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  1. WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF FOR KEEPS-2

    Your Bride Tribe will be made up of some of the most important people in your life. They will be there to support you during the planning stages, offering their thoughts and advise to help you as you go.

    They will be with you on the morning of your wedding day, preparing you and getting ready alongside you, and even starting the celerbations early! They will also be there for you throughout the day in so many ways - and if they are anything like my Bridesmaids, they will be the first ones on the dance floor getting the party started!

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    BRIDESMAID PROPOSAL

    Many couples like to plan a special way to ask those extra special guests the big question... Will you be my Bridesmaid / Flower Girl / Page Boy?

    Personalised gift boxes filled with some of their favourite things or some special treats is very popular. Postcards or gifts cards are a lovely addition to this but can also be used on their own too.

    I create stunning engraved keepsakes from Oak Veneer. These set the tone of a luxe rustic wedding and make a lasting memory of the early stages of your planning.

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    EARLY CELEBRATIONS

    During the morning of preparations, or even the night before if you are spending it with your favourite girl gang, there are sure to be some early celebrations. 

    You may have surprised your Bride Tribe with some thank you gifts or even treated your bridal party to personalised glasses to mark the occasion and to remember whos drink is whos!

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    FINISHING TOUCHES

    Another wonderful keepsake is having personalised hangers for those who have Bridesmaid dresses and Flower Girl dresses.

    Don't forget one for yourself and the Mothers of the Bride & Groom too. Can't have anyone left out can we?! 

    All of my Bride Tribe ranges are available in a choice of fonts to tie in with your existing plans and overall style.

    If you have something in mind that you cannot see online, pleased do get in touch. I may still be able to help!

     

    The most important thing is to enjoy that precious time with those you love so dearly, and make memories that will last forever.

    Amie x

  2. WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF FOR KEEPS

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    As you know, all of the items I make are bespoke and for your to keep. I am a huge fan of keepsakes and often get asked for ideas and ways of creating pieces that won't then look out of place in the home after the wedding day.

    Welcome signs are a great example of this! Instead of haveing the classic 'Welcome' or 'Welcome to the wedding of', why not just have your names in your chosen font with your wedding date below? Not only does this make a wonderful statement welcome sign, it will be a timeless keepsake for you to display in your home after the celebrations too.

    Surname signs and top table wood & wire pieces are another example of this. The lesser the detail, the more versatile the piece becomes.

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    Other ideas include having your menu or cake menu displayed in your kitchen. I love this idea and think having something like that in such a prominent place in your home is fab!

    Guest books are of course a wonderful keepsake but having something like a guest board is a brilliant alterntavie if you would like to display it.

    It works the other way too though... the keepsake boxes I create are not just for after the wedding day. You could include it on your 'Cards & Gifts' table for people to place their cards in, or leave little postcards with instructions for your guests to write their best wishes and place it in the box. 

    There are so many options available, so do ask for more ideas, and likewise, please share your thoughts with me. I love to see your pieces in their new homes after the big day so please tag me in any photos.

    Amie x