A Few of My Favourite Wedding Things

February 18, 2014

in Colours, Design, Detail, Trends

Favourite Wedding Things

Here are just a few of my favourite wedding things.

Glass bon-bon jars

Candy buffets are so popular at the minute that they are becoming a major part of the wedding decor.  I find a selection of glass bob-bon jars filled with delightful sweets are just perfect for making a candy buffet statement, like these beautiful highly decorative glass storage jars with ornate lids from Dibor at Not on the High Street.

I prefer the lidded jars so you can prepare the candy buffet early and put the lids on to keep the sweets fresh. If you do not have lids use Clingfilm.  I always remove glass lids before serving to prevent them getting broken and leaving glass everywhere. My tips are: to tone the  colour of the sweeties in with the wedding colour scheme; add an appropriate label to each jar to inform wedding guests of the goodies inside and any  special ingredient such as nuts,  using different shape and size jars to give the candy table a more interesting display.

Wedding Signs

For a rustic wedding I think a few distressed signs add to the ambience. They can be useful to give directions preventing guests getting a little lost, or just for wedding decor.  Rustic signs are not only practical, but pretty, and so appealing hanging on a tree, gate or shepherds crook. If chosen correctly they can complement the wedding style and personalise the wedding decor. Just add a decorative ribbon or string to complete the look.  I have found these bespoke signs at Delightful Living weddings by Amelia Jenkins available at Not on the High Street, which are just perfect to personalise your decor.


Chalkboards are just fabulous and so versatile to use at a wedding. They can be used for displaying table names, place names, giving wedding messages, menus details, and plus lots more. This Blackboard Sign on Stake by The wedding of My dreams from Not On The High Street is just ideal to direct wedding guests to the where the drinks are being served.

For me a giant chalkboard makes a fantastic table plan and if there is space add the order of the day on, and I feel this is eco-friendly.   I find you can use different shaped chalkboards for wedding decor, from simple wedding quotes, to Mr and Mrs signs, to photo booth signs, and I particularly like to add tiny chalk boards to candy jars.

Galvanised jugs

For something a little different I find  galvanised jugs make wonderful containers for stylish wedding centrepieces, especially filled with fresh garden flowers. Add a funky ribbon to the handle  and a little chalkboard heart with the table number on it and the tablescape complete. So simple to do but just gorgeous.  This simple metal kitchen flower jug from Old and New is just so timeless and will give a perfect finish touch to any wedding table.

To complete the look, tie tiny galvanised buckets to each wedding chair with a fabulous ribbon, add a single flower head and a luggage name label to each bucket,; it is just the simplest chair decor.


For me candelabras always give a beautiful glow to a reception table when lit. They can be adorned with pearls, diamantes or fresh flowers to dazzle wedding guests;  place on a mirror plate to reflect the candle light for a romantic appeal.  These 5 armed silver wedding candelabras from Confetti are a stunning statement piece for any wedding table.

All these things are easily incorporated into you wedding design.



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Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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