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Friday, 12 April 2019

Don't Tell The Bride!! Outrageous wedding ideas for 2019

Would you let your Groom plan your wedding for £13,000?

That's the deal with E4's Don't Tell The Bride TV series. They provide a budget of £13,000 if the groom-to-be plans the wedding in 3 weeks without telling the bride (hence the title).

But brides beware! 

Your groom is likely to be encouraged to plan the most outrageous wedding he or they (the producers) can think of because that's entertainment! I don't doubt brides properly drill their future husbands with brides dress styles, wedding venue preferences and more before the day they part company but somewhere along the way this seems to go awry! Because those tears are hard to fake!

And a good thing to because we'd be so bored otherwise.

Outrageous ideas for Don't Tell The Bride


I haven't seen the whole series but I thought it would be fun to come up with suggestions for outrageous weddings and I'd love for you to add your own ideas in comments. I can't promise these haven't already been done.

Gullivers Land
How about you supersize the wedding with some great props for a magical Gullivers Travels themed wedding where the guests, bride and groom are all tiny! It'd make for some great photos and I bet this one hasn't been done yet!

Alice in Wonderland
Sticking with the storybook theme how about a Mad Hatters Tea Party Wedding. The bride would look quaint in her blue and white Alice dress and the groom could be dressed as the mad hatter! The groom does wear a top hat afterall. The officiant could be dressed as the white rabbit.

Outer Space
There must be a groom out there who is a space geek who'd love to re-enact the moon landing for this wedding day! Bride and groom wear space suits and they bounce around on a fabricated moon with a cute moon buggy. They can eat space rock cakes!

Martian
Sticking with the space theme how about Martian fans getting in the alien vibe with dazzling costumes reminiscent of those as they may have featured in the original Star trek Tv series. Or forget the Martians and just go all out Star Trek! Plenty of Trekkies getting married this year.

Murder Mystery
How about the Bride and her bridal party have to solve a mystery before she gets to marry her groom! Vintage 1920s costumes, talented team of actors. It'd take more planning than 3-weeks though I fear!

Zombies
So many guys and gals love a good Zombie horror film, why not make that the theme but bear in mind children might be present! So many great party items and ideas for bride and groom outfits if you want to do an all out walking dead party. Beautiful white wedding dress and red paint splats for fake blood effect.

ZOO
How about a wedding at a Zoo, whereby the bridesmaids and officiant have to wear animal costumes, possibly hairy ape suits! The bride could get away with a wedding gown but underneath she could wear some of those animal toe slippers! (see below).

Pool Party
Bride and Groom and guests could all be invited to a massive indoor pool party complete with floating flamingos, giant rubber rings and not a wedding dress in sight!

King Arthur
How about Knights of Camelot, Arthurian legend medieval theme with some awesome re-enactments and of course the groom wears armour and rides in on a white stallion for his bride who is dressed as Guinevere.

Add your ideas in comments!



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Destination Beach Wedding - Plan Ahead For Your Guests

Magnetic Wedding Save The Date PHOTO CALENDAR Magnetic Invitation

Book early and let your guests know so they can plan ahead



Destination Wedding Save The Date ADD PHOTO + MAP Magnetic Invitation
If you're having a destination wedding, flying or sailing abroad you want to give your guests a good amount of notice. They may need to book time off work, make arrangements for children and pets, and start saving for flights, hotels, clothing and that all important wedding gift!

The save the date featured left allows you to add a photo of yourselves AND your destination (background) along with handy reminders for your guests regarding how they need to plan ahead for your destination wedding.

A years notice is not unreasonable


Beach Wedding Collection
Giving them a years notice also means they can choose for this to be their annual vacation week/destination saving them the cost of two holidays.

A great idea for save the dates that won't be stored in a drawer and forgotten are the new magnetic save the date cards that your guests can attach to their fridge ensuring a daily reminder of your big day.

With this in mind choose something attractive, as they will be looking at it everyday! A save the date featuring a couples photo of yourselves is a nice idea as it can double as a nice little keepsake. Have a look at the collection of destination beach themed invitations, save the dates and other items for your away wedding here.

You can opt for something specific to your destination, a boarding pass, travel ticket, themed save the date, or one of many other template designs.


