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*Terms & Conditions of the exclusive Wedding Gift Direct NOVEMBER 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 3oth of November 2018 inclusive, and is not redeemable for cash.

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*Terms & Conditions of the NOVEMBER 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 30th November  2018 inclusive.

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

Notel Melbourne ran a month of Guest Feedback at their Notel.  One of the most heavily mentioned points of Feedback was that their Guests would have liked the option to list NOTEL on their wedding registry, or would like the option to purchase a night at NOTEL for a friends wedding in the future from a registry list.

A lot of the guests stay at NOTEL for a Wedding Anniversary, or a ‘night away from the kids’, or even a Marriage Proposal.  More than often it is to create a memorable stay and experience.

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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*Terms & Conditions of the OCTOBER 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 OCTOBER  2018 inclusive.

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*Terms & Conditions of the exclusive Wedding Gift Direct  October 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 October 2018 inclusive, and is not redeemable for cash.

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*Terms & Conditions of the exclusive Wedding Gift Direct  September 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 3oth  September 2018 inclusive, and is not redeemable for cash.
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Planning Tips for At-Home Weddings

Despite the slew of wedding venues available in modern times, many couples are deciding to get married at their home or the house of a close relative. Whether it is a budget-conscious decision or one fueled by sentimentalism, having your wedding at your home can open up tons of opportunities for decorating and planning. After all, unlike a venue, your home is yours, and you can pretty much do whatever you want, within reason of course.

 

All of these options can make home weddings a lot more complicated and stressful to plan, however. While all weddings have some form of planning stress involved, weddings done at venues usually have the bonus of extra help and decorations. When you have a wedding at your own home, there is usually very little decorating help besides your family members and friends. To get the most bang for your buck with the least amount of stress and work possible, try these decorating and planning tips:

 

Clean

 

Before you can even begin decorating your home, it must be cleaned. Luckily, this can be done a week or two before your actual wedding. Unlike wedding decorations that must be put up close to your wedding date, cleaning your home can take place weeks ahead of time as long as you’re careful to keep it clean. Of course, if you do decide to wait until the last minute, The Happier Homemaker has a guide on how to clean your whole house in an hour. Of course, if you don’t particularly like cleaning or are on a strict timetable, you don’t have to clean your whole house. You only need to deeply clean the parts that guests are going to be in, which probably doesn’t include the bedrooms or master bathroom. If you don’t want to clean, you could even hire a one-time cleaning service.

 

Prioritize Lighting

 

For the most part, you average housing decorations will probably work for the bulk of your wedding decorations. Unlike having a wedding at a venue, your house is already decorated and probably doesn’t need anything besides a few key, themed pieces. Instead of cluttering your house with extra decorations you don’t need, prioritize lighting. Lighting can add to the mood of your house, which can make it perfect for your wedding day. Add tea lights where you can and use lamps instead of overhead lights. Use as much natural light as you can by opening up windows.

 

Use Decoration Sparsely

 

As we’ve previously stated, your home is probably already plenty decorated. Instead of rushing out and purchasing a lot of decorations, opt for a few carefully chosen decorations that go with your wedding’s color or theme. Try placing flowers that match your color scheme in a few vases around your home. Tie ribbons or bows on the back of your dining chairs. The point is to not overcrowd your house with decorations, which can be a lot easier to do than it is at a venue.

 

Keep Food Simple

 

While it might be tempting to have a huge variety of food, you need to consider whether or not your house can contain that much food. Instead, we recommend choosing a few food items that are widely enjoyed, such as BBQ. Money Crashers also recommends skipping on the waiters and serving your food family style.

 

Start the Paperwork Early

 

If you’re planning on having your friend or family member perform the ceremony, you will need to make sure that they are ordained and legal ability to perform the wedding. This can take quite a bit of paperwork and time, so we recommend starting early just in case you run into any roadblocks.

 

Take Care of Yourself

 

Wedding planning can take a mental toll on you, so it is important that you practice a few stress management techniques such as eating healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep. Nothing is worth missing a meal or losing sleep. You can try intentionally breathing and remembering that you can say “no.” You shouldn’t feel guilty if you need to take breaks to take deep breaths, relax or meditate.

 

Planning a wedding can be stressful for anyone. But it can be particularly stressful if you’re having your wedding at home. Follow these tips to help your planning go as smoothly as possible.

 

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