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Archive for July, 2009

Check us out in Wed

Wed Magazine JulyIt’s not just us who are excited about Wedding Notebook’s launch in the Autumn. Wed magazine have featured us in their new issue out this month. Check out the great feature on wedding gift lists in the July issue of Wed.

With stunning photo inspiration, genuine advice and gorgeous real-weddings, Wed magazine is the must-have guide for the indie bride-to-be, with a specifically cornish supplier directory.

You can view all the previous issues on the website so start browsing for inspiration and ideas.

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Creative memories

I love getting my wedding photos out to look through them, and wish I did the same for our guest messages. The wedding guest book of personal message is such a thing to be treasured and can be made as unique and creative as you like.

Creative ideas for collating guests messages

Creative ideas for collating guests messages

One of the difficulties of one book being passed round is that it can only be used by one person at a time as so some people just dont get a chance to write in it. Create a table or area at the venue where guests can write their message during the drinks or dancing – and it will be a visual reminder to do so throughout the day.

If you want to be able to see your messages more frequently then ask guests to sign a frame border that will then surround a wedding photograph on your wall. You can easily make your own by buying some mount board from an art shop and cut to the size of a large frame which you can get in charity shops or antique stores for a more ornate version. Alternatively try these from The Handcrafted Card Company

Why not get guests to write a thought or a wish on a little card and drop it into a vintage box which can become part of your home. You may have a box at home, or a shoe box decorated in decoupage, or you could buy a jewellery size box like the one from Touches Home Interiors.

One of the real weddings I have come across on the web had a beautiful idea from their twenties themed wedding. They cut squares of fabric for guests to write their messages on that would then be made into a wedding quilt. Get inspired here.

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DIY wedding ideas

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Floral centrepieces (from Sweet Paul) – Use dahlias, or any large headed flower, for a striking colourful table centre for your summer wedding.

Romantic tealight holders (from Project Wedding)  – create a romanic glow with personalised tealight holders – may require battery operated tealights to pass fire regulations!

DIY wedding dress (from Treadbanger) – Sew your own £10 wedding dress – no pattern needed – from 6 white t-shirts.

Wedding cakes (from Cheap Wedding Success) – Making individual fairy cakes is easy to do from home (or to coerce friends into helping) and doesn’t require professional icing skills like a large cake. Having a fairy cake tower is a fast growing trend – ice them in colours to match you theme. Just make sure you bake at least one per guest…

Do you have any DIY ideas you want to share? Leave a comment below.

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