There’s nothing quite like a British summer wedding.... when things go smoothly that is. If you’re getting married in the next few weeks, here are some top tips from the Head Wedding Planner at Burnham Beeches Hotel in Buckinghamshire, to add the finishing touches to your big day.
Invest in some pretty vintage parasols for your bridal party. As well as making great props for photos, if the sun shines they will prevent against sweaty fringes and sunburnt noses in your photos, and if it rains...well you won’t get as wet.
If you’re planning on wearing shoes that will only be comfy for the two minutes you totter gracefully down the aisle, make sure to bring some ‘back up shoes’ for dancing the night away. Odds are most of your female guests will have made the same mistake, so stockpiling a few spare pairs will have all your gal pals thanking you later.
For an August wedding, having a swarm of hungry wasps attack your guests as they attempt to enjoy an astonishing amount of Pimms is not ideal. Banish the pesky critters with some careful placement of pest control candles, which to your guests, will just look like pretty candles.
You only get one chance to get the perfect pictures from your wedding day, so be prepared. Visit the venue in advance and plan where you want your pictures taken. Don’t take your wedding pictures at noon or too close to noon - the sun will be directly overhead and will cause unflattering shadows. With that in mind, always aim to take your pictures in the morning or later in the afternoon/evening.
Above all, make sure you have someone who is dedicated to making sure your big day runs without a hiccup, so that you can relax and enjoy the whole experience. At Burnham Beeches, a dedicated wedding co-ordinator works in house, and will work with you in planning everything in the run up to the big day, as well as being on hand as an event manager at the wedding itself.
Standing handsomely within its own ten acres of private gardens and parklands, Burnham Beeches is an enchanting Georgian hideaway, located in the pretty village of Burnham, a convenient 50 minute drive from London. The historic country house is the perfect setting for a wedding, with its acres of beautiful gardens, stunning white facade, AA Rosette Restaurant, swimming pool and spa, 10 elegant and adaptable banqueting rooms, and 82 fashionable guestrooms.
Burham Beeches Hotel, Grove Road, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8DP
For reservations, please call: 01628 429955 or visit: www.corushotels.com/burnham