Your wedding day is one of the most important in your lives so it’s important to get it right. Finding a venue that can cater for your dreams and your guest list, with the right theme is vital for your Asian wedding so we’ve compiled a list of ideas it the perfect day. From the decorations to your catering, and transport links to the perfect venue, you need to consider every aspect to make the day one the two of you will never forget. Take a look at our top Asian wedding ideas below:
Decide on the size of your guest list first
It may not be the most exciting part of wedding planning but your guest list will determine a lot – how big your venue needs to be, how big your catering budget needs to be and how many people may need accommodation for the night. You won’t be sending out invites straight away but you will need to know how many people you want to come to the wedding. There’s no point in finding a beautiful wedding venue and then realising that you want to invite 100 more people than it can fit.
At the same time, you won’t want to be paying extra for a venue that is too big and wants you to pay money for people who won’t even exist. There are various layouts that you can have for your wedding reception and you’ll need to check that you like the layout, whether that’s several long tables or lots of smaller tables. You may want to have a little extra room available, as even though not everyone will be able to make it, there may be friends that you make between booking and the big day who have earnt an invite.
Make it your own with a theme
Asian wedding themes
Depending on your preference, there are so many themes available, whether you want to go royal, Bollywood or even spice it up with a magical fairytale or myths and legends theme. Once you’ve picked your theme, you’ll have to decide how far down that road you want to go, whether you’re including small elements or whether your guests will know it from the invitation all the way to their place settings. You can even include entertainment like dancers or magicians to enhance your wedding theme further and end the night with a glorious fireworks display. There are so many Asian wedding entertainment ideas out there that the sky is your limit. You could even use these little twists to inspire your wedding cake and wedding favours! Your wedding is a great day to show off what you love most about your culture so make sure you take that opportunity.
With so many vibrant colours available, you will be spoilt for choice, whether you’re looking for chair covers, place settings, table decorations or gorgeous fabrics for wedding backdrops and drapes. If you will want to decorate extensively, make sure you know what the venue will allow and when you will have access to the venue to decorate. There’s no point in having elaborate decorating plans if you or your helpers won’t get access until just before the ceremony. Some venues may have limitations in terms of their fixings and what can be used to attach decorations, plus you should find out the height of the ceiling, as you wouldn’t want to find that there isn’t room for all your ideas.
Finding your perfect Asian wedding venue
Great transport links
Many people have to travel a fair distance to attend a wedding, sometimes needing to take a flight from another country so it’s important that the venue you choose is easy to access and has great transport links. You’ll want to make sure that there is easy access from main roads and motorways, as well as nearby train stations and airports that are within an hour of the venue. Excellent on-site parking (preferably free) is also a must for those who are either driving their own vehicles or renting them for the occasion.
Choose a venue with accommodation
Even those guests who aren’t travelling from afar may appreciate somewhere to lay their heads after the wedding and having to travel into town (either with a designated driver or an expensive taxi) isn’t everyone’s idea of good fun at the end of a long day when you need to wind down. The guests who have had to travel far for the wedding will certainly want somewhere convenient to stay, and may need to stay the night before as well, so make sure your venue has a way to accommodate your guests, especially if you’re planning to make it a multi-day event to keep the fun going longer.
Asian wedding food ideas
Get the venue with the right catering options
When choosing your Asian wedding venue, you’ll have to take a close look at the catering options available. Most venues will be able to offer a great wedding breakfast, as well as additional food for the evening but it is worth finding out if you can bring in external caterers. This may be one from a list that they can recommend after hosting many Asian weddings or it could be a caterer that you have discovered yourself that you would love to use for the event. Knowing these details early on will prevent you from selecting the wrong venue.
Break with tradition
If there’s something that you love about English cuisine, why not add it to your menu? You could even have a traditional grand feast during the day with a BBQ in the evening. There are so many options open to you, it’s just a matter of deciding what you want for your big day. Don’t forget to offer some exciting mocktails for those who won’t be drinking!
There are so many aspects to the perfect wedding and everyone will have their own version of what that looks like so make sure you take the time to decide what is important to you and what will make you happy, no matter how many Asian wedding ideas you see! Doing your research and having tours or requesting samples is important to ensure that you’re getting exactly what you want. If you’re ready to book your Asian wedding in Swindon, get in touch with our team today.View our Asian wedding venue