Written by Katie Byrne, published 20th march
(Painting optional, naturally)
#1 Recruit the services of super-talented family and friends to add their talents to your celebration
That musically-inclined sibling could sing whilst you sign the wedding register, your Great British Bake-Off-obsessed cousin could create your wedding cake, whilst your online-savvy best friend could get the ball rolling with a wedsite or hashtag for your celebration.
#2 Table talk
On the back of every place setting, write a personal memory that you or your groom has of that friend or family member. Nostalgic and thoughtful, as well as an ice-breaker for your guests - what's not to adore?
#3 Have a photo wall
Decorae an area of your wedding reception with pictures of you and your groom growing up. It will make a great talking point - who doesn't love a baby photo?
#4 Create your own playlist
It sounds basic but it really can make a difference to your dancefloor. Ask your guests to each provide a song they'd love included when they return their RSVPs - an easy-peasy way to guarantee a packed dancefloor all night long.