Showing posts with label Favours. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Favours. Show all posts

Thursday, 4 July 2013

You & Me Wedding Pencils

It's a bit of a squeeze to put these pencils on a wedding blog, but I loved them so much I couldn't wait to share them with you. Fresh from Brooklyn, literally the coolest place on earth right now, they're created by Knot & Bow. Perfect as a present for your groom on your wedding day, they finish the sentence 'we go together like....' Super sweet pencils designed for the perfect pair!



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Friday, 17 May 2013

One Lump Or Two? DIY Teabag Wedding Favours

As a huge tea-drinker, I can't think of anything better than these cute tea-bag wedding favour ideas. They're the easiest favour in the world to DIY, and you could create an entire set of teas for each of your wedding guests, without breaking the bank. Just buy tea-bags in bulk, and pimp them! There's tonnes of different DIY ideas on Pinterest, including a big selection of free printables to personalise your tea-bag tags. Check out my Wedding DIY board for more ideas.


{Photo Credit} Kate's Creative Space | 2. Fox & Hazel


{Photo Credit} DIY Tutorial via The Pretty Blog




{Photo Credit} DIY Tutorial via Love Mae

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Pretty Wedding Favour Packaging

When it comes to wedding favours I'm a complete sucker for truly pretty packaging. It almost doesn't matter what's inside the little parcel {although food is always a good thing!}, I can get truly over-excited about the wrapping. So when Pink Lemons got in touch with their latest range of vintage pastel prettiness, I couldn't resist featuring their range right away! Jo and Mai started Pink Lemons after they struggled to find shabby chic pieces for their own weddings. My favourite product is the retro milk cartons - they come with painted mini-pegs, so you can choose the colour that best fits your wedding theme.

** UPDATE: Pink Lemons have kindly offered the 10% off for the first 30 buyers who quote the Promotion Code B4THEBIGDAY - woohoo! **

{Product Credit} Hexagon Flower Favour Boxes, 5 for £6.95 | Retro Paper Straws, 25 for £3.95


{Product Credit} Pretty Chinese Takeaway Boxes, 8 for £11.95 | 2. Rustic Box with Postcard, 10 for £14.95

{Product Credit} Ribbon Print Cookie Bags, 15 for £6.95 | Retro Paper Straws, 25 for £3.95

{Product Credit} Retro Milk Carton Favour Boxes, 8 for £9.95 | 2. Hexagon Flower Favour Boxes, 5 for £6.95

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✽ Divine Twine for Wedding Stationery & Favours
✽ Cute DIY Heart Favours

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Introducing The Scented Candle Shop For Weddings

Out of all the weddings I've attended, there's one that really stands out in my mind. It was pretty spectacular, with stunning flowers, the best desert table I've ever seen, and a series of 'reveals', including one late in the evening, when a curtain dropped to reveal another marquee set up as a nightclub. But the element that really stands out is the smell of the wedding! Each 'room' was subtly perfumed with scented candles, and I can't tell you how much it added to the atmosphere and feeling of luxury. If you're looking to create the same effect, I hugely recommend the Scented Candle Shop. They have a huge range of candles - from scented, to organic, soy and vintage-style beeswax. Choose from natural scents, such as fig tree, lavender, rosemary, and citronella for a garden reception. If you're looking to create a colour splash on each table, you can choose your candles and holders by colour. The Scented Candle Shop also has a special wedding range, with a great selection of simple taper and pillar candles, plus great wedding favour options - take a look at these cute cottage style candles!

{Product Credit} Cottage shabby-chic style St Eval Candles, £14.49 from Scented Candle Shop


{Product Credit} Elegant Canova Kew Tin Candles, £9.49 from Scented Candle Shop


{Product Credit} St Eval Tin Candles, £8.89 from Scented Candle Shop


{Product Credit} Vintage-style Prices Candles, approx £10 from Scented Candle Shop

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

How To Easy-DIY Your Wedding Stationery

Wedding stationery can easily set you back over £1000, particularly if you go for beautiful letterpress or embossed wedding invitations. Then if you throw in Save the Dates, pretty answering cards, printed instructions, place-makers, menus and the cost of stamps, and you're easily busting your wedding budget on paper! The good news is that DIY-ing your wedding stationery is simple, even if you're creatively challenged like me. I managed to DIY my wedding stationery, and believe me, if I can do it, so can you! If you're not keen on fiddling around on your computer with designs and layouts, how about trying wedding stamps? You can get them specially personalised for you by boutique designers on Etsy, so all you need to do is add ink and paper of your choice. Take a look at some of these fab designs for starters, and click for more wedding stamp ideas. Plus you won't want to miss all of Before the Big Day's DIY ideas.


