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30 of the Best Ideas to Steal from Real Weddings

Every week couples share their story right here on the blog and these real wedding stories are without a doubt one of our most popular features! They’re an amazing source of inspiration for couples from where to shop for dresses to favour ideas and suppliers to book to decorinspo. So today we’ve rounded up some genius ideas we’ve come across that you might like to borrow for your own Big Day! Take a peek at some fab ideas below…

1. A Gorgeous Hanger for Your Gúna

Photo from Carol & Eric’s real wedding by DKPHOTO

2. Robes For You & The Girls

Photo from Denise & David’s real wedding by Denlo Photography

You Can Pick Up Bridal Robes Over on Dainty RobesSimply Personalised EmbroideryThe Lovely Little Label, Robes4You and WowWee.ie

Or Get Ready for Your New Title with a Cute Wifey One

Photo from Valerie & John’s real wedding by Give Us A Goo Photography

3. Some Comfy Slippers are Perfect for Wedding Prep

Photo from Faye & Liam’s real wedding by Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings

Pick Up Personalised Slippers over On Simply Personalised Embroidery

4. Keep a Lost Loved One Close

Photo from Luzia & Donal’s real wedding by Zi Fernandes Photography

5. Surprise Your Partner with a Hilarious Gift

Photo from Lisa & Andrew’s real wedding by Couple Photography

6. And Your Bridesmaids with Survival Kits!

Photo by from Leetha & Cillian’s real wedding by Rose Gowan Photography

7. Don Some Fun Socks – They Make a Great Pic!

Photo from Anne & Julian’s wedding by Denlo Photography

8. List All the Reasons You Love Your Partner

Photo from Samantha & Samuel’s real wedding by Algarve Weddings by Rebecca

9. Get the Party Atmosphere Going with Some Team Bride Balloons

Photo from Gary & Fiona’s real wedding by Tara Donoghue Photography

10. A Cute Bridal Clutch is Perfect for All Your Essentials

Photo from Karen & Danny’s real wedding by Algarve Weddings by Rebecca

11. Have a Timeline for the Celebrations

Photo from Christine & Brett’s real wedding by DKPHOTO

12. Make the Page Boy Feel Super Important with a Ring Security Badge or Case

Photo from Sarah & Tony’s real wedding by Liam Kidney Photography

13. Have Some Fun with Your Flower Girl or Page Boy Sign

Photo from Ross & Antonia’s real wedding by Finn Mooney Photography

14. Use Some Sweet Pics as Pew Ends

Photo from Jessica & Lee’s real wedding by M&M Photography

15. A Sand Ceremony is a Beautiful Option for Families

Photo from Jennie & Kevin’s real wedding by Paul Duane Photography

16. Have Some Snacks Handy for the Post-Ceremony Drive

Photo from Anne & Julian’s wedding by Denlo Photography

17. Say Thanks to Guests with a Heartfelt Sign

Photo from Katharina & Michael’s real wedding

18. Games Are a Brilliant Addition to the Drinks Reception

Photo from Nikola & Gary’s real wedding by Zi Fernandes Photography

You can hire fun games like Connect 4, Buzzwire Challenge and Giant Jenga from Giant Party Solutions

19. Include Your Precious Pooch in the Festivities

Photo from Carol & Eric’s real wedding by DKPHOTO

20. Give a Nod to Your Parents with a Pic from their Big Day

Photo from Carol & Eric’s real wedding by DKPHOTO

21. Share Your Love Story with Guests

Photo from Blathnat & Alan’s real wedding by Ebony & Pearl Photography

22. Give Back on Your Big Day with Charity Favours

Photo from Anne & Julian’s wedding by Denlo Photography

Find Out More About Charity Favours from Make-A-Wish Ireland

23. Mint-to-be Mints Make a Sweet & Practical Favour

Photo from Samantha & Samuel’s real wedding by Algarve Weddings by Rebecca

24. Keep the Kids Busy with Some Goodie Bags

Photo from Karen & Danny’s real wedding by Algarve Weddings by Rebecca

25. Toast a Lost Loved One

Photo from Nikola & Gary’s real wedding by Zi Fernandes Photography

26. Make Your Cake Extra Special with a Personalised Cake Topper 

Photo from Anne & Julian’s wedding by Denlo Photography

Belle ToppersCake Toppers Ireland and Your Perfect Finish – Cake Toppers all specialise in personalised cake toppers!

27. Change in to Some Dancing Shoes

Photo from Adrienne & Pauric’s real wedding by Hello Twiggs

… And Have a Handy A Flip Flop Basket for the Ladies

Photo from Faye & Liam’s real wedding by Sonho a Dois Algarve Weddings

28. Crisp Sambos are the Perfect Late Night Snack (or Favour)

Photo from Anne & Julian’s wedding by Denlo Photography

Carolyn’s Sweets and Pretty Little Ideas Can Supply Crisp Sandwich Kits!

29. Break Out the Sparklers for Some Romantic Snaps

Photo from Jane & Ger’s real wedding by M&M Photography

30. End the Night With Some Fireworks

Photo from Siobhan & Mark’s real wedding by IG Studio

Irish company Nationwide Fireworks Can Provide this Service!

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Pamela Mahon

Pamela Mahon

Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.
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