There are lots of ways to make your wedding venue unique to you and your partner – like filling your décor with quirky details that highlight your passions and interests. There are no rules when it comes to your theme so go as wacky and creative as you want! Today we have the wedding website hitched who have rounded up eight ideas to start you off.
Putting together quirky centrepieces is actually quite cost effective, as you can use your DIY skills to pull together random bits and pieces to see what works and what doesn’t. Items like birdcages, books, candles and teacups are given a rustic transformation when perched on top of tree log slices – add flowers too so that your guests can enjoy beautiful scents as they tuck into their food.
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Light Up Letters
If you’ve always wanted to see your name in lights, your wedding is the perfect opportunity! Add some glitz and glamour to proceedings by placing light up letters that spell out both your initials. Or for a romantic touch you could choose lights that spell out phrases like ‘love’ or ‘happy ever after’.
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A Sweet Buffet
Get your guests feeling nostalgic for their favourite childhood sweets by treating them to a sweet buffet that they can tuck into at the reception. Add thoughtful details such as wedding signs and photos, and try to think of creative ways to display the sweets, such as jars, retro pick n mix bags, vases and popcorn boxes.
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A Drinks Station
If it’s forecasted to be hot on your wedding day, set up a DIY drinks station to quench your guests thirst. Give your drinks station a unique twist by pouring cocktails and bubbly into empty milk bottles and mason jars. Add a quirky sign and brightly coloured straws to personalise it further.
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Balloons are Back
The bigger and bolder the balloons the better! Tie them to your ceremony chairs for a wonderfully quirky touch or create a balloon canopy at your reception by covering the ceiling with them. These rainbow confetti filled ones from Bubblegum Balloons are perfect for adding playful pops of colour.
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Not just a practicality, make your table plan attention grabbing and worthy of some great photos. Interesting fonts and illustrations are one way to make your table plan stand out, along with a bold border of stunning flowers in various colours. You could also get creative and think of different ways to display your table plan, such as crates, easels and mirrors.
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Unique Table Decorations
Think outside of the box when it comes to your table decorations – like these Ginger Ray feathers which have been dipped in pink paint at the end. Leave little decorative details like this on your guests’ place settings so that they’ll be seriously impressed when they sit down.
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An Unexpected Wedding Cake
Surprise your guests (and your groom if you can) by choosing a wedding cake that has a surprise tier – like this creation from Kasserina Cakes which has the Superman and Batman logos emblazoned across the top! Or alternatively, you could swap your cake for a tower of doughnuts instead if you’re not keen on cake.
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