Beach Wedding Collection


Destination Wedding Save The Date Rustic Tag Invitation

The designer says: Grunge Kraft Brown Paper Save The Date Destination Wedding Luggage Tag Photo Card. This modern grunge save the date flat photo card features a luggage tag die cut shape design with a heart ink stamp on a brown kraft paper background. The back of the card has a matching plane icon pattern design. This design is for a tropical, summer, spring, fall, autumn or winter destination wedding. Designed by fat*fa*tin. Easy to customize with your own text, photo or image.


This vintage travel luggage tag themed save the date is perfect to give your guests plenty of advance notice of your planned destination wedding! Add the dates of travel and the destination and then they can pop this magnetic save the date on their fridge as an ongoing reminder of the plans they need to make to ensure they can join you on your wedding day. They might require time off work, to plan for the unexpected expense, pet and childcare cover and more. The more advance notice you can give them that you're travelling for your wedding the better.


The designer says:sea foam colors vintage wedding invitations boarding pass tickets for tropical wedding in the island on the boat, yacht or for cruise wedding. Full of unique nautical details: ancient anchor drawing, old ropes and knots, beautiful typography and everything completed on a antique paper effect background. You can tie it off with twine to make it more special and interesting.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Nautical Themed Destination Wedding Planning

Timeless elegance is guaranteed with a nautical themed wedding


You don't need to be getting married aboard a ship or yacht to make the most of this popular trend.

Destination weddings which are near the sea provide the perfect backdrop for this trending destination wedding color scheme.

Nautical Invites and Partyware for all Occasions

Whether you favor the color combos navy blue and white or want to add a flash of bright red, the nautical theme oozes class.

Nautical Invites and Partyware for all Occasions

Also popular this wedding season are nautical invitations which feature floral decorated anchors and ships wheels.

If this sounds too fussy for your tastes, there are the simple words of 'love' written with nautical rope for a modern, minimalist look.

A Nautical Wedding
Have a look at the variety of nautical wedding invitations and matching stationery here along with my hand picked decorations and other goodies to create the 'stage' for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Don't forget your nautical themed save the dates which are especially important for destination weddings as your guests will require more than the usual amount of notice.


A Nautical Wedding by Simon Lake

Nautical Knot Burlap Watercolor Save the Date 


 nautical save the date modern photo rope
The designer says: The perfect Save the Date for a nautical themed wedding or event.

This product features a navy blue watercolor striped background with a rope tied in a nautical knot. Bordered with a burlap-look texture.

The perfect blend of timeless nautical style and rustic modern accents.


Add 3 of your own engagement photos to fully customize the card. Square format photos work best with this product.


The designer says: The perfect invitation for a nautical themed wedding or event.

This product features a navy blue watercolor striped background with a rope tied in a nautical knot. Bordered with a burlap-look texture.The perfect blend of timeless nautical style and rustic modern accents.

Your nautical wedding won't be complete without some elegant accessories and decorations. Have a look at these anchor, rope and sailing boat theme wedding items.

Anyone for Tiffin? 1950s Tea Party Invitations - Rockabilly Bridal Shower

rockabilly wedding bridal shower teaparty vintage 1950s retro
On a warm summers day there is nothing better than strawberries and cream, a picnic blanket and polkadot parasols!


 rockabilly bridal shower teaparty retro vintage 1950sWhy not make this the theme for your Bridal Shower.

If you're a fan of 1950s fashion and music, are planning a retro vintage rockabilly styled wedding, then a tea party bridal shower (or for your wedding luncheon) is a great way to relax after a busy morning and gather your energy for an evening of rock'n'roll dancing whether it be at your wedding reception or your bachelorette party!

rockabilly bridal shower invitation retro 1950s vintage vinyl record
These invitations have text template fields so you can edit them accordingly to suit your exact needs.

For matching items, or custom edits just drop me a line and I will see what I can do! 

Set the theme for your rockabilly tea party with vintage 1950s style red and white polkadot tea pot, cups and saucers, a retro blue picnic or table cloth, dainty matching napkins and cake trays decorated with red cherries, strawberries and cupcakes.

Have some sparkling wine or Champers on hand to toast after you've enjoyed your bridal / wedding brunch.


