Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Day 9 - Fun & Games!

Looking to keep your guests entertained? Look no further than these vintage style games...

1) Keep the older folks happy with these dominoes
2) Swap cards are great to keep the little ones entertained!
3) These toy skittles are a favourite for me!
4) Or set up an egg and spoon race with this cute little set.
5) These garden draughts are perfect for summer weddings.

Just remember, it's not the winning that counts. Oh wait a minute, yes it is!

Love Mrs Terrence X

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Day 8 - Tree of Love

I decided to blog about the 'Tree of Love' wedding theme for today's inspiration.

I stumbed upon the tree decorations where the bride and groom asked their friends to bring along heart decorations to attach to a tree. I loved the hippy vibe and so the search continued.

There are loads of ways that you can include the tree theme into your big day, through the invites to the place settings  which are perfect favours too.

I also love the guest book tree of love. This could be a great DIY project - ask your guests to write a short note or a few words of wisdom for you. Or the last fingerprint guest book could also be a great conversation starter and an interactive attraction for your guests.

With love

Mrs Terrence X

Monday, 22 October 2012

Day 7 - Centrepieces

Yes I know that I've broken my promise to blog every day for 10 days, but I hope you won't hold it against me...on day 7 of my blogging journey, I bring you 5 ways with centrepieces.

Now I think that centrepieces are quite an important focal point of the table. Don't forget that guests are going to be staring at these for a while over dinner, but on the other hand, should you spend ridiculous amounts of money on them? Well if you're pretty minted then I'd say why the hell not, but here are a few potential DIY ideas...

1) I love the idea of using vintage books as a centre piece. If you wanted to go that extra centimental step, you could raid your grandparents library for their favourite books to really add that personal touch.

2) If you're looking for a dramatic centrepiece then look no further than these tiered candles. Having one of these on each table will add such atmosphere to your reception.

3) I have been to a few weddings in my time, but I have never seem a goldfish centrepiece. Very original and can act as favours too - just as long as your guests remember to take them home with them at the end of the night!

4) Mason jars are so versatile and are as cheap as chips. Use these jars to display previous family weddings or messages from the bride and groom!

5) I'm sure that heaps of people have used this idea in the past, but retro sweets in glass bowls/ornaments are really easy to put together yourself and great for guests to tuck into while they're waiting for their dinner.

Happy planning

Love Mrs Terrence XX

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Day 6 - Save the date

Thinking of a few ideas for save the any of these catch your eye?

1) can personalise your save the dates on chocolate. Just make sure that your guests make a note of the date before they eat the chocolate bar.
2) Or send your friends and family a tea towel with
3) Your guests can huff and puff their way to your details with this save the date balloon
4) How about arranging your engagement next to scrabble letters and photograph from above and printing on card?
5) But anything with real 'tying knots' for save the dates makes me smile.

Happy planning

Love Mrs Terrence X

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Day 5 - Something blue

Today I'm looking at your 'something blue'. It's one of those small traditions that are sometimes forgotten or thought about at the last minute.

You can have SO much fun with this and really make it a feature of your day. Would love to hear from anyone who have used these ideas...

1) Simply adding a blue ribbon to the ankle is a fabulous focal point for photos and perfectly hidden if blue isn't your favourite colour but you're a sucker for tradition.
2) A blue clutch could also be a great accessory for your big day.
3) Personally I love the blue headpiece. This shade of blue is subtle enough not to take away from your dress.
4) Bridesmaids wrote personal notes on the sole of these shoes for their bride.
5) Or, add an elegant touch to your look with these sapphire earrings

If anyone of you lovely bride would like to submit images of the 'something blue' theme, send them through and I'll upload.

Love Mrs Terrence X

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Day 4 – Vintage hankies

Today I’m looking at vintage hankies. They can be quite inexpensive depending on where you shop and hopefully won't break the bank, but I guess that depends on the amount that you want/need.
Hope you like my ideas below!

