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12th September 2019

Best Wedding Venues In Liverpool

Liverpool is absolutely inundated with eclectic, unique settings just waiting to be discovered – but knowing where to begin finding your dream wedding venue is no easy feat! From tying the knot al fresco style to saying “I do” against a classic backdrop, our list of the best wedding venues in Liverpool is bound to leave you feeling inspired.

From botanical oasis’ to quirky warehouses, here are the wedding venues in Liverpool that you simply must see to believe . . .

Alma de Cuba

Where: Seel Street

 

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Let’s kick things off with a truly unique Liverpool wedding venue that offers couples the opportunity to walk down the aisle in real style. Award-winning Alma de Cuba, an incredible venue in the heart of Liverpool, offers vibrancy, fun and a real sense of occasion that you and your guests will never forget.

An award-winning bar, delicious restaurant and spectacular events space, Alma de Cuba is the perfect wedding venue for loved-up couples who want to revel in their quirky side on the most special day of their lives.

Renowned for its Latin American twist, this beautiful wedding venue is known for thinking outside the box – making it one of the most quirky wedding venues in Liverpool, and one we simply couldn’t exclude!

The Garden of Eden

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Perched atop our award-winning Shankly Hotel, sits an ethereal outdoor wedding venue that overlooks the impressive and iconic skyline of Liverpool: The Garden of Eden.

This outdoor wedding venue is chic and glamourous, boasting unparalleled views from an expansive terrace garden and an exquisite backdrop offering striking photo opportunities.

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The flexible space gives happy couples a blank canvas to work with, and a variety of layout options for aisle and seating arrangements.

You could host an unforgettable outside wedding ceremony, beneath a blossom-strewn gazebo while your guests look on from sun-drenched seating. And what could be better than spending your entire wedding day soaking up the sun, sipping champagne and bespoke cocktails at your outside wedding reception, before watching a glorious Liverpool sunset from an unspoiled vantage point?

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Should the weather hold up, your evening outdoor wedding reception could be the stuff of dreams. Sharing your first dance as a married couple under a clear night sky, filled with twinkling stars before going on to spend the evening celebrating with loved ones, enjoying al fresco dining and gazing out across the glistening rooftops below.

The Garden of Eden has all the elements to host a flawless outdoor wedding and reception, from day to night, and is by far the most heavenly rooftop wedding venue in Liverpool, bar none.

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Rainhill Hall

Where: Rainhill

There’s no artist quite as talented as Mother Nature, and at Rainhill Hall, we’ve made it possible for couples to make the most of her work, by booking Liverpool’s newest, and most enchanting outdoor wedding venue.

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An otherworldly romance awaits in the sprawling grounds of a respectfully restored grand country manor. Rainhill Hall is an outdoor wedding venue that exudes classic elegance and charm, designed for hosting an idyllic dream wedding.

All the rage in current trends, woodland weddings are a magnificent way to harness the beauty of nature, tying it all in to the theme of your nuptial celebrations. At Rainhill Hall, we can help you tailor the surrounding wild splendour of lush greenery to suit your perfect day.

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Picture yourself strolling down an effortlessly beautiful woodland walkway, flanked either side by wedding guests. Your seating placed beneath a gossamer canopy of romantic lighting and floral artistry.

What’s more, our whimsical woodland will cater to both outside wedding ceremonies and receptions. Happy couples can take advantage of the stunning secret garden to host a wedding toast and we can even help you organise a spectacular fireworks display.

At Rainhill Hall, the added beauty of heritage grounds provides a timeless setting to make magical memories of your most special day.

We’ve continued the rustic theme of Rainhill Hall’s outdoor wedding space through to the most spellbinding lakeside accommodation. Here you‘ll find a collection of charming cabins for your wedding guests, sat glowing in the evening light, nestled in amongst the trees.

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Your own spellbinding bridal suite can be found, floating in the treetops. A fairy tale escape, complete with private hot tub and beautifully bespoke natural décor.

Rainhill Hall provides the perfect balance between the wonders of the wilderness and the comfort on an established outdoor wedding venue.

 

The Palm House

Where: Sefton Park

 

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Can you imagine anything more beautiful than walking down the aisle in a botanical oasis? The Palm House is so lush and green, adorned with spectacular tropical flowers, plants and trees – it’s no wonder that this venue took the prize for the Hitched Best City Wedding Venue 2018!

Guaranteed to leave your guests in awe, the Palm House in Sefton Park is one of the most unique wedding venues in Liverpool, and could make the perfect backdrop for the right couple looking to bring vibrancy and fun to their special day.

The Bluecoat Contemporary Arts Centre

Where: School Lane

A unique wedding venue for creative couples, The Bluecoat is simply stunning. The Bluecoat always feels like such a calm, relaxing space while the building’s architecture is completely breath-taking.

An eclectic mix between traditional exterior and modern interior, The Bluecoat is not only a unique wedding venue in Liverpool, but it’s also a hidden gem.

Camp and Furnace

Where: Greenland Street

 

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As unique wedding venues go, Camp and Furnace is absolutely amazing. Not only does it do the best Sunday lunch in Liverpool, but the Camp and Furnace also holds amazing, hipster weddings.

This huge space is ideal for weddings, with room for as many of your unique ideas as you heart desires. The Camp and Furnace can hold up to 300 guests and is ideal for an unmissable hipster wedding.

 

Goodison Park

Where: Goodison Road

 

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A place of heritage and prestige, Goodison Park is a great venue for a wedding. This historic stadium dates back to 1892 and is the perfect place for Everton-mad couples to tie the knot.

With Goodison Park adding to the grandeur of your wedding, this eminent old stadium is a wonderful place for a wedding ceremony and a special place for a celebration.

Festival Gardens

Where: Riverside Drive

 

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Couples in search of unique wedding venues in Liverpool need look no further that the Festival Gardens. 230 acres of beautiful, tranquil space, the Festival Gardens, with their oriental decorations, pagodas, lakes and waterways, provide the perfect setting for your wedding album.

This botanical paradise is not to be overlooked when looking for unique wedding venues in Liverpool.

