The days of mini sausage rolls and quiche buffets is long gone. Modern couples look for a more innovative and interesting approach to the wedding breakfast. Its not all contemporary though. Brides and grooms still want to cater for all tastes and age groups, so wedding catering is a balance of what will be traditionally popular, on-trend and fun!
When it comes to your big day, there are certain elements that guests will come out remembering; the dress and the food are a given, but what about the entertainment? There’s nothing more disappointing than a dull reception and with most weddings lasting the entirety of the day and night, it’s important to keep guests entertained.
Weddings are usually a muddle of many different groups of friends and family, so it’s important to offer something that suits all tastes. To help make things easier for you, we’ve put together a rundown of some of our favourite ways to spice up your entertainment offering on your big day.
A bride's parents will still pay the most for their daughter’s wedding, forking out up to 113% more than the parents of the groom, according to new research by short term loan provider Wonga.
The poll of 1,000 adults that included parents of the bride, parents of the groom, best men, maids of honour, bridesmaids, ushers and wedding guests, looked at who pays the most money to be part of the big day.
The tradition of the bride’s parents paying for the entirety of the wedding may be a thing of the past, but the research did reveal significant differences in costs still exist between the in-laws.
If you’re getting married this Saturday and you know at least half of your wedding party will be edging away from the dance floor and into a corner to watch the England game, don’t despair – embrace it!
That’s the advice from Michelle Jacobs, wedding planner from https://www.ritzy-events.co.uk
“Having been planning weddings for more than five years I’ve come across sporting events like this on more than one occasion, and whilst at the time it seems like a bride’s worst nightmare, you can actually turn it to your advantage and have fun with it,” comments Michelle.
Michelle’s top tips:
With us now in the peak of wedding season, Autumn might seem and long way away, but it will soon creep up on us. That’s why we have asked our guest blogger Natalie Lovett to give us her trend predictions for an Autumn wedding, so you don’t get caught out.
Autumn is one of the most beautiful times to get married – so many lovely colours, and there’s still some warmth in the air too!
Here’s my predictions for what’s in store for the Autumnal wedding:
Tones and Textures
A lovely rich set of colours looks fabulous against an autumnal backdrop – I predict that many may even add jewel-like tones to their colour palette. Think rich plums and burgundy against complementary lush greens and pastels to add a softness.
With summer wedding season heating up, many couples set to tie the knot are thinking about that all-important question – where to spend their first romantic trip as newlyweds. And with honeymoons being the second biggest pay-out 0f the wedding, costing an average of £3,630 (Hitched.co.uk), it’s no surprise that couples are turning to their nearest and dearest to ask for a contribution to help towards their dream getaway.
Gone are the days where the newlyweds never get to taste the food that they spent the last six months planning! As the food offering works it way up the list of a wedding’s most important elements, we explore the rise of the foodie wedding and how you can add your own tasty twists to your big day.
It’s safe to say that the foodie revolution has truly engrained itself in every aspect of modern life and weddings are no exception. With wedding cakes made with layers of brie and camembert and brides parading down the aisle with edible bouquets, now is the time to welcome in a new age where the cuisine takes centrestage.
The UK Wedding Event are responsible for some of the biggest wedding fayres in Yorkshire.
Their flagship show at York Racecourse features over 100 exhibitors and is staged twice yearly in March and October along with the big West Yorkshire event they organise at Leeds United’s Elland Road every November.
In addition to these large scale shows, The UK Wedding Event also work closely with a number of leading hotels and venues in the region to organise more intimate wedding fayres.
If you are interested in exhibiting in any of our events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org further information.
Whilst all eyes were on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex the weekend before last, their royal wedding guests were also in the spotlight, with Brits up and down the country discussing whether their outfit etiquette matched the strict dress code – from Amal Clooney’s stunning yellow Stella McCartney dress, to David Beckham’s sharp suit by Dior.
Toasts are an integral part of almost every wedding and, depending on how they are delivered, are often remembered long into the future by the happy couple. With many speeches likely to be delivered at a wedding, Emma Cullen, Creative Content Producer at the online, interactive presentation platform, Mentimeter, provides expert tips on you can make your toast unique.
With the average cost of a wedding stacking up to £27,000 this year, there has never been a better time to make use of second-hand shopping on everything from the decorations to the dress. When we’re trying to save money on the big day, many of us will forego optional extras, skimp on the decorations and ditch the designer dress but sticking to a wedding budget doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream wedding.
So before you decide against chair covers or downgrade the table decorations, try shopping around an online marketplace to see whether the wedding you envisioned is available at a second-hand price.
UK based celebrant of 8 years Jennifer Constant has launched the first online resource solely dedicated to the promotion of celebrants in the UK. The Celebrant Directory is a new website listing celebrants across the globe, with locations including Australia, America, the UAE and the UK.
Dedicated to helping couples and families find the right celebrant for their unique and personalised ceremony or special occasion, the site helps customers find the right celebrant for their celebration as well as offering tips and advice on planning a celebrant based event.
Have you ever considered getting married at sea, and having a cruise wedding? We have spoken with Adam Coulter, UK Managing Editor, Cruise Critic, to get the the ins and outs of having a cruise wedding.
Getting married at sea has never been as popular, with some cruise lines offering packages that start at just £1,010 in comparison with the average £30,000 cost of a UK wedding. Many cruises also offer a variety of services to help you plan a shipboard or shoreside ceremony, followed by a romantic cruise honeymoon. This enables couples to get married onboard or in a beautiful location without the immense hassle or expense of wedding planning. The fact that the captain can tie the knot in the absence of a priest, also makes a cruise particularly romantic.
Sometimes money can be tight, but you still want the perfect wedding, booking the venue, photographer and everything else that goes into a wedding can be very expensive. That's why we have spoke to Gemma Spinks from Spinkdot to get her top tips on planning your wedding on a budget. You will see that you don't need to spend a fortune to have your perfect wedding.
If you are planning a wedding you will know that it is a daunting, stressful and exciting time. So when you have all the planning and a strict budget to manage, it can be even harder.