The time of year for your engagement or wedding influences the event details, from colour schemes to the food choices. Incorporating all the different event components into a celebration fit for the season can be fun for the event planner and can be enjoyed by all the guests.
Invites – Integrate the pastel pallet of spring into the invite with swirls of pinks, lavenders and baby blues. Floral patterns or designs will also represent the colourful season whether it be bold colours such as fuchsias or the soft colours of hydrangeas and baby’s breathe.
Décor – Nothing portrays spring more than beautiful flowers – flower arrangements in a vase used as the table centerpiece, used on a feature wall or draped gracefully around guests’ chairs.
Food/Drinks – A colourful dessert buffet with pastel coloured cupcakes and candy combined with splatters of flowers sprinkled around the table is a welcoming setting for guests.
Favours – Guests will be happy to take home the yummy colourful cupcakes in decorated cupcakes boxes or the candy in candy bags. If you prefer guests to have a more practical gift, how about a seedling in a small glass jar?
Invites – Shades of blues and yellows, citrus fruits and seashells come to mind for a summer soirée invite. Using textures of twine and letter press will complete a perfect summer invitation.
Décor – Bunches of flowers wrapped around garden chairs work for a summer vibe or if you are keen for a simpler look, lemons and oranges in a centrepiece bowl will do the trick.
Food/Drinks – A drink station serving water or lemonade with fresh cut fruit is great for guests to quench their summer thirst.
Favours – Favours that also serve as protection from the sun or summer heat will be well received by guests. Cute parasol, face spritzers or fans are just some practical gifts ideas.
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Invites – Invitations in earthy colours of oranges and reds and hints of greens and yellows, signify an autumn celebration. Considering that leaves are symbolic of this rustic season, use actual leaves to top off the invitation or envelope.
Décor – Autumn or fall depending on where you are in the world, offers a myriad of décor ideas. Burlap, wooden props such as wood slab centrepieces, leaf motifs and pumpkins are just some ideas.
Food/Drinks – Honey glazed lamb, roast vegetables and a side of salad with walnuts and pear works for an autumn menu.
Favours – Gift your guests with small honey or jam jars wrapped in burlap as a Thank you for attending your autumn wedding or engagement.
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Invites – Clean, white and crisp stock work well for winter invitations as does pearl-coloured font. Images of snowflakes are synonymous with winter invitations and are sure to stay popular for years to come.
Décor – White lanterns and fairy lights are simple and chic adornments for a winter celebration and splatters of pinecones and white candles are beautiful touches to a white winter wonderland table setting.
Food/Drinks – Something different for the warmer months is a hot beverage station that includes coffees, a selection of gourmet teas and hot chocolate. Additional items at the station can include marshmallows, syrups and cookies.
Favours – Simple yet classic is a white candle for guest favours which you may want to personalise with monogrammed prints. If you provide blankets for guests to keep warm during the event, this can double as your wedding favour.
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