CALLING ALL VALENTINES! Free Valentines Giftbox Including His and Hers Gowns, Moet & Vera Wang!

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*Terms & Conditions of the Febuary 2019 Free Gift Promotion: May not to be used in conjunction with any other Wedding Gifts Direct offer/promotion. Wedding gifts with a minimum value of $5000 must be purchased from your gift registry by your guests for you to qualify to receive the Engagement Box. Please note: electronic/electrical products, BBQs, gas heaters, furniture, carpets, Wishing Wells, Third Party Vouchers, Honeymoon contributions and specially sourced gifts are excluded when calculating the guest purchase amount for the purposes of this promotion. This promotion is limited to one free gift per bridal couple/event registrant. Promotional free gifts are not exchangeable for any other gift/s or cash, and are subject to availability. Should any free gift be unavailable at the time, Wedding Gifts Direct reserves the right to supply a gift of the same recommended retail price to the couple. To qualify registrants need to email giftlist@weddinggiftsdirect.com.au after the event and once the list is closed and submitted. This promotion applies to all gift registries registered on the Wedding Gifts Direct website between 1st and 28th Febuary  2019 inclusive.

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Valentines FEBUARY PROMOTION! GIFT REGISTRY SIGN UP Free Gift Delivery & up to $4500 in Free Gifts!*

 

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*Terms & Conditions of the exclusive Wedding Gift Direct Promotion Febuary 2019 Free Gift Promotion: May not to be used in conjunction with any other Wedding Gifts Direct offer/promotion. Gifts purchased by your guests valued between $2800 and $4999 qualifies you to receive a voucher for 5% of the value thereof. Gifts purchased by your guests valued over $4999 and up to $9999 qualifies you to receive an additional voucher for 10% of the value over $4999. If that isn’t enough, gifts purchased by your guests valued over $9999 qualifies you for a third voucher for 15% of the value over $9999. Please note: electronic/electrical products, BBQs, gas heaters, furniture, carpets, Wishing Wells, Honeymoon contributions, third party vouchers and specially sourced gifts are excluded when calculating the value of the qualifying guest purchases for the purposes of this promotion. The Promotional Voucher/s are for use on the www.anygiftsdirect.com.au website and will be emailed to the couple at the time of the delivery of the couples gifts. To qualify registrants need to email giftlist@weddinggiftsdirect.com.au after the event and once the gift list is closed and submitted. The qualifying Any Gifts Direct voucher will be then be emailed to you. The voucher value must be used within 12 months of date issued. This promotion is only available to gift registries registered on the Wedding Gifts Direct website between 1st and 28th of Febuary 2019 inclusive, and is not redeemable for cash.

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How To Select The Ultimate Honeymoon Destination

 

 

Your honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to savor the beginning of your new life together. After piecing together your wedding, you’ll be ready for a break from all the work and effort that went into your big day. Here’s how to plan a honeymoon that will be fun for you both, recharge your batteries, and start your marriage out on the right foot.

Plan and prioritize

Just like ensuring your wedding day goes off without a hitch, planning an unforgettable, amazing honeymoon takes time, contemplation, and effort. Start by selecting a destination that will make you both happy. Forbes notes statistics indicating most couples end up funding their own honeymoons, so mull over how much you can spend and what your priorities are. Think in terms of a trip aimed toward celebrating your union and what is unique to each of you. With that in mind, both of you should weigh in on the whats and wheres.

Traveling abroad

Heading to foreign soil might be exactly what you and your partner have in mind, and options are almost limitless. Here are a few fun suggestions:

If variety is what you’re seeking, an Australian honeymoon could be just the ticket, offering everything from rainforests to mountain ranges to cosmopolitan cities to desert sands. Bear in mind, Australia is huge, so seeing as much as possible often means a road trip after you arrive down under. If an epic road trip sounds appealing, consider purchasing a vehicle for your adventure rather than renting. It’s typically a substantial money-saver since you can resell your investment before you head home, and it allows you more freedom during your explorations. Gumtree offers a terrific search tool for finding the perfect wheels for your travels.

