More than Personalised Place Settings

Making your tables look good for your guests is an important task. You want to be as delighted as your guests when you sit down, even though you’re the one who organised it.

Today we’re looking at place settings. I always save the place cards from the weddings we’ve been to and keep them in a little box. To make your guests feel special, there are lots of options other than the standard cards for you to choose from. Here are some of my favourites.

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Eco Confetti

Confetti is one of those topics that can divide people. Some people think you can’t have a wedding without them, but some venues may not let you have them. Also, rice is bad for any birds who might eat it afterwards, and then there is the waste element. However, there are eco confetti options which are bio-degradable that you can provide your guests, so you don’t have to lose sleep over your wedding’s impact on the environment.

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Personal Favours

Choosing favours can be hit and miss. There can be a lot of waste, something we want to avoid in our climate-focused society. But you don’t just want to give out chocolates. Favours are little presents you’re giving to the people who mean the most to you. You want to get it right.

Personalising your favours is one way of doing that. Here are some meaningful ideas that people are going to want to keep and cherish rather than forget to take them home.

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Unique Seating Plan Displays

By the time everyone’s sitting down for the wedding breakfast, they’re probably pretty hungry. A good table plan is essential to help everyone find their seats quickly. Here are some fantastic ideas for your wedding, some fun, others elegant or rustic, but all unique and eye-catching.

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Harry Potter Wedding Cakes

If you’re having a Harry Potter wedding, see last week’s blog for inspiration, then you’re going to need the perfect cake to really steal the show.

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Groomsmen Proposals

Last week we looked at meaningful ways for brides-to-be to ask their friends to be bridesmaids. Now it’s the men’s turn with some cool gifts for your mates to guarantee they’ll jump at the chance to be your groomsmen.

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Bridesmaids Proposals

When it comes to asking your BFF to be your bridesmaid, you need to do something more than sending a text. After all, bridesmaids are the unsung heroes of weddings. They help with planning, sit through countless dress fittings, deal with last minute panics and make sure you look fabulous on the day, never without a drink or lip gloss.

Here are some thoughtful ideas so that you can pop your own question to the ladies you can’t imagine getting married without. Read more

Harry Potter Themed Weddings

Having a themed wedding is your opportunity to revel in your love of something. A little while ago we looked at Downton Abbey weddings. Today we’re looking at Harry Potter weddings. It’s been nearly twenty years since it was first published and its still going strong with films, off-shoot stories and more merchandise than any one person could possibly own. So if you’re a Potterhead, here are the things you need to consider for your own magical wedding. Read more

Lighting the Hall

Capesthorne Hall is a stunning Cheshire location for your wedding. Every time I visit I am struck by how regal and classically timeless it is. But, of course, I visit during the day. How do you make sure that guests can still enjoy the beautiful façade, and the gardens even as the sun sets? Read more

Wedding Invitations

Weddings are bigger than one day now. In order to spend some quality time with their guests, brides and grooms are arranging extra functions the days before and after their big day for guests who have far to travel.

This means there is a lot of information that the happy couple need to get out to their guests in order for everything to run smoothly. The best way to do this is provide your guests with all the information in one go.

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