Whilst there is a lot of fun and excitement in planning all of the fancy bits of a wedding day, decor, dress, delighting your guests etc. There’s something beautiful about channeling a lot of love and attention towards the actual wedding ceremony too. After all, this is the part of your day where you and your beloved actually join in union. And whether you’re inviting religion or traditions into your nuptials. Or whether you’re writing the entire ceremony yourself… We’ve come up with this handy resource so you don’t miss a beat of the most important part of your day.
Whether you choose to feed your nearest and dearest with a luxury grazing table or a multi-course sit-down meal, someone will have to prepare and serve it. If you’ve chosen a venue that offers a full catering package then that limits the effort on your part, but if you’ve chosen to hire in a wedding caterer then you’ll have a little bit of homework to ensure that both you and your caterers are excited and prepared for the big day. To make this a bit easier, we have compiled a list of the most important questions to ask your wedding caterer and/or venue. Asking these questions upfront and early on will make sure that you find the caterer of your dreams to feed the most favourite people in your life.
Simple, opulent, rustic, chic, handmade or professionally styled… The trend for wedding hoops is going strong. The applications of this beautiful symbol of union and eternity have been wide and varied. From striking ceiling installations to table plans and bouquets. Whilst it’s possible to DIY these beauties for your wedding day, if you want to outsource the responsibility (you’ve got enough on your plate) or if you want a more ambitious take on hoop decor such as the moon gate or a complex hanging display, our handpicked directory of florists can help you find the talent to take on that task. And in case you need some inspiration shots to take along to meetings with your chosen florist, here is a gallery full of beautifully styled wedding hoops.
Wedding confetti!!! There’s a reason that every single confetti image we get is filled with giant smiles from the bride and groom. It’s just SO fun!! Likewise, your friends and family also get heaps of delight out of throwing confetti into the air in celebration.
Most venues now will require that if you’re using confetti that it’s biodegradable (and rightly so), but even then some can be reluctant to allow confetti at all, so always make sure you check with your venue. But once the due diligence is done, it’s down to the fun planning part. What to throw?! Well, we’ve got 12 alternative wedding confetti ideas for you below (as well as a heap of joyous inspiration images!).
Gone are the days of the bog standard PVC marquee wedding. Today’s brides have a myriad of super stylish choices laid before them. Canvas marquees, bell tents, tipis (we have an excellent post full of tipi tips from World Inspired Tents here), yurts, Sperry tents and clear span frame marquees are the main contenders. Although, creative variations are always popping up (ahem). You may be considering a traditional venue with a permanent or hire marquee as part of your wedding package. Or you may be going the whole hog and planning a tent wedding on your own land or land you’ve hired. Either way, this post is LOADED with inspirational images to get those creative ideas flowing. With a marquee or tent wedding, you will truly have the perfect blank canvas. And about halfway through the post, you’ll also find a list of 5 ways to use tents, teepees or marquees on your wedding day to give you some ideas.
Summer is just magical, isn’t it? It’s the height of wedding season for good reason. Longer, brighter nights perfect for partying. Warmer temperatures and (hopefully) less rain. But probably most notably in the world of florists and stylists, the landscape just bursts to life as the choice of blooms for summer wedding flowers explodes. From the early release of big pillowy peonies, to the abundance of white sprays of delicate tiny blossoms, summer is the perfect time to play with scale, colour and texture. And with such an array of blooms to choose from, the only problem is… Where to start?
We hope you can find some inspiration in the beautiful images laced throughout this post. And if you’re in the process of turning inspiration into reality, consult The List for our handpicked choice of florists up and down the country to help you design the floral focus of your big day.
Cake decisions are the best decisions. But deciding what kind of delectable dessert you’re going to have as the centrepiece to your wedding breakfast, is the ultimate in dessert selection. In recent years there has been many an experiment with cake alternatives such as dessert tables, doughnut walls and bake off displays. But there’s something about a towering masterpiece that’s simultaneously too good to eat and too good not to eat that makes the traditional tiered wedding cake a tempting choice.
Is your wedding booked for the Autumn months? Well, you lucky devil. The blooms of summer might be less abundant, but what replaces them is a resplendent display of rich tones and sculptural textures, found only in Autumn wedding flowers. Whether you choose to embrace the traditionally warm reds and oranges, decide to take advantage of the deep jewel colours or prefer a simple neutral or pastel palette, an expert florist will be able to guide you through the blooms available during this transition season.
You’ve chosen a date. You’ve booked your venue. Excitement levels are HIGH. Now feels like the time to start spreading the news far and wide about when the big day will be. You may choose to do this by chatting with your intended guests. Or, you may choose to do this with the first little piece of your wedding stationery. Sending out a physical save the date is a great way to not only help your guests remember to pop the date on the calendar, but it also helps to set the tone for the upcoming celebrations. Are you wondering when to send save the dates? Or do you just fancy some stunning stationery inspiration? Well, keep reading because we’ve got you covered.