Signature Living Weddings

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We hope you enjoyed our guide to the most unique wedding venues in Liverpool. We think Alma de Cuba is our particular favourite – but all of the wedding venues featured offer their own personality to compliment your day, and we would advise you see some of them in real life before making your choice!

At Signature Living Weddings, we thrive on creating bespoke weddings designed with you and your partner in mind and our gifted wedding co-ordinators are on hand for viewings and inspiration to help you make the big decision. Whatever you have in mind, our tailored wedding packages have been crafted to suit weddings of all budgets and sizes – so we’re confident we can help create the event of your dreams.

We also provide a wide range of flexible wedding packages to ensure your day is extra special. So, why not got in touch today on 0151 305 3752 and start the next chapter of your love story with us.

Answering some of your most frequently asked questions

Our extensive experience with wedding venues in Liverpool has meant that we are often inundated with queries from excited couples looking to create their perfect wedding day.

So, if you’re looking to get married in Liverpool, then you’ve come to the right place!

Along with our guide to some of Liverpool’s most impressive wedding venues, here we have also answered some of your burning questions! Find everything you need to know below:

How do you find wedding venues?

With so much variety out there, finding your perfect wedding venue can take weeks, months or even years to do! The good news is that there are plenty of resources to help make the job a little less taxing, and a little more enjoyable!

The best way to start your hunt for a wedding venue in Liverpool is to get an idea of the following:

  • Timeframe – when do you want to get married? Will it be a summer or a winter wedding? How long have you got to plan?
  • Dates – with a rough idea of how long you have to prepare and save, the next step is to narrow down your search to possible dates. A weekday wedding may be more restrictive, but it is likely to cost less – so these are important factors to consider
  • Budget – perhaps the biggest deciding factor that will help you rule out venues is how much you have to spare. Consider opening up the conversation to your close family, particularly those who may be willing to help contribute to your big day
  • Entertainment – ensure that your chosen location are happy with your entertainment choses, for example if you’re using singing waiters or other live entertainment. Most venues will not have an issue with this, but it’s always worth checking
  • Style – the fun part is deciding on the type of vibe you want your wedding to have. From highly structured to fancy-free, knowing the type of style you want your wedding to be will go a long way to helping you choose a venue

Where can I get married in Liverpool?

From Anfield stadium to the Hard Day’s Night hotel – there are a huge range of wedding venues in Liverpool, which is great for attracting a plethora of people, but not so great when it comes to helping you narrow down your search!

If you’re unsure where you can get married in Liverpool, we advise taking a look at Liverpool.gov where you will find a list of approved wedding venues as well as a range of other important info.

What does a wedding venue in Liverpool cost?

Much like any city, wedding venues in Liverpool can vary drastically in price depending on what you’re looking for. Liverpool itself is home to dozens of beautiful wedding venues perfect for all kinds of budgets, so whether you’re working on a shoestring or have your life’s savings ready to spend – the city has something to offer.

If you’re interested in tying the knot at one of our Signature wedding venues in Liverpool, then why not get in touch with us to discuss your budget today?

Where can I find cheap wedding venues?

If you’re working to a tight budget, it may feel like finding your dream wedding venue in Liverpool is beyond reach. Whilst we understand that some venues are considered on the higher end of the price scale, there are also plenty of affordable, unique and special wedding venues in the city that can offer a memorable day for you and your loved ones.

If you have your heart set on a wedding venue in Liverpool, but need to keep to a particular budget – why not get in touch with us to speak with one of our wedding specialists who can help you create an amazing day that won’t break the bank.

How far ahead should I book a wedding venue?

Ultimately this depends on you and your partner and how prepared you’re already feeling for the big day. As a general rule of thumb, it is advised that couples preparing to say “I do” book a venue at least 12 months before the big day. However, if you’re right at the beginning of preparations and have very little saved up, you’re more likely to benefit from a window of at least 2 years to get your affairs in order.

On the other end of the scale, you may have the finances aside and plans in place to be able to get married in the same year – but to avoid disappointment or missing out on your dream venue, giving as much notice as possible is advised.

How do I give notice of marriage in Liverpool?

Although a crucial part of any wedding prep, giving notice of your up coming marriage doesn’t need to be complicated. You can easily access full information on when and how to give notice of marriage or civil partnership in Liverpool on the gov website.

What do I need to organise for my wedding venue?

Perhaps one of the most time-consuming aspects of planning any wedding is figuring out what you need for your venue, but this demand can change from one venue to the next depending on a range of things, including how hands-on they are as a venue. For example, some wedding venues include a wedding planner as well as offering other support from decoration and flexibility when it comes to where you will say “I do”.

If you are opting for a wedding venue in Liverpool that benefits from a range of facilities you may not need to travel from the ceremony to the reception, removing the need for transport and reducing the amount you need to spend and organise.

It’s always worth having a discussion with your chosen wedding venue about how they can help and what options are available as this will directly impact how much you need to organise ahead of time.

How many wedding venues should I visit before booking?

This is entirely up to you and your partner, and no two couples will say the same! When it comes to the hunt for your dream wedding venue, not just any space will do and so for some it could take weeks or months of countless venue visits before finding the perfect one. On the other hand, we have had couples who have fallen head over heels for one of our venues, before looking anywhere else.

Our advice is to go to every venue with an open mind, ask questions and get as much information as possible so that you can leave feeling informed and reassured that your wishes have been listened to.

 

 

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23rd August 2019

Sustainable Wedding Ideas for a Planet-Friendly Big Day

Reducing plastic use, minimising our carbon footprint – we’re all aware of our alarming impact on the planet and how to reduce it. But weddings can be a minefield of plastic wrappings, unwanted favours and food waste, making your big day a not-so green wedding.

Aiming towards environmentally friendly nuptials isn’t just better for the planet – it can help you save money and stress by simplifying wedding plans and reducing unnecessary spending on defunct items.

If you’re serious about making your wedding sustainable, there’s lots of steps you can take to make it a plant-friendly day. You don’t have to go mad – but even taking a few steps to reduce your impact will guarantee a special occasion to be proud of as you help the planet alongside celebrating your marriage.

And the best part? You don’t have to compromise on style for sustainability. Thanks to this year’s trend for botanical-themed weddings, green is now a timeless touch for any nuptials.

