No matter how you celebrate, a wedding is always a special occasion. But after a while, the same old routine can get a little stale – particularly for those who attend multiple weddings a year. So what can you do to mix things up a little bit? Why not take inspiration from these ideas for something a little out of the ordinary?
1: DIY wedding
Want a wedding that’s unusual and doesn’t break the bank? Why not do it yourself? If you’re lucky enough to have the space, something as simple as a marquee in the garden can make a romantic, personal space for an intimate celebration. Or alternatively, hiring a budget venue such as a church hall or barn offers plenty of scope for putting your own mark on your wedding – at a fraction of the price of a traditional venue. On top of that, you can invite your guests to bring a dish to share, and make the space really special with homemade decorations. Although events like this are often less formal, they can make a welcome change from more traditional weddings and often result in fond memories that will be treasured for years to come.
2: Destination wedding
On the opposite side of the spectrum, a destination wedding is a great way to create something that your guests will never forget. Whether you pick an exotic location with palm trees and white sand beaches or something a little closer to home, a celebration abroad gives your guests the opportunity to combine your wedding with a relaxing holiday. And generally speaking, it gives you much more time to reconnect and spend time with your loved ones. However, it’s important to choose somewhere that’s affordable for all your guests – or else you run the risk of isolating those who cannot spare the money to attend.
3: Weekend wedding
Continuing the theme of spending more time with your guests, a weekend wedding is a great way to extend the celebrations. Typically, these types of events are held at country houses which are available to hire for large parties, but a space that offers camping accommodation for extended stays is also an appealing low budget option. What’s more, without the time constraints of single-day weddings, they offer a far more relaxed atmosphere in which your loved ones can really unwind and enjoy themselves. Click here to get some wedding venue hire options.
4: Statement venue
Another way to make your wedding day one to remember is to choose a venue that stands out from the crowd. For example, plenty of popular tourist attractions such as art galleries and museums offer event rooms where you can celebrate your wedding, and many unique spaces up and down the country provide the same service. So why not think about the most interesting and dramatic spaces in your city, and reach out to see what they can offer?
Fancy a big celebration without the effort? In recent years, many couples have chosen to tie the knot at music festivals and other big events. And although you can’t get legally married alongside the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, for example, you can choose to have a ceremony and sort out all the legalities in a more traditional way. What’s more, you’ll have entertainment, food and a choice of accommodation options already at your fingertips – just make sure that all of your guests are able to get their hands on some tickets!
Here at Maharaja, we have organised plenty of quirky and destination weddings. Get in touch with our team for more details about booking your big day.