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By Peachy Impressions, Oct 16 2018 12:37PM

Now that we’ve had a few days to enjoy all of the incredible memorable moments of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s royal wedding let’s take a closer look at the best bits. The wedding of the ninth in line to the throne was watched by her grandmother, the Queen and Prince Philip, along with other members of the royal family, friends and the world. Despite the expected rain, it stayed dry which was more so appreciated by the 1,200 members of the general public chosen by ballot to follow the proceedings from the grounds of Windsor Castle. I did enter, but sadly wasn’t chosen, finger crossed maybe next time.


I thought Princess Eugenie looked beautiful, radiant and was beaming from ear to ear as the world watched her marry the man of her dreams. Her wedding dress by Peter Pilotto and Christopher Devos was romantic, elegant and maybe not what we all imagined it would be like. The open back, long flowing train, long sleeves and lace detail took my breath away as she gracefully walked the steps of St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle with her proud father Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Her bouquet was traditionally arranged in a tear drop shape with lily of the valley, blue thistle, white roses and trailing ivy to match her Greville Kokoshnik tiara with beautiful rose-cut diamonds set in platinum, with six emeralds which was lent to her by Her Majesty the Queen, made by Boucheron in 1919


Six very lucky bridesmaids and two page boys waved enthusiastically at the crowds as they approached the chapel, negotiating the steps in high winds. Princess Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, was maid of honour. Jack Brookbank chose his brother, Thomas to be his best man. All looked fabulous, and I’m sure you will agree that bride and groom must be very proud of the many happy memories they helped to create.


Proud mother of the bride Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York looked absolutely stunning in a gorgeous emerald green dress by local Windsor designer Emma Louise which was matched with a Jess Collet emerald green hat. But it was her bag that everyone was talking about. Her vintage clutch bag by Manolo Blahnik belonged to her mother Susan Barrantes, who carried it at her own wedding when she married Prince Andrew in 1986.


Jack Brooksbank was not surprisingly very nervous. Jack admitted he was terrified about some aspects of the wedding but very excited. Jack overcame his nerves by whispering beautiful words to his bride as she approached him at the altar. Throughout the service Princess Eugenie and Jack held hands and gazed into each other’s eyes to support each other and show the world the love they have for each other. This was sealed with a kiss for the cameras on the steps of the chapel after the service.


The couple travelled from St Georges Chapel into Windsor, before heading for their afternoon reception which was hosted by the Queen in St George’s Hall at the castle followed by an evening reception at the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.


It was inevitable there would be many comparisons with other royal weddings. Prince Harry’s wedding to Megan Markle and Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton brought the country to a standstill but there was a feeling that a more low-key celebration was actually quite welcome.


Princess Eugenie and Jack make a beautiful unique couple; full of life, love, kindness and fun.



By Peachy Impressions, Oct 12 2018 06:00PM

One of the first decisions you need to make after getting engaged is when to actually tie the knot. Each wedding season comes with its own set of pros and cons. The spring wedding season's natural beauty is so romantic. There’s nothing prettier than a tree full of cherry blossoms, spring associated florals, pastel colours and that soft romantic array of colour that nature bursts with at this time of the year. If you prefer a larger wedding party in all aspects, spring is a smart and safe time of the year to marry. Family and friends aren’t taking trips, and you aren’t competing with any major holidays. This allows for you to send out your wedding invitations a little later, if needed, and you can still expect lots of "yes" replies. You don't have any weather-related restrictions when it comes to selecting your wedding dress. If you want to wear sleeves, you can without overheating. If you’ve always imagined yourself going sleeveless - do it. Whatever style you prefer can be the style to go with a spring wedding. If your dream colour palette has always been soft, light, and neutral colours, then you are in for a treat. All aspects of the day will be matched with blossoms and all things blooming. This creates not only a beautiful backdrop for your photos, but you can also mix light colours if you like rather than committing to just one or two wedding colours. The more colours the merrier in the spring! Lighting is everything when the biggest day of your life is being photographed. Spring showers may bring May flowers, but also brings cloud coverage, which is ideal for flawless photos.


