How to postpone your wedding

With our country, as well as the world, in some state of lockdown or quarantine, many happy couples are either considering or being forced to change their wedding date. If you are in the same boat,…

How to postpone your wedding

With our country, as well as the world, in some state of lockdown or quarantine, many happy couples are either considering or being forced to change their wedding date. If you are in the same boat,…

Gifts and Favours

Gifts & Favours Although strictly not necessary, giving a favour or guest-gift does go a long way in making guests feel welcome and appreciated. If you do choose to give something, keep it smal…

Every girl (and boys – they are not excluded) dreams of her big day. She wants everything to be perfect, from the dress right down to the serviette rings. And that costs money. If you do not have a lot to go around to start with, here are 22 things you can leave off to stretch your budget further #weddings #weddingplanning #laughingchefs #southafricanweddings

22 things to trim from your wedding to streamline your budget

Every girl (and boys – they are not excluded) dreams of her big day. She wants everything to be perfect, from the dress right down to the serviette rings. And that costs money. If you do not have a lot to go around to start with, here are 22 things you can leave off to stretch your budget further #weddings #weddingplanning #laughingchefs #southafricanweddings

The guest list. Many a happy couple have had their first, and biggest, wedding-related fight as a result of the dreaded guest list. As couples’ budgets grow smaller, so have the wedding guest list also. Here are our 10 tips on deciding who to invite, and who to leave off of the list. #weddingplanning #guestlist #weddingguests #laughingchefs #southafricanweddings

How to create your guest list for your dream wedding: 10 must-have tips

The guest list. Many a happy couple have had their first, and biggest, wedding-related fight as a result of the dreaded guest list. As couples’ budgets grow smaller, so have the wedding guest list also. Here are our 10 tips on deciding who to invite, and who to leave off of the list. #weddingplanning #guestlist #weddingguests #laughingchefs #southafricanweddings

The budget. The b-word that nightmares are made off. Every bride dreads the talk, but it is more important than you think. Without a budget rampant spending will be on the order of the day, and with that debt and despair. You don’t want that as the start of your happy life together, so allow us to help.

How to get the most out of your wedding budget (and yes you do need a budget!)

The budget. The b-word that nightmares are made off. Every bride dreads the talk, but it is more important than you think. Without a budget rampant spending will be on the order of the day, and with that debt and despair. You don’t want that as the start of your happy life together, so allow us to help.

Planning your wedding can be a daunting task, which is why most brides and industry experts would recommend you hire a wedding planner. But, should you wish not to, it is not impossible to plan your own successful wedding. Just use our handy list to keep track of all the different things you need to get done, and also by when. #weddingplanningtimeline #weddingplanning #timeline #laughingchefsweddings #laughingchefscaterers

Wedding planning timeline: Your plan to get everything done on time! [free printable!]

Planning your wedding can be a daunting task, which is why most brides and industry experts would recommend you hire a wedding planner. But, should you wish not to, it is not impossible to plan your own successful wedding. Just use our handy list to keep track of all the different things you need to get done, and also by when. #weddingplanningtimeline #weddingplanning #timeline #laughingchefsweddings #laughingchefscaterers

Wedding day emergency kit: to make sure you can handle anything that is thrown at you Although never planned, and hopefully not anticipated, anything can happen. For that reason, make sure you have a fully stocked wedding day emergency kit ready to go. In it should be all the needed tools to fix everything from smudged mascara to the apocalypse breaking out mid-ceremony. Here is our list of essentials you should rather not be caught without on your big day #weddingplanning #bridalparty…

Wedding day emergency kit

Wedding day emergency kit: to make sure you can handle anything that is thrown at you Although never planned, and hopefully not anticipated, anything can happen. For that reason, make sure you have a fully stocked wedding day emergency kit ready to go. In it should be all the needed tools to fix everything from smudged mascara to the apocalypse breaking out mid-ceremony. Here is our list of essentials you should rather not be caught without on your big day #weddingplanning #bridalparty…

Planning your entire wedding online is not only possible but so easy! Here is our guide on how you can do it too #onlinewedding #onlineplanning #wedingplanning #covid #southafricanweddings #weddingcaterers #laughingchefs

How to plan your wedding online

Planning your entire wedding online is not only possible but so easy! Here is our guide on how you can do it too #onlinewedding #onlineplanning #wedingplanning #covid #southafricanweddings #weddingcaterers #laughingchefs

{Relationships} Birthday traditions to start with your kids

{Relationships} Birthday traditions to start with your kids

Birthdays are an integral part of any kid's childhood. Make sure your own kids have extra special memories by starting your own traditions! Here is a quick guide to give you some ideas, plus a free printable!

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{Parenting} For the love of cooking: Teaching kids how to cook

My kids are now almost-4 and almost-2 – good ages to start instilling a love for the kitchen. If all else fails, at least good ages to start teaching them how to cook. At the end of the day you don’t really have to love cooking as long as you are able to provide a well-rounded and balanced meal at l

Balance your mood with your diet, A life lead simply #balance #diet #food

How to balance your mood using the food you eat

How food can have an impact on your mood, and how you can take charge.

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Have a zero waste Mother's Day without having to sacrifice Mom feeling extra special

Mother’s Day is coming up fast, and with that the endless questions of what to buy, what to do for Mom that will make her feel special and appreciated, what to cook, etc. If you are planning on spoiling Mom this Mother’s Day, then here are our ideas on how to do it well, without creating unwanted an

Single mama figuring it out

This is the journey of our family towards a simpler life. We strive for minimal, easy and as little waste as possible. Our lifestyle is supported by the products that we use, and these are sold on our online shop

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How to get the most out of your wedding budget (and yes you do need a budget!)

Stripes has noted that planning a wedding can be stressful. Not only are you attempting to combine the taste and preferences of two individuals and their families, but you need to do it within a bu…

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Winter wedding trends 2019

The winter is upon us, and with the change of season, we always note a decline in weddings. Although we know it is because of the cold, we cannot help but wonder why more brides are not interested …