London really is the ultimate location for a fabulous city chic wedding. There's a huge choice of venues, great transport links and endless stylish suppliers right on your doorstep. Plus, to top it off, just imagine your photographs with that iconic skyline as the backdrop.

So, if you love the idea of a stylish London wedding, read on for our top tips on how to throw the perfect city celebration...

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The venue...

London has everything under the sun when it comes to venues. Contemporary couples should check out the art galleries, photography studios and cool industrial settings. Then there are the more bohemian choices, such as old churches, parks and wetlands, along with plenty for the traditionalists too. Think stately libraries, museums and majestic grand halls with stunning architecture.

Ayeasha and Stephen's micro wedding table settings and decorations
Ayeasha and Stephen

Ayeasha and Stephen married at Richmond Park with a beautiful blue and rose gold colour scheme. "There was a wedding happening while we were on a date there once," says Ayeasha. "There was something about the deer and the beautiful park that cemented it in our minds."

Real Weddings Bromley: Katherine and Gary chic city do
Katherine and Gary

London is also blessed with an abundance of delightful town halls. Sin Mei and Wai-Yee held their ceremony at stylish Marylebone Town Hall, then made use of the city's amazing parks with pictures in nearby Regent's Park. Katherine and Gary chose smart Devonshire Terrace, near Liverpool Street. "It has a glass atrium and stunning tree-filled gardens, which was the best of both worlds," says Katherine. "It had the industrial feel of a city wedding and greenery for those all important photographs.”

Bride and groom stood by Love Lane sign at Greenwich
Helen and Terry

Helen and Terry married in Greenwich Registry Office's spectacular Victoria Hall. "We also love the military history of the area," says Helen. "So, for the wedding breakfast, we chose The Guardhouse at the old Woolwich Arsenal army buildings."

The practicalities...

The joy of a city wedding is that there will be plenty of accommodation options locally. Also, when you're choosing your venue, make sure you consider transport links too, as city parking can be limited. If you and your guests are travelling between venues, why not get right into the spirit of your London wedding? You could treat everyone to a ride on a classic red double decker bus, complete with ticket inspector and retro ticket machine!

The dress...

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Wedding dress featured: Niamh by Viva Bride

Your wedding dress is a hugely personal choice. So, if you want to wear a sparkling princess dress in a super modern venue or high-fashion design in a traditional church, you go ahead! However, a London wedding is the perfect backdrop for one of our more contemporary dresses, such as a Signature Collection sheath or dramatic mermaid style. Alternatively, something with a modern vintage feel looks fabulous. Our stylish shorter designs, like this elegant tea dress, have just the right vibe for the city streets.

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Ally and Damon

WED2B bride, Ally, paired her cute tea-length style with a festive faux fur bolero and elegant heels for a stroll through the city, following a ceremony at Morden Park House. They even ended the night by dancing in the streets! "It felt like a scene from a movie and was just incredible," says Ally.

winter wedding london

The suppliers...

Well, you'll be completely spoilt for choice when it comes to finding London-based suppliers. It's a good idea to head to one of the major London wedding fairs first, where you can see lots of suppliers all in one place. Plus, don't forget to check out our suppliers pages too. It's where you can find all the very best wedding companies in Greater London, such as wedding planner Natalie Ellen Weddings or florist Henrietta Hickling Florals.

Natalie Ellen Weddings
Natalie Ellen Weddings
Henrietta Hickling Florals
Henrietta Hickling Florals

This bespoke London-themed stationery by On Cloud Nine features beautiful vintage-look maps of the city. It's a brilliant way to set the tone for a stylish urban wedding.

On Cloud Nine Stationery

When it comes to the look and feel of your London wedding, be guided by the type of venue you choose and your own personal style. For example, this modern cake by Simply Irresistible Cakes London would look amazing at funky Trinity Buoy Wharf, the industrial venue where Michael and Cantara held their wedding.

Simply Irresistible Cakes London
Real Weddings Bromley: Michael and Cantara’s industrial East London wedding venue - Sawyer
Michael and Cantara

Alternatively, the shimmering modern florals of this delight by Pretty Yummy Cakes would be ideal for Georgina and Toby's colourful wedding at a minimalist white studio in Shoreditch. For more theme ideas and help on how to choose the one for you, check out our Inspirational Guide to Wedding Themes blog, too.

Pretty Yummy Cakes
Real Weddings Surbiton: Georgina and Toby’s contemporary London wedding - Billie
Georgina and Toby

The photographs...

The London skyline is one of the most iconic in the world, so make sure you plan some time into your day for photos in front of the landmarks, such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the London Eye and more. Even if you're not near any tourist hotspots, the classic red phone boxes, London buses, unique street art and traditional black taxis all make for a great backdrop, too.

LVRS Photography
LVRS Photography

Why not make a weekend of it?

Lastly, if you have guests travelling in from all over the country (or the world) , why not turn your wedding into a weekend city break? There are so many fabulous things to do, from London Zoo, the V&A and the Science Museum to taking in a play or a musical. Consider hosting a welcome dinner on the first night, and giving guests a list of activity ideas. You could even throw in some cheesy 'I Love London' souvenirs too! Then, when the big day is over, a classic British roast in one of London's historic pubs is the only way to end the weekend in style.

So, we hope that's given you plenty of ides for your London Wedding. For more inspiration check out our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pages too, as well as our WED2B blog. Lastly, don’t forget to read our latest real bride stories too, for tons of great ideas on how to throw a chic city wedding.

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