5 Details You Can't Miss

5 Details You Can't Miss

Written by Sherri-Lee Smit

With all the stress and distractions of dress hunting, guest list planning and family organising, you might forget the smaller details that make your wedding unforgettable. Don't worry, we have you covered. Whether it is extra special lighting or your wedding favours, these tips will help you.

 

The Entrance

Make sure that when your guests enter the reception or ceremony that they are either welcomed with something special or let them be blown away with a incredible decor moment. After all first impressions last forever.

Perhaps you can have a flower arch that they walk through or a fairy light canopy. You can have your waiters welcome them with an ice cold glass of bubbles or a delicious snack. This will set the mood for your wedding and make your guests feel spoilt from the first moment they arrive.

Signage and Directions

Always send your guest a very simple and easy to understand map so they don't get lost on the way to your wedding and risk being late. 

Also make sure you have signage at the venue as there is not always someone to explain or direct them, make it self explanatory and convenient for your guests. This can also help carry your theme through and add decor to the venue.

Have A Special Guest Book

These days a book with a pen just doesn't entice people to write in your guest book. These are so many new and exciting ways to make your guest book and to keep it forever.

Make it fun for your guests so that it becomes an activity and they will be more likely to participate.

Whether you have giant Jenga blocks, perhaps a Polaroid camera or photo booth where the can stick their selfie and write a message next to it. You can also create an artwork where they can write on little hearts and insert them into a frame that you can hang on your wall to remind you of the special day forever.

Choose Epic Favours 

Wedding favours are little gifts that you give your guest to remember the day and to say thank you for to them for attending. Make sure it is meaningful and special.

They can also double as name card and you can arrange them on your tables. Make or get something that will remind them of you and your groom.

Exta Ligthing

Something I have personally always loved is lighting. It can set a mood and create an atmosphere for very little spend. If you prefer candles why not create a whole table with just candles, it makes beautiful soft and romantic light and looks good in photos. Plus you can always get scented candles and make your wedding not just look good, but smell good too!

Fairy lights are called just that as they create a fairytale look. But be aware if not don't correctly can end up looking kitsch. 

 

We hope these tips help you create your unforgettable day.

All images sourced from pinterest.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Perks Of An At Home Bachelorette Party

The Perks Of An At Home Bachelorette Party

Written by Sherri-Lee Smit

 

We have all been to places where there are a group of ladies dressed up funny and causing a fuss, it is all fun and games as her friends make her do tasks as her last night as a "single lady". But in all fairness, it does tend to get a little embarrassing and sometimes out of hand. Getting completely "sloshed" in public and being bride to be number 11 on the announcements at "the club" just doesn't cut it anymore.

This is why having a bachelorette at home has so many great perks. Firstly, it is free. Most venues charge extra for bachelorette parties and staff. With all the money you saving you can go all out with entertainment or decorations. From an at home spa day, a waterslides or a great DJ to get the girls dancing. Sure you still have to make your own food and buy refreshments, but it will cost you way less than cover charge, transport, hotels, and restaurant charges.

You don't have to deal with any crowds or guys trying to get lucky with your bridal party. Having your party at home can make it more special and exclusively about the bride to be.

Another great perk is that you have carte blanche with what your decor or theme will be. Most venues are strict, sometimes not even allowing balloons. At your home, anything goes. Make it more special and personalised with homemade goodies and cocktails.

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Looking For The Perfect Dress at the Perfect Price

Looking For The Perfect Dress at the Perfect Price

Written by Sherri-Lee Smit 

Your wedding dress should make you feel like a movie star on the red carpet, all eyes on you, but without breaking your budget.

If your wedding is a weekend away extravaganza or an intimate small dinner or an elopement with just the two of you, the dress is very important.

In your dream wedding situation you are way more extravagant to what is usually possible for the price you are willing to pay. So sticking to the spreadsheets and budget is of most importance if you want to come home from your honeymoon feeling good and not stressed out.

Here are some tips to keep your dress expenses as low as possible.

When looking for your gown, do not try on dresses that are out of your budget as you stand the risk of falling in love with something you cannot afford.

Finding a dress that fits you "almost perfectly" or has a corset adjustable top or built in shape wear can save you a lot of money in the long run with alterations. 

Some other budget saving tips:

Get married on any other day except Saturday. Venues and suppliers charge extra on these Saturdays as it is the most desired day traditionally.

Opt for a wedding in a friend or family's beautiful garden or back yard. Or even national parks or beaches or even a forest. Just remember to get permission or permits before deciding.

Try doing most of your decor DIY with the help of family and friends, this will keep your budget low and create unforgettable memories with them.

Keep your guest list small. The less people on the list the less money spent on food, favours and drinks. The more money in the budget to make it extra special and unforgettable.

Pay for your honeymoon in advance and have a honeymoon fund instead of a gift registry. This way you can get reimbursed for the money you spent on your honeymoon and come back relaxed knowing that your time away didn't break the bank.

 All images sourced from unsplash.com

 

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