Go local

 

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Air miles and traffic fumes are some of the worst polluters in the world, so cutting down on travel for your wedding gives big green brownie points towards sustainability.

And it’s not just about hosting your wedding in the local area – using local companies and sourcing flowers and food from your region will cut down on carbon production.

Get serious about sustainability by making a promise to use local brands where possible during your big day preparations.

Think carefully about the location of your venue

 

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When it comes to eco-friendly venue choices, inevitably it’s better to choose permanent wedding spaces rather than renting marquees, as hired tents must be transported to the location.

Even better – pick a venue that’s close to public transport hubs. At Signature Living Weddings, all our venues are just moments away from the city’s Lime Street Station. From the historic White Star Grand Hall at 30 James Street, sitting elegantly on the waterfront, to the sumptuous Shankly Hotel Garden of Eden rooftop space, your guests can travel to the big day without hassle and reducing their carbon footprint.

 

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For a green wedding with a unique twist, why not take a look at our new Rainhill Hall venue? With a stunning open air, woodland ceremony space and gorgeous tree house suites tucked into the trees and lakeside luxury cabins, all available soon, you can bring the outdoors straight into your big day.

Hosting your ceremony and reception in one space also helps cut down on guests travelling. At Signature Living Weddings, we’re happy to accommodate every aspect of your big day from start to finish – making your planning easier, and helping the planet.

Choose favours that benefit the Earth

Inevitably, wedding favours often seem to come wrapped in cellophane or tucked into plastic bags. And sadly, they’re often left behind, thrown away, or unused despite the effort put into sourcing them.

 

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But favours are also one of the easiest ways to make your wedding more planet-friendly. For a more sustainable choice, think about using edible favours (everyone will want to eat a personalised biscuit) or consider offering small, potted plants which guests can take home.

A quirky option that’s increasingly popular for couples-to-be is offering packets of wild flower seeds, which can be personalised and double-up as place names, allowing guests to give back to the environment when they go home.

For a zero-waste option at your green wedding, why not chose to give charity donations in lieu of a material gift? Ask guests to pick from a list of charitable donations, or chose just one close to your heart and give the money you would have spent on favours helping ecological causes.

The dress

Your wedding dress is arguably the most important part of the day if you’re a bride. But sadly, it’s also often the least environmentally friendly aspect of the occasion.

Vintage dresses are an increasingly popular route to sustainability, as are ethical designers produce custom-made garments. But sometimes that won’t work out – and we don’t want to suggest you give up on your dream dress because you feel guilty about its eco-impact.

 

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Instead, focus on the second life of the garment to reduce environmental harm. Too many wedding dresses end up in landfill, so focus on what happens to the dress after your wedding to make a change. Think about hiring your dress, so that you can be certain it gets a second life, or keep it for relatives to also use. Or, think of ways to reuse the materials. Why not craft a cushion or sew parts of it into a quilt? There’s companies all over the UK who specialise in re-purposing wedding dresses into beautiful keepsakes so that you’re once-in-a-lifetime garment can be used again and again.

Recycle, recycle, recycle

 

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Try to cut down on paper-use by minimising the amount of stationary you send to guests. Rather than sending save the date cards, why not use an online e-card service?

And for invitations themselves, source recycled and recyclable paper that won’t be cutting down any more trees for its creation. Some printers even offer vegetable-based inks rather than traditional ones that contribute to chemical pollution.

For an extra green wedding touch, why not use seed paper? Available at a number of online retailers, seed paper lets your guests ‘plant’ the invitations after use, which then sprout wild flowers thanks to seeds embedded in the biodegradable paper!

Look local for food

Catering for large parties is difficult – and food waste is one of the worst offenders when aiming for sustainability at weddings.

 

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At Signature Living, all our restaurants offer regionally-produced and locally sourced food, meaning your can be sure your wedding day menu doesn’t carry unnecessary air miles. Whether you opt for an elegant sit-down meal or a laid back buffet style, we’ll strive to create a menu that uses the best local, fresh and tasty produce for your wedding.

And to cut down on food waste, make sure you designate someone to pack up any leftover food for that post-wedding night snack. You could even try to arrange for any leftovers to be delivered to a homeless shelter, like the Cotton Street Project, although bar in mind that once left at room temperature, the perishable food will have a short life span.

Avoid plastics when decorating the venue

 

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If you’re looking to be as sustainable as possible on your wedding day, decorating the venue can be a minefield. From flowers to balloons, you’d be surprised how much single-use plastics and carbon footprints creep into the least expected areas of wedding planning.

As a rule for green weddings, always look to hire rather than buy to reduce waste. Luckily, according to Signature Wedding Specialist Ciara Martin, borrowing decorations is a great way to keep costs down on your big day. At Signature, our couples-to-be love the centrepiece blossom trees we offer for your reception tables.

 

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Other easy ways to reduce waste include hiring lanterns rather than balloons, using beautiful liquor bottles to hold flowers (all those gin bottles you stored could come in handy) and finding household products that can be re-utilised on the table. Why not keep it homely with tealight lanterns made from jam jars or add a touch of Bohemia by arranging your flowers into jazzy old food tins? A trip to your local vintage store will spark your imagination.

Forego your gift register

 

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Do you really need that ice-cream maker, or will it just end up in landfill a few years down the line? Ask for sustainable and ethical gifts from your guests to ensure you’re not throwing things away a few months after you’ve received them.

Why not ask for monetary donations to help with your dream honeymoon, or request that guests donate to a charity working towards minimizing the effects of climate change?

Pick your confetti with care

The confetti toss as you leave your wedding venue can produce some of the most beautiful photos of the day. But throwing rice or paper around outside isn’t particularly environmentally conscious.

As an alternative, look towards biodegradable and water soluble substitutes or revert to nature with plant-based confetti made from lavender, rose petals, fresh herbs and micro flowers.

Pick seasonal flowers for your green wedding

Flowers won’t last forever – but they might have a lasting impact on the environment. Many cut flowers are flown in from far-away countries like Kenya and have been treated with damaging pesticides that decimate local bio-climates.

To keep your green wedding on track, go seasonal and local and ask your florist to source your blooms from known sustainable producers. You’ll benefit from the freshest, brightest blooms and the planet will benefit from a reduced carbon impact.

