Once upon a time weddings had rules, they were more traditional and most couples followed the "rule book", now, anything goes! The more out there and Insta worthy the better.
Below we have highlighted YK DAILY'S unique, yet chic, wedding tips.
Personalised Denim Jackets
A fashionable addition for a stylish hen or stag do. Also great and practical for the big day, which can be savoured for a life time. Have it embroidered professionally, or get creative hand painting and decorating for a more personal touch.
Coloured Smoke Sticks
Colourful way to brighten up the day even more, a lovely touch to capture in photography and fun for the kids, young and old.
If you’re into ‘growing your own’ or cooking and want to keep your day as environmentally friendly as possible why not try herbs as an alternative to petals, or a mixture of both.
Hand Picked Dried Cherry Blossom Confetti
Cherry blossom is in full swing during the months of April and May, so on a dog walk or just when passing a beautiful tree, collect the fallen petals from the ground. Once collected dry them out on the same day by leaving in an airing cupboard or putting them in the oven. They keep (once dried) for around 6-12 months, if you store in a dark and dry place. Sprinkle your homemade confetti to create a magical moment on the big day!
Flower Girl/Boy Keepsake
Why not have a message embroidered on a handkerchief or scarf, or give your princesses or princes a cute wand for the day to treasure the memory forever.
Make Your Ring Bearer A Ring Security Guard
The cutest thing ever!
Your Bouquet’s Not Just For Flowers
Pinning something to your flowers can be a lovely way of carrying something sentimental with you – a photograph of a loved one or a piece of jewellery – it can be visible or hidden discreetly in the foliage whatever feels right for you.
On your way up the aisle why not ask the guests at the ends of each row to each hand you a flower and create your bouquet as you go, this works particularly well if the bride is not been given away by anyone.
She’s Getting Married, But Don't Call Her!
No-one wants to have to call the bride on her wedding day so having a list of phone numbers for everyone in the main wedding party should keep any last minute problems at bay so she can concentrate on getting ready.
Get your guests to write you a note for your first anniversary and use these to fill your very own piñata to open a year on from your big day.
Balloon Splash Canvas - Move Over Monet
If your style is original and random this one is for you – fill balloons with paint, attach them to a canvas, give your guests some darts and get them to try and burst the balloons to create a spectacular painting to hang in your home!
Something For The Morning After The Night Before
Send guests home feeling taken care. Create some fun but practical favours to give away to guests as they leave, such as soft eye masks with notes that say "Sleep tight!" or even hangover kits (filled with Aspirin, water and snacks) for guests to grab on their way out of the reception venue. If you’ve arranged bus or shuttle transportation, have a favor waiting on board for guests. They will defiantly thank you in the morning!
Something That Sparkles, Apart From The Ring
Create a great photo opportunity and give everyone a sparkler or Chinese lantern when it gets dark, perfect to keep the kids engaged.
Any One For A Favour?
The more thoughtful or practical your wedding favours are, the more memorable they will be. From mini succulents, to personalised sea shells, bespoke soaps and cozy pashminas for when the weather turns cooler.
Planning on dancing until the next morning? Put out baskets of flip-flops (in your wedding colors, of course) so guests can take their shoes off.
For a summer outdoor ceremony in the afternoon, provide a station with spray-on sunscreen and a stack of inexpensive sunglasses.the list is endless.
Not Just The Garter
If you have lots of kids they won’t be that impressed with tossing the garter! There has to be a decent prize for them – why not toss a cuddly toy or wrapped sweets for them to enjoy at the same time.
Make The Garter Go The Distance
Throwing your garter a distance can be a challenge, try attaching it to a rugby or football for your new husband to throw!
Buttonholes Don’t Need To Make You Sneeze
Not all grooms are keen on flowers but it doesn’t mean they don’t want to have a bit of decoration. Go quirky from decorative feather, ribbon or pocket squares, if you are having a beach or seaside themed wedding you could pin on a starfish or sea shell.
Everyone Always Remembers The Food!
Especially the sweet things! Just when everyone thinks the fun is winding down, liven up the party with late-night snacks that'll leave everyone ready for an after-party. Think about it: crinkle French fries, fresh chocolate chip cookies and milk shooters, a fully loaded taco bar, doughnut wall to candy truck, basically yummy food stations to soak up the booze!
Do you believe in the relation of energy through crystals? If so, introduce them into your big day through table setting, which can double up as favours, or even through the cake! There are so many ways you can incorporate good energy through crystals via food or decorations.
Keep Guest On Track
It's always best for guest to know the order of the day, create a cute script with the days events so guest know what fun they are in for!
Follow The Leader
If most of your guests will be walking from the ceremony venue to the reception venue give them each a helium balloon so they can follow each other and then join together for a group balloon release and great photo opportunity.
Not Just A Big Book ….
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