Since the age of 'living in sin', toasters, kettles, irons and the like have become defunct by way of wedding presents. If you are seeking the ideal memento for your favourite couple, then look no further than Mildred Pearce, where you can order an oval wedding platter, designed by potter Kaz Lever. A basic platter, which has your choice of inscription on the back and the names of the lucky duo on the front, will set you back pounds 85. For further customisation, allow an extra pounds 10. Orders ready within two weeks.

Mildred Pearce's veritable Aladdin's cave can be found at 33 Earlham St, WC2. (071 379 5128). Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm. Mail order catalogue available on request.

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