Top 5 Alternative Stag Do Experiences

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Stag Do‘s are now a big milestone in the road to getting married. With so many different activities available for stag do‘s it can be difficult to find the right one for your party. We have picked our top 5 alternative stag do experiences for those looking to do something a bit different but still have a truly memorable time.

Gorge Scrambling

If your looking for a Bear Grillsesque stag do experience then a day of gorge scrambling is for you. The activities that you do depend on the company that take you out but expect waterfall jumping and climbing, rock climbing, boulder hopping, cave exploring and raging rapids. It is a physically demanding day out so ensure that all the lads are up for the challenge before you book, but once you are out in the wilderness it’s amazing fun and a great team building and bonding activity.

Mountain Boarding

Derived from snowboarding, this off-road activity will see you riding down dirt tracks and grassy hills strapped to a plank of wood on wheels. With popularity growing, mountain boarding centres are springing up all over the place and although it takes a bit of getting used to, once you have the hang it gets very addictive. A great stag do experience if you are looking at trying something new and are keen to see your friends falling left right and centre!

Underground Zip Course

Underground Zip lining courses are a great activity, and have the added benefit of being inside so it can be done whatever the weather. Usually held in caverns and caves these courses have an underground maze that you must make your way though with zip lines, rope bridges, tunnels and obstacles. The darkness of the caverns give the experience an eerie feel and gets your heart racing as you traverse the course.

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Goggle Football

Goggle football is essentially a game of football but all players must wear goggles whilst on the pitch. A new activity that has been gaining popularity amongst stag do and team building experiences, the goggles disorientate the players which can often result in some hilarious football. Take a look at the video to see what we mean!

Extreme Cave Trampolining

This year saw the first cave trampolining centre open in Wales, the centre is made up of a number of giant trampolines suspended underground covered in nettling. Imagine a giant underground bouncy castle for adults, if you are after a completely new experience then this place is worth checking out. This centre has gained a tremendous amount of popularity and we are sure to see more opening now that the first one has been a success.

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If you are in charge of a stag do and liked the look of any of these amazing activities, or if you are planning something completely different then head over to Shareagift and create a stag do collection page today to ensure that everyone gets their money in on time. Shareagift provides you with an easy to use platform to collect money online for anything from stag do collections to wedding gift list pages, honeymoon funds and charitable collections. If you are involved in wedding planning then head over to our website and see how we can make your life a whole lot easier.

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TOP 5 BEAUTIFUL LGBT WEDDINGS

Love comes in unimaginable ways and weddings are for celebrating that. With unique wedding themes, funny proposals and unexpected twists, these LGBT weddings are sure to warm your heart.

1. Jerrold Blackwell and Drew Blackwell

A very emotional wedding, Jerrold and Drew got married in California after same sex marriage was legalized. It was a very simple and intimate wedding at Beverly Hills Courthouse with just some of their closest friends and family bearing witness to the wedding. Thanks to online dating and the support of everyone around them, they are happily married now!

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2. Alison Henry and Lindsey Boldt

A typical story of two bold and independent women who came together, Lindsey proposed during a scavenger hunt and Alison re-proposed during a college soccer game. After two years of being best friends, Alison and Lindsey decided to try a romantic relationship, which has now transformed them into two very happy partners for life.

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3. Joey Brown and Michael Balistreri

Joey and Michael had a contemporary wedding in South Carolina and have been officially married for over a year now. Michael, a naval officer, proposed to Joey before being deployed overseas and finally exchanged vows before a large group of friends and family. A beautifully organized wedding, they had the best of everything.

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4. Jackie Newton and Sarah Schaeffer

Jackie was a medical resident and Sarah was a medical intern when they met each other. Sarah was all set to propose when Jackie surprised her by proposing a day earlier. A rustic, country themed-wedding Jackie and Sarah had a traditional wedding cake along with chocolate chip cookies and comfortable cowboy boots to give their wedding a unique sense of style.

