10 Ways To Include Birds And Birdcages At Your Wedding

If you’re planning an English country garden wedding oozing with elegance and charm, we love the thought of using birds and birdcages at your wedding to add a vintage touch to your decor and details. From cake toppers to card tables, find out our favourite ways to use birds and birdcages at your wedding day…

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10 Ways To Include Birds And Birdcages At Your Wedding

First things first: let’s take a look at your wedding stationery. Your ‘Save the Dates’ and invitations are the first glimpse of your gorgeous day that your guests will get. Of course you want it to look perfect, but you also want it to reflect your theme and style. So if you love the thought of using birds and birdcages, incorporate pretty illustrations into your stationery. Watercolour bird motifs and vintage-inspired birdcage details will look delightful.

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If you’ve fallen in love with the idea of bird-inspired wedding stationery, you could keep the same design throughout your big day. It would work beautifully for your table plan, menu and wedding programs. Alternatively, our Vintage Birdcage Table Plan will add a vintage touch to your wedding day. Adorn it with flowers or foliage and it will look oh-so-pretty.

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Why not name your wedding tables after your favourite birds? You could also include hand-drawn illustrations and a cute fact about each bird. This is a unique idea that your guests will adore!

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When it comes to decorating your reception tables, you really are spoilt for choice! Our Mint Green Birdcage Centrepieces will give your tables a touch of country garden elegance. They look beautiful brimming with blooms, greenery or candles – especially if you’re dreaming of a Spring or Summer wedding.

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We adore the idea of lovebird ‘Bride’ and ‘Groom’ signs to hang over the back of your chair. Plus, you’ll be able to keep them after your special day as something you can treasure forever. Little wooden birds with your guests’ name written on them can also make sweet wedding favours, as well as place settings.

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While vintage birdcages make fabulous table centrepieces, they can also be used in a number of different ways throughout your wedding venue. You could hang them from the trees or you could fill them with lanterns and dot them around your venue. However, they’re also a wonderful way of collecting your wedding cards and gifts. Place a cute sign against your birdcage, so your guests know where they can place their cards.

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Our Silver Lovebird Cake Toppers look wonderful perched on top of your wedding cake or on tasty cupcakes. They’re a subtle nod towards your beautiful bird-inspired wedding theme and an alternative to a traditional wedding cake topper.

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While we’re on the subject of wedding cakes, let’s take a look at some icing inspiration! From hand-painted illustrations to elaborate icing, there are heaps of ways to include birds and birdcages as part of your wedding cake. Hand-painted cakes are going to be adored by brides in 2017, but we couldn’t resist including this beautiful birdcage design.

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Stuck for ideas when it comes to your wedding decor? Don’t fret – we’ve got it covered. Couples are loving the thought of floral or feather backdrops, but have you ever considered creating an origami swan backdrop? This can be a fun DIY task for you and your bridesmaids to create ahead of the big day, and it suits any style or colour scheme. For absolute elegance, opt for white paper. However, use a range of rainbow-inspired shades for a colourful and vibrant backdrop. The choice is yours! Learn how to make these here.

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Alternatively, we’ve done all the hard work for you with our Vintage Style Hanging Lovebirds! This ultra-pretty decoration will look beautiful hung in your ceremony space, around your reception or from the trees. You could even use them as sweet wedding favours or chair covers. However you choose to use them at your special day, they’re a fabulous finishing touch for a vintage or country garden wedding day.

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Love the thought of using birds and birdcages at your wedding? So do we! You’re guaranteed to create an unforgettable wedding day that’s utterly elegant.



Fab DIY Idea – Gin Bottles As Vases 

Wedding season is now in full swing, which means we’ve got tons of fab and fun décor ideas running through our heads. We couldn’t resist sharing one of our favourite ideas with you today; using gin bottles as vases for your wedding day. This is a unique idea that is simple yet effective, and your wedding venue is bound to look wonderful.

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Gin bottles may not be the first thing that come into your head when you think of vases, but there are so many ways of using them as part of your venue décor. You can also be super clever with your gin bottles, by matching them to your colour scheme. For instance, Gordon’s Gin will be perfect for a green wedding whereas Bombay Sapphire gin bottles will fit in fantastically with a blue theme. Gin bottles as vases work perfectly for table centrepieces to hold pretty flowers and candles, or you could simply dot them around your wedding venue or along your bar for a pop of colour.