Location of your wedding venue makes a difference, but as of late, it seems that every area of the country is just as unpredictable in the spring as the rest. If you want a controlled and dependable environment in terms of the forecast, you’re choosing to go with the gamble season. You may have been dreaming of your cherry blossomed-day radiating in the sunlight ever since you sent out your save the date cards, only to be soaked in raindrops or shivering in snow. You might be able to withstand some spring chills by running inside to warm up as needed, but will your nose, eyes and ears be able to tolerate this season? This can drastically impact you and your groom for photos if your eyes are at all irritated or if you have that runny nose you just can’t stop. It’s also important to consider this for your bridal party members and even guests if any part of the day is planned to be outside. Depending upon your venue preference, an indoor ceremony and reception is a safer bet with the unknown weather woes that could come. If an outdoor floral backdrop is what you have your heart set on, wait those extra couple of months, and you will be sure to have the day you’ve envisioned. You won't be the only couple holding out through the winter and planning for a spring wedding — allowing vendors to up their prices (supply and demand!). If you’re working with a tighter budget and want to make every penny count, winter could be looking like your perfect wedding wonderland.




By Peachy Impressions, Sep 18 2018 10:33AM


Kelly and Ryan celebrated their wedding day in a small luxury London art-deco hotel. The hotel was decorated with breath taking floral bouquets, black and gold sashes and gold candlestick table centrepieces. Kelly wore a simple but elegant embellished ivory dress with floral embroidery. Ryan wore a tailor made traditional English gentleman’s three-piece suit with a herringbone design. Kelly and Ryan chose a local wedding photographer to capture every perfect detail, which of course included their simple art-deco white wedding cake with a black trim and ivory roses. The Bride and Grooms closest family and friends joined them to make unforgettable memories of their very special day. A fun, relaxed day was had by all.


Kelly and Ryan chose bespoke wedding stationery with a black and gold art-deco printed design. The majority of their wedding guests were traveling from afar and therefore they needed to include lots of helpful information so they opted for a wallet style invitation with a rsvp and information card. Their guests apricated this very much and all commented on how much easier and stress free it was to organise travel and accommodation with the local details and contact numbers included. Throughout the consultation meetings it was very clear that Kelly’s vision was “less is more”, both Kelly and Ryan wanted to carry their wedding invitation design through to their on the day stationery but didn’t want areas to feel overcrowded. They opted for a large table plan which was displayed at the entrance of the venue and individual personalised place cards which included the table name, guest name, menu choice and a thank you message.


Both Kelly and Ryan had a great time planning their wedding and bringing their family and friends together. We very much apricated the privilege of sharing and supporting them through the planning with them and wish them much happiness together.



By Peachy Impressions, Feb 8 2018 06:55PM


I love designing and creating luxury wedding stationery. There are hundreds of designs out there to choose from, from good to not so good and OMG I have to have those. OMG is what I aim for. What you see and what you want are not always the same. That's why finding a professional wedding stationer that can turn your dreams into reality is essential. You've heard it many times before but it's true, your wedding invitation will give your family and friends their first glimpse into your special day and what to expect.


I'm often asked - when do we send out our wedding invitations? There is no hard and fast rule but we recommend about 12-16 weeks before your wedding date. Sooner if you haven't sent out save the date cards. If you have a lot of family and friends that will need to book travel and accommodation and arrange time off work sending your invitation out sooner rather than later will be greatly appreciated. Believe me nobody will forget about your wedding because you sent your invitations out to early. While it can be fun to visualise your creative side with card colours, damask images, beautiful satin ribbon and pearl or crystal embellishments, you don't want to get over creative with communicating the information. The key is to remember to legibly communicate with an easy to read font style the "who" "what" "where" and "when". It is really important to carefully check the text is correct and as you would like to see it printed before you approve it. Once you approve there is no going back without an additional charge. We recommend you ask someone to double check it for you. We advise reading it from start to finish and then finish to start.


