Quiz: What's your venue style?
Take our quick quiz to find your perfect setting
1. A wedding planning-free night on the sofa beckons, but which box-set do you reach for?
A. Sex and the City – Carrie and co will always be your style inspiration
B. Glee – there’s nothing else like it for a feel-good fix
C. Mad Men – you can’t get enough of that ‘60s glamour!
D. Er, who needs box sets when you’ve got the six-hour, Colin Firth version of Pride & Prejudice on DVD?
2. You and your H2B have a day to yourselves – what’s the plan?
A. Ooh cocktails and sophisticated dinner somewhere in the city please!
B. You head for the coast – with a romantic picnic and sneaky bottle of champagne of course
C. A drive along country roads in an open-topped car, followed by a bottle of wine at a rustic pub
D. A stroll around a beautiful museum or historical haunt – you love soaking up the atmosphere
3. Your wedding style icon is:
A. Kate Moss – her big day was achingly cool
B. Kate Middleton – doesn’t everyone want to be a princess?
C. Lily Allen – loving the idea of her relaxed country knees-up!
D. Sophie Dahl – you adored her classic stately home takeover
4. Which of these scenarios would most fill you with dread?
A. Going camping on your honeymoon
B. Having to dramatically scale back your dream wedding
C. Spending the next two years agonising over wedding plans
D. Ending up in a wedding venue without any nice photo spots
5. Which of these statements sounds most like you?
A. I’ve never been afraid to stand out from the crowd
B. I know what I want, and I always end up getting it!
C. I’m a laid-back type, and usually go with the flow
D. I can’t help it, I’ve just always been a hopeless romantic!
6. What’s most likely to be found playing on your iPod?
A. Justice, or the latest cutting-edge DJ or dance act
B. You’re a Gaga and Rihanna kinda gal
C. The National, or anything that’s relaxed and chilled-out
D. Michael Bublé, plus you’re a sneaky fan of Classic FM
Mostly As: Try a city setting
Sophisticated and style-conscious, you want a wedding venue that’s sleek, modern and all about subtle glamour – just like you! Why not go for a boutique hotel or statement art gallery in the heart of a bustling city, and style the space with a statement monochrome colour scheme that just whispers modern romance?
Mostly Bs: Opt for a magical castle
You’ve been dreaming about your wedding since you played ‘brides’ at six years old with a pillowcase on your head, and now you’ve got your chance to turn fantasy into reality! Your perfect venue is an enchanted castle that your guests will remember for years to come, and you’ll get to be the princess! Choose a statement colour scheme like regal purple or gold to fit with your setting.
Mostly Cs: Choose a romantic barn
Relaxed and spontaneous, you want a venue that isn’t too formal, and allows you to show off your creative side. You have a sense of humour about everything, and want your day to be fun and relaxed for everyone involved. A rustic, romantic barn is the ideal venue to reflect your laid-back attitude. If you’re not afraid to start with a blank canvas, this setting is perfect – many owners will allow you free rein from the catering to the decorations, so you can really make this type of venue your own for the day.
Mostly Ds: Search out a stately home
You’re a bit of a perfectionist and like everything to be just so. You’re inspired by tradition and want a venue with history and personality, so an elegant stately home is your dream choice. Magnificent architecture means admiring gasps from your guests and the opportunity for some unique photo opps. This type of venue often offers all-inclusive packages so you won’t have to stress about the details either. Think English garden chic for your theme – delicate pearls, pastels, and dusky roses!