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The verdict in Australia's Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey at the end of last year was a cause for celebration around the globe. With a resounding 61.6% of survey respondents voting "Yes" in support of same-sex marriage, our land down under had finally joined the global movement of acceptance and love equality. And on the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade this past weekend, Sydney celebrated in a way only it knows how - with a festival of love that knows no bounds and shines a light on the issues affecting LGBTI people around the world.
No matter where you are in the world, February will most likely see you experiencing extreme weather conditions. In the northern hemisphere, you may be battling blizzards or avoiding artic air blasts. Down under it's a different story, with heat so hot it can melt even the coolest of facades. For all of you extremists planning to marry in the coming month, we share our expert tips on how to keep it cosy or beat the heat and survive extreme weather on your wedding day.
Summer shockwaves - playing it cool
If your ideal beach wedding isn't exactly going according to plan due to exceedingly high temperatures forecast, don't panic: help is at hand. Save guests from burning their toes
When you are planning a wedding in the near to not-too-distant future, the holiday season can be either a help or a hindrance. For some of us, it offers the ideal opportunity to test-drive different family dynamics and crowd combinations before the main event. It can also provide a much-needed break away from your usual schedule to dedicate to planning your big day. But for others it can be a source of frustration - suppliers are busy or closed and it may prove a stumbling block to your wedding planning momentum.
We examine how to use the holiday season to your advantage on your journey to the aisle.
Road testing crowd combinations
You don't get a lot of opportunities to get friends and family together before the big
Posted: December 06, 2017Categories: Wedding Favours, Glassware, Favours & Bomboniere, Real Wedding, Personalised Favours, Wedding Tips & Budget, Wedding Dress, Gifts for Parents, Cake Topper, Destination Wedding, Wedding Cake, Wedding Makeup, Bride and Groom Gifts, Placecards, Wedding PlanningTags: wedding trends
As the world holds its collective wedding breath for what will undoubtedly be the nuptial event of the new year - the much-anticipated marriage of Prince Harry to his all-American princess-in-the-making, Meghan Markle - we forecast the top wedding trends for 2018.
In the meantime, we'll continue to speculate on which of these trends will be included in the royal wedding celebrations, which no doubt will set a few trends of its own.
Industry insiders predict weddings will become increasingly personalised and more intimate. Gone are the days of the mass-produced, one-size-fits-all, assembly line, standard wedding. In 2018, couples will be looking at increased localisation including unique locally-sourced produce,
Weddings are seasonal affairs, with trends coming in and out of vogue as sure as winter becomes spring. But some wedding traditions never go out of style. Here we bring you the ten wedding traditions that have withstood the test of time - and we predict will stay with us for many years to come.
A seemingly obvious one, but what wedding is complete without this romantic, feminine fabric appearing somewhere throughout the celebrations? From bridal gowns to designer décor, weddings and lace are a perfect match.
From flower girl staples to bridal fashion statements, the flower crown never gets old. While your choice of blooms may vary depending on what's
Wedding favours add a personal touch to your celebrations and express your gratitude to guests for being a part of your special day. These days wedding favours are both practical and personal, offering guests a keepsake that can continue to be used long after the last remnants of butter-cream frosting have been devoured. The good news is it is no longer necessary to break the budget showering guests with precious stones, as was the custom of the European aristocracy. Today there is a range of inexpensive personalised gifts available for guests that reflect the unique personality of your union and help them share in the memories of your special day. Here we investigate the top five wedding favours people will actually us
If you are planning a destination wedding to an island paradise or hosting a nautically-themed event, your wedding
From baby animals to blossoming blooms, there's so much to love about spring. And with spring being the most popular season to get married in Australia last year (37% of couples said, "I do" in Spring 2016*), we decided to share with you what we love most about spring weddings:
The season of new beginnings presents a perfect time to mark your new beginning as husband and wife. Spring is also associated with new life, fresh starts and fertility, so if babies are high on your agenda, there may be no better time to tie the knot. Mark your new beginning with a white freestanding joined names wedding sign set to highlight your new married couple status.
