Chances are astronomical that whenever a couple announces a new engagement, the conversation will swiftly turn to the breadth and width of the impending nuptials. While this knee jerk-reaction to the word “wedding” is understandable, one must remember that not every celebration of marriage must be measured in tonnage.
There is another way…
The wedding coordinators at the Warrington Country Club are expert in planning a Bucks County wedding of any size. A small, more intimate celebration may be more preferable to the wedding couple than the big, splashy, event-of-the-century type of affair for a variety of reasons:
1. The budget is small—fewer guests, by its very nature, cost less. Or, if the couple is determined to indulge their guests with only the finest of culinary offerings, the couple can treat fewer guests like royalty and not blow the lid off the budget.
2. Creative freedom—a small event allows the couple to customize the day and fully express who they are. This kind of personalization tends to get watered down when the numbers on the invitation list goes up.
3. Emotional connection — with fewer people to contend with, the couple can spend more of their precious time with the very people who mean the most to them. Also, the guests in attendance feel welcomed, special and more intimately connected with the couple because, well, they made the cut…
4. Everyone can play – Requesting assistance with the minor tasks that come along with planning any event is an easier ask when the event is small, as opposed to asking for help with an event resembling the size of fleet week.
5. Creating an atmosphere that celebrates the guests as much as the wedding couple – Very few people make it to the alter without a parade of people behind them who helped get them along to this stage in life. Why should this day be just about the newly married couple? Fewer guests mean everyone is celebrated. Everyone is in the pictures, everyone has a chance wish the couple well, and everyone is attendance matters.
No waiting in a reception line, no impersonal “table 7” cards – Plan an event that is personal, intimate and memorable for all in attendance.
It’s been said that love is “sweeter the second time around”, but planning a second wedding can quickly turn sour if wedding plans get off on the wrong foot. Let the professional Bucks County wedding planners of the Warrington Country Club guide you in the best customs and practices of a second wedding — so getting hitched goes without a hitch.
Here are the most frequently asked questions of encore brides and grooms:
Q: Is it appropriate for the bride to wear white? A: It is a myth that a re-bride cannot wear white. The beauty and freedom in the second wedding it that the bride is not bound to any particular custom or tradition. She can wear whatever looks best on her; be it ivory, cream, pink, yellow or any other color of her choice.
Q: Should there be attendants? A: The good news for the girlfriends of the bride is that a gaggle of identically dressed bridesmaids in a row probably seems out of place at a second wedding. That’s not to say that the bridal couple won’t benefit from the supportive presence of their children, friends, family and other loved ones. One maid of honor and one best man should probably do the trick.
Q: Is a big splashy event tacky? A: If the first nuptials for either party were a large, traditional occasion-to-remember style event, a splashy soirée the second time around may be too similar for comfort—especially if the first marriage ended badly. Furthermore, first weddings are often driven by the agenda (and wallets) of the couple’s parents, and frequently include many parent-inspired guests. A more mature couple, most likely footing their own bill, will probably desire a more intimate, low-key affair with the most important people of their choosing.This being said, the beauty of a second wedding is that there are no hard-and-fast rules. If either the bride or groom missed out on a big event the first time around and wants to celebrate large, there is nothing in the rule books that says they can’t.
Q: What about the kids? A: Absolutely include the children to the extent that they want to be involved. The best rule of thumb is to ask the children for their input, then respect their wishes and include them as much (or little) as they want to be included. There are endless ways to include the kids: a bride may have her son walk her down the aisle or have her daughter and or new step-daughter serve as the special attendant. A son may act as his father’s best man. Lighting a unity candle all together during the ceremony is a nice touch and symbolizes the blending of two families into one. Couples can incorporate “family vows” into the wedding vows during which the parents promise to love and care for their new step children. Having the new family sit together as one unit is a nice touch at the reception. Of course gift giving, before, during or after the event is always appreciated by youngsters. The point is to make the children feel important and valuable during this important time in their parents, and their own, life history.
