Even though most couples make great efforts to add unique touches to their wedding, most wedding days follow a similar format: ceremony; photos; wedding breakfast; speeches; evening reception; carriages.
Whilst the desire to add distinctive and defining elements to a wedding is both understandable and desirable, modifying the structure of the day is something which is rarely considered. Again, this is understandable as weddings are a blend of tradition and individuality, but changing the running order for the day is not unheard of.
A wedding we attended several years ago in Staffordshire did exactly that. It was a winter wedding, held on the Winter Solstice – 21st December – which helped add character to the occasion, and guests were enjoying crepes from our mobile wedding creperie, which of course always adds a unique (and tasty) touch. But the bride and groom had settled upon holding the wedding ceremony after the wedding breakfast.
Crêpes as the dessert to the wedding breakfast is not at all uncommon – in fact it is a very good idea, appreciated by all. Guests can choose whatever they like from the entire menu (featuring 20 flavours) which is always a better option than a “one-size-fits-all” dessert. But crêpes followed by the weding ceremony is much less common. In fact, it may even be completely unique. The groom mentioned that a rum and chocolate crêpe would be the last thing he ate as a single man, and joked that he knew how prisoners on death row must feel. (At least, we think he was joking.)
The benefits of holding the ceremony towards the end of the day go beyond just creating a unique wedding. It gives the bride and groom chance to socialise and relax a little, maybe meeting guests who they have never encontered before or people they have not seen for many years, warming up a little socially and not feeling like they are performing in front of a group of strangers when the ceremony comes around.
Alternatively, some couples may prefer to get the “business end” of the day over and done with and then get on with relaxing and letting the rest of the day take care of itself – and there is something to be said for that – although it does follow the tried and tested format for the typical wedding day, so would be considered quite traditional.
Whatever a couple choose, one thing remains the same however and that is we always recommend hiring a mobile crepe stand to provide some of the wedding catering. Because whether crepes are enjoyed before or after the wedding ceremony, they are always enjoyed by all and always contribute towards creating a unique wedding.