For a Spring wedding, consider bulb plants like daffodils, hyacinths and muscari, as well as ranunculus, lilacs and viburnum. In Summer, look towards hydrangea, peonies, the sunshine blooms of sunflowers and larkspur. As you head into the colder months, pick wax flower, stephanotis and dahlia.

 

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Make sure to ask your florist to avoid using floral foam (commonly known as oasis) – this traditional material that is used to hold blooms in place is an open-cell plastic and pretty nasty, causing skin irritation and breathing issues. It’s also not great for the environment.

Or, if you’re keen to make your wedding totally sustainable, opt for potted plants rather than cut blooms. Make like Kate Middleton and hire small saplings to fill an airy venue or buy your own plants which can be planted afterwards for a lasting memory of your special day.

For more information on our stunning venues, or to get in touch and start planning your perfect green wedding, contact us today on 0151 305 3753 or email weddings@signatureliving.co.uk 

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13th August 2019

How to Make the Perfect Groom Wedding Speech

As a soon-to-be groom, making your groom wedding speech can be daunting. Accustomed as you may be to making big speeches, it’s unlikely that you’ve ever given a speech in what can seem such a high-pressured environment.

There’s a lot to consider when making your groom wedding speech including the length, structure, what to say and who to thank, but nevertheless, don’t panic – we’ve got you covered.

Here are some important pointers to keep in mind as you get ready to give your groom wedding speech. We’ve also included some examples that you can adapt and reuse on the big day. Good luck!

Practice. Practice. Practice.

 

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A rehearsed groom wedding speech is guaranteed to be an improvement on anything you can – or think you can – knock up in a minute or two.

What we’re trying to say is, don’t be that groom who, when it’s his turn to stand up, goes to absolute bits, gets his new mother-in-law’s name wrong and who is sweating through his nicely tailored summer suit so much that it’s began to cause a scene.

So, practice your groom wedding speech – maybe even try and make your mates cry a bit, just don’t, whatever you do, leave it to the very last minute.

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to decide. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.” (Louis de Bernieres)

Cut the Clichés

 

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Remember, every groom thinks his partner is stunning (see also amazing, incredible and gorgeous) so think about what makes your partner unique; what makes them stunning to you and no one else.

Are they an ultra marathon runner who eats ice-cream in bed, are they a book-lover, rave-goer, or maybe they’re the most epic hip-hop queen in Eastbourne? Whatever it is, avoid using words like ‘soulmate’ and ‘sidekick’ and resist the urge to call them your best mate.

People want to hear why you love your new-spouse, so make sure you tell them in your groom wedding speech.

“Oh god it’s wonderful

to get out of bed

and drink too much coffee

and smoke too many cigarettes

and love you so much” (Frank O’Hara)

I’d Like to Thank…

 

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Whatever you do, do not turn your groom wedding speech into one long and laborious thank you list. That’s not to say don’t thank your nearest and dearest or the people who have helped and waited on you throughout the day, however, there’s no need to thank your great-great-great uncle Neil who took you to the park that one time.

Hook your guests in with a good tale or two and then bore them with the odd thank you. The pleasantries should be no more than an overzealous extra; a walk-on part even, but what they certainly shouldn’t be is the leading man.

“You seem to me to be in every way the visible personification of absolute perfection.” (Oscar Wilde)

Make Sure You Stay Sober

 

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Sure, you want to enjoy yourself, and yes, a shot or two may help loosen you up – but please, make sure you stay sober.

Staggering up to make your speech, drink in hand, while your spouse’s dad tries to murder you with his eyes isn’t a good look. Stay clear of the free champagne and focus on the job in hand.

So, save the boozing for the honeymoon and let your best man make a fool of himself when he gives his best man’s speech instead.

 “I could tell him, too, that to know and love one other human being is the root of all wisdom.” (Evelyn Waugh)

Make a Toast and Wrap It Up

 

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There’s a skill in keeping your speech short and punchy. A groom wedding speech should be between 1,000 and 1,300 words and should always be to the point.

The moment anecdotes turn into tales and tales turn into novels, it’s time to put everyone out their misery – remember, no one has ever thought when listening to a wedding speech: “I wish that was longer.”

So, skip the odd thank you, wrap your stories up, raise your glass and get it over with.

“We get to choose who we let into our weird little worlds. The question is: Whether you’re perfect for each other. That’s the whole deal. That’s what it’s about.” (Robin Williams)

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We hope you enjoyed our guide on how to give the best groom wedding speech. These thoughtful tips promise to help you shape and structure your speech.

At Signature Living Weddings, we thrive on creating bespoke weddings designed with you and your fiance in mind. From the incredible Rainhill Hall to the spectacular 30 James Street, our venues are simply breath-taking.

We also provide a wide range of flexible wedding packages to ensure your day is extra special. So, why not get in touch today on 0151 305 3752 and start the next chapter of your love story with us.

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2nd August 2019

The 11 Most Romantic Places to Propose in Liverpool

The dramatic skyline, spectacular sunsets and dreamy waterfront of Liverpool make it an idyllic city in which to pop the big question. Here at Signature Living Weddings, we know your engagement is the first step on the path to a magical wedding, so we think you should consider these places to propose in Liverpool and make the proposal as romantic as the special occasion itself.

The city is full of stunning viewpoints, adorable hideaways and incredible experiences that can help make your proposal a magical moment. In no particular order, we’ve pulled together our favourite places to propose in Liverpool.

On the Waterfront

 

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Liverpool’s iconic waterfront is undeniably one of the most romantic spots in the North West. From its palatial architecture to its stunning views across the Mersey – a proposal at the Pier Head on a warm summer’s evening could be a truly unforgettable experience – making it one of the most gorgeous places to propose in Liverpool.

The Cunard Building, one of the city’s Three Graces is situated right on the waterfront. A perfect spot to pop the question and get some snaps to mark the occasion!

Atop Liverpool’s Best Rooftop Bar

 

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Located at the top of 30 James Street, this incredible rooftop spot is part of the amazing Carpathia Restaurant and Champagne Bar. After an exquisite fine dining experience, why not take your spouse-to-be onto the rooftop and propose as the sun sets? Carpathia will be sure to have some bubbly on hand to celebrate afterwards.

