Tag: Reception

10
Dec

#ChairSwag: How To Make Your Wedding Chairs Stand Out

Chairs – they’re so simple really, and yet when it comes to wedding chairs it can be quite tricky to ensure they’re looking just right. Over the years we’ve been to plenty of events as guests, and sadly it seems like most people assume there’s only one way to dress their chairs, when in fact, it’s a great opportunity to unleash your creative side. Here are five different styling options:

1. Swept to the side

Wedding Chairs

This classic look is a favourite of ours and is complemented by the ghost chairs so well. This look will work for pretty much any theme and can be used for wedding chairs down the aisle, on the head table or even for seating for all the guests during an evening reception (though you may need to limit the bouquet to a single flower for budgeting purposes). While here it’s pink on pink, with peach and ivory, you can use bright contrasting colours if your theme is more exuberant.

2. Soft ruffles

Wedding Chairs

This look is so chic and glam at the same time and would be perfect for a vintage-glitz event – think Great Gadsby. The soft ruffles add a touch of warmth to the decor, and the plus point of covering the majority of the chair with material, is that you can really bring out the colours of your theme. The downside..more material equals more time and more money.

3. Mr & Mrs

Wedding Chairs

This obviously works best for the bride and groom but to make it more fun you could add ‘father of the bride’, ‘mother of the bride’ or ‘best man’ and so on at the head table. Alternatively, you can even use them as place cards and have each guests’ individual name written on.

4. Centre knot

Wedding chairs

This style works great with chiavari chairs as a large part of the actual chair is still visible. The long material ensures a splash of colour is added to the room while the bow on top keeps everything looking tidy and in place. With the material dangling at the bottom, it would work well for rooms with plenty of floor space.

5. The weave

Wedding Chairs 

This is perhaps the most intricate of them all and to get this right, you need to ensure you are going with a quality décor team. There’s nothing worse than having chairs all looking different to one another. This design works best with the plain coloured material and of course can only be done with chiavari chairs. If there’s not enough time to weave all your guests’ chairs then perhaps opt to do the top table, but use the same material, but different design for the remaining wedding chairs.

 

Images: Pinterest

04
Dec

5 Must-Have Drinks For Your Winter Wedding Reception

Many people assume weddings are all about summertime but actually, we think some of the most beautiful weddings take place in the winter. There are so many alternative ways to theme your event during the winter, which you just can’t do at any other time of the year. A great way to start is with the drinks you’ll be serving your guests as they walk through the entrance. We’ve put together a great mix of choices for you, which are likely to be a hit all-round.

1. Signature Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate
A hot, frothy cup of chocolate is sure to be a favourite with guests – especially if it’s cold and frosty outside. Decorate with sprinkles or powder and finish off with some helpings of whipped cream and marshmallows to create a true wow factor.

 

2. Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider
If you’re in the mood for an all out party then this drink is definitely the way to go. It will leave your guests feeling refreshed and ready to hit the dance floor in no time. Decorate with winter fruits or serve with a fancy straw to add a bit of colour.

 

3. Masala Chai

Masala Chai
This classic Indian drink has been a favourite for generations back home before the high street café chains clicked on. To create a truly authentic feel serve in see through glasses straight from a rustic Indian kettle. Pair up with some homemade biscuits and just watch as your guests come back for seconds.

 

4. Cranberry Mojito

Cranberry Mojito
The vibrance of colours in this drink will catch the eye of anyone from across the room. The tanginess of the cranberry paired with the freshness of the mint creates a zesty concoction that will send a bolt of energy running right through your guests.

 

5. Mulled Cranberry, Apple and Pomegranate Juice

Mulled fruit juice
These warm fruity flavours are perfect for both adults and children. If you’re looking for something that’s sophisticated and tasty then this is the one. It’ll make your guests feel relaxed, comforted and right at home.