Gin Bottles As Vases – Table Centrepieces

If you’ve opted for long banquet tables, I would recommend lining gin bottles along the middle of your tables – possibly every two places or so. They look fab standing tall on their own, but will also look great stood on a hessian table runner.

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There are a number of different ways you can use gin bottles as vases for round wedding tables. They’ll look fab placed on wooden tree slices for a rustic, outdoorsy wedding. Alternatively, if you’re planning a vintage affair, why not place gin bottles on antique books and suitcases? You’re guaranteed to transport your guests to a bygone era!

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Gin Bottles As Vases – Wedding Décor

You can also use gin bottles as vases for your wedding venue décor. A gin bottle full of beautiful blooms will look fab surrounded by tea lights – place in a small wooden crate for extra impact.

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They would also look wonderful dotted around your wedding venue entrance – you could include a mixture of different brands to create interest. It’s easy to create a fabulous wedding day based around this theme. You could offer your guests mini gin bottles as wedding favours. I love the thought of using the different brands of gin as table names, or you could stick numbers in each bottle to indicate the seating plan. There are tons of ways to get creative!

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Other Bottle Ideas

But you don’t just have to use gin bottles as vases; you could use perfume bottles or wine bottles – all empty, of course! Bottles are a great DIY idea and they always look fab filled with flowers or candles.

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How To Style A Pink And Gold Wedding Table

Pink and gold wedding colour schemes are taking the wedding world by storm this year, and we can definitely see why. This divine colour combination is undeniably pretty and I love the subtle touches of glamour.

Today we’re showing you how to create this beautiful wedding table style! Fleur Couture put together this heavenly wedding table design and we just had to share it with you! This is perfect if you’re planning a glittering gold wedding day with pretty pink accents. Plus, it’s super simple to recreate…

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How To Style A Pink And Gold Wedding Table

You can easily recreate this wedding table style at any wedding venue, whether you’ve got long trestle tables or round tables. This versatile pink and gold wedding décor can dress up even the simplest of wedding venues.

Source a pink table runner with a champagne gold edge – if you can’t find one fear not, simply layer a sequin gold table runner with a pale pink runner. You can either buy or hire table runners, the choice is yours! You’ll need table measurements to make sure the runner looks perfect (if you’ve got extended banquet tables, you will obviously need one that is a lot longer).

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At the end of each table, tie the table runners together with pretty pink blooms. I love the idea of tying them with some delicate pearl beads for an extra dash of luxury. Tying the table runners together helps them to hang beautifully off the table and creates maximum impact.

Glass plates and cutlery with gold trimming will be the perfect addition to your pink and gold wedding table. Opt for pale pink wedding stationery to use as place settings and menu choices – golden calligraphy writing will look ultra glam! When it comes to napkins and serviettes, there are tons of options. You could keep it simple and fresh with white, or opt for pretty pink shades. A single pink rose or peony will make each place setting look absolutely divine.

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Time to talk about the table centrepieces! An assortment of metallic vases and candle holders will look super beautiful as table décor. Copper and antique gold work wonderfully together and will be a gorgeous feature of your tables. Tall candles and little tea lights will create a lovely, warm glow as the evening draws in and it’ll give a romantic ambience to your reception.

Gold vases brimming with pink blooms and lots of foliage act as elegant wedding table centrepieces. Make sure you use the same flowers throughout your tables and your wedding bouquet for a look that is completely coordinated. Gold wedding table numbers in a calligraphy font are the perfect finishing touch to your table. Your guests are guaranteed to be impressed, and it’ll help your wedding reception tie in together beautifully.

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How To Create This Rustic Table Plan At Your Wedding

Designing the perfect look for your rustic wedding takes more than finding the perfect wedding venue. Whether you’ve opted for a country barn or an English garden-inspired venue, it’s the decor that creates your rustic theme. Today we’re talking about a rustic table plan that will seriously set the scene for your special day…

One of the things we love most about rustic weddings is the fact it’s such an effortless yet beautiful theme. It’s perfect for those couples who want an organic, country feel to their day. It’s the little details that count, which is why this rustic plan table is made for a rustic affair!

Fleur Couture created this gorgeous rustic table plan using items from The Wedding of My Dreams shop.

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What You’ll Need For Your Rustic Table Plan

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How To Create Your Rustic Table Plan

This rustic table plan looks fab if you’ve got a variety of different size wooden crates. Fleur Couture placed the crates on the sides and layered them on top of one another as if to create shelving for the plant buckets and other props.

