How To Decorate Your Wedding Getaway Car

Most couples never want their wedding reception party to end – that’s if they’re not jetting off on their honeymoon in their unforgettable getaway car! Your wedding getaway car is your last opportunity to impress your guests and it’s the perfect way to showcase your wedding style. Nowadays brides and grooms are bringing this old-age tradition back in fresh, modern and fabulous ways! From floral garlands to multicoloured ribbons, your getaway car will be the perfect ending to your dream wedding day… how to decorate your wedding getaway car ideas

How To Decorate Your Wedding Getaway Car

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Retro Ribbon

Ribbon is a super easy and effective way to jazz up your getaway car, and there are a number of possibilities when it comes to decorating with ribbon. Simple white ribbon will look wonderfully elegant if you’ve got a classic black car. An array of different coloured ribbon will look beautiful if you want something a little more fun. You can tie ribbon to the car bumper, but if you really wanted to go all out you could tie it to the door handles and the side-mirrors. tassel garlands for wedding getaway cards Image Source

Fabulous Balloons

We love the idea of using large balloons that fit in with your colour scheme. You can tie them onto the car book or to an open roof. Heart-shaped balloons are super cute and they are especially perfect if you’re tying the knot on Valentine’s Day. They also make for picture-perfect photographs and are very gentle on the purse strings, which is great if you’re planning a wedding on a budget. balloons for wedding getaways Image Source - Photographer

‘Just Married’ Signs

A ‘just married’ sign or number plate is obviously a must-have when it comes to your wedding car. Our white wedding number plate can be stuck over your existing number plate, and will let everyone know that you are newlyweds! Consider adding tin-cans or ribbon for extra impact. just married signs wedding getaway cars     Image Source - Photographer

Floral Garlands

Floral garlands are a beautiful way to decorate your getaway car, especially if the blooms match your wedding bouquet. You could decorate your ‘just married’ sign with a U-shaped garland for a pretty, feminine look. flower garlands and hoops wedding getaway cars Image Source - Photographer

Colourful Pom-Poms

Pom-poms are relatively new in the world of weddings but newlyweds are absolutely loving them! They’re perfect for a splash of colour and will look wonderful tied to the bumper. There are tons of easy DIY pom-pom tutorials out there which is helpful if you’re trying to save money. pom poms wedding getaway car decorations Image Source - Photographer

Vintage Tin-cans

If you wanted to go for the classic getaway car look, tin-cans are a must-have! You could write your own messages on each tin can for a romantic, personal touch? Mix old with new by adding ribbons or pom-poms amongst your tin cans. This is the ultimate wedding send off! amazing decorations for wedding cars Image Source - Photographer

Beautiful Bunting

If you’ve decorated your wedding venue with bunting, why not extend this to your wedding getaway car? Drape hessian ‘just married’ bunting across the back of the car bumper and you’re ready to drive off into the sunset! just married signs wedding cars Image Source - Photographer

Your Wedding Getaway Car

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Lovely Ideas For Your Wedding Gift Table

The majority of couples opt for a wedding gift table or somewhere to collect their wedding cards. It’s become an essential part of the wedding décor too, with brides and grooms getting super creative! It’s important to create a clear, designated area for your wedding guests to leave their gifts and guards, as they’ll want to put them down as soon as they arrive at the reception. If you want to really make your wedding gift table part of the reception, we’ve put together a few fab ideas to get you feeling inspired… Ideas-for-your-wedding-gift-table Image Source - Photographer

Vintage Birdcage

This is seriously pretty way of creating an area for your wedding cards and gifts, particularly if you’re planning a vintage themed wedding. Adorn with delicate flowers and subtle bird motifs to complete the look. For a completely coordinated look, opt for the same blooms as you’ll have in your wedding bouquet. post box birdcage wedding cards Image Source

American Mailbox

We adore the idea of collecting your wedding cards and letters in our American mailbox. Vintage mailboxes surrounded by jars of flowers or worn-out books look wonderful displayed on a gift table. Why not ask your guests to write their best wedding advice on postcards and leave them in the post box – this would be a lovely idea to read back after your wedding day. wedding mail box cards and gifts table Image Source - Photographer

Colourful Mailbox

If you love the thought of a mailbox but want it to fit in with your theme, you could always paint it to suit your colour scheme. A fun flag garland with ‘cards’ written on it is a fab addition. This look will definitely make a statement at your wedding reception. wedding cards table mail box Image Source - Photographer

Card Bunting

Whatever you choose to collect your wedding cards in, ‘cards’ bunting is a must-have! Drape across a suitcase or wooden crate to add a feminine touch. It’ll also be super clear for your guests to see where the card collection area is. If you’ve got another designated area for gifts, search around to see if you can find matching ‘gift’ bunting too! picnic hamper wedding cards table Image Source

Antique Suitcase

If you want something a little different for your wedding décor, consider a suitcase! This alternative option is perfect for a vintage wedding and there are tons of different ways to style it. A pretty floral suitcase will look fab if you’re planning a country garden wedding theme. On the other hand, if you’ve decided on a glamorous 50s theme, distressed leather suitcases are a great addition. Display on a table decorated with vintage photograms and cute props. vintage suitcase wedding cards table Image Source - Photographer

