Weddings are big occasions, and everything depends on the planning. From the wedding dress and venue to the guests that are invited, there’s always a lot of work to do in the months leading up to the celebrations.
Most couples want to create a day to remember so adding a few surprises to get the guests talking can make a huge difference. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to usurp the traditional way of doing things.
Here are some of our top tips for achieving just that on the big day.
The Big Entrance
You don’t have to arrive in a limousine or have the groom waiting for the bride at the end of the aisle. There are no set rules here and there’s a lot you can do to make it memorable.
That could include the marriage troupe dancing down the aisle to their places. Maybe the best man and groom doing a Blues Brother type skit as they approach the bride. Maybe you want the groom to arrive at the wedding venue on a white charger. Some people have swapped the limousine for alternative transport, Broadoaks even has space for a helicopter to land making a real surprise entrance. There really is no limit to what you can achieve if you put your mind to it.
Revamp the First Dance
You may have seen this on YouTube videos and other social media. If you are bent on flouting tradition, then swapping the first dance for something more tribal can certainly get the tongues wagging.
This involves creating a dance routine that not only involves the newly married couple but their friends and family. The growing popularity of flash mobs fits in here and it can be something you do at any stage of the wedding proceedings. The big challenge is getting the right people together and practising so that you’re all perfect on the day.
Clothes Make the Wedding
The white dress and the formal morning suit are staples of most weddings, but they don’t have to be. You can change if you want, and it can certainly create that all-important wow factor. You might, for instance, like to go back to your roots and wear something that highlights your cultural upbringing.
More and more wedding parties are introducing live performances as a way of creating something novel and memorable. The days of the wedding DJ aren’t exactly numbered but they are no longer taking centre stage.
Couples have gone for magic acts and live singers in the past, as well as amazing fireworks displays. If you’re holding your wedding outside, you have even more scope for making things look a little different – one couple made their grand entrance by parachuting in their formal gear onto the lawn outside the venue.
Putting on a show for the guests does take a lot more hard work and organisation but it can certainly make the day go with a big bang that everyone will remember. All it takes is a little imagination and a willingness to break the shackles of tradition.
Fortunately, the experienced team at Broadoaks, and their list of trusted vendors can ensure you get exactly the wedding you want in a spectacular Lake District location.