Afternoon, brideys! You know how I’m always on the lookout for details that add a uniquely South African twist to your big day, so while today’s roundup isn’t a trend as such, it’s definitely a fun local-is-lekker addition to your decor and one that I’m seeing quite a few South African brides incorporate beautifully. Enamel tin mugs are a relatively inexpensive piece of tableware we’re all familiar with, but did you know you can pretty them up to make a fab wedding detail? Whether it’s as an escort card or favour (with or without the addition of a candle or a little plant inside), an addition to your table decor (at each place setting or as a centrepiece, especially if you include the enamelware kettles and pots in your scheme), or just a sweet way of serving drinks during cocktail hour or a late night coffee or hot chocolate bar, they’re sure to make your guests smile. My favourite place to buy the mugs for your wedding is The Perfect Day, who can custom engrave them with your design and sell at a bulk price for 48 mugs, making them perfect for favours. Here are some of my favourite ideas for using them.
Image credits (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Du Wayne on SouthBound Bride; 2- Memory Box.on SouthBound Bride; 3-5- Sybrand Cillié on SouthBound Bride ; 6- Annemari Ruthven on SouthBound Bride; 7- Kate Martens on SouthBound Bride; 8- Jani B via The Pretty Blog; 9- Wrensch Lombard on The Pretty Blog; 10- Christine Meintjes via The Pretty Blog; 11- Wrensch Lombard on The Pretty Blog; 12- dna photographers via The Pretty Blog; 13- Knot Just Pics; 14- The Perfect Day; 15- Poppytalk; 16- Geraldine Maritz; 17- Dreampix on SouthBound Bride; 18- Joe Photography via The Pretty Blog; 19- Yellow Bliss Road