Friday, 30 April 2010

Have your cake...

Decorating my wedding cake is something I am now considering doing……I may cheat and decorate rather than bake the cake but hey, better than nothing!! Plain iced wedding cakes can be picked up from £8 for a medium cake and £13.48 for a large cake from Asda. Marks & Spencer have an offer on at the moment – buy two tiers and get one free.
There are lots of cake toppers around such as these below, from floral to humorous and are available from various shops and websites…..

Maybe have a ‘trial run’ before hand to experiment - A sponge cake will last for at least two weeks if stored correctly and a fruitcake should last up to a month.

There are some lovely finishing touches such as butterflies, ribbon and these silk roses at Rainbow Sugar Craft

All that’s left is to find that cake stand!!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Do yourself a favour…

I wasn’t going to make favours as we’re getting married abroad so will mean having to make space amongst my shoes!!! But after looking into this and seeing how lovely some of them are, I may consider making some (if I find the time!!) for the reception when we get back home.

There are some great sites such as  I Do Wedding Favours that supply flat packed boxes (from 94p for a pack of 5 – bargain!) fillings, ribbons etc for you to make and fill your own favours with sweets, ribbons, flowers etc matching your colour scheme...

The possibilities are endless! Filled boxes/cones decorated to match your theme/colour scheme and filled with your favourite sweets, decorated cup cakes with your guests initials (which could double up as place names!) wedding cookies…I love the idea of wedding seed favours, you could put seeds in a little wedding bucket, little boxes or pouches and make some pretty tags with your names and wedding dates.

The Handcrafted Card Company supply some beautiful favour bags, confectionary and favour boxes, from heart, handbag, and tuxedo shaped with a variety of embellishments and jewels to customise your favours.

Ooooh where to begin!!!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Reception Venue Decoration...Inspiration

One thing that I’ve been doing for the past few weeks is collecting bits and pieces (as cheaply as possible or course!) for the venue decoration but I have mainly been looking for inspiration for things that would be easy enough to make myself (hence the wooden hearts) or at least do as much of myself to make it cheaper, such as the birdcages. I found a couple of birdcages half price on eBay, also got the flower garlands second hand from ebay and wound them round the birdcages – very pretty and effective!!

Here are a few ideas I have so far that I may well attempt after the bunting...

Have a lovely weekend x

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


So here’s the kind of thing I’m going for….or hoping with a similar end result!!

I’m going to hunt around the market and car boots for material. An easy way that I found to make the bunting – which I hope works – is to use strong fabric glue to fold the top of the flags over the string or ribbon. I do hope that its as easy as it sounds but I will keep you updated!! Bye for now, Emma x

Monday, 19 April 2010

DIY Wooden Hearts!

At long last! Here are some pics of my painted wooden hearts. Again, a very cheap DIY wedding project that cost next to nothing. As mentioned in my previous post, wood was given from a friend and cut my future father in law. I mangaged to get ten tester pots for £1.20 - absolute bargain wedding decorations!! I've made about 15 in total and plan to do about another 20.

I just hope that my next project, bunting works out very cheap too!