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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. 

 

Charming Ways To Add Personality To Your Wedding

Often, planning a wedding feels like you’re going through the motions. Instead of doing it your way, you end up placing too much emphasis on tradition because it’s the done thing. Happy couples can regret this in later life, which is the last thing you want to reminisce about when you look at your wedding photos. It’s your big day, and you should tie in your personality wherever possible.

Finding the balance between tradition and character isn’t simple because it can come across as tacky. However, this post has got your back. Here are four charming and easy ways to add personality to your wedding. Enjoy!

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Tweak The Dress Code

If you’re a Boho girl in the Sienna Miller mode, you won’t want to look like a run-of-the-mill princess. Instead, you will want to add a bit of style and flair, two things that are a nod to your usual fashion sense. The best way to do it is to play around with your footwear. Rather than high heels and formal shoes, opt for Converse or Vans. Trainers go well with formal attire because they create a striking contrast; plus, they’re comfy. More than anything, they’re a simple tool to incorporate your style without looking trashy.

Thrash Out The Photography Details

The standard pics won’t do because they don’t reflect on you and your partner as a couple. They’re generic and boring and a little bit cliched. Thankfully, modern photographers are flexible and understand the happy couple need more from their snaps. Foden Photography is a company that will sit down and talk about your requirements over a cup of coffee so that you get the images you want. If that means setting up a makeshift catwalk and walking down the runway, it’s something you should mention. To get photos full of personality, you mustn’t hit them with a big request at the last minute. They’re pros, so let them come up with creative ideas.

Pay For A Round Of Cocktails

Paying for a drink for the day guests is an excellent way to show you care and to say thank you. But, there’s no point in sticking with the status quo. Instead, give them something witty and funny and different. A unique cocktail is a perfect example. By mixing it yourself, it will smack of your character traits. The Bartender can help. Or, you can order some readymade ones that refer to you as a couple. For the beach babies, it’s a pina colada, whereas travellers should opt for a Long Island iced tea.

Leave It To Your Loved Ones

Your friends and family are the people that know you best, so let them help. A wedding book is a fantastically creative way to give them a say. With a pen and some paper, they can write a long post about your adventures and the good times you shared. Alternatively, they might write one or two words that instantly make you laugh, cry or both.

Add disposable cameras to the mix and your wedding will be imbued with personality.

Making your Wedding standout with It’s Your Bottle

Gone are the days when you have a small flower arrangement in the middle of your wedding tables. Now it’s about making a statement with your tables, large flower arrangements, numerous bottles of wine, table numbers or names, beautiful gifts. More and more couples are looking for something a bit different for their big day.

It’s not only the tables that are changing, everything seems to be changing, from just asking people to be part of the wedding party. It’s now a gift and some people are even throwing parties just to ask people to be part of their day.

The gifts you give your wedding party has changed from cuff links and bracelets, to personalised bottles of wine, spa days, jewellery and so many other elaborate gifts.

Make your Wedding stand out

It’s Your Bottle offer personalised bottles of red, white, rose, and Prosecco that are perfect to use within your wedding. Rioja and Bordeaux for the red wines, Chardonnay and my favourite Sauvignon Blanc (which tastes amazing as I have been sent a lovely bottle to try out).

They offer a range of different personalisation. You can choose ‘will you be’ bottles, asking for your nearest and dearest to be your best man, usher, maid of honour or bridesmaid. I really like the idea of giving a bottle of someone’s favourite wine, it adds a splash of luxury and it’s something you can share while you celebrate…….

Personalised table wine

For your big day, have you thought about having personalised bottles of wine on the tables? Lots of venues now have a no corkage service, where the happy couple are able to supply their own alcohol. Which means having each bottle placed on the tabled personalised, will really make your day stand out. Many couples are using personalised bottles for the table name or number.

It’s You Bottle is also perfect for all of the thank you’s that you give out during the speeches, you might even want to give one to your hair dresser or makeup artist while getting ready.

Adding these little extras to you day, make it extra special. It’s the weddings that have something a little unique about them that people really remember.

It's you bottle wines

It’s Your Bottle are now leading the way as a personalised wine supplier, they want to provide a service that that is unique to each of their clients. It’s Your Bottle only use carefully selected and award winning wines, so you know that you will getting a lovely bottle of wine.

Choosing your bottle

At It’s Your Bottle they have so many different personalised labels to choose from, they are all designed by their in house design team. If you cannot quite find what you are looking for, then contact them and they will do their best to design just what you are looking for.

If you are wanting to make your bottle extra special then It’s Your Bottle have a couple of different gift box options. Both are wooden boxes, one with a sliding lid and a rope handle, the other is a hinged box with a satin finish. When you order one for your wine they come with kraft filling to protect the bottle but also makes it look lovely.

I really love these, plus the wine tastes fabulous. What do you think?

 

* Thank you It’s Your Bottle for sending me some lovely wine to try.*