Happy Welcome

This welcome banner was perfect for Becky and Korny’s wedding, at Furtho Manor Farm in Milton Keynes, it was vibrant in colour, and involved the children, who loved doing it.  With the Happy tune in the background it set the tone for a very vibrant and inventive wedding. I love them. (and the banner!)

A new take on "Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today...."

A new take on “Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today….”

Banners and placards are a great way to set the tone of your ceremony and to give people a sense of the wedding being a bit different and informal. Often they take people pleasantly by surprise. Becky’s nephews and nieces ran in to the song “Happy” after the arrival of the Bride, Bridesmaids and Groom. The banner in gorgeous colours had been made to match the brightly coloured wedding colours. I don’t know who made this one, but its a lovely idea to use for involving various members of family in the lead up to the big day. Sometimes there is a member of your gathering who doesn’t like the limelight but enjoys being creative, or children who like to get involved. It was really touching to see them running in beaming to welcome the guests in a less traditional manner.

It is always nice to use visuals where it doesn’t have to be words, and words where only words will do. With a “Welcome banner” or a placard you have all sorts of options, and you can write whatever you like, and anyone can make them. “Daddy, here comes Mummy”, is one I have coming up next year,; “Here comes the Bride” on a placard is really cute carried in by a pageboy. I love this idea, and particularly like the long banner carried by several children. Using them is a way of saying something simple visually.