In praise of home crafted festivities and celebrations

Logos on BuntingLogos on BuntingThis morning I heard on the radio how someone thought it was a pity firework night had become so professional. He missed the old-fashioned back garden sparklers and pathetic rockets. But I thought; that was just what we were planning on doing! A back garden sparkler and maybe even a mini bonfire, if we can find enough space.

Home made events are so much more fun – the thought put into them, the preparation and the economy of making something from nothing.

On Halloween night the little ‘monsters’ who came knocking on the door were just as happy to have their costumes praised (or rather told they were horrible) as to be given sweets (after I had run out of them). It was obvious they had loads of fun putting on some make up and dressing up in improvised costume – to my mind far more effective than just a bought costume. Decorations are great to make as well. What is better than a carved pumpkin lantern?

Recently, a local W.I. group made the news for having such a long queue of women wanting to join – yes, I was there. I think this reflects how people want to be involved in the community and have fun learning new skills.

Many of these principles can be applied to other family festivities – Christmas, Birthdays and don’t forget Weddings as well.

What can you do to add your own personal touch and contribution?

Personalise Your Country Style Wedding

With all the lovely local apples at their best at the moment I was inspired with this idea – which you still have time to add as a finishing touch to an Autumn country style wedding.

appleFeature an apple as the base of place, table settings or decorations.

Use the method as described in Save the Date blog to make labels, and adjust to a suitable size/scale. Use a wooden skewer to thread through and push into an apple.

At different times of the year you can use other seasonal fruits, as long as they are firm enough to take the weight of the skewer and not go squishy.

This style of banner label can also be used to display on cakes or flower arrangements.

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If you are lucky enough to have a family member or friend to make jam as favours, give the jars a special home made label too.

You could customise wine or water bottles for the tables in a similar way.

Remember to measure your jar or bottle to make the right size label to fit.

Designer detailing for your wedding

Do you need inspiration on how to style your wedding? Would you love a designer element tailored just for you? An elegant and attractive image that will unify the design of your wedding and personalise it as yours. An element that you can use creatively from the start of your wedding through to the finishing touches.

Romantic Type can help you by producing a personalised wedding logo that combines you and your betrothed’s initials and names into an ‘off the peg’ design. Each logo style has been professionally designed to enhance your wedding and produce a great designer look. There are many designs to choose from on our website. Great care is taken by our graphic designers to make sure your initials and names look perfect in your chosen design.

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Or to be even more unique, you could have a ‘bespoke’ design created, just for you, including a favourite image or a special interest you both share. Tell the designers your thoughts and let them draw up some ideas for you.

Your romantic wedding logo can be used on home printed, hand-crafted or out-sourced items.  It’s your turn to get creative – all you have to do is insert one of the digital files provided into a computer document to make your wedding save-the-date notices, invitations or place cards. Alternatively you could out-source to a professional printer or supplier. What about getting the girls/boys dressed in your own fashion item for the hen/stag parties with your logo printed onto T-shirts? You can even have edible delights at the reception with logos on chocolates and the icing on the cake!

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