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
Image Sourced from Pinterest
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
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
Congratulations to our friends on their fantastic news!
Alex had us make a wooden puzzle and each piece represented a special occasion or event in their lives together.
Kate was met at each location with a piece of the puzzle and Alex was at the end to meet Kate down on one knee. Here are some photos form their magical engagement..
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
Choosing a season or month to celebrate your wedding day can be sometimes an easy decision or quite hard. Many opt for a Spring wedding as the weather is mild and sunny. Others like a winter wedding where the celebrations can be had in a cosy lodge, or in a rustic barn with beautiful winter foliage and colours adding to the atmosphere. Here is some tip & inspiration for your winter celebration!
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!
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.
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,
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."
Who: Emma & Robert
Where: At Home
Style: Rustic elegance, Alfresco
We had the pleasure of sharing some of Robert & Emma's photos from the night! Emma shares some great D.I.Y ideas and tips for holding an Engagement Celebration at home on a budget!
"Rob & I initially were looking at holding the party at a venue but felt restricted with what we wanted to do. I am a very creative and resourceful person and wanted to source and make much of the décor and decorations myself. "
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.