Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials; you have an exciting time ahead, and you’ll get to tailor your wedding so that it reflects the personality of you and future spouse. If you’ve already been reading wedding blogs and magazines; you’ll understand how much detail can go into your big day and you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. It can be a challenge to make your wedding day unique and put a twist on the traditional proceedings; however, with a little thought and effort, you can create your dream ceremony and reception and ensure everyone remembers it as being a special day. The following are some areas for future brides to consider if you need a helping hand to put a twist on tradition and want to get married your way.
If a stately home or a church setting isn’t your thing; don’t worry. There are plenty of alternative venues across the UK (and the rest of the world) that will better reflect your style and character. Perhaps you’re all about the festival scene; you could recreate a music fest venue with plenty of relaxed chillout areas, live music, and throw in the odd yurt or tent. You could one step further with a funfair-style wedding; hire a space where you and your wedding guests can enjoy a helter-skelter, win a teddy, and feast on candy floss together. For some more unusual wedding venue ideas, take a look here: www.hitched.co.uk/wedding/alternative-wedding-venue and write down any contact details; remember to book your venue and any items quickly, as you don’t want to end up with an empty space!
The food and drink that you serve at your wedding can say as much about you as a couple as your venue; so it’s worth making an effort to discover what your options are. Many brides and groom are veering away from a traditional wedding and choosing a wedding cheese cake or tiers of cupcakes; pick something that you want to eat, and if vanilla sponge doesn’t get you excited, then why not swap it for several layers of fromage. Instead of a traditional toast with champagne or prosecco (although, if these are to your taste then go for it); why not toast with a signature cocktail you’ve devised as a couple containing your favourite gin. Or, perhaps you’re both partial to a glass of artisan ale and would prefer to toast your vows with a pint (or two). Research into local suppliers and make sure you sample anything you’re paying for; you want to ensure that anything edible fills you up and excites your tastebuds.
Who says that your wedding dress has to be long and white? If you’re uncomfortable in a traditional gown; try on a colour and style that you love and will want to wear again and again. The same goes for the groom: if he (or both of you) would prefer to wear trainers and dance the night away in comfort, then do it! This is your chance to create the stress-free wedding you’ve always dreamed of, so stop worrying about what everyone else is doing, or has done, and make every detail a reflection of you and your betrothed.