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DIY Projects Personal touches Wedding Anniversary

Can’t Buy Me Love.

I’m all for DIY. Just like the Beatles’ song ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, the personal aspect of a hand-made product is something that money can’t buy. In the materialistic city that we live in, many crave for the latest and most expensive gadget or handbag, but if you’re simply buying for the sake of celebrating an event, be it your wedding or your anniversary, can you really say you’ve put much thought into it? Two decades down the line, will you remember that your other half got you an iPad for your 1st wedding anniversary? Give something meaningful, sentimental and thoughtful. Who knows, you may have touched your hubby or wifey’s heart so much, they might just shed a tear when they see your creation. I did when I saw the hubster’s work of art which I’ll keep a secret.


Here’s a sneak peek at Bridelicious’ DIY Map of Vows. Keep a lookout for tomorrow’s post where I’ll be giving you a step-by-step guide so you can create your own too! Wow that special someone.


Photo credit: Bridelicious

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Prevent garish gifts

Photo credit: Weddingistas

Dreading the thought of receiving a wedding gift that you’ll never use and worse still, a gift that will waste your storage space? We all know how valuable each and every square foot is in Hong Kong, the last thing we need is a ginormous gold plated statue in the flat – keep it or dump it? To our Mainland neighbours, darlings, we’re not living in Versace-land nor is bigger the better so please, enough of the garish looking wedding gifts. To prevent this from happening, set up an online registry at www.myregistry.com, (don’t be greedy and only ask for expensive items; do you really need a HKD1k candle when you can easily buy one for 1/10th of that price?!) so you can choose what you want at any store in the world…well, that is if they ship to Hong Kong. If you need a recipe book to cook for your soon-to-be hubby, you’ve got , or need an iPad to show off those future wedding photos, then you’ve got .

It’s great for those who have friends and families scattered around the world – all they need to do is click on the item they want to purchase and the site will redirect them to the shop for them to input their credit card details. Easy, simple, hassle-free. You can even set up a cash fund and instead of the money being put into a general pot, you can name it your ‘honeymoon fund’, so the generous giver knows what it’s being used for, and not some ridiculous shoe fund.  If you’re feeling particularly charitable, you can choose for the cash to be directed to a non-profit organisation. It’ll be great for your karma. To top it off, this service is free.