Wedding Table Ideas

You want to create that WOW factor when your guests walk through the reception room doors. Sometimes just the simplest of ideas can be really effective and you don’t need a big budget to achieve a stylish table setting. This blog shows you some fantastic ways to style your wedding tables!

Simple & Rustic

Long banquet style tables are really popular nowadays and create a relaxed atmosphere. Wild flowers and ivory bistro candles are inexpensive and look lovely. You could even style this yourselves with recycled glassware like jam jars and twine!

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Foliage & Table Runners

I love foliage as the table centrepiece! It’s great for creating a rustic look and you can style with or without flowers if you’re keeping to a budget. You can also dress with a table runner, candlesticks and holders.

Lace can make you think of a traditional wedding but here, as a table runner, it looks so modern and elegant. Pair with clear glassware and table accessories for a classic, understated look.

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Table Plans

There is always the anticipation at weddings for guests to find out where they are sitting! Mounted table plans are perfect for propping on an easel or outside your venue.

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Modern Place Settings

Raffia is a simple way to style your table settings. Paired with linen or cotton napkins, this idea is really effective. The natural colour looks great with any colour too and perfect for a coastal theme or rustic wedding.

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Wedding Menus

A lovely addition to your wedding stationery are printed wedding menus as guests really appreciate knowing what will be served. Create a truly beautiful table setting by placing an individual wedding menu for each guest paired with a personalised place card.

PaperLove inc. ribbon place cards are hand-finished with a copper eyelet and stylish knot. For x2 place cards entwined with ribbon, you can specify the wording for each card. For example, the smaller card could note your wedding date, names or initials.

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Tall Centrepieces

Create drama with tall floral centrepieces. Classic wedding foliage like ivy and eucalyptus look stunning overhanging from the display. Be careful when choosing heights for your centrepieces though to ensure guests will be able to see each other without ducking under flowers!

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Floral Arrangements

You can also style your floral designs with everyday objects like wooden crates and lanterns. Create lovely keepsakes by personalising wooden crates; ideal for growing herbs, using as storage or even sending as wedding memory boxes for close family and friends.

Lanterns look amazing amongst foliage and flowers. They are also a much safer way to have candles burning at the table. As the evening draws in, you can easily move the lanterns to a cosy area or outside.

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Bridal Hairstyle Inspiration

All brides wish for beautiful hairstyles on their wedding day that is both comfortable, stays in shape throughout the day and complements their look. Below we share some of our favourites alongside beautiful hair accessories.

For more stunning creations, please also visit our Pinterest board.

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If you have gorgeous long locks with volume, a loose plait looks absolutely stunning! Simply style with flowers for a rustic chic look or an understated embellished headpiece to achieve pure elegance.

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If you’re thinking about an up-do, then a must-try is an intricately crafted headpiece, stylishly finished with a classic silk ribbon bow.

Organza? Silk? Coloured? Choose a ribbon to complement your wedding dress.

They really do transform the most simple styles into striking masterpieces!

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Loose curls create an effortlessly romantic look for your wedding day and can be styled with pearl grips or an embellished comb.

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Combs are incredibly versatile as they can be worn with or without a veil and are available in many different styles, from floral to crystal.

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Even with shorter hair, you can achieve gorgeous curls. I love this elegant style below with a statement floral grip to add volume.

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The staple of bridal hairstyles is the braid. They are perfect for adding interest to your style or creating the trendy relaxed boho look.

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I love this vintage feel birdcage style veil with pretty floral details. It catches the light so beautifully and exudes timeless glamour!

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Wedding Planning Checklist

From the essentials to minor details, there is so much to think about when planning a wedding. Our checklist guides you through from 12 months+ right up to the big day – helping you through the process and manage your time best giving you more time to enjoy these exciting stages and of course, each other!

12 Months +

Choose a date (up to 3 if possible to give you better flexibility)

Define your style & create mood boards – Pinterest is great for this!

Decide on your wedding party; Maid Of Honour & Bridesmaids, Best Man, Groomsmen, Flower Girls, Page Boys & Ring Bearer

Compile your guest list

Make a list of your wedding non-negotiables! (location, venue, guest list e.t.c….)

