Your London Wedding - September/October 2022 (Issue 85)

For our favours we gave everyone their favourite drink. On the RSVP we asked our guests to list their favourite tipple and asked the venue to prepare them for their first drink at dinner. The tables looked amazing on the day. We’ll never forget sitting at the top table and looking out thinking ‘We did all this!’. We decided to have shots instead of a champagne toast. It was the best idea. Our welcome sign looked amazing hung from one of the large gold frames. We hung A1 photos of us around the room to tell our story – one for each year we’d been together. In the evening the photo boards beca me our guestbook, everyone left a message and graffitied the signs which now make a great keepsake. For our table plan and table names, we picked some memorable gigs that we’d been to as a couple. We framed pictures from the day with a little blurb on explaining why it was memorable. Liz: Mitch wanted sequined tablecloths, but they were so expensive. She was just coming to terms with having white when she came across the perfect navy sequined tablecloths. They looked great with the gold charge r plates. We had bottle-shaped lamps and candles for our centrepieces. The colours worked perfectly and tied everything together. Mitch: For our placenames, Liz created an illustration of each of our guests. Alongside it we wrote a personalised note. So man y people cried reading them and said they loved them. It wasn’t meant to be so emo tional, but it was a lovely response. 47 REAL WEDDINGS