I think it's important to think about your venue - will your theme suit? I had originally thought about a very pretty/floral/bunting esq theme, which although will probably go, wouldn't quite look right. I think the most important thing is to find something you're both happy with and stick to it - don't get carried away by what others are doing.
As we're getting married in a barn we decided on a rustic theme which some may say cliche, but it really does suit our style. It's a very common theme therefore there is quite a lot out there inspiration wise which is rather handy.
I don't want to give too much away our full theme (I'll leave it until afterwards and let the photo's do the talking) but one of the things that I really wanted within the wedding was some old rustic apple crates. They really are everywhere at the moment and I just love how versatile they can be *see below pinterest pics*.
I plan on having these throughout the wedding for different uses and my Dad has been very busy building away making his own from some old pallets - surprisingly it's rather easy to knock some up. But, in my search for ideas, I came across a 'Gettingpersonal.co.uk' who sell a whole range of personalised products including apple crates.
They were very kind in sending me a few items and I could not be happier with them. The apple crates* are just perfect and actually rather large - I didn't read the description really so when they arrived I was rather taken aback by how big they were.
Minx wanted to get in on the action too...
I think she might think that this is for her box - she is a cat after all.
You can personalise them with pretty much anything you want really - they don't have to be wedding themed, if you have a budding gardener you wanted to buy for I think these would be perfect!
I also received a personalised cheeseboard* which I cannot wait to use - we're both big lovers of cheese, like, really really love it so it's definitely going be featured in the wedding menu somewhere (possibly a cake of cheese-watch this space) and this is going to fit perfectly!
The bottom of the cheeseboard slides out and have 4 knives inside
I honestly couldn't recommend Gettingpersonal.co.uk enough - the quality of the products is excellent and they arrived so quickly and I think the prices are so reasonable (especially compared with other personalised sites out there). I will definitely be picking up some more bits, not just for the wedding but for some special gifts.