Month Flower Necklace, £39.28

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Win a Surprise European Honeymoon with Surprise Trips!

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If you’re getting married in the next year and you like the idea of an adventure for your honeymoon then read on, because today I’m giving away a surprise European honeymoon with Surprise Trips! Over the summer Gareth and I were lucky enough to go on a surprise weekend trip to Vienna. If you read that post then you’ll already know the drill – but just to remind you, Surprise Trips is a revolutionary new concept in vacationing!

You tell them your preferred departure airport, send them a short list of places you don’t want to visit, and they book you a completely surprise European holiday. This is an absolute adventure because you don’t find out where you’re going until two hours before your flight takes off!

They currently offer 77 destinations in Europe and the service is open to all UK, IE, CA, AUS, NZ and US passport holders (all flights depart from the UK or Ireland). All flights are at convenient times and are under 3 and a half hours. They let you know a few days beforehand what the weather forecast is at the place you’re going, but other than that you’re on your own!

If you want to find out more about how it works, head over and check out their site or watch the video below!

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