Why a Fall Wedding Should Be at the Top of Your Big Day’s Wish List

Fall foliage, harvest-themed fashion, and recent renovations at the Warrington Country Club

fall weddingEven if you’re still in the very beginning stages of planning your wedding day, you’ve probably already figured out that choosing a season for the ceremony, and then a specific month, should almost certainly be the very first step of your planning process.

According to The Knot, June, August and September are three of the year’s most popular wedding day months. Which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise — the time-honored spring or summer wedding, after all, has long been thought of as a customary nuptial tradition. In some circles, it’s practically expected.

But we’d like to officially register our approval for a matrimonial trend that seems to be increasing in popularity with each new year: getting married in the gorgeously elegant season of autumn.

There are so many reasons to consider a fall wedding: The romantically crisp weather. The warm colors and flavors of the harvest season. An autumn-themed reception, complete with a roaring fireplace.

For your own planning purposes, here are a few more fall-season factors to bear in mind while putting together the details of your big day. Continue Reading Why a Fall Wedding Should Be at the Top of Your Big Day’s Wish List

Planning Your Wedding is Tough, We Can Help!

Planning a Bucks County WeddingPlanning the perfect wedding isn’t easy. There are so many decisions involved in creating your perfect day. Couples can get overwhelmed choosing the right invitations, flowers and music. Not to mention creating the right guest list and seating chart! That’s why the  Warrington Country Club and Banquet Center provides complimentary wedding planning assistance. The guidance of a trusted wedding coordinator can take the stress off the planning process so couples can focus on the joy of the occasion and not the stress of the decisions. Ensuring your big day goes without a hitch is all in the details!

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5 Wedding Trends For the Inspired Bride-to-Be

1. Make It Fun: Fun elements give a good-natured feel to your wedding day. For example, photo booths are becoming increasingly popular, and the props used can make the basis for your wedding theme. Props that represent the bride and groom’s personalities are great plus and can add some real color and interesting poses to the wedding photographs. Make sure to have tonnes of moustaches, luscious lips and top hats to finish off the theatrics! Transform the props into design ideas that can be incorporated throughout the wedding stationery, table decorations, etc.

2. Make It Posh: Candles and chandeliers are huge this wedding season and can add a mood and aristocracy to the reception. For outside events use hanging glass candle jars, Christmas lights and chandeliers dangling from the trees. Indoors, take advantage of high ceilings with extra special crystal chandeliers or create an indoor canopy of lights. Indoors or outdoors, be sure to suspend candles from tall floral arrangements or cluster candles in groups.

3. Make It…Pork?: The Entrée of the Year is Pork! Surprise guests and cater to the foodies with a main course that veers away from the expected beef or chicken offerings. Whether the wedding style is fun, chic, traditional, southern-style, elegant or funky, brides across the board are demanding elegant, restaurant quality, gourmet style menu offerings for their guests.

4. Make It Pop: The cake, that is. The dominating cake trend right now is clean and modern − with just one amazing pop of embellishment such as a bow, monogram or flower. The other major style takes the opposite tack, using eye-popping color or all-over appliqués. And finally, a traditional idea has come around again: Brides are requesting cakes that mimic wedding-dress details such as lace.

5. Make It Move: Gone are the days of the electric slide, that leads to the 1950’s set, followed by the 1980’s set, sprinkled with a few pop chart hits to get the crowd limping (or not) to the dance floor. Brides and grooms now want to mix genres and play everything from James Brown to Michael Jackson to Beyoncé in the same set and appeal to everyone at the wedding. Blending electronic music, Mumford & Sons, sexy Brazilian house and bossa nova is a refreshing change that really gets the party started. Another surprising trend is to have live musicians that play along with the DJ.

Let the helpful event planners at the Warrington Country Clubs personalize your event − and still be within your budget. Call us at (215) 343-1630 to get started planning the days of your dreams!

2013 Wedding Trends

Alright brides and grooms, the new year is just around the corner which means your wedding could be too! If you are planning a 2013 wedding there are some things you should be looking out for in the planning process and may want to consider including.

Reception Lounge

This trend began in take off in 2012 and it’s expected to get even more popular in 2013. The reception lounge offers a little getaway from the dance floor for guests to eat, drink and mingle in a relaxed setting. The lounge is a perfect spot to feature your signature cocktail, finger foods, a photo booth, a build-your-own drink station or any table games. Definitely a groom’s favorite!

Fabulous Florals

For spring 2013 weddings, soft shades of yellows mixed with grays and lots of pastels will be included in the wedding floral decor. Come summer, get ready to see over-sized and brightly colored blooms. Also, an emerging trend will be the “just picked from the garden” look and feel with hand tied bouquets and lush, mixed centerpieces.

Extended Wedding Receptions

A growing trend in 2012 was the “after party” following the reception which included its own music, food and other specialized components. Many couples will look to continue this trend in 2013, and others will look to do a similar thing without all the extra expenses. Receptions will last a little longer so that couples can fit in all the entertainment and food they wish. Some receptions will be divided into three sections, the cocktail hour with low-key music and food, the dinner “hour” (usually two to three hours) with the expected wedding traditions, and then two to three hours of loud music and dancing for all the late-night guests.

Emerging Patterns and PrintsBucks County Wedding Trends

Everything from the popular stripes and chevron of 2012 will continue to grow in popularity, but we will also see delicate florals, bold graphic prints, gingham, paisley and even some polka dots enter the wedding scene. Not only will these looks be used in the wedding party attire, but also as accents for table runners, napkins, centerpieces and invitations.

Ready to plan your 2013 Bucks County wedding? Any wedding held at the Warrington Country Club includes help from an experienced wedding coordinator throughout the planning process. Contact us today about our special wedding packages so you can personalize your special day without going over budget!

Ideas For Bibliophile Brides Planning A Bucks County Wedding

bib•li•o•phile
[bib-lee-uh-fahyl, -fil]
noun
a person who loves or collects books, especially as examples of fine or unusual
printing, binding, or the like.

Bibliophile brides-to-be, rejoice!!

According to Brides Magazine, the joy and whimsy of a day filled with type-set panache is easily achievable for those with the “write” stuff. With just a little creativity, poetic license and a novel approach, you can create an impression about your Bucks County Wedding that will imprint on your guests forever (I’ll stop now…).

Typography-inspired ideas to “copy” (sorry, I couldn’t resist) include:

  • Personalized paper placements that highlight you and your betrothed special milestones (when and where you met, mutual hobbies and activities, favorite music, inside jokes, etc.)
  • Everything is more special when it’s monogrammed!!! Banish the ordinary program and make yours burst off the page with a custom logo and colorful designs in all the fonts of the rainbow.
  • Get your guests in on your obsession with all things “words” by positioning an old-school dictionary (remember them?) and colorful pens in a conspicuous place at your outdoor wedding venue. Ask your guests to circle meaningful words and share their thoughts with you about your special day.
  • Decorate your cake with the lyrics of “your song”, a favorite poem, bible excerpt, your vows or any other collection of words that defines your love.
  • Spell out the menu, bar or music selections by gluing Scrabble® tiles onto a large wooden or metal tray and prop on an easel for all to see.
  • Spell out your love in every language – cookies customized with the word universally understood to be “all you need”.  Amor, Amour, Liebe, Amore — your guests will know that you are a serious romantic — with a love for words!!