The prettiest shade for a summer wedding
Pink is synonymous with romance, and weddings! There’s an abundance of the shade around in seasonal flowers from June to August, with pink roses and rose petals a popular choice.
A single pink rose makes an elegant and simple place setting, or a bunch packed tightly together for a centrepiece has real wow factor.
Add pink ribbon to brighten up plain favour boxes, give guests chocolates wrapped in pink and add a splash of the colour to your stationery for total coordination. And the finishing touch? Scatter pink confetti around the tables for a truly celebratory look.
Small, tasty and oh-so-cute, cookies make great wedding day favours. Heart-shaped biscuits, iced in various colours to match you wedding day theme, are a classic, or you may want to consider a more unusual shape, such as high-heeled shoes for female guests and footballs for the guys. Offer them to the members of the reception party in individual bags tied with ribbon, which you can put in each place setting. Alternatively, how about placing them in a large basket at the reception's entrance hall and asking guests to take one as they pass by?
Iced heart biscuits, starting price £2.75 each, Biscuiteers, www.biscuiteers.com
Plant an idea
Packets of wild flower seeds are the ultimate romantic favour for nature lovers and eco couples to give to their family and friends. Not only are they green, budget-friendly and something guests can enjoy post-wedding, they're also a great reminder of your happy day when they spring into life later in the year.
Wild flower seed favours, £10.50 for pack of 5, Confetti, www.confetti.co.uk
Flowers are the most popular tablecentre, but if you're looking for something more original how about these gorgeous little topiary trees which come in a variety of shades to match your wedding day colours. Use individually or in a group as centre pieces, or how about tying a name card to each and using as place settings?
Napkins can be spruced up with the addition of a single stem flower, ditto a small bloom tied to a champagne glass looks super romantic and glamorous. Ask your florist about petals for sprinkling on your reception tables for natural confetti and any flower heads that they have can be placed in water-filled bowls along with candles for beautiful evening displays.
Flower napkin, The Ultimate Floral Collection by Paula Pryke, www.aurumpress.co.uk