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The Festive and Wedding Seasons: A Guide for Hangover Cures

Christmas and New Year: the season of the perpetual hangover.
Whether it's from seasonal goodwill or a twelve-hour wedding reception, there's nothing like a hangover to colour human suffering. 
Fortunately, ebookers has put together an interactive guide of hangover cures from around the world, and we couldn't resist sharing it. 
Cut out and keep these. 
Put them into your coat pocket for when there's wedding confetti in your hair, the chorus of 'Don't Stop Believing' in your head and two bottles of house wine sloshing in your gut.  
These hangover cures are certain to see you right the next morning*.

(*This is almost certainly a lie)

You can find the entire guide by clicking here, but we've picked out a few of our favourites. 

Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Langstone Hotel, Portsmouth

It’s December; it’s almost Christmas, and your mind is probably going a mile a minute: ordering the turkey, stocking up on the booze and goose fat, deciding who gets control of the remote on Boxing Day…
But 2017 is almost upon us, too. It’ll be January, and then it’ll be Easter and then…so there’s never been a better time to start looking for your wedding venue.
And we've got some right crackers in the Pink Wedding Day's directory. What's more is that they're all LGBT-friendly (heterosexual friendly, too). 
Throughout 2017, we’re going to be featuring some of the stand-out venues from the directory and listing their open days and fayres, and we’d love to know what you think of them.
First up… The Langstone Hotel in Hampshire.

The Langstone Hotel

Where: Portsmouth, Hampshire.

What: Hotel

Capacity: Choice of two ceremony spaces accommodating up to 150 guests.

PWD Page

What we love:The choice of two beautifully dressed function rooms, the competiti…

UK Blog Awards: Please Vote for Us

We’ve been nominated for a 2017 UK Blog Award in the Events and Weddings category, and we’d really love your help to secure our place as a finalist.
We had such a fab time at the event in London earlier in the year and we’re desperate to do it a second time.
Voting takes thirty-seconds (just your name and email address), and we'll LOVE you forever if you can help us.
Vote for us by clicking this link

We have some amazing followers, and we're hoping you'll help us into the final again.

2016: Equal Marriage in Review

It’s been a hell of a year, hasn’t it?

Bowie’s gone. 
Prince, Alan Rickman, Victoria Wood, Terry Wogan and a long list of other familiar and famous faces have gone, too. 
Brexit – what a mess.
Donald Trump is President-elect.
Donald Trump is President-elect...
Yeah, that last one hasn’t quite sunken in yet.
But 2016 wasn’t all bad. We went to the UK Blog Awards in London as a finalist, and in October we were shortlisted for a Wedding Blog Award. 

There was good news on the #EqualMarriage front from all around the world, too...
In February, a YouGov poll of 1,500 Anglicans revealed that more are in favour of same-sex marriage than against.

They found that Anglican men over the age of 55 were least likely to support equal marriage.
(Would you be in the least bit surprised if we told that the current Anglican leadership is made up almost entirely of men over the age of 55?)
Back in March, the Italian Parliament voted to approve same-sex unions 173-71. It was the last country in Western Europe to i…

South Australia Will Recognise Next-of-Kin Rights for LGBT Couples

South Australia has passed a bill that will recognise next-of-kin rights for LGBT couples.
The bill will recognise overseas gay marriages, too.
The Relationships Register (no.1) bill is a result of Marco Bulmer-Rizzi’s heartbreaking experience following the death of his husband, David, during their Australian honeymoon, earlier this year. 
David and Marco married in the UK and were in South Australia when David died suddenly. 
Because South Australia does not have an equal marriage law, the couple were not entitled to the same legal rights as they would be under UK law. 
Under South Australian law, Marco, despite being David's husband, was not David’s next-of-kin. 
He couldn't, therefore, make key decisions or arrangements for his husband's body. These decisions had to be made by David’s father back in the UK. 
Marco was later told that his husband would be registered as “unmarried” on the death certificate. 
David's ashes were then temporarily confiscated in Hong Kong because…

The Cock Hotel (Bucks) is in the Pink Wedding Days Directory

We’re so excited to have The Cock Hotel in the Pink Wedding Days directory.

The Cock Hotel is a 15th-century coach house in the beautiful market town of Stony Stratford, near Milton Keynes, and it has charm and character in abundance.

This popular venue is currently taking wedding bookings for 2017,  2018 and 2019, so even if your engagement is something of a slow-burner, there's no time like the present to book your ideal wedding date.

The Marquee Suite has been tastefully renovated and opens out onto a courtyard.  The suite can cater for up to 80 guests for a formal buffet, 100 for a seated 3-course meal and up to 150 guests for an informal evening reception. 

Couples wishing for a smaller ceremony and reception space are welcome in The Oak Room on the first floor.

Accommodation is available, too, at a reduced rate for wedding guests.  

Free WiFi is available throughout the building so your guests can stay connected all day #WeddingOfTheYear

The Cock Inn offers a number of wedding pac…

4 Quick Hits of Winter Wedding Decor

Looking for ways to make your winter wedding venue POP? Here are a few ideas on décor to give you a quick hit of inspiration.

Snow Flakes
Recreate the whimsy of snowfall by hanging decorations from ceilings, walls and beams. Snowflakes in different sizes across the venue space are ideal in encapsulating an idyllic winter theme.  

Put a Brolly Up
There’s nothing like the British weather to stir up a conversation at the bus stop or sheer panic when planning a wedding. Umbrellas are a fab way of helping to theme a venue whilst simultaneously being a necessary precaution. If the sun comes out and everything stays dry, then you’ve still got props for the photographs (and a collection of lovely brollies). 

It's all baubles
Add a little bit of Christmas magic and sparkle with winter themed place card holders. We LOVE these baubles because they’re so clean and simple but so effective in complementing the warm, cosy theme we expect from winter weddings. 

Charitable Wedding Favours: Cancer Research

Even the most over-inflated of wedding budgets often include wedding favours, but are they necessary?
The average wedding breakfast seats around 100 people, and the per-person cost of personalised fridge magnets or pouches of wildflower seeds can rise to hundreds of pounds. 

And let's be honest...

What do we do with them once the reception is over? 

They stay in the bottom of our bags, in the back of our cupboards or they go in the bin (sorry, blissfully married couples, but it's true).

Are you willing to put that money to better use? 
Cancer Research UK is offering couples wedding favours with a difference: personalised cards and gifts with a charitable donation. 
We think this is such a good idea. 
This is a chance for couples to do something worthwhile with their wedding favours.
And what a lovely way to honour the memory of those who can't be present at the wedding. Perhaps, those who were taken too soon by cancer. 

The recommended donation is between£2 and £2.50 per person.