Written by: Leah Addison, Wedding Coordinator at The Inn at Honey Run
Tip #1: Use every square inch of the venue space.
When Kip and Kristina visited The Inn before booking they became fascinated with the “mouse hole” that they found on our first floor. The story behind this oddly shaped hole in the wall really has nothing to do with a mouse, rather the former owner used to have her office here and carved out a hole so that her cats could come and go. Kip, loving the hole’s shape and story, transformed it into his own mouse hole for their wedding day. Using plenty of time and creativity, he built a tiny box shaped like a wedge of cheese, inside placing a gift for his soon-to-be bride with a one-of-a-kind poem inked on the bottom.
Tip #2: Create a keepsake item that you can display.
Bethany and Robert were fortunate enough to have a team of people who created one-of-a-kind pieces for their wedding day, including this custom card box that was built as a replica of their home. Not only did this piece serve as a focal point to their gift table, but was a story for their wedding day as guests could examine in awe over the intricate details of this replica building. Now, this smaller version of their home sits in their much larger home as a detail that they look at and reflect on their wedding day with family and friends.
Tip #3: Treat your guests to a late night snack.
After a full day of beauty prep, photos with family, and dancing the night away, what’s better than a late night snack that brings back old memories? Our many late night snack options, including our popular S’mores Bar, create an extra thoughtful add-on to your wedding day. Can you count how many campfires, late night burgers, or game nights over chicken wings you and your fiancé got to enjoy? It’s the perfect touch and final treat to your wedding night and another way to add a unique detail that is specific to you and your partner.
Tip #4: Make your wedding meal your favorite meal…brunch!
If you’re anything like me, you’re already looking forward to Sunday brunch on Monday morning. Heck, sometimes I even want my Sunday brunch on Saturdays. Brunch does not have to be limited to Sundays, Saturdays, for groups of two or groups of ten. Since brunch is already a special occasion, it only makes sense to select it as your meal of choice for your wedding day. There are several custom options to choose from when selecting your brunch menu – Western omelets, Belgian waffles, and a fresh fruit and yogurt bar, to name a few.
Tip #5: Give your guests a piece of your travels.
Kelsey and Alex loved to take long road trips to fun, unique places. When planning their wedding they decided to share their travels with guests in a special way – through gift bags! Inside you could find their favorite Chicago popcorn, most treasured Columbus cookie, and even their preferred water from Michigan. Taking the time to share these distinctive moments with your guests is a special way to tie in your favorite things, travel and family!
To discuss your unique and creative wedding day at The Inn at Honey Run, contact our wedding specialist.