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
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!
Ahh, wedding favours. Of course they’re a must, you want to give your guests a keepsake, but sometimes you find the perfect gift, and realise that the cost per guest is just too much. Here are some unique ideas for memorable DIY keepsakes that cost pence per guest, not pounds, and will keep your guests smiling long after the wedding.
1. A Cup of Tea
We Brits just can’t resist a delicious cup of tea, with these two tutorials you can make a really great favour for your guests and give the gift of a great cuppa. Boho Weddings tutorial uses existing tea bags, meaning you can go as standard or fancy as you like, or for an added personal touch Spokane Bride have a great tutorial using loose tea leaves and muslin.
From table decorations, to invite bling, to cake toppers, bows are beautiful and versatile. Here are some of my favourite bow tutorials from around the web. Experiment with colour, texture, and patterns to add a whole new dimension to your wedding.
1. Easy “Cheat” Bow
I just adore this “cheat” bow from All Things Original. So simple to make and you could easily up or down size to make the perfect sized bow for your needs! Tiny ones would be so simple to make to use as embellishments on invites, or other stationery.
These are my 10 favourite alternatives to expensive floral centerpieces. If you want floral but can’t afford it, then see the earlier post on DIY Flowers to make your own floral arrangements from all sorts of wonderful materials.
Making your own version of anything is great. It’s not only cheaper, but anything you make is completely customisable and you can make it as personalised as you like. Paying someone else to personalise their existing design for you can be costly, and doesn’t always come out as you envisioned. Not to mention the fact that you can look back at your wedding day, and your photos, and be forever proud of the beautiful things you created.
Here’s a handful of bridal accessories that you can create yourself, and make it truly your own!
1. DIY Garter
I absolutely adore this garter tutorial from Wedding Bee. It looks absolutely beautiful, but the step-by-step tutorial makes it so simple to create your own, customised garter. You could personalise this with your favourite coloured lace and ribbon, or even personalise it with the initials of you and your partner. Adorable!
Bright colours are an easy and edgy way to make your wedding pop! Every girl loves hot pink, so here are my 3 favourite colour combinations!
Hot pink with orange
Complement this look with accents of soft yellow and green
1. Blue, New, & Borrowed 2. Studio Amaryllis 3. Pegeen
4. Plan Your Perfect Wedding 5. Party Favourites 6. Wedding Bee
7. My Wedding Favors, Etc. 8. Wedding Window 9. London Fashion
Hot pink with black and white
Simple and traditional with accents of hot pink really help this look pop!
1. Invitation Ideas 2. Jessica Frey Photography 3. Gabba Hey
4. Etsy 5. Chair Covers of Lansing 6. EmDotZee Designs
7. Wedding by Colour 8. Di Candia Fashion 9. Links 2 Love
Hot pink and blue
I adore this combination! Here I’ve gone for a Tiffany blue, but a navy or teal are equally effective.
1. Vibrant Weddings 2. Leticia’s Cake Co 3. Kootation
4. Focal Pix 5. Kootation 6. United With Love
7. Nevesta 8. Bronze Budget Bride 9. Love My Dress
We’ve all read those pages on saving money when planning a wedding, but if you’re like me you’re probably reading a lot of them and thinking, “but I don’t want to do that…” Like, “Get married on a Wednesday morning!” – Why, when half of your guests can’t come? “Invite less people.” – That’s the opposite of what I want. I want everyone I know to be there. That’s why I put together this list of money saving tips that, hopefully, you’ll actually use!