Today we catch up with Heather from Feather and Flourish who are exhibiting with us in Cheltenham on May 8th. She designs beautiful handmade wedding stationery and is sharing some wise words with you about how to be a wedding diva!
“I’m a firm believer that if there’s one day of your life when you can be a bit of a diva it’s your wedding day. I’m not talking about making rash decisions and crazy demands, more about indulging your fantasies and desires to make your special day uniquely yours. If you want twelve bridesmaids, go ahead. If you prefer pizza to fine dining – that’s your menu sorted. If you and your fiancé share a love of dogs then include your four-legged friends on the guest list!
Similarly, if the idea of having a “theme” for your wedding makes you quake in your bridal shoes (or Converse pumps!) then don’t pick one. Bridal magazines, websites and Pinterest all focus so heavily on statement weddings that it can all be a bit overwhelming for a newly engaged couple to take in. If you’re not “shabby chic” and your groom-to-be isn’t “countryside glam” then never fear! Focus on the parts of your day that mean the most to you and get those right first. You might share a love of music so a top notch band is top of the list, or perhaps there’s a location that means a lot to you. Once you’ve sorted the big things the rest should fall into place and your wedding day will seem so much more natural and completely bespoke.
Your wedding stationery will be one of the first glimpses of your day that your guests will see, so pick something that reflects your personalities and taste. Lots of frills might not work for you if you’re hoping for an informal wedding day, while you might be planning a day full of glitz and glamour. If you’re sending save the dates before you have any idea of your plans keep it simple and just go for something you love. You needn’t spend a fortune on a fancy invitation suite in order to get the look you’re after but you really don’t have to compromise and use someone else’s vision of your day – use your own imagination and be a diva!
I would love to help you come up with something beautifully bespoke that suits you and your hubby-to-be to a tee. My portfolio is full of other couples’ ideas so please take a look but more importantly get in touch if you want to take control of your big day and create your own theme: YOU!”
Make sure you drop by to chat to Heather and discuss your plans with her in Cheltenham.
(This blog post is part of our exhibitor package)