I’m such a sucker for personalised items and I love when weddings have a little bit  of personalisation and attention to detail. While planning our wedding, we had loads and loads of ideas we wanted to execute. The wedding actually made us create a Pinterest account and we had a secret board with wedding details. Needless to say we couldn’t keep up! There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there. That, plus sticking to the budget meant we had to give up on a lot of things. But to be fair, a lot were probably unnecessary. For example I wanted a personalised wedding hanger to hang my dress. When I searched for these online and the price range was £20 – £25, I didn’t think twice before striking it off the list.

But, we still pulled in a few, and I’m glad we did.

Bride:

There’s lots of ideas for the bride and bridal robes and slippers are definitely top of the list. Most brides also often go for this. Asides the slippers for the Bride, I found a couple for my sisters who were both my maid-of-honour.

Also got the a bridal robe. Not sure why I opted to have the “Future” inscribed on it. It’s kinda of redundant now because of that. Also, not sure if it’s just me, but I didn’t get to use the Satin robe much. On the other hand, the cotton robes my girlfriends got me which I used at the traditional wedding ceremony gets way too much wear! It’s so comfy.

Oh. One more thing. Not much of a personal touch, but I also got those “I do” shoe stickers! Think they cost about £1!

Groom:

They’re often kinda neglected (and even I sort of neglected them in this post). It’s his wedding too you know. So while it appears there’s not much that can be done – because after all they just wear a suit and show up, some little things can go a long way. And act as keep sakes. For us, the husband chose to have out intials on his shirt and also a personalised cuff links. One thing I’ve learnt is that some of these things can be super cheap! You only have to ask. We got the cuff links off eBay for about £5. Did the job! I saw a cute idea once where the bride sent the groom a personalised socks with the inscription “in case you get cold feet”. I think it’s cute, but on a deeper level, what happens if someone really gets cold feet on their wedding? Oops.

Ceremony:

For the ceremony, not sure there’s much to personalise especially if it’s a traditional one. We initially wanted to write out own vows, but didn’t get around to it, and I’m not sure the Catholic Church even let’s you do that. I’ve also thought personalised wedding bands could be cute – so having a name or initials inscribed in it. I wasn’t too keen, so that didn’t happen.  However someone managed this rather cute surprise at church!

Reception & After Party

This is where you can definitely go all out! And people do. From personalised cutlery and champagne glasses for the bride and groom, to personalised confetti. No kidding. We had intended to have a personalised guest book for guests to sign and leave their well wishes, as well as a slide show saying our story over the 5.5 years we had been together. But we didn’t manage to pull that off. For what it’s worth, we had our initials on the cake.

Oh, and in my quest for some other cute items, I found some cute pins, that had inscribed on them “I’m his Mrs” and “I’m her Mr”. So I bought them. And it was such a shock when they arrived! I had forgotten to check the measurement. It was so tiny, it could barely be seen!

That’s about it from us! In the first post wedding post on Creating Beautiful Wedding Memories, you guys said you wanted more wedding posts. So here you go and there’s a few more coming! Actually there’s a personalised item I skipped. But that will have to wait till the next post when I talk about something different!

As a general guide in choosing to personalise your wedding, here are a few tips:

Make a list:

Ultimately, some things will give and you may not tick everything off your list. But it’s great to have starting point and know exactly what you want and where you can find them.

Start early + Bargain Hunt:

Totally start early if you’re really keen. If not, chances are that closer to the time, you will agree that having a piece of cutlery with your name inscribed on it is not such a big deal  Starting early also helps you find great deals. As you can see from the cuff links (which I absolutely loved), it really doesn’t have to cost an arm!

Think beyond the wedding:

Obviously having personalised confetti is great – but won’t be useful after the wedding. So when spending quite a bit of money,  it’s great to get items that can be used after the day. So dressing robes and champagne glasses, are more likely to be a yes than an expensive hanger with “Mrs A to be” inscribed on it.

What do you think of such personalisation, as a way of adding a bit of your personality to weddings (and  for the photos and general aesthetic). If you’ve had or planned a wedding before, what sorts of personalisation did you use? Wedding in the future, share your ideas with us!

