Eco-Friendly & Rustic Wedding Ideas, Trends to help you Create your Unique Wedding Stubby Holders;

In modern Australia there has recently been a shift in the way that we think with a real emphasis on healthy eating and eco-friendly concepts ! This is a great focus when putting together the foundations for planning your event and for creating some really unique wedding ideas.

Most brides will feel that they should lean towards a grand event, arranging a lavish degustation of delights that will not only leave their guests completely full but overwhelmed with rich flavours and fancy presentation. Why not flip this tradition on its head and go down the healthy eating path, that way your guests will remember their experience for different reasons altogether.

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When designing your wedding menu and table settings you should bear in mind that we eat with our eyes as much as our nose and taste buds – research shows that the way you display your meals, including the size and shape of your crockery and glassware can have an enormous effect on the amount that we eat. And while of course you are not looking to starve your guests there are some neat healthy eating tips that will help you to cut your budget too..!

Most modern couples tend to take a casual approach to planning a wedding, having a self-service buffet can be a great option as it can not only save you on catering costs reducing the amount of waiters and servers required but is also a great way of getting your guest up out of their seats so that they don’t feel like they are sitting formally for any length of time. Sometimes this can have a negative effect and mean that there is more waste, people often have eyes being bigger that their bellies and will load up their plates! Research also shows that an oversized plate can lead to your guests grabbing 20% more food and something as simple as reducing your plate size could save you a heap of $$$ and reduce the amount of waste!

The best thing about combining healty eating with your rustic wedding ideas is that you can not only choose an outdoorsy venue with a country style wedding theme but you can really take real advantage of any seasonal produce available in both your menu and your design. Think about the message that you would want to portray to your guests, the modern world relies on us to be environmentally friendly and also economical, so why not add some eco-friendly wedding ideas into your big day and show your guests how to create a wedding without the need for a grand budget and the expected traditional extravagance.

Think ‘outside the bin’ use recycled items such as mason jars and glasses for your wedding decorations, fill them up with sand or coloured liquid and paint your table numbers on the outside. You can bake cookies or make heart shaped bird seed hangers that your guests can take back to feed the birds in their own gardens. Recipe favours are another unique wedding idea, print your favourite recipe with the caption – “from our kitchen to yours” – you could even print these onto your wedding stubby holders along with an individual guest name so that your bonbonierre gift is a recipe, drink cooler and place name all in one – what a great way to save printing name cards and recipe slips as well as the stubby holder!

Here are a couple of colour ideas for your wedding stubby holders that would work with this rustic and natural themed wedding idea!

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Email our team coolaz@coolaz.com.au for design ideas and help creating the prefect wedding coolers for your big day!

Happy Planning!

Wedding Trends From the Catwalk – How to Generate Ideas for your Wedding Stubby Holders!

As the new seasons wedding dresses hit the catwalks the latest trend for you and your bridesmaids is ‘blush’…! Step aside traditional white wedding gown and make way for the softer more feminie hues of pink, peach, cream and champagne – these colours tend to be more flattering for a wider range of skin tones and can be the base for creating a complimentary wedding colour palette from which to build your dream wedding!

Team up your bridal gown with similar shades for your bridesmaid dresses, see in the image below how they have used a range of colours across the girls to compliment the cream colour of the bride’s wedding dress…

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This beautiful blush wedding colour palette also brings warmth and romance, use light materials as drapes and soft wedding decorations to shape the formality of your wedding reception, candles can create a wonderful ambience to make your guests feel welcome and relaxed. This wedding colour would also lend itself to a beach wedding or rustic garden wedding, bringing together outdoor elements with this natural blend of colour.

An outdoor celebration also means that you can be creative with your set up and the type of food and drink you serve, follow your colour scheme and fill large pitchers with soft fruit cocktails, for example…

Cointreau Blush – Made from Cointreau, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice and club soda or Florida Bride – Made from white rum, grenadine & soda.

Both delicious fresh cocktails that would make a great welcome drink for your guests on arrival and would introduce the colour theme too!

When thinking about your wedding stubby holders as bonbonierre gift ideas you can certainly incorporate your wedding colour theme, the design can be formal and sophisticated or modern and humerous or of course a mixture of both. Once you have decided on the sayings for your wedding stubby holders and the base colour you can start to put together your design ideas. You can also include an individual guest name on each cooler so that your wedding stubby holders can become a place name marker and a personalised thank you gift all in one! Here are a few design ideas that we have put together to help get you started with your ‘blush wedding planning’ …

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Contact us on 03 5976 8600 for more details and ideas! Happy Planning!

Wedding Colour Schemes and Ideas for your Halloween Wedding Stubby Holders!

A wedding inspired by halloween is something very different indeed and will certainly bring some fantastic and unique wedding ideas to both entertain and spook your guests!

