National Wedding Day

We can’t believe that nobody’s done it before but we’re very pleased that our good friend, George aka The Wedding Fairy is the one to do it.

Do what?

Sunday 1 August is the big day and of course it’s all for a good cause, supporting Ethical Weddings member, the NSPCC’s ‘Celebrate and Give’ campaign.

To tell you more, here’s our Wedding Fairy:

Yes Ladies and Gents, it’s time to dust down your wedding dress, dry clean the morning suit and re-live your big day all over again. Whoever said a girl only gets to wear the dress of her dreams once was lying because now you get to embrace and rejoice in the moment you said, ‘I do’ every 12 months and it’s all for an incredible cause!

National Wedding Day is a chance to celebrate the most sensational day of your life. It doesn’t matter whether you were married 10 years ago, are getting hitched tomorrow or even in 2012, this is your chance to celebrate your wedding day while at the same time reaching out and helping vulnerable children across the UK.

What can you do?

It’s entirely up to you.  But the NSPCC has come up with 5 fun suggestions:

1) Hold a party and charge an entry fee or put a price on food and drink.

Here are some ideas for themes:

  • recreate your honeymoon, stag or hen do
  • invite all your wedding guests to a barbecue
  • have a trial run of your wedding day
  • if you’re already married you could recreate your wedding day
  • remake ‘The Wedding Singer’ with karaoke or even a live band.

2) Hold a wedding auction

  • sell your wedding dress, shoes or bridesmaids’ dresses to the highest bidder
  • find homes for any unwanted presents or things you just don’t use anymore.

3) Have a wedding cake sale

  • hold a wedding cake sale
  • invite your friends for a wedding-themed tea party
  • for guests not interested in cake, try cheese instead.

4) Look to the future

If your wedding is coming up, why not use the NSPCC’s personalised wedding favour cards instead of sugared almonds? Or use NSPCC donation cards so your guests can make a donation to the NSPCC instead of buying you gifts.

5) Something simple

A great way to raise money is simply to set up an online fundraising page and ask your friends and family to donate online to the NSPCC. You can easily set up a page at JustGiving.

It doesn’t matter what you do, the important bit is to raise as much cash as you can for the NSPCC while you’re doing it.

National Wedding Day launches on Sunday 1 August 2010 – the most popular day of the year to tie the knot in the UK – and related fundraising events and shenannigans will be going on throughout  the month of August.

Find out more about the NSPCC’s ‘Celebrate and Give’ Campaign and tell us how you plan to celebrate National Wedding Day by leaving a comment below or dropping George an email at

Happy National Wedding Day!



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