You’ve agreed on a date, a location and a theme – things are getting real! – but for the soon-to-be-wed, one of the most important parts of the big day is having your nearest and dearest all in one place.
To ensure your guests are ready and willing to kick up their heels on your chosen date, you’ll need to give them plenty of notice with a ‘Save the Date’ that reflects your unique style as a couple.
In 2020, it seems that brides and grooms are set to part with the stuffy, traditional paper-and-lace cards for good, and in their place are a whole new set of fun options that are limited only by your imagination.
Here, we break down our picks for the top four ‘Save-the-Date’ trends we’re excited to see this year.
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.
From the second that ring is slipped onto your finger, you're faced with the daunting task of sharing your nuptial news with your family and friends, as well as your wider social networks. And news travels fast in this hyper-connected world of ours, so it's easy to understand how your journey to the altar can be tracked, tagged and tweeted via social media every step of the way. To make sure you do it with dignity, we share with you the secrets of this modern-day minefield and help you successfully navigate social media wedding etiquette.
- Tell your immediate family first.
While it's tempting to immediately shout your engagement news to the world via your socials, a phone call home
- Tell your immediate family first.
You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. Or so the saying goes. That's why if you're tying the knot in the not-too-distant future, it's so important to get your Save-The-Dates right. For many of your nearest and dearest, your wedding Save-The-Date is the first impression they will have about your upcoming nuptials and your new identity as a married couple. Because of this, your Save-The-Dates should be as inspired and individual as the unique union you are about to embark on. Here we show you some Save-The-Date ideas you definitely haven't considered and share all you need to know to create a flawless first impression.
- Is a Save-The-Date essential?
A. This depends on timing and the type of wedding you're planning. If you're looking at a long lead time (six months or more), or are asking guests to travel great distances, a Save-The-Date offers friends and
- Is a Save-The-Date essential?
Now that personalised #hashtags are de rigueur, and having your own Snapchat filter is commonplace, the process of planning your wedding day is becoming far more individualised than renting out the local hall for a big, boozy party with your nearest and dearest. The World Wide Web has left us all spoilt for choice, and it can be hard to know which direction to turn - for some, it can even leave us wishing we'd decided to jump on the next flight to Vegas to be married to the strains of Love Me Tender.
Today, the most important rule in wedding admin (or 'weddmin', as it's known) is to make choices that feel authentic for you, and the easiest way to do this is by thinking about your wedding's unique personality and individual theme. While it doesn't have to be too distinct , it's no longer standard for a beachside bash to make liberal use of seashells, starfish and sand , it should focus on the two of you, both as individuals, and as the couple
Invitations set the benchmark for your wedding and create the initial impression for your family, friends and loved ones about what to expect from your upcoming nuptials. Your invites set the tone for your main event, so here we share our top tips for getting it right with your wedding invites.
Write it right
There are a few key elements of content that need to be included in your wedding invites. These are:
- The names of the bride and groom
- The wedding date and timing
- Location of the ceremony and reception
- RSVP information
Apart from these essential elements, it is at the discretion of each individual couple whether you want to include additional information such as dress code, directions
I have often been asked by couples, "how can I mail my invitations and save the dates so that they arrive safely?".
It is a very reasonable request as lots of time, hard work and money is invested into making invitations and save the dates as unique and special as possible. Having sent thousands of invitations and items through the post network this is a field I know lots about. Below are my recommendations to ensure your invites and save the dates arrive in the best possible condition:
Send Your Invitation in a Padded Envelope
Whether they be paper, magnets, wooden or acrylic invitations I always suggest sending your inin a padded envelope. It may cost a little extra but sending your invites or save the dates in a padded envelope will help protect the invites and will also keep the invites actual envelope in pristine condition - adding to the WOW factor of the invitation. Padded envelopes can be purchased i
Your wedding invitation is the first impression many of your guests will be given about your big day. And you know what they say; you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. With invite options available in materials from acrylic to wood to magnetic, gone are the days when selecting paper design was your only consideration.
So when deciding on your wedding invites it's important to think about what kind of impression you would like to create. Are you thinking fun and funky with a relaxed vibe, or are we talking a formal black-tie affair that oozes stylish sophistication? This should help you determine which wedding invites are right for you.
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.
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.
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.
According to the number one wedding planning gurus in Australia, Wedded Wonderland, the next big thing in invitations is acrylic. They all agree ( as do we ) - acrylic is everything. Unlike the usual card or paper invitations, acrylic is hard-wearing, luxurious and versatile, coming in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours.
