It's safe to say that we love Doris Loves! These folks have some of the most fun and unique pieces for you to hire for your wedding, everything from light up letters to a temporary tattoo station. In fact we love them so much they were one of our exhibitors at our very own Unruly Wedding Show, so we thought it was about high time we sat down with them for a chat.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT DORIS LOVES AND WHAT YOU DO?
Doris Loves started in 2012 after the founder Amanda’s own wedding. During her wedding planning Amanda wrote numerous posts on a national wedding blog which led to much exposure and a lot of requests from other brides wishing to hire items from her big day. Doris Loves began. Since then it has grown and grown and I took over a year ago where DL has evolved again.
Doris Loves has a whole host of goodies to hire! A unique and quirky Temporary Tattoo station with a large range of in house designed temporary tattoos, we even have a boxed DIY version to purchase. We have a spectacular range of 4 ft high battery powered Light up Letters and Numbers - over 150! And a few bold neons to carry on with the light theme.
WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT TO OTHER WEDDING HIRE COMPANIES?
All of our light up letters are hand made and made of wood plus they are battery operated. It means that they can go outside too. We are in the process of converting all our lights to rechargeable batteries which will almost double the length that they will last for (50 hours). Venues like them because there are no wires - health and safety! The lights we use are very different, much smaller but there are more of them which makes the letters more defined.
LIGHT UP LETTERS HAVE BEEN SUCH A HUGE TREND IN WEDDINGS, WHAT IS IT ABOUT THEM THAT PEOPLE LIKE?
If there is anytime to have your name in lights it has to be your wedding! They look great in photos, they add another dimension to a room, they can guide your guests to a certain area (like dance floor) and they can also create a great talking point. The variety that you can have - whether its your initials, your surname, LOVE or DANCE means that your imagination is your only limit.
WHAT OTHER EXCITING ITEMS DO YOU HAVE AVAILABLE THAT YOU THINK WILL BE THE NEWEST AND NEXT IN WEDDINGS?
Neons, Neons and more Neons! We got our first set of neon lights early in 2017 and I love them so much I just want them in my living room - Seriously though we have a number of neon lights now - all unique to us. Our temporary tattoos seem to be more popular than ever and we have a number of new tattoos coming too.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING INVOLVED IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?
The people - brides and grooms, suppliers - its such a friendly industry. I think this was what surprised me most. Having worked in a completely different industry for 15 years it was such a pleasant surprise!