Place a couple of milk churns on top of the crates and fill with blooms for the ‘wow’ factor. Choosing flowers that match your wedding bouquet will look beautifully coordinated. Wild, natural flowers look particularly wonderful with this set-up as it simply adds another rustic element.

Use props such as a ‘LOVE’ light up sign to add a touch of ambience to your table plan. You could make it really personal by adding frames full of your favourite photographs and placing them in the shelving part of the crate. The possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating the wooden crates!

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Rest the wooden table plan from The Wedding of My Dreams against the crates and fill the mini silver buckets with more pretty posies. Once you’ve done this, all you need to do is the finishing touches. Tie the brown luggage tags to the silver buckets and write down the seating arrangements so it’s clear where your guests need to sit.

This is such a simple yet effect rustic table plan and it looks beautiful in any area of your venue. Set up in the corner of your reception room so guests can easily see where they’re seating. You could even place it on a table to make it more of a ‘focal point’ of your reception room. The mixture of the wooden crates and colourful flowers will really help to create that beautiful rustic feel to your wedding venue. Keep the style throughout your wedding day and use crates or milk churns filled with blooms as your table centrepieces.

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9 Stylish Summer Table Plan Ideas For Your Big Day

Hands up if you’re juggling the mammoth task of seating your wedding guests! It’s one of the trickiest parts of wedding planning so don’t fear if you’re getting stressed putting together the seating plan. To help take your mind off seating politics, we’ve put together a collection of our favourite Summer table plan ideas…

9 Stylish Summer Table Plan Ideas

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Map Table Plan

Did you and your partner meet travelling the world? Or maybe you’re spending your honeymoon exploring different countries? If you answered yes, then you’ll love our World Map seating plan as a base a unique seating plan. Add luggage tags to different countries on the map to direct your guests to the correct table. Add a wooden frame to complete the look.

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Wonderful Wooden Crate Table Plan

If you’re planning a rustic affair, then wooden crates are the perfect addition for your seating plan. Filling crates with your favourite plants (even better if the blooms match your bouquet) will create a country garden theme. Adding the seating arrangements to the plants is a pretty way to direct your guests to their seats. Your florist should be able to help you out with regards to choosing your flowers. If you wanted to achieve a simple seating plan, why not simply use thin rope, wooden pegs and printed cards. Personalise each crate with ‘Mr and Mrs’ and your last name for a personal touch.

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Antique Mirrors or Window-Pane Table Plan

Using a mirror or an old window is a seriously unique table plan and is guaranteed to get your guests talking. We love the idea of writing directly onto the mirror or window itself using a permanent pen. For a beautifully feminine style, adorn with posies and foliage.

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Vintage Frame Table Plan

Collecting small old-fashioned frames is not only cost-effective, it’s a super cute way of displaying your seating arrangements. You can easily buy frames from charity shops or antique fairs, and will look fabulous if you’re planning a vintage do. Print out your own table plans on card (or use our free escort card template) and voila! Your seating plan is looking fabulous.

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Seaside Seating Table Plan

If you’ve got a seaside or destination wedding, consider using beach-inspired elements for your table plan. A surfboard is a fun and informal way of letting your guests know where they’re seated. If you’ve not got a surfboard to hand, decorate a simple board with seashells and other seaside features. This is particularly perfect if you’re tying the knot in Summer!

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Simple Sign Table Plan

Sometimes all you need for maximum impact is a blackboard with white writing or white board with stylish calligraphy. Add a little green foliage for something a little extra. This minimalistic style is often one of the most popular and is a great way to grab the attention of your guests.

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Lovely Ladder Table Plan

Newlyweds are adoring the ladder table plan and we can certainly see why. This style is particularly apt if you’ve got an outdoor wedding, and will look wonderful stood outside a marquee. How you decorate your ladder is up to you! Plant pots containing a table each perched on different levels will look fab, and you could even decorate with small photo frames or other little personal touches.

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Shabby Chic Bunting Table Plan

If you’ve opted for bunting as a venue decoration, use this for your table plan too! Mini floral bunting will look super pretty and will fit in with your theme perfectly. Drape across the the top of a wooden frame and add tiny bunting for each table card.

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Rustic Flower Pot Table Plan

For an English country garden take on a seating plan take a look at our Rustic Wedding table plan. Use wooden washboards and silver flower buckets or pots. Personalise with cute wooden or brown card signs indicating seating arrangements.

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Having a stylish seating plan is vital for any wedding and is guaranteed to ensure that everything runs smoothly. You can have a ton of fun creating your table plan and it’s one area of the wedding planning process where you can get really creative!