Your invitations are ready to be sent. It is important to check your guests postal addresses are correct. We live in a world of emailing and texting and often forget to update our address books. No bride want's their university friends to be patiently waiting for their invites that have been delivered to an old address. Believe me this happens.




By Peachy Impressions, Jan 18 2018 11:55AM


Being a designer and creator of luxury wedding stationery I love romance and sparkle. Louise and Philip were planning their winter wedding and wanted snowflakes and sparkle. They chose to celebrate their marriage at a romantic luxury hotel in Hereford with a winter wedding theme. The hotel was an exceptional wedding venue for an exceptional wedding day. All of the aspects of planning a wedding are important but choosing the venue will be one of the most significant decisions you make for you and your guests.


Louise had chosen her colour scheme but wanted to keep it a surprise until their wedding day. She wanted to tease her family and friends with a glimpse of what to expect but at this stage not reveal all. Both Louise and Philip waned to include snowflakes as they had met in Austria on a skiing holiday and Philip proposed to Louise Christmas 2016. Winter snowflake wedding invitations was key. Louise and Philip fell in love with our Eve design and we set to work on the invitation style, font styles and embellishments. Also at this stage Louise and Philip were a bit unsure who to invite and not to invite. This is common dilemma with bride and grooms to be. Do we invite cousins we haven’t seen in years... do we invite work colleagues to the day... do we invite children??? This list of questions goes on and on, it’s not really for me to answer but I do recommend ordering a few extra invitations just in case you do change your mind or you have missed someone off your guest list by mistake, this way you are ready and stress free with a few spares.


The day itself arrived and all of Louise and Philip's family and friends that they wanted to attend were there to share and celebrate their special day. The extra invitations were needed and the advice was appreciated. The Peachy Impressions team and I always feel really honoured when couples email us photos and share stories about their day and we love sharing with you.




By Peachy Impressions, Jan 17 2018 03:41PM


Lucy and Simon set the tone of their 1930’s retro themed wedding with pastel colours and retro glamour. It most certainly was unique with an unforgettable edge. They chose a romantic rustic style barn in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and filled it with dusky pink roses, music and vintage retro style decorations... Nothing says retro more than flowery cupcakes and there were plenty. The amazing photographer captured all. Lucy said finding the perfect venue was key. Love and laughter surrounded them throughout the day.


Lucy and Simon chose our Lucinda design for their wedding invitations. They loved the fact that each invitation was beautiful handmade with love. Each invitation was personalised for each couple/family which made life so much easier... quick, stress free and no mistakes. Their guests commented on the design, style, quality and finish. Lucy was delighted to share with us that many of her family and friends had said that it was the best wedding invitation they had ever received and will treasure it forever. We love feedback like this and it makes me very happy. For the day itself Lucy and Simon chose matching on the day wedding stationery to complement their venue décor. Lucy was a bit undecided at first to what on the day wedding stationery she needed. She knew she didn’t need an order of service as this wasn’t going to be a church wedding. She did however want some fun wedding stationery that complemented the day. Lucy opted for our medium sized package which included a wedding post box and wedding guest book. Lucy said the personalised post box was admired by all and we have some thoughtful, kind and humorous messages in our guest book from our family and friends which we will treasure forever.


Why not treat your wedding guests to some retro style wedding favours like love beads or a custom-made CD of your favourite classic rock or love songs or a linen handkerchief for retro wedding theme...? oh and make sure there is enough cupcakes for your guests to take home to enjoy later :)




By Peachy Impressions, Jan 16 2018 03:37PM


We are extremely proud to announce that we have won the best wedding stationery, Gloucestershire category in the Three Counties wedding awards. The wedding awards ceremony will be held in March in Gloucester and we very much look forward to sharing our experience with you. This award is voted for by our clients so many many thanks to everyone who voted for Peachy Impressions, we really appreciate your support.


