The Devil Is In The Details

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Okay, so you’ve sorted all the big things for your wedding. These are the things that you can not do without at all – if you don’t get these sorted, there will be no wedding day! As these are such huge things that need planning, there is no way that you are going to forget them.

But what about the details that are fairly small and easily forgettable. Sure, forgetting them won’t ruin your entire wedding day, but it might not feel quite as extra special. As the famous saying goes, the devil is in the details, and that is entirely true when it comes to weddings. Here are some small details that will make a big difference on the day.

Wedding Flowers

Ok, so you might not forget about your bouquet entirely, but you could stand a chance of leaving it until the last minute and rushing your decision. This is a bad idea! Ideally, you need to remember to speak to a florist in plenty of time so that you can discuss your perfect flower choices. For instance, you might want to pick a type of flower that holds a special meaning to you, and the florist will then be able to tell you which other flowers will work well with it in a bouquet. If you leave it till the last minute, you might just have to go with a random flower arrangement!

Favors

Wedding favors are very small gifts that the bride and groom leave at each guest’s place setting at the reception. These are a really nice touch, and your guests will love opening theirs to see what is in them. Usually, couples give small tokens to thank the guests for their attendance. You could wrap up some homemade truffles or candied almonds, for example.

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Transport

Do you know how your guests will get home or back to their accommodation once the day is over? If you are getting married in a town or city, they will be able to get cabs. But if you are getting married in a rural location, transport could prove tricky. Not everyone will be able to drive as they will have been drinking. For this reason, it’s a good idea to organize transport, such as booking a minibus, so that your guests aren’t worried about getting to and from your wedding.

Safe Space For Gifts

Each guest will bring a wedding gift for you; these are normally given to you just before the reception. You won’t be able to carry these around with you all the time, so you need to plan a safe space where you can store the gifts. If you have booked a reception venue, ask the owners if they can keep them somewhere for you. If not, set a table to one side where guests can place their gifts. You can then gather them all up at the end of the day.

Have a great wedding day!

Wedding Favor Favorites

In some ways, the now-established tradition of giving favors to those who attend your nuptials is quite strange. After all, you just bought your bridesmaids, groomsmen and all your guests dinner and drinks. You provided entertainment and sought to ensure they were happy and comfortable… and now you give them a gift at the end of the night? Nice!

 

Of course, it’s all a part of the day. We all want to send our guests off home with a smile on their face and, most importantly, a memento of the day. We open up our marriages to share them with others; it’s no surprise we want that memory to last in the form of favors.

 

When it comes to choosing the favors for your own wedding, you have several options. As ever, some of the decision-making process comes down to budget – but we’re not going to tangle with that. Instead, let’s examine the concepts behind the areas you can source your favors from. That way, regardless of your budget, you can find a concept that suits you and spend whatever you see fit within the confines of it.

 

Concept One: Traditional

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Traditional wedding favors with be sugared almonds or foil-wrapped chocolate. Something small and delicate that can sit prettily on the table during the meal then subsequently dropped into a handbag as guests leave. It’s the perfect option if you’re otherwise sticking with tradition.

 

Concept Two: Comedic

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Not all weddings have to be serious and focused on true love and nothing but. If you’re a couple with a sense of humor, then it makes sense to incorporate that into your favors. Silly posed photos in frames, novelty gadgets, and custom bobbleheads all give a sense of whimsy to your favors while still achieving their main goal.

 

Concept Three: Cheerfully Inexpensive

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Note ‘inexpensive’ rather than ‘cheap.’ Disposable items make for great wedding favors, such as paper fans or small bags of nostalgic candy. You can keep it simple and still make an impact. You’re trying to make people smile, not provide them with a favor worthy of being an heirloom they pass through the family for years to come!

 

Concept Four: Digital

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Our lives are lived online in the 21st century, so why not harness that for your favors? You can still provide guests with a physical piece of card, on which you can print a QR code. When scanned, this could link to a website where you plan to post pictures and memories of the wedding day itself. You could also link to a specific playlist that you’ve set up of songs that were going to be at the wedding or a YouTube dedicated channel for people to upload their own footage. It might not be a favor in the conventional sense, but it will keep the excitement going even as you head off on honeymoon.

 

Concept Five: Personalized

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If you have a small guest list, then it might be viable for you to look to personalize gifts. Wine bottles, magnets, and pens are common choices – all embossed with the names of the guests and perhaps your wedding date. At least they won’t have an excuse for forgetting your anniversary, anyway!

Pre-wedding Essentials

The run up to your wedding day can be pretty hectic to say the least. Not only is there so much to plan and organise, there’s also the added pressure of making sure you look great and the worry that everyone remembers exactly what they’re supposed to be doing and at the right time. Here’s a reminder of some pre-wedding essentials you need to get organised in time for the big day, just in case you forget:

  • Setting up your wedding gift list

Spending sometime setting up your wedding gift list is really important. Traditionally a gift list is to help you get set up for married life together so involves lots of essentials like cutlery, a toaster and kettle etc. But, as so many couples live together before marriage now things have changed a bit. Use your list to get beautiful things for your house to make it feel more homely and special as you start married life. Sites like Cox and Cox for some gorgeous interior inspiration.

  • Check your passport is in date

Making sure that both your passports are in date in time for the honeymoon is vital and something that often gets forgotten in the run up to a wedding. The passport renewal system can take a while in busy periods but usually about 3 weeks and an emergency run to the passport offices located in Liverpool, London, Durham or Glasgow.

  • Put together the table favours

Little things like table favours can easily be forgotten. They give you chance to thank your guests for coming to your wedding and allow you to add a little personal touch to the day. By thinking about these in advance you’ll be able to put together some cute little favours which symbolise your relationship and put a smile on your guests’ faces.

  • The cake

Organising the cake well in advance is super important to make sure you get exactly what you want and the cake designer you desire.  With specialists being booked up well in advance it’s important to organise this early on then it’s one thing off the list that can’t get forgotten about at the last minute. Try and think about what you want for your cake rather than pleasing your guests and always plan for the amount of people you have coming.

There’s so much to organise when planning a wedding that it can all get really stressful. By considering these 4 essentials far in advance you’ll hopefully not forget anything and have a wonderful wedding day.

Cute Bridesmaid Gift Idea

We know how hard it can be to find the right gift for your girls so wanted to share My Wedding Favors with you. They have so many adorable gifts like the Metallic Gold Dot Toe Bag that they sent us to check out. It would be perfect! They have several other patters, colors, personalized items, and much more. Be sure to check out all that they have!

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Top 10 Unique Wedding Favors

Your wedding day is all about you, but you also want the prefect favors to thanks your guest for sharing your special day. Here are the Top10 Unique Wedding Favors.

1. Personalized Wine Bottles – Prefect for wine lover this favor keeps the party going for your guest.

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2. Personalized Stemless Wine Glasses – This favor will remind your guest of your beautiful day when every they use it.

Unique Wedding Favors3. Freshly Roasted Coffee Favors – This favor not only useful but also smells great.

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4. Personalized Totes – This favor is fun and perfect for the playful bride.

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5. Personalized  Candles – This commemorates your day and your guest will enjoy this useful gift.

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6. Sunflower Seeds – This favor is will grow like your love.

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7. Soap Soap Wedding Favors – This favor lets guests pamper themselves.

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8. Potted Plants – This favor is natural and beautiful.

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9. Baked Treats – This favor is a perfect sweet treat.

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10. Chocolate – Who does not like Chocolate!

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