The wedding daydream

Despite the fact that Adam and I are moving in together which in itself is a major commitment. I can’t help but daydream about what it would be like to marry him. I let my mind wander to our wedding day and the people we would have there.

Daydream transports the dreamer outside the immediate world to a world that bears the mark of infinity.

Gaston Bachelard

Whittling down the guest list

I come from a rather large extended family and I’ll be honest when I was little I believed I should invite every single aunt, uncle, cousin etc.
But then my dad got terminal cancer and before my eyes, I watched my family transform. I witnessed relatives pull away, I saw a different side to these people who claimed they were ’there’. And with that came the realisation, if they weren’t there during the hardest time of my life, why would I allow them to share in the one of the happiest
Of course, I will still have family at my wedding but the family who I know will add to my day. Gone are the days of me believing that someone I haven’t seen properly for 13 years should be able to share in the moment just because we have similarities in our DNA.
Unfortunately, my future guest list has grown smaller without Adam and I having the usual couple debate. (let’s ignore the fact we aren’t even engaged)
However, if you find that you and your partner are about to plan your guest list and feel that you need to be loyal to everyone, ask yourself this question…
Would you pay for them to have a meal if you saw them out and about?

Bridal bouquet


Growing up it was traditional to see confetti thrown when the bride and groom made their exit following the service. Now there are some fan alternatives should you choose not to go down the traditional route and follow your daydream.

  • Paper aeroplanes – create a selection of mini areoplanes for your guests to greet you with.
  • Flower petals – imagine walking out as your guest shows you in an array of flower petals.
  • Bubbles – I love the idea of guests using bubbles to greet you when you first appear as husband and wife.

Pink floral table centre pieces

Wedding favours

When it comes to organising your favours, you will need to start with a budget. Gone are the days of just sugared almonds in a box, now party favours come in all different shapes and sizes.

  • Shot jars/bottles – a selecion of shots in personalised jars with your names and wedding date.
  • Lollipops – personalised lollipops with your wedding date.
  • Wristbands – wedfest bands to add that fun-loving vibe to your day.
  • Fortune cookies – this is a great budget-friendly option that allows your guests to have a bit of fun.
  • Love hearts – a favourite with both adults and children, this is also a budget-friendly option.

There are even favours themed around your favourite movies with Harry Potter potion bottles and golden tickets available to gift to your guests.

There are some wonderful ideas on, here you will find not only a great range of party favours but also useful information for helping you plan your dream wedding.


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