Ideas+Inspiration

Finishing touches

For all of you amidst wedding planning you’ll know it’s all about striking a balance between must-dos and nice-to-haves. We say once you’ve  ticked all the biggies off your to-do list you can turn your attention to adding a few little treats for your guests. Here are a few of our favourite ideas to help your planning…

Planning a winter wedding and worried that the church may be a little chilly? Keep your guests cosy by leaving these hand warmers on the pews.

If your venue only allows real flower confetti, then having a little helper hand out small bags of dried petals will allow everyone to participate in this traditional, very fun, moment.

If you’ve ever spent a night trying to dance in four inch heels, you’ll know just how welcome a sight a basket of dancing shoes will be. A little thoughtful touch that the girls will really appreciate.

During the Champagne reception is a great time to sneak in a little surprise for your guests, to keep them entertained while you have your photos taken. Ice-cream carts and frozen margaritas always go down a storm.

According to etiquette authority, Debrett’s, it is crucial that space is allocated for hats at weddings. While we like to break the rules and bend tradition, we do agree that a hat table, or hat hooks, will not only be appreciated by guests but is also a great talking point. And where else would Uncle Fred be able to find himself that big purple number after one too many glasses of Champagnes?

Keep kids entertained during the speeches with puzzles, games and colouring books. Sweets can also be a great way of distracting them, but watch out for the ensuing sugar rush.

These wedding favour badges are a great ice-breaker, and will get the chat flowing during dinner. A Team Bride vs Team Groom dance off isn’t obligatory, but we’d love to see it!
Feeling inspired? We’d love to hear how you plan to give your guests a day to remember and any special treats you’ve spotted? Alie x



It’s Friday

We’re In Love

Here’s what has caught our eye this week

Mansfield Open Day

Looking for a wedding venue with plenty of wow factor? Two of Edinburgh’s top wedding venues – Mansfield Traquair and The Signet Library – are flinging opening their doors on 19th and 20th September, between 11am and 5pm.

Whether it’s the awe-inspiring architecture of Mansfield Traquair, or the sublime elegance of The Signet Library, we know you’ll be hard pushed to choose between them.

Just give them a call on 0131 225 0651 to book your appointment.

Corrine Smith Design

Exciting news for all brides and bridesmaids to be… This Saturday Corrine Smith Design are holding a Bridesmaids’ Open Day.

If you’re looking for gifts or styling for your best girls, and a shopping day out to boot, then pop along to Corrine Smith Design between 10 and 5 (no appointments necessary). They’re offering a whopping 50% off all orders for bridesmaid’s accessories and jewellery.

Sounds like our kind of shopping event…

WeddingBlogAwards

Have you heard the exiting news that We Fell in Love has been shortlisted in the Wedding Blog Awards for the second year running?

We’re one of five finalists in the Best City Wedding Blog category and are over the moon to be singled out as one the UK’s top wedding blogs. We’ve got some fabulous competition in our category and look forward to celebrating alongside (whatever the outcome!), these brilliant bloggers at the Tower of London award ceremony this autumn.

It would be amazing to bring the award home to Scotland (we’re up against some rather beautiful blogs based in Wales, London and elsewhere in England), and we’d hugely appreciate it if you could spare a minute to vote for us here.