{Product Credit} Save the Date DIY Stamp by Stamp Couture

{Product Credit} Save the Date DIY Stamp by Stamp Couture

{Product Credit} Lovely favour stamp by Rachel Carl & Company

{Product Credit} Pretty Wedding Logo Stamps by Red Cloud Boutique

{Product Credit} Lovely wedding slogan stamp by The Chatty Press

{Product Credit} Fun wedding favour stamps by Rachel Carl & Company

{Product Credit} Matching Wedding Invitation & Save the Date stamps by Native Bear

{Product Credit} Pretty wedding detail stamps by Paper Sushi

{Product Credit} Wedding Invitations & Save the Date stamps by Modern Art Stamps

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Before the Big Day Wedding Trends of 2013 - Origami

The first of the HUGE trends for 2013 is wedding origami. It's DIY, cheap and cheerful, and completely personalised, making it the perfect recession-beating wedding detail. And it's easy! With the help of YouTube videos and cheap squares of origami paper, I managed to create a very cute origami heart and origami duck yesterday. Check out my pictures on Pinterest. I'd recommend adding origami details to your wedding invitations and wedding favours, and you could even create an origami swan backdrop for your wedding vows. Plus, did you know that in Japan, a thousand paper cranes are traditionally given as a wedding gift by the father of the bride, to wish the happy couple a thousand years of happiness and prosperity? So romantic! Here are just a few wedding origami ideas - for tonnes more take a look at my Pinterest board.


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Origami Crane Wedding
DIY Origami Love Notes

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Divine Twine for Wedding Stationery & Favours

Stationery has always been something of an obsession for me, but it wasn't until I start my wedding blog, that I realised I could get genuinely excited about string. Or twine to be exact. Divine Twine. Much beloved by all the US wedding blogs, it's now available in the UK via Not On the High Street. It comes in every colour, and it's perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your wedding stationery and favours.


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Friday, 14 December 2012

Message in a Bottle Wedding Favours

Build the sense of intrigue surrounding your big day with a secret message in a bottle. Roll up personalised messages to your guests and leave them as favours at each place setting, or use them to send your save the dates. Perfect if you're planning a nautical or vintage wedding. These sets are from Minature Rhino and include stoppered vials, a charm of your choice, paper and a little cloth bag. If you want to do your own DIY project, then check out Coloured Bottles for a lovely selection.


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Thursday, 1 November 2012

DIY Wedding Ribbon Ideas

On a recent trip to Newcastle to visit my Dad, he took me to possibly the best shop in the world. It's called RE and it's a wonderful world of wedding inspiration. I'll be featuring many of their gorgeous products over the next few weeks, but let's start with these heavenly ribbons. Add them to your wedding invitations, favours, vases and wrap them round your wedding bouquets and buttonholes. They're a fantastic way to brand your big day. Don't worry if you can't get to the north-east, they deliver.


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Monday, 24 September 2012

Alternative Wedding Buttonholes

*I just love these!*  I've already featured Kikichoo's badges as an idea for wedding favours, but these cupcake couples are perfect for the wedding party. At £1 each, they're a lot cheaper than floral buttonholes, and come in cute pairs and different colours, so you can match up your bridesmaids and ushers. It's one way to drop hints about who you think should get together on the dancefloor!


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Monday, 3 September 2012

Why Eco-Chic Brides Love Burlap

Just because it's slightly rough and ready, doesn't make burlap any less chic. In fact, it's its naive rusticity that makes it this season's fabric of choice for eco-chic weddings. Made from vegetable fibres, it's often used to make sacks to transport coffee beans, and it's these bags that are super-easy to recyle into gorgeous accessories and favours. Perfect for a couple keen to be green on their big day.

Product Credits {from top left} - 1. My Adobe Cottage, 2: Lilmissi, 3: The French Nest Co, 4: Ginie Lee, {from bottom left}, 1: Lilmissi, 2: My Adobe Cottage, 3: Funky Shique

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Custom Wedding Favour Bags

Whatever you choose for your wedding favours, I'd be tempted to house them in these cute little muslin bags. Discovered on one of my many wonders around the wedding web world, they're made by the lovely ladies over at The Wedding Chicks, and they come in a dozen pretty designs. Personalise them with your wedding date and your names, and fill them with sweets, a handmade biscuits, or little keepsakes. You could even stuff them with lavender to make DIY scented bags. The numbered bag would make the perfect Save the Date, or send it as an extra detail with your wedding stationery. If you're not keen on the designs - you could always buy your own via Etsy, and personalise with a stamp.



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Monday, 20 August 2012

Wedding Reception Inspiration: Ice-Cream

With all the hot weather we've been having, my mind has turned to summer weddings, and how to make them stand out from the crowd. Vintage sweet buffets have been a hugely in vogue for the last couple of years, so why not try a twist on the trend, and organise a vintage ice-cream buffet. Encourage your guests to pick their favourite flavour, add a topping or two, and top it off with a cute personalised wooden spoon - super-easy to DIY thanks to this letter set from The TomKat Studio Shop. I'm loving this shoot by Eat Drink Chic, complete with free downloadable candy-pink striped stationery.




Buy your ice-cream supplies from The TomKat Studio Shop or from PaperMash in the UK.


