Featured Guest Post
I loved going to my friend Hannie’s non-traditional ‘druid wedding’ earlier this year — certainly one to tell the grandchildren about! If you’re a mama who’s yet to tie the knot but anticipating her big day, or you know someone who’s preparing for a wedding, read on.
Are You an Adventurous Bride? (Guest Post)
Are you a fan of tradition or someone who wants to express their unique personality all over the wedding ceremony and party? Your version of unique could be the most “fairy tale”, over the top feminine wedding possible, or involve getting married in non-traditional ceremony in an non-traditional venue–like an outlandish garden party in your backyard or even somewhere like a farm. Read on, and see if any of these ideas appeal to you. If they do, you might just be that adventurous bride whose friends love her for always daring to be different and providing a fun and memorable wedding experience for all invited.
The outlandish after party
The venue is extremely important to a successful reception party. You’ll probably be inviting more people than were invited to the ceremony itself, so you might be partying alongside colleagues from work and other people you want to impress by getting them to really let their hair down. You will have to pull out all the stops and select a really exciting venue. Our pick would be Kempton Park racecourse just outside London. It is a popular venue and is excellent at catering to wedding parties. It is both affordable and unique as a choice for brides and grooms.
Oh, the dress. If you want to be the best dressed at your own wedding, the best way to ensure this is to get a custom gown. You don’t have to go for the traditional coloured fabrics or cut. Another unique idea is to buy a vintage dress and have it cut into a brand-new dress altogether. This way you can make the most of classic and quality fabric and the contemporary design will stun everyone.
The most cost-effective way to feed people at your wedding is to go for a package that serves up a few courses and desserts at the most reasonable price. However, if you want to be different you could add a fun detail such as serving a wedding jelly in your initials alongside your more traditional wedding cake. You could also serve fruit pies named after the bride and groom, and have different cocktails created in your honour. Another good idea is to serve a piece of food as a takeaway wedding favour. You can give away chocolate lollipop with the bride and groom’s initials. This is sure to keep guests of all ages very happy.
Having a unique wedding celebration doesn’t have to mean having an expensive wedding celebration. Instead of one-of-a-kind showroom pieces, go to the quirky and handmade. Instead of going with designer brands, get your willing friends and family to pitch in with the making and the cooking. Remember that the wedding day doesn’t just have to be boring and ceremonial and cookie cutter -– it should be a perfect representation of your style and your personality. The more your friends see of you in your wedding celebrations, the more they will enjoy attending your big day.