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Mary-Le-Bone the perfect wedding gift (review)

Mary le bone gin wedding gift

With wedding season in full swing, you have probably been invited to a wedding or maybe even two? With a wedding invite comes decisions, for instance, what will I wear? will I need to stay overnight, what wedding gift should I get for the couple? Attending a wedding isn't as simple as it may at first seem.


Here at Vows and Venues, we like to try and take some of the stress of attending a wedding away from you, by sharing our views and suggestions on all things wedding-related, this includes reviewing some of the latest products to the market. Including some unique wedding gift ideas, such as Mary-Le-Bone London Dry gin Orange and Geranium Gin.


Vows and Venues wedding gift review - Mary-Le-Bone Gin 


The perfect wedding gift for newlyweds to embark on married life

Wedding gift card from One4all

Choosing a wedding gift that both newlyweds are going to enjoy can be quite the task, especially for those who haven’t created a gift list to lend a helping hand.

The One4all Gift Card is a great choice, allowing the happy couple to pick out something they really need or want as they embark on married life.

Newlyweds may want to use their wedding gift card to plan the perfect honeymoon and with a variety of travel providers available, including Kuoni, Thomas Cook and TUI, One4all makes it easy to organise a romantic trip away and have a peaceful start to marital bliss.

Win a personalised wedding keepsake from oodlique (CLOSED)

Personalised wedding keepsake

Your Wedding day will be one of the memorable days in your life and we have got just the perfect thing to make it a lasting daily reminder in your home of your most special day! have teamed up with A Beautiful Sign, to give one lucky person the chance to win this absolutely gorgeous "Happily Ever After" personalised freestanding Wedding keepsake plaque. The plaque is engraved with beautiful wording, including the couples names & special date!

It makes the perfect gift to you and your future Mr or Mrs which you can also display as a prop at your Wedding party.

Revealed: THIS is how much you should spend on that all-important wedding present 

Revealed: THIS is how much you should spend on that all-important wedding present 

With wedding season in full swing, guests across the country will be asking themselves the same questions: how much should I spend on a present and is it okay to give cash?! 

Research* from personal loan provider, Hitachi Personal Finance, has got to the bottom of just how much the nation spends on (and expects to receive as)  a wedding present, and if cash/vouchers or a physical gift is better. 

How much you should spend on that wedding gift

Wedding sign

The upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has sent the nation into a wedding frenzy. With wedding season kicking of this month, guests across the country will be asking themselves the same questions: how much should I spend on a wedding gift and is it okay to give cash?!

Research* from personal loan provider, Hitachi Personal Finance, has got to the bottom of just how much the nation spends on (and expects to receive as)  a wedding gift, and if cash/vouchers or a physical gift is better.

Art: A unique wedding gift

Wedding gift of art

Finding a wedding present that is as unique as the happy couple can be a difficult task. A set of bathroom towels, although useful, can seem a little impersonal and won’t necessarily last a lifetime… That’s why art makes such a wonderful wedding gift; it’s original, personal and will make any new house immediately feel like a home. 

But where to find unique art that suits your budget, for the perfect wedding gift

The artist Anna Wright has a wide range of beautiful art prints which are full of affection, humour and originality and that will suit any couple (and budget) in celebrating their big day. Prices for her prints start at £25 and are all available to buy on

The top 5 wedding gift trends for 2018

Hanson & hopewell

Buying a wedding gift for your bridal party is never on top of the wedding planning list, but now that we’re in February, we think it’s time to get shopping!

Wedding gifting can be a bit of a minefield. With a high street full of uninspiring novelty products, it can be difficult to find something meaningful and personal for the people who have helped create your big day. If you’re stuck for gifting inspiration, the new movement is to tap into wedding gifting experts to create bespoke wedding gifts for each member of the wedding party.

Organic Wines - Your Missing Christmas Wedding Guest

Organic wine in field

Why Organic? Choosing organic means choosing food as it should be. Whatever you’re buying, when you choose organic, you choose products that have been produced to the highest standards. Organic food must be certified by law, so you can be assured that the product and ingredients come from verified sources. Soil Association Certification certify over 70% of organic food in the UK, and all organic businesses are inspected at least once a year. It is the most rigorous of any independent food standard audit process, so the organic label is the best way of assuring that the food you eat has been produced to a standard you can trust.

Bring your wedding photographs to life with an ArtLux LightBox

ArtLux Lightbox

We know how difficult it can be choosing ‘the one’, in this case, the one image that captures your big day for you to have on display for friends and family.  What if you didn’t have to choose one, but could choose any number of images to display in a unique and illuminating way? ArtLux presents a unique and innovative, combined lighting and framing solution, an ArtLux LightBox.  It creates a real impact in any location and lifting your photos beyond the wall, the light bringing them to life, giving them a real ‘wow’ factor. 

The ultimate wedding gift? A lifetime of happiness together

The ultimate wedding gift? A lifetime of happiness together

While it might not be possible to put eternal love in a bottle, you can find a wedding gift which invests in the future of the happy couple. 

Consider the following and see if you can relate. If you’ve had a poor night’s sleep – or even worse, a string of bad nights - you are:

·       -  More likely to argue    … severely

·        - Less willing to resolve conflicts

·      -   Likely to experience a drop in libido 

A unique and long lasting wedding gift for the Bride and Groom

Vintage Bakelite Telephone


If you are looking for a unique and long lasting gift for the Bride and Groom, what better retro accessory than an authentic Bakelite phone?

These original reconditioned working telephones were first produced in the 1930s using Bakelite. The affordability of the phones at the time meant they were extremely popular, quickly becoming the standard telephone used throughout the country. Much of the stock held by the shops at Imperial War Museums is from phones produced during the 1940s and 50s.

A gift of Vintage Port

Grahams Vintage Port

Gifting a bottle of Graham's Vintage Port from a specific year is a great way to mark a wedding or the birth of a child, but up until now it hasn’t been possible to give this gift in the actual year the occasion is marked, as the wine is still on the vine.  


This new iteration of the Vintage Port Bond – the first of its kind on the market – follows hot on the heels of the very successful Graham’s Vintage Port Bond, launched in 2015, which allowed consumers to purchase a case of Vintage Port in its harvest year. By introducing the option to purchase a single bottle, Graham’s has taken this innovative idea and made it even more accessible to those seeking to find the perfect gift.


Looking for that perfect wedding gift

Wedding Gifts

You've had the invite pinned up on the fridge for months on end, and now as the date fast approaches for your friends/family member’s wedding, it's time to put your thinking cap on and decide on what wedding gift you will get for the bride and groom. Wine glasses, photo frame, department store voucher? The list can sometimes seem endless when you’re thinking of ideas, or maybe you don't even know where to start. Many couples these days already live together so already have many of the items you might have thought of buying a newly married couple once upon a time.