Hello, today I want to chat about choosing the finer details for your wedding. I am a great believer in really putting yourself into your wedding day.
Your guests will notice all the effort and time you went to and you want them to go home thinking the wedding was so you!
Intrigue your guests with the stationery
Your invites will be the first glimpse your friends and family get into your wedding. Choose a design that shows off your personality as a couple and give guests a taster of how the day will look. As there are so many designs out there, narrow down your choices by asking yourself if you want something traditional, formal, contemporary or vintage. I also like the idea of moving away from traditional etiquette and using words that suit your personalities instead. When buying online, be sure to order a sample first so that you can see the quality of the card, paper and workmanship.
Stationary photographed by Sara Moseley Photography.
Visit for florist with ideas
To get the most out of your visit to the florist, make sure you do a little preparation first. Take magazine cut-outs of flowers, bouquets and decor elements that you like so your florist gets an idea of your wedding theme and colour scheme. It's also helpful for them to see the style of wedding dress you will be wearing so he or she can advise on the best bouquet to complement your look.
Consider thoughtful favours
I'm the first to admit that I love small personal details at a wedding and favours provide the perfect touch, should your budget allow. However, if you prefer to spend the money on another element of the reception that guests will enjoy, such as a candy buffet or another form of entertainment of example, then that is a good option too.
Favours created by Elle is for Love.
Keep it personal
Try to incorporate your hobbies, interests and quirks into the day. If you have something of a love affair with old movies for example - incorporate this into your theme. One of my more recent couples received a beautiful painting from a close family member and they now plan to use if in their wedding stationery.
It really is all in the detail. It is not about the money you spend, it is about how you spend it and the ways in which you make people who come to your wedding feel.
Until next time, happy planning.
Written by Julie Dawson - The Wedding Genie