If an exotic, remote, tropical island is calling your names, consider the Seychelles archipelago, which is home to sandy beaches, coconut palms, luxurious resorts, and wildlife not unlike the Galapagos. You can dine on Creole cuisine, lounge in the sun and sand, shop for batiks, and even stay in a beach hut. Conde Nast Traveller points out the best time to visit Seychelles is between May and and October, and you can stretch your dollars furthest on the island of La Digue.

For history and romance, you can hardly beat Venice. Canals, stone buildings, art, fine food and gondoliers are a major draw, although the city can be particularly crowded, especially during the summertime. If that is a concern, you can use this handy calender to determine how heavy the city predicts crowds will be during your stay. Also note it can take time for getting around Venice, and getting lost is not unusual, so some experts suggest leaving your schedule loose during your visit. You also can purchase a pass for the city’s public transportation, which is a great way to boost convenience and make the most of your budget.

Staying in the States

Of course, the United States offers a cornucopia of wonderful honeymoon destinations. Some of the most popular choices include California wine country, the Hawaiian islands, or Las Vegas, or you can think outside the box and opt for somewhat unexpected destinations, such as Minneapolis, Nantucket, or the Adirondacks.

Sit down together and talk through what features are important to you. Do you want to lounge in sun and sand, visit a new city, take a cruise, or venture abroad? Make some notes about your favorite kinds of activities, rather than specific places, and decide how much you can budget for the trip. Also, if you opt for international travel and don’t already have a passport, normal turnaround time for a new passport can take around six weeks. A name change also takes around six weeks, so arrange accordingly.

Planning a great honeymoon starts with a well-chosen destination. Think through what will work with your budget and timeline, and make choices that will be fun and satisfying for you both. With a little time and thinking, you can get your honeymoon and marriage off to a perfect start.

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JANUARY PROMOTION! GIFT REGISTRY SIGN UP Free Gift Delivery & up to $4500 in Free Gifts!*

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*Terms & Conditions of the exclusive Wedding Gift Direct Promotion. JANUARY 2019 Free Gift Promotion: May not to be used in conjunction with any other Wedding Gifts Direct offer/promotion. Gifts purchased by your guests valued between $2800 and $4999 qualifies you to receive a voucher for 5% of the value thereof. Gifts purchased by your guests valued over $4999 and up to $9999 qualifies you to receive an additional voucher for 10% of the value over $4999. If that isn’t enough, gifts purchased by your guests valued over $9999 qualifies you for a third voucher for 15% of the value over $9999. Please note: electronic/electrical products, BBQs, gas heaters, furniture, carpets, Wishing Wells, Honeymoon contributions, third party vouchers and specially sourced gifts are excluded when calculating the value of the qualifying guest purchases for the purposes of this promotion. The Promotional Voucher/s are for use on the www.anygiftsdirect.com.au website and will be emailed to the couple at the time of the delivery of the couples gifts. To qualify registrants need to email giftlist@weddinggiftsdirect.com.au after the event and once the gift list is closed and submitted. The qualifying Any Gifts Direct voucher will be then be emailed to you. The voucher value must be used within 12 months of date issued. This promotion is only available to gift registries registered on the Wedding Gifts Direct website between 1st and 31ST of January 2019 inclusive, and is not redeemable for cash.

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JANUARY WEDDING REGISTRY SIGN UP A JUST ENGAGED GIFT BOX VALUE $500!*

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*Terms & Conditions of the JANUARY 2019 Free Gift Promotion: May not to be used in conjunction with any other Wedding Gifts Direct offer/promotion. Wedding gifts with a minimum value of $5000 must be purchased from your gift registry by your guests for you to qualify to receive the Engagement Box. Please note: electronic/electrical products, BBQs, gas heaters, furniture, carpets, Wishing Wells, Third Party Vouchers, Honeymoon contributions and specially sourced gifts are excluded when calculating the guest purchase amount for the purposes of this promotion. This promotion is limited to one free gift per bridal couple/event registrant. Promotional free gifts are not exchangeable for any other gift/s or cash, and are subject to availability. Should any free gift be unavailable at the time, Wedding Gifts Direct reserves the right to supply a gift of the same recommended retail price to the couple. To qualify registrants need to email giftlist@weddinggiftsdirect.com.au after the event and once the list is closed and submitted. This promotion applies to all gift registries registered on the Wedding Gifts Direct website between 1st and 31ST  JANUARY 2019 inclusive.

