Get creative with your wedding planning!

Hello everyone! What a busy week we’re having – oodles of creativity on the blog with lots of wedding DIY ideas and so much more. In the same vein I wanted to bring you a bit of a collaborative guest blog post this afternoon. The lovely Sophie from Sherbet Lace shares her ideas for getting creative with your wedding planning – with a little help from yours truly! Enjoy. Claire xxx

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Sophie – Congratulations!! You’re getting married and there is so much to plan and to be excited about! What will you go for? The white and silver colour scheme or the white and gold? The sugared almond favours or the lovehearts?

Claire – …Or does the very notion of sugared almonds make your toes curl and your hair stand on end?! Perhaps even the idea of having a colour scheme at all gives rise to a dramatic sigh from either you or your other half? Yeah – me too.

Sophie – If there are traditional parts of weddings that bore you or that you find slightly uncomfortable – skip them. If you hate the thought of people staring at you walking down the aisle – get married in a circle of your friends and family. Do you dislike the formal speeches? Have family make a creative video and play that at dinner instead. Have fun with each and every aspect of your day, it will make the memories even more cherished.

This is the one day that is entirely about you and your partner – do not conform! Think it through properly – do you even like white and silver and do you want a favour that you have been given time and time again?

Claire – There’s so much tradition associated with weddings that it’s often difficult to cast aside all the fluff and see what’s really important about the day. Don’t look at wedding magazines. Forget the idea that weddings are a giant shopping spree. Bin favours entirely or hand out sparklers or personal letters to all of your guests.

If you don’t want bridesmaids or a best man, for whatever reason, think creatively and have an intimate wedding or change the roles around… you could have a speechmeister and a confetti fairy instead! (Bizarre, yes. But infinitely more interesting than traditional roles, no?!)

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Sophie – One of the most exciting parts to planning a wedding will be your personal choices, everything from the venue to the food, the dress and the décor. This is you and your partner’s party of a lifetime, an opportunity to express your personality and all of your quirks. Don’t miss the chance to have your wedding showcase who ‘you’ are.

There are so many opportunities to touch on all of your loves at a wedding, did you have a favourite fairytale or film whilst growing up? Why not theme your favours or place names around it. Everything from the music to the wedding photos gives you an opportunity to get creative. If you love fancy dress, you should definitely have some dressing up props to add interest to your wedding photos, it will definitely get everybody smiling!!

Let your imagination and creativity run wild, the memories will last a life time!

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Sophie is from Sherbet Lace. We create wedding stationery, accessories and decorations! We use illustration and design to capture unique personal moments and create pieces that shout the couple’s personal loves and quirks.

We want to get brides and grooms thinking about how their weddings can reflect as much about their personalities as possible. It’s a day that you can express yourself as much and in as many ways as you want!

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 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.



  • Anna Whitehouse
    7 years ago

    Hi, I totally agree with this lovely post. It is each couple’s big day and I think it’s fantastic to go to weddings where there are lots of personal touches and creative ideas which don’t have to cost a lot. I went to a wedding where the bride and groom were very successful lawyers, but when it came to the dinner, we all trooped outside to a lovely barbecue and everyone was eating hot dogs with their fingers!

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