1)      It’s the first time that I’ve seen vintage hankies made into bunting. These create double sided bunting and saves a lot of time cutting out triangles.
2)   I love this idea of a ring cushion. I know that it’s quite an American tradition, but it makes for a great photo.
3)      You could wrap your flower bouquets with pretty hankies and can always be recycled afterwards.
4)      Provide a basket of vintage hankies for your guests and place at the entrance of the ceremony.
 5)      Decorate the back of each chair with hankies – it adds a touch of colour and it so simple to create. And if the speeches get too much, your guests can always pinch them to blow their nose.

Hope you like what you see.

Love Mrs Terrence X

Monday, 8 October 2012

10 day challenge - Button it.

In day 3 of my 10 day chalenge, I give to you '5 ways with button holes'.

A random selection and not a flower in sight. I love button holes - they're such a great way to add personality and to tie in with your theme. So, from the top...

1)  This Skull Button Hole is so fun. A bit on the gothic side, but such an individual statement.

2) These felt flags are great if you're a bit crafty and adding a DIY touch to your big day.

3) Or why not ask people to wear badges instead of button holes. You can personalise them with people's roles or nicknames and are a great conversation starter.

4) For the musicians amongst you, guitar picks can be created into button holes with some thin wire and a bit of patience.

5) This photo brooch is utterly charming and a great way to remember relatives or friends that can't share the day with you. View here to see these in more details.

Hope these have given you a few ideas. Stay tuned for tomorrow's update.

Love Mrs Terrence X

Sunday, 7 October 2012

10 day challenge - Doilies

It's day 2 and I'm still going I'm bringing you '5 ways with doilies'. Now I know what many of you might be thinking, but take a look at the pictures below and you might be pleasantly surprised. They are so versatile, can be found in a variey of shapes, sizes and colours and are super cheap. Traditionally they have been found underneath your nana's tea cup, but I hope that I've inspired you with a few new ideas for them.

1) These wonderful chair decorations that I found from could be the perfect way to add a few touches to a vintage or rustic wedding.

2) Colourful pom poms can add an injection of colour into your reception area. And these are really easy to make yourself. Visit for your step by step DIY guide

3) I wish I had of found these doilie cones when I was getting married. They are simple but beautiful and could be used to pop your favours in too.

4) Make sure that you allow yourself a bit more time to send out your invitations if you're making these doilie envelopes from scratch. Personally, I don't think that they would survive if you posted them so make sure you get some strong glue. Check out how to make these yourself.

5) Use doilies to hand make these favours. Want to make them? Find out how

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Saturday, 6 October 2012

The 10 day challenge - those pesky kids!

Hello all,

Have you noticed how shockingly bad I have been at posting on my blog? It's not from a lack of inspiration let me tell you, it's pure laziness. Anyway, I've set myself a new '10 day' challenge. Each day I am going to present '5 things to do with'...

DAY 1 - '5 Things to do with those pesky kids'

Deciding to invite children at your wedding can be a tricky decision. They can look lovely in pictures (the cute ones at least), but they can make so much noise and it can really impact on the fun for your guests. If you do decide to have children I would thoroughly recommend having a few tricks planned to keep them entertained.

1) My favourite idea is the 'doorway puppet theatre'. These can be puchased online, or are really simple to make. I found this one with instructions on how to make your own DIY version from You could always match the colour of the material to your colour theme.

2) This 'Alphabet Doodle Pad' is a great way to keep kids enterained throughout the service. Each pad comes with 26 tear out sheets so perfect for the ushers to hand out at the same time they're giving out order of services.

3) I-Spy with my little eye, something beginning with 'D!' has created these downloadable templates for 'photo scavenger hunt'. A neat idea for children who are 7-12 years. Don't forget to provide a disposable camera for each child.

4) Keep the kids entertained throughout the speeches with these colouring in tablecloths. It might keep them quiet while the groom has his 5 minutes of glory.

5) The all time favourite party bag! Stock up on the childrens favourite treats and place them all in a party bag. They can even decorate the bags have such a great range to choose from.

Hope these have given you a few tips, and at least you won't hear noise when you're looking at your wedding pics.

Love Mrs Terrence x

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