It doesn’t have to end there, though. Book yourselves into a luxury room in the hotel here and see where the night takes you.

Climb the Anglican Cathedral

 

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For breathtaking views and spectacular sunsets, there is no better place in the city than the top of the Anglican Cathedral. Sitting 500ft above sea level and with 360˚ rooftop views of Liverpool and beyond, the incredible Vestey tower has been the site of many Liverpool proposals.

For only a few pounds, you can ascend the 108 stairs and enjoy stunning, uninterrupted views of the city, providing an unforgettable spot to begin your engagement.

One of the most awe-inspiring places to propose in Liverpool, the Anglican Cathedral is an amazing place to pop the question.

Under the Petal Shower

 

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If you’ve ever experienced an Alma de Cuba petal shower, you’ll know it’s a moment like no other. So why not surprise your other half with the big question just as the flowers begin to fall? For those not in the know, the petal shower at Alma De Cuba happens every Friday and Saturday at 11pm in Liverpool’s most famous Latin American inspired bar and restaurant. On the hour, a gorgeous petal display rains down on revellers in the spectacular venue, as our samba dancers take to the stage for a vibrant, fun-filled performance.

Plus, the formerly Grade II listed St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church and its new Vestry floor is available for weddings, so you can complete your wedding journey in the place it all began. Retaining many of its original features including the altar and magnificent ornate glass windows, this spectacular venue offers a romantic venue in the heart of Liverpool for your special day.

On the Liverpool Wheel

 

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With the wheel being known as more of a tourist destination, this may be a less obvious choice. But when you think about it, you’ve got a great set up and everything you need for a proposal all in one! You’ll have privacy, amazing views and enough time to build up the courage to ask the vital question as the wheel turns.

The big wheel may not be one of the most obvious places to propose in Liverpool, but it’s certainly one of the most dramatic.

Walking Down Crosby Beach

 

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For a more relaxed proposal that takes you back to nature, a romantic stroll along Crosby beach on a Sunday morning is the perfect time to pop the question for low-key couples. You’re sure to find a moment of intimacy on the dramatic stretch of coastline that has views out to the Wirral and North Wales.

Outside (or Inside!) Sefton Park Palm House

 

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The Victorian architecture of Sefton Park Palm House evokes the dreamy days of times gone by when courting couples would take walks in the park with their betrothed.

Reignite the romance of the past with a proposal amongst the arching glass windows and beautiful flora that fills this spectacular glass house.

By the Love Locks at Albert Dock

 

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Propose right by the water and secure your own unbreakable bond with your very own love lock! Make it even more special by inscribing your own message onto the lock and leaving it as a symbol of your everlasting love.

Evoking images of The Pont des Arts bridge on the River Seine in Paris, the love locks bridge at the Albert Dock is one of the most romantic places to propose in Liverpool.

Within the Intimacy of a Private Suite

 

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For a seductive proposal, why not book the intimately private Signature Living Lust suite and sweep your future spouse off their feet?

The Lust Suite is the perfect place for a cosy, private proposal between you and your partner. Located within The Shankly Hotel, this beautiful pale-pink suite features Signature padding and sensual velvet furnishings. Complete with an indulgent double bed, and a beautiful mirrored ceiling feature, the suite is completed by a luxurious ensuite with whirlpool bath and waterfall shower.

Only a stone’s throw away from some of Liverpool’s most romantic restaurants, The Shankly also boasts a spectacular rooftop bar overlooking the city skyline

Book a room in The Shankly Hotel here – pick out a ring and build up the courage to ask that all important question.

Mathew Street

 

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Forgo the typical proposal spots in Liverpool and instead head to Mathew Street. Pop the question whilst being serenaded by The Beatles’ greatest hits.

Or why don’t you get down on one knee beneath the famous Cavern Quarter sign that greets tourists as they walk down Europe’s most famous street.

Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than popping the question with Cilla Black and John Lennon watching on.

St Georges Plateau

 

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Escape the crowds and head to St George’s Plateau, pick a spot and pop the question. The architecture and décor is as elegant as it is romantic – making it the ideal place to not only propose in Liverpool, but to have a wedding too.

Take your pick from a host of amazing rooms and outside settings and propose in style this summer.

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Already engaged? Congrats! The proposal is only the first step on your wedding journey. Get some inspiration for your big day over on our blog!

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25th June 2019

The Most Fabulous Footballers’ Weddings this Season

When you think of the beautiful game, the last thing you think of is a beautiful wedding. In fact, you’d be right in thinking about awful dresses, even worse decorations and Ashley Cole – unfortunately. In this day and age, however, footballers’ weddings are much classier.

Today’s footballers’ weddings are much more sophisticated, intimate and upmarket. From opulent venues to immaculately dressed guests, take a look at these absolutely stunning footballers’ weddings.

Sergio Ramos & Pilar Rubio

 

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The Real Madrid captain and television presenter, Pilar Rubio, spared no expense as they tied the knot in Ramos’ hometown this month. Andalusia was brought to a complete standstill as hundreds of people lined the streets, desperate to steal a glimpse of the famous couple.

The guest list included notable names such as David and Victoria Beckham – whose wedding back in 1999 inspired an entire generation – Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, and Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, respectively.

Ramos wore an immaculate summer suit, ideal for the Andalusian temperatures, while his bride wore a beautiful diamond embellished veil. Described as the ‘wedding of the year’ in Spain, this footballers’ wedding was simply spellbinding.

Mesut Ozil & Amine Gulse

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A wedding fit for a president. That’s right, Mesut Ozil was married in Istanbul earlier this month with Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan as his best man.

As the president watched on in sheer wonderment, the Arsenal star married model, actress and former Miss Turkey, Amine Gulse on the banks of the Bospherous. Hundreds of white lilies dangled gorgeously above the couple’s heads as they delivered their vows to the sound of the waves lapping against the shore.

Despite causing a furore, this footballers’ wedding was quaint and wholesome.

Gylfi Sigurdsson & Alexandra Ivarsdottir

 

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Would it even be a footballers’ wedding without a private jet? Everton and Iceland midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Ex-Miss World contestant, Alexandra Ivarsdottir, spared no expense as they married on Lake Como this June. Along with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the couple tied the knot at Balbiano, which is described as one of the most important historical properties on the shores of the Lake.

