Planning a Weekend Wedding Celebration

More and more couples are opting to spend a whole weekend celebrating their marriage. With just one day, it’s easy for it to feel like a whirlwind and you are left wanting to carry on celebrating. So if you are planning a weekend wedding celebration we have some top tips for you.

Weekend Wedding Celebration


Finding a venue that will accommodate your wedding party for a weekend isn’t as hard as you’d think. With lots of venues understanding the desire for an extended celebration you can get a good deal. From beautiful country houses to boltholes in city centres or even glamping in a field. There are so many different options depending on the style of your day.

When you are looking, think about what you want from your weekend and how you’d like to feel. Some couples opt for a formal country house whilst others want a more relaxed vibe.

Our real brides section on the blog can help you see what other brides wedding days have been like. Also check out our Pinterest boards for more wedding and venue inspiration.


A vintage style wedding dress is an obvious choice for a weekend wedding celebration. It’s a versatile wedding gown that can see the bride from day to evening and even a change of location or style.

If you have a bolero or shrug it could double up for the second days festivities and worn with a different outfit. Keep elements of your wedding throughout, so even small details such as the wedding colours or a significant piece of jewellery can be worn throughout.

Ivy Lace by Timeless Chic is a stunning short wedding dress that can take you from day to night. It’s got all the elements of a short wedding dress mixed with a dipped hem that gives a train. This in-house designer wedding dress is from our High Low collection which has a twist on the modern vintage style wedding dresses. Add petticoats in your wedding colours or change your shoes to keep the look fresh.


Think about whether you want all your guests with you the entire time. Do you want to have just those closest to you onsite? Try and make sure even if there is accommodation off site that you have the majority of your guests in one place. This way it allows minimum stress and maximum enjoyment for everyone involved.

Parking is sometimes an issue too so choose somewhere with ample parking or at least accessible by public transport if needed.


You’ll need to decide what you want out of the weekend and plan accordingly. Even the most relaxed affair needs a little structure if you are dealing with lots of people. It can be kept as simple or complex as you want.

For a retro theme wedding day you could have homemade games on the lawn and lots of rustic details. If you are wearing a short wedding dress then you’ve got no worries and can move from inside to outside with little effort.

Jada short wedding dress Rita Mae

Try a dress like Karly Jada by Rita Mae which has lots of stunning details. With a tea length wedding dress you can glide around in an outside location without fear of damaging the dress. The beautiful satin is comfortable and light and creates a fantastic silhouette for any bride to be.

Cutting Edge Brides

If you are planning on having a weekend wedding celebration and haven’t got your dress yet, we’d love to help. Book your one to one appointment and enjoy a relaxed and comfortable consultation. Try as many of our tea length and vintage style wedding dresses as you want. Find the perfect style and shape for you among our 200 designer short wedding dresses.

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