12 May 2016

A day in the life of BTE – ‘The day before the wedding’

It’s an exciting time here at Box Tree Events HQ, with the wedding season well and truly under way we have a very busy year ahead of us.

It goes without saying that each wedding is uniquely different (it’s part of why we love working in this industry so much), but we thought we would give you a sneak preview into just some of the ‘behind the scenes’ work that goes on at a Box Tree Events wedding at the stunning Denton Hall…

It’s the day before the wedding and months of planning have finally come to an end, with tastings, fittings and trials all done it is finally time for our couple to take a step back, relax (if they can!) and savour those final moments before tying the knot.

Unlike many other venues Denton Hall will only hold one wedding a weekend, this means there is never any rushing round trying to pack up a previous wedding ready for the next one to start. Our bride and groom have exclusive use of the house from Friday afternoon right through to Sunday morning and can really take on the roles of ‘Lord and Lady of the Manor’ – which is greatly encouraged! This also means that setting up the hall can all be done the day before, the bride and groom can be involved in aspects such as setting up the dining room decorations, putting out favours and adding personalised touches around the hall as much or as little as they like.

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The Friday set up starts with a quick meeting with the Bride and Groom to run through how the weekend will pan out, this is their chance to ask any last minute questions, and our opportunity to calm any last minute nerves!

It takes around 3 ½ hours to transform the dining room and house from its weekday face of NG Bailey’s head offices (definitely not your average office building) into the spectacular wedding venue that we know it as. The BTE team take over the house moving furniture, crockery, glasses and equipment to put everything in place for the drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception ready for the next day.

After the plates have been polished and counted, table cloths have been ironed to perfection, the last napkins have been folded and put in place and absolutely everything has been double checked the dining room doors are closed and locked ready for the grand reveal on Saturday.

Now all that’s left for the Bride and Groom is to have a good night’s sleep followed by a hearty breakfast ready for their big day ahead

Ellan Palmer – Events Assistant