4/22 Real Bride Emma: The Little Things Can Make a Big Impact

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When it comes to weddings, it’s easy to feel like you have to wow people with grand gestures. But some of the most effective and memorable things I’ve seen at weddings (and on Pinterest!) have been simple and small — but well thought out.

Here’s a few I’d like to share with you:

1) Insta-face seating plan

I recently attended a beautiful wedding with loads of brilliant details, including an absolutely genius seating plan. The bride and groom had found lovely photos of all their guests and pinned them to boards under their table numbers. Not only did it make everyone smile to see which photos they had picked, but it also made introductions at the table much easier.


While this isn’t the actual one from the wedding, this one from MadeSquare is pretty close!

2) Sowing the seeds of love

Favours can hard to get right, and as a BAB I would fight to the death for your right not to bother with the darn things. That being said, I went to a wedding a few years ago where all the guests were given flower bulbs to plant. I loved this idea — simple, inexpensive, but something that can provide joy long after the wedding day. Nice.

Beau-Coup Seed Bombs

Personalized wildflower seed bombs from Beau-Coup

3) The kids are alright

Kids at weddings: Another potential minefield. But if you do decide to go for it, you’ll make everyone’s life easier if you can find a way to provide games/distractions for them. I have seen people give kids little gift bags full of sweets and toys, which has always been welcomed by the parents (and the other adults sharing the table!). Pinterest has some really cute ideas for cheap and cheerful ways to keep little-uns quiet, including loads of free printable colouring pages for the little darlings.

Saying i Do Kids Wedding Activity Book

Amazon has a plethora of wedding-themed coloring and activity books, too.

So there we go, a couple of sweet ideas that don’t have to break the bank.

For now, Am Dram Bride – out.

Emma Watkins
Emma is the Am Dram Bride, hollering all the way from the UK. She is painfully English, and loves crumpets, Earl Grey tea and reading. To balance that out she also loves tequila, cheese, and singing as loudly as possible. You can play along on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.