Are you planning your wedding and considering celebrating over a number of days? Over the last few years here at Flourish and Grace I have seen an increase in couples opting to celebrate their weddings across two or three days, both in the South West and in London. With all the wedding planning that goes into making your big day just perfect, it’s no wonder more and more couples are choosing to have their weddings become a multi-day event!
Here are my top five reasons why having a multi-day wedding could be the best option for you, featuring Sophie and Alex’s gorgeous multi-day wedding at Brympton House.
One of the most special reasons why you might like to consider a wedding weekend is you get to spend more time with your loved ones. You probably have family and friends that are travelling from all corners of the county and beyond, so getting to spend precious time with them may not happen that often. What better way to spend time together than celebrating your wedding over a whole weekend? Most brides and grooms say that their wedding day goes by in a flash, by hosting an entire wedding weekend, you can extend that “best day ever” feeling for just a little longer.
Celebrating across multiple days means that you can really show off your creativity with themed dances, parties, and other activities. If you are looking to plan the ultimate, show stopping wedding….this could be just the thing for you. Gone are the days of traditional weddings and these days pretty much anything goes. Which we think is great! Your wedding should be as unique and special as you are, why settle for a one-day wedding when you can have a three day one? It is worth remembering though that having a 2-day wedding will take A LOT more planning and almost certainly, more budget. Why not enlist the services of a wedding planner to help with the organisation? We have worked alongside some of the best in the industry and I’m always happy to recommend amazing wedding planners and on the day coordinators.
There are SO many venue types that can accommodate a ‘Wedding Weekend’, from manor houses to tipi tents you really do have a lot of choice. If you are looking for a more relaxed style wedding, why not consider a festival theme and have a stretch tent with glamping pods for your guests with an outdoor BBQ for your evening meals. If you are looking for a more elegant feel there are lots of country houses that accommodate for a 2-day wedding. These types of wedding venues tend to have a smaller number of rooms available for your guests but as an alternative, you could see what local hotels and B&Bs are nearby. If you let them know you are looking for a few rooms for a group of wedding guests they will more than likely be accommodating.
Another way you could organise your wedding weekend is to have it abroad, then you could call it a wedding holiday! This would work fabulously as you and your guests could stay in the same resort and then, either have the ceremony in house or look at other possibilities like a local chapel, on the beach or on location with a beautiful backdrop. I just love travelling and am so excited that I will be working on some gorgeous upcoming destination weddings and photoshoots next year. Here at Flourish and Grace we love a destination wedding, please do get in touch to discuss how we can create your floral dreams abroad.
Your wedding is going to be one of the most important and memorable days of your life, with months even years spent on planning it to perfection. Spending those extra few days with your loved ones and being able to fully relax over a few days will ensure you get to take in EVERY single moment.
So, would you consider a wedding weekend? It could be the perfect way to celebrate your love with all of your favourite people in one place. And don’t worry – we can help take care of all the details so that you can relax and enjoy your special time. Get in touch with us today to start planning your dream wedding weekend filled with florals!
Featured wedding – Sophie and Alex wed at beautiful Brympton House in June. They had originally planned for their wedding to take place in France, but unfortunately the pandemic meant that this wasn’t able to go ahead. We took our inspiration from this and wanted to create a Mediterranean feel with the flowers. Sophie loves bougainvillea which grows across Europe, so we incorporated bold pink tones into the florals, which featured blousy peonies and garden roses. Stunning Brympton House, complete with delicate architectural details and sat in the rolling Somerset countryside, became the replacement for their French chateau.
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If you’re just starting on your wedding planning journey, check out our blog post on ‘Why Should You Work With a Wedding Planner?‘.
photography by Natalie Stevenson, Cristina Ilao, White Stag Weddings, Camilla Joy, Sophie may
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