Crowdfunded weddings and why we love them

You’ve heard of crowdfunding, and you’ve heard of weddings, but have you thought about crowdfunding your wedding? Our users have been creating patchworks to help crowdfund their weddings for a while now – an idea we love, incidentally, b...

Alternatives to Black Friday 2019

The end of November signals the coming of Black Friday; a day of massive discounts and absolute mania. Instead of getting swept up in over-consumption, mass production and unbelievable amounts of waste, we’re encouraging you to get invol...

How to celebrate 30 in style: Rachel Emma Studio

Patchwork is all about celebrating what deserves to be celebrated, whether it’s big or small – and we think turning 30 absolutely deserves to be celebrated. There’s a special brand of life wisdom that comes with 30 revolutions around the...

Cluck’s Top 5 Alternative Hen Party Ideas

Hen parties can be a rite of passage before you get married, but the ones you’ve been on before might have been a bit of a snoozefest. Overpriced and underwhelming itineraries, embarrassing outfits and the chance to deeply discuss some...

The Enthusiast’s Give List

This year, we’re encouraging people to have Give Lists instead of Gift Lists for Christmas. As a gift registry site, you may think this is a bit weird, but it actually aligns with all of our principles in the perfect way – it spreads mor...

Patchwork giveaway image featuring a Choose Love t-shirt, stop buying shit you don't need poster, Patchwork tote bag, Made in India cook book, Wool and the Gang giftcard

Totes Amazing Patchwork Giveaway

With Christmas around the corner we’re hoping we can find new ways to connect rather than consume, to give gifts that are personal and practical, and to bring genuine joy and be good to the planet too. This month we’re are giving away ...

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Patchwork’s Favourite Venues: The Gallivant

Dreaming of a ridiculously romantic beach wedding, but not the long haul flights? General Manager Elise says “Set behind the dunes and enormous sandy beach beyond, we’re the closest thing you’ll get to the Hamptons, this side of the ...

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Create a Kid’s Christmas Wish List and Win £100

This Christmas it’s predicted we’ll give each other 70 million unwanted gifts that will at best end up on eBay or in a charity shop, at worst in landfill. This is of course totally bonkers. It means that our families are wasting thei...

Their Bora Bora Honeymoon: Laura from Devine Bride

You know us at Patchwork – we love supporting women who are uprooting the status quo. Laura from Devine Bride is doing exactly that with her pioneering pick ‘n’ mix wedding planning, which allows you to get exactly the help you need for ...

How to plan a waste free, plastic free party

Patchwork is all about being creative, collective and resourceful. We’re also all about excellent parties. With this in mind, we thought it was about time we put together a guide to organising a party that: keeps costs down, is waste fre...

Four tier modern style wedding cake, with white icing and middle glass section, photo taken by Laura Martha Photography

How to celebrate 30 in style: Holly Clarke Cake Design

Part of our mission to revolutionise how people give is to encourage the celebration of every little bit of life that’s worth celebrating. As such, we’re a BIG fan of celebrating birthdays, whether they’re the bigguns or the littluns, an...

Patchwork’s Favourite Venues: fforest farm

“Wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder” fforest farm is an absolute DREAM wedding venue. For a relaxed, informal, weekend-long celebration in 200 acres of unspoilt natural beauty it can’t be beaten. Weddings are residential, which means ...

Patchwork loves learning giveaway

Totes Amazing Patchwork Giveaway

To celebrate September and all things learning Patchwork are giving away a lovely selection of prizes to one lucky winner packed in to a brilliant Patchwork tote bag. Things to be won include: A National Art Pass – which gives the holder...

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