It goes without saying that a wedding is one of life’s most memorable occasions. It is a celebration of the union of two people who have decided to build a life together and spend the rest of their days in loving harmony. This is why many couples go to great lengths to celebrate their marriage and make the day feel extra special.
Many people would agree that Northamptonshire is one of the most popular wedding locations in the UK. Featured frequently in bridal magazines all over the country, the region offers a whole host of possibilities to help ensure your big day is one you will never forget. Whether you are planning a small and private event or a grand and luxurious celebration, Northampton can offer many simple options to make an already special day even more memorable and unique.
To help you plan a day you will remember forever, here are some useful tips from our wedding specialists at Crockwell Farm.
Choose a theme
Rather than planning a traditional celebration, why not consider choosing a theme and building your wedding around it? Highlighting your and your partner’s personalities is an effective way of making the day both extraordinary and memorable. In addition, getting the intricate details right will be much easier if you have a specific theme to follow.
If you are organising a wedding in Northampton, one potential theme to consider is a farm or rural setting because there is no shortage of idyllic venues in the area. A garden wedding will also work well as Northamptonshire is known for its lush rolling hills and charming English countryside. On the other hand, if you and your partner are music lovers, you may wish to plan a music-themed wedding. Northampton has a vibrant music scene and is home to many popular music festivals.
It is always wise to choose a venue that matches the theme you have in mind. This will help tie everything together and make your celebrations extra special. For instance, if you want a farm or barn wedding, Crockwell Farm is an excellent location. Nestled in the middle of an active farm, Crockwell has everything you need to host a rural wedding you will never forget. At the same time, it showcases the natural beauty of Northampton, thus ensuring that you will be able to take fabulous photographs that will simply take your breath away.
Organise fun activities for the grown-ups
Who says games and activities are only for children? For a truly unforgettable wedding day, why not consider incorporating some games and other exciting activities at the reception. Besides the usual drinking and dancing, you can organise games that will encourage your guests to get up on their feet and interact with each other.
If lots of children have been invited, make sure you prepare something for them too. For example, you could set up activity tables or even organise children-friendly games. This will help keep them busy while the grown-ups are having fun.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, Crockwell Farm would be the perfect location. We can offer you all the space you need for the wedding games you have in mind. With plenty of room to move around, it will be easy to organise activities that will help make your special day even more memorable.
Provide wedding favours your guests will actually use
It is quite common for newlyweds to provide their guests with party favours or “thank-you” gifts that will act as a reminder of their special day. Unfortunately, more often than not, these wedding favours end up being unused or forgotten about. Yet, if you are willing to spend a little money, you can present your friends and family with something they will find valuable or use on a regular basis. Some good examples include reusable water bottles, personalised mugs, umbrellas or even packets of seeds. Not only are they useful, but these types of gifts will also remind your guests of the fabulous day they had when you and your partner exchanged your vows.
At Crockwell Farm, we have been hosting and organising weddings since 2002. As a result, we can offer lots of suggestions so you will be able to provide your guests with unique and useful thank-you presents. We can also point you in the right direction if you need any help finding reliable suppliers for your wedding favours.
Create a wedding hashtag
With most people being on social media these days, one simple and inexpensive way of making your wedding in Northampton more memorable is to create a unique hashtag for the occasion. You can then ask your guests to use the hashtag to tag any photos they take during the day. This will make it easier for you and your guests to search for the images on social network platforms.
To reward your guests for their effort or to encourage them to use the hashtag, you may wish to provide charging stations at the venue. This will help ensure that their devices remain fully charged throughout the day.
You can rely on our team at Crockwell Farm to provide you with the assistance you need to ensure that everyone will have a fabulous time celebrating your union. Whether you need charging stations or something else entirely, you can count on us to make all the necessary arrangements to ensure your wedding day is a huge success.
Plan the seating chart carefully
Creating a smart seating chart is one way of ensuring that your guests will enjoy the day. When planning the seating arrangements, try to ensure that people with common interests or backgrounds are sat together. This way, they will have something to talk about even if they have never met each other before. If they do hit it off, you can bet your bottom dollar that your wedding day will be a popular topic of their future conversations.
Besides the smart seating chart, our team here at Crockwell Farm can also help you come up with other inventive ways of getting your guests talking and interacting with one another. As mentioned earlier, we have been organising weddings for many years. If you are looking for unique and creative ways of making your wedding day extra special, our planners will certainly be able to offer you the guidance you need.
Start Planning Your Memorable Wedding Today
Organising a wedding that is extra special and unforgettable does not have to be an expensive or complicated undertaking. As long as you are willing to try something unique or non-traditional, you should be able to plan a ceremony and reception that will live long in the memories of both you and your loved ones.
If you are planning on tying the knot in Northampton in the near future, why not consider Crockwell Farm for the venue? Our highly experienced planners will always go the extra mile to ensure that your wedding day is a truly memorable occasion. If you would like to discuss your options, please get in touch with us today and we will help you organise your dream wedding.