Tropical Wedding StationeryLet’s start things off with your wedding stationery. Colourful designs of hot pink and leafy green will set the scene. Think big, bold and beautiful – when it comes to this theme nothing is ever too elaborate, so you really can go all out with your theme. Why not include pink flamingo or pineapple motifs? They’ll look especially fab if you decide to use flamingo and pineapple details throughout your day. Image Source - Photographer
Bride and BridesmaidsYou have a huge range of choice when it comes to picking bridesmaid dresses, and it’s best to pick out one colour to focus on. Either have all of your maids wearing bright shades, or all pastel. For your bridal outfit, consider wearing shoes that add a pop of colour to your look. Why not wear a tropical flower crown? Perfect for that bohemian beach feel. Image Source - Photographer
Exotic BloomsYour bouquet needs to bright and full of colour. Mix hot pink flowers and eye-catching blooms with palm leaves. Opt for tropical flowers to really fit in with your theme – your florist will be able to recommend some gorgeous flowers that are in season. I particularly love pink Orchids, Hibiscus or King Protea. Image Source - Photographer While we’re on the subject of flowers, I adore the thought of creating a tropical archway for your ceremony. Imagine saying ‘I Do’ underneath a beautiful mixture of palm trees and exotic blooms! Not only is this completely romantic, it’ll be the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. Image Source - Photographer
Delicious CocktailsYou can really have some fun with your wedding food and drinks. Opt for Pina Colada and Mojito cocktails with flamingo straws, with watermelon and pineapple fruit as mini canapés. Let’s not forget your wedding cake either. We’re talking something tall, elaborate and totally fabulous! A white cake adorned with tropical sugar flowers will look sensational, but so will a cake with hot pink ombré icing. A fun pineapple or flamingo cake topper is the perfect finishing touch. Image Source - Photographer Image Source - Photographer
Tropical Table DecorMake sure your tables look as bright and as colourful as possible. Pineapple-themed props on each table will look fab, especially with pink or aqua table runners. Extravagant and exotic flowers will make fab table centrepieces, and they’ll add a splash of colour. There are so many tropical-themed accessories and decorations around at the moment so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Image Source - Photographer A tropical wedding theme is guaranteed to transport both you and your wedding guests to an exotic paradise: whether you’ve jetted off to the Caribbean to tie the knot, or if you’re in rainy England! This is a seriously fun theme where you can get completely creative.
Open Fire PitEverybody loves a good bonfire, so what better way to keep your guests warm than a romantic open fireplace. You may be really lucky if your wedding venue already has one, so be sure to ask if you can use it during the evening celebrations. If your wedding venue doesn’t (which will most likely be the case), ask if you could bring your own fire pit to make the cooler evenings more bearable. Image Source - Photographer You could hire some sofas or armchairs and create a cosy lounge area – which is especially perfect for the elder members of the family to relax away from the party. If you’re planning a country barn wedding, hay bays are the perfect choice for your chill-out area. Image Source - Photographer
Toasting MarshmallowsIf you do choose to have an open fire pit during your evening reception, marshmallows are a must-have! Treat your guests to marshmallows as wedding favours – it’ll give them a subtle clue about the evening reception. Alternatively, you could have a marshmallow bar area, where guests can create their own marshmallow masterpiece! Buy an assortment of different marshmallow colours and shapes for a fun touch. Image Source - Photographer I also love the idea of warming hot chocolates and mini marshmallows in the evening. Keep it modern by serving in copper or silver mugs. Add a few flavoured syrups to the table and you’ve got your very own mini hot chocolate bar! A piping hot drink in the chilly evenings is always appreciated, and your guests will love the idea of it. Image Source - Photographer
Cosy BlanketsProvide your guests with some cosy shawls and blankets. Dot around your wedding venue in baskets with some cute signage to match, so your guests know they can help themselves. Your guests will really appreciate the gesture, especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding reception. If your budget allows it, they could double up as luxury wedding favours. Image Source - Photographer
Warming FoodHiring a food van that serves delicious warm food! A wood-fired pizza van or rustic burger van is a great way of keeping your guests both warm and fed late in the evening. Image Source - Photographer
Rainy Summer WeddingsEven if you’re having a wedding in the middle of Summer, there is always a slight chance of rain! Wedding wellies and umbrellas are becoming increasingly popular at festival-inspired, country and outdoor wedding celebrations. Not only do they keep you dry, they create some wonderful wedding photograph opportunities. Choose wellies that match your colour scheme for the bridal party and avoid a wedding washout. Image Source - Photographer
Prepare Your GuestsThe weather at Summer weddings can be unpredictable, so keep an eye on the forecast in the lead up to your big day. If it’s going to be chilly or raining prepare your guests in advance and suggest that they bring coats, jackets or umbrellas. If you’ve got a wedding website, be sure to update it with the weather forecast.
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Aisle StyleAccessories your bridal outfit so you stay warm as the evening draws in. A fab sequin jacket will look super glam while keeping you cosy, meaning you can dance the night away without worrying about being cold. Image Source - Photographer A tweed suit will keep your groom looking stylish and feeling warm. Keep cool during the day with a crisp shirt and then add layers such as a waistcoat and jacket for the evening. Image Source - Photographer English Summer weddings are beautiful. We hope you’re feeling inspired after reading our quick and simple ideas for keeping warm.
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Map Table PlanDid 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. Image Source
Wonderful Wooden Crate Table PlanIf 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. Image Source - Photographer
Antique Mirrors or Window-Pane Table PlanUsing 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. Image Source - Photographer
Vintage Frame Table PlanCollecting 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. Image Source - Photographer
Seaside Seating Table PlanIf 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! Image Source
Simple Sign Table PlanSometimes 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. Image Source - Photographer
Lovely Ladder Table PlanNewlyweds 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. Image Source - Photographer
Shabby Chic Bunting Table PlanIf 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. Image Source - Photographer
Rustic Flower Pot Table PlanFor 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. Image Source 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!
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