So, your big day is fast approaching and you've been planning for months, talking about it for even longer and it seems like you've got everything covered. The venue is booked, a wet weather contingency plan is in place, the photographer is good to go, the guest list (after numerous headaches) is set, and invitations have been sent - need we say it, the list goes on, But as the excitement of your wedding begins to take hold, your thoughts turn to the people that you'll share the majority of this special day with -- your bridal party! A sometimes-eclectic collection of you and your partner's nearest and dearest, this group will see you at your best (and maybe your worst), as you ride the roller-coaster also known as a wedding.
Often underestimated, the bridal party have an important role to play, both in the lead up to, and on your big day. From fittings to rehearsals to decorating, your bridal party is in it for the long haul: acting as advisors, problem solvers and pillars of
Wedding favours are a way to say thank you to your loved ones for the part they have played in not only your nuptial celebrations, but your life to date. Rather than impractical, impersonal favours that will be left on the table when the festivities have faded; we show you five ways to create unforgettable wedding favours that sincerely express your gratitude and are guaranteed to go home with your guests.
1. Use it
Wedding favours that can be used in the world beyond the wedding are always a big hit with guests. If you're getting married in the middle of summer, items such as Hangover Kits, wooden wedding fans, customised beach thongs or stubby holders to keep your beer cold go a long way. Similarly, winter weddings may see you providing wraps, gloves or even slippers for tired, post-dancefloor feet. Personalise these presents with your own special message, artwork or design to provide a practical gift with a personal touch.
There are several essential elements that make a wonderful wedding: love, laughter, and a suitable life partner usually top the list. Once these big-ticket items are taken care of, it is the delicate details and personal touches that truly make a wedding memorable for the bride, groom, and their guests. Here we take a look at seven simple and inexpensive wedding details that take your nuptials from standard to stunning help create wedding-day memories to last a lifetime.
Start off on the right foot with customised wedding invites that reflect your unique identity as a couple and your personal sense of style. Choose from monogrammed wooden pieces to royal style acrylic cards. Personalise your invites with guest names and special messages to set the scene for what's to come.
If you're planning a wedding in the not-too-distant future, you would be crossing off your checklists, dotting your 'i's, and crossing your 't's to make sure you've got all bases covered for the big day. An element not to be overlooked in your wedding day prep is the inclusion of wedding favours in your celebrations. But what exactly are wedding favours, what purpose do they serve, and are they still relevant in 2017?
What are wedding favours?
Wedding favours are a gesture of appreciation from the bride and groom to thank guests for sharing in this most special of occasions with them. Sometimes known as a bonbonniere, they add a personal touch to your celebrations and express your gratitude to guests for being a part of your special day. These days wedding favours are both practical and personal, offering guests a keepsake that can continue to be used well beyond the wedding.
A christening is a very special occasion. A beautiful new baby has entered into your lives and most likely turned everything upside down! Christenings are a joyous day whereby family and friends gather to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. Each religion is different, but the essentials of a Christening ceremony are broadly similar. The child generally needs a Christening Gown or Christening outfit, usually white. A bib, towel or blanket is usually an additional item and can be personalised with the new baby's name and can be kept in a Wooden Jewellery box. To help celebrate a new baby's arrival and their christening/baptism, arrival Personalised Favours has developed a large range of celebratory baby products that can be personalised just for you.
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Your wedding reception is a unique room that you can style to reflect the love and personality of you and your new husband or wife. Whether it be extravagant, simple, modern or rustic, the theme of the room will be you. Styling your wedding tables can often be tricky. You don't want to 'over-style' and clutter the space your guests have, but your don't want them to look bare either. What you really should be doing is opting for a simple, but unique look. Think innovative, engraved and and fresh - your guests will appreciate the artistic side to your wedding decor. Wood Vs Mirror - Check out our top tips for styling your wedding tables:
Table numbers ca
Gold weddings have become the trendiest wedding colour palette in recent years. The sparkle and shine it brings to your special day, makes gold a must have colour when planning your wedding. Scroll through your instagram feeds and you are bound to stumble across a magical metallic wedding setting. From cakes to stationery, to dresses and decor, gold transforms the ordinary to extraordinary.
and tell us in 25 words or less, what do you love most about your fiancée?