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5. John Pamintuan and Marc Brewer

John and Marc met online, and after dating for five years, they got married in California. A very classy garden wedding, Mac proposed to John on their first cruise which sailed through the Mexican waters. With their mutual love for travelling, the escort cards, dining tables and venue all reflected that.

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If your in love and have found the right person to spend your life with, a wedding celebration is definitely in store for you. Get planning now and don’t worry about the budget, with Shareagift to help you collect money from friends for your dream wedding. Start a wedding fund today and have a hassle-free wedding!

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TOP 5 UNIQUE WEDDING FOOD IDEAS!

The wedding menu is the most overlooked aspect, and could lower the overall score and appeal if you don’t have a few impressive wedding menu ideas up your sleeve. Check out these awesome, yet unconventional wedding food ideas and bring on that ‘wow’ factor to your wedding!

1. Cookies & Milk

Cookies served with a shot of milk may just spell simplicity, but it reminds everyone of a childhood favourite. Surprise your wedding guests with the unexpected and it’s a guarantee that you will find them asking for more. If you are looking for more ideas on the varieties of cookies that can be served, check this out.

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2. Strawberry shortcake in a jar

If you are planning a wedding in spring or summer, this strawberry shortcake will make up for a refreshing dessert, that your wedding guests will be tempted to eat. You also do get additional points for serving it in a jar, as it scores high on presentation and prevents any spills. This is a classic dessert presented in an unconventional way!

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3. Taco Bar

A taco bar at your wedding is bound to be a big hit even if it doesn’t align with the theme of your wedding. You can also have a DIY taco bar but a simple taco bar served with some sea bass, hot chillies or crispy bacon is most likely to be the best dish on your wedding menu. You can also spice it up with some interesting dips!

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4. Fish & Chips with a shot of Beer

Fish and Chips is a popular comfort food and you can’t find anyone saying ‘no’ to this. If someone gets teary eyed at the wedding, it will be a good idea to serve them this. Present the fish and chips in some monogrammed paper and serve it with some beer in a shot glass. Get ready to surprise and shock everyone!

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5. Donut Bar

If you don’t plan on any other desserts apart from your wedding cake, the donut bar will take care of it all for you. Donuts with sprinkles, some mango donuts, or retro classics with cream and jelly will make sure that there is something for everyone. You can also opt in for mini-donuts, which is sure to give you plenty of ideas for presentation.

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Don’t restrict that foodie in you to just family dinners and work lunches! Let that passion shine through your wedding as well. Plan for that dream wedding by starting a wedding fund on Shareagift today. Collect money online from friends and make your dream wedding come true!

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Top 5 Wedding Gifts Voted As The Best

Want your wedding gift to be used for a lifetime? Get some inspiration from these wedding gift ideas that couples found to be the most useful.

5. Personalised gifts

Beer brewing kits, Engraved Oak Cutting boards or monthly shipments of the best wine will help you offer a tailored and personalised gift, even if you do not know the couple too well. Another top idea is to offer a piece of artwork, which includes framing their wedding invitation or drawing a portrait of their best moments.

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4. Cashmere blankets

A wedding gift that is quickly turning trendy because of the luxury and value for money it offers, cashmere blankets can certainly survive the test of time. These gifts work perfectly well as a bed throw or as a warm shawl and have multiple purposes to it. Couples look forward to such useful luxury gifts that stray away from the traditional gift ideas.

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3. Shared travel bag

A shared travel leather bag can be one of the most useful and lasting gifts you could give, as it is something that most couples forget to include in their wedding registry list. The bag is perfectly proportioned to hold the things that a couple can share together and also makes up for something you could use for those quick weekend trips.

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2. Vacuum Cleaner

Amongst the other essentials that couples prefer to receive as wedding gifts, a durable vacuum cleaner for any type of flooring is much required. Majority of the couples, considered a vacuum cleaner to be the most useful gift that they have received. Kitchen tools that are gifted during weddings may not be the most suitable for all couples, but a good vacuum cleaner certainly is!

