Wedding

Decorating Your Wedding Your Own Way

The way that your perfect wedding day looks is really important. Not only do you want everything to look fabulous for all of your guests, but you will also have all of your memories saved for posterity by your wedding photographer- and the details need to be flawless. 

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Pick A Theme

Having a unifying theme to link all of your decorations together can be very useful. It will help you when it comes to making decisions about what to use for your big day. Having a running theme can enhance the look of your wedding. 

There is no right or wrong approach to picking your theme. It is your wedding day, and you need to choose a theme that suits you. If there is something important to you in your life, why not include that? Maybe you are both fans of a particular film or band; There may be style choices that you can make that will reflect this. 

Once you have your theme sorted, it will be much easier for you to go out and find the things that you need. 

Picking The Right Flowers

If you have flowers at your wedding, then getting the right type will be necessary. You will want to find colours and shapes that match the overall aesthetic. Flowers can be used to tie in with the decorations, or the outfits. Whatever flowers you go for, make sure that you like them.

Why not search online and have a look at beautiful wildflowers such as this rosebay willowherb. Alternatively, go to a florist and look at as many options as possible. 

Again, there is no right or wrong type of flower to get. Just make sure that anyone who is holding, or wearing one is not allergic to them. 

Decorations: To Make, Or To Buy?

When it comes to other decorations for your wedding, the sky’s the limit. You can do anything that you want to do. However much you want to decorate, or not; it’s up to you. 

The important thing is that you find your style. You might choose to browse Pinterest or wedding blogs, but ultimately, this is your day, and it should be how you want it. 

If you are after a unique look that is full of original items that can’t be found in the stores, you may want to make your own decorations. 

If you are handy with a glue gun and a pair of scissors, get crafting. A helpful tip might be to involve bridesmaids and groomsmen who might have an artistic flair to help you craft everything that you need. 

You can, of course, still buy your decorations, and this might be a better option if you are not very artistic. If you are pressed for time or worry that you’d get too stressed making your own, buying might suit you best also. 

Table Decorations

A lovely idea is to include photo frames on each table. You might want to pick funny or cute pictures of you both to place in then. If you choose photos that have some relevance to memories you may have shared with the people on that table, this might be a nice touch. 

If you want to give the personal feel to each table, why not use photos of each guest instead of name cards? This will make everyone feel especially welcome at your wedding, as you will have shown that you will have put thought into choosing a photo of them. 

If your wedding has a theme, find items to build up a centre piece on each table. Try and make each table different, and get creative with your designs. 

General Decorations

Bunting is something that can easily be made. It is simple and effective. It is also very cheap, so if you have a large venue to decorate, this will be helpful.

String lights can be used to create a lovely ambiance. You may need quite a few sets, so start sourcing these early. Ask friends and family if they have any sets that they don’t use, or could loan to you.

Mains powered string lights won’t need batteries. However, you will need to find enough sockets to power them. This should be a consideration when it comes to deciding which type you are planning on buying. 

Pinwheels make a beautiful, bright decoration that can add a bit of a quirky hint to the venue. And you may also want to look at using paper hearts as a starting point for some of your decorations. 

 

4 of the World’s Most Extraordinary Wedding Traditions

Tying the knot doesn’t mean you need to go for standard, boring and overused wedding traditions. If you’re serious about creating a highly personal and memorable wedding experience, then we’ve put together a couple of the world’s most extraordinary wedding traditions that are sure to add a bit of flair to your big day.

Polish Money Dance

If you’re looking for a fun and memorable way to collect donations for your honeymoon, then why not try the Polish money dance? It involves guests buying dances with the bride at the reception and the money is collected by the maid of honour. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from doing this with the groom as well!

Kidnapping the Bride

A popular tradition in Romania, Russia, Germany and even Wales, the idea is to “kidnap” the bride before the wedding takes place with the help of friends, family and entertainers. It’s then up to the groom to play a series of games, drink alcohol, offer money and even use romantic gestures to save her. This can be a lot of fun but incredibly difficult to set up as well.

German Log Cutting

Germans sure know how to party and their wedding traditions are no exception! Log cutting is an incredible teamwork-oriented activity, making it one of the most perfect newly-wed bonding experiences that you can have!

Fantastical Celtic Traditions

From getting married on the “light” half of the year to handfasting ceremonies, Celtic wedding traditions are incredibly wholesome and it comes from their rich culture and history. Below, we’ve added an infographic that shows some of the most popular Celtic wedding traditions that you absolutely need to learn about.


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5 Things To Consider Before Choosing The Perfect Wedding Venue

One of the hardest things when it comes to organising your wedding is finding the perfect venue for your big day. Whether you’re looking for small or you want an extravagant venue to suit your personality, you need to be sure you’re finding the right place for you. Although it may seem impossible at first, there are a number of questions you can ask yourself to ensure you’re choosing the right location. With that in mind, here are 5 things to consider before choosing the perfect wedding venue: 

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1. What Is Your Budget?

 

One of the first things you need to consider when choosing your perfect wedding venue is your budget. Although you may have a rough idea in mind, you need to come up with the maximum price you would be willing to pay for your venue. Although it might be difficult, it’s the best way to ensure you’re not wasting your time looking at venues you can’t afford. If you’re struggling, you can visit this site about setting budgets for your wedding here. 

 

2. Where Do You Want To Get Married?

 

Another important thing to consider is where you want to get married, as this will play a huge part in the locations your search for your venue. Whether you’re getting married close to home or you want a destination wedding, you need to think about your location before you start scheduling in viewings. For a guide to viewing wedding venues, you can visit this site here. 

 

3. How Many People Are You Inviting?

 

When looking at wedding venues you may also want to consider how many people you’re going to be inviting, as this will determine how much space you’re going to need. Whether you need a small wedding venue or a large one, you need to be sure you’re going to have enough room for everyone. 

 

 

4. Are You Going To Do An All-In-One Package?

 

Another thing you might want to consider is whether or not you’re going to be doing an all-in-one wedding package, or whether you’re going to be organising things yourself. If you are looking to save money when it comes to your wedding, going for a package option may be your best choice. Although they’re not everyone’s first choice of wedding, they can be incredibly easy to organise. 

 

 

5. What Features Are Essential?

 

Finally, you need to think about what wedding venue features are essential. Do they need to have a nice place to take photos? Does it need to have space for a band? Does it need to be able to stick to a certain colour theme? Does it need to have adjoining hotel rooms? You need to think about the things that are 100% essential to your wedding and find out whether or not your potential venues have them. 

Are you getting married soon? What do you need to consider before you choose your perfect wedding venue? Let me know your thoughts and ideas.