Ideas to personalise your Wedding Day

There are lots of different ways to make your wedding day unique and personal.

Here are some simple ideas that you may find useful.

Wedding dress Hanger:

A personalised hanger to hang your wedding dress on. It will look very pretty in the photos and It makes for a lovely addition to your wardrobe afterwards. I purchased the below Mrs. hanger over 2 years ago and the online store has now closed. However you will find lots of similar hangers online and on this  Facebook page here.

An inexpensive but pretty way to have nice Personalised Hangers for your bridesmaids & the Mother of the bride is to add name tags to simple white hangers. I got the below hangers in a pack of 5 in ikea. I then added the tags made by Yvonne at Wedding designs by Yvonne. They looked perfect on the day and were a lovely keepsake for my bridal party to have after our wedding day.


We gave personalised cards to both sets of parents & the bridal party as a special thank you. We got these beautiful handmade cards from the same designer Yvonne. Each card featured the same colour scheme as the wedding. She also added a photo to each card for the personal touch. These were so beautifully handmade and Yvonne was so lovely to work with. I have used her on many occasions in the past for personalised cards for our family & friends and they always get such a lovely reaction. A nice thoughtful touch that will make the receiver smile for sure. A special way to express thanks on your wedding day.

Gift Ideas:

I have ordered many personalised gifts from Laura at Pretty Prints Ireland over the years. Each piece is unique, creative & personal. She always does such an amazing job.

We had photo frames made for both of our Mothers and also for both our flower girls as a reminder of the special role they played in our wedding day. My little godchild Lilly who was 2 at the time had great fun playing/ diving on the alter during our ceremony much to the amusement of our guests which made for a very funny photo for her frame. They were a lovely gift and they loved them.

Pictured below are the initials we had made for our top table at our wedding. These were made to match our colour scheme and the quote in the middle was an on our invitations. Afterwards we have a fabulous keepsake to display in our home. Each piece is made to suit your own style, colours, info etc. I would order well in advance as she is in huge demand! 

Cake Topper:

We had this fun cake topper made by Belle Cake Toppers. This talented lady goes into such detail when designing these unique pieces. We were amazed at how accurate and detailed the topper turned out. Every detail right down to the diamonds around the waist of my dress, or the engagement ring on my finger were all done to skill & perfection.

You can design your topper to any style, design, theme etc that you want. We were really thrilled with the finished product.

It is now on display in our home and has become a real talking point since our big day. People are always amazed at the design & detail.

A fun addition to the back of the topper showing our love of wine & Bud!

Our Beautiful wedding cake was created by our talented friend Julia at Jbkakes. It was exactly as we had imagined and hoped it would be. It matched in perfectly with our wedding style & theme. Check out the New york skyline detail which was all individually cut out by hand, the skill & attention to detail was amazing. We had 5 tiers on our cake each one was a different flavour. It tasted just as good as it looked. The personalised cake topper looked perfect on top of it.

Personalised Guest Book:

A guestbook is a lovely keepsake to have from your wedding day. Throughout the day it will be filled with lovely Thoughts, messages & memories from all your guests. It is something you will treasure afterwards. For a unique & personalised Guestbook check out the The Guestbook Studio. We got one of these made and our guests all left us lovely messages to remember the day. It is something to really treasure afterwards. These special guestbooks are personalised & designed around your wedding style, colour scheme etc. The design process was made so easy & simple by Aislinn you can contact her via her Facebook page above.

Other Idea’s:
A lovely gift idea for the men is Engraved Hip flasks. These make a lovely gift and also a great photo opportunity for the lads. You will find these online through google.
We also got engraved silver lighters as gifts for the best man & groomsman.
A nice keepsake and something they will have afterwards.
I got my new husband beautiful cufflinks in Lorimat jewellers Kilkenny they were ordered in especially to match his wedding attire and engraved on the back to make them personal. He loved them and has wore them on a few special occasions since.
Lorimat have a fantastic range of gift ideas for Bridesmaids, Mothers etc they can can add a personal message to the packaging which makes for a really nice and unique gift to thank your bridal party. We picked out a few pieces in Lorimat well in advance of the wedding and I was able to pay of the balance each week which made it easier especially as the wedding approached it was handy to have some items already paid off. Well worth going in for a look the ladies in store are fantastic and happy to help.
If you are having a winter wedding, a nice touch is to leave warm blankets in the smoking area for your guests to use while they are outside. Simply pick up the little fleece blankets in Penney’s. The basket is also Penney’s, these baskets are ideal also for the bathroom toiletries.
There is so much you can do design wise for your special day that I am going to do another blog post on stationery for your wedding day.
The best piece of advice I can give you is to plan and organise ideas, gifts etc early. The above can all be done well in advance. I did a lot of the ordering and planning the year before as closer to the big day you wont have as much time.
Happy Planning
Love Karen xxx
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