2017 was an incredibly busy year for us. It has and always will be our aim to wow our clients by exceeding their expectations. Our wedding stationery designs, colours and embellishments are carefully chosen with the seasons trends in mind. We work with our brides (and grooms) to create a unique stationery collection that is perfect for their special day, after all we know they only want the very best.


We have some new and exciting plans for 2018. We already have a very busy diary and I’m looking forward to creating more amazing wedding invitation designs for equally amazing couples. Following wedding stationery trends is one of my favourite things to watch. Wedding stationery is of course my favourite but I also find myself keeping a close eye on shoes, wedding cakes and... honeymoon destinations.


Each wedding is unique and this is why we offer personalised bespoke wedding invitations and on the day wedding stationery. On the day stationery includes items such as table plans, guest books and post boxes. Julia and Marcus contacted me earlier in the year to arrange a wedding consultation. Julia wanted English rose invitations and Marcus wanted to somehow include navy. We spent a couple of hours looking through English rose images matching the rose colours with the perfect shade of navy ribbon. We of course finished the design with a pearl and diamante embellishment. It’s fair to say Julia and Marcus were delighted with their stationery.


Are you planning a 2018 wedding? Peachy Impressions would love to help you. Whether your planning a winter wedding, autumn wedding, spring wedding or summer wedding we have the perfect wedding stationery package just for you. Don’t wait! Our dates are booking up fast.




By Peachy Impressions, Jan 15 2018 08:27PM


Sarah and James planned their romantic vintage themed wedding in a beautiful castle in Gloucestershire. Their wedding day was filled with love, family and friends, and to say their special day was perfect would be an understatement. Sarah had always dreamt of a vintage wedding. The couple considered every detail and both the bride and groom looked amazing. Sarah looked beautiful in her long wedding dress and veil, both finished with vintage lace and pearls. James looked handsome in his tuxedo with a vintage vest and velvet bowtie. The bridesmaids wore long black vintage dresses which perfectly complemented the vintage theme. Every detail was considered. The venue was filled with flowers and candles. The weather was crisp so the roaring fire in the centre of the room was welcoming and perfect for a winter wedding. The day was most definitely filled with romance. We had the pleasure of designing Sarah and James’s handmade wedding stationery. Sarah chose our Serenity design from our vintage wedding stationery collection which complemented her wedding theme and colour scheme perfectly. Sarah chose our wallet style invitation as she wanted to include lots of information for their guests. For the day itself Sarah and James chose a large wedding table plan, table names, breakfast menus and guest place names cards. A wedding table plan is a definite. Most venues will ask you for a seating plan but it doesn’t mean you can’t opt for a more relaxed feel and let your family and friends sit where they like – just as long as they know the table they’re sat on, you’ll be fine. Sarah and James opted for a more formal plan with tables named after favourite cities they had visited and guest place name cards to match.


It was a pleasure to work with Sarah and James and we wish them every happiness in their new adventure as husband and wife.




By Peachy Impressions, Apr 13 2017 03:36PM


Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I believe you will want your family and friends to remember how beautiful you looked, how wonderful the ceremony was, the amazing food and entertainment at the reception and how smoothly the day ran. On your wedding day you will want the best of everything. Wedding suppliers will help you find exactly what you are looking for so don't be afraid to ask them for their help and advice - after all they are the experts. Above all to avoid disappointment don't underestimate how long it will take you to organise your wedding day and how quickly the most popular venues and suppliers will become fully booked. In some cases, venues can be fully booked 2-3 years in advance. To help you get started I've put together a wedding to-do-list.


18 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DAY


•Talk about the kind of day you would like to have and choose the type of ceremony you would like to have.

•Choose your wedding theme e.g. traditional, modern, vintage, garden party, fairy tale, beach etc. and colour scheme.

•Choose your wedding style e.g. formal, semi-formal, informal.

