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Wedding guest calls thank you gift ’ghetto’

By Gerry Cupido Time of article published17m ago

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Your wedding is meant to be the most amazing day of your life. Some women have been daydreaming and planning their special day since they were little girls.

But in reality those dreams of planning the perfect wedding can quickly turn into a nightmare.

Yes, it can be exciting and fun but as most brides-to-be will tell you, it can be equally as stressful.

With a checklist longer than the trail of your wedding dress and the cost that of an overseas holiday, the last thing you need is to have that one guest who you only invited to keep the peace, complain about everything from the food to the thank you gift.

Growing up we were oh too happy to get a little bag of candy coated almonds in a pretty little bag or

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Engaged Couples Prioritize Health and Safety Measures at Wedding Celebrations With Smaller Guest Lists, Readily Available Masks and Sanitizer, Socially Distanced Seating and More

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, leading international wedding planning brands The Knot, WeddingWire US, WeddingWire India, WeddingWire Canada, Bodas.net and Hitched.co.uk, released findings from its Global COVID-19 Weddings Report. Data from the report provides insight into how couples around the world—with weddings originally planned for September 2020 through January 2021—are planning and hosting their celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, which surveyed nearly 10,000 to-be-weds globally*, reveals that couples with upcoming weddings plan to postpone their reception celebrations (50% global average) or keep their original wedding dates (41% global average) rather than cancel altogether (9% global average). With established event guidelines and more readily available personal protective equipment, more couples today (versus the start of the pandemic) are working with their vendors to create smaller events on their original wedding dates that follow local regulations and are intended to be safe for both couples and

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Indian-Origin Couple’s Drive-In Wedding To Bypass Covid Guest Limit Rule In UK

Under the UK guidelines, only 15 people are allowed to be part of wedding ceremonies.


 An Indian-origin couple, keen not to delay their wedding plans despite a strict restriction on the number of guests allowed to assemble under England’s coronavirus lockdown rules, are celebrating this week after pulling off a first-of-its-kind drive-in wedding near London.

Londoners Roma Popat and Vinal Patel were originally due to get married on April 20 but when lockdown disrupted their plans, they discussed the concept of a drive-in wedding with their wedding coordinator, Saheli Events, almost as a tongue-in-cheek thought rather than a serious plan.

However, what began as a joke became a reality last Friday, when the couple were married in front of a small gathering of their immediate family with the ceremony being projected onto a big screen in a field next door to friends and family seated in more than 100

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Drive-in wedding in Essex bypasses coronavirus guest limit | Coronavirus outbreak

With a global pandemic, heavy rain and a 15-person limit on nuptials to contend with, one couple decided there was only one way to do their big day: a drive-in wedding.

Roma Popat and Vinal Patel got around Covid-19 restrictions by letting 200 guests attend and watch the four-hour ceremony from the comfort of their own cars.

The pair got married in front of a small gathering of immediate family at Braxted Park, a 500-acre estate in Chelmsford, Essex, while friends and family watched on big screens from more than 100 cars parked outside. Another 300 guests tuned in via video link from around the world.

As is tradition with Hindu weddings, the groom made an entrance, travelling around the field before the ceremony and waving at guests, who still got dressed up for the occasion, from a decorated golf buggy driven by a member of venue staff wearing a

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Hotels get ‘kiss of life’ as couples expand wedding guest lists, Singapore News & Top Stories

As soon as the Government announced that capacity limits at weddings would be doubled to 100 from yesterday, bride-to-be Sheryl See whipped out her alternative guest list and started making telephone calls.

The 31-year-old said she was well-prepped for any sudden changes in plans, given the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. She had even created four guest lists – for up to 20, 50, 80 and 100 people – to accommodate different scenarios for her wedding on Oct 18.

“We had always hoped that government regulations would change in time for us to invite more people, and it really worked out. We knew exactly whom we wanted at our special day, so it was just a matter of informing them as soon as it was possible to include all of them,” said the bride-to-be, whose guest list will now have almost 100 names.

