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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.*

How to Have a Fairytale Wedding

The number of factors that you have to think about when planning your perfect wedding can be overwhelming. From guest lists to dresses, it is easy to forget some of the basics.

Yet, from the menu to the décor, these simple ideas can help to transform your wedding from a day you’d rather forget to a fairytale. Here’s how to have the wedding of your dreams.

How to Have a Fairytale Wedding

Have a Delicious Menu

Everyone loves food at a wedding, and this can put pressure on the bride and groom to prepare the most impressive food possible. While some venues have in-house caterers that can provide a set menu, there are many that do not include these as part of the wedding package.

If you choose to hire a caterer, they can help you to plan your menu and adapt their skills to what you are looking for. When thinking about your menu, you might want to think about more unusual options, such as an ice cream bar or sweet station. You can prepare these within your party if you want to, ensuring that you have full control over the desert. Stations such as these allow your guests to grab a quick snack while on the move, enabling them to chat and interact with each other whilst they eat. This will give your reception a great atmosphere where guests can focus on enjoying themselves.

Common wedding food stations are:

  • A popcorn station
  • Grazing tables, such as an antipasti, fruit, breads and dips
  • S’mores
  • Milk and cookies

You might also want to consider non-traditional cake options such as a cheese wheel cake, not to be confused with cheesecake. Apart from the obvious health benefits, this alternative to fruitcake can be an attention-grabbing centrepiece, decorated with vines and grapes for a natural look.

Transport Fit for Royalty

Riding in style can be one of the most exciting moments of your wedding and make you feel as if you are straight out of a Disney film. If you want to go down the traditional route, a wedding limo might be the best option for you. Limousines can add an extra sense of sophistication to your special day, and they also make a great photo opportunity.

Taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip in a limo also has practicalities such as being able to take you wherever you need to go quickly, and with a GPS. If this sounds like your perfect wedding transport, Allure Limousines is a luxury stretch limo and car hire company that you can trust to get you to the wedding on time, with a service that considers your individual needs before every proposal.

Décor to Die for

When it comes to wedding décor, simplicity is key. For the perfect fairytale wedding, you should aim for a neutral colour scheme such as cream or gold, which will help add elegance to your venue. Your décor, however, should be seamless, and it should suit your overall theme.

Popular ways to decorate your wedding include:

  • Blossom trees
  • Rustic stacked crates
  • Old bottles as vases
  • Greenery garlands

When decorating your venue, you can add interest to your décor by adding hangings and flowers from the ceiling or using decorated table lamps or candles. If you really want to recreate your favourite fairytale, you may even choose chandeliers as your centrepieces, transporting you straight into a Hans Christian Anderson tale.