•Set your budget and open a wedding savings account and start saving (set-up a direct debit to ensure you keep on track).

•Start a wedding mood board or scrapbook for pictures of a your favourite wedding must haves.

•Look at venue ideas (if you find your dream venue BOOK IT), ask each venue wedding planner to confirm what is included and not included in their standard package and what you will need to pay extra for (not all room, menu and wine choices will be standard and this may affect the price quite a bit). Ask for this to be confirmed in writing and don't be afraid to ask for a discount. Hire a wedding planner and take out wedding insurance (if required).

•Pick your wedding party - best man, ushers, chief bridesmaid, bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys (your family and friends will start wondering who's in).

•Read through your checklist and if there are any "must haves" don't wait - book or buy them ASAP.

•It is very popular for wedding celebrations to carry on the following day in the way of an open house or BBQ. This is a great opportunity for you to delegate a big part of your now wedding weekend to family and/or friends that would like a bigger involvement in the organisation of your wedding.


12 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DAY


•Set your wedding date. You will need to think about your wedding day and your honeymoon and work out which date works best for both.

•Find your wedding officiant (the person who will marry you), book your church or approved venue for your ceremony and apply for the necessary licences.

•If you have chosen a church ceremony check with your minister if you need to book the choir and/or bell ringers separately. You will find some churches charge extra for these. Book if required. It is also a good idea to check with your wedding officiant to see if there is another wedding booked before or after yours as this may affect when your florist will be able to decorate the church and it may also limit the colours you will be able to use.

•Book your reception venue (if separate from ceremony and/or not already done so).

•Book your first night's accommodation. If you are going to stay at your wedding venue you should be able to negotiate the bridal suite within your package.

•Compile your day and evening guest lists and order your wedding save the date cards.

•Book your honeymoon, check your passports are valid and confirm holiday leave with work. Arrange travel insurance, vaccinations and visas (if required).


•Check out accommodation for your out of town guests.

•Start looking for your wedding dress. Try lots on, the perfect dress maybe one you have never considered.

•Research suppliers for your wedding stationery, flowers, photos, cake, entertainment and cars etc., the list is endless. Remember visit suppliers, ask questions and get quotes. Look at some of the many wedding web directories online, wedding magazines and attend wedding fairs for inspiration. To avoid disappointment book popular suppliers ASAP, ask suppliers how many months in advance they recommend you book. It is also important to ask your supplier to confirm their fee should you wish/need to cancel.


9 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DAY


•Order your dress and book your dress fittings. Choose and order your bridesmaid dresses. Allow plenty of time so that you can all arrange to be available for fittings.

•Order your wedding invitations.

•Book your florist, wedding cars, photographer, venue decorator, toastmaster (if required).

•Order your wedding cake. Ask your supplier to confirm if the cake stand, knife, delivery and set-up are included within the price quoted.

•Book your reception entertainment e.g. magician, children's entertainer, photo/video booth, sweet cart, chocolate fountain, band, DJ, fireworks etc. Check with your venue wedding planner to see if your entertainers need to provide evidence of their public liability cover.

•Book your hair and beauty stylists. If you are planning on doing your own hair and make-up it's worth having a practice now. This way you have plenty of time to change your mind if you don't like it.

•Reserve accommodation for your guests (your guests will pay when they confirm their booking). If reserving rooms at your wedding venue remember to ask for a group discount.

•Set up your wedding website for your family and friends to find your wedding details and information (if required).


6 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DAY


•Buy/hire formal suits for the Groom and wedding party and purchase your wedding jewellery, lingerie and accessories.

•Think about what you might like to have for your "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue".

•Think about your on the day stationery requirements such as your order of service/day, wedding table plan, table decorations, name cards, favours, guest book and post box.

•Compile a wedding gift list or write a gift poem.

• Think about which hymns you would like to have sung at your ceremony and the music you would like played.

• Select readings for your ceremony and choose who you would like to do the reading.

