Wedding in Edinburgh


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Invitations, Flowers and Cake

At the moment I don't have too many more things to organise for the big day, it's mainly the flowers, wedding cake and invitations.

I have to admit to being a bit lazy over the last few weeks when it comes to wedding planning. Apart from visiting the venue again and ordering some sample invitations from Ebay I haven't done much! Time to kick start myself into action again!

Next week I plan to have a full day of wedding planning with my Mum, including a visit to Garlands in Elm row, the florist who does the package flowers for the Balmoral, a visit to Jenners to have a look at wedding cakes, followed by a little trip to Glasgow on the train to visit the Confetti shop and decide whether or not creating my own invitations is something that I want to do.

The Balmoral wedding package I have chosen includes table arrangements, a top table garland, a pedestal flower arrangement and a cake table garland. I plan on visiting Garlands, the florist they use to select these flowers and have a look at what they have to offer for bouquets. In the name of getting the best deal I will also visit at least one other florist to have a look at what they can offer for bouquets. I am hoping for some inspiration from photos, as when it comes to flowers I haven't a clue what I'd like!

On the matter of wedding cake, although I am sorely tempted to visit lots and lots of cake shops in the hope of sampling many a piece of iced chocolate sponge and other assorted wedding cakes I am going to resist. It will certainly not help my diet if I do this and I am on a mission to lose a stone over the next 4 months.

Look out for another update next week about how I got on with my invitations, flowers and cakes.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Cheap Wedding Invitations

I thought it was about time that I started investigating the next thing on my to do list - Wedding Invitations. I read in a magazine a while back that the average spend on wedding stationary is 300! Call me a stinge, but that seems rather a lot to me. I'd prefer to spend 100 and save the rest of the cash for extra drinkies at the wedding reception :-)

I still want something classy, mind you, but I don't want to spend too much (like everything in life really).

Luckily the package for the Balmoral includes all the name cards, menu cards and seating plan, so all I really need to worry about is invitations and Thankyou cards.

After a little research at wedding fairs, wedding magazines and on the internet I found that the majority of classy wedding invites are priced in the 2 and above bracket. So I've decided to think about two options:

Homemade wedding invitations

I'm not very artistic, so I plan on visiting the Confetti Shop where you can get things like inserts, outers, ribbons, decorations etc and create your own invitation. Depending on what you want to do you can usually pick up an outer, inner, envelope and some sort of ribbon or decoration for under a pound. I've not decided whether this is for me yet, but I plan on visiting the Confetti shop in Glasgow for a look sometime over the next week.

Visit Trusty Ebay

Ebay is not just for old or unwanted items, there are actually thousands of wedding invitations on there too. Most of them are sold by people who have their own small business creating invitations and they are generally much more reasonably priced than in the shops.

It's just a case of browsing through all the different types of inviations and then buying a sample, which is usually around 1 or so. Yesterday I ordered 3 different samples and if I like any of them I just need to go ahead and contact the seller to arrange for a full batch of them.

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Just search on Ebay for wedding invitations to see the complete list.

I'll make another update, perhaps even with some pictures once I've gathered together my invitation samples!


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Introducing Wedding in Edinburgh - the website

I've not done much in the way of Wedding Planning over the last few weeks, but it will all be starting again soon as I still have the flowers, cake, invitations and a few other things to organise.

I have just started to create the Wedding in Edinburgh website. At the moment it's still under construction, but over the coming weeks I will be adding lots of information about planning your wedding, including booking the venue, organising the ceremony, choosing a wedding dress, finding suppliers such as photographers, viedographers, florists, musicians etc, booking your honeymoon and much more.

Please bookmark Wedding in Edinburgh and come back soon for lots of great tips!


Wedding In Edinburgh