If you and your groom are art lovers and want to start or build a collection of art work, then set up a 'Art Bank Account' and ask guests to make donations instead of buying a wedding gift. Art fairs are great places to pick up affordable pieces and the following take place this Autumn:
Buy Art Fair, Manchester: 24-27 September 2009 www.buyartfair.co.uk
Art London: 8 -12 October 2009 www.artlondon.net
The Affordable Art Fair, London: 22-25 October 2009 www.affordableartfair.com
Best of all, Art London are offering readers of BRIDESMAGAZINE.CO.UK two tickets for the price of one; just print off this webpage and take it along to the fair with you (this does not apply to the other art fairs).