What Kind of Bride are You? Picking Your Wedding Theme

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Got a gorgeous bit of bling on your ring finger? Congratulations! While you show off your sparkling diamond and have your nearest and dearest ooh and ahh over the proposal story, there’s probably another question lurking in the back of your mind. Okay, more like a million questions! But there’s one question that will help everything fall right into place – what kind of bride are you?

Answer this and you can start to let your individuality shine through when shopping for your wedding supplies! Do you love country hills, fairy lights and a good old barn dance? Perhaps you’re known for your period drama obsession? Or maybe you’ve dreamt of having a superhero-themed wedding from when you were a little girl? We’re here to help you pinpoint your personal wedding style!

Rustic 

Rustic Botanical Wedding Programme Fans

Ah! The smell of freshly cut grass, the sound of bees in the heathers and rolling green hills dotted with daisies, buttercups and towering trees. Rustic weddings are oh so chic right now, meaning the selection of rustic wedding supplies is abundant.

Set the scene for your guests with rustic wedding invitations; envision lace details, worn wooden backgrounds, Mason jars, string lights and wise, old trees.

If your country wedding is happening in spring, summer or autumn, a beautiful outdoor ceremony and wedding reception is on the cards. Nothing says country wedding more than rustic-inspired Mason jars lit from within by tea light candles.

Are you picturing flower-adorned arches, white, wooden, outdoor seats and the fresh, green grass beneath your feet? Perhaps your reception will be held in the great outdoors, with guests dining from wooden picnic benches and a bonfire with sing-songs underneath the starry, night sky?

Outdoor wedding decorations such as wedding programme fans, paper plates and napkins, banners and seating charts can help create the desired feel for your country wedding. Consider cute features such as a table with small advice cards your guests can place into a Mason jar or a photo table with a Polaroid camera and sunglasses and party hats your guests can don for their fun snaps.

Vintage

Vintage Powder Blue Wedding Paper Napkins

Dreaming of a fairy-tale wedding featuring all things lace, floral and reminiscent of days gone by? Think soft pastel hues, delicate feminine flowers and subtle touches for your vintage wedding supplies.

Ask your nearest and dearest to mark off their calendars with quaint vintage chalkboard save the date magnets; an adorable keepsake to look back on in years to come. 

On the big day itself, décor such as antique-style wedding seating charts, elegant wedding programmes and Great Gatsby inspired napkins will have your guests second guessing the era they’re in.

What about those subtle touches? Create personalised wine labels and charms to really encompass that vintage feel. You and your guests will be waltzing the night away in no time.

Modern

Want to keep everything about your wedding modern and twenty-first century? Get ahead of the game with trending marble and rose gold décor and accessories. 

Why not get the party started the minute you send out your invites and include an enclosure card with your Instagram and Snapchat details? Allow guests to get in on the wedding preparations by following you and your boo on social media. And of course, don’t forget to include a wedding day hashtag for your guests’ Instagram-worthy pics.

Sick of traditional wedding table favours? Wow your family and friends with a stainless steel speed bottle opener, featuring you and your spouse’s initials and wedding date.

As for wedding party decorations, let your guests know where to go for drinks with a ‘We just tied the knot, please take a shot’ wedding bar sign and get them ready to rock with customised flip flops for their tired feet. There’ll be no stopping the celebrations!

Traditional

Celebrating your wedding with a traditional theme gives you the opportunity to show off your homely style. Simple wedding decorations will showcase the sophistication behind your big day and truly embrace the ‘less is more’ idea behind elegance.

Adorn your table with guest place cards in black and white for a more formal feel, or stick to silver or gold tones for graceful simplicity. Why not have cutlery wrapped in customised napkins monogrammed with you and your partner’s initials for a personal touch?

Guests will need to be thanked after the wedding. Consider practical and stylish favour boxes which are easy for your family and friends to carry home. Have your thank you cards for loved ones pre-prepared so you can enjoy your honeymoon in peace; a photo card with a heartfelt message is sure to do the trick.

Romantic

So you were swept off your feet and fell madly in love with the man or woman of your dreams. Wedding planning is an endorphin-inducing affair for a hopeless romantic such as yourself! You’ll want to make your special day as lovey-dovey as possible and we’ve got just what you need.

For romantic wedding invites to make your guests go ‘awww’, send them a photo collage save the date of you and your love looking longing into each other’s eyes. A bit much even for your romantic tastes? Perhaps a breath-taking sunset or illustration of the Eiffel Tower is more your style.

Inspire a truly romantic feel with save the dates, invitations and thank you cards sealed with a monogrammed faux wax sticker for all the romance and none of the mess. Or why not personalise a rubber stamp and have your favourite romantic quote feature on the back of your envelopes?

For the special day, get family and friends in the loving mood with a poster detailing the story of how you and your spouse met. Begin with the classic ‘Once upon a time’ or give it a quirky twist with a comic book style layout.

Give your guests cute favours of a magnet with a picture of you and your love, or leave a loving message to bring some fuzzy warmth to their heart.

Who said romance is dead?

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