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6 Creative ways to ask your attendants to be part of your wedding party

People are coming up with some amazing and very creative ways of asking their attendants to be a part of their wedding. I have seen so many wonderful ideas that I thought that I should share some of them with you.

1.  Personalised labels.

You can personalise a bottle of wine with your own label. Take the style of theirs, or your, favourite drink and make it your own. Friends of mine replaced the ‘brand’ label in a similar style to the original and made a huge statement. The bottles looked amazing and they kept all the fonts and the layout the same as the original. You could make chocolate bar wrappers too or put labels around a soap or perfume bottle. This, like so many things, can reflect your tastes or reflect some of the favorite things that your bridal party may love.

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2. Creative Crossword.
This can be a bit of fun, and could be a great laugh if you planned to ask your girls over a lunch or some cheeky wines. You could make them up yourself or can go online and find a crossword generator to do the work for you.

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3. Jewellery.
There are so many great little jewellery pieces that can be ordered online or visit Pinterest to get a heap of ideas about what you can do with jewellery. You could use jewellery that you want them to wear on the day or just a small little necklace that they could wear everyday. You could use pop rings and ‘pop the question’ to your bridal party.

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4. Funky poem all wrapped up.
I’ve seen some really great ideas with a little poem and bits of lego, nail polish, cakes. The ideas are endless. If you are stuck all you have to do is a quick google search and you  have hundreds of examples at your fingertips.

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5. A puzzle.
This could be anything from a puzzle that you order on line, decorate yourself or you could send them on a clue hunt type adventure.


6. A memory scrapbook or memory box.
If you are a particularly sentimental person, or if someone has been your friend for a long time, this is a thoughtful way that you could ask your attendants to be part of your wedding. With photos and personal jokes, you could make it funny or heartfelt. It would be something that they could keep for years to come too.

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There are so many ways you can be creative with this and just yet another way that you can reflect your own personality and even tie it into the themes that you have for your wedding. With so many ideas online there’s so much inspiration to make this special moment just the way that you want it to be.

All images from Pintrest


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Veil lengths and styles



I have previously blogged about wearing a veil, but I didn’t go into to too much detail about the types of veils that you can have.  Of course no one needs a veil, however   there are not too many times in ones life that one can do it. I wore a veil. I love a good veil. Though some people don’t, they don’t feel comfortable in them and sometimes they don’t always suit the style of the dress that people wear. Other people can really make their outfit shine with the use of a veil.

All the technical terms are not important, but nice too look at and see what might suit your own personal style.

Birdcage veil


The birdcage veil is short and ideal for an outdoor wedding. Sometimes they are just the perfect veil to match with a vintage dress. My friend Suzy, who had her wedding in New Zealand, had the loveliest little birdcage veil. Check out the blog about her day here.

Blusher Veil or Shoulder length

This veil rests just above or just below the shoulders and is another good idea for an outdoor wedding or if you are wanting to show off your gown, especially if it has a lot of detail on the back. These style veils are also paired with 3/4 length gowns.

Elbow length

This veil commonly sits, well, as it suggests.. at the elbow it is often paired with a dress with a full skirt as it finishes where the skirts fullness begins.

Fingertip length veil



This is probably one of the most common length veils, as it is said to suit most body types and lots of styles of dresses. It allows the bride to wear a longer veil without covering all of the length of the dress.

Waltz or Ballet length veil 


Also in the category would be the knee length veil. All within a few centimetres of each other, (or inches depending what websites that you frequent), this is suggested to be one of the longest that you can wear with comfort for an extended time, especially if you want to wear it for all of your reception as well. It is short enough not to have to be carried as well as worn.

Chapel length veil

A chapel length veil would traditionally be worn with a dress that has a train, and would usually sit 15-20 centimetres past the train or hem of the dress.

Cathedral length veil


Think Princess Diana. A cathedral veil is around 3 to 3 1/2 meters long

Drop veil


Drop veil is a veil that is a single layer and looks like it has been dropped on the brides head, some styles of dresses look amazing with this style of veil.

Well, who knew there were so many names for veils. Do you like a veil or think that they are getting to be old fashioned? Is it a must have item or does it depend on the dress that is being worn?

 All images found on Pintrest

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Cheese cakes


A lot of couples are changing things up when it comes to wedding cakes. It is not unusual to have a cake made entirely out of cheese.  What a great way to put more of ‘you’ and your own personality into your wedding. If you’re not really into cake or for some reason you can’t eat it, it’s an especially good idea. Cheese cakes are making an appearance at more and more weddings.


Which isn’t a bad thing if you are a lover of cheese like me. What a great idea to do if you are having your reception at a winery. The chosen cheeses could be paired with the wines that the winery offered. Lots of the cheese cakes that I have seen have all sorts of fruits that compliment the cheeses. They look lovely with all the figs, grapes and apples as well as flowers to decorate them.


