We were talking to a wedding planner recently who told us about an amusing idea she saw at a wedding in London recently. The wedding planner said she tried to only work with quirky, fun-loving couples as she found it easier to gain rapport with them. This helped her become enthusiastic and excited about the weddings she was planning.
Apparently the bride and groom were both very laid-back and casual and of course held a wedding in a similar style. It seems there was a very informal vibe to the wedding, with street food catering (pity they didn’t hire our mobile creperie!) and a laid-back “jamming” band providing music throughout the day. The whole day had a lazy festival atmosphere. We have provided our crepes as a street-food option at weddings such as these many times and they are always extremely enjoyable.
Anyway, the wedding planner told us that the happy couple had used a large hard-backed book as a dual-purpose address book and guest book. Guests were asked to write their contact details and a message on their dedicated page in the book. Above it was sign which said something like: “We are too lazy to write your details in: please do it for us!” which I thought was quite cheeky and amusing. (But perhaps not appropriate for a more formal wedding.)
We have provided crepes at weddings with lots of different styles, with varying degrees of input required from guests. At some weddings, guests are merely expected to turn up, and everything is laid-on for them. No audience participation required. Others involve guests supplying food (our crepes being the sole official catering option at a “crowd-sourced” affair!) And at others guests have been expected to provide the entertainment on a karaoke. But we have never been to one where the guests were expected to deal with the brides and groom’s day-to-day mundane chores.
In the eternal quest to have a truly unique wedding, perhaps one day guests will be expected to help put shelves up or strip some wallpaper as part of a wedding. And we would be happy to get involved if asked – in between making crepes of course.