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No one could have predicted the absolute global chaos that we have lived through this year. From nationwide fires to economic disaster and a global pandemic, if there was any piece of advice we would’ve given our past selves in 2019 it would probably be ‘don’t plan any events.’. While we can’t exactly go back and try restarting 2020, we can go forward with everything that we put on pause, and for many disheartened couples that means replanning your wedding.

Continue Reading “Tying the knot: Covid-19 edition”

A Bridal Shower is a pre-wedding party hosted by either friends or family members and it is a time for invited guests to celebrate and shower the bride to be with well wishes and gifts before her big day comes.

When a young couple was marrying out of high school, leaving their parents home to start their new lives together, it made sense that the vast majority of a bridal shower was to help furnish the couple’s new home together. But now that most men and women are marrying at a later age, most couples have lived together before their bridal shower. That is why it is fine to take a nontraditional approach to a Bridal shower. A Robe from our Seasonal Robe Collection is ideal for the modern bridal party with a flair for fun and fashion.  

Firstly you can Make and send out an exciting and memorable Bridal shower invitation to all your guests that are invited to the Bridal shower.

You can set up your own perfume bar, set up a bar of oils and have nice pretty perfume bottles so that guests can make their own signature scents. That can be fun and keep your guests entertained.

Have a dessert bar, it can include chocolate fondue, with Strawberry’s, different kinds of Fruits, Sweets and Marshmallows. Mix it up,  You can never go wrong with a dessert bar at a Bridal shower.

Make a colourful cocktail and juice stand, a whole bar of cocktails is a real treat for the eyes and taste buds. Serve cocktails and juice in Stemless Crystal Champagne Flutes that are ideal for leading the toast to the couple’s future. These stemless Crystal Champagne Flutes can be printed on individually and you can choose from #Bride, Bridesmaid, Maid of Honour or #Cheers.

As much as we love the traditional tea sandwiches and snacks, how about filling up your menu with a fondue? A Fondue is always nice and sociable.

Another creative idea for a bridal shower is to Make a Date Idea Box for the newlyweds to be, the couple might need some date night suggestions for the first few months, have every guest write down a creative date idea and drop it in a cute jar or box for the bride to take home with her.

Are you Planning a Bridal Shower?  Find all the essentials for hosting a memorable bridal shower party with Box Boutique today!

From  Country themed receptions to saying your wedding vows along the banks of a river, South Africa is full of beautiful and budget-friendly wedding venues.

Here are some of the top wedding Venues in South Africa:

Rustic Rock in Pretoria

This stunning wedding venue is all about ox-wagons, tractors, telephone booths, windmills and beautiful antique doors.

This venue can accommodate  60-100 guests which include a dance floor, DJ, dance floor lights, cutlery and crockery, food and two wedding coordinators.

Towerbosch, Stellenbosch

You can choose to have your big day on the lawn or under beautiful oak trees. This cosy thatched roof setting with beautiful ceiling chandeliers that you can drape with vintage treasures. This venue can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests. The honeymoon room at Knorhoek  Country Guesthouse is a wedding gift from the owners which is included in all costs.

Oxbow Country Estate, Bronkhorstspruit Gauteng

This beautiful estate is located 40 minutes away from Pretoria it is nestled in the heart of Bronkhorstspruit and on the banks of the Osspruit River.

This country style venue can include of to 200 guests and has an amazing dance floor.

Askari Lodge, Magaliesburg Gauteng

This spectacular venue is located just an hour away from Johannesburg and Pretoria. This lodge offers a wildlife experience with the big 5 on your special day. Pledging your vows in a historic chapel. This venue is very private but offers plenty of activity in the wild to make our special day a memorable one.

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Box Boutique has decided to share some tips an ideas on making a wedding planning checklist just so much easier for you. With so little time and so much to do this guide will help you with planning a successful memorable wedding all accordingly.

Start with investing in a wedding folder or binder and start going through bridal, lifestyle, fashion, gardening, design and food magazines to give you some inspirations and some ideas.

Work out your budget determine how much your budget is going to be based on your families contributions and your own.

Find the perfect wedding venue and as soon as people start to hear you talking of venues and of your big day they will all start to wonder who is all invited.

