The A-Z of Everything Wedding
Hold on tight lovelies because Bespoke Bride is taking you all the way through the alphabetical maze of helping you plan your wedding! Grab a notepad, make a hot drink & get yourself comfortable because here you’ll find everything from alter decoration to yummy food and all that’s in between!
Altar. Not many people know this but…You can create an altar that is fun, funky and totally personal to you. Take a look at our 12 ideas for Alternative altars here.
Be Inspired. Looking through tons of inspiration boards is every brides obligatory right once they become engaged. How many other excuses will you get to trawl over thousands of pretty wedding images on Pinterest so why not make the most of it now? You can look at all of ours here.
Cinderella. Because every bride secretly wants to be a princess on her wedding day. Whether you would prefer pretty princess or the princess of rock is up to you, whichever way you look at it, you want your wedding day to be special. We have a unique Cinderella styled shoot for you to look at here.
Dresses. Finding the right dress is a serious art form We have featured a variety of dresses on Bespoke Bride this year all of which can be found in our weekly #fashionfriday feature.
Engagement Rings. This is beginning of the rest of your married days so it is an essential ingredient. We have taken a look at some beautiful rings over the past year including coloured stones and geek chic engagement rings.
Favours. We think the best favours are those that are handmade as they are a little more personal and are a good way of thanking your guests for making your day so great. We love them that much we even made a huge list of 50 fab favours for you to take inspiration from.
Guest Book. They are a wonderful way for guests to share the love at your wedding and are great keepsake for you to look back on, however so many guest books will be left in a cupboard overlooked for years after, so why not make sure you create a guest book that you want on show. Take a look at our 21 Alternative Guest Book ideas for some inspiration.
Hairstyles.The finishing touches to any bride’s outfit is her hairstyle and we have featured some great ones this year, all of which can be seen on our specially created Pinterest board here.
Invitations. The way in which you invite your guests to your wedding is a great place to start thinking about how to personalise your wedding. We found 20 fun and unique wedding invitations for you to take a gander at!
Jazz it up. Create a wedding that is personal to you. Look around your home for decor inspiration, anything from vases to tablecloths are a great way to add your unique touch. Making your decorations is also great fun and a bit easier on your pocket.
Kiss. One of the most memorable parts of your wedding day! Your first kiss as a married couple.
Love. An essential element to any marriage is of course to love each other. We have a beautiful collection of Love quotes here!
Men’s Attire. What your groom wears on his wedding day is equally important as what you will be wearing. It is important that he feels comfortable as well as looking good. Our friends over at A Suit that Fits are always giving us advice on grooms wear, here’s a few tips:
Narrative. Tell your story by making your day personal right from stationary down to the food that you eat. Maybe your first date was to the cinema so use cinema style popcorn on a sweet stand, etc there is so much you can do!
Old, as in ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’. Not ones for completely tradition but there is nothing that excites us more than making something traditional more unique so we created 12 ways to wear something blue on your wedding day.
Photography. Our best advice is to have fun with it and don’t do anything you are not comfortable with. Some people have fun using props, others would prefer something natural. Do what works best for you both!
Quirky! As long as your comfortable doing it that is. We are huge advocates for adding quirkiness to your day and this doesn’t have to mean doing something crazy just something a little different!
Real Weddings. The real weddings that we feature and those on other great wedding blogs are a great source for inspiration. That doesn’t mean copying everything it just means taking a look at what others did to personalise there day and then thinking of how you could do the same. Real weddings are also great for checking out suppliers, there is nothing that demonstrates what they do better than examples of their work. Over the last year we have featured some fabulous weddings all of which you can find here.
Seating plan. Some people want them and some people dont, however if you decide you do here are some great ways to make sure your seating plan is a memorable and thoughtful piece of your day with our 15 alternative and unique seating plans.
Tutorials. DIYS’s and tutorials are becoming a big part of many weddings. Making things for your wedding is sure to make it personal and is also great if your on a budget. Your don’t even have to spend hours searching for them we have one here and we have even created a huge pinterest board with many more here.
Unique Places To Get Married. ’20 Unique Places to Get Married or Hold Your Reception’ became one of our most popular posts this year. Not surprisingly more and more couples are becoming more inventive in regards to venues and locations, wanting somewhere that signifies their relationship or personalities.
Veil. Another great finishing touch to any brides outfit is her veil. We have become great friends with Lucy Hayes of Lucy Hayes Bridal Veils this year and she has been a great source of knowledge when it comes to the history of the bridal veil. We also had fun compiling our own list of our 13 favourite alternative and quirky bridal veils.
Wedding Advice. And there is alot of it! We wouldn’t even know where to start on this subject as there is so much. To an extent our blog and many other wedding blogs cover everything but we have even more on our pinterest board here. We always make a massive point of asking brides and grooms to email us if they need any help or advice and we will do everything to make sure we get you the information you need.
X-rated! Some brides might fancy giving their groom a steamy photography of them looking hot hot in their wedding underwear as pre-wedding gift. We agree its something that could easily look tacky but if done right the photos can turn out to be absolutely amazing. Check out our pinterest board for some sexay boudoir inspo!!
Yum Yum! Ok so there is noting more annoying than having food on your wedding day that you dont even like just because its the easy option when it comes to your guests! Pick food that you and your partner like, if you both like bangers and mash – then eat bangers and mash! We have met so many amazing caterers this year that have unique ideas, our favourite one has to be the concept of street food something that has recently taken cities by storm is now making its way into the wedding industry. Think pop up restaurant where food is served fresh and made whilst you wait. Take a look at our pinterest boards for some food ideas or perfect puds, oh and don’t forget the drinks!
ZZZZ! Have your booked your accommodation yet? You have tons of options when it comes to where you are going to spend your first night as husband and wife. From fancy hotels to yurts and retro campers.
So there you have it folks! The A-Z of weddings!
We hope you have found everything you need and more but if you need anything else please email or comment below, we always look forward to hearing from you.
Much Bespoke Love
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