So I don't want to overload you with wedding posts...but thought I'd share a few websites which have inspired me and the planning of mine. Most of you probably know Snippet And Ink, Rock My Wedding and 100 Layer Cake, but I've found a few others on my internet scouring, too. Here are a few of my favourites that have helped me through:
Great DIY ideas, you can even download free Menu and Order of Service templates from here:
|Downloadable Save The Date invites|
|Retro looking popcorn bags, Cherishedblessings at Etsy|
We have decided to cut down on expenses by making a lot of our stationery - the RSVPs, direction cards and menus etc. We have found this website great when trying to make them look as less DIY as possible!
The new Not On The High Street, I suppose. And I saw these hanging bottles for 3 times the price at Cox & Cox!
|Set of 4 hanging jam jar tea light holders, £7.95, Dotcomgiftshop|
Website too pretty for words with tons of inspiration and do it yourself projects, check out these stencilled bottles:
Buy Our Honeymoon
So many couples live together before getting married nowadays that crockery and a posh dinner set just doesn't fit their lives anymore...so this is a different option - you invent the gift ("a bottle of wine at dinner £30" or "Day Trip to the local island £100") and your guests can choose which option they wish to contribute to(they can also suggest something with a different amount). There are a few websites out there but we have found this one came highly recommended and has been really easy and helpful.
|Downloadable photobooth prop template!|
I don't know about everyone else but I didn't know where to start with wedding budgets! It really helps to know how much things generally cost first (funnily enough, I've never booked a live band or canapes for 100 before!). This site is free to register and you can do everything from work out your table plan to track your invites.
Buy and hire these neat signs - battery powered so no unsightly plugs!
|Light-up sign, £65 to buy, Doris loves|
|'Love' light-up sign, Doris Loves|
Other websites of note:
Budget Savvy Bride - does what it says!
Vowed and Amazed - hire big neon letters and theatrical props (have you seen how much money a neon sign actually costs?! Hire one instead)
Before The Big Day - a bit of visual stimulation:
Other things I have found useful:
|Blackboard paint, £5.99, Wilkinson|
Did you know you can turn almost any hard surface into a chalkboard?! This has come in very handy in our DIY skills...old shelves, boards and tables are all being painted with a few coats of this - and it's the cheapest tin around.