Warrington Country Club…thank you! We had a wonderful wedding thanks to all your help. Linda, you are amazing and were there to guide us through every step…thank you so much! Everything was so beautiful, and you made it so easy for us. The food (as we already knew) was delicious and everyone loved it! I know we will always remember all the details of our special day ~Jackie Bissell
There isn’t enough good things we could say about this place. From the start Linda, our coordinator from the first day, was hands down fantastic. She helped, had a great sense of humor, and just flat out a great person. The inclusions of the price per plate beat everyone in the area and are, in our opinion, of extremely high quality. We heard the food was amazing, and sure enough, exceeded expectations. Not one guest said the food was anything but excellent. My wife and I will tell everyone who is going to be getting married to go with Warrington. The entire experience was utterly fantastic. ~Dominic Koltenback
Vintage wedding themes are trending for 2012. The 1920 decade has inspired our modern bride. Because the 1920′s were a prosperous era, social customs became more relaxed. Clothing styles reached a new revolution in fashion. The flapper dress and extravagant hats and headpieces make a beautiful and fun wedding idea.
For an outdoor wedding, consider using vintage 1920′s sun umbrellas (or parasols) for you and your bridesmaids
A sequined flapper dress in different colors for each one of your bridesmaids adds a chic modern edge
For headpieces use items such as large feathers, pearls, and birdcage veils
Use 1920′s inspired wedding invitations to set the tone for the entire wedding
Outdoor Weddings instead of destination weddings and wedding ceremony & reception at the same site are current trends due to today’s economic concerns. Many couples are choosing smaller weddings and spending their money more wisely.
TheWeddingReport.com predicts destination weddings will decline or remain flat in 2012 as couples are sticking close to home for their wedding day. Choosing outdoor weddings or all-inclusive locations to simplify and save money.
Other trends include:
Keeping the guest list numbers under 150
Choosing dates in other months than the traditional June Wedding – September, August and October are on the rise
Doing it yourself flowers, invitations and websites
Planning, shopping and registering online
Choosing to have the wedding ceremony and reception at the same site
For convenience and cost, more brides are choosing to have their wedding ceremony and reception at the same site.
More couples are color blocking by contrasting complementary bold and bright. Choosing a solid color like pink or purple for a bouquet or centerpiece and pairing it with black and white linens to create a clean formal look.
Vintage chandeliers and candelabras with crystals are in, as are candles and colored lights.
Couples are seeking to provide their guests with a fun laid-back personal reception.
Warrington Country Club Wedding Ceremony Special available now thru June 2012. Contact us for more information or call 215-343-1630. We schedule appointments 7 days a week.
In one week the hugely anticipated wedding of this century will be seen by an anticipated Two Billion Viewers. And though it’s still a week away, it is already setting the tempo for weddings in the months to come.
The word is the traditional wedding is back. From beautiful romantic dresses, romantic flowers, and traditional cakes, wedding couples are back to that original wedding feel.
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Royal purple seems likely to be the color of the year. This bold and vibrant color will accent well in the Wedding Photos.
Our belief is a wedding should be exactly what you want it to be and should be all about your personal touches. Make your wedding day all about the 2 of you. Personalize and you will have no regrets when you look back at your Wedding Photos.
Any wedding held at the Warrington Country Club includes an experienced, knowledgeable wedding coordinator who will assist you, your family and guests in having a trouble-free memorable day.
Every bride wants to be glamorous, so consider moving toward the trend for a traditional wedding.
Vintage Weddings are increasing with elegant styles. People love buying and wearing vintage wedding dresses, vintage transportation to get to their wedding, vintage wedding accessories and decorations and even having wedding photos produced in sepia tone finishes. Veiled, jeweled or feathered hats are totally in – plus they cost less than a traditional veil.
This is the stuff dream weddings are made of.
Did you know that your booking at Warrington Country Club includes your own Personal Coordinator to the Wedding Party & Guests through the Entire Reception?
My wedding was on October 30th and I wanted to thank you for a wonderful day. Everything was exactly what my husband and I had planned. You helped make our wedding day so special and I know we will never forget it. We just got some pictures back and the outside looked beautiful for the ceremony. Again I’m sorry it took me a few months to send you this thank you, but we wanted you to know how happy our wedding day was at the Warrington County Club!!
Thanks Again for everything!! Please thank Art for me too!!
WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Award™ for Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue Category goes to Warrington Country Club.
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Warrington Country Club has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue!
The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.
Warrington Country Club is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.
“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”
We are happy to announce that Warrington Country Club is among the very best Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.