Monthly Archives: April 2020


Add some unique and quirky charm to your wedding day

Weddings are always such a special time and every bridal couple is looking for that little something extra that will make their weddings stand out from the rest. Someone who certainly has an extensive knowledge of weddings and has seen her fair share of quirky weddings, is Granny Mouse’s wedding coordinator, Veronica Sookdin.

Here are some of her top tips for making your wedding unique and memorable:

  1. Change up the layout of your ceremony

Traditionally, your wedding guests get the worst seats in the house as they are seated behind you and rarely get to see your true emotions as they unfold. Try something different by changing up the seating into a semi-circular pattern or have your priest or pastor move to being a part of the congregation, so that you and your groom face your guests. Although unconventional, this will allow every guest to truly be a part of your special day.

  1. Replace your table numbers

Add some unique flair to each of your tables by replacing the table numbers with pictures of the bridal couple at each age or name each table after a song that reminds you of the people you have seated there. This will certainly create a quirky flair and will give your guests something to talk (or giggle!) about.

  1. Ditch the formal wedding cake

A wedding cake can become a very expensive addition to your wedding. So break from the norm and replace it with something more fun and quirky. Alternative ideas include cupcakes, an ice-cream trolley, doughnuts, macaroons or an entire sweet table upon which you can have jars of jelly babies, marshmallows, cookies or meringues.

  1. Fun and games for your guests

Most bridal couples worry about how long they will be away taking their professional pictures and, as this is not something you want to rush, set up some games for your guests to pass the time. Ideas could include lawn games such as croquet, a giant jenga set, domino sets or a large chess set. If you’re looking for something more sophisticated, set up a champagne bar, wine tasting or a whisky tasting station. This will help keep your guests entertained and will add a fun, interactive element to your wedding.

  1. Hire a photo booth

One of the most fun activities at your wedding can be hiring a photo booth which usually comes complete with a host of hilarious props, including hand-held placards, goofy glasses, name tags and more. It’s a great way to create memories of your special day, showing your guests letting their hair down and capturing the fun-side of your wedding. These, together with your professional pics, will truly allow you to remember every element of your wedding day. Guests can also take home these pics as mementos of your wedding, as these pics can be readily printed, depending on the supplier. This is also a great way for guests to take selfies to post on social media.

If you’re not sure what to implement to make your wedding day truly memorable, chat to the Granny Mouse team, who are ready and willing to assist however they can to ensure your wedding day is truly magical!


Granny Mouse extends their Winter Wonder offer

If you’ve missed out on your Easter break because of the lockdown or wanting to escape the confines of the city in the coming months, KwaZulu-Natal’s favourite country getaway destination, Granny Mouse, is offering the perfect long weekend!

Initially, the special only covered two nights per couple between May and September 2020, but the Granny Mouse team has now decided to allow everyone to spread their wings and has extended it to three nights, at no additional cost.

For a total of just R833 per night, per person, couples can look forward to bed and breakfast, a 30 minute back and neck treatment per person, gourmet tastings for both of you plus two bottles of wine to take home upon departure and a restaurant voucher of R250.00 to use during your stay.

Think crisp fresh air, bonfires and warm country hospitality – not to mention gourmet wonders from our culinary artists that are sure to warm hungry tummies.

Remember that this offer is valid between May 1 2020 and September 30 2020. Bookings are essential as this offer is subject to availability. Room types are on a first come, first serve basis.

To make your reservation, please phone 033 234 4071 or email Additional spa treatments and wine tastings must be booked upon reservation.

Winter Wonder 3 Breakaway 2020