Faith and Matt’s summer wedding was full of handmade details and was inspired by their love of colour and Jurassic Park! They had lots of multi-coloured pom poms such as on the bride’s Crown & Glory veil and they had their guests throwing them instead of confetti!
“Our wedding had lots of handmade touches, modified outfits and dinosaurs… Oh and POM POMS!” said the bride. “The little touches really made the day and make the photos look amazing. However I wish we’d known before we started that all the little things will really add up! We should have remembered to budget for them and also allowed lots of time to make and source them!”
“Pretty much the whole wedding was DIY”, she continued. “My dress was from a sale rack and was modified, along with the bridesmaid and the flower girl dresses. I made my husband’s waistcoat, the save the dates and invites. We also did a wedding quilt guest book which guests were asked to write a message to be sewn in to a quilt along with some fabric they sent us.”
The highlight of the day for Faith was the confetti toss. “I loved all the dancing, and spending time with all our friends and family. However the pom pom confetti was also incredibly fun and made for great pictures! The thing I loved the most about planning the day was that we were able to make silly decisions such as the pom pom confetti and adding gold sprayed dinosaurs – we got to add touches which made it all about us!”
Their budget was £10,000 and the biggest costs were their venue, Hall Farm Hotel & Restaurant, and the food. “We saved a lot on all the decorations and props. Taking time and planning what we needed was a really good move. We also saved on vintage cups, saucers and side plates by sourcing them secondhand rather than hiring them (my mother did all of this!) They also worked as great favours for our guests along with little jars of wedding honey made from my parent’s bees.”
“The only thing I would do differently now is to hire a make up artist so I could have enjoyed the morning with friends a little more. My advice to others planning their weddings would be to spend time with each other away from wedding planning. It’s easy to lose sight of the reasons for getting married and not just the wedding and party.”