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How do you make your wedding theme your own?

September 12, 2017

How do you pick a wedding theme that you love without feeling that it has been done before or that your guests will have seen a few months before at someone else's wedding?


This is a bit of an issue for many brides-to-be as scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram, wedding magazines and wedding fairs there are some gorgeous themes that stand out, with some truly stunning decor and features, and all are clearly very popular.


I have heard from several brides that worry the themes they like or are choosing might have been a bit over done by the time their wedding actually comes around.


Many have considered changing the theme that they absolutely love because their guests will have likely been to several other weddings before theirs that have the exact same theme, so will have wedding 'de ja vu' as they have seen it all before and it won't seem that special.


So, how do you make it your own ?


First of all, the most important thing is to choose a theme and details that has some meaning to you as this will instantly make it different. I'm not saying don't pin all those beautiful details you love- that would just be impossible! Plus, it is all those little details that are going to make your wedding day different to someone else's that has the same theme. 


The key to making your wedding day stand out is to marry together the smaller details to create your theme. 


If you are having a woodland wedding, tropical botanicals, art deco, Disney or rustic country wild flower barn wedding those whimsical details are inescapable - and why would you want to escape from them they are gorgeous! But they are also the key to making your theme unique to you. 


For example, you love the look of wooden log slices to place your flower filled mason jars on, but worry it has been used by other brides you know. Why not switch it up to have wooden log slices as a table numbers... or mini ones as place settings? .... OR spread some of the flowers out to feature in your place settings?


Place settings are SO key to making your wedding stand out as different. Each guest has their own individual place and it is the best chance to showcase your theme on a personal level- PLUS when it's viewed across the whole table it ties your whole theme together. 


Secondly, mix elements of different themes together as this will create something totally new to you! There is no reason you can't have a wildflower theme in a historic house or an art deco theme in an outdoor setting.


Thirdly, add interesting materials and features that you might not have considered using before. Here at Poppy and Pipkin I design features and details using handmade paper, dried flowers and calligraphy to help you stylise your wedding and create something totally unique and different.


We can create something totally bespoke using different materials, fonts and inks which will make your wedding totally different to the next wedding that has a similar theme.


You can design and create unique details combining many different materials, flowers and calligraphy styles, which no one else will have. It is not just a printed font it is handwritten and that in itself is a standout detail as no two cards will ever look the same!


Last of all, choosing a colour scheme that runs strongly through the day rather than a big theme can work wonders for helping you get the details you like but looking a little bit different. If everything you have seen is Blush pink and grey, mix it up with sage green, peach and steel blue.


So, choose and combine the details you love to create a theme and remember the smaller details are very often what your guests will notice!






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Hayley Jane

Professional and friendly service right from my first enquiry. I chose the leaf design for table names places at my wedding and each one was beautifully made with such care. I am extremely pleased that I chose Poppy and Pipkin, even the packaging was beautiful from paper to writing my address. Thank you for your time and your creativity everyone loved them


I’m so happy with the place name cards I’ve received for our wedding - they look absolutely fabulous and are going to make our special day even more special. I cannot recommend Charlotte’s beautiful cards highly enough! Real care and craftsmanship have gone into the making of these cards. Thank you so much Charlotte.


Charlotte created the most amazing beautiful wedding invitations for me. This was a bespoke order and Charlotte was really patient with my design, used her beautiful creativity and came up with something perfect. All my guests have commented on how gorgeous they are. Charlotte has a great talent, Thankyou!