For a true Mancunian, the city is always in their heart. So why not include it in your wedding? Whether you live in Manchester, are from Manchester or just getting married there it’s always fun to include nods to the city in your decor.
Manchester isn’t just any city, for the people who call it home Manchester is a unique community. It doesn’t matter how crazy or different your style is or how out there your beliefs are, you can find your tribe in Manchester. So from dramatic city skylines to cute bumble bee designs, find out how you can include your favourite city in your wedding.
1. Manchester save the date cards
When you’re sending out those save the date cards, why not give your guests a hint of what’s to come? You can decorate your cards with cute bumblebees or the Manchester Eye. If you’re a bookworm at heart why not have a silhouette of the John Rylands Library? For weddings which are sure to be an awesome party why not go for Hacienda themed save the dates? Let your guests know what they’re in for!
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2. Location themed seating chart
Table names are a great way of giving a nod to a theme without your theme feeling overdone. If you prefer the subtle touch you could include Manchester places in your seating chart. Name tables according to areas like Didsbury, Salford Keys or the Northern Quarter. This way you can give a nod to Manchester and all the locals at your wedding are sure to love it.
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3. Bee wedding favours
There are lots of directions you can take this particular idea in. Bees are such a cute motif for wedding favours. They double as a nice design and as a memorable souvenir for your guests. You could opt for little jars of honey, bee keyrings or bee cookies. Or if you really want to help the bees why not give every guest a small packet of wildflower seeds they can plant for the bees in their garden? You can have them printed with a bee design and your wedding date!
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4. Manchester skyline invites
We have such an amazing skyline here in Manchester so why not use it? You can create gorgeous invitations using the Manchester skyline. All your guests who are from Manchester will love it and the guests coming from farther afield will have a great souvenir!
5. Manchester playlist
We have some amazing music and musicians in Manchester. You could even get a local band to play at your wedding. If you go for the DJ route make sure to ask for some of the classics like Oasis and Take That.
Why not make your wedding playlist one of your favours too? You can create a playlist and share it will all of your guests after the wedding through Spotify or Youtube. That way your guests are sure to think of you every time they play it.
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6. Street art decor
Citizens of Manchester are lucky to have some really incredible street art and graffiti. If this is your style you could include it in your decor. Art posters on the walls or graffiti designs on your invites are perfect. Graffiti and street art really not your thing? There are so many amazing artists in Manchester, why not purchase a few prints to decorate your venue? Or even better talk to a local artist and showcase their work at your wedding! That way you can help a local business and decorate your wedding at the same time.
7. Make a meal of it
Themes can be tricky to use right. You want just enough to feel the right vibe and not too much so that your entire wedding is about the theme. Food can be adapted to your theme without being in people’s faces too much.
Why not go local for your wedding breakfast? There are so many amazing food producers around Manchester it would almost be a shame not to use them! You could go to G Wienholts bakery out in Alderly Edge to get some of the best sweet treats around or choose real Cheshire ice cream to go with your dessert.
There you have it! Our top list of ways to bring Manchester into your special day. We hope you have fun using these ideas. If you loved any of these ones or have more of your own please get in touch on our social media channels. We’d love to hear from you.
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