Make your wedding day stand out for all the right reasons
Create a wedding that is personal and unique, with creative quirky touches that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.
Weddings are hugely personal affairs, so the last thing you want is a wedding reception that blends into the crowd with nothing to make it stand out. But by adding some creative and quirky touches to wedding venues in Essex, you can create a day that is completely unique and personal to you.
Guest book with a difference
A guest book offers a great opportunity for guests to wish the bride and groom luck on their married journey together, but don’t just opt for a standard book. By thinking outside the box, you can take the idea of a guest book and incorporate it into the wedding décor. Hire a decorative tree and ask guests to write down their wishes for you and hang them from the branches, or provide polaroid cameras so that guests can take a snap, write their message and hang them from a vintage frame. There are loads of fun options out there so don’t be afraid to get creative.
When it comes to decorating a wedding venue, the ceiling often gets neglected. However, hanging some quirky and colourful decorations from the ceiling can really make all the difference to the appearance of your reception room – particularly if the room is fairly plain and minimally decorated. Paper lanterns and pom poms look great, but for something a little different opt for paper parasols, ribbon streamers, or even some hanging origami.
Adding an array of vintage props to your wedding venue can help to bring a really quirky feel to the day, and they work really well for weddings with a rustic or vintage-glam theme. Using a vintage bike to display flowers or signage looks really effective, and the addition of other props such as old books, vintage suitcases, antique mirrors, and wooden storage crates will help you to create a look that’s unique and full of charm.
Fun and games
Weddings are all about celebrating and have a good time, so if your wedding venue has a nice outside area why not up the fun factor with some garden games? Big kids and little kids alike will have a great time competing at games such as giant Jenga, croquet and connect 4, and if you have the space a bouncy castle is sure to go down a treat. You could even set up some custom-made pinatas which will allow your guests to indulge their sweet tooth.
All that fun can get exhausting, so create your very own chill-out area and provide guests with an indulgent space where they can relax and recharge before heading back out to the dancefloor. Provide large cushions, comfortable seats and cosy blankets, and create a relaxed, inviting atmosphere with twinkling fairy lights or provide a romantic candlelight setting for you and your guests to unwind.
If you really love flowers, forget the centrepieces and bouquets, and go all out with your very own flower wall. These eye-catching decorative features have been growing in popularity for some time now and they are set to be a key wedding trend over the next couple of years. A flower wall is a perfect way to add a touch of whimsical romance to your big day, and it will look simply stunning in your wedding photos. A wall of fresh flowers can be expensive, but if cost is an issue you can get the same effect with more reasonably priced artificial flowers made from silk or paper.
As we’ve already mentioned, your wedding day is completely personal to you, so why not build on that with the addition of some special personal props? A table displaying photographs of various family members on their wedding days is a really sweet touch. Alternatively, add a bit of fun and give your guests a chuckle by displaying childhood photos of you and your beloved.
When it comes to planning a unique and quirky wedding, there are no rules, so let your imagination run wild. With quirky touches that match your wedding theme and the personalities of you and your spouse, you can enjoy a beautiful wedding day that stands out for all the right reasons.