More and more we are seeing couples adding their very own quirky and individual style into their Cheshire wedding receptions. From transportation, outlandish themes and decor to added props and party favours. While most traditions are still very much embedded in the wedding world, we are seeing more brides and grooms daring to be unorthodox.
Whether you are a great lover of tradition wanting to add subtle touches or you simply want to scrap the rule book and do things your way, we have some great ideas and alternatives for you.
Top photograph by James Tracey Photography
Arriving in style
Arriving to your venue in style is an important part of every reception. While some opt for a classic Rolls Royce, a timeless Bentley or a vintage Jaguar, others have been known to quirk it up. Arriving in a VW camper van or a soft top beetle will do just that! Remember this is also a great
photo opportunity. The VW camper van in particular makes for a great addition to the photo album and are also available to hire as photo booths!
Fun party favours
For those not wanting to make a huge statement, fun party favours are a great way to send your guests away with a little piece of your day. Miniature shot bottles and spirit or cocktail potion jars are a fun trend. One of my personal fun favourites are lottery tickets and scratch cards. Who knows you may even have a winner amongst you!
From personalised sparklers and edible treats to miniature plants or even individual photos with personalised messages on, you can add your touch in any way you like. The possibilities are endless. Remember you can also go DIY making your favours even more meaningful and cost effective at the same time!
Another way to jazz up your day is with quirky centrepieces. Why not try a rustic look using birdcages, tea cups or a cluster of mix match candles for a true bohemian vibe. We have also seen couples take the retro route with old vinyl records and books as centrepieces. If you’re looking more for that bohemian feel why not showcase lacy table runners and pearl for decor. Dream catchers are also always a sure way to add that bohemian vibe to your wedding reception.
Party extras and props
As for party extras and props the list is endless on ways to vamp up your evening. Fun photo booths are always a popular prop during weddings, leaving guests with lifelong memories of the fun times shared on your wedding day!
“A message in a bottle” is a great way to get your guests involved while also creating a vintage display of beautiful wine bottles and giving the chance for your loved ones to write you all their heartfelt messages and best wishes for the future.
However you decide to add your individual touches, we hope you have taken some inspiration from our quirky wedding reception ideas and are well on your way to creating the dream day for yourselves and loved ones. Remember the fun is in the planning too!
About Cheshire based Benjamin Lauren Event Catering
Lauren Rowlinson created Benjamin Lauren Event Caterers out of a love for events, big and small, and the knowledge that every client is unique. This passion combined with her extensive experience in the hospitality industry has formed the foundation for her business ethos – “edible excellence!”
We pride ourselves on our personal and flexible approach to wedding catering bringing our Cheshire brides their wedding their way. Every couple is different so every wedding is different and we provide a bespoke service to make their day extra special! And no matter how many couples we have catered for their day is always unique and something new to experience. All these experiences give us something new to take on and potentially share with future families.
We are known for our attentive service and our fresh approach to event catering. A personal service and fine dining experience no matter the guest numbers or budget. We really care and strive for exemplary standards, within the quality of all our ingredients and our service dedication to every client – creating unforgettable events every time.
To find out more or simply to meet up for an informal chat to discuss your exciting event get in contact with us today.