To get you all excited here are some of our favourite products you might be adding to your cart if you're a winner!
Planning a wedding is not an easy feat. There are so many things to consider and more often than not, it can be a stressful experience. As the Mother of the Bride, the best thing to do is to acknowledge how hard it can be planning a wedding and to be as helpful and supportive as possible.
Here are some helpful responsibilities Mums can take care of:
- Help find & get quotes on ceremony locations
- Help the bride choose her wedding dress
- Assist the bride with the guest list.
- Determine what the bride wants you to wear on the special day. Then consult with the mother of the groom so you can both coordinate your elegance.
- Attend and help organise the bridal shower/hens night
- Assist with preparing and organising wedding
If I order Acrylic Invitations, am I able to carry this theme throughout my wedding / Birthday or Christening?
Definitely! Impress your guests with a coordinating set of acrylic wedding invitations and Save the Date cards. Our Acrylic Save the Dates are available in different sizes and shapes and can be view here.
So you're planning to have your wedding in a beautiful garden! We have found some gorgeous inspiration to help you visualise how your garden wedding could look along with some must have unique ideas!
Use your surroundings, fill an archway with all the flowers and plants that will be in your garden location. You can also use florals to decorate your guests table, placing the table number within the bouquet.
Posted: February 18, 2016Categories: Invitations, Wedding Theme, Glassware, Favours & Bomboniere, Wedding Tips & Budget, Cake Topper
This week we have been focusing on Rustic Wedding Favours. If you dream of getting married in the countryside, on a farm or in a beautiful garden - this post is for you! We have put our thinking caps on and compiled a list of our top favourite ideas you should consider when planning a Rustic Wedding.
Floral Ceremony Structure
If you are having an outdoor wedding, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing the best location. Florals structures, combined with natural timber, lace and lanterns are the perfect décor to have at your wedding ceremony.
A favour is a take home gift that should be Personalised to leave a long lasting impression on your guests. It is a tradition for many western cultures for guests to receive favours at weddings, baby showers, engagement parties, retirement parties, anniversary parties and birthdays. A favour is a thank you gift for your guests and a keepsake of your special day.
I love details. It's the little touches or "details" that make a wedding extra special. When planning a wedding the "details" often come last. They are something that are planned at the end and unfortunately they can sometimes be over looked.
The big details are things like center pieces, flowers, the cake, the dresses and the bouquets. However it is the little details that get your guests talking and gushing over. The little details can be different
This year was a massive year for weddings and the wedding industry. We saw so many mixed styles, creativity and opulence. Some of the most memorable trends for 2015 were:
- Metallic and copper
- Floral displays and structures
- Geometric shapes and patterns
- Naked cakes
- Gold crowns - But what can we expect for 2016?
With the year almost gone, many couples would be gearing into planning mode and searching for that "wow" factor element to ensure their day is unique, full of personality and love. Your wedding will comprise of colour, theme, feel, location and design elements. The year of 2016 is to be daring, fun-loving and completely true to yourselves. Listen to each other and ask yourselves "what do we want" and don't be afraid to be creative and unique. If you want to steer away from the textbook traditional, then see below some fabulous trends to expect in 2016.
Feel free to mix and match the
Posted: July 03, 2015Categories: Wedding Favours, Invitations, Glassware, Favours & Bomboniere, Personalised Favours, Wedding Tips & Budget
Personalise your wedding from start to finish to create a more intimate and special experience. Have your family and friends feel important to you throughout your wedding with these simple and handy tips:
1. Create a unique wedding sign welcoming your guests to your wedding.
2. Include guest names on your invitations.
3. Sand ceremony - Personal moment between bride and groom. It symbolizes bringing together two families or two lives into a single stream.
