Our wedding: what our budget went on

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It is fair to say that Hubby and I (and our parents) spent a small fortune on our wedding day.

We wanted it to be perfect. Naturally.

We spent the majority of our budget on the wedding venue (a country house) which included the food and drinks for 60 people. I am glad we did this really, as looking back through the photographs the building and setting looks stunning and impressive. Our honeymoon was also very expensive too – which was a very luxurious two-week trip to Thailand.

However. Saying that, there were also some items that we did on a serious budget. And areas that we made sure we saved money. Things we did ourselves, to keep costs down.

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Cousins staying: parks and worms


We have all just waved goodbye to my Sister, her little girl and little boy for their long journey home. As we watched them drive away from our house I had a few tears in my eyes. It has been SO nice having them to stay with us for a few days.

We’ve had so much fun and the weather has actually been OK. So we’ve spent a lot of time outdoors, in woods and parks, and in the garden.

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Home Etc #2


Welcome back to Home Etc!

My co-host Caro — from The Twinkle Diaries — and I are once again absolutely delighted to be starting this little blog hop.

Home Etc is a weekly linky club for bloggers to share any posts that include interiors, garden or allotment, DIY, crafting and upcycling ideas — basically if it’s home related, we welcome you to join in and link up with us.

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