1. Stay sharp and polished
How everyone's doing it: Decking the bar with tiny blackboards framing handwritten messages in chalk. It's cute, yet frighteningly reminiscent of pre-school days when OshKosh B'Gosh was the trend du jour.
Take a different approach: For a decidedly grown-up take on labelling your craft beer vats, gather these Rosanna decanter tags that meld porcelain with gold accents. After all, God is in the details.
2. Keep things #lit
How everyone's doing it: Candles. Lots and lots of them in different sizes. Oh so romantic, but also the quickest way to see your evening go up in flames if someone makes just one false trip. It's a celebration, not a candlelight vigil.
Take a different approach: Embrace fairy lights. Unlike the Christmas tree staple, these lights from Midnight Sparks boast sleek copper wiring and micro-sized LED bulbs which give off a warm glow. Stretching five metres, they are long enough to drape across a table. Pushing for more drama? Simply stuff them into a bell jar to get a glowing table centrepiece.
3. Pick wedding favours your guests will actually use
How everyone's doing it: Soggy cookies, melted chocolate, mugs with "Just Married" splashed across the front. Let's face it. These wedding favours go straight into the thrash. Marie Kondo would agree.
Take a different approach: These porcelain Rosanna Loved Lidded boxes are precious repositories for trinkets and jewellery. Given the generic — but no less symbolic — message on the box, those inclined to recycling gifts (you know who you are) can do so easily as well. Save the planet from rejected wedding favours, one thoughtful gift at a time.
4. Deck the walls
How everyone's doing it: Photo booths decked with cheesy picket signs. Let's give them all a much-needed rest.
Take a different approach: Simply dedicate a feature wall dressed with these colourful tassel garlands from My Little Day and let your guests lead with their imagination.
5. Let them eat cake
How everyone's doing it: Tiered wedding cakes with floral appliqués. Not forgetting the miniature bride and groom cake toppers.
Take a different approach: Customise your own fondant cake with the pastry wizards from Little House of Dreams. Use your cake as a canvas for mod designs mapped out in watercolour or airbrush effects. If you ask us, an ombré cake makes for a truly elegant showstopper.
For more party and decor inspiration, visit Dreams & Confetti. #01-04, 13 Dempsey Hill. Tel: 6255 5676.