Planning your big day is one of the most exciting things you’ll do – it’s your dream day and you can have it exactly how you always imagined it.
Most brides have an idea of how they want their wedding venue and day to look, from the ceremony chairs and lighting to the table decorations and finishing touches. However, with so many inspirational ideas on social media, blogs and in magazines, brides can be overwhelmed with choice!
Lindsey Hunter of Get Knotted is here to share some quirky props to have on your wedding day to make it stand out from the rest…
For lighting and ambience with a difference, glass baubles are perfect for setting a romantic mood. Filled with tea lights, glass baubles can be hung with some clear wire to create a curtain effect or at varying levels to give the ceiling a great perspective. This works really well when your venue has high ceilings. Glass baubles are also great hung from branches for table decorations as an alternative lighting effect or from tree branches outside for a delicate glow for outside guest areas.
A drinks container with a difference! The booze barrow comes with a galvanised pail for cooling your drinks. Filled with ice, you and your guests can enjoy a cold glass of bubbly even on the hottest days. Decorated with rambling garden flowers to match your bouquet; a booze barrow makes for a great focal feature for guests. A pair of barrows would look stunning placed outside the entrance to your venue for guests to help themselves. What will you fill them with – prosecco, champagne, Pimms and lemonade, or something homemade?
A current popular wedding trend this season is metallic details and colours. A collection of vintage style brass candlesticks in various shapes and sizes will give your venue a stunning authentic look. En masse, candles can create a fantastic glow, reducing the need for over bearing lighting. Place candle sticks in tiers in front of a large mirror in a smaller room to make it look brighter and feel bigger, yet keeping that cosy romantic atmosphere. We guarantee you’ll wow your guests.
Milk churn lighting
Milk churns have been used to display flowers at weddings, why not use some up-cycling milk churns for some funky lighting in your venue? They make great focal features at the entrance to a marquee or at the base of a floral arch. Add your own creative style by dressing the churns with fabrics to match your wedding theme or cover in greenery, ivy and flowers for a floral lighting decoration. Milk churn lighting can be used in guest seating areas for a cosy glow!
Suitcases aren’t just for transporting your clothes to go away with. They also have their uses on your wedding day! Vintage suitcases make great wedding cake stands; arrange a few as the base and place your wedding cake on top. Or another idea – fill them with blankets for guests to take for an outdoor wedding, or flip flops for when the ladies start to regret wearing heels! Why not use a vintage suitcase as a quirky table plan by adding photos, names and tables on pieces of string inside the suitcase, and place it on a table at your reception so your guests can find their places.
Inflatable sofas and furniture is a cost effective way of providing comfortable and quirky seating for your guests. Dress them with fabrics, cushions and throws to match your wedding theme for a relaxing and inviting chill out area at your venue. Inflatable furniture is versatile and can easily be moved around your venue when needed!
Black taxi photo booth
Have fun with your guests by hiring a black taxi photo booth. They park right outside the venue (or inside, depending on the type of venue you have) and make a great entertainment feature for you and your guests. Complete it with quirky, imaginative props and you’ll get some FAB photos to remember your special day by for years to come. Have fun with props and see how wacky your photos can be.
Add a touch of vintage by using apothecary jars around your venue. These stunning glass jars come in a range of shapes and sizes, perfect for creating texture and definition on your wedding tables. They work wonderfully with a woodland theme as they can be filled with rustic autumnal leaves and flowers. Place them on your reception tables with some fir cones and green moss for a truly woodland feel. Sweet carts and stalls are a popular feature at weddings; use apothecary jars to display a pick and mix of sweets and treats for your guests to devour!
Lindsey is always adding new props to her collection – for more information and inspiration, check out www.get-knotted.net and make your day unforgettable.