Wow Wedding Ideas for Your Venue

Wow your guests from the wedding venue to your cake and beyond…

The Atrium is a glass-roofed wedding reception room located at Botleys Mansion, exclusive use wedding venue in Surrey

Ways to Wow Your Wedding Guests

When it comes to your wedding you’ll no doubt want your guests to leave at the end of the night having thought ‘that was the best wedding I’ve ever been to’. We’ve come up with a handful of ideas in order to help you plan a wedding to WOW your guests; from the wedding venue to the dress and beyond! 

Wow Your Wedding Guests: Planning

A Wow Wedding Venue 

Your wedding venue will be the key to your wedding success. It will play home to your day and should make your guests feel comfortable and at ease; whether you choose an exclusive use country style venue, a cosy barn conversion or an historic wedding venue oozing with charm. You’ll be able to decorate most wedding venues to your personal taste and wedding theme, but ensuring that you choose a venue that can comfortably hold your numbers, is easily accessible by all of your guests and has unique features that your guests may not have seen at a wedding before is essential. A wow wedding ceremony within the venue may also be on your to-do list. Consider lining your aisle with real live trees, or if you love the idea of making a huge show of it, ask your wedding party to get involved and dance down the aisle to create an unforgettable memory (and Youtube sensation...). 

A Wow Wedding Dress 

All eyes will be on the bride as she walks down the aisle, so be sure to choose a wedding dress that really reflects your personality, and your wedding venue. If you feel comfortable in your gown then your confidence will shine; so be sure to shop around and don’t settle for anything other than fabulous when it comes to finding ‘the one’. 

Seek advice from bridalwear consultants when it comes to finding a gown that could complement your wedding venue. If you’re getting married at a luxurious wedding venue then an uber-glamorous wedding gown might be just perfect; alternatively, if you’re having a summer wedding in a marquee then you might opt for something light and floaty. 

Wow Your Wedding Guests: The Ceremony

Wow Wedding Transport 

If you’re hiring an exclusive use wedding venue and are getting married there too then there may not be the need for the bride to hire wedding transport, but there’s no reason for the groom not to turn up at the venue in some wow wedding transport. Consider hiring a swanky sports car, a vintage Jaguar E-type, a luxurious limousine or a romantic Rolls Royce for the special occasion. Plus, if you’re hiring wow wedding transport then you may as well take advantage and have your photographer capture you both as a newlywed couple going for a spin. 

Wow Wedding Flowers 

The flowers at your wedding will be seen by all, including your wedding photographer who will capture them throughout the day! Speak to a really good florist to ensure wow wedding florals; from the bridal bouquet to the flowers decorating your wedding reception tables. Plus, if you choose a florist that is familiar with your wedding venue then it might be easier for him/her to make suggestions. 

Wow Wedding Rings 

If you’ve got a wow engagement ring then you’ll want to match it with a wow wedding ring, and why shouldn’t you? You’ll be wearing your wedding ring forever, so be sure to shop around and make sure that whatever you choose is right for you both. It’s tradition for the bride to buy her groom his wedding ring, and vice versa, so make a day of it and shop for wow wedding rings together. 

Wow Your Wedding Guests: The Reception

Wow Wedding Décor 

Rather than choosing a simple center piece or a collection of floating candles, you could opt for a wow wedding center piece such as an over-hanging floral display, illuminated crystal trees or a pile of vintage board games so that guests can reminisce, and entertain themselves. Once you’ve seen the lay out of your wedding venue, you’ll be able to start planning the finer details. 

A Wow Wedding Menu 

Wow your guests by treating them to an out-of-this-world wedding breakfast menu. They’ll no doubt be expecting a regular three course meal that’s the ‘same old same old’ at every event, so why not surprise your guests by hand-picking a truly sumptuous wedding breakfast menu with all the trimmings and an extra special wine pairing to go with it? 

If you choose to get married at a Bijou Wedding Venue then you’ll be offered a menu tasting ahead of your special day in order to pick and choose the ultimate wedding breakfast menu for your guests.

A Wow First-Dance 

After your wedding breakfast and speeches have come to an end, why not kick-start your wedding reception with a wowzers first dance?! Consider choosing a modern-day dance song or even practice and perform a really unique first dance as a couple. Think complete coordination, lots of spinning and a Jennifer-Grey-and-Patrick-Swayze-style lift at the end. Your guests are bound to be impressed! 

Think about hiring a twinkly dance floor if your wedding venue doesn’t offer one, and when it comes to the music during your evening reception, be sure to speak to your DJ ahead of time so that you can pass on a play list, full of your favourite dance numbers. 

A Wow Wedding Cake 

All eyes, and a lot of iPhones, will be on the newlywed couple when they cut the cake, so make sure your cake is one to admire. There are literally thousands of truly stunning wedding cakes out there to choose from; from intricate, hand-painted wedding cakes to wedding cakes that float and more. So if you’ve got your heart set on something wow, then why not show a picture of it to your wedding cake designer and see if they can make your wedding cake dreams come true? Wow your guests again by choosing a unique wedding cake flavour as the filling!

Speak to the planning team at your chosen wedding venue to see if they can recommend a wow wedding cake designer.