Wedding Details – idea’s for Brides-to-be
If you are looking for some inspiration on the little details for your big day then I’m here to share my experience and the details of my wedding day. Believe it or not, the little details go a long way. I know when I attend a wedding I just love when the brides or the groom’s personality is everywhere, and you can see the amount of effort they put into making it special for their guests. It makes all the difference so get your thinking hats on and show your friends and family what you have up your sleeve!
The biggest problem I faced was the fact that I wanted a little bit of everything. At most weddings now, you see a sweet’s cart or a photobooth which are great but sometimes it’s better to come up with something original, so it’s your own and your guest can say, “wow that’s unusual, what a brilliant idea”
I was recently at a wedding where they had a coffee cart outside the church, I thought this was a great idea, especially in the winter time. Who doesn’t love a freshly brewed cappuccino or a latte or even just a cup of tea or hot chocolate, especially when you are standing around outside chatting in the cold? Mr Cotton looks great or Shannons Ices does Ice cream also if it’s a summer wedding and you are looking to cool your guest down.
Another nice touch is wedding favours, I’ve seen some great ideas over the years. A friend of mine donated money to their favourite charity from the cost of what the favours would be and placed a little card with an explanation on each setting, I loved this, and it really suited their personalities. Another Idea I came across was a scratch card in an envelope with a coin taped to the back of it, this got the guest interacting and was a bit of fun.
I am sure there are so many favour ideas out there and with a bit of research, you could find the one to suit your personality.
My husband and I are obsessed with Tea and drink ridiculous amounts of it, so I suppose it’s one of our common interests. We decided to use this common interest as our favour, yes, we used a Tea bag, I know, very strange but it worked. A little note was added, it worked well with the theme and style of the day. The note was “The key to a perfect Marriage, you, me and a cup of tea”. We purchased our favours from a company called Pretty Lane Weddings.
As I had said earlier, I wanted a bit of everything, so everyone has something to enjoy. For the kids, we had Ice cream and sweets but instead of just a sweets cart we had a table and a candy floss maker, so you could make your very own candy floss. This, of course, was a total novelty for the kids.
For the Adults, we had a cigar bar which some of the gentleman/women seemed to thoroughly enjoy. We also had a Sangria bar which was there to incorporate the fact that we were in Spain so thought a little bit of a Spanish traditional cocktail would be cool and not something we would usually have at home. We also had our own signature cocktails which were also a nice touch for our guests to enjoy.
We had two different sitting areas which the wedding planner had arranged for us, a vintage themed for during the day and a Moroccan area for the night. I just loved how these turned out and it made the atmosphere even more special. It works well abroad because of the warm weather but it can be done at home too in the right venue, I suppose you just have to use your imagination for this one
Our theme was vintage, bird cages, light blues, pinks, creams etc… so I incorporated this on our invites, wedding booklets, favours, table setting cards and so on. I got all my stationery from Minted.com. It’s an America site but ships worldwide. They have an amazing selection and I would highly recommend them. I just loved how they turned out. You can make your own edits and change pretty much anything on them to suit what you are looking for.
For our table plan, I used suitcase tags, printed the guest names on them along with the name of the table, put some blue ribbon on them and hung them from a tree. It was a simple but effective idea and fun for the guests to search for their name.
Our cake was from Sweet Things by Fi, vintage and birdcage style. I got the idea from a Claire Pettibone cake which I saw online.
Lastly, we got our dressing gowns for the morning preparations online from Stone cold fox. I still have these dressing gowns, they were just divine and look great in photos.
I wish you the best of luck with selecting all your little details and I hope this post will help you find what you are looking for. This part of the wedding planning is so much fun, and I loved every bit of it so don’t get stressed and just go for what you love and are passionate about. Believe me, it will turn out better than what you imagined and hoped for.
Good Luck Brides
Photographer: Andreas Holm
Makeup: Lyndsey Cavanagh
Wedding Planner: Rachael Rose Weddings