Planning a Fuss-Free Pub Wedding23/04/2019
With the average wedding in the UK costing in the region of £30,355 according to Bridebook.co.uk’s National Wedding Survey 2018, it is no wonder that many couples are seeking more affordable (and relaxed) alternatives. If you are looking to tie the knot in an intimate, yet casual atmosphere, look no further than one of the countless superb pubs that are scattered across the UK. Even if you are unsure of how to go about planning your pub wedding, a few basic guidelines are all you need to pull off a stress-free, casual celebration with ease.
Pick the perfect pub
One thing the UK does not have a shortage of is wedding-friendly pubs, there is bound to be a pub nearby that will be the perfect venue for your dream wedding. There are a few things to consider before finalising your venue choice. Make sure that it is big enough to comfortably host all your guests and check well in advance to make sure the venue is available on the day of your wedding. Ample safe parking space is always a good idea as your guests do not want to worry about the security of their cars while enjoying the festivities. Also, try to settle on a pub whose atmosphere and available facilities coincide with the vision you have of your wedding.
A few small touches make a world of difference
Even the most rustic of pubs can be transformed into a wonderful wedding with the inclusion of some basic wedding décor and few special touches. One of the biggest expenses of a traditional wedding is often the flowers. Luckily you can ditch the extravagant greenery altogether for your pub wedding and opt for other types of décor as well. Chinese lanterns and candles often work very well to add a touch of magic to a pub as do simple yet imaginative wedding favours that will remind your guests of your special day for a long time to come. Edibles such as personalized chocolates are always a hit when it comes to wedding favours as are low-denomination gift cards that are presented in a unique way. If you are serving a sit-down dinner, you can consider personalized place settings. Alternatively, just set up your snacks on a nice table with a few candles as decoration.
Yes, pub food can be very festive indeed
Whoever said pub food can’t be served at a wedding, has obviously never been to a pub wedding before. One of the reasons you are considering having your wedding at a pub to start with, is because you don’t want a formal, traditional white wedding. When it comes to the food and beverages served at your pub wedding, keep it as simple as possible. Most pubs boast a very enticing menu that will appease even the most fastidious of palates. Even if you do not want to serve a helping of beer-battered hake and hips or bangers and mash, you can surely ask the venue to create a couple of snack platters filled with all the makings of a delicious ploughman’s lunch.
Your wedding will undoubtedly be one of the most important days of your life. By opting for a pub wedding you will undoubtedly make enough hassle-free memories to last a lifetime. Many of the pubs on our website offer wedding facilities, have a browse through our collection and find your perfect pub.
Post Written by Cassie Steele