Props for your wedding gift table

Do you really want to create an impact with your wedding gift table? Decorate your table with large letters such as ‘Mr and Mrs’ or your initials for a personal touch. Using your favourite photographs of you as a couple is also a lovely idea, and will be a talking point for your wedding guests. Table runners will add a pop of colour to your wedding table and they come in a variety of styles. vintage style wedding cards and gifts table Image Source - Photographer It’s the little details that help your wedding reception reflect you as a couple. Creating the perfect wedding gift and card table will help your reception area really come together. It’s also a fun way of getting creative with your wedding planning! shop-now  

6 Places Tea Lights Can Be Used At Your Wedding

Tea lights have always been a popular choice for weddings. They add a subtle glow that is not only romantic, it offers a welcoming warmth to your guests. They’re a simple way to decorate your wedding venue and are also incredibly purse-friendly! Today we’ve put together a few ideas for places you can use tea lights at your wedding. From city chic candle holders to country garden centrepieces, we’ve got it covered… 6 Places tea light holders can be used at your wedding sq Image Source - Photographer

Heart Candle Holders

We love the idea of using candle holders with a cute heart cut out – this is particularly apt if you’re tying the knot on Valentine’s Day! Planning a country wedding? Our wooden-inspired tea light holders are perfect for a rustic edge. Colourful candle holders will also look beautiful at a Spring or Summer wedding. The cut out gives a subtle glow from the warmth of the tea light. Why not mix and match your candle holders by filling two with tea lights and the other with some pretty blooms? Cluster a small group together and you’ve got yourself a beautiful wedding table centrepiece! rustic tea light holders for weddings Image Source

Copper and Geometrics

Metallic accents are becoming increasingly popular at weddings and we can definitely see why. Copper and rose gold are must-have metals for any wedding, and give off an industrial warehouse vibe. Tea lights in copper geometric holders are an ultra stylish addition to any wedding reception. Use a single geometric holder as a table centrepiece for a minimalistic look, or line along the ceremony aisle to add the ‘wow’ factor. Alternatively, group together on your wedding gift table around the edges of the table. Not only will they look chic, they’ll create a warm atmosphere. brass tea light holders and lanterns Image Source

Tea Lights as Wedding Favours

Wedding favours are usually the finishing touch of any wedding day and you want to give your guests something they’ll really appreciate. Why not offer tea lights in pretty lace or hessian candle holders? It means your guests can actually use them, and when they do they’ll remember your wedding day. jam jar tea light holders covered in lace Image Source - Photographer

Hanging Lanterns

Light up the outside of your wedding venue by hanging tea lights in glass lanterns in trees. This will create a wonderful glowing atmosphere when your guests step outside. They will also look incredible in your wedding photographs. Hang the vases or lanterns from different heights to create maximum impact. hanging tea light holders Image Source

Mason Jars

Mason jars and jam jars will never go out of fashion in the wedding world and we absolutely love them. They’re incredibly versatile and the possibilities are endless when it comes to wedding décor. Add a single tea light to each jar and decorate with something that ties in with your wedding theme. Hessian, lace or colourful ribbon will work perfectly. You could even decorate with a sprig of lavender for a pretty, floral style. They’ll look gorgeous placed on a wooden tree slice along with some jars of flowers as your table centrepieces. One mason jar will be enough if you’ve opted for a round table, but if you’ve got a trestle table line a number of jars along the table. You could even add a little glow to your wedding bar by dotting jars of candles along the front – just be careful they don’t get knocked over! glass tea light holders with herbs attached with twine Image Source - Photographer

Antique Birdcages

Looking for a vintage table centrepiece with a difference? We love the thought of placing a couple of tea lights in an antique birdcage. This look can be kept simple, or dressed up with a sparkly table runner or some pretty floral decorations. birdcage tea light holders Image Source - Photographer There are tons of different ways to include tea lights at your wedding and it’s no wonder they’re as popular as ever! We hope you’re feeling inspired after reading our ideas… Browse our complete collection of tea light holders here or click on our featured tea light holders below. shop-now  

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. world map wedding table plan step by step guide

What you will need:

World map print Frame 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 dafont.com.
  • 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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Lanterns For Wedding Centrepieces

Have you thought about using lanterns for wedding centrepieces? Lanterns in the centre of your tables can look stunning as your centrepieces. Place a pillar candle inside each lantern and add a floral touch to the table. You could add flowers in small vases or bottles around the base of each lantern, or tie a small bunch or posy to a couple of corners of the lanterns. These make lovely centrepieces ane even better, you could gift the lanterns to a nominated guest on each table if you wish. If you have chosen long tables spread out lanterns down the centre of the table, you could alternate them with flowers and candles down the table. Use the same lanterns around the venue, at the entrance, in outdoor spaces, near your guest book to give some continuity to the decor. If you like this idea why not have a look at the lanterns we have available in our shop. See all our lanterns here.

Lanterns For Wedding Centrepieces

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