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5 Fun Things to Add to Your Wedding Invitations

Have a look at 5 things you can add to your wedding invitations to make them a little bit more fun.

Are you the type of couple who don’t take much too seriously? Good, there should be more of you in the world.

Formal Invitations. They have rules here and rules there, about what you should and shouldn’t do. I say, shake off the rules and add yourself a little bit of quirk! After all, the day is about celebrating love right? Shouldn’t that be super fun?Adding a bit of quirk

Here are some inexpensive and adorable ideas to consider adding to your wedding invitations and save the dates. Hell, you can do it whatever way you want!

Here are five fun ideas for adding an extra special quirkiness to your wedding:1. Add Actual Photos

Have you thought about paperclipping a little photo selection of you both to your invitations? Or perhaps integrate a photo as a part of the design? If done well, it can look wonderful!

Maybe pop in a classic photo booth strip. Nothing adds a little comic value like the two of you pulling faces, or holding up post-its noting on it the date of your wedding. Your guests will certainly be expecting the good times to roll if they’re having fun as soon as they open your invitations! 

2. Use a Hashtag

Ever thought about a #wedding hashtag? [ shameless, I know ] If you include one on your invitations people will flood social media outlets with excited ‘got the invitation’ photos, ‘getting ready’ photos, ‘on-the-way’ photos – you name it! The photos will be everywhere – you’ll have so many memories!

3. Interesting Invitation Papers

Now, if you’re anything like me, you’ll love a bit of stationery. The really good stuff. I know I said inexpensive at the top, but this one idea is an exception…

If gorgeous handmade cotton-pressed rose petal paper with a dash of seeds pressed in there (so your guests can plant them after! – I know right?!), sounds like your kind of heaven, like it is mine, consider pushing a little bit of your budget into purchasing some fabulous papers. They make exceptionally simple printed designs look insanely beautiful, but if you’re feeling really creative, handwrite your invitations for maximum impact! If that sounds like far too much time to spend, get a pro like me to do it for you.

4. Confetti

Consider throwing some confetti into your envelopes; all the little sprinkles have a romantic vibe that pulls you into the future. Each guest will be imagining the big day as soon as they float out.

Or you could include the confetti you would like your guests to bring on the big day; a cute little packet would add a kitsch tickle to your set! If you don’t include it, you’ll likely be buying it for your wedding day anyway, so it doesn’t cost more – and adding it to your invites just makes the set all the more exciting!

Great biodegradable confetti is lovely, you can dry petals of your own choice yourself or find someone to do it for you.

Big tip!: Avoid glitter- this will spoil your guests’ floors and they will not be happy about it one bit… plus, did you know glitter has a terrible impact on the environment? it doesn’t degrade in soil, usually makes its way into water systems/ oceans and then the tummies of sea creatures. It can’t be recycled either. Avoid at all costs!

5. Have a Competition

Now before you leave me, thinking this has changed into some kind of Gala Bingo nightmare*… hear me out. Think about having a cake competition instead of buying a wedding cake! Go the whole 9 yards (couldn’t help myself) and have your own British Bake-Off, one Mary Berry would be proud of. Put the competition details in your invites and include the way the winner will be selected; put up an attractive prize like £150 behind the bar just for them to use as they wish, perhaps. Trust me, it’s cheaper than a wedding cake and you’ll likely get some beautiful desserts!

There you have it – 5 fun things you could include in your invitations. Have fun cooking up some ideas and get in touch if you need someone to make the for you!

With love love love, please spread the love xXx

*I actually dig bingo, I don’t know why I said that.

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How to Pick a Wedding Theme or Colour Palette

Picking a theme is possibly one of the harder parts of the #wedding, because it has to be one of the first things you pick, other than the venue or date. The theme is ultimately your own ‘wedding brand’, speaking of you both in your relationship, reflecting it in the details and colour choices. Basically the guests will say with a gasp of awe,

“This is so them

It’s a brand that will run through everything, including your save the dates and/or invitations, so, let’s get down to the question…

How do I pick a Wedding Theme or Colour Palette?

Okay so there are a million ways you can go about this, and a lot of them involve buying expensive magazines and going to wedding fayres, but there’s two good routes; first, contact me for a free consultation and I can come up with some wedding invitations or save the dates for you – this is great when you have a vague idea, like a favourite colour or perhaps a place you both love to visit, such as Paris or Rome.

If you have no ideas just yet, my second option is one I can truly bang-on about for years and it’s absolutely free too.

One word, one app, my one love; Pinterest. This mood boarding app is the ultimate in helping you plan out what you like. You can gather it all together and save it all on one virtual mood board. And I could go as far to say, you could probably sort this whole part of your wedding out in 30 minutes if you’re well versed in the app already.

Step One

Install Pinterest and get antiquated, if you have not yet done so before. Then, make a board and just call it ‘Wedding Ideas’ or something broad, because you’re literally going to put every single pin you like right here for now.

Check out my Pinterest board for example.

Step Two

Start searching for every colour you have ever thought of and put ‘wedding’ after it. ‘purple wedding’, ‘mint wedding’, ‘teal wedding’. No need to search for colours you dislike, but hey – you may just see something you never thought could be so beautiful! You’ll start seeing tons of ideas cross your path, and if you like any, pin them to your board!

Search other things like ‘unusual wedding’ or perhaps pick something you love you would like to incorporate like ‘book wedding’ or ‘rock wedding’. Pin, pin and pin like cray.

Step Three

Look back at your board. Can you see a colour or group of colours emerging? Can you see an obvious theme at all running through? Or perhaps see pastels? Maybe brights? Are you seeing lots of balloons or glitter? Are you seeing a minimal vibe? Perhaps they’re all photos outside? Or maybe something a little steampunk or Grecian?

What’s popping out for you?

Step Four

Take one of the obvious themes and expand on it. Time to start a new board.

If for instance, say we had a dark blue running through the main board and it looks as though a night theme is emerging, with sparklers and fur coats… Go with it. Pick a cute name for your navy blue, glam fairy lights and glitzy board – today we’ll go with ‘Starry Night Wedding’.

Start pinning just these types of pins here and really expand on the details – search ‘navy and green centre pieces’ or ‘fairy light banquet’ and such the like to see what you can come up with!

Here’s my ‘Starry Night Wedding’ board for example.

If you have more than one obvious theme running through your main board, go back and repeat the last few steps until you have a lot of themes and colour combos you like. Perhaps you can incorporate two into one eventually!

By this time you should have loads of ideas and a bigger overall vision of your future wedding (Yay!) but I would always keep going with your boards and see where they take you with the finer details, but try not to go too overboard (pardon ze pun).

You may muddle your ideas and find that it’s slightly too much to pull into a wedding ‘brand’ if you have loads of pins – perhaps 6 pins are exactly enough to build your dream wedding from – have an experiment!

This step by step Pinterest plan can help you find your feet when you have no idea what direction to look, so I hope you have fun pinning and find your personal medley of wedding ideas that spark your creative juices!

The best part? You can share these boards with your wedding planner, venue host, invitation designer (me! me! pick me! I’m a great stationery designer! #noshame) and your bridesmaids and groomsmen so you can all find dapper outfits to match your chosen colours and theme!

Love to all, keep being divine and take care XxXx