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How to include Initials in Your Wedding Day

Having your initials included in your wedding day can really make the whole day feel more special and unique. It gives proceedings a very personal touch and that’s so important when it comes to your wedding day décor. Whether you decide to go all out and get a monogram designed, or you want a subtle touch, there’s plenty of ways to have fun with your initials.
If you are getting a special monogram designed then make the most of it, and use it on your invites, your orders of service, an aisle runner maybe, lighting in your décor and even your centrepieces.

Of course you don’t have to go into quite so much detail, oversized light up letters for example are a super popular way of using your initials and it also looks stunning in your photos. Smaller touches are very heartfelt too, for example initials stitched into the underside of the brides dress or the grooms tie are a very personal way to honour your wedding day that’s almost a secret for the couple alone to enjoy.

If you’d like to chat about this or any aspect of your wedding day décor or planning, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

A Big Impact
Why not go big with your initials? Think about everything from oversized letters, to light up letters, banners, initials bunting or hanging initials, big initial balloons or even large initials covered in florals? They all make a great impact and will double up as fantastic props for your wedding photos as well!
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Let there be light
GOBO lighting, literally stands for Go Before Optics and essentially allows you to project your initials, or indeed anything, onto your wedding venues walls, floors and backdrops in lights. It works incredibly well for initials and looks truly stunning in your venue.
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Around the room
You don’t have to go with something big to make an impact when it comes to initials. Think about using small chalkboards with your initials as your table centrepieces, smaller bookend size initials on your guestbook table, your monogram or initials on top of or incorporated into the cake and don’t forget initials on the back of the couples wedding chairs too!
around the room

 

Small Touches
Sometimes, keeping things small and simple makes the biggest of impacts, so think about having your initials on items such as the grooms’ cufflinks, or secret stitching on the back of the grooms tie on the underside of the brides dress for a little treat only the two of you are in on – these also look great in the photos. Also think about initials on the bride’s bouquet and on the ring pillow or box.
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Wedding Decor – Bring The Outside In

The Irish climate doesn’t often lend itself to having both your wedding ceremony and reception outside, but that shouldn’t mean that you can’t bring the essence of the outdoors in. With a few simple steps no matter what the season, your wedding day can have that unique woodland, garden feel even though it’s indoors. Visually stunning, this theme can be as subtle as having an arrangement of carefully chosen forest sticks and branches in vases for your centrepieces or as vivid as having stand-out floral backdrops and star themed lighting.

As an award-winning wedding planner, I’ve helped many couples to bring this sumptuous theme to life for their big day. If you’d like to discuss how I can help with your wedding planning, please get in touch.

 

Secret Garden
Think big bold florals mixed with intense greenery presented in a variety of ways for maximum impact. Wind both around chandeliers and candelabras or even hula hoops covered in greens and blooms for unique hanging table décor. Consider having a grass style aisle runner at the ceremony and blooms scattered for your pew ends. Don’t forget to wind greens and florals around any staircases or balconies for a visual feast for your guests.
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Starry Night
Bring the feeling of an outdoors summers night to your wedding reception by using GOBO lighting to project stars or small dots of light to give that start sky effect. Think about dark blue uplighters to give that night sky feel. Use lanterns hanging from the ceiling with warm yellow lights inside to give that night-time glow effect or an array of hanging tea lights would give off that starry night atmosphere wonderfully. Draping and fairy lights would also be a wonderful addition.
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Woodland Wonderland
For lovers of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, this woodland inspired look is the perfect fit. Think trees of varying sizes adorned with full green shoots and leaves, wrapped in fairy lights placed around the venue and even suspended over the tables. Use miniature tree centrepieces, covered candelabras in moss and dot around wooden accents. For the ceremony, place super-green potted ferns as pew ends or tall pew ends with branches and moss.
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Outdoor Style Backdrops
Particularly handy for your photos, having a few carefully placed backdrops can also look stunning in your venue too. Think of green backdrops dotted with butterflies, posies or birds. Go for full on floral backdrops or accent them with woodland features, or indoor props like mirrors or birdcages for a modern twist.
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