Your big day is just around the corner, and you have spent hours researching, planning, and organising your dream wedding. But before you sit back & relax check out our guide to wedding finishing touches to make sure you have covered the smallest of details.
A Gift for your Groom
Leave a present for your Hubbie-to-be to open on the morning of your wedding to show him how much you love him. A pair of special wedding pants or socks are a novel idea whereas personalised cufflinks
or an engraved item of jewellery make a lasting memory of the day. Most jewellers will offer an engraving service where you can add initials, a date, or any small token to remind him of the day.
A Gift for your Bride
Guys you are not off the hook either! Make sure your Bride knows how lucky she is by arranging a gift for her too. It could be as simple as a pamper box
for the eve of the wedding or a personalised dressing gown
and slippers to wear on the morning. Or be extravagant and splash out on new earrings and a necklace
or a special perfume where the smell will take her back to that special moment.
Make sure your guests know where to be and more importantly when throughout your day. Welcome signs
set a first impression of your day and direct your guests to the ceremony and wedding breakfast location, whilst order of the day or timeline sign
s let your guests know how the day will go and will make sure they won’t miss any of the action.
Page Boy & Flower Girl Signs
Create magical photo opportunities and talking points for the guests with a super cute Flower Girl or Page Boy
sign to be carried down the aisle before the Bride. Or get them involved with sprinkling confetti from their own basket to carry down the aisle.
Save the Best Man from an awkward fumble at the altar with a personalised ring box
. With a wide range of materials and finishes available, there is a ring box for every taste. A ring box is also another great photo opportunity for the album displaying the rings in style.
Carry on the wedding tradition of throwing Confetti and make sure your guests don’t miss out on the action with a personalised Confetti crate. With eco-friendly biodegradable alternatives available such as rice paper and flower petals
, you can rest assured that you are being kind to the environment whilst celebrating your nuptials in style. A Love Lumi top tip, always check with the venue whether a church service or civil ceremony as some venues ban the use of Confetti.
Your closest friends and family have supported you throughout the planning and during your big day, so show them your gratitude with a thoughtful gift. Elevate the humble bottle to a thoughtful gift with a personalised bottle box and matching glass. A set of personalised cufflinks and gift box make great Groomsmen gifts whilst a personalised jewellery box with a nice set of earrings or necklace will be cherished by the Bridal party.
One of my favourite accessories from our wedding (cough…15 years ago), was a personalised cake topper. We had a pair of figurines made, dressed in our wedding outfits and it was the perfect way to finish the cake. It is still proudly displayed at home on the dresser and has been a wonderful keepsake of the day. If figurines are not your cup of tea, then a personalised acrylic cake topper is a great alternative and miniature versions are available if you are having a cupcake tower.
Children's activity packs
If you are having little people at your wedding (a hotly debated topic for another blog), then keep them entertained with a children’s wedding activity pack
, available to match your wedding stationery. Alongside the activity packs are interactive games such as pinball mazes and noughts & crosses which could double up as favours and are sure to be enjoyed by adults too as the evening goes on.
Love story timeline log slice
A great way to share the story of how you met with your guests is with a love story timeline. They can be a printed onto acrylic or framed as a print, and a great alternative is an engraved log slice
. A log slice will look great on the top table or displayed on the gift table and will make a great keepsake of the day to be displayed at home after the day.
Photos of the couple
Decorate the venue with pictures of the couple. You could include silly school photos in the restrooms and use pictures of the couple as table centre pieces or by the bar. Get them printed onto canvas or use a selection of frames to display them, you can put allot of creativity into this to really make it your own.
A wedding guest book can often be debated, however there is no better way to capture the day than with the thoughts and well wishes from your guests. If a book of blank pages seems too uninspiring, then a great alternative could be a photo book filled with photos of the couple or things that they do together leaving space for your guests to write comments and wishes for the future. Or even one of our acrylic puzzle guest books
where you guests can sign a puzzle piece!
Photo booth or disposable cameras
Some of the best photos we got from our wedding were not the formal staged shots but were taken when you least expect it. We got our guests involved by supplying disposable cameras on the breakfast table and they snapped away throughout the evening. Since then, a modern alternative has become popular in a hireable photo booth filled with props. This a great way to entertain your guests all evening and even the shyest guests will get involved.
Crates filled with flip flops or slippers
As the night draws to an end there are likely to be a few sore dancing feet. A crate filled with flip flops or slippers are going to be a welcome sight and sure to be swapped with Stilettos!