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
Buying gifts for your beloved bridesmaids and gorgeous groomsmen is a way not only to express your appreciation for the role they have played in your nuptial celebrations, but also a thank you for the bigger role they have played in your life so far. So, what could be suitable for a gift of such immense importance that is not going to cost you the earth? Your best bet is to keep it simple, sincere and from the heart.
Homemade cupcakes wrapped with love
For a sweet and special surprise with a personal twist, bake a cupcake in the favourite flavour of each member of your bridal party. Don't have time to bake in the lead-up to your big day? Order your cakes online or at a local bakery and include a personal element by gift wrapping each one in plain paper, decorated in drawings of different scenes
The happiness of any bride in the lead-up to her big day can sometimes rest solely with those she has asked to stand by her side for the most important day of her life. We share some tips on how to prevent bridesmaids becoming a burden, before it is too late.
1. Choose wisely
While this sage advice may be too late for some, bridesmaid selection is crucial to your overall happiness and level of drama in the lead-up to and during your big day. Choosing someone due to a misguided sense of responsibility (just because you were their bridesmaid several years back or because you promised your cousin Chloe when you were six) is a recipe for disaster. Think about the friends in your life that have celebrated
The role of Dads on their daughters' wedding day was immortalised by Steve Martin in the 1991 movie, Father of the Bride, when he portrayed overprotective father George Banks, and the conflicting emotions he experienced in 'giving his little girl away'. Perhaps this movie highlighted to fathers everywhere, what not to do in regard to the happiest day of their daughter's life.
Your bridal party and parents play an important role in creating a wedding day that is truly special. Even before the wedding preparations begin, your bridesmaids, groomsmen and parents have been with you throughout the ups and downs of life. Say Thank You with some of our unique and personalised bridal party gifts. Not only are they unique - they are also affordable!
For the Girls:
Your girls will love a little gift they can use while getting ready and a glass of bubbly is a MUST when getting dressed for your big day. We have a selection of great gifts for your bridesmaids, and no, you wont have break your bank. All our gifts can be uniquely personalised to suit your wedding theme. Here are our top 5:
Now that you have been swept off your feet by a beautiful proposal (or you did the sweeping) it's time to amaze your closest friends and family! Make "popping the question" to your Bridal Party extra special by giving them a unique gift specially made for them. We have a range of different products to help do just that! Your bridal party will always remember the special way that you asked them to be part of your Bridal Party on your Wedding day!
Here are 5 Creative ways to get your Bridal Party to say "Yes!"
- Send them an engraved
Choosing your bridal party can be a difficult task. For some its easy, brothers or sisters fill the roles of your groomsmen and bridesmaids. For others, its your best friends. The size of your bridal party is purely up to you and your budget. The average size of a bridal party is 3 bridesmaids and 3 groomsman, but there have been many bridal party's a lot larger and smaller. The size of your bridal party will determine the roles and responsibilities each person has.
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
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
Have you just been asked to be a bridesmaid?
How very exciting! You might be left wondering, what your role is in helping the bride prepare for the big day? How can you help reduce stress and assist with little errands to make the planning easier? Never fear, we have put together a little list of things to think about:
1. Make sure you are up-to date with the timeline of events for the big day.
Check in with the Maid Of Honour and ask her (if she hasn't already) to prepare an itinerary of the day. This will be everything from when you need to arrive, what time each appointment is, to when the big day should be over. This can a perfect task (an exciting)
The Knot asked top wedding florists from around Australia for the most common mistakes brides make - here's what your florist wishes you knew.
1. Not communicating with your florist
When choosing a supplier you must pick one who you feel you can openly communicate with, and who you feel understands the overall look you are trying to achieve. This means that even if all the flowers you always wanted are not in season they can achieve the look you want. They understand textures and colours more than you realise, and as they also know what flowers are available at different times of year, they can use material you never would have considered together to achieve the most beautiful displays. - Hanna Evans from Brides in Bloom Briohney from Plumbago
As a bride-to-be, show your appreciation for all your parents help financially, emotionally and planning with a heartfelt thank you gift. Finding the perfect gift for your rents, can often be the last thing on your to-do-list and one of the most stressful.
At Personalised Favours we make this process easy and affordable. After all the love and support they have given you over the years guiding you to where you are today, a thoughtful gift shows them just how much they mean to you. Our design team will work with you to create the ideal gift for your loved ones.
Here are our top wedding favours for your parents and in-laws..
She's cried with you, laughed with you and been your best enemy at times. Your mum has been there for the highs and the
Share my favourite groomsmen gifts? Challenge accepted...
Your groomsmen are some of the most important and legen - wait for it - dary men in your life. They are your bro's and are there for the good times and the even better times, planning the most important of all bro holidays (your bachelor party) and there to suit up and stand by your side on the big day.
The bro code dictates that you must show them your appreciation by presenting them with a small token from you to remind them of your special day, true story.
I'm not talking about cheesy lovey-dovey cliché gifts, but something that will evoke high-fives
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,