Wow Factor Wedding Ideas Without Breaking The Budget

Do you want to wow your guests as they enter your wedding reception? Of course you do! Often you will find large statement pieces come at a price, especially floral statements and large installations. You will not only be paying for the beautiful fresh flowers but for the time and expertise of the floral team to install the statement piece. It may be you absolute dream to have a floral statement piece at your wedding, a flower wall or a ceiling of pretty blooms and if that is the case we say go for it.

Wow Factor Wedding Ideas Without Breaking The Budget

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However if you are looking for something a little more budget friendly we have a couple of suggestions.

Hanging Lanterns From The Ceiling

Hanging lanterns work particularly well in marquees. Think about using different sized lanterns all in the same colour or a selections of different colours all from the same colour palette. As guests enter the marquee or venue they won’t be expecting the celing decor and will be amazed.  hanging paper lanterns wow factor wedding decorations

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Festoon Lights or Festival Globe Lights Draped From The Ceiling

Strings of lights can look fab at weddings, hang them from the celings of marquees or you venue. As guests enter the reception room they will love the extra detail.

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Both! You can always combine both of these ideas and use paper lanterns hanging from the strings of lights. This is our favourite!

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How To Make A World Map Wedding Table Plan

Our world map wedding table plan is the perfect choice for a couple who loves to travel. Name your tables after cities or countries you have visited and use the world map as a table plan display. Here we show you the step by step process involved in creating a world map wedding table plan – it’s super easy!

Plus, we sell everything used in the step by step guide (apart from scissors, drawing pins and glue) so you can easily re-create this yourself.

You may have also spotted this in the latest issue of You And Your Wedding Magazine.

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What you will need:

World map print
Glue stick
Luggage tags
Bakers twine
Kraft address labels
Mapping pins

Step By Step Guide

  • Open up the wooden frame.
  • Stick the map print to the inner card and place back in the frame.

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  • Decide on the names of your tables, these could be cities or countries that are significant to you as a couple.
  • Print the table name and guests names on to address labels, these could be plain white address labels (24 per A4 page). Here I have used our brown rustic labels for more of a travelling look. I have also used a typewriter style font, you can download fonts for free from various different websites, I like
  • Stick the printed labels onto your luggage tags.

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  • Add length of bakers twine to your first luggage tag and stick on the map near the country / city it corresponds to.
  • Place a mapping pin into the city country on the map.
  • Tie the bakers twine around the mapping pin and cut at the right length, stick the luggage tag to the print so it doesn’t move about.
  • Repeat this for all your tables
  • Place the frame on an easel

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Photography by Daffodil Waves Photography

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Hanging Bud Vases – Hanging Wedding Decorations

This week our wedding decorations of the week are our hanging bud vases. Hanging decorations around your venue or from trees outside can look stunning. Whether you use these bud vases for hanging flowers or choose to add a tea light for hanging candles or use some other sort of hanging decorations such as ribbons, paper lanterns or hearts it will look lovely.

If your venue has an outdoor area you are hoping to use at your wedding we suggest choosing one feature tree to decorate. Hang all your vases and hearts from this tree, it will create a lovely photo feature as well as looking pretty in the outdoor setting. Hang the vases and hearts at different heights to create a natural look.

Hanging Bud Vases – Hanging Wedding Decorations

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  • These tiny delicate glass bud vases look amazing hung from branches of trees. Add a single rose head or bunch of small seasonal flowers for a floral look or use as a candle holder, they fit a standard tea light.
  • The bud vases are made from clear glass with a silver metal handle.
  • Each vase measures 5cm x 8cm.
  • Price: £3 each
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How To Decorate Marks & Spencer Wedding Cake by Rock My Wedding

Thinking of getting a Marks & Spencer wedding cake and wondering how you will decorate it? Well you’re in luck. Recently the fabulous team at Rock My Wedding were asked to work with Marks & Spencer on a fun cake project. They styled and decorated a number of Marks & Spencer wedding cakes showing different looks you can create for your big day. All these ideas are super easy to do yourself using ribbons, cake toppers, Lego, sweets & other bits and pieces. We were thrilled to see a selection of our cake toppers feature on these cakes too.

Read on for top tips and inspiration for wedding cake decorating, you can easily adapt these ideas to fit with your wedding style and colours. All styling by Rock My Wedding, photography by Simon Clarke and Adam Crohill

Eat Me Cake Topper With Pastel Coloured Wool

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This is so easy to do yourself. Buy some wool in the colours of your choice and wrap around each layer instead of using ribbon, then add an ‘Eat Me’ cake topper and place on a cake stand.

Mini Cake Bunting With Chevrons And  Pom Poms, As Well As Zebra And Giraffe Cake Toppers

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Love this for a quirky idea. Buy some little animals from a toy shop and use as your cake toppers, add our mini bunting with pastel coloured pom poms and chevron flags then finish each layer with satin ribbon.

Just Married Mini Cake Topper Bunting With Peg Bride & Groom

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How cute is this?! The little peg bride and groom cake toppers sit on top of the wedding cake under our Just Married mini bunting. Finish off each layer of cake with pretty ribbon.

Silver LOVE Wedding Cake Topper With Sequin Ribbon

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For a classic look with a touch of sparkle wrap sequin ribbon around the layers of your cake and finish off with our silver LOVE cake topper.

Watch the video below to see all the different ideas they had and click though to the original post on Rock My Wedding to see how you could WIN your wedding cake.

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Where Can I Use Tea Light Holders At My Wedding?

Our tea light holders are one of our most popular items here at The Wedding of my Dreams. Almost all our customers have at least a few tea light holders in their basket when they checkout, and we are not surprised. We love candle light too! I am sure you have already decided where you might be placing your tea light holders at your wedding but maybe you could do with a little more inspiration. There are lots of places tea light holders can be used at weddings, here we have created a checklist showing the many possible places tea light holders can be used at weddings.

Where Can I Use Tea Light Holders At My Wedding?

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Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we sell tea light holders for all wedding styles, whether you are opting for a rustic style, country garden style or classic wedding. Browse our collection of tea light holders for sale in our shop. Below are just a few of our favourites. See the full collection here.

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