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DECEMBER PROMOTION – JUST ENGAGED GIFT BOX for newly engaged couples value $500!

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*Terms & Conditions of the DECEMBER 2018 Free Gift Promotion: May not to be used in conjunction with any other Wedding Gifts Direct offer/promotion. Wedding gifts with a minimum value of $5000 must be purchased from your gift registry by your guests for you to qualify to receive the Engagement Box. Please note: electronic/electrical products, BBQs, gas heaters, furniture, carpets, Wishing Wells, Third Party Vouchers, Honeymoon contributions and specially sourced gifts are excluded when calculating the guest purchase amount for the purposes of this promotion. This promotion is limited to one free gift per bridal couple/event registrant. Promotional free gifts are not exchangeable for any other gift/s or cash, and are subject to availability. Should any free gift be unavailable at the time, Wedding Gifts Direct reserves the right to supply a gift of the same recommended retail price to the couple. To qualify registrants need to email giftlist@weddinggiftsdirect.com.au after the event and once the list is closed and submitted. This promotion applies to all gift registries registered on the Wedding Gifts Direct website between 1st and 31ST  DECEMBER 2018 inclusive.

 

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DECEMBER PROMOTION! Free Gift Delivery & up to $4500 in Free Gifts!*

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*Terms & Conditions of the exclusive Wedding Gift Direct DECEMBER 2018 Free Gift Promotion: May not to be used in conjunction with any other Wedding Gifts Direct offer/promotion. Gifts purchased by your guests valued between $2800 and $4999 qualifies you to receive a voucher for 5% of the value thereof. Gifts purchased by your guests valued over $4999 and up to $9999 qualifies you to receive an additional voucher for 10% of the value over $4999. If that isn’t enough, gifts purchased by your guests valued over $9999 qualifies you for a third voucher for 15% of the value over $9999. Please note: electronic/electrical products, BBQs, gas heaters, furniture, carpets, Wishing Wells, Honeymoon contributions, third party vouchers and specially sourced gifts are excluded when calculating the value of the qualifying guest purchases for the purposes of this promotion. The Promotional Voucher/s are for use on the www.anygiftsdirect.com.au website and will be emailed to the couple at the time of the delivery of the couples gifts. To qualify registrants need to email giftlist@weddinggiftsdirect.com.au after the event and once the gift list is closed and submitted. The qualifying Any Gifts Direct voucher will be then be emailed to you. The voucher value must be used within 12 months of date issued. This promotion is only available to gift registries registered on the Wedding Gifts Direct website between 1st and 31ST of DECEMBER 2018 inclusive, and is not redeemable for cash.

 

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A Fabulous Innovative & Unique Experience To Add To Your Registry From Notel Melbourne.

Notel Melbourne

NOTEL is Not a hotel. It is Six chrome airstream trailers, refitted as designer urban accommodation, perched on the roof of a nondescript Melbourne car park. This unique experience, is positioned in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Perfect to explore the hidden laneway’s of Melbourne’s most iconic food, bars and shopping experiences.

NOTEL is the perfect gift. Not only will it leave a lasting impression from its vibrant and quirky accommodation, but it will create a memory forever.

Most of NOTEL’s guests are staying for a special occasion. Be it a Wedding Proposal, Wedding Anniversary, Birthday, etc. It is the perfect addition to a special occasion and completes the ‘whole package’.

