Wishtobe
Newbie Bride May 2021 Lincolnshire

Help please!!

Wishtobe, 24 July 2020 at 19:38 Posted on Wedding Planning 1 13
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We are getting married next month, in a church where there will be me, my hubby to be, my two step daughters and other halves plus my grandson (aged 5). Afterwards, the seven of us are going out for a meal. We will have the big "do" we originally planned next May, but would really welcome some ideas to make this small wedding special, bearing in mind there are only 7 of us and I'm saving money for the big wedding in May. But I do want to make this day special. Thank you for reading xx

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  • HappyPinkHair15172
    Dedicated Bride September 2021 Merseyside
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    Can you ask wherever you are having your meal to make it extra special for you? Would they allow some decorations at your table for instance? I am sure that if they know that you are spending your special day with them, they would love to get involved!

    Are you having a wedding car? There are some companies out there who do vintage vehicles which will seat up to 7 people. I am sure that there are plenty of companies out there who would do you special Covid-rates!

    How about decoratinng your house for the big day? Any decs you make now can be reused for your celebration in the future. I made floral garlands using eucalypus garlands and faux flowers from The Range and Home Bargains. I have also made some hanging hoops and Bride and Groom chair signs. These could be used in the restaurant and for your future celebration very easily. See the pics in the DIY Brides thread, they didn't take me very long. I used spray paint from B&Q (Hammerite Bright Copper), a hot glue gun I already owned (Wilko, about £8) and the flowers as before.

    As we have over a year to wait (again!) to our big day, I am planning on hanging the Bride and Groom signs on the wall over the head of our bed until I need them again.

    If you would like a wedding cake, lots of the supermarkets and M&S do very reasonable celebration cakes. We are going to use a 4 tier fruit cake from M&S next year, and it works out at £138 for all 4 tiers, which is less than 1 small one from a cake specialist! Cake is cake is cake, and I love a bargain! You can buy each tier separately, so you can have just enough for now. We got some of their taster cakes to try and they were all good. I'm planning on putting our tiers on vintage cake stands which I already own. These will be sat on piles of books reflecting our interests, and I have found a very talented sugar craft lady who can create bespoke toppers for each cake for around £7 each (cats, caravan, steam train and archaeology dig!)

    How about making your own dried petals confetti? I have been experimenting with roses from our garden, found a YouTube tutorial, very simple. Cost zero to make.

    Best of luck with your big day next month!

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  • HappyPinkHair15172
    Dedicated Bride September 2021 Merseyside
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    Oh! Forgot to ask, what are you wearing?

    stillwhite.co.uk has some stunning bargain wedding dresses, so if you wanted, you could have one now and a different one for next year!

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  • Wishtobe
    Newbie Bride May 2021 Lincolnshire
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    Thank you so much, some great ideas. Plan on making a cake for this one. I'm making my own for the big day any way. I think I'll have a go at the flowers, sounds great!

    Tip for you, Roses tend to smell funny when dried. I'm saving dried petals for next year and I have found that the best ones are pretty much anything but roses dry so well, especially sweet peas, and of course lavender.

    I think I'll call in to the hotel and have a word. Cheers, good luck to you too x

    PS Yes, getting two dresses!!!!Smiley heart

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  • HappyPinkHair15172
    Dedicated Bride September 2021 Merseyside
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    Thanks for the heads up on the roses! Gutted, as I just wanted to use what was in our garden already. Have got some lavender and sweet peas so will try those.

    We’ll need to see pics of your special day now! Hope it’s fantastic! Let us know how you get on with the hotel, too.

    Ali xx

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  • Wishtobe
    Newbie Bride May 2021 Lincolnshire
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    Just lay the petals on paper and leave in your window, they dry out in no time and no need to use the oven or microwave! x

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  • HappyPinkHair15172
    Dedicated Bride September 2021 Merseyside
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    Thanks hun. I am off to the garden now......!

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  • K
    Newbie Bride August 2020
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    We’re getting next month as well. There are a few more of us (20) and we’re making the most of the low numbers by organising special pics of different groups to get a really personalised photo. My best women and I are getting a pic in a local rose garden, the boys are being photographed with a pint in the beer garden etc.
    I’ve been drying roses for confetti fire a year now as was making it for 75 guests at the church. We’re not using it in vases for a pretty table decoration. We haven’t noticed a funny smell but have used a rose essential oil if we want to make it smell particularly lovely if we’re having friends for dinner. It wasn’t expensive.
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  • HappyPinkHair15172
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    Thanks, I’ll try that, too!

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  • R
    Dedicated Bride June 2020
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    We got married earlier this month in a local church - it was decorated with garden flowers provided by a couple who attended the church and looked beautiful - the only flowers we paid for were our bouquet and buttonhole. We had a photographer who managed to get some great pictures even with social distancing. We asked our original reception venue if we could possibly use their garden for our couple photos, even though we have had to cancel our reception and they agreed.

    I don't think you really need many 'trimmings' to make the day special - just the fact that you are getting married to your best friend is special enough!

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  • Wishtobe
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    Thanks Kate, never thought of oil, xxx


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  • Wishtobe
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    Thank you so much, that's lovely x
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  • HappyPinkHair15172
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    Hi Wishtobe

    How's it all going/gone?

    Let us know!

    Ali xx

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  • Wishtobe
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    Just made the butterflies and roses for the cake, flowers sorted. Hair dyed! Dress and shirt ironed! All running to plan. Roll on Wednesday/ wedding day! ❤
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