Posted: 16th February 2016
1. INCLUDE A SIGNATURE DRINK
Are your wedding colours pink? Want a healthy but fun alternative for your gran? Have a favourite cocktail that all the girls know is ~your~ drink? We love the idea of adding a little bit of creative input to your wedding and creating your own special drink is the perfect way to do this! Speak to our fabulous wedding coordinators and chefs to create something special for your guests that is well and truly YOU.
2. SIMPLE BUT ELEGANT TABLE RUNNERS
Adding a classic table runner can immediately transform your table setting. Monochrome stripes or gold detail runners are our pick for our ornate Council Chamber Room! Match the table setting to your wedding colours or keep it timeless with an embroidered white sash. Speak with our Wedding Coordinators for suggestions and suppliers.
3. FLORALS ON MASS
At 41 PP we are lovers of real florals. Gorgeous blooms are a simple way of creating a lasting statement in a space and awing your guests. Varying vase sizes and mixing flower types, while still keeping within a colour theme creates a focal point for your reception room. Our wedding coordinators are happy to give you ideas and a list of our favourite floral suppliers.
4. OUTDOOR TERRACE SEATING
Make use of our beautiful Marylebone Terrace and include some soft seating and styling. Gorgeous shaggy floor rugs, low set tables and large comfy pillows will transform our outdoor space and create something opulent for your guests to enjoy.
5. CHAIR STYLING
Nothing transforms a room more than beautifully styled banquet chairs. Adding a simple detail to guest chairs, or even just the bride & groom’s chairs is so easy to DIY! If you love this look, but would prefer to leave it to the experts, speak to our wedding coordinators to find out our favourite styling suppliers!
6. ADD A DANCE FLOOR
This extremely effective checked dance floor opens up our Reception Room and outlines the space. Adding this striking feature easily transforms the room and let’s your guests know that a fun night with great music is to be had!
7. OVERSIZED SEATING PLAN/MENU
We love the idea of adding a large menu or seating plan for your guests to easily see your delicious dinner choices or find their seats. This gorgeous blackboard contrasts perfectly with the white Georgian features in our Council Chamber room. This simple inclusion is a fantastic way to create a unique addition to your wedding to wow your guests!
8. AISLE STYLING
Beautiful original chairs and bespoke styling creates a lasting effect for you and your fiancé as you walk down the aisle. We love lush greenery and simple white and wood, adding an organic fresh look to your ceremony setting.
9. FOOD STALLS
A simple way to add a touch of creativity is to include a food stall to your pre dinner drinks or after dinner reception. Food stalls are an exciting way to include your favourite foods and add something unique to your wedding! Choose from our listed food stalls or speak with our Head Chef to create something bespoke!
10. BAROQUE VASES
Vases are an easy way to quickly dress up your wedding breakfast tables. By adding a cluster of pretty vases with soft florals, the room is transformed to suit your wedding theme. We love these baroque vases in our Council Chamber room as they enhance the simple elegance while adding a touch of glistening gold to the decor.
11. WEDDING ARCH
It may be obvious, but having something beautiful (other than your fiancé!) to walk down the aisle to transforms your ceremony space. One of our brides chose this amazing and intricate floral arch to add to her outdoor Terrace ceremony. There are many different kinds of wedding arches to suit you and your partner, contact our Wedding Coordinators for our favourite wedding styling suppliers!
12. CUSTOM MENU
Our in house (and fabulous!) caterers Harbour & Jones have created a fabulous menu for our wedding packages. However, if you’re a complete foodie, fancy an entire vegetarian menu, or just really love chicken (who doesn’t?!) our Head Chef is happy to chat with you and discuss ways to customise our menu to create that perfect meal for you and your guests.
13. MIX UP YOUR SERVING PLATES
Something that is more likely to get overlooked when planning your wedding is what are your beautiful food and drinks going to be served on? A bit outside the box, but mixing up your serving trays with something more in line with your theme, is an exciting way to make your wedding reception unique! We love wooden serving trays- very ‘in’ right now and far more exciting than the traditional black or silver serving trays.
14. FLORAL CHANDELIER
Floral chandeliers can no doubt transform a room, and this one is just incredible. Add in your favourite flowers, favourite colour or just keep it simple and white! This one is straight to the top of our ‘dream wedding’ Pinterest board!
Talk to our fantastic wedding coordinators on 020 3176 2177 to see how we can help you add any of our 14 things to make your wedding unique at 41 Portland Place!