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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Unique Etsy Weddings: Jolly Edition Wedding Stationery

Every day this week I'm introducing my secret UK Etsy wedding discoveries. We've had a fantastic response so far - please do leave comments with your own favourite Etsy sellers. Today we're all about hand-painted wedding stationery by Jolly Edition, run by married couple, Laura and Tom in Cambridge. Together, they design beautiful, custom wedding stationery and bespoke wedding portraits, with a fun, vintage feel. I love the personality they bring to their work - their wedding stationery is truly a work of art. Don't miss the Jolly Edition website, including fabulous dog-walking cards and cat portraits!



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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Have You Heard Of The Wedding Handkerchief Tradition?

Are you planning a traditional wedding? There are so many British wedding traditions, it's hard to count them. At our wedding, we mostly created our own traditions {read our DIY service}, but we did recreate a Russian wedding tradition by fastening a padlock around a fence at our wedding venue {see my blog post}. It was a lovely private moment between the two of us - the myth being you'll stay together as long as the lock lasts. Another lovely tradition from the Southern states of the USA involves hankies! It's all based on a wedding fable claiming that if a bride cries on her wedding day, those shall be the last tears she sheds about her marriage. So in America, bridesmaids and brides often give each other handkerchiefs as wedding favours or presents. The tradition has spiralled, and now even wedding invitations come printed on handkerchiefs. Check out my Pinterest board for more ideas on how to incorporate this wedding tradition into your big day.


{Picture Credit} SeafoamSAFARI sells stunning vintage handkerchiefs

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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Paper Wedding Cakes & The Perfect Wedding Favours

Mmmm cake. And double-mmmm, cake without calories! These gorgeous paper cakes are a simply genius idea for packaging real wedding cake or for favours. The clever people over at Imeon Design handmake each one, and will customise it according to your desires. Chocolate, carrot, victoria sponge, nothing is beyond them. The best thing is that they're only $30 each, which works out as just over $2 a slice - yum! As you scroll down for the pics, you might notice the strawberries....I know they're not cake, but I loved them so much I couldn't leave them out. I think they'd be perfect as favour bags for a summer wedding.


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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Key to My Heart Wedding Favours

Keys are romantic. Love letters written on keys are beyond romantic - in my view they're up there with Shakespearean sonnets and a good old proposal on one knee. That might explain why I've fallen hook, line and sinker for this cute laser-cut key, or it might be because I love all of Mister Rob's work. Pick up the limited edition keys from his online shop here, or pop down to his Colombia Road shop in London.

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Monday, 18 June 2012

Introducing Foto Noir - Luxury Wedding Photo Booth

When it comes to your wedding, the one thing I can guarantee, is that it will pass far too quickly. Our wedding lasted nearly 10 hours, but it still feels like it was over in a flash - everything sped up once we'd shared a couple of glasses of champagne! You're going to want as much photographic evidence of your wedding as possible, and while your wedding photographer will take all the lovely official shots, in my view a wedding photobooth is a must. Foto Noir is a luxury photobooth, which takes flattering {and hilarious}, black and white portrait pictures. Its subtle design fits in with every wedding style, even {as in the picture below} if your wedding is at The Savoy! Install it at your wedding reception and your friends and family will love it - we only had an old polaroid camera at our wedding, so I wish we'd discovered Foto Noir before our big day. The pictures are printed at the reception, so they work as brilliant wedding favours, as well as fabulous momentoes of your wedding day. Based in London, Foto Noir are happy to install their photobooth anywhere in the UK - book them now for your wedding day!


Picture Credits {above} Rebecca Goddard Photography, {all below} Foto Noir


Picture: Foto Noir neatly installed at a wedding reception at The Savoy.


Fabulous examples of Foto Noir pictures.



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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Green Living Wedding Favours

Before the Big Day is all about finding new and unusual ideas to make your wedding stand out from the crowd. So I'm always on the look out for something different, particularly when it comes to wedding favours! This wedding trend from the US has completely caught on in the UK, and normally I always recommend foody favours, because then they never get wasted. However, when I spotted these cute LIVING favours by Gem Sprouts, I couldn't resist them. I reckon you'd probably only want to give them to your female guests, but they'd work perfectly at a garden wedding, or a botanical, eco-friendly themed big day. What do you reckon?


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Friday, 1 June 2012

How To Make Your Wedding Guests Look Cool

The moment I spotted these incredible wedding photo props, I felt the rush of wedding blog excitement. I had to share them with you! They would make for the most hilarious pictures, and even your shyest guest couldn't fail to get involved. Create a fancy dress prop box next to the photo booth at your wedding {my favourite is Foto Noir}, or place a different one at each table setting as a wedding favour. You could even have themed tables - distinguished moustaches on one, wacky glasses on the other. Buy these from Live Love Laugh Lots. P.S. I know I went a bit overboard with the pictures here, but I couldn't choose which one - they all made me happy! There's even more sets on the website!





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