You’ve booked the venue, bought the dress and found a perfect photographer. You may be thinking it’s time to put your feet up, but there’s much more planning to do. Often, when it comes to wedding planning, the little things make all the difference. Here are some suggestions for touches, which will help to make sure your big day is the best day ever.
Once you’ve said your vows and enjoyed a lavish dinner, it’s time to get the party started and let your hair down. There are loads of different types of entertainment on offer for weddings and you don’t have to go with the standard choice of a DJ. Why not book a magician or hire some Brazilian dancers? Get a live band to perform, or create your own festival outside. Adorn bars with ice sculptures or look into photo booth hire. There’s nothing more fun than grabbing a load of friends and donning some silly outfits for an impromptu photo shoot.
Many people enlist the services of a driver with a classic car for their wedding day, but there are other options to consider. If you’re having an informal outdoor wedding, why not go for an old school campervan? If you’re after something traditional with a twist, rent an open top vintage sports car and drive yourself to the venue. Create a spectacle by arriving in a horse and carriage or go for broke with a helicopter ride. If you’re having a country style wedding, old-fashioned London buses are a popular choice.
You want to look your best on your big day and it’s essential to get your hair and makeup right. Book some trials in advance of your wedding and try out some styles and looks. Go for makeup artists and hairdressers with experience and look through their portfolios. Don’t be afraid to say if you’re not keen on some styles. This is the whole point of trial runs. It’s often helpful to take photographs from magazines with you so that your stylist has an idea of what you’re after. You can also search online for inspiration.
Decorations can make all the difference on your wedding day. You want to make your venue look stunning and create something spectacular for your guests. Choose decorative items and features, which match the theme and style of your wedding. Add bunting, mismatched jugs and jam jars filled with flowers for a shabby-chic wedding. Drape beads over candelabra for a romantic Parisian. Or create a chic modern look with tall cut-glass vases filled with pristine white calla lilies. Inject your personality and let your interests and passions shine through. Your wedding day should be a reflection of your relationship and the things you love.
Once you’ve sorted planning priorities, you can start thinking about the details. This is where the fun really begins. Put your stamp on the day and create a unique experience that you and your guests will never forget.