2015 and into 2016 will be the year for individualism. Couples are seeking to infuse all elements of their wedding with unique and personal touches (and I don't just mean adding fireworks to your dance floor). I mean injecting real personality and symbolism that reflects the couple and their unique love.
Couples want to communicate who they are and this is done so by including unique and otherwise out of the ordinary features. 2015 has witnessed a surge in personalisation and with the endless ideas and continuous evolving ideas readily available within the industry, it is no wonder how some couples can become carried away. After all, it is an exciting process which allows couples to be involved in the process and express their creativity.
Here are some of our hand-picked ideas that brides can't get enough of.
Signage: Creative signage is a booming trend which will be sure to stick around for a long time. Whether your into Rustic
So what is Rustic? Is it a trend or a style? There is something lovely about a rustic style wedding that remains ever so popular with our brides today.
Rustic weddings are not a trend but in fact a style and one that is diverse, heart-warming and so very creative. Not to be confused with a vintage style wedding, but Rustic can branch off into many style niches such as Rustic Chic, a small amount of rustic but with that elegance we love at weddings.
There is Rustic Country, Rustic Vintage and so many other variations. Rustic is all about the textures, fibers, natural beauty, handmade and raw aspects of our world.
So what are the fun and characteristics that define a Rustic wedding? If you have been living on Pinterest then you will know that burlap hessian and mason jars rule them all. You may have also seen handmade recycled timber signs, native flower bouquets, garlands, bunting
Posted: May 07, 2015Categories: Wedding Favours, Invitations, Favours & Bomboniere, Personalised Favours, Behind the Scenes at Personalised Favours
We are often asking Brides where they get their inspiration from or what inspires their wedding style. With an abundance of sources out there to tickle anyone's fancy, it's no wonder Brides have such a difficult time deciding whether they like a,b or c!
Sources such as Pinterest have come a long way with providing endless streams of wedding amazingness for women to gush over and sometimes only dream of (damn budget!) The more traditional sources of inspiration are the humble (and heavy!) wedding magazines. Still as popular as ever and always a nice companion when sipping a cup of tea in your pj's.
Where ever you live and whatever your style, the wedding industry will cater for you and it is with our pleasure that we do so. So when it comes to looking for that beautiful Bonbonniere or that perfectly personalised invite, we are there for you waiting with open arms and ready to help you on your journey to wedding bliss.
A fantastic source of wedding suppliers, real
This week we have been talking about preserving elements from you wedding. You spend hours months and maybe a year planning your wedding, and before you know it, the party is winding up and its time for the honeymoon. What do you do with all your spare menus, invitations, flowers, bombonieres and table décor?
1. Why not have these preserved in a 'Shadow Box' and Mason Jar?
1. On the RSVP Card - include a line where guests can write a song request
2. In your invite package - include a card with accommodation suggestions and include handy information such as the local taxi number and cafés
3. If you have loved ones who have passed - put a photo charm around your bouquet and carry them with you down the isle.
4. If you are having an outdoor ceremony - have a basket of paper fans
Finding the perfect gift can often be a difficult task. Majority of couples these days, prefer to have a wishing well for their big day rather than a gift registry. A great idea, but sometimes a personalise gift adds a nice touch. If you're like me and you love giving a gift as well as contributing to the wishing well, then here are our top wedding favours or gift ideas for the Mr & Mrs to be.
1. An Adventure or experience.
Do something different and give the new couple a gift they will remember forever. An experience. This of course will depend on what you're loved ones are in tune to. It might be a Harbour Yacht dinner voucher, or an adrenalin experience such as a circus ropes course or a hot air balloon ride. Another great idea, is getting in touch with their hotel, where they are staying on their Honeymoon and paying for a night's dinner, allowing the couple to spend some time together
We are excited to announce we have a new product hitting our store later this year!! VINTAGE KEYS!
The idea of having rustic keys as a feature piece at your wedding is so meaningful - 'you have the key to my heart, the keys to a happy marriage, the keys to our future'.... Just beautiful!
We are very excited about our upcoming release of our vintage keys and we wanted to show you 5 reasons why:
1.Your presence is Key!