It could also be a great way to provide guests with nibbles while they are waiting between the ceremony and the reception. Not only does it look great it, it gives people a choice and can be easier than having someone handing out nibbles and canapés. A good solution if you are doing a bit of a do it yourself wedding. Or even an idea for a small celebration wedding. There are pages and pages of inspiration on the internet and pintrest has thousands. I found a great article with tips for creating your own cheese cake here.


My best friend had a cheese wedding cake at her wedding. We celebrated the ceremony on a paddle steamer that took us to a winery for our lunch and on the way to the winery there was a fantastic cheese cake for people to enjoy. If you haven’t read it before you can read about Emily and Jules’ day by clicking here.

Have you been to a wedding where the couple chose to have a cheese cake? Would you happily forgo the standard cake for one?


All images found on Pintrest.


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Wedding dresses with pockets

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Ok, I have to admit, this must be one of my favourite wedding trends. Wedding dresses with pockets seem to be gaining popularity, and why not? It is the best idea. I love a dress or skirt loads more if it has pockets. So why not have pockets on your wedding dress? You wear it for a long part of the day and really who can be bothered keeping tabs on a bag or clutch? Especially when you can just have pockets!

You can keep all sorts of wonderful things in them. You can keep traditional necessities, like lipstick or lip gloss, mints, or tissues. Anything that you might keep in a purse or clutch. You may also want to carry with you something that is just for you. A photo of someone that you would have loved to have been there on your wedding day. An embroidered handkerchief that belonged to your grandmother or a lucky charm that was given to you by your little nephew that you have had for years. Let’s not forget the post ceremony selfie. How are you going to take that if you have no where to put your phone? (Just don’t forget to have it switched to silent!)

Lots of dresses are now coming with pockets and if you are having your dress made, it’s easy enough to ask them to do. I have seen more and more bridesmaids dresses that have pockets too which makes even more sense. Not only can they keep things that they need with them, they can also keep some things with them that the bride might need too.

The pockets themselves can be a fashion statement. They could be a part of the design with lace or have something about them that is obvious so that they stand out. They can be made so that you wouldn’t even know they were there unless you saw the bride with her hands in them.
I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to have pockets in your dress, especially if you were having it made. Can you think of any reasons that it wouldn’t be a good idea? Or have you seen it done badly at a wedding?

All these images of wedding dresses with pockets are from Pintrest.


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Simply Stunning Wedding Invitations


Courtney and Tim are getting married in November. They are not just having a Wedding but they are having a ‘Wedstival’, a wedding crossed with a festival.  I have been following Courtney’s ideas on Pintrest and am loving talking about wedding things when we catch up. Not only does she have amazing ideas on her Pintrest but she had designed all of the wedding invitations herself.  She did the illustrations for her save the date cards too. From the date cards, I knew that the invitations would be great.



Courtney is really artistic and has had work published in Frankie magazine on a regular basis, and now has her own Etsy store full of her beautiful illustrations.  So when I got to see the invitations I wasn’t disappointed. I love opening an invitation that is an experience, not just beautiful. I hope the photos do them justice.  I look forward to blogging all about their Wedstival and sharing their special day with you.


You can have Courtney make maps for any occasion, or contact her about any illustration work through her Etsy store. Check it out here.

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Pants suits instead of a Wedding Dress



I love pintrest and looking at all things wedding. As I have said many times before I could spend all day talking about and looking at all things wedding. One recent trend that I have seen on Pintrest a little bit lately is Pants suits instead of Wedding dresses. Some of these suits are stunning and some are probably only catwalk material. (some have a little too much side boob for most brides I’m sure, but hey, whatever makes you happy.)

I’m not sure how I feel about a pants suit or  jumpsuit rather than a wedding dress. Again, Whatever suits you and makes your wedding your own, I just don’t know about how I personally feel about it. I think for me, I like a little bit of tradition, and I know I loved wearing my wedding dress. I wore it to Coles, I didn’t want to take it off (you can read about my wedding day here), I know a friend of mine has photos of herself with a backpack on in the nightclub line in her wedding dress!


For me I’d also be worried about how this would  date. Don’t get me wrong, styles change so much and I  wouldn’t necessarily  have the same dress that I chose 15 years ago. But I would wonder how I would feel about this at a later date if I went for something that was in style like the ‘Pants suit’.

Saying this some of them are simply stunning. And nothing different from bucking tradition and wearing say a red or a black wedding dress. What do you think of a pants suit instead of a wedding dress? Would you consider it?

These images are from Pintrest. Check out Pintrest for all sorts of wedding planning, or read my blog about using Pintrest to plan your special day here.

