Thursday, 8 November 2012

RSVP idea: what we did for our wedding

In this post I wanted to share with you what my husband and me did in terms of RSVPs. I wanted something quite quirky and most of all interactive. Together we came up with this idea of a "fill in the blanks" postcard which we included in the invitation, pre-stamped, so all our guests had to do was to fill it in and send it back. If any of our wedding guests are reading, I hope you all had fun with that!

This is the blank copy of the RSVP:

I still remember how exciting it was every time we received an RSVP back and how much they made us laugh. Now I keep them all in a pretty photo album, ready to flick through them every time we feel like it.

Here are all the replies we received, all so original and funny!

 Hope your day rocks!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

"Ask Your Bridesmaid" Ideas

So the time has come to tell your bridesmaid/s your decision: here are some really cute ways of doing so if you are up for something a bit different. 

A simple but effective card personalised with a picture of you two during a holiday you spent together.

A card with a cute rhyme and an added gift, personalised with the bridesmaid initial, which she can wear on the day.

An alternative to a card why not give this vintage hankerchief, it will come useful on the day when the tears start flowing!

If you are really looking for something extra special, why not put together a box full of mementos like pictures, keepsakes, and instructions about the day.

I remember asking my bridesmaid Emma at Christmas, I gave her a copy of the book  "The Girls' Book of Friendship" by Gemma Reece and left a bookmark on the chapter where it talks about being bridesmaid. Once she unwrapped the gift I asked her to open the book where the bookmark was. I still remember that moment as it was very emotional and I am so very happy she said yes!

I'd love to hear how you have "proposed" or are you planning to propose to your bridesmaid/s, please leave a comment below.

Hope your day rocks!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Save the Date Ideas

Today I would like to start a series of posts on all things "weddingy" to give you all a lot of inspiration about your wedding stationery, props, wedding themes and much more.

And what better way to start than from quirky and original ideas to use as save the date?

blow your guests away with a balloon!

a cute illustration & keepsake 
a box of matches, could also be a cute idea for favours 

a fun idea with ribbon 
a sticker your guest can stick directly on their diary or calendar

Pics by Martha Stewart

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Movember Rocks - free printable

It's the 1st November today and as you may already know it's the start of Movember and the sprouting of men with moustaches everywhere!

Movember aims to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. You can find out more about Movember here.

To celebrate Movember Seven Swans has designed this cute set which can be downloaded from  The Pretty Blog.

Enjoy and happy Movember!