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1. Hard Cash

Gifting a cheque or hard cash, has been voted as the best wedding gift by nearly four-fifths of those who are getting married. Most couples found traditional wedding gifts to be unnecessary as they have already lived together for a number of years, and preferred hard cash to fund the other expenses that come with a wedding.

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All you have to do is find the perfect wedding gift and then use Shareagift to raise money and fund it. Planning to group gift something? Shareagift makes it easy for you to collect money online and surprise them with that dream wedding gift. Create a page today and don’t worry about funding a gift that doesn’t fit within your budget.

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Top 5 Embarrassing Wedding Moments!

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Some weddings are never forgotten with time because of how embarrassing certain moments turn out to be. You can only hope that one of these embarrassing moments don’t ever happen to you.

1. Bride’s Skirt Falls Down

Everything went on well for this couple until the Bittersweet Symphony started playing along. With photographers all around, the bride tripped on her skirt, leaving her completely exposed. This didn’t stop the camera rolling and the bride fled the scene. The wedding took place as planned but was delayed by a few hours.

2. Pastor discusses the bride’s virginity

At one particular wedding, the Pastor enlightened the guests about how the bride was a virgin and the groom was not. Questions later arose about how the pastor was well-informed regarding the couple’s sexual life. Nevertheless, the wedding guests had a good laugh and the couple’s wedding is still talked about for this very reason.

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3. Best man forgets the wedding ring

The groom holds his hand out for the wedding ring, which is when everyone starts to frantically check their pockets for the ring. But, a semi-naked roller skater with Superman underpants saved the day. He skated his way down the aisle and handed the ring over to the groom with a Superman pose.

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4. Groom messes up his vows

Pressure got to the groom who suffered a slip of the tongue and said ‘Waffle Wedded Wife’ instead of ‘lawfully wedded wife.’ Meanwhile, the bride lost her composure and started laughing out loud. It did take a few moments to calm down the bride and the guests until things resumed back to normal.

5. Pastor forgets the most important line

When the pastor forgot to say, ‘You may now kiss the bride’, there was an odd silence for the next few minutes. The guests just waited in silence as they were unsure of what to do. The bride and groom waited patiently and the groom leaned in and finally kissed the bride. The pastor still didn’t realise what he had forgotten though.

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Start a wedding fund on Shareagift today and collect money online for your grand wedding celebration. Make that dream wedding come true by raising money through Shareagift.

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Top 5 Most Expensive Weddings Ever!

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1. Prince Charles & Diana

Also called the ‘Wedding of the Century’, this royal wedding cost around $110 million, a number yet to be beaten. Watched by 750 million people worldwide, the wedding was broadcast in 74 countries. There were 27 wedding cakes in total for the 3500 guests who attended the ceremony. Several years later, this wedding still remains a sensation.

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2. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makotum & Princess Salama

This Arabian wedding cost about $100 million and the wedding was a celebration over a 7-day event. An amphitheatre was built specifically for this purpose to accommodate their 20,000 guests. Guests were flown in on 34 private jets and the couple awarded a bright red Mercedes to the main performer of the wedding!

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3. Vanisha Mittal & Amit Bhatia

She is the daughter of India’s richest man, Lakshmi Mittal. The wedding was estimated at $78 million and was held at the Palace of Versailles, France. Invitations to the guests were on a 20 page silver book that included plane tickets and rooms at a five-star Paris hotel. There were more than 200 different dishes on the menu for the 5-day festivities.

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4. Prince William & Kate Middleton

This royal wedding cost $34 million with the second most expensive dress worth $400,000, worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. Costs mounted with an $80,000 wedding cake and flowers worth $800,000. The Queen also hosted a luncheon for 600 people and 1900 guests were present at the wedding ceremony.

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5. Kim Kardarshian & Kanye West

The wedding cost $30 million and the celebrations lasted for an entire weekend in both France and Italy. Kim wore the most expensive wedding dress, a custom-made gown by Givenchy estimated at $2.1 million. Lana del Rey was paid $2.8 million to sing at their pre-wedding party and there were flowers worth $75,000.