Check out my handpicked Rockabilly Vintage Bridal Shower Invitations, Party Supplies and Decorations

Pin Up Girls Bridal Shower


The designer says:
"This vintage style bridal shower features two Pin Up Girls talking on the phone in their lingerie. A perfect invitation for the gal who loves all of the Fabulous fashions of the vintage eras.

This invitation will set the theme for the bridal shower! Ask your guests to wear Vintage Clothes and hire a Pin Up Photographer! Check it out... some versions with tattoos!


 rockabilly bridal shower invitation pinup girl
This vintage style bridal shower template features two Pin Up Girls with tattoos talking on the phone in their lingerie. A perfect invitation for the gal who loves all of the Fabulous fashions of the 1920's -1960's eras.

In charming pink with polka dots this invitation will set the theme for the bridal shower!

Ask your guests to wear Vintage Clothes and hire a Pin Up Photographer! Customize this invite with your own information. This card is customizable, available on multiple card stocks and is custom printed."





Red + Aqua - Retro Bridal Shower 


Red + Aqua - Retro Bridal Shower
The Designer says: "For the retro bride - She's got a great sense of humor and loves all of the Fabulous fashions of the 1940's - 1960's eras. This is the perfect Bridal Shower Invitation for a brunch or party that is especially girly.

A cute and funny vintage bride invites your guests to a one of a kind, super fun event. You can even request the guests wear vintage clothes! Fully customizable!"



Rockabilly Wedding / Bridal Shower Collection


Retro Rockabilly Alternative Wedding Inspired by retro 1950's fun Rockabilly style dresses and comic book graphics; a design ideal for couples looking for something a bit different.

Luscious red hearts, tattoo style swallows, red and white polkadots make this a wonderful collection for your Rockabilly wedding, bridal shower and reception.



Gossiping Housewife Shower Invitations 


Gossiping Housewife Shower Invitations The Designer says: "A fun 1950s, 1960s style retro housewife gossip bridal shower invite. This is the perfect bridal shower invitation for a unique wedding shower.

A group of cute and funny vintage girlfriends invite your guests to a one of a kind event. Request the guests wear vintage clothes! Fully customizable!

You can even change the words in the voice bubbles. This invite is available on multiple card stocks and is custom printed."



Look at this fun 1950s, 1960's style retro housewife gossip bridal shower invite. This is the perfect bridal shower invitation for a really unique wedding shower. A group of cute and funny vintage girlfriends invite your guests to a one of a kind event. Fully customizable! You can even change the words in the voice bubbles. This invite is available on multiple card stocks and is custom printed.

Rockabilly Photo Wedding Invitation , Engagement, Couples Shower


You can edit this invitation for ANY couples event, just add your own photo and edit the event details as required! Fun red and white polkadot with black for a Rockabilly wedding event.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Let's Taco 'Bout Love! Fun Fiesta Couples Shower Invitations

 fiesta couples wedding shower invitations photoThese are Nacho Average Fiesta Couple Shower Invites!

Zazzle, world leader in print on demand products not only offers great template fiesta couple shower invites for weddings (and new baby) but they offer custom design! Many of the Zazzle designers are happy for you to request custom edits, matching items and may even create something from scratch! Enter  ZAZZLE here or via any image/link and under the chosen fiesta couples invitation click on the CONTACT DESIGNER Tab.

Alternatively, leave a comment here and as a designer myself, I will assist you.

 Fiesta couples shower invitations


I have a wide variety of couples shower invitations including those with watercolor folk art style flowers, traditional cockrels and cacti, fun ones with Llama and various Mexican fiesta graphics and my more recent 'taco bout love' collection which includes some with a photo option.


Page down for more great fiesta couples shower invitations by other talented designers.
Taco Bout Love - Modern Fun Fiesta Wedding Invites
Taco Bout Love - Fiesta Wedding Invites
by LeahG

This kraft card invitation featuring watercolor cacti, succulents and the words 'taco bout love' is Kraft card but can be transferred to other card types and card sizes with different shaped edges. Lots of options! If you need any help editing your invitation just drop me a line. In my collection (above right) you will find new magnet save the date style wedding invitations which can be used for couples shower, bridal shower and other events as desired.

 fiesta couples shower invitation folk flowers
This couples shower invitation features pretty watercolor flowers, two roosters (birds) and cacti. Modern handwritten and calligraphy style fonts.

