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#MakeItMonday – Table Numbers

When your guests have found out where they will be sitting on the Table Plan, they will be searching around the reception venue to find out where their table is. So, you’re going to need the perfect table number to bring your family and friends to their seats. Here we have a collection of table number ideas for you to be inspired […] Read more >

#MakeItMonday – Table Plan

The table plan is a necessity for a sit down reception but doesn’t need to burst the budget. It’s a must have to let your guests know where they can find their seat without them wandering around the venue in confusion and is also a great memento after your special day to remember who joined you in celebration. Of course, the table […] Read more >

The Ultimate Crafty Night Out at Whinstone View

We must say, Crafts and Cocktails is one of our favourite events. It’s the perfect way for brides-to-be to chat with wedding industry professionals in a relaxed environment. On Wednesday 8th March, we were back at the stunning venue Whinstone View for Crafts and Cocktails. Brides brought along their families and friends for another fantastic evening and were able to grab a […] Read more >

#MakeItMonday – Bunting

Bunting is a key trend at any celebration; it’s the perfect match for a rustic meets vintage theme. Here we show you how to make your own bunting using hessian and decorated in whatever style you wish. You will need … Hessian Twine Scissors Glue Gun/Strong glue Paint Card stock (x2) Paint brush/sponge Lace trim Marker Pen Fabric Pins Follow this … […] Read more >

#MakeItMonday – Take A Seat

Your guests are going to be sitting down for a good portion of your big day, so let’s make that seat as fabulous as can be. We have put together some great little ideas to create that special touch to the seating at your ceremony and reception. Floral Garlands Little Wedding Helper/Heather Payne/My Hotel Wedding Tutorial – Chair Garland (centre image) by Ashley Beyer […] Read more >

#MakeItMonday – Hessian Napkin Rings

It’s the little details that can make a day special, so why spend a fortune on them if you can make them yourself? Here, we show you how to simply make a napkin ring with toilet roll holders and hessian, a fab make for a rustic theme. You will need … Toilet Roll Holder Hessian Material Glue Gun Scissors Ribbon/Lace/Twine Decorative Items […] Read more >

#MakeItMonday – Boutonniere

The gentlemen’s signature accessory on his wedding day is a boutonniere, an item traditionally matching to his bride’s bouquet. In today’s modern times, this is an accessory that can personalised to each man. Here, we have a collection of five projects to create your own (or your partner’s) boutonniere. We have three traditional flower styles that can all be altered to your […] Read more >

#MakeItMonday – Paper Pom Poms

For one of our fabulous crafts at The Wedding Affair’s Ripon Cathedral wedding show, the attendees got stuck in and made these lovely tissue paper pom poms. You will need … Tissue Paper (about 9 sheets) Scissors Ribbon or string Follow this … Take 9 sheets of tissue paper. You can use whatever colours you wish, whether that’s just one colour or […] Read more >

#MakeItMonday – Hair Accessories

Whether you want to make your own hair accessory to match your stunning gown, or want to create something for the little ones in your bridal party to wear on your special day, we have found five gorgeous hair accessories from different craft blogs that are easy to make at home. Whatever your style and theme, all of these accessories can be made […] Read more >

#MakeItMonday – Hessian Jars

Hessian is a great material to use when styling a rustic wedding, and these hessian jars are easy and quick to make to add some style to a centrepiece. Use any materials you wish to match your theme. You will need … Empty glass jars Hessian material Glue gun Scissors Lace, ribbon, twine, string Decorative items Follow this … Make sure the […] Read more >