Once you’ve got past the arduous (to say the least) task of deciding who sits where, creating your actual seating table plan ought to be a fun, creative and relaxing activity. But sending off your finalised plan to the printers can be another unnecessary added expense. Want to do something a little more unique but no idea where to start? Here are ten ideas to get your imagination whirling and make your seating arrangements less of a headache and more of a joy. Read more
There is a plethora of bridal wear designs out there to spoil the present day bride. Whatever dream dress you imagine there are talented teams out there more than capable of making it happen. The struggle is to fish these people out of the vast sea of designers and amongst them find the truly unique and ‘different’ designs.
If you look hard enough you will find some individuals who are the exception to the rule and are thinking outside of the box in terms of their designs, without being so over the top that your mother has a breakdown!
We have saved you the trouble of searching far and wide and would like to draw your attention to 5 truly unique and current bridal wear designers to help make your dreams come true. Read more
The table centrepiece at a wedding is arguably one of the most fundamental items of the entire wedding display. They help establish your overall theme by drawing the eye to the dominant display in the room.
The tricky balance to strike is to opt for something eye-catching, aesthetically pleasing, or interesting, but not too large in order to avoid obstruction of visibility while dining and to allow serving staff easy access to the table.
Centrepieces are also used to display the name or numbers of the tables according to the designated plan. You may find ideas based on your wedding venue, candelabras look beautiful in a Stately Home wedding venue and rustic themes work well in barn venues.
Flowers always make a popular and beautiful centrepiece, but if you want your wedding to be remembered as a little more unusual here is (as ever) some essential inspiration for you. Read more
One wedding tradition that never seems to fade away is that of having a colour theme.
Your chosen colour may depend external influences such as the colour of rooms at your wedding venue. Or you may think weddings are one of those rare occasions where you get to paint the world your favourite colour, have those you love wear it and generally lord about in it. And why not?! But the challenge comes when you think beyond the dress code (i.e. cravats, bridesmaids and flowers) to find other places to use your chosen colour.
So with that in mind, we have come up with a few unique wedding ideas for some of the popular colour palates. Read more
The time old tradition of giving wedding favours is wonderful, but somehow over the decades has at times lost its way. Sugared almonds used to be the standard go-to gift to wedding guests. It is said that these are symbolic, as the sweet shell and bitter almond represent the duality of marriage. These days, couples tend to opt for a gift that says something about them as a couple or something their guests will actually like! But how many weddings have we all been to where these little gifts have been left strewn on tables and discarded under a chair? It’s a lot of expense to go to for them to be forgotten about. We have looked at some unusual wedding treasures for your guests, that won’t break the bank and that stand a greater chance of being enjoyed. Read more
Amongst all the planning for guests, food, drink, entertainment, flowers, music… And all the necessary details for your wedding, such as attire, transport, accommodation… It’s easy to forget the small yet significant acts that mean a lot to one another.
Your wedding venue may give you a keepsake to remind you of your special day and amid all the expense it’s understandable that wedding gifts to one another become low priority, but a small gesture or reminder of what your wedding is truly about can be really important, even if presented after the day itself. Here are a few small, inexpensive ideas of keepsakes to one another that will help you remember your unique wedding day for years to come. Read more
It is so easy to get swept away in your own wants and needs when planning your wedding. And why not, it is after all, YOUR day. We’ve said before, a wedding day and a marriage is bigger than two people and but also about the people who support it.
More often than not wedding guests are more than happy to go to the time and expense that is an inevitable feature with weddings, but it does no harm to show a little appreciation to them in this regard. It’s also what makes certain wedding days particularly memorable. Here are a few things to consider in relation to your guests and how their experience of your unique wedding might be improved upon: Read more
Signage is a major trend for all unique weddings at the moment, in fact weddings full stop. And it’s not just about offering practical information for your guests, signs have become a major aesthetic and have ever increasing entertainment value.
The style of your signage can be influenced by your venue – for a Cheshire wedding venue why not use Cheshire Cats as inspiration or a Barn wedding venue could have a rustic influence.
Here are some suggested signs for to create your unique wedding venue: Read more
… Get Married Abroad
There are many obvious reasons to wed in your homeland, where the nuptials are more easily accessible and everyone knows what to expect. You can choose from a multitude of possible venues including unusual wedding venues and unique wedding venues.
There are some equally obvious snags to taking the celebrations to a more exotic location. A decade ago, destination weddings were a rarity, but today more and more couples are choosing to tie the knot in lands further afield. From a guest perspective, it’s easy to be negative, but when you think carefully about it there are some fantastic reasons. Read more
Of course there are thousands of uber-talented florists out there to guide you with your floral inspirations for your wedding, but before embarking on your consultation with them it’s worthwhile having done a little research into which flowers are in season and how you might like them shaped and textured. Consider also your dress, theme and venue. If you have a unique wedding venue, such as a stately home, it might be prudent to style your flowers accordingly. Whereas a Tipi wedding or an unusual wedding venue might afford a little more earthly, raw, natural approach.
Big, wild and textured bouquets are trending right now and why on earth not. When you have just one, special day to hold flowers, why not go all out?
Equally, structured and tightly bound bouquets continue to be timeless and fuss-free.
Here is a condensed guide of popular flowers within each UK season and pictorial inspiration to match.