Over 60 years of wedding planning, Milsom Weddings has seen it all; from chic traditional ceremonies to bright and bouncy informal occasions, we have witnessed almost every way of saying ‘I do’ you can imagine.
While many couples choose to keep the more conventional elements at the heart of their big day, it’s becoming increasingly popular to deviate from tradition and inject a little more personality into proceedings.
What better way ensure your big day is memorable than to make it unique? We always urge brides and grooms to create a wedding that they would want to go to, and that reflect their best traits.
If you’re planning your wedding, here are a few ideas for adding a bit of colour to your day.
Think about theme
Choosing an overriding motif can be a great way to involve guests in your day and tie it all together. Introduce your theme with your save the date cards and continue it across your stationery, venue dressing, reception décor and favours. For example, if you’re music lovers, consider dedicating your wedding to a favourite artists or genre, or creating an atmosphere of relaxed glamour with a music festival theme.
Get creative with your food
Once the vows have been made and the photographs have been taken, there’s only one thing your guests will be wondering: ‘What’s for dinner?’ Food is the key to many a guest’s heart, so win yours over with something a little bit different and a little bit fun.
Our wedding venues across Suffolk and Essex lend themselves to every kind of menu imaginable, so choose something you’re comfortable with. Buffets, carnival treats and sweetie carts, cocktail creations, DIY ice cream sundaes and food that means the most to you can all pique your guests’ interest, as well as satisfy their appetites.
Consider the kids
If you’ve chosen to include children in your wedding day, activity stations and colouring are a popular way to keep little hands busy during the wedding breakfast and speeches, while entertainers, garden games and a crèche can inject enough fun to keep even the youngest guests amused. Guests with children will thank you for thinking of them, and enjoy the day knowing their little ones are catered for.
Nothing injects fun into a wedding day quite like a few surprises. First dances are a popular way of surprising guests – how many of your friends and family members will be expecting a fun, choreographed routine?
Photo booths, dressing up boxes, interactive speeches and party games are also popular among couples looking to inject a little fun. We also find that small, personal touches never go amiss; toiletries in the bathrooms and flip flops for tired dancing feet always go down well.
Milsom Weddings is proud to be able to help brides and grooms create their perfect nuptials, offering wedding venues in Essex and Suffolk that will suit no matter what the mood you’re looking to set.
Essex wedding venue Maison Talbooth is ideal for intimate gatherings, offering landscaped gardens, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub for the enjoyment of you and your guests.
Kesgrave Hall, a Suffolk wedding venue, is ideal for those who’d like to create their very own wedding wonderland.
Milsom Weddings offers you your big day your way, and will be on hand with all the trimmings should you desire them.