An Edwardian Fete

Edwardian Fete


Wedding planning today offers flexibility. Current wedding trends no longer include the once popular traditional and formal occasion. Instead, many couples are taking a more contemporary route, where the guest list is smaller and the reception simplistic. The benefits of these new trends are ample; the wedding day is more intimate and guests get to spend more time with the happy couple. Many couples are even taking this trend one step further by going the DIY route. Whatever the vision for your special day, formal or informal, the day will be exciting, memorable and most importantly, filled with love.

Arranging accommodations for out-of-town guests is a central component to wedding planning. Sometimes wedding guests are visiting to attend the special day, or on other occasions the wedding is at an entirely different destination than the Bride and Groom’s home town. Making your guests feel at home after travelling from afar is a wonderful way to make them feel welcome.

I recently created a DIY welcome package for such an occasion. I had arranged the welcome gifts to be waiting for guests at their accommodations upon arrival. The theme for the welcome package was inspired by the color palettes and fare of an Edwardian Fete. With some mason jars and lace (leftover from DIY Project – Flower Power Seashells), I created custom made glasses to go along with some sweet and savory refreshments and a welcome sign (the how-to for the DIY vintage chalk board sign will soon be available on Fanciful Impressions).

The personal touch of the welcome package can be as simple as a welcome card or as bountiful as a welcome basket. If your wedding plans are DIY inspired; then what a wonderful way to welcome your guests with something personable and homemade. If your event is more formal, then maybe welcoming your guests with some sparkling wine is more on theme. No matter what, your guests will feel the love and be even more excited for your big day!