With lots of venues already taking bookings for Christmas parties or functions, and people starting to enquire about hiring our mobile crepe van for the festive period, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Christmas is just around the corner. And a quick look through the window at the weather and you would be even more convinced that it wasn’t long to go until the depths of winter.
With Christmas weddings being an ever-popular option, lots of ideas have originated along the winter wedding line, from music themes, colours themes to decor and details. Crêpes are a popular catering option for winter weddings and parties, particularly with the growth of the street food craze and people commonly encountering crepes at winter markets across the country making the idea of hiring a crepe van for weddings much more obvious. But smaller details such as decor and personal touches at Christmas weddings can also be effective and help define your wedding.
One interesting wedding where we served pancakes in Surrey had a nice festive idea relating to the Christmas tree. Guests were requested to bring an appropriate decoration to hang on the tree at the venue along the theme of Christmas weddings or Winter Wonderland and were asked to write their names on their contribution. The idea was that not only would the tree be decorated by the method of crowdsourcing, but the bride and groom would use the same decorations every Christmas during their married life.
Guests made the effort to contribute nice decorations, some had donated vintage baubles of their own, others had picked up stylish and unique tree ornamaents from Christmas Markets they had visited in Germany and it seemed others had brought things back from trips to New York and elsewhere. It would have been impossible to gather those items together randomly and it had to be the result of a crowd-sourcing effort.
It was a nice idea and worked well, with the added benfit of the married couple being able to re-visit their wedding every year at Christmas time.
It also gave guests something nice to look at whilst eating their Christmas crepes.