How lovely is this idea…….
Bouquet flowers made from your favourite books or love poems.
Romantic, vintage, personal and a keepsake for years to come.
Make them yourself or ask a close family member to help. It adds a unique personal touch to your day, just keep out of the rain!
Let us know if you have made one.
Inspired by these chocolates from ‘Melt’ in Notting Hill, as favours or treats for the guests.
I hope you like some of these fun touches -
One of my brides is making her own bouquet from brooches. This is a lovely personal idea, if you are creative and have the time.
You can ask friends and family to give you their old/new brooches, and then each one has a memory of someone attached to it. Guests will also love to see their brooches in your bouquet on the day, especially if you can get some of Granny’s vintage brooches.
www.fantasyfloraldesigns.com – if you want to look at more designs, or are thinking about buying one.
They are very pretty, very now, and also a perfect keepsake.
You can also buy them! or ask someone else to make one for you.
I was asked this week by a mother of one of my brides, where she could get the bouquet preserved as a surprise gift for her daughter on return from her honeymoon. So i thought it might be worth a mention/ reminder if you think you might like this service.
There are several national companies, who will either collect the bouquet or send you a box to pack it in and send to them. This service is best booked in advance though, as obviously you need to send the flowers off in the best condition. It is not a cheap service either, and can take many weeks to be dried and mounted.
So if you think this is something you might like, then start researching now. As prices and delivery requirements do vary.
You can do it yourself , I think, with silica gel. But this needs a bit of research. It might be worth a try though, rather than throwing the flowers away. It is often simpler to dry just a few flowers individually and probably more practical as a keepsake.
If you already have too many things on your ‘to do’ list then, obviously you could always give us a call and this is the kind of thing we can arrange for you.
www.cherishweddingplanning.co.uk Zoe – 07885 543 618
Over the last few weeks, I have met several potential new clients. Most are planning weddings for this time next year.
A small piece of advice with flowers is to take a note of the flowers that are in season now( or at the time of your wedding). Look in gardens, parks, garden centres and florists. This will help you to choose sensibly if you are sticking to a budget.
It also means if you want to grow, and use flowers from your own garden you could.
A simple way to personalise your day, with your flowers.
The brides bouquet can be made with 2 special flowers placed loosely into the arrangement. These 2 flowers can be taken out of the bouquet and handed to both mothers or special guests.
This is a lovely surprise for the mums, and can be a very touching, memorable moment. It can done when the bride arrives at the altar just before the ceremony starts, or as they leave the ceremony facing the rest of the guests.
Small touches like this are not expensive, but mean a lot to everyone. Simple ideas like this are the kinds of things wedding planners can suggest.
Give us an email if you want to ask us for some free advice, on any wedding topic.