Dreaming of a one-of-a-kind wedding, but want to avoid planning an elaborate destination that could inconvenience guests who prefer not to travel far away from home? There are still ways to set your special day apart while staying close to town. Try these unique wedding ideas that will have your friends and family talking for days:
A Non-Hotel Wedding Reception
Stay away from hosting your wedding reception in a hotel. Open your mind to non-hotel wedding venues that are full of charm and character. Give your guests a night to remember that’s both rustic and close to nature, such as La Mesa Eco Park and Angelfields Nature Sanctuary. Both venues are an easy drive from central Metro Manila and can give weary city dwellers a much-needed fresh air.
For artistic themed venues, try booking the Metropolitan Museum Manila or the Pinto Art Museum. These venues will surely make for a unique and one-of-a-kind affair. However, be sure to arrange a sedan rental in Manila because unlike hotels, these venues will not be able to provide a bridal car.
Make your wedding a less passive experience by incorporating a “Create Your Own Corsage” booth. Guests can pick from an array of flowers to customize their corsages during the pre-reception cocktail, so you can take your time on the photoshoot and not worry about guests while you change and refresh for the reception. You can also have a customizable wedding favors gift set by laying out useful and practical trinkets your friends and family may be interested in.
For older guests, they can have aromatherapy massage oils, attractive pillboxes, or a small picture frame. For younger guests, you can have them choose between handmade soaps and stress-relief inhalers. Giving guests some autonomy during the night will provide a one-of-a-kind experience that will be talked about in the coming weeks.
You don’t need to fall into a generic exchange of vows even if you opted out of a destination wedding. Try these ideas that can still set your special day apart and stay close to town.