Tag: wedding on a budget

Flower photo board

Unfortunately I lost my granny and grandpa fairly recently and we really wanted to remember them in some way and also have some hilarious pictures of me and Dec and all our guests so we decided on a photo board! 

Well today was the photo board day, the original plan was to get a heart shaped one, but seeing as I couldn’t find one (a serious gap in the market for any of you lovely etsy people looking for a sales idea) I ordered 2 rectangular cork boards with the intention of cutting a heart shape out. But then… they arrived and I just didn’t have the heart (hah! Unintentional pun alert!) to cut them up. 
So I’m halfway through the first one, I’ll put the two together eventually. The photos aren’t stuck down yet because I want to possible add a bit of lace and stuff. I’ll keep posting updates on them. 

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14 down! 

Thank god for my mum, here is the pictures from our centrepiece making bonanza that occurred yesterday! I went and bought out pretty much the entire Taskers supply of flowers and we put the Christmas table cloth down and rolled up our sleeves! 

We now have 14 beautiful centrepieces happily sitting in my parents garage and another day booked in to make some more! 

I love that each one will be unique and homemade, that’s exactly how I pictured my wedding decoration. Next stop is the fairly lights! 

Centre pieces 

If you have read this blog you will probably get the (completely correct) impression I like to bypass subtle and go for full over load on things. So I am making some centrepieces and I have decided to enlist the help of mummy womble, firstly because she’s fab and secondly because I feel like I want a lot of centrepieces. 

So my question is, how should I arrange them? Just have them dotted along the table? In clusters of 3? arranged round a central larger arrangement? Give me inspiration WordPress world! Pics of the 2 I have made so far below along with 2 bigger bouquets I made a while ago. 

Also FYI I have been saying for ages I want autumnal colours but… what can I say I think pink kidnapped my brain and now I don’t want to turn back 😂


Venue for the evening do found!

We found our venue yesterday, a beautiful golf club with a set of rooms above it called “the hayloft”. It has exposed roof beams, it has a huge bay window, it has a outside terrace and it has a log burner. Literally the dream package. And even better, because it’s just opened it’s relatively cheap, for now. (I would include pics but we didn’t take any of our own and I don’t want to breach any copyright laws, I watch to many police dramas on the tv and it’s made me really law abiding 😩😂)

I can’t wait to get in there and hang garlands of flowers, fairy lights and tiny picnic baskets full of blooms. There will be nothing “tastefully restrained” about my decoration. Oh no, I want my guests to be smacked in the face with a sucker punch of shabby chic. I literally cannot wait!

In other, related news, here is a flower I made today. I had to cut up an old scarf to make it, but sacrifices must be made and I’m sure anyone would agree, it has been destroyed for a good cause.

Phew, nearly done!

After a ridiculous amount of concentration superglue (my fingers currently look diseased from the layers of glue on them) and paper, my handmade bouquet is nearly done!! 

I will finish off tomorrow by adding some more buds, about 3 more roses and some leaves. Oh and some ribbon as well to hide all the wire! 

What is the point of a save the date?

So I don’t get this, I have only ever been to one wedding, so it’s probably me being incredibly stupid… but what is the point of a save the date? Is it a sort of swirly, pretty disguise for a threatening letter? “Keep this date free, don’t book anything and do not forget not to organise your life around my wedding. Or else.”

a few years ago i got completely fed up with my boyfriend double booking himself and claiming it was my fault for organising stuff without telling him. This is completely untrue he would just always forget whatever I had told him. So I had a flash of (slightly bunny boilerish) inspiration and made him link our phone calendars. Therefore when I added a date he would get alarms and I could set the frequency of said alarms based on the urgency of the event. (He later got his own back by setting loads of pointless events on repeat for example: put on pants etc)

Save the dates sort of remind me of that. But maybe I’m just being oversensitive?