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Celebrate good times! Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes the most popular wedding season of them all. From the popping of the question, to the ‘last night’ celebrations and the big white wedding, the Spring season brings with it a whole host of reasons to get your party on. But if you’ve got a few friends getting married at this time of year – and let’s face it, who doesn’t? – you might find yourself getting a little stuck for inventive gifts for multiple celebrations. Never fear: the ultimate Spring nuptial gift guide is here.
1. The perfect proposal pressie
Hooray – they’re getting hitched! Once the question has been popped, the celebrations begin, and that includes the all-important engagement party.
It’s the first time you get the chance to celebrate the happy couple, so you’l
Posted: April 09, 2019Categories: Wedding Season
Spring has sprung! And with it comes an abundance of love, hope and happiness in the air – not to mention it’s still one of the most popular times for weddings, engagements and nuptial celebrations of every kind.
For anyone contemplating a spring wedding now or in the future, we go behind the scenes to share with you twelve of the most sought-after spring wedding trends for 2019 and beyond!
1. Rustic accents
Vintage elements continue to be a popular choice for spring brides this season, but instead of a full-scale vintage celebration, less is more when it comes to rustic accents. Couples are opting for rustic details such as bombonniere and place cards
The marriage of a couple brings together two families, two sets of ideas and traditions, and two diverse ways of life. But what if your marriage also marks the union of two cultures? Instead of a being source of added stress, we take the headache out of planning a cross-cultural wedding and show you how a few simple ideas can see you host a truly spectacular cross-cultural celebration.
Straight off the mark: decide whether you are going to have two distinct ceremonies or a combined ceremony that includes elements of both cultures. If your cultures are distinctly different and one of you wouldn't feel satisfied without a full traditional ceremony, then two ceremonies may be the only way to go. Just remember, this will have an impact on your budget and logistics. Various cultures also have additional ceremonies around marriage that don't involve exchanging of vows. If two ceremonies sound too much, investigate opportunities
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.
For some couples, no nuptials would be complete without including their favourite four-legged, furry member of the family (and no, we're not talking about Aunt Edna -- think instead the one with the waggly tail). If your pampered pooch, feisty feline, or even precocious piglet is a must in your wedding day celebrations, we offer the following tips to make sure you don't go barking mad.
- Propose with your pooch
Some grooms say they included their furry friends in their proposal because they thought it would increase their chances of getting a positive response! They don't call them man's best friend for nothing. All jokes aside, if your furry sidekick helped your groom pop the all-important question, chances are this may reserve them a spot in your
If you're planning a wedding and your budget is starting to resemble the Gross National Deficit of a small nation, then it's time to get smart about ways you can save money without sacrificing on style. Here we offer 13 shrewd ways to help you get hitched without your debt going global.
- Do your research
When contemplating a trip down the aisle, it definitely pays to do your research. Explore different venues and options that are a good fit for your personal preferences and investigate pricing for different seasons, sizes, and wedding styles.
- Plan your timing
Getting married on a weekday, or either side of peak season can almost halve your wedding venue costs - not to mention that certain wedding suppliers
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.
What is it that you remember most about the weddings of friends and loved ones? While a designer gown, 5-tier cake and 10-carat diamond rings are impressive; it's the intimate details that leave a lasting impression.
What are wedding favours?
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.
Use wedding favours to complement your individual style
Wedding favours need to reflect the unique personality of the bride and
Wedding trends are like flowers. They grow, bloom and die out every season. Some return the next year with a fuller crop, while others only maintain a scattering of blooms. We look at which blossoms are expected to reappear in 2017 and those that may have had their day in the sun.
Metallics are still tipped to be the front-runners for wedding colour palettes in 2017. However popular opinion is moving away from the glittering golds and sparkling silvers to softer, more muted metallic tones. Experts are also tipping khaki to make a comeback in wedding colour schemes in the new year.
Continuing with the metallic trend, couples due to tie-the-knot will be setting the scene with mirror
When the stress and excitement of the wedding day has passed, it is traditional for the bride and groom to celebrate their newlywed status by taking off into the sunset on their honeymoon. According to My Holiday Centre, the average Australian couple spends around two weeks on their honeymoon at an average cost of around $7000. Whether it be long or short, near or far, for richer or poorer - we check out some of our most desirable honeymoon destinations.
For couples that want to chill out on their post-wedding trip, you can't go past Byron Bay. Known as a mecca of relaxation and rejuvenation on the NSW north coast, this once sleepy surf town offers an abundance of seaside and hinterland accommodation options and honeymoon packages. If you want to intersperse your R&R with some activity, Byron and its surrounds offers tranquil rainforest trails, stunning mountain views, an exploration
We all know one. Or maybe you are one? The bride who is known for her style and fashion-forwardness and her wedding is no exception. If this sounds like you, or someone you know, we take a look at ten wedding ideas that will help keep the style-obsessed bride ahead of her game.
- Metallic palettes Your wedding is your time to shine. And shine you will with metallic colour schemes featuring silver, gold and gunmetal hues that add sparkle and sophistication to your celebrations.
- Casual chic Many couples are ditching the rigid formalities of a traditional affair for a more casual, fluid event that encourages guests to relax and enjoy. This includes rustic seating arrangements for the ceremony from hay bales to milk crates to wooden pallets. Informal dining options are also being encouraged, with open smorgasbords and alternative
- Metallic palettes Your wedding is your time to shine. And shine you will with metallic colour schemes featuring silver, gold and gunmetal hues that add sparkle and sophistication to your celebrations.
