If you fancy being 'super-stylish' then why not consider the afternoon tea party, brides to be are heading off to old favourites such as the Savoy in London where you can have Afternoon tea which consists of a selection of sandwiches, an array of delicate pastries and teacakes, and scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Tea is enjoyed accompanied by the sounds of the resident pianist.
Or your may consider Tea at the Ritz which is an institution in itself and who are proud to be a member of the Tea Council's prestigious Tea Guild. A choice of several varieties of tea, finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones, jam and clotted cream and a range of delicate pastries, combine to make for an unforgettable afternoon.
Other salubrious venues can be found not only around London but just about anywhere you find top qualities hotels and restaurants.
And at least this idea will not leave you with a 'hang over'
Wedding Trivia: WEDDING AS A TERM
Although some brides were kidnapped, marriage by purchase was the preferred method of obtaining a wife. The "bride price" could be land, social status, political alliances, or cash. The Anglo-Saxon word "wed" meant that the groom would vow to marry the woman, but it also referred to the bride price (money or barter) to be paid by the groom to the bride's father. The root of the word "wedding" literally means to gamble or wager!