Planning a wedding is no joke, and it can be hard to choose what details to incorporate. There are a thousand and one different ways to have a wedding and you want to make sure it’s memorable and fun for you and your guests. Whether you have a wedding planner to help you decide or not, here are 5 tips to refine and elevate your wedding day.
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1. HAVE A BEAUTIFUL AND INFORMATIVE INVITATION SUITE
An invitation suite sets the tone for the wedding before the day even arrives. Not only is it a beautiful way to share a hint with your guests about what your wedding colors and theme may be, but they also provide all the needed information to help your day run smoothly.
A easy way to ensure all your guests arrive on time for the ceremony is to list the start time 15 minutes earlier than you will actually start. That way you give a little buffer in case of traffic, bad weather, or any other unforeseen circumstances.
2. HAVE A SEATING CHART
Seating charts may not seem like an exciting wedding detail, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Make your seating chart match your personality. Let it add a beautiful design feature to your night and simplify the flow of your wedding guests. Having assigned seating helps you know the exact amount of tables and chairs needed in your set up, helping you stay on budget. It also ensures no one is left sitting alone and decreases guests’ anxiety about not knowing where to sit.
Pair this with an RSVP in your invitation suite and you have an impressively organized set up for a luncheon or reception dinner.
3. LET GUESTS CREATE MEMORIES BY HAVING A PHOTO BOOTH AT THE RECEPTION
This is one of my favorite wedding day tips. Weddings are often a fun night out for guests to celebrate with the bride and groom. However the happy couple can’t always be entertaining the guests at all times. Having small activities for them can encourage them to stay for all the festivities throughout the night. So before that dance party starts, open a photo boot for them to enjoy!
Most photo booths print out multiple sets of the photos so they can each have a set, or you could use the pictures to create a unique guest book experience where your guests can sign along side their image. Then you can easily remember everyone who came to celebrate with you on your happy day.
4. USE FLORALS TO ENHACE THE ATMOSPHERE OF YOUR VENUE
There’s nothing quite like the language of flowers. They can be ethereal and enchanting, romantic and soft, bold and dynamic. They speak and demand to be heard.
Flowers can be used in flat lays, table center pieces, ceremony designs, and of course bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and crowns. But have you ever thought of hanging them from the ceiling? Throwing the petals as you walk back down the aisle after you say “I do”? Or even incorporating edible flowers into your menu?
I always recommend to my brides to put aside a decent part of their budget for florals, as there’s nothing quite like a wedding filled with flowers.
5. CELEBRATE WITH A CHAMPAGNE POP
Champagne pops bring a spark of playfulness to your wedding. It can be done with just the two of you, your bridal party, or all your friends and family watching. It’s a great way to kick off the party as you dance the night away.
Don’t drink? You can always trade out the champagne for a Martinelli or your favorite kind of bubbly.
All you need to do is pop the cork, hold your thumb part way over the opening, and shake away as the bubbles start flying from the bottle! Always remember to check with your venue on areas they suggest, as you never want to leave a sticky mess for them to clean.
Congrats! With these wedding day tips, you’re well on your way to planning the wedding of your dreams. Remember to take a deep breath and smile. It’s going to be a beautiful day.
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Amanda is a full time photographer who captures classy weddings and motherhood moments for lovers of laughter and light.
February 20, 2023