It’s All in the Detail

Many couples plan their wedding without paying attention to the little details.  They spend months scouring the area for the right venue, caterer, dress and entertainment, but leave out the smaller, seemingly more insignificant things.

Nikki Foster, director of  I Do Ltd gives her ideas on how you can personalise the little details of your wedding to make it as individual as you are…

“The little details don’t really matter” is something that I hear too often.  It upsets me.  A wedding without the little details is like a Sunday dinner without vegetables, a cake without icing, a killer outfit without killer heels – it just doesn’t work properly!

The overall design of your big day is key to the ambience.  It’s important to capture the personalities of the bride and groom in the finishing touches.  You don’t want your guests to feel like they have attended this wedding a million times before.  You want them to remember the more quirky aspects of the day and talk about them for years to come.

Don’t Stick with Tradition Because You Feel You Have To

You don’t have to have sugared almonds as favours just because your Mum says so.  If you’re a pilot or air hostess you might like to give ‘love is in the air gliders’,  if you love shoes, like we do, you might like to give chocolate shoes.

Love is in the Air Gliders Chocolate Shoes

Make It Different

We love the idea of creating your own scent for the occasion. Jo Malone allow you to do so.

Capture Your Personalities

If you love quirky things go with it!  Maybe you were proposed to in Paris and could have your cake made as a replica Eiffel Tower, maybe you adore the seaside and can use shells, candyfloss, rock, photo booths and sunshine as a theme.  Whatever your individuality – let it shine through!

Involve Your Guests

Get them all to send you a photo of themselves beforehand and use them to create the table plan.  Or write something relevant to them on the back of their name card, a ‘remember when…’ is always nice to make your guests feel like they are there because you really want them to be.

And Finally…

It is these details that make a wedding stand out from the crowd.  If you don’t feel you have the creative ability to make your wedding stand out, hire in someone that does.  It might be a friend, relative or even a professional wedding planner.

So yes, the little details do really matter.

I Do is an exclusive wedding design, planning & management company.  Based in Yorkshire the team specialises in weddings in The North.  They create bespoke weddings reflective of the bride & groom’s lifestyles & personalities.  If you are looking for the Wow factor, visit

Images Courtesy of:

Glider – A Wedding Less Ordinary

Chocolate Shoes – Gayle’s Chocolates

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