More than 12,000 weddings have been cancelled this year, but the Opposition would have us believe that we’d finally seen the marriage we’d all been waiting for on budget day.
After months of discussions, Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath appeared yesterday morning, Dáil Éireann’s own Woody and Buzz Lightyear, with the freshly-bound book that had more leaks than Irish Water.
Even the Ceann Comhairle couldn’t resist as he noted that “anything that hadn’t been mentioned in the media” was confidential until they finished telling us what we already knew.
Every word of the budget has been leaked to journalists… https://t.co/tcS86waWTU
The buzz of a normal budget day was lacking, and if you weren’t certain, one senior minister who didn’t notice journalists in earshot loudly announced it “was absolute crap”, lamenting “you can’t even get a pint”. Tell us about it, Minister.
When Justin Bieber said “I do” to Hailey Baldwin, he decided to gift himself. He flashed a yellow-gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch on Instagram worth roughly $50,000.
When Angelina Jolie tied the knot with Brad Pitt, she presented him with a 1952 Patek Philippe platinum chronometer worth as much as $4 million.
Queen Elizabeth II also clocked in with the perfect wedding present. She gave Princess Diana an elegant Vacheron Constantin diamond bracelet watch to mark her marriage to Prince Charles — the same timepiece the queen received as a gift on her own wedding day in 1947.
But it’s not just celebrities who rely on watches to get them to the church on time. Keepsake pieces (from your parents, your partner or yourself) have become a popular wedding present across income levels, according to Paul Boutros, head of watches for the Americas at auction house Phillips.
You got engaged, COVID-19 came, and then the world went haywire! This year has brought many changes to our lives and the way we do things. Not to be excluded is the approach to weddings.
Prior to the global pandemic the average wedding size was about 150 guests. Having a large guest count is fun! Reducing the count, however, not so much!
Having personally rescheduled several weddings this year, I am more than aware of the painful reality. On the upside, however, what this has spawned is ‘novel’ wedding jargon. Terms such as micro wedding, mini wedding, intimate wedding, elopement, minimony, etc, have become par for the course within the last seven months. Here’s a breakdown:
A micro-wedding is a smaller, more intimate celebration that typically has a guest count of fewer than 30 people. Most often, a micro-wedding is small yet grand; it features elements designed to
If there’s one thing that planning a wedding in 2020 has taught couples across the world, it’s that it’s better to be over-prepared. With social distancing guidelines, gathering capacity rules, and travel restrictions constantly changing, it’s essential that couples have a plan in place for notifying guests about changes to the celebration—and that’s especially once invitations with the details for the day have gone out. To that end, we’re sharing expert-approved advice on how to quickly and effectively share wedding-related updates with your guests when invitations aren’t an option.
Related: How to Concisely Convey All of Your Wedding Details on Your Invitations
Send a second, smaller printed card.
Kristy Rice, owner and founder of Momental Designs, believes that the way you convey the changed details of the wedding day should be reflective of the importance of the change. “For example, we’ve had many couples require a change in venue after
WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — Officials in the Vermont town of Woodstock say they were concerned by a photo from a wedding at the Woodstock Inn and Resort that showed people not wearing masks or social distancing.
The Valley News reports the photo of about 40 people wearing dresses and suits and sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in white folding chairs outside during the Saturday event circulated on social media.