Decorations

If you are struggling for decoration inspiration and you fancy collecting some of the décor yourself, try and look into bric-a-brac or second hand market stalls. I often go to my local garden centre when I visit family in the midlands and they are the greatest source of inspiration and you can often pick up items at a great price (especially with a little barter as they are generally cash only). You can find everything from napkins/table cloths to glasses to tea pots and even props like milk churns, old suitcases, jukeboxes and wooden crates. These little additions can be added to give character to a blank canvas marquee or tipi, village hall or outdoor wedding; they really help carry the theme throughout the day.

Wooden or tin boxes -Great vases for flowers or central table decorations

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Tea pots -Great to serve your tea in at the end of the wedding breakfast or equally cool for cocktails

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Tablecloths -Add a bit of character to a plain table with a crocheted or lace cloth

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Place mats - Perfect underneath plates or could even be used at intervals along the table in place of table runners

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Crates -Perfect for storing drinks or keeping favours together

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Tea sets -These can be used as a feature on your table as side dishes/tea cups & saucers or great for an afternoon tea wedding breakfast

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Check out your local papers or churches/garden centres on the weekends to see if they have anything like this going on

Have you sourced any of your own props?

L+R

How to: DIY Vase

As I was eating my fish and chips on Friday night (treat night), I was looking at my nearly finished vinegar bottle thinking what a nice vase shape it would make for my tables as its long and slender and would look lovely with a single bloom inside. I have been collecting jars and milk bottles over the past few months to use as vases; I think they add a really nice touch to a table, all mix and matched shapes and sizes and fit in perfectly with our homemade feel.

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Simply:

1. Take off the label by removing as much as you can by hand, the rest with warm soapy water and a scourer

2. Remove the cap

3. Wash out thoroughly in the sink

4. Use something decorative to wrap around like a ribbon or jute twine (I picked this up from Wilkinson at £2.00 for 250 metres)

5. Tie in a bow or wrap around and fix with superglue

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This took me 10 minutes to do and I think looks like a really nice addition to my ‘vase’ collection

Would you give something like this a go?

L+R

Decorations

If you are struggling for decoration inspiration and you fancy collecting some of the décor yourself, try and look into bric-a-brac or second hand market stalls. I went to one this weekend at a garden centre whilst visiting family in the midlands and they are the greatest source of inspiration and you can often pick up items at a great price (especially with a little barter as they are generally cash only). You can find everything from napkins/table cloths to glasses to tea pots and even props like milk churns, old suitcases, jukeboxes and wooden crates.

These little additions can be added to give character to a blank canvas marquee or tipi, village hall or outdoor wedding; they really help carry the theme throughout the day.

Wooden or tin boxes -Great vases for flowers or central table decorations

image

Tea pots -Great to serve your tea in at the end of the wedding breakfast or equally cool for cocktails

image

Tablecloths -Add a bit of character to a plain table with a crocheted or lace cloth

image

Place mats - Perfect underneath plates or could even be used at intervals along the table in place of table runners

image

Crates -Perfect for storing drinks or keeping favours together

image

Tea sets -These can be used as a feature on your table as side dishes/tea cups & saucers or great for an afternoon tea wedding breakfast

image

Check out your local papers or churches/garden centres on the weekends to see if they have anything like this going on

Have you sourced any of your own props?

L+R