Wedding Advice | Event Planning Tips
The wedding planning is underway…how about the wedding recovery?
There is no doubt that your wedding will be absolutely amazing, especially with the help of The Event Bible resources. To complete your wedding experience for you and your guests have you considered the day after? Here we list 6 steps to organising a great wedding recovery. It is certainly worth the forethought…
When the big day is done and dusted, there will be mixed emotions – you will be high on love, you will be incredibly grateful to have had such a wonderful wedding, however equally sad and relieved that the day is over. One thing is for sure, you will be wishing you could do it all over again.
So why not do the next best thing, back up your fabulous wedding and let the good times roll on with your favourite people at your wedding recovery.
Why Organise a Wedding Recovery?
The wedding recovery is all about taking it easy, continuing the celebration with friends and family in a much more relaxed environment, while having an absolute ball. The pressure is off, and you can now take a breath and unwind. Benefits:
- Take it all in once more with your favourite people.
- Catch up on wedding goss and stories.
- Chat to those you may not have had the opportunity to do so the day before.
- Re-use wedding styling, flowers, resources.
- And thank those you love.
The recovery planning is probably not high on your agenda when you are busy managing your wedding. So here are some pointers to take on board to make the process a lot easier. A wedding recovery does not have to be an extravagant affair, in fact, it can be quite the opposite.
How Do You Plan a Wedding Recovery?
Be organised and plan the recovery well in advance. You will want this day to just roll out with ease.
Make it incredibly easy. The less you have to think about, the better. Perhaps you could simply hire a venue that manages the recovery for you.
Ask one of your friends or family to help manage this event and to be the prime contact for the vendors/venue in case they need someone to speak to while you are busy with your wedding preparation.
Do not over think it. Everyone attending your recovery will be backing it up from the day before, so all they will want is something to eat, drink and a place to unwind.
Plan the recovery according to what day it is – for example if it lands on a Sunday you may simply offer a breakfast bbq & coffee van as people will need to get home to prepare for the week ahead. However, if it is a Saturday you may like to look at the event as a party. Go to a venue that serves nice drinks, cocktails, hire a DJ and serve some yummy food. Dance the day/night away!
Will this event be kid friendly? If so, you will need to be mindful of choosing an appropriate venue/location.
Some Wedding Recovery Pointers:
- Work out the format – what type of recovery would you like to hold.
- Select an appropriate venue – for instance a private residence, hired accommodation, house with a pool for a pool party, local pub, wine bar, rooftop bar, the wedding venue, event space, restaurant space, gardens etc.
- Select food – easy to eat/serve food such as charcuterie tables, leg of ham, spit roasts, BBQs, substantial canapes, burgers, paella and food trucks are always popular choices.
- Select drinks – easy to serve drinks such as coffee trucks, beverage vans, cocktail mixologists, mobile drink trucks.
- Ensure the venue is suitable to all your guest list, from the kids to the elderly.
- Select music – live, DJ, acoustic, background etc.
- Organise some garden games – if hosted outside.
Check out our Pinterest Inspiration for your wedding recovery.