You Complete Me_Botanical_Save The DateExplore venues that fulfil your requirements and secure if possible! If you have chosen a civil ceremony, be sure to book your registrar ASAP

Find your essential wedding pro’s… photographer, videographer, musicians, florist & caterer if applicable

Browse ‘Save The Date‘ designs (www.paperloveinc.o.uk) & send these out to your guests

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9-12 Months

Find your dream wedding dress & think about your bridal party attire

Browse wedding stationery designs to complement your style

Research hotels for your guests. Reserve rooms & secure rates if possible

Hire your photographer, videographer, musicians, florist & caterer

Plan your honeymoon

6-9 Months

Hire any equipment you require – chairs, stage, lighting, decor e.t.c.

Meet with your planner to confirm the main details

Order your wedding stationery

Book any additional entertainment such as magicians & face painters

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3-6 Months

Decide on hair & make-up. Book your trials & stylists!

Schedule your seamstress appointments, right up to the final fitting

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Order your wedding cake

Choose your flowers

Purchase your suit & organise the Groomsmen attire

Book your honeymoon & wedding night room

Choose readers for your ceremony

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1-3 Months

Finalise honeymoon plans

Finalise menus & reception drinks

Book your wedding day transportation

Define your seating plan

Purchase ‘On The Day’ stationery

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Write thank you cards as you receive gifts

 

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The Countdown…

Final dress fitting (with shoes and undergarments)

Confirm final numbers with venue & caterers

Delegate wedding day duties – parking, seating guests, gifts

Send playlists to your musicians

Pamper! Book in for a massage and nail treatment

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Ultimate Guide To Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Venue

With so many venues to choose from nowadays it can be very overwhelming in this first stage of wedding planning. Whether you are looking for hotel or barn, traditional or modern, one venue or two, below we have listed some top tips to help you make one of the most important ‘big day’ decisions.

1.Firstly and very importantly, you need to work out your guest list. Even if it is just an estimate for now, having an understanding of expected numbers will mean you don’t waste any time looking at venues that can’t accommodate your wedding party.

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2. Location, location , location! You definitely don’t need to determine an exact location from the start but it’s a really good idea to discuss what you both picture as your perfect wedding location. Do you want to be close to either of your hometowns? Would you love to say your ‘I do’s’ abroad?

3. Give yourselves plenty of time. Be prepared to spend a significant amount of time choosing and securing your dream venue. If you’re a couple that really have no idea what you envisage then ensure you are realistic with timeframes and potential date for your wedding. Give yourself enough time to look around as getting the right venue for you will undoubtedly be what makes everything else come together and truly give you a day to remember!

4. And here’s the BIG word that comes up frequently… BUDGET! I know this word can become very taxing but it really is essential to work out your wedding venue budget. With so many add-ons, it’s easy to lose track along the way when doing your research. Also, ensure you enquire with venues about any hidden costs such as extended licenses or additional deposits (i.e. to cover damages) as these can be things that pop up unexpectedly and sometimes very last minute… so be sure to ask these questions before it’s too late!

5. How much planning are you prepared to take on? Would you prefer to have your entire day meticulously planned by the professionals, take full control yourselves or be somewhere in the middle? Your budget may determine this for you but if you truly have your heart set on a full planning service then another option could be to have a smaller ceremony/reception and organise a separate party for all your friends and family.

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Also it’s important to be aware of restrictions with some venues on their packages plus approved suppliers (in particular catering) that you have to choose from. If this doesn’t discourage you, one word of advice would certainly be to carry out your own research on their suppliers. Do a bit of digging and ensure that they will suit your needs and fulfil your expectations.

6. Finally, make a checklist of your non-negotiable’s! If you have this prepared before making enquiries with your shortlisted venues, it will help you narrow down to the perfect one for you! This could be anything from live music to fireworks to confetti, but it will ensure you don’t compromise on your dream day.

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Champagne For Your Wedding?

Weddings are all about celebrating with your loved ones and no other tipple says this more than Champagne! There is so much more flexibility nowadays with many venues giving you the option to supply your own drinks. Even with a corkage fee this can still be a more cost-effective option and allow you to taste something extra special, like Champagne, for a fraction of the price.

I’ve just returned from the Champagne region in France and I’m now wishing I had made this journey before my wedding! With only a 3 hour drive from Calais this trip is doable in 2 days, a long weekend or an extended trip to take your time and travel around the entire region.

If you’re planning on supplying your wedding Champagne or just interested in travelling to France and visiting the area, we have some must-see places to add to your list…

Charles Mignon7 Rue Irène Joliot Curie, 51200 Épernay, France

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This was a great find to combine a cellar tour and tasting. You’ll be guided through the history of the House and Champagne, visit the cellars, vat room and learn all about the process as well as interesting facts about Champagne.

