23 May 2017
The team behind Bijou Wedding Venues returns to advise how you can make your wedding stand out from the rest
Welcome to the May edition of Ask Bijou. This month the team behind Bijou’s collection of exclusive-use, country house wedding venues share their advice when it comes to making your special day stand out from the rest.
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A lot of my friends are getting married in the next few years and I don’t want my big day to be forgotten amongst everyone else’s, or be overshadowed by someone else’s more extravagant celebrations. How can I make mine unique and memorable?
Regardless of how many of your friends are getting married around the same time, the likelihood that they would have booked the same venue, have the same colour scheme, the same menu or even the same wedding cake flavour is very small. The choice when it comes to wedding themes and style is vast and each couple will no doubt put their own stamp on their big day. However, if you’re looking for particular ways to make your wedding stand out, consider one, or several, of the following.
1. Make an unforgettable entrance
Make a wow entrance to your wedding by arriving at or leaving your wedding in a classic car or even helicopter. You’ll need to check that your budget allows for it – and that your chosen wedding venue has space - but this would certainly create an unforgettable moment for you and your guests.
2. Focus on the food
A lot of wedding guests look forward to the food at your wedding and, if it’s really good, they’ll talk about it and remember it for years to come. If you want your meal to stand out, perhaps discuss ordering a bespoke dish with the chef or catering team. Cool or quirky canapés could be well received and when it comes to your evening buffet, a chocolate fountain or sweetie cart may be a fun addition to your reception.
3. First dance
Stun your guests by showcasing an incredible first dance as a married couple. Do something your guests never would have expected you to do in order to kick-start a night full of fun on the dance floor. There are several first dance choreographers around, willing to teach you moves you never thought were possible. We’ve even seen celebrity dancers from Strictly Come Dancing join newlyweds on the dance floor in the past.
4. Fabulous fireworks
If your chosen wedding venue permits it, a surprise firework display could be the perfect end to your dream wedding. The planning team at your venue may be able to recommend a firework provider they have worked with in the past and your photographer should be able to capture a variety of incredible and unforgettable memories.