Choosing an ivory theme, white roses were a focal feature of the ceremony as guests were given matching fans to keep themselves cool in the Mediterranean sun.

 

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Alexandra looked stunning in an ivory lace dress complete with a long train, while Sigurdsson looked equally as smart. And not forgetting the couple’s dog, Koby, who we’re sure looked as dapper as his dad.

Daley Blind & Candy-Rae Fleur

 

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Posting on social media, the former Manchester United defender wrote: “Finally I can say that you are mine! Look at her; my beautiful wife, Mrs. Blind.” The Ajax star also went onto reveal that he was going to become a father; now how’s that for stealing your bride’s limelight.

This footballers’ wedding looked absolutely stunning – as did Candy Rae-Fleur who wore an exquisite lace dress and matching vail. Not to disappoint, her new husband wore a fetching black waistcoat, which complemented his perfectly tailored grey suit.

This footballers’ wedding was so romantic that it apparently brought Daley to tears – and looking at his beautiful wife and hearing his amazing news, we don’t blame him.

Harry Kane & Katie Goodland

 

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“I Finally got to marry my best friend,” wrote Harry Kane as he married his childhood sweetheart, Katie Goodland.

The England captain, who has known Goodland since childhood, married his beloved fiancée in an exotic, albeit unknown, destination. This is one celebrity marriage that will almost certainly stand the test of time.

A real life fairy-tale, this footballers’ wedding was one to remember.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our pick of the five most fabulous footballers’ weddings.

At Signature Living Weddings, we’re known for creating absolutely amazing weddings designed with you in mind. Our party accommodation rooms, experienced wedding coordinators and stunning venues make us stand out from the crowd.

From the gorgeous Rainhill Hall to the historic 30 James Street, each of our venues are simply extraordinary. We also provide a wide range of bespoke wedding packages to ensure you make the most of your wedding day.

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5th June 2019

Unique Wedding Ideas that Promise to Inspire You

The main point of any wedding is for you and your partner to get married, correct? Beyond that, however, this is your chance to throw an epic party for you and your guests to enjoy.

So, forget about boring best man speeches, bland food and lacklustre receptions, and instead, take a look at these ridiculously fun and unique wedding ideas which promise to inspire you to think outside the box.

Serve Carnival Food at Your Wedding

 

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We know that carnival food is distinctly American, but who can resist caramel drenched apples, a snow cone – which is the quintessential carnival food, and succulent hamburgers and hotdogs. One way to bring about nostalgia and glee is by serving carnival food at your reception.

Supposing you and your partner met at a carnival, or maybe your favourite memories consist of big wheels and huge teddy bear prizes, nevertheless, these unique wedding ideas and menu options could set your wedding apart from everyone else’s.

Carnival foods may not be wholesome, but they sure are tasty – and everyone loves a treat now and again.

Create Your Very Own Wedding Hashtag

 

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There is no shortage of unique wedding ideas to explore when planning your big day. From classic cars to elaborate photo booths, the modern-day wedding is more fun than ever before.

And now, guests can join in and share your big day on social media by using your very own wedding hashtag, created by you.

Your hashtag could be a play on your names, a creative turn of phrase or even something personal to you and your partner – but whatever you choose, a wedding hashtag is the perfect way to document your day.

Just make sure somebody else hasn’t already taken your hashtag.

A Wedding Bouncy Castle

 

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Couples are jumping on this trend at the moment.

You may associate bouncy castles with children’s parties, but these days, grown-up brides and grooms are jumping at the chance to have a bouncy castle at their weddings. The white wedding inflatable is the latest must have party accessory.

From blow-up marquees to adventure castles, these unique wedding ideas bring a new level of fun to your day.

And remember, you’re never too old to have a bouncy castle at your wedding.

A Live Event Painter

 

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Bored of seeing the same old wedding photographs? You know the ones; you and your partner holding hands, standing next to each other or your groomsmen awkwardly cradling your new spouse.

One way to spice up your wedding photographs is by hiring a live event painter. The painter paints a picture of your wedding as it happens, at the venue. Guests can watch the person work, and you can take the painting away at the end.

From a beautiful wedding painting that perfectly captures your big day to a high-impact piece, a live painting is one of our more unique wedding ideas, but one that is sure to get people talking.

Creative Confetti

 

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Weddings are, at their heart, a lot of fun. However, confetti is often overlooked when coming up with cool and unique wedding ideas.

Largely passed over as old-fashioned, confetti has had a renaissance in the last couple of years – and aside from the paper variety, a huge number of alternatives have appeared.

From snipping up pages of your favourite book or poem to blowing bubbles as you walk out the venue, confetti has never been cooler.

Eco friendly, free and a great idea for an Autumn wedding, dried golden leaves make great confetti. Once more, couples have even opted to throw cute paper airplanes or even lavender.

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We hope you’ve found our unique wedding ideas helpful and inspiring.

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From the spectacular Rainhill Hall to the historic 30 James Street, each of our venues are simply extraordinary. We also provide a wide range of flexible wedding packages to ensure you make the most of your special day.

So, why not get in touch today on 0151 305 3743 or complete our enquiry form here – and start the next chapter of your love story with us.

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29th May 2019

5 Tips on How to Style a Summer Wedding Suit

Whether you’re the groom or a guest, weddings are stressful – and that’s even before you start panicking about what and how to wear a summer wedding suit.

Wedding season is just around the corner – and that means it’s time to step up your sartorial game. But there’s no need to stress. We, at Signature Living Weddings, have devised a foolproof plan to ensure you’re among the best-dressed men at every summer ceremony.

So, here’s everything you need to know about how to rock a summer wedding suit this year.

Live in a Linen Summer Wedding Suit

 

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There is no other fabric so synonymous with summer as linen. Weightless, delicate and practical, a linen summer wedding suit cannot be praised and valued enough. For summer wedding season, linen fabric should be your go-to if you’re a guest.

Embrace pastel colours – but avoid bleached palates, instead opting for shades of grey, stone and cream; and leave the fedora at home. Looking for inspiration? Look no further than Jude Law’s ensemble in The Talented Mr. Ripley or Leonardo DiCaprio’s summer wardrobe in The Great Gatsby.