Love,

Kachee… Xx

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  1. Elena Isabelle ❥

    October 14, 2016 at 06:34

    oh my, i’m just so obsessed with wedding and getting married one day is one of my biggest dreams. the little details in yours look amazing.❥loovelle.blogspot.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 14, 2016 at 17:54

      Thanks a lot Elena! Your dream will happen! Xx

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  2. DamiLoves

    October 14, 2016 at 11:16

    I love personalised items, they add an intimate touch to weddings. My friend is getting married in a few weeks, I’ll tell her to check this out. I love those cufflinks, I’m gonna add that to my Pinterest wedding board 😃.Lose weight or get lost

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 14, 2016 at 17:54

      I know! I personalise everything if I can. Xx

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  3. Olaa Bobade

    October 14, 2016 at 15:24

    Your wedding pictures are so beautiful 😍😍😍. I love the personalised slippers and robes. The shoe sticker is really cute too. I’m the biggest fan of the wedding posts. Can’t wait to see the ones coming! Laitanbee Blog

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 14, 2016 at 17:53

      Thanks Laitan!! You know I’ll write some more.

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  4. Adeola Adeyemo

    October 14, 2016 at 18:59

    Oh, these pictures are lovely. And I love the fact that you did a separate post on these personalized items. It goes a long way to make your big day special. http://www.writeitloud.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 16, 2016 at 02:24

      Thank you so much!!

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  5. Sogie

    October 14, 2016 at 19:20

    I’ve never really thought of personalised items, never really been a fan of them really probably because of how people go all out these days and have turned weddings to one very big event but all this is really cute. Yes i feel you on the future on the robe and the pins are so cute. Itsdivadiaries.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 16, 2016 at 15:40

      I know right! People just keep raising the bar. Some of these things are affordable and we must always work with the budget! Thanks Sogie.

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  6. Tamuno Tonye

    October 14, 2016 at 23:09

    I love personalized items, I don’t think I’m going to wait till my wedding to get a robe with my name on it, that’s how much I love personalized items. I’m sending the link to this post to my cousin who is getting married soon.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 16, 2016 at 02:24

      Hahahah. You don’t have to wait. Get it already! Thank you love.

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  7. Bubu Green

    October 15, 2016 at 01:32

    I love personalized items, unfortunately I couldn’t do much with that concept. I planned my wedding alone cos ‘Le boo’ was still away at work so that concept was far out of my reach besides I was already showing some bridezilla traits and I didn’t wana go full blown. We personalized Akwete wrappers ashoebi with our initials for family members. So that’s something. Gorgeous pictures you have.www.bubusboulevard.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 16, 2016 at 15:39

      Hahahahaha @ bridezilla trait. You look too calm to be anything close to a bridezilla. Personalised wrappers with initials sound nice!! It’s definitely something. Thank you so much Bubs!

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  8. Abby

    October 15, 2016 at 17:25

    Lovely post! I am a big fan of personalized items, my go to Nigerian store to get cute stuff like this is greetingsworld.com.ng They offer personalized cards, mugs etc.So I always get gifts stuff from there.Looking forward to more wedding posts!Xx

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 16, 2016 at 02:23

      Thanks Abby! Oh nice! I’ll keep that in mind because I’m always on the hunt.

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  9. Yummy Mum Life

    October 16, 2016 at 01:47

    Aww!!Very beautiful.I love when things are personalized.Your feet are cute btw!www.CheecheeLIVE.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 16, 2016 at 02:23

      What you doing awake!? Lol! Thanks Chee. Best compliment ever – because I’m so conscious of them!

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    • Muna

      October 22, 2016 at 22:27

      I knw right, her feet are nice! It’s Munastiic

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      • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

        October 22, 2016 at 22:34

        You’re so sweet! 😘😘

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  10. Oluwatoceen!

    October 17, 2016 at 22:33

    I love the cufflinks idea, so nice. I can relate with the satin robe, plenty heat mehn. I would love the slippers idea on my big day but you never can tell… something cooler might come up. My bridesmaids would definitely get personalized gifts. Love the postthatinternist.wordpress.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 19, 2016 at 09:57

      Hahaha @ something cooler might come up. So true. Thanks a lot darling!

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  11. Muna

    October 22, 2016 at 22:26

    love the idea of personalised wedding bands, totally getting that one! And the cufflinks not a bad idea. Hopefully the i do stickers don’t go higher than £1 when i’m planning my own hehe.It’s Munastiic

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 26, 2016 at 07:13

      Hahahaha. I’m sure those stickers will remain pretty cheap!

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  12. Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde

    October 26, 2016 at 04:16

    You guys had so many cutesy stuff haha can we actually get a video to watch… 😕😕😊toyinwithfashion.com

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  13. Kuch

    October 26, 2016 at 12:48

    Totally gorgeous. I am not much of a party person so I didn’t go the whole hog. I think le hubs got customised cufflinks though.

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  14. Omowumi Oguntuase

    December 8, 2016 at 10:33

    I am already scared of wanting so much for my wedding because I am an over the top kinda girl. I like personalized stuff because I like to see my name on stuff LOL. I’m sure my mother would remind me of sticking with budget sha. Love that banner the boy was holding!wumituase.wordpress.com

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