Wedding Planning 101

Just gotten engaged? Congratulations!  Hopefully you have been basking in the euphoria of being a newly engaged couple, but now it is time to think about the main event.

Planning a wedding can be a daunting task.  There can be so many things on your task list, big and small, and everyone you speak to has different advice.  Suddenly, you feel like this may be a full time job!


Registry rules: The dos and don'ts of asking for gifts

You've created a registry, to make life easy for your guests and ensure you receive gifts you'll love and need.  But how do you tell your guests about the registry without appearing presumptuous? Wondering about the etiquette when it comes to wedding registries? Here are a few tips.

A classic piece of advice when it comes to etiquette is that couples should not mention the registry on the invitation.  This sounds a little tricky. If the details aren’t on the invitation, where should they go? 


Our 8 all-time favourite wedding movies

Today we are thinking about our all-time favourite wedding movies. These are perfect for wedding event viewing and can help build the excitement or calm the nerves, they may also provide ideas to add to your bridal registry!

Here are our top picks:


Creating a Honeymoon-themed wedding registry

Many couples love the idea of guests contributing to the costs of their honeymoon.

The simplest way to do this is to include a single gift on the online wedding registry, described as a ‘honeymoon fund’ and invite each guest to give their desired amount towards the couple’s special adventure.


Bridal Winter Floral Trends

You can’t go past red roses, and many aren’t this season. The classics are what never go out of style, and what we are seeing this season is fresh twists on the timeless. So, if it’s roses you dream of, top them off with some unexpected new season combinations and layers of deluxe silky ribbon.

Colour palettes as well as blooms are classically transcendent, in deep reds and rich purples and pinks. We are seeing a move away from structured and delicate bouquets to lavish, even gravity-defying arrangements for brides and tables alike. Witness the profusion of the cascading tropical flower walls by Wayne Stubbs Flowers when Ginia Rinehart and Simon Robinson wed on Hamilton Island.


Trends in baby showers

Baby showers are certainly not a new phenomenon. But a baby shower in 2019 is certainly not what it was a few years ago. To help you navigate the contemporary baby shower and make your event one to remember, here are some of the latest trends.

We have all heard about baby showers where the host melts a variety of different chocolate bars in nappies and the guests have to guess the flavour. Or games where guests guess how big the mama-to-be's belly is and measure this out in string.


Five fabulous hens party ideas

Today we are thinking about hens days, kitchen teas and other treats to spoil that bride-to-be! If you've been entrusted with the task of organising one of these events, you'll know it's no piece of cake. You need to find something that suits the styles of the bride-to-be, had the right price point for her guests and will be memorable and fabulous for all those involved.

We all know the traditional option of a night out on the town, perhaps a bride-to-be sash or tacky veil. But for the stylish bride-to-be that probably won't cut it. So to save you some time and get you inspired, here are some of our favourite hens party ideas for your Gift Registry.


Tips for a stress-free and spectacular wedding day

After months of tireless planning, finally your big day has arrived. It might be tempting to want to schedule every aspect of the day and maintain close control of the running sheet and the to-do list. But that's not the way to spend your wedding day. Afterall, it's a celebration, not work!

Here are our top tips to help you have a stress-free and spectacular day.


Five tips to make your baby shower registry a winner

Baby Shower online gift registries are relatively new in Australia, but are well-established in many other parts of the world such as the United States.  They make everyone’s life easier by giving your guests guidance about the items you do and don’t need and ensuring you don’t end up with mountains of jumpsuits in size 0000 which your baby will grow out of in no time.

When thinking about what gifts to add to a baby shower gift registry, keep these ideas in mind:


4 reasons why we love Winter Weddings

In Australia, most couples choose to get married in spring, summer or autumn, with fewer couples opting to say ‘I do’ in winter.  But at The Hint Registry, we love winter weddings!  Here are just a couple of reasons why:

When it is cold outside, we all want to cuddle up that little bit closer to our partner and what better day for this than your wedding.  Add to this, the possibility of creating an even more romantic mood with a gorgeous fire in your reception venue, candles as far as the eye can see and deep, jewel colour themes.  Your guests will be swooning.


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