The little touches you might not have had time for

23rd Mar 2020

Given the current need for social distancing and self-isolation many couples have had to postpone their wedding day. This, of course, is very upsetting with some couples delaying by a few months and others postponing for next year.

In an attempt to seek out the positive however, you’ve now got extra time! Many couples are seeing their situation as an opportunity to add in some little wedding touches. You’ve now got more time to arrange (and save up for!) little extras and things you hadn’t given much thought to before. Here’s a round up of little touches we are loving – ones you might be able to include in your big day now you have more time.

Wedding stationary and place setting

Stationary by Lonetree Weddings. Captured at Birdsall by Little Sixpence Photography.

Perhaps you were going to do your stationary yourself using your home printer and a nice font. But handmade stationary, such as this by Lonetree, really gives your table the wow factor. Guests can take it home as a memento of your day too. Have a look for stationers local to you, there are even some who make their own paper!

Giant jenga for a wedding party

Playing games captured by Anoif Photography

One of the most memorable parts of a wedding is the part between the ceremony and the breakfast. This is when everyone has a chance to mingle and many of the ‘posed for’ shots take place. We loved this idea from one of our couples last summer. They set up games such as Jenga and Connect 4 in our grounds so guests – young and old – could entertain themselves and get to know each other.

Mr and Mrs lollipops in bridesmaid hands

Where the Ribbon Ends lollipops captured by Natalie Hamilton Photography

You may have decided upon your cake but could you add some lollipops, cake-pops or biscuits? These would certainly put a smile on the faces of younger guests. The pictured lollipops and show-stopping cake were made by Where the Ribbon Ends:

wedding cake from Where the Ribbon Ends

Where the Ribbon Ends cake captured by Natalie Hamilton Photography

Talking to your current wedding suppliers about additional extras is a great way of adding further detail to your day. You could have a signature cocktail made, add extra little nibbles and lots more.

bride in her wedding dress on stairs

Mr and Mrs Ashe’s wedding welcome sign captured by Anoif Photography

You might be able to use your time at home to create some little touches yourself. We loved these chalkboard signs at the wedding of Mr and Mrs Ashe last summer. It really helped to make Birdsall theirs for the weekend. Here’s an online tutorial, practise makes perfect!

bride and groom practicing their dance moves

Captured by Jessica Williams Photography

Whether you’re reading this as a guest or one of the happy couple, you were probably going to just turn up and do whatever took your fancy on the dance floor right? Well, has there ever been a better time to practise a few steps as a couple instead? Use this extra time to view a few dance classes on YouTube and wow that wedding party when the new date comes around!

So that’s just a few ideas of how you could use extra-prep time for your big day. But we’d love to hear how you are taking advantage of your postponed day. Tell us on Instagram. Stay positive and stay safe everyone!

If you want to talk about hosting your special day at Birdsall, please get in touch. We offer a completely unique wedding experience, with exclusive house and ground access. Our experienced wedding coordinators are on hand to make your special day perfect.

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