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All you need to know about the finer wedding details

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And welcome to October here on the blog! As always, we’re focusing on one element of weddings for our features this month and we should tell you now, we’re super excited about the coming weeks. Oh yes, the next month is going to be all about wedding details. Think stationery, decorations, props and all those delicious little extras that make your wedding day all the more gorgeous…

Of course, your wedding day is all about your marriage. That’s the most important part of the whole day and it’s certainly the moment when our hearts skip a beat. But, we also have to admit to having a HUGE crush on wedding details. To us, these are the personally chosen elements that really help you show off your personalities and your creativity plus they allow you to create something really special that your guests will love. As the saying goes, the delight is most definitely in the detail.

 

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Wedding details to fall in love with

As you can imagine, we spend our working lives surrounded by wedding details and we love them. There’s now more choice of extras than ever before so, if you’re currently planning the look of your wedding, here are some of the details that work so well:

  • Stationery – your wedding invitations really set the scene for your wedding day and as with all things, you can do whatever you like here. Don’t hold yourselves back, opt for the design and wording that suits you and your wedding day perfectly and then relax while your guests get excited.
  • Table plans – the days of the big traditional printed table plan are long gone. Now couples are doing all kinds of creative things with table plans and lots are embracing the US tradition of seating or escort cards. Take a look on Pinterest and you’ll see how your table plan can be a real feature.
  • Props – ranging from large pieces of hired furniture through to candle holders, vases and smaller details, the world is your oyster when it comes to prop hire. Our favourite hired items have to be chairs because these can totally transform the look of your wedding. Ghost chairs for contemporary days and wooden folding vintage seats for rustic and boho weddings are perfect.
  • Cutlery and crockery – when your guests are going to be spending a long time eating, it makes sense to make this part of the day really special. Again, hiring cutlery, crockery and glassware can have a huge impact on your wedding and something as simple as just using coloured glasses for water on the tables can really lift the look.
  • Ribbons – so we know that it might sound like a bit of an indulgence but for a super romantic look, absolutely nothing beats a bouquet that’s trailing beautiful silk ribbons. Take a look at all your favourite dreamy bridal portraits and we bet lots of them will include bouquets with ribbons! You can also use these ribbons throughout your wedding too for the most heavenly styling.

 

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Where to start with wedding details

When there’s so much choice, how do you choose your wedding details? Well the key is to plan everything carefully and to avoid any impulse purchases! This is our handy guide to deciding on the details for your big day:

  • Start by thinking about the feeling that you want to create on your wedding day. This should guide everything that you do and help you narrow down your choices.
  • Search online for decorative inspiration using your chosen wedding style as your key word.
  • Create a board of your favourite ideas and then revisit this to refine your choices. Don’t try to recreate every single Pinterest wedding out there – make your day yours, not a replica of someone else’s.
  • Think about the whole wedding experience from guest arrivals, the ceremony, the drinks reception, the dinner and the evening party to make sure that the whole day works together.
  • Try to create a focal point or stand out element for each part of the day. This would be a floral arrangement that everyone sees as they arrive, a fabulous cocktail station for the drinks reception, great favours for the dinner and ace lighting for your party.
  • Avoid the temptation to fill the whole day with details. Sometimes, less is definitely more – give your guests time and space to really appreciate what you’ve done. Making focal points of elements that guests have to notice works really well so think about what everyone will be paying attention to.
  • Consider your details as part of your venue. What will work where? How will guests move through the venue? Which way will people be facing during the dinner? Think about your day in this way and it becomes much easier to work out what you need where!

 

As you can imagine, this is just the start of things so we’ll be back soon with lots of ideas and inspiration for your wedding details. See you then!

Until next time,

Amanda x

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