In this day and age, hosting a wedding that focusses on the finer details to ensure it is memorable, is a top priority.
If you are getting married and need some inspiration to help make your wedding one to remember, then here are some inspirational ideas provided by the team at The View Boutique Hotel & Spa.
- A little something to say “thank you”.
Even if you have chosen to go with a plain and simple wedding, you can add a little zest to it by providing favours that make a statement and leave guests talking about your special day for months and even years to come.
Perfect Match – Matchbooks featuring the names of the bride and groom, the date and a personalised, quirky phrase such as “The perfect match” or “You light up my life”, amongst others, can be a small statement that adds memorability.
Something for the gents – A neoprene beer can cooler sleeve can also be a useful favour to give. The sleeve can be personalised with a quirky phrase such as “to have and to hold and to keep the beer cold” printed on it. This favour is reusable and adds a personal touch to the table setting.
Couple gifts – A personalised wine bottle has also become a trend to give a couple attending your wedding. This keepsake is then required to be opened on the one year anniversary.
Other ideas can include The perfect Pair – salt and peppers shakers; Mint to be – box of mints; Let the love grow – pack of seeds; the ideas are endless.
- Personal touches:
“We once had a bride that wanted to make her wedding ceremony a memorable feature. She had her favourite song lyrics printed on a long runner of paper that she used as her aisle carpet and it was an interesting photography feature for the guests,” said Tammy Bogusch (General Manager).
- Have your cake and eat it!
For many brides, the cake is one of the main features of the wedding. If you are wanting to follow the recent cake trends; in place of a traditional cake, donuts are a fun, modern and on trend addition for the big day. Donuts can even be packed into boxes and stacked as the favours for the wedding day, with a small cake for the traditional cake cutting. The cake can also be cut before the photographs in order to give the guests a bite to eat while you are smiling away during your photo shoot.
- Picture perfect
Apart from the standard wedding photos that are needed to be taken to capture your love on your special day and are a memory for years to come, this time spent with the photographer, away from your guests, can also be an opportunity to provide entertainment. Fill this space with a mobile photo booth with props, or set up a sheltie station with a personalised backdrop for guests to enjoy. Some couples prefer to purchase their own Polaroid cameras, set it on a table with a marker and have guests take their own photos that can be developed straight away. These Polaroid’s can then have a special message written on them which can be framed by the couple at a later stage.
- Break the ice
Keeping guests entertained during the creative photo-shoot is important to ensure that your wedding flows from ceremony to reception.
How well do you know the couple: Crossword puzzles at each table featuring questions about the couple are fun and interactive?
Fun & games – some bridal couples set up games for the photo-shoot interval, such as giant jenga, a large chess board, a giant puzzle, a ring toss, egg & spoon races and more!
Not only does the entertainment, the favours, and the finer features all play a role in making a wedding memorable, the destination, location, food and music also play a major role in ensuring that your wedding is extraordinary!
Make your wedding most memorable by hosting it at The View Boutique Hotel & Spa. Located in Doonheights, Amanzimtoti, this 5 star establishment offers an all-in-one package so no need to travel anywhere. From the ceremony, to the reception, to the cake, the music, canapés at the pool and pictures in the secret garden and much more. If there is anything extra you have your sights set on, their professional team can help make it happen. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.