Weddings are all about making amazing memories and celebrating your connection with your partner. So what are some specific things you can do to make your wedding unique – and help you and your guests have a totally once-in-a-lifetime experience? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading for plenty of ideas and inspiration on how to […]
Weddings are all about making amazing memories and celebrating your connection with your partner. So what are some specific things you can do to make your wedding unique – and help you and your guests have a totally once-in-a-lifetime experience? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading for plenty of ideas and inspiration on how to make your wedding unique and unforgettable!
1. Choose a non-traditional venue
Your wedding venue is one of the most crucial factors in what you can and can’t do on your special day. Our advice is to choose carefully, because so much of your day comes down to the venue! If there are certain activities or decorations you want to feature, make sure there’s adequate space and suitable facilities.
Choosing a quirky wedding venue is a great way to foster the unique wedding experience you want. Swingers comes complete with everything you could ever need for a quirky wedding celebration! Our Swingers West End venue, with themed decor and multiple wedding packages, is sure to impress and delight. We’ll take on the catering and the music, plus your guests can kick off the night by playing our crazy golf courses!
Establish a warm, comfortable atmosphere for your wedding by welcoming everyone in a friendly way. This will immediately put your guests at ease, as well as set the tone for your celebration! Swingers provides an immersive and luxurious atmosphere, along with top-tier hospitality, to welcome your wedding guests and jump straight into the fun! We even have wedding packages available to make the planning process a little easier.
Choose from the Perfect Set (20+ people at £85/person) or the Forever Set (50+ people at £135/person). Both include a glass of fizz on arrival for each guest, nibbles to start, and a round of crazy golf to start the party – so once everyone arrives, you can start swinging right away (in the crazy golf sort of way).
3. Entertain your guests with activities
Speaking of which, group activities are one of the best ways to encourage guests to chat with each other. This can be particularly handy for those who may not know many people at the wedding. Whether it’s conversation prompts or playing crazy golf, a shared activity helps create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone. Get your guests socialising over cocktails and crazy golf, and watch new friendships blossom!
4. Try unconventional seating arrangements
Seating arrangements at weddings can be complicated, both for the organisers and the guests. Put worries aside by choosing smaller tables that seat just 4-6 people apiece. Not only are these more intimate and foster better conversation, but they may also be less overwhelming for your more introverted guests.
Or for those with lots of extroverted friends, add a little extra fun to your seating chart by grouping people based on common interests! Set up prompt cards on the table to see if they can figure out what this shared hobby is. This is another tactic that’s sure to get people chatting, as well as help them feel more comfortable and like they’ve been genuinely considered.
5. Select a tasty and unique menu
Your wedding breakfast doesn’t need to be standard ‘meat and potatoes’ fare. Instead, deliver a memorable meal to please everyone’s taste buds. Nothing hits the spot quite like gourmet street food!
From deliciously spicy pepperoni-and-honey pizza to short rib tacos to juicy burgers, our greatest hits of street food are sure to win over your guests. Particularly if you and your friends love exploring London’s street food markets, there’s no better place for a satisfying (and memorable) wedding meal! Check out our West End Menu to see all the amazing dishes available.
6. Offer up different kinds of dessert
Sure, cake is a wedding classic. But have you thought about putting your own unique twist on your after-dinner course? Think about other scrumptious desserts like miniature cupcakes or a cheese wheel stack.
At Swingers, a show-stopping Crosstown Doughnut Tower will light up all eyes in the room – not to mention save you from having to cut multiple slices of wedding cake! This unique dessert is available with both Swinger’s wedding packages, with doughnuts that come in all sorts of mouthwatering flavours like chocolate, strawberry and more.
7. Get moving with a custom playlist
If you and your partner love to dance, one absolutely essential part of your wedding will be getting out on the dance floor with the hits you love! From inside jokes to crowd pleasers (Mr Brightside, anyone?), customise your playlist to you and your partner’s tastes.
Stuck on what songs to include? Ask your guests to help out, or one of our in-house DJs? At Swingers, we can play exactly the music you want – and you can even turn one of our event spaces into a full-on dance club. Keep the good times going by sharing the playlist with your guests after the party’s over.
8. Make sure everyone has time for photos
Swingers is full of fun and playful photo-ops. From golf carts to botanical decor, we provide the perfect backdrops for candid wedding snaps! Make sure to give your guests plenty of time to explore and take pics. You can even encourage them to share their photos with a hashtag, or on a specialised wedding app.
9. Consider arranging transport for your guests
If your wedding ceremony and reception are held in separate places, or if you want to help people get home afterwards, your guests will thank you ten-fold for arranging transportation. Whether they’re out-of-towners or just have a hard time getting organised (and don’t we all have a few wedding guests in both categories?), pre-arranged transport will keep the day flowing smoothly.
A taxi service or coach hire are both excellent options you can explore – and of course, if you’re in London, you can always lead the charge to a tube station and try to squeeze everyone into one carriage! (Fun fact: our West End venue is just a two-minute walk from Oxford Circus Station.)
10. Add your own individual touches
Of course, what will make your wedding day the most unique and unforgettable are the individual little touches that only you can come up with. These might be small but thoughtful gestures throughout your wedding, small pieces of decor your guests will love or particularly memorable wedding favours.
Does one of you have an especially unique hobby? Incorporate it into the name cards or the place settings. Love a tipple? You could create a special drink for the day, or give out little bottles of liquor as favours. Are you huge fans of golf? Consider printing your menus on scorecards!
Whatever you wish to do, we’re here to support you with your special day. Think of our wedding packages as starting points – then get creative! If you want to go all out, you can even hire out the entire venue. This will give you full rein over decorations, food, drinks and beyond… and if you can customise the entire thing from top to toe, your wedding is sure to be a dream come true.
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