It's November! Yay! November brings with it bonfires, fireworks and the beginnings of hearty comforting food! So with that in mind, why not style out your wedding to match?
When trying to match a colour scheme for this theme we did struggle. The obvious choice of colours would be your reds and oranges, however we didn’t want to overdo it so have opted to tone down the brightness a little by picking navy for your chair sashes and table runners.
The next thing is, does your venue have a fireplace? If so, get that fire going! Nothing says cosy bonfire night like a real fire (albeit smaller we admit)!
Incorporating your theme into your table plan is easy if you’re happy to get hands on and do it yourself! All you need is a big, black piece of card. Add some glitter and lots of colour, reds, oranges! How about popping on there some pictures of yourselves, the happy couple, from previous bonfire nights you’ve shared together? Make it personal! Obviously your tables will need to be identified for people, numbers can be boring so why not think up fun firework names? Catherine Wheel, Rocket, Roman Candle….the choices are endless!
A great addition to your day would be a firework display for your evening guests (you’ll need to check that your venue allow them). There are many companies who will provide you with different tiers of quotes and a range of different displays.
The main focus of the table is your centrepieces. We figure most venues won’t allow you to have a real bonfire on the table (some people have no imagination!) so why not get yourself a tiered glass cake stand and fill it with tealights? We found these stands for £11.99 each. Tealights can be found at Tesco for just £3 for 100, bargain!
We found these cute namecards to compliment the navy of the table that are firework themed and just £7.20 for 10. What’s great about these is that they have the space for you to pop down peoples menu choices on the inside; someone will always forget what they’ve ordered!
For the favours why not provide everyone with a sparkler to be used after your meal has finished? We found them for £2.40 for 10. With most weddings you will find there’s a lull after your speeches while everyone grabs a drink and prepares themselves for the party ahead, what a perfect opportunity to head outside for some more photographs of sparkler fun! We even found these cute personalised sparkler covers for £0.99 each.
Food. Big part of the day. What about theming your buffet in the evening. Bowls of chilli or stuffed jacket potato bites? How about toffee apples on sticks for the kids? All perfect for people to munch on whilst watching your fantastic firework display!
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Your BBF’s x