Wedding Wednesday: Rest and Relaxation

October 21, 2015

It’s just seven weeks until the wedding and time is whizzing by. The big day is creeping closer and I can’t quite believe that it’s come round so quickly. The last few months have been exciting but most definitely exhausting.

In danger of becoming a stress frazzled bridezilla, a day of pampering was exactly what I needed to recharge, so I was really excited when Buyagift got in touch to see if we’d like to try out their couple’s spa experience.

The package was perfect, three treatments and lunch, as well as access to the beautiful facilities at the Mercure Last Drop Hotel in Bolton. There were lots of locations to choose from, but with such a beautiful venue on our doorstop we decided to stay close to home and cut down on the travel time.

The grey day doesn’t do the hotel justice, but you can just about see the gorgeous open air Jacuzzi peeping through.

Last drop hotel

Checking in we were given a fluffy robe and slippers, and shown to the changing rooms. As well as a jacuzzi the spa boasts a lovely pool, steam room and sauna, alongside lots of reclining loungers.

Fluffy robe and slippers

Each treatment lasted twenty five minutes, and were the perfect way to unwind. We each enjoyed a cleansing and purifying back massage, a scalp massage and a facial. Without exception the treatments were fantastic, with the Decleor products leaving our skin refreshed and glowing.

Decleor spa products

I didn’t expect much from our light lunch and I couldn’t have been more wrong, the food was full of flavour and left us feeling virtuous. Presented as a bento box we enjoyed a bright and colourful range of salads, full of fresh tasty ingredients perfectly balanced with a spicy chilli kick.

Light lunch from the Last Drop Hotel

The staff were welcoming and did everything they could to make sure our spa day was stress free, with everything we needed on hand. Its months since I had the chance to flick through a magazine, and taking some time out from work and wedding planning has done me the world of good.


We’re getting married because we want to spend the rest of our lives together, and ironically in the busy lead up to our wedding our usual monthly date days have been the first plans to be postponed. Our spa day was timed perfectly, and I couldn’t think of a better gift for a couple about to get hitched.

In fact I’m pretty sure it’s the perfect gift for any occasion… a birthday, an engagement, to celebrate exam results or even congratulate a couple who are expecting. Who could turn down a day of being indulged!

After a day of being spoilt we’re re-charged and ready to tackle the coming weeks, and we really can’t thank Buyagift enough. As well as spa days they have chocolate lessons, afternoon teas and driving days to choose from (To name but a few!) with Christmas coming up you couldn’t go far wrong shopping from their exciting experiences!