So, why is acrylic so unique and what is it?
Acrylic is a piece of plastic also known as Perspex. The 3mm sheet of acrylic is laser cut and engraved by our production team to create a custom and unique invitation design. Acrylic is lightweight and available in a range of terrific colours such as Black, Mirror Gold, Mirror Silver, Clear and Frosted.
Sun, surf, sand and a ceremony - doesn't it sound blissful! Beach and coastal weddings are forever a popular choice among brides especially in Australia. Beautiful locations, pristine beach coastlines and amazing views. When planning your wedding it is important to take certain elements through the entire wedding so your ceremony and reception all link in style. Your wedding stationery is another important element and does not have to be a daunting task.
Your wedding stationery sets the tone for the wedding and should reflect you both as a couple. Beach weddings are often associated with earthy natural elements that make up the beauty of your surrounds. Wooden invitations and save the dates are a perfect example of incorporating natural elements into your wedding.
Made from Alder wood and pro
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.
Newly engaged? Getting married this year? Or do you want to be extra organised for your upcoming wedding? Than we recommend sending save the dates 6 months prior to your wedding date! Not only do save the dates set the tone for your wedding, they are also a great way to get your guests organised and for you to also get an idea of how many people you will have in attendance.
If you are stuck on ideas, we have a new selection of save the dates that will surely have your guests talking! Our newest engraved "Save the Date's" are sure to impress your family and friends on your special day!
We have a range of style to suite any wedding or a particular theme.
Posted: October 27, 2015
RSVPs can sometimes be a hard thing to get back from your guests. Everybody is very busy in their lives and trying to get your guests to send back cards can sometimes be a bit of a tricky task. Here are 5 tips that can help you get your guests to respond to your invite!
1. Have a deadline!
Let your guest know exactly how to RSVP for your wedding and have a deadline! If you require your guests to post back their response, include a stamp already on the card, allowing your guests to tick YES or NO and then send it back.
A little tip - make sure you get your guest to send back the RSVPs TWO weeks BEFORE you actually need the responses to arrive.
2. Give options on how to reply.
Allow guests to RSVP in a way that is easy for them. Via text, email, or snail mail. Make it
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.
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?
Yes! A creative and useful way to begin your journey to walk down the aisle is by sending out a save the date to friends and family once the date for their big day is locked in.
Not only are save the dates very affordable, you can also have a bit of fun selecting a design and style, which will set the feel your wedding from the very beginning! Save the dates are a great idea and they will definitely get your family and friends pumped up for the big day!
They are also useful to send out if you have guests travelling internationally or interstate for your wedding. Not only does it give them plenty of notice of your big day, but it also allows them to factor in travel, leave, where to stay and their budget.
With most couples, planning
Congratulations you're getting Married! Now its time to start thinking about your wedding date and letting your guest's know when they will be sharing your special day.
Save the Dates make a great first impression and are a great way to get your guests organised and prepared for your day.
If it is a destination wedding, Save the Dates are a great way for your guest to let you know early on if they can make it, and even secure accommodation or time off work as soon as possible.
If you're looking for some inspiration and ideas for your save the dates, you've come to the right place. We have a variety of Save The Dates for many wedding themes.
1. The Beach Wedding
With breathtaking views, sand between your toes and the beers on ice, a beach wedding is an Australian Favourite.
Posted: September 04, 2014
Working in the wedding industry I am constantly asked by couples which type of invitation I would recommend for them. Below I help to cut through the misinformation and provide you with all my knowledge and experience.
Invitations can broadly fit into six categories:
1. DIY Invitations
2. Electronic Invitations
3. Professionally made Paper Invitations
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!
You are newly engaged! (Congratulations by the way!) But now what?
You have so many things to start thinking about, not to mention the money you have to spend in the coming months and years. We're here to help!
Our designers at Personalised Favours are not only passionate about creating something unique for each customer, but sharing their insights and secrets for choosing the perfect wedding invitation.
We had a chat to Emma, our graphic designer, about some tips & trends to create the perfect invitation that guests will remember for years to come.
Emma believes it is important to start thinking about a theme for your wedding or even a colour scheme early on. "Think of a theme you like, for example a cocktail style Soiree. Do some research into this style. Blacks and creams spring to mind, so use those colours and plan an elegant/ bold style for your invites."