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Perhaps you will decide on a subtle hint of halloween to celebrate your wedding day on 31st October – the use of wedding colour schemes including orange and black widely associated with halloween along with a ‘witch’ inspired purple would look great for such an occasion. You can plan your vintage wedding ideas around this colour scheme, you can see some great images in the collage above, the use of pumpkin lanterns and wooden barn furniture can make a great setting for your wedding theme and add a rustic feel to an outdoor wedding.

Sweet treats make an ideal choice for your wedding favours and desserts, you can decorate these pumpkin-style or go all out and introduce slime or insects as part of a trick to go with your treat! Love the idea of ‘pick your poison’ as a caption to go on your personalised wedding stubby holders as bonbonniere ideas! Because fo the versatility of Coolaz coolers each guest could literally pick their poison to be kept cool in their drink cooler!

Here are a couple of halloween inspired wedding stubby holder ideas for you to give as wedding favours to all of your guests:

Eat, Drink and be Spooked!

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Love is sweet, please take a treat!

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Pick Your Poison!

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Happy Planning!

Wedding Planning – Creative Ways To Ask Your Bridesmaids – Top 10 Sayings for Wedding Stubby Holders!

So you are on the exciting path to planning your wedding day, you have a sparkling diamond on your finger and the man of your dreams by your side. Now for something that is equally as important … choosing your bridesmaids. For some it is an easy choice, a sister or cousin that you are close to or have grown up with and promised the honour to from an early age, for others it will be a group of friends that you can count on, your besties that will be by your side no matter what! Whoever you choose to walk down the aisle before you, to carry your wedding bouquet, bustle your bridal gown and check your teeth, there are so many ways that you can ask them.

Here are a few of the latest trends for ‘proposing to your bridesmaids’… what a lovely way to introduce them to the most important event planning adventure that you will ever face together!

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The trend seems to be the quirkier the better… You could DIY a cute gift box or scrapbook full of memories that you have shared together, photographs and personal items that will remind you of all the good times. A gift of wine or bubbly would be appreciated by any girl and personalised wine bottle labels are another popular idea, you could get miniature ones made up for a smaller bottle to be placed inside your gift box, perhaps with a champagne flute and a few other goodies as a thank you.

Personalised dress hangers are a great idea too, I saw some ideas on etsy.com where the wooden hangers had the names printed or wood-burnt onto the top, there are also some funky ideas where the hangers have the wire part curled into the word bridesmaid or an individual name, you could give each of the girls a little gift card that says, “we’ve got the hanger now to find the dress” or something similar. You could even arrange a personalised bridesmaid stubby holder and wrap this around the central part of the hanger for a double gift idea!

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Some other unique ideas include a fun egg that you crack open to reveal a message, or you could make your own fortune cookies and hand them out at dinner, you can really personalise the message for each flower girl, bridesmaid and maid of honour!

Maybe you will take your girls out or have them over for a casual barbeque with a few cold beverages to celebrate, why not arrange for personalised bridesmaid stubby holders, something that your bridesmaids can keep! Here are a few suggestions of some fun sayings that you can include on the coolers for a bit of fun:

Top 10 Sayings For Your Bridesmaid Stubby Holders…

  1. I need someone to wear an ugly dress so I look prettier in mine!
  2. Did anyone ever tell you how hot you would look in peach satin ruffles!
  3. I can’t say I do without you – be my bridesmaid?
  4. Eat, Drink and Help me plan my wedding!?
  5. Keep Calm and Be My Bridesmaid
  6. I got my man… but I still need my girls
  7. Be my – chiffon wearing, tiara adjusting, teeth checking, flower holding, dress bustling bitch – for just one day!
  8. I moustache (picture of moustache) you a question… will you be my bridesmaid?
  9. I promise there will be no ugly colours, puffy sleeves or bows on the butt – will you be my bridesmaid?
  10. It’s my turn to pop the question… will you be my bridesmaid.

Check out these designs put together using a couple of ideas from our hens night stubby holder templates …

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Happy Planning!

Wedding Colour Trends and Ideas for your Wedding Stubby Holders: Mustard, Mocha & White

Planning your wedding in spring or summer? Then this bright colour combination will give your wedding a splash of warmth to match the weather.

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A golden mustard yellow for your bridesmaid dresses, teamed with natural whites and mocha will make a glowing combination that can be appreciated by your wedding guests throughout the day.

Adding a personal touch to your tables such as a little jar of honey as a wedding favour for each of your guests, or choosing posies and wedding bouquets featuring daisies and cream roses along with a modern twist of wedding bunting will all bring together a real feeling of ‘summer fair’ to your summer wedding.

Be sure to include the colour combinations across all of your decorations, the cute wedding bird cake toppers in the image above will make a great addition to any wedding cake!

When considering wedding stubby holders as a gift for your guests remember that we can print almost any colour combination to the outer of your coolers and our design team would be happy to create a unique design or match to your wedding colours and wedding invitations or stationery.

Here are just a couple of simple ideas for some inspiration.

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Happy Planning!