 Fun fiesta couples shower invitations

This is a fun colorful fiesta couples shower invitation with mexican themed graphics and quirky typography. You're nacho average couple why have an average invitation! View the complete collections here:

Fiesta Engagement Partyware and Invitations
Fiesta Engagement Partyware and Invitations
by LeahG

Modern fun fiesta themed party supplies and gift wrapping items with text template fields for you to personalize them. Decorated with pretty watercolor folk art style flowers and leaves and trendy modern handwritten typography.
Fiesta Couples Showers Folk Art Flowers Invitation
Fiesta Couples Showers Folk Art Flowers Invitation
by LeahG

Minimalism is the theme of this fiesta couples shower invitation with modest watercolor floral arrangement, cockrels and cacti.

Watercolor let's talk about love couples shower invitation designed to be quickly and easily customized to your event specifics. 
Fiesta Couples Shower Invitation Taco Bout Love
Fiesta Couples Shower Invitation Taco Bout Love
by HappyPartyStudio

Fiesta Couples Shower Invitation Taco Bout Love invitation with cactus. Perfect for baby shower, couples shower, bridal shower, etc
Taco Bout Love Invitation Couples Fiesta Shower
Taco Bout Love Invitation Couples Fiesta Shower
by PixelPerfectionParty

Amazon also do a massive range of fiesta couple shower invitations.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Why you should have SUCCULENTS as your Wedding Flower

Succulents wedding theme ideas bouquets

Succulents are now a regular feature in your florists window and here's why


The trend for having succulents, deemed a quirky little flower / plant as part of a wedding bouquet, or table / cake decoration and even as potted favors and featured on wedding invitations began around five years ago and this trend is showing no signs of diminishing.

So why are these Alpine, desert like plants so popular?



Succulents are evergreen

Whatever time of the year you're getting married, you will always be able to feature these plants with flowers at your wedding, unlike many other flower varieties. They also bloom in any season.

Succulents only require watering approx. once a week and enhance health

While other flowers (cut) will dry out and die if not displayed shortly after cutting, your succulents remain fresh and plump holding their appearance for longer. They also are known for purifying the air around them and humidifying the air as well only releasing oxygen even at night, all of which is an added bonus! They may help you avoid becoming ill on your wedding day.


Succulents offer a variety of colors

Watercolor Succulents Wedding CollectionYou may think succulents are mainly green and you'd be correct, but they have a wide variety of greens, and greeny blues and even purples and deep red to contrast, meaning they can co-ordinate with many wedding color themes.

Succulents are masculine and feminine

And by this I simply mean that generally flowers are seen as a feminine thing whereas succulents with their sturdy appearance can work just as well for men as for women and make excellent button holes for the groom and grooms party.


Succulents are easily available

Due to their ever growing popularity, not just for weddings but for other events and as a home decoration, you can purchase succulents in the Alpine/desert section of garden centers, in home stores and even in your local supermarket. They're inexpensive and transport easily.

Now we know why succulents are so popular and what their many benefits are, it's easy to see why they're a hot favorite at weddings. Before we take a look at how to plan your succulent wedding, here are some fast links to items you'll need.



Succulent themed wedding invitations and matching stationery and favors via Zazzle, world's largest print on demand merchant, 100% money back guarantee (see coupon codes here for great discounts and savings).

Purple Watercolor Succulents
Purple Watercolor Succulents
by Andy

For all your succulent plants, favor pots and boxes, labels, bouquets, cake moulds visit my Amazon Wedding Succulents Page HERE.

Succulent Table Decorations



Succulents are often found displayed inside a terrarium which for a wedding can create a nice centerpiece. Popular terrariums for display are the metallic, gold, silver geometric wire and glass ones which are also popular as featured on the wedding invitations - see above

How To Grow Your Own Succulents

Check out these great tips for growing your own succulent plants for your wedding. how-build-tray-garden-succulents

Decorating With Succulents Tutorials


Check out the trending tutorials on YouTube for creating your succulents wedding bouquet, wedding cake, favors and table decorations HERE

Last but not least a Succulent Photo Themed Wedding Guest Book