Most brides are keen for their wedding to stand out from the crowd, so just about every idea you can think of has been tried and tested extensively at weddings at one time or another.
We’ve seen quite a lot of novel ideas – some good, some indifferent – but much depends on the type of guests you are expecting at your wedding. In other words – you’ve got to know your crowd! Hire the wrong type of feature for your wedding and it could go down like a lead balloon. Get it right, and you’ve got a talking point which in some cases can last literally years.
For instance, our crêpes (we own a mobile crepe stand) are universally popular at weddings. With such a wide variety of flavours available, including sweet and savoury options, there is something for everyone. We can even offer gluten free options when required, just to ensure that there is something for literally everyone. So hiring our mobile crêperie for your wedding isn’t much of a risk (in fact it’s a guaranteed certainty that it will be a hit!)
However, not everything might work out so well. Something we once saw which worked well at a SPECIFIC wedding in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, (just outside London) was a pair of stilt-walkers. Although it worked well that day, I’m pretty sure that it wouldn’t work at most weddings. In terms of numbers, the majority of wedding guests are immediate and extended families, with quite a wide age range. This particular wedding was definitely a “young persons wedding”, with very few older people there, and the guests were quite “alternative” and hipster-like (and I mean that in a positive sense).
The stilt-walkers were two women (both fans of sugar & lemon, who had to bend down very low to order and receive their crepes!) who travelled around the country attending weddings (though they mainly worked at festivals) wearing matching circus-style fancy dress attire, chatting to guests and posing for photographs. They were very sociable and I’m sure they spoke to absolutley everyone present, making them feel relaxed and had fun with them all. It certainly worked at this particular wedding as all the guests were receptive to that kind of feature, and as such, it was as success. But as previously mentioned, I suspect it would only be useful at a minority of weddings. In other words, the bride and groom got away with it.
The moral of the story: choose the features at your wedding carefully as anything too off-beat or too quirky may not be quite the success you imagined or hoped for.