photo courtesy of Tiffany Dawn Nicholson
There are many ways in which you can add your own special touch to your wedding day. It's the little details that guest really appreciate and make a wedding extra special. I've put together a list of some of my favourite trending wedding details, many of these ideas are inexpensive and won't cost a fortune to incorporate into your own wedding.
1) Wedding bells have played a role in Irish weddings for many a year. Read more about the role of bells in Irish wedding traditions and customs here.
A lovely modern adaptation is the
kissing bellI love these tiny tinkly bells which function as both place cards and wedding favours. These kissing bells tick all the boxes, they are functional, inexpensive and make a great keepsake for your guests. The bells are rung by guests as the bride and groom enter the reception room.
Kissing Bells Wedding Placecard Holder (Set of 24)
The placecards hold a poem on one side, "Today, as we gather together, wish us a love to last forever. If you would like us to share a wedded kiss, ring the bell for lifelong bliss.", with room on the opposite side to write your guests name.
Wedding signsare becoming really popular but can be hard to source in Ireland.
Gisela Graham Wooden Wedding Arrow
special pressies in Cork
Heirloom brooch bouquetsmake a lovely keepsake of your special day and are a great talking point for guest during the reception.
See more about heirloom brooch bouquets in ireland here.
As many couples have already set up home before the marriage ceremony, cash gifts have become more acceptable and desireable, especially in the present economic climate. Many brides and grooms are now electing to have a
wedding card boxor a
wedding wishing wellat their reception to collect their gift cards. Here are a few of my favourites, all really inexpensive and accessible.
Wedding Cards Post Mail Receiving Box Wishing Well - in Soft White (Off White)
Large Wedding Wishing Well Card Posting Box
Wedding Card Box 30cmx 30cm x30cm
Wedding wish tree'sare a lovely alternative to the traditional wedding guestbook.. Tags are provided to the guests who can then write their own personal messages which are then hung on the tree to make a lovely decorative centre piece during the reception and all the wishes make a sweet keepsake of the day.
Silver Wedding Wish Wishing Tree Table Decoration 32 inch
This lovely decorative birdcage could also be used as an alternative to a guestbook. Just provide postcards or tags for your guests to write their good wishes on, then place in the cage.
DECORATIVE BIRDCAGE ROUND CREAM METAL WEDDING MEDIUM SIZE
Mad Libsare a fun and interactive alternative to the traditional guestbook. This example is free to download over at Love vs design
Bunting..especially for your shabby chic, marquee or vintage wedding.
Vintage Style Shabby Chic Country Garden Cotton Fabric Bunting
Check out these
table plan holders, they make a nice alternative to the usual white board displayed at most wedding functions.
Vintage Style Cream Square Heart Wedding Table Plan / Card Photo Holder
Aora Large Wedding Table Plan Holder
Well, hopefully, I've given you a little food for thought ....Happy planning. XXX