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10 new takes on traditional guest books

One thing that I wish that I had thought more about at my own wedding, or thought about at all really, was a guest book. At the time, maybe I thought that because we were having a small wedding,we knew who was there. I realise now that guest books are more for the future, rather than the time of the wedding. 
There are a number of people that were at our wedding that are no longer with us. My husband and I recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and something that I would have loved to have done was to read back on things that these people may have written for us. I would like to have a book with words of advice and warm wishes from people that are dearly missed in our lives now. It’s nice now to stumble over things that are written in their handwriting, so loving words of advice from our special day would have been really special.
Guests books now are not all just a bound book. There are so many awesome ideas out there that you can use that can be themed in with your wedding, or give your wedding day a special touch.  Just another way to let your personality shine through and show your guests something else about you as a couple. When I started looking at these things I was blown away by some of the great ideas out there. It has really sparked my imagination. I hope this helps spark yours!


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1. Finger Print Tree
I have previously written a blog especially about fingerprint trees, you can read it here. I was so impressed by the one that Holly and Simon had on their wedding day. These can be created by you or you can buy them, but they are a great way to remember who was there. There isn’t much room  for adding a message so you could do other things if you wished to have people write you advice or a warm wish, but it is something that you can keep forever and it looks lovely hanging up in your home. You can go with a colour scheme that matches your house or your wedding day.

2. Letters from me to you
You can get your guests to write you a letter and put in in an envelope, then you can do lots of things with it. You could seal it into a time capsule that you decide to open later or you could stick all the envelopes into beautiful book or album to read over at any time you like. Another way to do this is a photo book with photos from your engagement shoot. If it’s something you think you might do speak to your photographer and make sure they take some shots with space for people to write in.

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3. Message in a bottle 
This could be fun style if guest book that offers advice that you can read later. You could have a questionnaire for your guests to fill in about what they think might happen to you between your wedding day and when you decide to open your messages in a bottle. This could be fun with all sorts of questions. You could decide on when you will open it before hand, for example on your 10 year wedding anniversary and have questions like : Where do you think Bride and Groom will be living 10 years from now? Do you think they will have children, if yes how many? Or How many pets will they own? What will be the thing they squabble about most? What will they still love about each other just as much as they do today? What is one piece of advice for them for their next 10 years of marriage? Not only is it fun to look back on, 10 years down the track, it is a great talking point for guests at the reception or to fill in time while the couple are off being photographed.

4. Board Games or Puzzles
This can be anything from Monopoly to Trivial Pursuit or a lovely wooden checkers or backgammon board. The favourite idea in this category for me would be Jenga, it’s one of my favourite games, and it would be lovely to have some sharpies and people on each table writing lovely things on them. This could be great if you are a bit of a nerd (like me) and you could choose Star Wars Monopoly or Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit if these were some of your favourite movies. Or have your guests write messages on the pieces of a puzzle that you can put together later on.

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5. Love makes the world go around.
This one is beautiful and romantic, and something that you can display. Buy a Globe and have people write wishes on the globe for you. Something that your children and grandchildren might possibly like to look at one day too. Always handy when planning your second honeymoon too!

6. Blessing Tree/Wish Tree
I have blogged about this before too, check it out here. But this is similar to the letters and the messages in the bottles, it just depends how you want it presented. Alternatively you could have a mix of the finger print tree and the blessing tree and have a framed print and have small wooden or acrylic ‘leaves’ that people can write on

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7. Home wares guestbook
You could choose a vase, platter or a fruit bowl, for example. If you are choosing something similar make sure it is oven proof ceramic as you can buy special markers that can set when baked in an oven! This way you can actually use the item and not worry about what your loved ones have written coming off when it is washed.

8. Photo Frame guestbook
This can be a traditional frame with a wide matt board. It would be great to frame a group photo of everyone that shared your day in it, so that everyone that writes on the matt, is in the photo too. You can also build a frame and have names pegged on some wire or string and get people to take a polaroid photo on the day, write a message on the bottom and then pin it where there name is. You could incorporate dress ups or other props.


9. Your favourite sport represented 
Whether it is surfing or soccer or AFL, you can get your guests to write on footballs, soccer balls or even a surf or skateboard to ‘fit’ into your home. You might as well have some fun with these things!

10. Wedding Day Quilt
Last but not least this sounds like something that I would do if I had thought of it when I got married, or would love to make for someone close to me if they were interested. What would be better than taking a quilt or rug like this on a romantic picnic or when you are feeling unwell and on the couch, cover yourself with your wedding day quilt and let all of your memories come flooding back.

What wonderful ideas do you have for an original guestbook? Or have you been to a wedding that had something really cool?


Thanks to Corey and Alistair at Vision House Photography again for the use of their stunning images. Check out more of their work here, and like them on facebook on their page here.

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