So Hooked Handbag Hooks

So-Hooked Handbag Hooks

Be honest, where do wedding favours and bridal party gifts sit on your wedding ‘to do’ list? Way down? Perhaps in your ‘nice to have’ or ‘yes, I’ll get to it’ section.

We all know that you can spend a considerable amount of your wedding budget on items that might never be worn, seen, or thought of again. So consider this: Favours and gifts might be your best opportunity to give guests a lasting keepsake from your wedding day.

So-Hooked specialise in handbag hooks, from standard designs to personalised (engraved) and Swarovski-crystal delights.

So Hooked Handbag Hooks

What is a handbag hook?

A handbag hook is a girl’s best friend. It hooks discreetly over the table edge and your handbag hangs from it. This keeps your bag clean, safe and off the floor.

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Bridal Jewellery book by Clare Yarwood-White

Bridal Jewellery by Clare Yarwood-White

Are you looking for ways to save money on your wedding? Are you the creative type? Then get yourself a copy of Bridal Jewellery, a jewellery handbook by our wedding jewellery advice expert Clare Yarwood-White. This book will also tell you how you can use your skills to start up and build your own business.

Bridal Jewellery book by Clare Yarwood-White

Bridal jewellery is, for many women, the most cherished jewellery they will ever own. It’s linked to one of the most emotionally-charged chapters of their lives. This handbook provides insight into this unique world. It guides the reader through the process of consulting, designing, planning and making.

Bridal Jewellery is the complete package. It offers concise instructions for making unique tiaras, hair accessories, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. It also contains a brief background of various wedding traditions, information about the significance of different materials, tips on co-ordinating with a bride’s dress, hairstyle and wedding theme, and instructions for working around and remodelling special and significant family jewellery.

Bridal Jewellery is packed with simple, straightforward tips as well as easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrated sequences aimed at beginners or those looking to improve their skills. Also included is a section on building up a business and a comprehensive appendix to make this both a long-term reference book and a valuable companion for the more entrepreneurial craftsperson.

Contents

Introduction to Bridal Jewellery

Working with Brides

Tools and Materials

Engagement and Wedding Rings

Tiaras and Headdresses

Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings

Other Accessories

Building a Business

Best Man Riskometer

The Great Speech Writing Guide – The Best Man

About a month ago I a good friend of mine asked me to be his Best Man.  Of course, I felt honoured he asked. But one of my first thoughts was “I’m going to have to write a speech. AAARRRGGGHHH!”

I have never been best man for anyone before, but I did of course give a speech at my own wedding. The groom’s wedding speech though, I believe, is relatively simple in comparison.

The groom is generally just expected to say a few thank yous, how much he loves his wife, how fantastic the bridesmaids look and what an amazing day it has been. But everyone expects the best man’s speech to be a witty and funny insight into the groom’s past. It should not only produce lots of laughs, but it should also not offend anyone. The best man’s speech should contain a fair amount of sincerity as well.

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Don’t get me wrong, I was nervous about my groom’s speech. I am not a great public speaker and I would have preferred it if tradition had missed the bit where the groom says his piece. But I was in front of my friends and family, and was just saying what had come from my heart.

When the time came I was actually ok about it. I think the adrenaline of the day helped a lot and I just went with it. I did what was ‘expected’ of me and then sat down to watch my best man do a fantastic job of entertaining our guests with tales of my past misdemeanours.

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