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Your wedding, your way

Your wedding, your way

1 June 2018

Wanting to reflect your personality on your wedding day? Remember your wedding day, is just that, yours. So if you fancy doing something a little bit different then you can, don’t feel you have to follow a set plan. Whilst the traditional wedding route suits some couples, at the Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel we’re seeing more and more couples opting for something a little bit different which reflects their individual personalities.

If you’re getting married on a budget, but still wanting to include a wide range of family and friends in the celebrations, you could consider getting married later in the day. A later ceremony provides the option of not having a traditional sit down wedding breakfast, but instead having canapes and drinks for guests to enjoy, before an evening of dancing or a live band. This can work well, as it provides time for photographs to be taken, whilst guests enjoy catching up over drinks and nibbles. If you are thinking of a later wedding ceremony during the winter months, bear in mind the sun setting earlier, and how your photographs could work. A beautiful winter sunset can look stunning in photographs.

Claire, the Wedding Co-ordinator at Mercure Chester Abbots Well, said: “I love asking couples what colour scheme they have chosen for their wedding, and sharing ideas with them of how to do name cards and quirky ways to do a table plan. We’ve had a couple use granny smith apples, and placing the name as the leaf; table plans on a mirror instead of a board. Another nice touch is an anniversary jar, where guests write messages to the bride and groom. The jar is then sealed, and opened on their first wedding anniversary, which ties in perfectly with the first wedding anniversary being paper.”

Weddings aren’t just for the summer months either; Claire continued: “I love all the seasons, and an autumn wedding can be complemented by a rustic look, including logs, wild flowers in jam jars, and evergreen foliage.”

Food options can play a big part in deciding what you want for your special day, from a traditional sit down wedding breakfast, to canapes, afternoon tea, or a buffet, your food choices can complete the style of wedding you want.

Looking for a wedding venue to have your wedding your way? Look no further, the Mercure Chester Abbots Well can help, just call Claire on 01244 333429 or email