Ms See, who helps to run her

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Something borrowed, something boo in ‘The Guest List’

By Mims Cushing
 |  For the Times-Union


Author: Lucy Foley

William Morrow, 313 pages, $27.99

Weddings are supposed to be glorious, happy days. Not always. “The Guest List” is a psychological thriller, with the theme being a wedding and the days leading up to it. It should be about celebrating a joyous day, but is instead filled with suspense and gloom on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. The reader knows something is afoot, and that something is murder.

Author Lucy Foley sets us up nicely with a kind of novelistic tone poem and a macabre sense of foreboding. It’s known as “the island of ghosts.” The island home has been deserted since the ’90s, until the wedding planner, Aoife, restores it. The author paints a fine picture of the characters and their interactions: the bride and groom, the

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Changing Gathering Limits Put Wedding Guest Lists In Flux

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It seems every week there is another change to the gathering limits in Pennsylvania. One industry that continues to be hit hard by the COVID-19 restrictions is weddings.

The first piece of advice from wedding planners during the coronavirus pandemic is to always have a Plan B. Brides can sometimes plan the big day years in advance but gathering limits could change days before the event.

Just this week, the state reverted to outdoor limits of 250 and indoor at 25 after a judge issued a stay on the previous federal ruling. So what does that mean for brides who had upped their guest list? Well, it depends on the individual venue.

Ali Simcho with Wanderlust Weddings and Events said restaurant venues are more restricted to the state guidelines but some privately-owned facilities are going up to a 50 percent capacity.

Simcho said at the end

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What to Wear to a Summer Wedding as a Guest

Summer’s warm, carefree months are an idyllic time of year to have a wedding during. Outdoor venues, rays of sunlight, gorgeous florals, and color palettes — what’s not to love? If you’ve been invited to attend a summer ceremony there are a few key considerations to keep in mind. There are the usual suspects like venue, destination, and—of course—dress code. And then the more nuanced factors such as the terrain you’ll be walking on and the climate wherever you’ll be heading to.

Ahead, brush up on some universally helpful etiquette tips for attending a summer wedding as a guest. Plus, discover a handful of outfit ideas for men and women depending on the dress code for the event.

Basic Tips and Etiquette

A good rule of thumb when choosing your outfit for a summer wedding (or any wedding, for that matter) is that being overdressed is always better than being

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Bride threatens to send a wedding guest away if she wears ‘off-white’ outfit

A bride may keep one of her wedding guests away from her celebration, depending on what the guest ends up wearing.

A bride-to-be recently posted on Reddit’s “Am I the A–h—” forum earlier this week to explain that her father’s girlfriend of 3 years is planning to wear an “off-white silk slip dress” with a matching blazer to her wedding.

The bride, who wrote the post under the username AccioWhiskeySour, said she saw her dad’s girlfriend post about the off-white outfit on Instagram over the weekend, which was also the bride-to-be’s birthday.

“I was livid,” she wrote about the moment she saw the post.


“There’s no mistaking the color since she took it straight from the website itself,” she added.

A bride is upset because her dad's girlfriend is planning to wear an off-white dress to her wedding. (iStock)

A bride is upset because her dad’s girlfriend is planning to wear an off-white dress to her wedding. (iStock)


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Telford couple forced to cut guest list before tying the knot

Tightened Covid restrictions announced this week mean couples can now only have 15 guests.

Samantha Wisdom Adams and Chloe Reidy say they are absolutely determined to marry on October 2, even though it will mean their bridesmaid, flower girl and page boys will no longer be at the service.

The couple, from St Georges, set the date for their wedding more than a year ago and had already had to change their plans to bring the number of guests down to 30 in line with coronavirus rules, and then again to 20 for the register office.

But Tuesday’s bombshell means the numbers will now have to be cut to just 15, which they said had come as a massive blow.

Sam, 23, said: “We have been together for about four years and when we set the date we decided that we would stick to that date, whatever happened.

“We drew

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