23rd Mar 2020
Given the current need for social distancing and self-isolation many couples have had to postpone their special day here at Birdsall and at venues around the country. This, of course, is very upsetting with some couples delaying by a few months and some postponing until 2021. In an attempt to seek out the positive however, many couples are seeing their situation as an opportunity to add in some little touches which they either did not feel they had time to arrange or 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.
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 momento of your day too. Have a look for stationers local to you, there’s even some who make their own paper.
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.
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 and were made by Where the Ribbon Ends who also created this show-stopping cake:
Talking to your current suppliers about additional extras is a great way of adding further detail to your day.
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!
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 @birdsall.house Stay positive and stay safe everyone!
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