7 Lockdown Wedding Ideas that are Truly Unique & Simply Wonderful3rd August 2020
Here are our premium lockdown wedding ideas, which are designed with you special day in mind. 2020 has been a truly unique year for a multitude of reasons. Countries all over the world have been sent into intermittent ‘lockdowns’, with events being strictly limited to immediate family. Consequentially, some weddings and wedding anniversaries have had to be postponed. With the new lifting of lockdown restrictions, we want to work with you to ensure your special day is even more unique and special than you had envisioned, pre-Covid-19!
Lockdown wedding ideas for drinks – make sure they look eclectic!
Consult with your bar staff and mixologists and ask them for drink recommendations, based on the theme of your wedding, the location, season or venue!
Here are some of our lockdown wedding cocktail and drink suggestions.
A CLASSIC CROWD PLEASER:
THE APEROL SPRITZ – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST:
BLACKBERRY THYME SPARKLER
- 120g blackberries + 8 more for garnish
- 230ml Water
- 230g sugar
- 1 bottle of champagne
- 120ml gin
- 4 long sprigs of thyme
- Gold baking sugar for the rim
GINGER BASIL GRAPEFRUIT SPRITZER
- 1 grapefruit; plus additional grapefruit for garnish
- 3 x 350ml cans of ginger soda
- handful of fresh basil
- 60ml basil simple syrup
Put a couple of cubes of ice into 2 glasses and add a 50 ml measure of Aperol to each.
Divide the prosecco between the glasses and then top up with soda, if you like.
Reduce blackberries in a small pan with water and sugar, simmer for 5 minutes, until the blackberries are soft and the simple syrup has turned to a bright pink/redish color. Then drain and allow to cool.
Prepare your champagne glasses.
Add gin and then the blackberry simple syrup to each glass.
Drop two blackberries in each glass.
Fill the rest of the glass with champagne and top with a sprig of thyme in each glass.
Juice one large grapefruit and segment additional grapefruit or garnish if preferred. Fill a pitcher half way with ice.
Pour soda, fresh grapefruit juice and simple syrup. Mix well. Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh basil.
Ensure they’re served with style on these Pearl Oyster Cream Serving Trays
Wine List, Carafe & Bottle Stoppers
Crystal Wine Carafe
- Gusbourne Cherry Garden English Rosé, 75cl
Available here from Fortnum & Mason
- Ridgeview Fitzrovia Rosé, 75cl
Available here from Waitrose Wine Cellar
- Fortnum’s Sancerre Rosé, Andre Dezat, 75cl
Available from Fortnum & Mason
- Chablis Grand Cru ‘Grenouilles’ Louis Michel, 75cl
Available here from Fortnum & Mason
Whether it’s health drink shots or premium vodka shots, ensure your guests are having the most fun with these memorable shot glasses.
Incorporate local delicacies
Perhaps your wedding will take place very close to home this year. Lockdown wedding ideas can include researching your local area, discovering it’s unique history and bring this to your special day.
If you live near the coast, serve Oysters on our Octopus with Glass Bowl.
Octopus with Glass Bowl
Lobster Trio Bowl with Mitre Shells
Fill the well of the glass with crushed ice and place fresh Oysters on, accompanied with wedges of lemon
Or you could always serve lobster on our Trio Bowl with Mitre shells.
Polka Tray Shell Cream
You could Serve authentic handmade Chelsea Buns on handmade Polka Dot Trays.
Cheeseboard Cream – Coral Handle
Serve your finest, local cheese on our cream coral handled cheeseboard.
Bring international destinations, to you!
If exploring what your local area has to offer doesn’t live up to your international ambitions, bring the dream international destination to you! Travel restrictions or not, your wedding can offer tasting stations or a full menu of cuisine from your dream destination (even if the destination itself remains very much a dream for the near future!)
Here you can browse our Jungle & Safari Products, to really make you guests wild with adventure!
Explore our Sea Memories Products, for a calming but fun nautical inspired theme:
View our delicate Botanical Range here. These products will help your guests feel serene and at one with nature.
Dragonfly Bowls – Pearl Oyster Cream/Silver
Size: Extra Large
Really play up your lockdown wedding tablescape
As far as Lockdown Wedding ideas go, this is quite simply a must! Create a truly unique tablescape by opting for unique items that set this wedding apart from any other.
Instead of using plates for plate chargers, opt for something more unique; think palm leaves for a tropical setting or why not try our servers?
Serving Platter with Turtle – Pearl Oyster
Also available in:
Have fun with the seating arrangements
Who’s making your guest list this year? Perhaps you’re going for a far more paired back number of guests? Whoever you’re inviting, make them feel extra special to you with these truly unique modern-meets-traditional placeholders. They’re guaranteed to make your guests smile. Otherwise, they make for beautiful menu-holders for each table.
Make your lockdown wedding personal, with your favourite charity
It’s been a really tough year for everyone, with charities being a sector who have been disproportionately impacted. Is there one that’s dear to you, or has become important to you during lockdown?
Leave a card on the table explaining which charity you would love for your guests to donate to.
If you’d like help to choose a charity, use this service.
Lobster – Menu Holder
Some lockdown wedding ideas aren’t new, but can be reimagined for the most memorable experience!
Most importantly of all the lockdown wedding ideas, you must make memories that will last a lifetime! Whether you’re feeling in a quirky, defiant and tongue-in-cheek mood, or if you’re just wanting to bring the class and sophistication that your day deserves. In either case, make your day truly, one to remember.
Ask your guests to to leave their memories and messages in these stunning keepsakes jars and boxes.