With all that information all that was left was for us to add the innovative idea to our wedding registry at Wedding Gifts Direct,

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This fantastic experience comes in the form of a Gift Voucher from Notel, the $480 NOTEL MELBOURNE package Gift Voucher includes:

1 Night in an Original Airstream – (Including existing inclusions as per the Notel website)

PLUS = 1 x Bibleot Chocolate Box

1 x Saluministi Grazing Meats and Cheese Board – placed in room for arrival canapes

 


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Tips for Buying a Home and Planning a Wedding at the Same Time

 


A wedding will challenge your planning skills like few things can. But if you really want to push your organizational abilities to the wall, how about buying a home and planning a move at the same time? It seems like a surefire way to end up with a nervous breakdown, but couples do it all the time, either because of a job relocation, the termination of a rental lease or simply due to timing. If you’re faced with this imposing double-whammy, don’t worry.

If you can plan a wedding, you can plan a move at the same time using the same organizational skills. The good news is you’re not doing it alone. Instead, you have a partner to help with the budgeting and scheduling and to hold your hand. Here are a few tips to help you both through what at times will feel like an emotional and psychological meat grinder.

Don’t commingle funds

From a budgeting standpoint, one of the most important things to do is to keep your home buying/moving and wedding funds separate. Nothing will throw off that carefully drawn up budget faster than pulling from one fund to shore up the other. Set it up so you have two distinct accounts that automatically draw from your checking accounts so your two great financial goals keep pace with each other. The more you can simplify saving and accounting, the more likely you are to achieve your goals on schedule and within budget.

The same page

Sit down together and make lists of what you do and do not want in a home and wedding. If you can’t agree on certain points, find a compromise so you can keep moving forward without getting bogged down in details. Beginning with a list of “must-haves” for your house and wedding will make both objectives easier to reach and without the arguing that can quickly turn the process into a nightmare.
Manage credit card debt

When planning for a wedding, it can be easy to run up credit card debt, but bear in mind that doing so will certainly impact your credit score and ability to get a good home loan. This is where your budgeting skills will come in super-handy. The point of following a pre-arranged budget is so you can avoid having to rack up credit card debt. If you can’t avoid using credit cards as you plan for a wedding, be sure you can pay off the bills every month.

Build in a buffer

Of course, there’s always the unexpected when it comes to wedding planning. If you’re planning an outdoor reception and/or ceremony, make sure you have tents standing by in case of rain or high winds. That means adding to your wedding budget, but that’s OK. This is your big day, and it’s the one time you want to be as prepared as possible. Build a buffer into your home-buying budget by having at least three months saved for living expenses on top of a down payment.

Moving on in

As if all that wasn’t enough, then there’s moving day to prepare for. Actually, if you’re having a professional moving company do the heavy lifting, they can take care of a lot of details. Comparison shop for companies and pay attention to customer online reviews. Declutter as much of your accumulated belongings as possible because most companies charge by weight. Above all, schedule moving day for after the wedding and honeymoon so you’re able to enjoy yourselves and avoid being on pins and needles during the most important time of your lives.

Foreclosures

Buying a foreclosed home can be a great way to save money on such a big investment. But make sure to have a home inspection (usually costs about $300). In addition, you should look into the property’s history to determine whether there are any major defects. Always do a physical inspection of the big-ticket items including the roof, plumbing, wiring, foundation and any other structural issues that might make you think twice.
Careful, detailed planning and budget are keys to pulling off a home purchase and wedding. Begin planning early so you can make adjustments as needed. And remember that you’re in it together when you both start feeling the weight of all the stress.

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I was really keen to have a wedding gift list so we could get what we needed + cash for our honeymoon. looked around at a lot of gift registries as i am Australian and my fiance is not and we were getting married overseas we needed something that worked for both of us +internationally. Wedding Gifts Direct seemed to tick the boxes, Lucinda called and answered my questions.  Prices were competitive and they price matched for my guest.  The gifts are only delivered after the wedding so we didn’t have to finalize straight away as we were  living overseas, it was quick and easy and all the gifts were delivered a few weeks later on our return.  We even got a free Wishing Well and the honeymoon funds were transferred about 2 weeks after we had closed. Wishing Wells are free if you have gifts over $2400 bought for you. Lucinda was an  exceptional consultant throughout and I would like to say thanks to her. Sheilley & Phil

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