Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life; however, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made celebrations and social events more difficult than they may have been previously. If you have always dreamed of a big wedding surrounded by all of your family and friends, don’t feel pressured to go ahead with a heavily restricted lockdown ceremony you are unhappy with – you can always wait until lockdown has eased so that you can have the wedding of your dreams. To give you some ideas, here are four tips for planning your 2021 Birmingham wedding.
The place in which your wedding is held can help to make your big day extra special, so consider your venue carefully. If religion is important to you, then look at holding your ceremony in a place of worship, such as your local church, followed by a reception at an additional venue. Alternatively, you could hold both your wedding ceremony and reception at the same place, bringing in either a faith leader or civil officiate to carry out the ceremony. For instance, Highbury Hall in Moseley provides an unforgettable venue with an all-inclusive wedding package.
- Wedding presents
Offering wedding presents to the bride and groom is a traditional part of the wedding ceremony; however, you may feel awkward receiving such gifts, particularly if you and your other half have been living together for a while before your wedding. You could send guests a gift list consisting of items that you need for your family home, such as a set of stainless steel cutlery from Lincoln House, that you are sure to get a lot of use from. Alternatively, you could ask guests to make a monetary donation to a charity of your choice.
Weddings are often very long days, and you want to ensure that your guests are well-supplied with plenty of delicious food and drink to keep them sustained and happy during the event. Make sure that you offer a variety of food to cater to different dietary requirements, such as vegetarian and vegan options. A well-stocked buffet provides your guests with the freedom to choose their own food at their leisure. Furthermore, though you will no doubt have a variety of alcoholic drinks available with which to toast the bride and groom, you should also provide delicious non-alcoholic options to ensure that those not drinking alcohol don’t feel left out. Fentimans, for instance, has a great range of mouth-watering grown-up soft drinks.
- Wedding dress
A stunning wedding dress is an essential part of your big day. Spend some time visiting trying on dresses at bridal shops before making your decision. Sales assistants will help you to find a dress that suits your style, body shape and budget, and help make the experience as magical as possible. Alternatively, you might prefer something less traditional for your wedding attire, and choose a shorter dress or white suit.
If you are planning your wedding, use this guide full of helpful tips to make it a breeze.