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How to plan a Bridal Shower Tea Party with Dottie's

It's fair to say that Dottie's knows a thing or two about hosting the perfect bridal shower tea party, but in all honesty our incredibly beautiful fine bone china vintage tea ware does most of the hard work for us! If your a blushing bride to be, or a loving bridesmaid tasked with the most important pre-wedding task of - organizing the bridal shower - then we have your back covered.   Step 1 - Hire the Vintage tea sets and cake stands   Dottie's has the finest collection of beautiful vintage bone china tea party wares for you to hire, we even have a comprehensive guide to help you in selecting everything you need for the perfect tea party....

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Biriyani Menu Wedding Prices in Colombo for 2020

HOTEL BANQUET HALLS IN COLOMBO 1. Taj Samudra, Colombo Rs.5500 per person (Catered In-House)Ballroom - Maximum 400Outside Marquee - Maximum 1000 2. Mount Lavania Hotel, Mount Lavania Rs.2450 per person (Venue Charge + Welcome Drink + Seat covers) Food can be catered from outside Ballroom - Maximum 350 3. Cinnamon Grand, Colombo Rs.5156 per person (Catered In-House) Ballroom - Maximum 600 -700 4. Hilton Colombo Residence, Colombo Rs.4500 per person (Catered by Saifudeen Caterers/In-House) -  The rate is Negotiable Ballroom - Maximum 1000 5. Movenpick Hotel, Colombo Rs.5238 per person (Catered In-House) Ballroom - Maximum 180  6. Galadari Hotel, Colombo Rs.4950 per person (Catered In-House) Ballroom - Maximum 1000 7. Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo Rs.4300 per person (Catered In-House) Ballroom -...

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Honeymoon Destinations that won't Break your Bank Account

After the roller coster ride of wedding planning,  your honeymoon is going to be your first distraction-free opportunity to enjoy some quality time with your spouse. Your honeymoon  should be a relaxing time for the two of you while also meeting your travel goals, style and above all things, your budget. We think it is really important to curate a honeymoon experience that is not going to financially overwhelm you and your significant other.  We curated travel experiences and destinations that are luxe yet affordable. The rates that we have included are rough estimates so that you have a better idea of what you would pay before you shortlisted a destination. We strongly recommend consulting Classic Travels for current rates and travel information. The company is known...

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07 Splurge-worthy Skincare Beauty Products available in Colombo for the Bride-To-Be

Some of you requested a list of premium skincare recommendations that you could invest in before your big day. As always, we are always happy to oblige. Here’s our top seven picks: 1) Face wash - Lancôme Comforting Cleanser (Exclusivelines.lk) Rs.5950  With honey and sweet almond extracts, this cleanser is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin yet effective at removing all traces of makeup. The creamy emollient- rich formula won’t strip the natural oils from your skin. 2) Toner - Vitamin E Hydrating toner (The body shop) Rs. 3200 The Body Shop Vitamin E Toner contain no alcohol. This is a huge plus because alcohol containing toners  increase the  chances of  hyperpigmentation as a result of the alcohol irritating...

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Incredible Local Honeymoon Destinations That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

While we appreciate the excitement of a honeymoon overseas, we do realise that some newlyweds have time and budgetary constraints. Since most of you have already visited the well known destinations within the island, we decided to compile a list of local hideaways that you probably may never have come across before. 1. The Ark, Kalutara  Located in Matugama, Kalutara, The Ark is an open plan bungalow that really does resemble its namesake. The inspiration for the building came from the structure of a contemporary watch hut. The property is nestled on a side of a hillock and is surrounded by lush greenery. 2. Villa vista, Haputale  Villa Vista overlooks the Haputale mountain range as well as the jungles of...

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