There were a couple of things that we did to try and make our wedding ours. Here are a few tips!
1. Get on eBay, buy some DIY wedding favour boxes at an insanely cheap price, and pack it in! In this case, we ordered some personalised M&Ms from US (see point 3) and packed them in these foldable boxes for our solemnisation dinner at Shutters. My parents and I spent just under an hour doing this the day before the wedding, and we had fun chatting whilst doing it! Dad even designed and printed the name tags for us (yes, that’s my Chinese name)!
2. Instead of serving the usual complimentary snacks at the cocktail reception, get some Ferrero Rocher chocolates and stack them up in a pyramid on round plates. For us, these were favourites and were very quickly depleted, according to my trusty sources (because I wasn’t allowed to mingle during the cocktail reception…boohoo). Affordable, good-looking, yummy chocs make a difference, sprinkle some gold dust round the table and that’s done!
3. Order some personalised M&Ms online and have them delivered to Singapore. This will wow your guests! We had ours in Platinum and Pearl, colours in the Shimmer collection which are pearlised to give them a sparkling appearance and requested our names to be printed on half of the order, and ‘Just Married’ on the other.
Check out the gleeful kid when he discovered the M&Ms!
4. If you have a theme, you can try naming your guest tables accordingly. Ours was English-themed, so we named our tables after places in London! I downloaded some divider artwork and font types, played around with the designs, and the girls helped me print them off my computer at home, cut and paste them on pearlised cards. The same with the ‘Eat Me’ signs (see the first M&Ms picture) and individual place cards for our VIP table. Finish art-and-bonding session with a hearty dinner with the fab ladies!
There, easy ways to make your wedding truly yours to keep!