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Be it a wedding in space or a simplistic wedding in your home, collect funds online and make your wedding a grand celebration. Set up a wedding fund on Shareagift to make your dream wedding come true.

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Top 5 Amazing Marriage Proposals

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Everyone seems to complain about how stressful planning a wedding can be but we know that getting the proposal right can be just as hard! This week we have searched high and low for some of the best and most outrageous marriage proposals from across the Internet. Take a look though our top 5 amazing ways people have proposed for some inspiration!

1 – Via The Local Paper

Steve English decided to propose to his girlfriend through the press and made a page, which he slotted into her edition of the Eastern Daily Press. When she got to the page he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

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The article read “I love you with all my heart. We’ve been with each other for years and my love for you grows more each year. You are a beautiful and caring person and have always been there for me 100% through the bad times. My family adores you and I cannot imagine my life without you in it. Now we are expecting our first child I hope you will say yes and make me the happiest man alive.”

2 – Via Lip Dubbing

Issac Lamb, an actor from Portland, proposed to his girlfriend with the help of 60 friends and family who helped perform an elaborate lip dubbing dance routine whilst she watched out of the back of a moving car. Intrigued? Take a look at the video and see how it all worked.

3 – Via Optimus Prime

This proposal from China saw a man spend over £6000 building a replica of the transformers hero Optimus Prime to impress his girlfriend into marrying him. The replica took just over 10 months to build and was twice the height of a coach.

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4 – Via Film Trailer

Film fan Matt Still decided the best way to propose to his other half was on the big screen. He convinced his girlfriend to go to the cinema with a friend and then arranged for the cinema to play a fake trailer before the movie that had him asking her father for permission and then making his way to the cinema to find her. Check out the video for her amazing reaction.

5 – Via Graffiti

Jeff Gurwin decided to use a mural in New York’s East Village to propose to his girlfriend. With the help of a friend he turned the graffitied mural into an amazing marriage proposal and got down on one knee in front of it to pop the question. Take a look at the timelapse video he took whilst creating the artwork.

If you have recently got engaged and are saving up for a wedding Shareagift is the perfect platform to save for your wedding fund. On the other hand if you are thinking about getting married but are worried about the cost you can use Shareagift to fund anything from the wedding ring to the marriage ceremony. When it comes to weddings Shareagift has you covered, from the marriage gift list to the honeymoon fund we can help you raise cash for anything and everything!

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Everyone likes to put a personal touch to the happiest day of their life (so far). Conventionally, the most important decisions to make are regarding the flower arrangement, the bridesmaid’s dresses and the color scheme – to name just a few. But some people go to great lengths to make their wedding extra unique and memorable… Here are just 5 of the strangest wedding ideas and themes; weird, wonderful and controversial.

The Naked Wedding

Yep, that’s right, a couple decided to reject social norms and ditch the physical barrier between themselves and the natural elements. They decided to just wear nothing at all!

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After winning a radio competition which gifted them this free wedding, Mel and Rene Schachner were required to tie the knot in nothing other than their very own birthday suits.

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And they’re not the only ones! The au naturel look is very in vogue. Whether or not you’d personally choose to ditch the traditional attire, it certainly makes for a very memorable wedding.

Shrek Is Love Shrek Is Life

We’ve all heard of the story of the adorable Ogre who gets the girl and lives ‘happily ever after’ melting hearts across the globe.

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One couple decided that to mark their love, they would don heavy green make-up and have a Shrek-themed wedding to symbolize their journey.

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But their eye-catching efforts weren’t just a fancy display for publicity, it was in order to raise awareness for cancer.

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We hope that Nathan and Amanda get the happily ever after that they dream of.

I Did Nazi That Coming…

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Apparently, there’s a strange trend across Asia where many young Chinese couples decide to wed in Nazi Military Uniform… Perhaps they missed the memo about the truly horrific things that occurred in Nazi Germany; it certainly didn’t impress Netizens of China.

Wedding Suspense

On April 20, 2007 in New Orleans, PiercedSmurf decided to wed his long-term girlfriend hanging from his and her piercings…

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They wanted the occasion to showcase their love for one another as well as sharing their passion for body modification. Let’s just hope they didn’t leave each other hanging much longer!

