There's nothing mum loves more than a heartfelt gift that shows how much she means to you. So, with Mother's Day on the horizon, we thought we'd give you some Do-It-Yourself Mother's Day gift inspiration to say, 'thank you' and 'I love you' with sincerity. Sure beats a bunch of wilted flowers or a box of melted chocolates any day.
Mum's Survival Kit
Being a mum is hard. It's an endlessly exhausting and often thankless job. Think about the items your mum uses to get her through the day - her individual treats and indulgences - and create your own individual Mum's Survival Kit filled with her favourite things. Items might include chocolates, exotic tea brews, her preferred coffee pods, massage
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,
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.
Father's Day is sneaking up on us again. This is one day of the year we can truly appreciate our Dad and everything he does for us. So instead of rushing out to buy yet another fluorescent tie that will linger in the back of the cupboard, six pack of sports socks or a 'World's Best Dad' oversize coffee mug, why not get him something he might actually use (or even appreciate)? To help you avoid the useless (and give you some good ideas), we take a look at the three best and worst Father's Day gifts of 2016.
Best and Worst Father's Day Gifts of 2016
Ok let's start with the bad stuff. There is no doubt most of us are guilty of purchasing one of the following offending items at some point in our Father's Day present-buying history:
All Dads like beer. Well, all the ones
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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:
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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!
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.
Posted: March 16, 2016||
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.
Posted: March 04, 2016||
A Parisian style monochrome wedding is a beautiful theme to coordinate with and one that can be easily carried out throughout your entire wedding. Not only is black and white a classic theme, it is also timeless and will be forever popular.
The key to pulling a monochrome wedding off it to be mindful of the black to white ratio. You want the white to be the dominating colour, with pops of black thrown in to compliment. After all you don't want a dark and gloomy wedding!
Invitations and Stationary
Start by setting the tone of your wedding and think ab
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
Posted: July 03, 2015|Categories: 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: June 23, 2015||
Choosing the right colours for your wedding or engagement party can be a difficult task. There are so many combinations to choose from and it can be a little bit overwhelming. To give you some inspiration, here is one of my favourite colour combinations: Purple and Gold!
Some examples for you to draw inspiration from:
Stand out from the crowd and make a statement with a beautiful engraved GOLD ACRYLIC invitation
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.
This week we are excited to share with you our new range of Personalised Acrylic Cake Toppers!
Our cake toppers are laser cut with precision, from quality 3mm thick acrylic with a smooth glossy edge for a beautiful finish.
They are the perfect touch for all occasions, from weddings to birthday celebrations, corporate celebrations or even engagement parties, we know you will find the right cake topper for you here.
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
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
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."
The holiday season is about elaborate ornamentation, the coming together of family and friends, cheer and the spirit of togetherness. These beautiful meanings can be incorporated in your special day with personalised favours and decorations. Adding a little Christmas cheer to your wedding theme will make it all that more exciting and an even bigger celebration for all your guests. Let the champagne pour and the music play! I have got some great ideas to put a little festive spin on your day. Change up your traditional bouquet and have a spray of pine cones and baby's breath bush or add a dash of red and green foliage.
Our team at PF headquarters are always looking for savvy ideas and unique ways to personalise favours & gifts. I am going to share with you some of my top trending favour ideas leading into spring and summer!
First of all it is important to understand what you want to give your guests to say thank you for sharing your day.
#1 Know your favour
- Personalising a favour or gift shows you went that extra mile to show your thanks and appreciation.
- Ensure your favours are a positive reminder of your wedding fun!
- Keep it simple and sweet. There is no need to go extravagant.
- Remember it's a small token of your appreciation - come on they all got free food and booze anyway
- Theme your favour to reflect your day and your personality as a couple
- Make your favours useful & practical.
1. Personality trumps Tradition
Break the rules. It's your day and you don't have to follow a formula. Don't book the venue before you've established the type and format of your wedding. Is it a full sit-down meal, a picnic, an intimate affair somewhere secluded, a brunch, cocktail party or a traditional service in a church? Have fun and think outside the square. Gone are the days of cookie-cutter weddings; make the day all about you by setting the style and scene early on.
Tuscan Inspired Wedding Reception
Style your wedding as you would your home. It should feel personal. Develop a plan with imagery and reference - it should be one of the first things you do. Collect the things that you love - ideas, colours, favourite pieces and weave them all together
Posted: March 05, 2012||
Welcome to Personalised Favours!
We have created a blog dedicated to inspiring you to design and create a beautiful wedding day which is uniquely yours and reflects your personality.
Our team at Personalised Favours understand that your wedding day is your special day and you want to make it perfect for your friends and family. Our aim is to make this process a little easier for you by keeping you updated on our new product arrivals and posting some interesting wedding ideas and products found in our travels.
You may ask, what makes our products so unique?
Well most of our products can be personalised with you unique design or message. Our team of graphic designers are always creating funny, cute, romantic cartoon characters to give you and your guests a unique remembrance gift of your special day.