Regardless of how many summer ceremonies you’ve agreed to go to this year, your linen summer wedding suit promises to be the perfect plus one.

A White Shirt is Your Best Friend

 

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Whether you’re a groom, best man or guest, a white shirt is always the most appropriate choice when dressing to impress.

There’s a lot to be said for the safe, albeit spot on, choice. In linen or any other summer-friendly fabrics, a white shirt is not only the cleanest choice, but it also promises to keep you cool when wearing a blazer.

Plus, when you’ve packed your summer wedding suit away for another year, you can always wear your crisp white shirt to work or on a night out.

This fashion staple never goes out of fashion.

The Importance of Shoes

 

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Make no mistake, shoes are the most important part of any look.

Sartorial godfather, Tom Ford stated that, “black shoes were to be worn with blue suits and brown shoes with grey.” Those are the rules.

So, make sure to leave the inexplicable, disgustingly brown slacks – which seem to be the shoe of choice for the middle-aged man stumbling into questionable and uncool nightclubs on his stag do – in the 90s where they belong.

Make no mistake, trainers can look smart when wearing a tux, however, informal footwear for a wedding is a none-starter. If you’re the groom, as with everything, err on the side of caution and opt for black, plain shoes.

For guests, a pair of loafers may compliment your summer wedding ensemble but, when in doubt, keep it smart, simple and sophisticated.

Accessorise

 

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Maybe the groom gave you a lovely watch as a thank you for being his best man, or maybe your summer wedding suit is crying out for a splash of colour. If that’s the case, your choice of accessorises is every bit as important as the rest of the clothing you choose.

Accessories add personality to your look, from your choice of watch to a matching pocket square. A floral lapel pin is a summer-appropriate accessory, while a windsor tie is a must.

And, if you’re fortunate enough to have the sun as a guest at the wedding, opt for a pair of unique sunglasses for an instant injection of character and panache.

The Cut Counts

 

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There is no more important piece of advice we can impart than to consider the cut of your tux.

A modern or slim tuxedo always works best. And, since it’s such an important day, make sure your clothes are altered appropriately. Indeed, always remember good blazer decorum, and no tying your tie around your head on the dancefloor.

In spite of temperature, never undo your shirt but, above everything else, make sure to have a good time.

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From the spectacular Rainhill Hall to the historic 30 James Street, each of our venues are simply extraordinary. We also provide a wide range of flexible wedding packages to ensure you make the most of your special day.

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20th May 2019

5 Groomsmen Presents Your Friends Will Love

It’s an honour for your most valued and important friends to stand by your side as you say: “I do,” but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be as thoughtful in saying thanks – hence the groomsmen present. Consider the present repayment for the stress of planning your bachelor party or giving a best man’s speech.

That said, buying your mates a present may be the only nuptial-related task you’re responsible for planning, so take a look at these great groomsmen presents.

A Cool Overnight Bag

 

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As you’re packing your bag for your honeymoon, spare a thought for your groomsmen who may have come a long way to be by your side on your special day. Show how grateful you are that they decided to spend the weekend at your wedding by giving them this cool groomsmen present.

Not only is an overnight bag practical, but it also looks cool when you and your mates rock up to the venue, shades on, groomed and ready to go.

Do you think David Beckham or Idris Elba would turn up to a wedding with their belongings crammed into an old suitcase – we don’t think so.

A Cheap but Chic Watch

 

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‘Get him to the church on time’ with this fashionable groomsmen present.

Now we’re not saying you need to go out and buy a hoard of Rolex’s for your groomsmen, but a cheap yet classy watch could be the perfect present for your friends. For that extra special touch, you could even get the watch engraved.

And, in the future, when one of your friends is late, you can smugly point at the watch you bought them and send them the bar.

Classic Car Driving Experience

 

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When picking out your perfect wedding car, why don’t you invite your groomsmen along and go classic car driving.

Who can say no to speeding around a track in some of the most exhilarating cars ever made? Perfect for the petrol heads among your mates, a track day is a great way for you and your groomsmen to escape the pressure of the big day and have some fun.

For the ultimate groomsmen present, look no further than a memorable classic car experience.

A Pamper Day at Morgan’s Spa

 

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There’s no point in your groomsmen wearing their perfectly tailored tuxes and engraved watches for them to look worn out and rough.

Of the pre-wedding appointments that you and your groomsmen should make, a spa day is one of the most important in order to look fresh and raring to go.

You and your mates can enjoy the serene surroundings of Morgan’s Spa at 30 James Street and indulge in some relaxing, male orientated spa treatments as the big day approaches.

Not only does the subterranean spa has a 40-foot hydrotherapy pool where you and your pals can take a peaceful dip, but Morgan’s Spa also has a private bar so you and your groomsmen can keep the bachelor party going.

Book this ultimate groomsmen present here or contact the team on 0151 236 0166 for more information.

Personalised Whiskey Glasses

 

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As the day draws to a close, the speeches have been made and everyone’s on the dancefloor, hand your mates their very own monographed whiskey glass and spare a moment to raise a glass to them for being the best groomsmen you could ask for.

This may be the only chance you get to smoke a cigar with your mates, drink in hand, whilst wearing a tuxedo – just like they do in the movies.

And, what could make that moment even cooler? Your very own monographed whisky glass of course.

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From the spectacular Rainhill Hall to the historic 30 James Street, each of our venues are simply extraordinary. We also provide a wide range of flexible wedding packages to ensure you make the most of your special day.

So, why not get in touch today on 0151 305 3743 or complete our enquiry form here – and start the next chapter of your love story with us.

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30th April 2019

5 Things on Every Groom’s Checklist

Accustomed as you are to planning and preparing, chances are that you’ve overlooked something when organising your wedding.

Today’s grooms are becoming more involved in planning their own weddings – from choosing the wedding cake to selecting a best man. Nevertheless, there is always something to do as the big day approaches.

So, whether you’re a hands-on type of guy or just looking to stay out of the way, here are a few pointers to keep in mind as you draw up your groom’s checklist.

