The fin­ish­ing touches


It’s the lit­tle things that will have your guests fondly re­mem­ber­ing your wed­ding for years to come. Con­sider hand­writ­ing a per­son­alised mes­sage on each of your place cards, de­tail­ing your favourite mem­ory of that guest or what they mean to you. Dis­play boards or slideshows fea­tur­ing trea­sured pho­tos of your loved ones add a per­sonal and sen­ti­men­tal touch to your re­cep­tion area, and are sure to be a talk­ing point amongst your at­ten­dees.

In­ter­ac­tive guest books are also pop­u­lar – get your friends and fam­ily to take Po­laroid pho­tos for your book, or opt for some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent and hand out a piece of a jig­saw puz­zle or Jenga game for each guest to write their con­grat­u­la­tions on.

Fi­nally, when plan­ning your dec­o­ra­tions, con­sider all ar­eas of your re­cep­tion venue. A bath­room filled with scented can­dles, flow­ers and adorn­ments is sure to im­press, as is a cosy out­door area with heaters, blan­kets and bean­bags – you may even like to hire a pro­fes­sional barista to serve cof­fee in this ded­i­cated chill-out zone.

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