All this for an incredibly reasonable price too with a tour & tasting for only €12!

Blondel – Domaine des Monts Fournois , BP 12, 51500 Ludes France

We received a lovely warm welcoming when visiting Blondel. Not only is their Champagne amazing but as you step down into a hidden cellar gem you will find wonderful memorabilia and a small bottling production line. 

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Sadly this family-run Champagne House will be closing at the end of the year however you will still be able to visit and purchase Champagne. Plus with the incredible weather there has been across Europe this summer, it has been announced that 2018 will be a vintage year so I know I’ll be visiting Blondel in 4 or 5 years to bring back something special from their last ever production!

G. Tribaut – 88 Rue d’Eguisheim, 51160 Hautvillers, France

G. Tribaut is situated in the village of Hautvillers, 6km from Epernay, with one of the most beautiful picturesque views I’ve ever seen.

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A panoramic shot was the only way to try and give this view justice!

The champagne….

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A tasting in this truly memorable location cost €10 for three flutes, however if you purchase a minimum of six bottles this cost is waived.

Au 36 – 36 Rue Domaine Pérignon, 51160 Hautvillers, France

Also located in Hautvillers is this lovely restaurant, Au 36, situated on the famous Rue Domaine Pérignon. They have a x3 glass Champagne flight and INCREDIBLE taster menu to enjoy alongside and soak up the bubbles!

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I love these personalised flutes so you know which grape you’re tasting! Seen here with our PaperLove inc. ‘Full House‘ luxury wedding invitation.

Bouché-Machuré -2 Boulevard Saint Michel, Venteuil 51480, France

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Bouché-Machuré Brut is a deliciously crisp Champagne at an amazing price of €13.80 per bottle if purchase a minimum of six bottles. The owner is proud to maintain smaller production runs year on year so you know the quality is of importance to this Champagne House.

So with such finesse at a very reasonable price this is a great one to visit if thinking about your wedding Champagne!

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The Champagne region left me feeling very inspired to design next seasons PaperLove inc. wedding stationery collections!

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Top Tips For Wedding Dress Shopping

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If you are shopping for a wedding dress for your special day, there are many important factors to consider before choosing the dress that is right for you. Many brides will often see the “perfect dress” right after they have already purchased what they thought was the perfect dress and instantly have buyer’s remorse. To avoid choosing the wrong dress, or a dress that is wrong for you, keep reading as we are going to share some helpful tips on how you can make your wedding dress shopping experience a better one.

 

 

Here Are Our Tips For Wedding Dress Shopping…

Know How Much You Want To Spend

Going overbudget on your wedding dress can mean sacrificing other aspects of your wedding. While you want to find the perfect dress for your special day, it shouldn’t cost you a fortune. Knowing how much you want to spend before shopping for a wedding dress will help you stay on budget.

Shop Early

Many brides will wait until last minute to purchase certain items for their wedding but the dress should never be one of them. Shop early, at least eight months before your special day, to ensure that you get the dress you want and that there is time for any alterations that might be needed.

Decide What You Like

This is important because your own personal style dictates the type of dress you will look good in. You also want to ensure that the type of dress you choose matches the theme of your wedding. Something elegant with a long train would not be a good choice for a beachfront wedding just as a modern, Avant Garde dress won’t look right if the rest of your wedding is traditional. Grab some wedding dress look books and keep them with you wherever you go so you will always have them to look at and decide upon.

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Make Appointments

You want to schedule your fitting as soon as you know which dress you want and that means calling ahead to ensure that the bridal salon has the dress you want in stock and in your size. This is important as many dresses are pre-order only and this can affect your choice in dresses.

Accessorise Your Look

Chances are, you already have your wedding accessories. If so, bring them along when trying on dresses so you can get a feel for what you will look like as you walk down the aisle. Sometimes, your accessories won’t match your dress or vice versa and you will have to decide which you like better.

Listen To The Experts

We have all been to weddings where we are left wondering just what the bride was thinking when she chose her dress. While the choice of wedding dress is ultimately up to you, listen to the experts at the bridal salon. They have fitted thousands of women for wedding dresses and they know what looks good and what doesn’t. They might even help you find a dress that you didn’t know existed or that you didn’t think you would look good in.

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