It’s a small detail, but an important one. Where do your wedding guests leave their wedding cards? I know from experience from all the weddings that I’ve been to that people don’t like leaving their carefully-chosen (and carefully-stuffed-with-cash!) wedding cards just ANYWHERE. Step in this DIY wedding card table, which incorporates a) a box to pop said cards in, and b) a load of blank cards which your guests can fill with words of advice and love, then post into a colourful envelope. Guaranteed, you and your other half will spend the day after your wedding ahhing and giggling at the messages your loved ones have scribed.
This is surely one of the simplest but most effective table plan ideas: using beer bottles as both vases and as a seating chart. (Useful and beautiful. Marie Kondo would be so proud). Plus, it’s FUN! You get to drink ALLTHEBEER. Or wine, or cider, or whichever nicely bottled drinks you can get your hands on. (But always drink responsibly, kids!). Here’s how to do it.
I am LOVING the craze for hoop décor that’s setting weddings alight at the moment. IMHO you can’t get a more beautiful, classic, and timeless shape than a hoop: they fit seamlessly into all types of venues and settings, and are a simple way of adding impact and interest. And if you’re canny about it, they’re affordable! All the bits I needed to create this hula hoop table plan came to a grand total of just over £30, so if you’re planning a wedding on a budget it’s a great way to save a couple of quid.
Here at Rock My Towers we LOVE the use of a beautiful sign at a wedding. They make a great talking point and infuse a heap of personality and fun into the décor. And what better way to add real impact, but for very little cost, than with an Order of the Day crafted out of a wooden pallet.
If you’re planning on using confetti at your wedding then a gorgeous touch (and lovely talking point) is to create a confetti station from which guests can help themselves to their own cones of confetti. It’s a super easy, fun and affordable DIY that only takes a couple of hours. Get your bridesmaids involved and you’ll have whipped one up quicker than you can say Confetti Cone Station…
Hoops are having a BIG moment in the world of weddings. They’re romantic, practical, beautiful and symbolic. And the hoop bouquet is one of my favourite ways to incorporate hoops into a wedding. Ultra-versatile, bridal hoop bouquets will look just as perfect at laid-back, boho nuptials as they will at a classic and elegant wedding. They make a beautiful alternative to the traditional bouquet and can double up as décor after the ceremony.
Wedding hoop bouquets can be bought for anything up to £60 online, but today I’m going to show you how to save yourself approximately £45 by creating your own DIY hoop bouquet for just £15.
At your wedding, squillions of photos will be taken. SQUILLIONS. And what could make for a prettier backdrop to alllll the pictures than a floral heart wreath installation? And best of all, it can be done for under £50…
If you are getting married and your priorities are good music, great food, saving money and keeping people on the dance floor then this pretty pastel homemade country wedding is the post for you. It is full of unique ideas to inspire you.
The day was filled with colour and lots of amazing handmade, homemade details (hello giant Pacman!) Long trestle tables filled with wildflowers and candles with streams of ribbon hang from the barns stunning ceilings.
This post is proof that saving money does not mean cutting corners or scrimping on quality. This wedding looks incredibly pretty with its colourful pastel shades and tasteful flower choices. If you are thinking about ways you can save money you might light to listen to our shiny new Podcast. Episode 4 is ‘Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding‘ and you can read the full show notes here.
As ever we are delighted to see our recommended suppliers grace the pages of Rock My Wedding. It just goes to show we truly have the best of the best members on The List. Here we feature Kemp & Kemp, where they knock out some incredible catering.
Photography credit is to the wonderful Holly from Belle and Beau Fine Art Wedding Photography. Holly says “It’s such a fab example of how barn weddings don’t have to be dark and moody!” and raves about the amazing scent of the wildflowers on the tables,
When it comes to your DIY wedding decor kit, there’s a new kid in town. We’ve teamed up with Hobbycraft to share an extremely easy yet effective DIY tutorial for a wedding family tree that makes an impressive installation. The latest decor trend you need in your arsenal is the humble embroidery hoop and to create the full display, you only need a few bits and pieces. If you’re after last minute wedding decor, you can easily pull this together along with some real gems to add final touches, all available on next day delivery from Hobbycraft.
Displaying family wedding photos at your own nuptials is a wonderful way of including your parents, grandparents and siblings in your big day. You can display on any backdrop in your venue that’s suitable. We chose to use a gorgeous apple tree to make the perfect setting for a family tree, but you could easily hang this from an archway or beams, depending on the venue.