“Wait, they don’t love you like I love you…”

Given the title of this blog is a song lyric, I’m sure you can guess where this is going.  For any unfamiliar with the song, it was Maps, and this blog is all about maps.

I often sing the praises of books and things made from books, so I thought I would lean towards maps this time!  Here are some beautiful DIY things made from maps!  If, like me, you love books, these things could also easily be made with book pages!

Maybe you love to travel, or met on holiday, maybe you’re having a destination wedding, or maybe you just love maps; hopefully there’s some inspiration here for you!

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It’s The Little Touches…

(Forgive the shorter post tonight, and the missed post over the weekend, I’m a little under the weather!)

Tonight’s post is a few little touches that you may not have thought of.  Either take these ideas for your own, or perhaps they will inspire you to add your own unique little touches!

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Creating A Colour Scheme

I touched briefly on colour schemes for Autumn and Winter in the post for cold-weather weddings, and with a palette in front of you it’s easy to select a few colours that go together, but how do you go about creating a colour scheme from scratch?

To do this you need to both understand colour, and understand what kind of vibe you’re trying to create, whether it’s using different shades or tones of the same colour family, or clashing colours for a vibrant look.

We’re going to look in-depth at a colour wheel so that we can really understand the relationships between the colours!  There are more in-depth posts out there, but as our aim here is creating colour schemes for weddings, I’m going to stick to a few main groups.

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Cold Weather Weddings

Autumn and winter may not be the most popular time to be wed, but it’s my favourite time of year so here are some lovely ideas to inspire you to have your own cold weather wedding!

Also, remember that (aside from Christmas) a lot of venues will be cheaper at this time of year!  So if you’re after a cheaper alternative to a summer (peak time!) wedding, then why not consider an autumn wedding?  There’s a lot of joy to be had in choosing rich, autumnal colours, and seasonal blooms.

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Imaginative & Useful Save The Date Cards

I’m a big believer in making every aspect of your wedding memorable, regardless of size or budget.  It’s why I started this blog!  I believe Save The Dates are SO important, especially in an age where everyone works and no-one can get time off work without booking it six months in advance.  Here are some unique, creative, and even some useful save the date cards to start you on your wedding journey.

Save the date magnets

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Magnets are the idea save the date, that you KNOW your guests won’t lose.  Who doesn’t have a fridge?  This way they will see your wedding date every day, and can keep it long after the wedding as a keepsake!  Bride & Groom Direct have some great ones to buy, or if you want to make your own, see this tutorial by Project Wedding.

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Asking your girls to be your bridesmaids is, and should be, a big deal.  Yes, you’re engaged and your best friends will naturally assume that they are your bridesmaids.  It may even be something you’ve spoken about in the past, but it’s still nice to be asked!  It’s like a proposal, you knew that was where your relationship was heading, but you still expect to be asked. (Hey, why should the groom get all the fun of planning a proposal?) Here are some creative and squeal-inducing ways to ask your girls to be your bridesmaids.

1. The traditional written “invite” (with a DIY twist)

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This tutorial from Glamour & Grace is just about my most favourite thing in the entire world.  Very simply made with white pencil and watercolour paints (we all did this at school!)  There’s even a tutorial to make the envelopes!  You can personalise colours to suit your bridesmaids tastes, or your themes, and you don’t have to use the template provided – Let your imagination run wild!

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A Wedding To Remember

So you’ve been slaving away planning your wedding, but let me ask you, what sets it apart from other weddings?  What are your guests going to remember about it in 20 years time?  I’ve gathered some great, and fun ideas to make your wedding extra memorable, from sending the save the dates right up to making the day itself a little different.  I hope you enjoy them!

 

1. Send a memorable Save The Date

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Save the date cards are the intro to your ENTIRE wedding.  They give people a taste of what the day is going to be like, so colour scheme, fonts, and anything else you think about are important.  Personally, I ALWAYS save any Save The Date cards or invites that I receive, so why not make them memorable?  They will give your guests a giggle, and let’s face it they’re more likely to remember the date!

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