Wedding Planning

Less is more – natural rustic wedding styling

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When planning how your wedding day will look, it can be quite overwhelming, from deciding on the overall theme to the details you want to include in your styling.  Wedding stylist, Lindsey Hunter is an expert at styling venues, making them look spectacular, even with the simplest of décor.

Nature and rustic weddings have been popular this summer, but where do you draw the line when it comes to how much décor to use?  Lindsey shares how you can add a touch of nature to your wedding styling using minimal details to create a beautiful ‘less is more’ look that will wow your guests.

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Strategies That Wedding Organizers Use to Market Themselves and Boost Sales

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Yes, median income figures are constantly on the rise, and yes, the overhead costs of running a wedding planning business are steadily low, but let’s not make it all about the money. Apart from exceptional organizational skills and a savvy venturing mind, this high-in-demand and overwhelmingly stressful career requires a special touch too. 

If you are one of those people who are endowed with a keen eye and patient hands – both characteristics of a great wedding planner – but cannot seem to master the business part of the job, this post is for you. You already have an irresistible portfolio, but here you’ll learn how to put it on the map.

 

The Latest Trends Set by Wedding Professionals

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Weddings are becoming bigger and more extravagant with each coming year, while there are also many couples who opt for a small reception with only the closest friends and family. However, no matter the size of a wedding, there are some trends that almost every couple seems to follow in 2017.

 

If you and your partner are tying the knot this year, you can incorporate the latest wedding trends set by wedding professionals and make your big day truly special. Here’s what they are. 

 

Shiny in Gold and Silver

 

Flavoursome Favours Guaranteed to Please

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Choosing wedding favours that everyone will love and enjoy, but also fit in well with your wedding can be hard to find. Making each individual one yourself can be time consuming as well as expensive, and are often forgotten at the end of the night.

 

The traditional of a wedding favour seems to be taking a turn and being twisted to fit a modern wedding; the trend for homemade tipples leaves out little ones and can take more time and effort than you originally anticipate. It’s time to bring back the wedding tradition and thank each guest with a small gift they are guaranteed to love.

 

Entertainment Icebreakers For Your Wedding

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Getting the conversation flowing amongst your guests is as easy as pie once the drinks are also flowing. You'll have spent forever and a day painstakingly planning where your guests will sit, knowing full well that no awkward silences will exist with certain tables packed full of friends who need no introductions.

It's likely that immediately after your ceremony, your photographer will whisk you away for photographs. If you are concerned that your guests may not naturally spark up conversation in your absence, you are right to spare a thought! Leaving your guests struggling to make small talk is a problem easily solved by providing a talking point for them. 

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Purple Haze Wedding Inspo

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The colour purple can be hard to incorporate into any colour scheme without seeming too gothic or dark, so I wanted to bring you a few easy ways to include this gorgeous colour in your day, with a few inspirational images too.  

 

The colour purple symbolises nobility and luxury due to the fact that it's rarely found in nature. The perfect colour then, for an opulent and romantic wedding.  The key is fresh lavender in softer hues of purple, which you can use as a base colour, in your décor, or even as food or drink colouring.  Lavender season runs from around May until about late August, so ideal if you are planning purple for next summer!  

 

4 Ways To Make Your Wedding Truly Unique

When the wedding season gets into full flow it can begin to feel like you’re living in Groundhog Day as all the weddings merge into one. That’s because they all have the same features such as similar cars, outfits, locations, speeches, meals etc. so it can all become a bit “samey”.

 

So what can you do to ensure that your big day doesn’t fall into the trap of becoming just another by the numbers wedding? Here are 4 ways to make your wedding more unique.

 

Travel In Style

 

5 Crafty Wedding Favours You Can Make

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While your wedding day is a celebration of your love for one another, it’s become customary to shower your guests with a little affection too, in the form of a wedding favour. 

 

Originally introduced at high-society weddings in Europe as a way for the rich to provide their guests with a gift for attending their wedding, they were known as bonbonniere, a box covered in crystal, porcelain or gold, which was encrusted with precious stones. Inside the box were bonbons or other confectionary – which were particularly desirable at the time as sugar was an expensive treat. 

 

Introducing our new ready-to-write collections

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We have used our wealth of experience in designing world-class wedding and event stationery to create six diverse and elegant collections. These comprise everything you need before, on and after your big day, from ‘save the date’ cards through to day stationery and thank you cards.

Choose from a floral-inspired BOTANICAL Collection, clean modern LINEAR and GEOMETRIC Collections, a delicate foiled FEATHER Collection or our fabulous winter-inspired copper-foiled DAPPER DEER Collection.

For our final Collection we have collaborated with the fabulously chic EMMY LONDON to create a truly exquisite suite of stationery inspired by her beautiful shoe designs.

Why biophilic design will work wonders for your wedding...

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When you picture your dream wedding, where do you feel happiest; the most connected, relaxed or content? Does ‘getting away from it all’ for the big day conjure ideas of wilderness, birdsong and green vistas? The gentle trickle of a water feature in a country garden, hazy dappled sunlight, the scent of wildflowers in the breeze and the comforting sensation of grass between your toes? Is the sensory deprivation of your daily urban grind leaving you wistful for a multi-sensory nature hit? You’re not alone!

What is Biophilia?

Wedding etiquette in the workplace: Invites

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You’ve said yes, you’ve got a ring, you’ve told all your friends and family of the exciting news: you’re getting married! Work is probably the last thing on your mind but it soon occurs to you that your colleagues are going to be asking questions, and they’ll want to know about your big day. There are a variety of tricky situations to navigate here, namely: who to invite and managing your invitation choices.

First things first: who to invite

8 wedding traditions from around the world

8 wedding traditions from around the world

Wherever you are in the world, weddings are always a great day, full of love, laughter, and much celebration. While you will probably attended enough weddings to know what to expect from the day, there are some wonderful country-specific traditions that you may not be familiar with if you have only been to a wedding in the UK.

 

Whether you find yourself at a wedding somewhere else in the world, or are simply looking for wedding inspiration and want to incorporate some unique practices into your own, experts at language app Babbel (Babbel.com) have shared a list of marital traditions from eight countries around the world to give you some insider info.

 

Top tips to planning your own wedding

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Planning your wedding is exciting, overwhelming and fun...but it can be daunting.  Here are my top tips on planning it right.

 

Know your budget:

 

Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, but don’t let the funding of it take over the rest of your life.  Discuss and agree your budget and ensure there’s a 10% contingency included – then get planning...not the other way around! bride groom

 

Make it personal:

 

What flowers are best for weddings?

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Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! As an online gift retailer, at Find Me a Gift we simply love choosing and giving presents, whatever the occasion! From weddings to birthdays, anniversaries to thank you gifts, we adore delivering happiness and spreading joy through that perfect well-thought out present idea. However, now we’re in the middle of 2017’s wedding season, we’ve decided to turn our attention away from bedding sets, crock pots, and other traditional wedding presents that are bound to be on the bride and grooms gift registry list, and started thinking of that essential element of wedding decoration- flowers.