• Choose a favourite song that you would like to have sung by the church choir or maybe a friend or relative or played while you sign the register.

• Organise and book hen night/weekend (generally this is the chief bridesmaids responsibility). Organise and book stag night/weekend (generally this is the best man's responsibility).


3 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DAY


•Arrange suit fittings for the Groom and wedding party.

•Buy your wedding rings (and send them for resizing and/or engraving if required).

•Buy your wedding shoes - remember you will be on your feet for most of the day so they definitely will want to be comfortable (maybe buy a pair of comfortable shoes for dancing in) and veil and tiara.

•Purchase your bridal lingerie ready for your first dress fitting. We recommend your bridesmaids do the same.

•Send out your invitations and finalise your wedding order of service and/or write your vows.

•Choose your ceremony music.

•Book your hair and make-up trials.

•Agree and finalise all wedding flowers including your church and venue flowers. Book your wedding breakfast menu and wine tasting.

•Think about your first dance (and if you would like dance lessons).


2 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DAY


•Confirm ceremony details with your minister/registrar (your minister is likely to want to read through your order of service before it goes to print).

•Touch base with your suppliers to ensure all is going to plan and ask any questions you may have.

•Meet with your photographer to discuss specific shots and walk through the locations to point out spots that appeal to you. Have a list ready of the must have shots.

•Review your playlist with your band and/or DJ and confirm your first dance. If you get chance try to see/hear them play live.

•Organise your seating plan for your wedding breakfast (this will take longer than you think!).

•Confirm your on the day stationery requirement (order of service, table plan, table numbers, favours, name cards, guest book, post box etc.) with your stationery supplier.


1 MONTH BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DAY


•Decide who to have as your two witnesses.

•Arrange a date for your wedding rehearsal (church wedding).

•Arrange your final wedding dress fittings (time how long it takes to put your dress on - this will help you when you plan your wedding day morning schedule)

•Arrange final fittings for bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys.

•Choose your wedding day perfume.

•Decide and find your something old, new, borrowed and blue items and keep them together somewhere safe.

•Go honeymoon shopping.

•Check all your guests have confirmed if they will be attending or not.

•Delegate small wedding tasks to responsible family and friends who would like to help you, e.g. someone to be contactable for directions should one of your guests get lost or unable to find the venue on the day, someone to collect your gifts, cards and flowers from your venue, someone to return your hired suits and someone to send out wedding cake to guests that were unable to attend.

•Agree and confirm any reception formalities and timings with your venue wedding planner - to include wedding breakfast, speeches, cake cutting, evening buffet, entertainment, carriages and anything you would like saved at the end of the evening such as your table plan, table names and flowers etc.

•Start to break in your wedding shoes by wearing them around the house.

•Your hen do. His stag do.


2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DAY


•Practice your hair and make-up if you haven't booked a stylist.

•Start packing for your honeymoon. You won't want to be packing the day before your wedding - you won't have time.

•Arrange to make any outstanding payments to be paid and buy thank you gifts for your wedding party.

•Provide your caterers with final numbers for your wedding breakfast, evening buffet and details of any special dietary requirements.

•Check your Groom has at least though about his speech and booked a haircut (if not book it for him).

•Plan your wedding day morning schedule.

•Have a spray tan (if you want/need one) and finalise arrangements with your hair and beauty stylists.

•Arrange who will be taking/collecting you to/from your hair and beauty salon on the day.

•Arrange for your wedding cake to be delivered to your venue and confirm with your supplier where you would like it to be set up.

•Make final honeymoon checks, passports, tickets, cash, camera, sun cream, finish packing suitcases and buy any last-minute items for honeymoon.

•Hold a wedding rehearsal (church). Run through responsibilities with bridesmaids and ushers.

•Final check for all outfits - everyone to try on complete outfit with shoes to make sure everything is perfect.

•Wrap thank you gifts.


DAY BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DAY


•Drop off decorations, table plan, table decorations at your reception venue.

