Five Tips for the Perfect London WeddingApril 05, 2018 Expert advice
Organising the perfect London Wedding can take months of preparation and planning. So be kind to yourself and allow the unflappable, expert team at Red Carnation Hotels’ London properties to lend a hand. From a unique venue for the ceremony to creating the ultimate party setting, the staff and events teams at each hotel are dedicated to helping you realise your dream day.
A Very Special Venue
Unknown to most locals and visitors to London, The Oratory at The Milestone is an extraordinarily romantic setting for a wedding ceremony. Built as the private chapel for the original house in the 1600s, this area is an English Heritage Grade II listed space and its original features have been impeccably preserved. Say ‘I do’ under stunning vaulted ceilings and sweeping arches, surrounded by wood panelled walls, elaborate windows and marble flooring.
Your Carriage Awaits
Be inspired by the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle and give your wedding day a regal touch. Visit the Royal Mews – home to the Royal family’s collection of beautiful carriages and coaches – to get some ideas. For non-royal couples. traditional horse drawn carriages are easily available for hire from rental companies and will add a touch of fairytale charm to your nuptials.
The Best Tailor in Town
The wedding dress may be the most important item of clothing on the day, but the groom needs to look the part too! Thankfully, London is home to world-class tailors who can craft stylish and sophisticated attire for your big day. Grooms should begin their search on Savile Row, where many of the fines tailors in London can be found. For a bespoke suit that you’ll treasure for a lifetime, step into Gieves & Hawkes, which holds three Royal Warrants and offers a Private Tailoring service that can create a one-of-kind suit in just eight weeks.
A Reception to Remember
The wedding reception is the time for celebration and couples will want to choose a location where everybody can be sure of having a good time. The staff at Red Carnation Hotels’ London properties offer a truly personal and attentive service from start to finish, with every detail planned just as the bride and groom wish. Take advantage of a host of elegant Central London venues, with food and drink taken care of by talented Executive Chefs and award-winning sommeliers, as well as stunning floral displays and immaculate table settings.
Writing the Perfect Speech
An important and personal part of the day, wedding speeches can seem a little daunting to those who’ve been asked to speak in front of a crowd of friends and family. However, with a few simple tips and tricks, it’s easy to banish the nerves and deliver a great wedding speech. Whether you’re the bride, groom, best man or father of the bride, practice and preparation are crucial. Use cue cards if necessary and practice your speech so you can confidently recite it whilst still sounding natural. Humour is an important element in public speaking; a few amusing anecdotes about the bride and groom will be well received and will hopefully help calm your nerves. Keep it short and stick to the point, but do remember to say those important thank yous to the people who’ve gone above and beyond. Lastly, round off your speech with a thoughtful toast to the newly married couple.
Allow the staff and events teams at Red Carnation Hotels’ London properties to help you plan the perfect London Wedding.
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