Start your wedding guest list you want to start planning the process. Make up columns for contact info and RSVPs. If you are planning on keeping your costs low you will, unfortunately, have to make your wedding guest list smaller.

Hire a wedding planner if you feel it is needed, a wedding planner will be able to guide you in the right direction as they know and have a lot of insights on things that you might not.

Research photographers, bands, florists, and caterers. Attend some gigs to see how they perform and then pick your favourite choice. If your wedding venue doesn’t offer its own catering services, look around for one and hire a catering company now.

Find the perfect wedding dress you will need to schedule a time for at least 3 dress fittings before the big day.

Purchase and send out your wedding invitations 6 months before your actual wedding.

Shop for your bridesmaids dresses 6 months before for the dresses to be ordered and sized.

Book a florist, florists and usually help many clients on one day which is why you can wait a little longer to engage with one.

Purchase your wedding rings in time so that you have that all sorted.

Start planning your Honeymoon, South Africa offers a wide range of awesome honeymoon venues for you to choose from.

There are many more great ideas on making a wedding plan checklist but these are some of the most important and will definitely get you started on planning a wonderful wedding.Are you planning a wedding? Box Boutique can help you today!

Starting your life together in the face of a shifting Rand is a reality many newlyweds are facing these days. Luckily we live in a country where honeymooning locally is not just a possibility, it’s a godsend. Cape Town and Johannesburg have a number of hotels and resorts scooping up travel awards, it is easy to say that South Africa has been known on to the international stage as a travel destination many can only dream of.

As a perfect honeymoon destination, South Africa has the answer, whatever your budget allows. From fine dining splendour, beautiful forest hideaways and spectacular safaris, this astonishing country can offer something for every newlywed couple.

The Knysna Garden Route

For newlyweds on a budget the lazy leopard in Knysna where you can enjoy a romantic forest stay with fabulous views of the valleys. They are built of encased glass so you will not miss a thing. The huts come fully equipped with queen size beds, kitchens, bathrooms, fireplace.TVs with DVD players and a nearby beautiful swimming pool. This magnificent spot is the perfect destination for any newlyweds planning an affordable honeymoon.

Hazyview Mpumalanga

For adventurous honeymooners, the Hazyview area in Mpumalanga offers you river rafting, aerial cable trailing, tubing & abseiling, horse riding and visiting the Elephant Sanctuary on the way. You can even have the opportunity to fly in a hot air balloon to watch the beautiful sunrise.

South Africa has many affordable honeymoon destinations for you to choose from. Whether you are an activities enthusiast, nature buff, or simply looking for complete relaxation, South Africa has the perfect honeymoon destination for you.

If you are looking for any wedding, bridal accessories Box Boutique can help you!

Are you going to or hosting a bridal party and can just not think of any awesome ideas to shower the bride to be with?

Here is a list of Top Bridal Party Gifts that Box Boutique can highly recommend:

Stemless Crystal Champagne Flutes

stemless crystal champagne flutes are ideal for leading the toast to your future. They are pad printed for each member.

Choose from #Bride, Bridesmaid, Maid of Honour or #Cheers.

Ideal for bridal showers, bridesmaid proposals, weddings, bridesmaids gifts and the bride.

Individually purchased flutes come elegantly packaged in a tube ready for you to gift.

Elegant Bride Robe

Every Bride deserves an elegant Bridal Robe. Wrap yourself or spoil a bride to be in an Armani satin Bridal Robe. The kimono-style robe is light and luxurious and has been designed with pockets so you can keep all your essentials close at hand on your big day.

The back of the Bridal Robe is branded with the word “Bride” which adds a special touch to the Bride’s getting ready photos. Each Bridal Robe is elegantly packaged in a signature Box.

Diamond Gift Box

When only the best will do, propose to your bridesmaids or Maid of Honour with this ultimate Diamond Gift Box. Each box includes a Flower Crown, Bridesmaid Champagne Flute, Petal Push Pop, Crystal Compact Mirror and a Robe from any of the robe collections.

These stemless crystal champagne flutes are ideal for leading the toast to your future. They are pad printed for each member of the bridal party.

Choose from #Bride, Bridesmaid, Maid of Honour or #Cheers.

Are you looking for Top bridal Party Gifts? Look no further! Box Boutique can help you with finding the perfect bridal party gifts we have a wide range available for you to choose from.

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