•Take out cash for any payments to be made on the day and buy a bottle of champagne.

•Have a manicure and pedicure... if you did your honeymoon packing last week you'll even have time for a spa treatment or relaxing stress relieving massage too.

•Give your order of service to your best man/ushers to give to your guests on arrival.

•Check best man has rings, copies of speeches, readings, and any messages to be read out during the speeches.

•Speak to your bridal party - check everyone knows what they need to do, when and where.

•Layout your wedding dress, lingerie, shoes, accessories, make-up, perfume so everything is ready for the morning or to be packed if you are getting ready somewhere else.

•Hang your veil in a warm room (preferably a bath or shower room) and any creases will naturally fall out.

•Do not try and iron or steam your veil.

•Relax and have an early night. You probably won't need it but don't forget to set your alarm.


FINALLY, YOUR BIG DAY HAS ARRIVED


•Eat breakfast (even if you don't fancy it - it's going to be a long day).

•Enjoy your morning being pampered.... with a glass of chilled champagne (which you bought yesterday).

•Put on your beautiful dress, bridal jewellery, favourite perfume, veil and tiara... don't forget something old... new... borrowed and blue.

•Slip into your shoes (which are so comfortable because you have been wearing them around the house for the past month).

•Pick up your bouquet, take a deep breath and smile. Everything is going to be perfect.

•You are ready - wow you look amazing! Your car has arrived, but you still have time for some pre-wedding photos and a glass of bubbly before you leave.


THE DAYS AFTER YOUR WEDDING DAY


•Return your hired suits and collect cards, gifts and flowers from your venue.

•Send your wedding flowers to be preserved.

•Send wedding cake to anyone who couldn't make your wedding.

•Send personalised wedding thank you cards to your family and friends.

•Send testimonials/thank you's to your wedding suppliers.

•Dry clean your wedding dress.

•Order your wedding photos.




By Peachy Impressions, Mar 16 2016 01:23PM


There may be a number of reasons for choosing a particular colour scheme for your wedding. Most likely the first colour that comes to mind will be your favourite colour or perhaps a colour that fits with the season or venue. A Christmas wedding may have red, green and gold theme, a wedding by the sea an aqua colour scheme or spring wedding a mix of pastel shades. Before making a final choice, here are a few things you might like to consider.


1. Which flowers are in season? If you are going to have seasonal flowers in your bouquet this may determine your colour scheme. Are you going to choose pretty pastels or bold bright tulips for a spring wedding? Will you choose vibrant wildflowers or sunflowers in summer or a more subtle rose? If you have a firm preference for particular flowers this might help you decide on a colour scheme.


2. What colours look good on your bridesmaids? Although it may be difficult to find a colour that will suit all of your bridesmaids, if you know one of your bridesmaids looks washed out in pastels or a red head will clash with your choice of scarlet it is probably best to rule those out.


3. Are any of the main bridal party superstitious? Certain colours are considered by some to be bad luck when worn at a wedding. It might be worth checking before you embark on a colour scheme or gran may end up hyperventilating in her seat.


4. Do you want the men to co-ordinate with the bridesmaids? If so ensure your husband to be is comfortable wearing a shocking pink tie before you decide that it must be your theme.


5. Keep in mind that the colour scheme may change. At my own wedding I originally wanted a red colour scheme but when I failed to find the perfect bridesmaids dresses, I quickly changed to my favourite colour, green


6. Do you want to include your colour scheme in your wedding invitations and stationery or do you want to keep your colour scheme a surprise to reveal on your wedding day? Your wedding invitations will give your guests a glimpse of what is to come and give them a feel for what to expect. Your invites don't have to match; sometimes we can get too carried away with trying to make everything match perfectly. I chose to keep my colour scheme a secret to leave our friends and family guessing. I chose ivory invitations and let my bridesmaids reveal my colour scheme on the day. Sometimes less is more and will keep everyone talking about your big day.




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