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Days to Go: 98

I can barely believe it’s only 98 days to go! Our wedding is just around the corner and I’ll soon be Mrs Wong!

I’ve been looking back at what I’ve achieved over the last two years and I’ve been focusing on the what I’ve made myself. I’ve noticed that in a lot of blogs and magazines, they focus on the little touches that the bride and groom make themselves. This is what we made:

I’m also making the table plan but I haven’t started that yet as I’m still waiting for all the RSVP’s to come in.

Favours

I didn’t make but I did buy the favours myself, and I am going to fill them with mini eggs.

 We wanted to have a little nod to Easter, as we’re getting married that weekend, so we have chosen mini eggs for the sweets in the favours. I bought the boxes from Confetti in the sale. They were already put together with the ribbon on, and they were cheaper than if I’d bought and assembled them myself!

I really like them and I think they’re sturdy and pretty.

H2b didn’t want everyone to have a little box, he wanted to alternate the favours and suggested some little bags. He actually spotted them in Hobby Craft.

I really like how they’re the right colour but they’ve also got a little bit of sparkle on them. Sparkle is a theme throughout our wedding, along with lilac, but not too overtly.

Table Confetti

I wanted to have a mix of diamantes and paper confetti.

My little brother spent a few hours cutting out 128 double happiness pieces. My h2b said that 128 was an auspicious number, so that’s how many we cut out using a paper stamp my friend found on the internet for me.

I used some thin lilac card from Hobby Craft for the confetti as the colour was on both sides. It was very difficult to find the right paper but I’m really pleased with the effect. There’s a shiny side and a dull side which I think adds to the detail on the tables.

I found the diamantés on Amazon, for a fraction of the place that your typical wedding suppliers were selling them. I’m not sure if that’s enough for an entire table but I can always get another bag of each colour to cover the tables.

I didn’t exactly make the diamantes myself, but I will sort it all into batches for the tables myself.

Place Name Tabs

I made these all by myself on Making Day, and I’m rather pleased with them.

 

I chose purple and silver ribbon from Hobby Craft as it fitted in with the theme of the wedding, and I thought it looked pretty too.

I chose little diamanté flowers also from Hobby Craft. They look a bit yellow in this picture because of the warm light from my living room, but you can get the idea from the picture.

I put double sided tape on one side of the lilac ribbon as I found that this stuck onto the card labels best. The flowers were self adhesive and this seemed to stick together on to the ribbon quite well. The over all effect was this:

I’m really pleased with how they turned out. I bought the silver shimmer place cards from Amazon which I really liked and wrapped the ribbon around them with the flowers on top. I hadn’t copied the idea from anywhere, the design just built itself from the resources I had available. There are probably many other similar designs out there.

The Table Plan

I have an idea of how I’m going to make the table plan. I want to use the ribbon and the diamanté flowers to link to the place names so it’s all coordinated. I was going to make all the table plan square and frame it with a silver square frame.

Photo Booth Project

As you know from a previous post, my h2b is making our photo booth. That’s a project much bigger than anything I’m making. My h2b is working really hard on the booth with some help from my dad.

While everything I’m making is small and pretty, this booth is going to be big and elegant. H2b chose the wall paper and the design, I helped to choose some of the frames.

He’s working so hard, I can’t wait to see when it’s finished!

Those are my updates so far. I will post back again to let you know what else is happening. 🙂


 

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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