Dress to Impress

 

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For men, dressing for a wedding has never been so important. Thanks to the copious amounts of Royal weddings and celeb nuptials recently, men now have a duty to stand out and look their best.

Once your soon-to-be bride has picked out the colour scheme, you should go and choose what you’re wearing. Whether it’s a regal morning suit or an elegant tuxedo, it’s important for you and your groomsmen to look sharp and sophisticated.

So, save the novelty bow tie for your bachelor party and ask your mates to do the same, pick out something smart and relax safe in the knowledge that you’ve crossed another thing off your groom’s checklist.

The Importance of Grooming

 

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Grooming, be it the fragrance you choose or the haircut you sport, is important – fact. There’s no point in wearing a perfectly tailored tux for you to then look rough.

Of the pre-wedding appointments that you should make, a manicure is one of the most important because your hands are going to be photographed over and over again – and, it goes without saying that you should shave and get a haircut.

Also, this is no day to raise a stink so, post-deodorant, spray on something extra – something that complements what you’re wearing.

An immaculately groomed groom is what you should aim to be.

Transport

 

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If you want a lesson in elegant wedding cars, Prince Harry’s recent nuptials provided just that. Leaving for his intimate wedding reception in a vintage Jaguar E-Type, Prince Harry showed every groom how it’s done.

The lesson learned? When it comes to your wedding day, you want to arrive and leave in style.

So, if you’re looking to escape the pre-wedding madness for a few hours, add the word ‘transport’ to your groom’s checklist and go classic car shopping.

Pick your Best Man

 

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For those of you standing at the end of the aisle, choosing who to stand next to you can be extremely problematic – particularly if you have more than one very close friend.

Not only is the best man’s job to make an hilarious speech at your reception, but it’s also his job to make sure you’re punctual, prepared, dressed and relaxed – so maybe choose someone you can trust.

What we’re trying to say is, pick someone who’s responsible enough to keep your rings safe and get you to the venue because, lets be honest, nobody wants to see another Hangover movie.

You also want someone who knows you inside and out so, whether that be your brother, mate, two mates or your female friend, do what works for you.

Your Groom’s Speech

 

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Nerves, alcohol and new in-laws can make your speech seem daunting – that’s why it should take priority on your groom’s checklist.

Maybe practice your speech a couple of times in front of your friends – and try and make them shed a tear or two.

At the end of the day, you’re standing up and speaking to simply thank your groomsmen, encourage the guests to enjoy themselves and, most importantly, compliment your other half who, we imagine, looks stunning.

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From the spectacular Rainhill Hall to the historic 30 James Street, each of our venues are simply extraordinary. We also provide a wide range of flexible wedding packages to ensure you make the most of your special day.

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25th April 2019

How to Make the Perfect Best Man’s Speech

So, your mate has chosen you to be his best man. Accustomed as you are to planning epic parties and tearing up the dancefloor at weddings, it’s unlikely that you’ve ever given a best man’s speech.

But, you know that best man speeches can quickly descend into an awkward, drunken spectacle during which your mate has his head in his hands. So, here are a few pointers to keep in mind as you prepare to give your best man’s speech. No pressure.

Practice Makes Perfect

Don’t be that guy who, hours before the reception, is nervously scribbling down notes on the back of his hand – only for them to disappear the moment they stand up in a hot, sweaty room. Nor do you want to be that guy, namely Smithy in Gavin & Stacey, who has been banging on about how hilarious his best man’s speech is – only for it to be absolutely awful.

Maybe try your speech out a couple of times in front of the mirror – you’d be surprised how strange it may sound when read out loud.

A rehearsed best man’s speech is guaranteed to be an improvement on anything you can drunkenly scrawl on the back of a napkin ten minutes beforehand

Stay Sober-ish

Sure, you want to enjoy yourself, and yes, a few drinks may help you relax before giving a speech in front of hundreds of people – including your mates who, lets be honest, want you to make a fool of yourself.

But staggering up to make your speech, drink in hand, isn’t a good look. Veer away from the free champagne and focus on the job in hand – delivering an epic best man’s speech.

So, save the boozing for when everyone is buying you drinks to congratulate you on delivering a hilarious speech.

Don’t Mention any Exes

Whether it’s your mate’s former flame or his bride’s bygone boyfriend, don’t mention any exes ever. As far as the guests should be concerned, both bride and groom have never so much as spoken to anyone of the opposite sex.

Your mate’s new father-in-law hates him enough without you bringing up the son-in-law he wished he had.

Plus, swerve using words such as ‘psycho’ to describe the women who passed on the chance to marry your mate. It won’t impress his new bride and it certainly won’t impress the ex-lover who he’s oddly invited to his wedding – but we won’t go there.

Less Humiliation, More Embarrassment

On balance, your tone should be good-natured – you’re describing the groom, not trying to ruin his marriage before it’s even begun. Remember, it’s a wedding, not the bachelor party – so anything that happened on the stag weekend is not for here.

Also, any reminders of criminal activity are out-of-bounds unless it’s either trivial or victimless – and nobody wants to hear about any awkward fishing trips or weird holidays in Amsterdam.

What we’re trying to say is, read the room – it’s not an open-mic night in which your mate is the victim.

Wrap it Up

Ten minutes is enough, honestly. The perfect best man’s speech is a balance of jokes, the revelation of a few embarrassing stories and, a tear in the eye and a hearty handshake at the end. A poignant “I love you, man” as you pretend to hold back the tears is sure to do the trick.

What you don’t want to do is ramble – you’re only stopping people from either dancing, drinking or eating, and nobody wants that. If you’re worried that your speech is too long, skip a few embarrassing stories, raise your glass and get it over with.

And, speaking of raising your glass.

Make a Toast

When James Corden took that piece of plastic toast out of his shopping bag only for it to be met with silence, shows just how hard it is to make a good toast. So, for starters, maybe leave the props at home.

One of the most annoying parts of any wedding speech is being asked to raise your glass every couple of minutes in honour of everything from the DJ to the clergy.

So, raise your glass and ask the guests to do the same, say something cute and relax in your seat safe in the knowledge that you’ve just given an epic best man’s speech.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide on how to give the perfect best man’s speech. These thoughtful and helpful pointers are sure to help you shape an epic speech.

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