Sometimes little things matter, especially on your big day…
Have you heard the expression ‘a little and a little adds up to a lot’. It’s a good rule to live by. So today we’re going to show you several little finishing touches that all add up to make a big difference on your wedding day.
Little by little – wedding finishing touches
Most guests will enjoy throwing confetti at the newlyweds, particularly younger ones. Have cones of flower petal confetti outside the ceremony so your friends and family can join in. If you’re setting off on honeymoon after the reception you could also invite people to throw confetti then. Autumn confetti cones by our York stylist at the Hospitium.
The secret is to think ahead. Consider who you have invited. Do you have many children? Many teenagers? Older relatives? Each needs to be thought about. For example, some guests more than others might welcome blankets for cold knees if it’s chilly outside.
Teenagers might like to be on a table with their own age group, don’t put them on a young children’s table, they almost certainly won’t enjoy it!
If it’s hot outside, a basket of fans will be welcome or a basket of toiletries in the ladies and gents with sunscreen. Maybe plasters for sore heels from shoes.
Having little baskets of necessary toiletries in the ladies (and gents) loos is a very thoughtful touch. Bear in mind the time of year, maybe deodorant for the summer? Hair spray for a windy day? Emergency kit created by our Hull-based stylist.
High heels and dancing don’t always work. So have a basket of thoughtfully-placed flip-flops near the dance floor. Basket of flip-flops styled by our Berkshire expert.
Don’t forget the men. Maybe have some boxes of cigars dotted about to encourage male bonding conversation. Although some women are also partial to a cigar of course.
Many guests will bring you wedding cards to wish you well and some may contain gifts. So make sure there is somewhere safe for them. You can use a post box or improvise with something that suits your theme, like this wooden box decorated with starfish for a seaside theme. Beach theme card gift table created by our Bradford stylist.
Why not give your guests a way to show their happiness during the speeches? Make up simple little mini flags they can wave with cocktail sticks. Perfect for a kids’ table too (and a way to keep their attention). Styling by our Harrogate stylist.
Lengths of organza transform these chairs from standard to super-romantic. Tuck a rose in a fold at each end for instant aisle decoration. However can you spot the really expert finishing touch? It’s that each drape flows in the same direction. Ambience chiavari chiffon chair sashes photographed at Grays Court.
If you’re wrapping up favours, consider the decor that surrounds you. So if you’ve chosen sequin tablecloths, co-ordinate with metallic ribbon for guest favours and gifts. Maybe do different colours for men and women? Photographed at the Parsonage, designed by our York stylist.
Always have a chill-out area for your guests to just sit and chat. If you’re marrying in summer, a corner of the marquee with comfy cushions dotted around will be a real draw. Marquee at Swinton Park with a Moroccan theme created by our Harrogate stylist.
Don’t just call your tables 1,2, 3 and 4. If you’re having a theme or if you and your other half have a passion, then use it. This couple loved the Marvel films – so they formed the basis for a table plan. Eye-catching and an instant talking point. Superhero theme arranged by our Peterborough stylist.
If you and your other half have loved ones who have passed, set up a memory table with photographs so they have a presence at your wedding. Memory table designed by our York stylist at Merchant Adventurers Hall.
Garden games can be a real ice breaker at a wedding reception and bring out the competitive streak in guests! Garden games at Milling Barn.
Parents will thank you forever if you put aside a playroom for kids. If the weather is uncertain or it’s cold, use a room in your venue and fill it with giant toys like Jenga, bean bags, and board games. Children will need to let off steam and the parents will welcome some time off to enjoy the wedding. Games room at the Daffodil Hotel by our Cumbria stylist.
Centrepieces don’t have to be floral. A long wreath of citrus is very chic. Here our stylist has used lemons but limes or oranges would be equally stylish. Tuscan theme created by our Edinburgh stylist.