Unique Ideas and Vintage
Every couple is different and your wedding day is your chance to show your personality and style to your friends and family. Add a personal touch with some of these unique wedding ideas.
It is those great ideas, however small and inexpensive, that makes your wedding unique and special to you. Whether it is a hand made sugar figure of the bride on ice skates on the wedding cake, or personalised chocolate bars for every guest, these are the things that make your wedding day so special. Many great ideas revolve around making something really personal that will last well after the wedding. Pottery companies will supply a special plate for guests to sign before it is fired to set the names into the glaze forever. Innovative companies now offer beautiful pieces of recycled oak for guests to inscribe with their initials. The wood can then be crafted into a useful piece of furniture for the couple. There is no end to the great ideas that will make your wedding special without breaking the budget, all you need is a bit of imagination and time to see what is available.
There is now a growing trend for hiring a mobile catering unit for your wedding breakfast or evening reception. If you are having a marquee wedding then mobile catering is your only option, so why not consider something a little different and hire a 'Fish and Chip' or mobile pizza van. Some venues will allow you to bring in an outside caterer just for the evening reception.
Other great ideas include popcorn and candy floss machines, ice cream vans and trikes.
One way to make your wedding really unique is to choose a particular theme, and without a doubt the most popular wedding theme to emerge for years has been vintage.
A vintage theme allows you to create an idyllic country theme for a marquee wedding or a shabby chic style for a more urban venue. Most importantly it allows you to follow a particular theme or style without losing the elegant feel of a wedding.
Start your vintage theme with a palette of pastel colours. Replace white with ivory and use only muted tones. Fabrics should be detailed; use lace and tiny flower patterns, dots, checks and stripes in the fabrics for napkins and table cloths. When you plan a vintage wedding theme you can’t avoid bunting - festoons of vintage bunting has become a classic over the past few years.
There are several vintage crockery companies who hire vintage mismatched cups, saucers and plates, but while they can be mismatched they shouldn’t be cracked or chipped.
To complete the vintage look, hire an old fashioned popcorn machine, candyfloss cart or serve old fashioned ice cream in cones from a vintage tricycle.