A beautiful save the date idea, incorporating the key motif to let guests know your wedding day - and for them to lock-in your date in their diary! Our wooden gift tags would be a perfect match to have with these.
We take great pride offering friendly customer service and hand crafting the highest quality wooden favours and stationary for your big day! If you're after that unique and handmade feel, our wooden range is perfect for you!
1. Save the Dates, Bridal Party Acceptances Your save the dates are often what sets the theme of your wedding and by showcasing something different and creative, you'll have your guests more than excited for your special day!
The engagement gathering of Russell & Peita was held in Berillee about an hour from Sydney on a beautiful rural property on a rainy Sunday. The downpour did not dampen the smiles and laughter of everyone who attended. The party was a smart / casual afternoon barbeque with family and friends who gathered from many parts of Sydney and the Central Coast.
Stubby coolers or holders have long been an essential Australian drinking accessory aiding us in the warm weather, providing grip, support and comfort when drinking our ice cold beer. Sometimes we underestimate the potential and under-appreciate its worth to us in times of need. Not only are these a handy household items but they also make fantastic wedding favours for guests. The Personalised Wedding Stubby Holder is one of our post popular items and keeps growing.
Our graphics team developed some awesome art work options which are personalised to suit your style and theme. They can be as humorous or relaxed as you like.
Personalised Favours were lucky enough to attend the beautiful wedding of Mitch Braund and Anne Patterson over the weekend. Take a sneak peek how the creative pair enjoyed their big day and see if it'll ignite some wedding ideas of your own!
Mr & Mrs Braund - 22.03.2014 - Always & Forever
The gorgeous couple created a spectacular day, with their wedding taking place on the beautiful Avoca Beach, NSW. The setting provided a stunning backdrop, and was a delight to be a part of.
Posted: August 28, 2014
This week we have been looking into having kids at your wedding. We know that there is a divided opinion on this topic, with many choosing to opt out on kids at their wedding, but for others, the day wouldn't be the same without them.
We all know, kids can definitely be a handful, with their attention spans often drifting from one thing to the next in a matter of seconds. Which is why we've decided to discuss and provide ideas and inspiration to soon-to-be-brides who are having kids, be that their own, family or friends at their wedding, with ideas with ways to entertain and incorporate them into your special day.
1. Wedding Favours for kids
Especially with their short attention spans, you need to keep kids entertained. Providing them with favours on their table, or where they are seated is a great way to keep them occupied. Have a look at these gorgeous kids table ideas. They have crayons, paper,
This week we have prepared a special for you! Personalised chopping boards!
The ingredients for today's blog are:
1. Chopping boards (of course!)
2. Personalised messages
3. Custom designs Personalised Chopping Boards!
We feel they are a must have for every family kitchen, adding a sentimental feel to your normally plain chopping board. In fact, we love them so much that we have decided to create these uniquely personalised gifts for you and your loved ones!
Personalised Favours will now bring you beautiful, hand crafted chopping boards. Each piece of wood is selected for its grain quality and hand crafted into a unique, long-lasting, professional quality chopping board.
Whether you want them to be for Wedding gifts, Anniversary gifts, House-warming gifts,
Posted: August 28, 2014
Hollywood's night of nights where all the who's who of the silver screen come together to celebrate their achievements. A night filled with designer frocks, champagne and good times. We often watch in awe and draw inspiration from the scenery and the elegant guests. Today's blog will be discussing and providing ideas to replicate Oscar glamour in true Hollywood style at an affordable price.
Posted: August 28, 2014Categories: Wedding Favours, Engagement, Invitations, Wedding Theme, Favours & Bomboniere, Botanical
When it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, picking the right ones is important. A popular trend at the moment is using succulents. They are fresh, long-lasting and are a unique addition to your wedding day! With an assortment of different types and colours, succulents can add a natural, rustic and simple feel to your wedding. Here are 6 creative ways to include succulents in your wedding day: 1. Invitations Right from the start, you could showcase your theme and include succulents in your invitation design!