HOW TO MAKE A MARBLE CAKE STAND FOR LESS THAN £20!

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year then you would know that marble is fast becoming one of the prettiest trends around, problem is it can sometimes be a little pricey. But we’ve got some good news for you! If you’re looking to include a little marble into your wedding or bridal shower then you can create this easy cake stand on a budget! This entire DIY costs less than £20 to make and the results really look anything but cheap…

YOU WILL NEED:

A round marble board (we used this one) // A glue gun or clear silicon (to be honest I would go for the silicon, it worked much better to secure everything together and was more sturdy // Gold spray paint (we used Rustoleum) // Something round and wide for the base (We used an Osma sewer connection! I know that sounds awful ha but it was brand new from a hard ware store and did the job perfectly!) //

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WEEKEND WEDDING PLANNING: TIME TO GET ORGANISED!

It’s been a while since we had a regular series on Bespoke Bride, so we are super excited to share a new one with you today. Inspired by the fact that once I started wedding planning I had no idea where to start I thought it would be useful to start a new series called weekend of wedding planning. Where I’ll be sharing some of the jobs that I’ve been tackling along with posts from around the blogosphere as inspiration. These will include helpful advice, how to’s for us DIY brides and some of the goings on around here.

I will also be sharing more of my planning journey over on my personal instagram, you can follow me @emilypettiford and I would love to see more from you guys, so snap a pic of what your getting up to this weekend ahead of the big day and use #BBwedPlans to share your pics with the rest of us!

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TRANSFORM YOUR WEDDING DAY DECOR WITH THESE JEWELED GEOMETRIC IDEAS

We hope you’ve all had the best weekend and if this is your first time visiting the new look site, we hope you have enjoyed what you have seen so far! Our love for colour is no secret, given the number of bright, bold DIY’s wedding’s and Styled shoots we share on our site. And today is no different, as we are super excited to share these jeweled geometric wedding decor ideas with you. Here’s a couple of quick tips for recreating this look for yourself.

First, take inspiration from your venue and work with the colours of the room. Compliment these with other bright and bold tones to make your decor really pop.

Second, if you want to know how to make those glittered champagne glasses all you need to do is get your own plain glasses (these were less than 50p each!) add PVA glue to the base and then sprinkled with glitter. They aren’t dishwasher safe but certainly look pretty and add a little bit of extra sparkle! Super simple, effective and cheap!

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6 TIPS FOR GETTING MARRIED IN A PUBLIC PLACE

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At some point many brides and grooms planning a wedding will have considered getting married in a public place, but most people will get stumped when it comes to finding a suitable location and understanding all the rules and regulations. That is why most couples will end up dismissing the idea and opting for an easier more traditional venue instead. Though planning a wedding in public will take a little more planning and research, the benefits of choosing to marry in a public place will usually far outweigh the effort. It is often thought of as more budget friendly option as venues will often charge a much smaller fee, decor is unlikely to be needed as the location will already offer amazing natural beauty and the experience will be second to none. With this in mind, we have listed our top tips for planning a wedding in a public place, as a quick guide to getting your started…

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1. Know the Law?

The law on getting married in public places differs depending on the location. For example here in the UK, venues need to be licensed for the marriage to be considered legally binding. This doesn’t rule out getting married in a public place if it doesn’t hold a license completely, it just means a legal civil ceremony will need to be performed elsewhere to formalize the marriage. Many will opt for a humanist ceremony in their preferred location instead, this can be a lot more flexible and highly personalised to suit your beliefs and is something a celebrant will be able to help you with.

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