Big Labels Small Prices

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Members of the public had to weave their little red trolleys around the size 8 shoe isle at the Mt. Pleasant TJ Maxx store on a July morning in 2012, when Drew Ellis and Lisa Satayut married in front of a small crowd of close friends and relatives. Described as her ‘happy place’, Satayut said that she ‘never once even looked at the shoes’ during the ceremony and that it was ‘perfect’.

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It’s certainly an unconventional place to get married! 

Whether you’re planning a crazy wedding or just a very ordinary affair, Shareagift can help to fund your wedding. Set up a wedding fund online and collect money from friends to go that extra mile with your perfect day.

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Top 5 Weirdest Wedding Locations!

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There are so many things to consider when getting married from the choice of the best man and head bridesmaid to the wedding fund planning, and the DJ or band dilemma. One of the biggest decisions that any couple have to make when planning a wedding is where the ceremony is going to be held. We have chosen our top 5 weirdest wedding locations, which could help to inspire your wedding venue choice.

5 – In Space

It is now possible to make a reservation with Virgin Galactic to get married amongst the stars. Their first ever tourist space flights are available to book now and according to The Daily Mail Richard Branson is keen to be the first man to marry a couple in space. However, if you’re keen to give this a go you best start saving, the full price of $250,000 or £161,381 is to be paid as an up front deposit.

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4 – The Zoo

If you’re both animal lovers what better way to get married than surrounded by lions, tigers and monkeys! This magical setting will not only be amazing for wedding photos but will entertain guests of all ages. Just be weary that your wedding dress may not be in one piece by the end of the day!

3 – Antarctica

With floating hotels, a quaint Russian Orthodox church, snow tipped peaks and oh so many penguins, it is no surprise that many couples have chosen the snowy fields of Antarctica to tie the knot. Just be weary that the guest turn out may not be too great considering that it is miles away from anywhere, is freezing cold and is only accessible by helicopter.

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2 – Shark Tank

If you have ever dreamed of an underwater wedding this is the closest you will get without having to ruin your wedding dress or suit. Many aquariums are now offering wedding packages with the ceremony usually taking place under the glass tunnel so that you can be as close as possible to shark or fish onlookers.

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1 – Transylvania

If you’re looking for more of a gothic or horror themed wedding then Dracula’s castle in Transylvania is the perfect setting for a creepy and memorable ceremony. Commonly known as Bran Castle, you can rent it for 500,000 euros and can invite up to 50 guests.

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If you are saving for a wedding, Shareagift can help you raise cash towards your wedding fund. We have had users collect for all sorts of wedding themed funds including a fund towards planning a bachelor party, planning a hen party, marriage gift list pages and honeymoon funds.

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Get ready to ride the emotional roller-coaster of your life with this list of top 5 Youtube wedding proposals…

The 19:57 From Euston

If you’ve ever ridden on the London Underground, you would know that it is certainly not the stomping ground for romance. But, somehow – with the help of the Adam Street Singers, they’ve managed to set the scene for the most lovely proposal.

Spencer’s Home Depot Marriage Proposal

Whilst thinking he was shopping for lights, Dustin’s day was brightened up by a flash mob proposal. I personally love the awkward looking relatives jigging along.

Card Trick Proposal

Here is a magical marriage proposal. He even went to the lengths of convincing her that he wasn’t interested in marriage a few nights before the occasion!

Childhood Love

A beautiful proposal made special by the fact that these lovebirds have known each other since they were 10! Try not to cry…

Plot Twist Proposal

Finally… I won’t ruin the surprise…

However crazy or ordinary the proposal – they are nevertheless one of the most important parts of someone’s life. Make it that bit more special with Shareagift. After all that, you’d need help with the wedding to match the proposal. For help with planning a wedding take a look at Our Top 5 Sites For A Stress Free Wedding!

You can collect money from friends online towards your wedding fund for the perfect wedding to follow up that perfect proposal!

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