Personalise Your Wedding

by Janine Robertson - Date: 2007-02-06 - Word Count: 425 Share This!

The first hint of the style of your wedding that your guests will receive is your invitation. It is important to consider how this can impact the rest of your event decor and to ensure there is some commonality between invitation and reception.

These tips will help achieve an impact with your guests and create a unique wedding.

Your colour scheme

Keeping a theme from invitations right through to your table design is important with all events. What flowers are in your bouquet? What colours will you and your bridal party be wearing?

* Consider using a textured paper to form the background of your wedding invitation and continue the use of this paper in your table design as a base to your centrepiece, a table runner or wrapped around candles. It can also carry through to your order of service, place cards and menus.

* Take a photo of your chosen flower (or purchase one online) and use this image from your initial invitation right through to your table design. A photo can have a greater impact than a printed design. The link between the image and the use of real flowers at your event will be simple and elegant. Ensure a colour is used to "lift" the image from the paper.

Your dinner tables

Your table settings can create atmosphere and be the most impactful part of your wedding reception! Remember, your guests will be seated at your tables longer than anywhere else. They will have time to notice the details. This is also the best way to add colour to your venue and personalise the look and feel of the room. You want guests to feel welcome when they walk in!

While flowers are beautiful, they are the most commonly used centrepiece and are expensive (often starting at $50 per table for a centrepiece). Have you considered alternatives such as ribbon table runners, paper table runners, paper centrepiece bases, paper and wax lanterns, chocolates and lollies? Photos? Place mats? Mirrors? These choices will certainly bring the cost of your tables down, and you may even be able to keep certain elements!

How can you incorporate your bombonniere into your table decorations to save money? Can your centrepiece include a set number of items that your guests can take home - such as having 10 candles per table or using bud vases?

Instead of floral arrangements, consider using bowls and single flowers - a large flower such as a lilly can have great impact on its own in the right bowl!

A final tip..... Don't forget the white umbrellas - just in case!

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