Every bride is beautiful on her wedding day. A major part of being a beautiful bride is feeling comfortable and confident in your choices and this includes your wedding makeup. If you're normally a fresh-faced gal then chances are you may not feel entirely at ease with a full face of heavy bridal makeup. Similarly if your signature look is fire engine lips and you opt for soft pastel shades on your big day you could feel naked or underdone.
We're not saying don't experiment with your wedding makeup, as after all if you can't be brave on your wedding day then when can you? But just remember to let your true self shine through - as this is the essence of real beauty.
Makeup for bohemian brides
If you consider a tinted sunscreen and a lick of mascara your complete beauty regime, chances are the full regiment of bridal makeup may leave you feeling like an overdressed clown. To avoid this circus
When you're still bubbling over with excitement like a freshly popped champagne bottle at your newly engaged status, friends and well-wishers may begin to enquire if you're planning an engagement celebration. This is no cause for alarm. Before you launch into full swing Bridezilla panic mode (save this for the wedding), we have a few tips and tricks that will help you host a successful engagement soireé.
The ideal time
The ideal time to host an engagement party is shortly after you've said yes - when the excitement is still fresh and you are just bursting to show off that diamond dazzler strapped to your digits. As a general rule of thumb, engagement parties shouldn't be any closer to the wedding than six months out.
When selecting your ultimate wedding playlist, it's important to pick a mix that will not only appeal to your possibly eclectic assortment of guests (think Aunty Edna to your cousin's bikie boyfriend), but also choose a range of tunes that showcases your unique identity as a couple. Here we take a look at some factors that might influence the musical persuasions for your big day and recommend some wedding favourites for every genre.
Considered by many to be the centrepiece of your wedding celebrations, wedding cakes today are big business. Whether it be fondant or frosting, rich chocolate or red velvet, tiered, stacked, layered or ruffled, we clue you in to everything need to know about wedding cakes in 2016.
Originally baked as a symbol of success and prosperity for the happy couple, wedding cakes have been involved in the union between two souls from the earliest of days. Traditionally, it was said that the larger and grander the cake, the more elevated the social status of the couple (so remember this when you place your order for the 14-tier fondant deluxe!) The white colour of the cake was supposed to symbolise the purity and virginity of the bride, and the traditional fruit-cake flavour was said to enhance the bride's fertility for her future husband.
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 with
These days the majority of couples find themselves in the 'try before you buy' scenario. Most people live together to test out how the relationship survives under one roof before even contemplating the notion of marriage. Before the distant sound of wedding bells begin to chime, many couples have bought a house together or made other significant financial investments, and may even have a couple of kids together before making it official.
These days everyone wants a destination wedding. Why make the fun end after only one day, when you can gather your nearest and dearest together for a week-long celebration of you and your betrothed? We have scoured the country and a little further abroad, to bring you our top five destination wedding locations for 2016.
Destination wedding considerations
When choosing the perfect destination for their impending nuptials, many couples choose a location that is close to their hearts - a place of great sentimental value or that symbolises key elements of their relationship. Others are guided by more practical concerns; will it be easy for my guests to travel to and from this location, is there ample accommodation, can we be legally married in this part of the world? Whatever your motivation or practical considerations, our top five destination wedding locations have something for everyone:
- The Whitsundays - You c
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.
While summer months remain the most popular time for couples to get hitched, don't overlook getting married in winter. In Australia, we have mild wintery days. Temperatures average around 12-15 degrees in the middle of the day (depending on location).
Winter weddings ooze glamour and style (and gorgeous long sleeve wedding dresses!). They are timeless and opulent showing off gorgeous lodges, country estates vineyards, ballrooms and/or intimate restaurants.
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.
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: 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.
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
Personalised Favours was once again so very humbled to accept the award for the No 1. Bomboniere for NSW at the ABIA's on Tuesday night the 8th December.
For the second year we have been lucky to be a part of the beautiful event hosted at Dockside in Darling Harbour. A big thank you to all our lovely customers who voted for us. We can't thank you enough! We were up against some
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: October 15, 2015
While our lovely brides have been busily preparing for their upcoming nuptials, our PF team have been hard at work preparing their personalised wedding orders! It is about time we shared a little behind the scenes action and share our wonderful workplace with you all.
We have come a long way over the last couple of years and it is all thanks to the continuous support and love from you guys. Sherridan has been busily organising our showroom, arranging products and clearing out.
If you would like to pop in and say hello and explore our showroom, we are open from 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday.
We have some pretty exciting projects and events coming up like the ABIA awards and releasing our new Christmas range. Stay tuned for the launch!
Social media updated from Emma - We have hit 30k likes on Facebook and will be announcing an exciting competition soon which you will want to be a part of.
Posted: July 16, 2015
After meeting the PR guru herself, Roxy Jacenko, this month at the Ministry of Talent seminar, we have been inspired busy little bees. So this week, we're taking you behind the scenes to show you what we have been doing while y'all were sleeping.
Our week starts off with some wild bareback riding along the beach - kidding! We do however hit the ground running each week; and this week was no exception.
Here are our top 4 moments from the week that was:
Our show room is up and running! Did I hear an -OH YEAHH- All our products for display for you to touch and
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: 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
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?
Your personalised wedding vows reflect the essence of your relationship and direct what happens after the wedding. They state what actions you commit to doing to create and grow your marriage.
Your wedding vows should come from deep inside, it should make your heart flutter, beat faster and emit beautiful emotions toward your partner.
Your friends and family will witness you being venerable, strong, beautiful and completely in-love.
Take a moment in your mind and enjoy these words. Enjoy the reactions, tears and smiles as you speak to one-another through your heart.
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 Flower
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.
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
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.