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If you are engaged and planning your wedding then firstly huge congratulations to you, we know how exciting it is to be engaged and be able to finally plan your special day. Many people have dreamed of this for their whole lives so understandably there is a lot to organise, and because it is such an important day you’ll want to make sure that there isn’t anything you’ve forgot, however it can be easy to become overwhelmed with the bigger things which can lead to you struggling with organising the finer details.
We thought it might be a good idea to put together some of these finer details you may want to consider when planning a wedding so you can relax knowing that you’ve got everything covered. These little touches will also help to ensure that your big day is personal to you and also different from any other wedding that your guests will have attended before.
Invitations / Stationary
The first thing that will set your wedding apart from anyone else’s is the invitations. This is the first glimpse that your wedding guests will have of your day, and will reflect your personal style and tone you want to create on the day. You may choose to have an elegant, sophisticated style which can be represented with gorgeous invitations, elegantly written in calligraphy and perhaps with ribbon or satin on there too. Alternatively if you’ve decided to go with something completely different such as a themed wedding or even a wedding abroad, then the invitations can show this. This is a chance to be creative and there are plenty of fantastic stationery suppliers who would love the opportunity to create something unique.
Not only are there your guests’ invitations to think about, but why not create some unique personalised cards to give to your friends who you’d like to ask to be your bridesmaids or even your best man. Some people choose to do this with personalised cards or you could even include a small gift in there too. This is not only thoughtful but also something that they will keep and remember forever.
Entertainment / Music
The music or entertainment you choose to have on your day is important as this will set the tone and create the ambience for the day, it’s also something that a lot of people tend to forget about or do last minute. When choosing the music for your day think about your personal style and again the tone you want to set for your day. If it’s an elegant affair then you may decide on some elegant live music such as a pianist or a string quartet. This will really enhance your walk down the aisle and definitely evoke emotions too!
Something that many people don’t think about is also the ambience for during the wedding breakfast. This is when you and your guests will be enjoying your meals together so you don’t want something too overpowering, however it’s a nice idea to again think about having some live music rather than putting on your playlist on your phone, as it will make it more special and
also many musicians can learn and perform your favourite songs too. Sometimes it makes for a nice talking point too, so guests can listen to the music and guess the title of the songs.
Decoration / Lighting
The décor of the venue on the day is often something that people don’t plan or think about in too much detail, but it will provide the backdrop for your photographs and again set the tone for your day. Some venues are beautiful in their own right and may only need a few elegant touches, whereas some are more of a blank canvas and this will allow you to be creative with what you choose.
One of the finer details to think about and that can create an elegant touch is by incorporating candles and low lighting into your day. This could be in the form of candles in lanterns placed down the aisle, or even having hanging tea light holders adorned around your venue. Obviously the time of year may affect the impact of these, for example, if you are having a winter wedding then candles would work really well.
When thinking about your wedding breakfast too, it’s a good idea to think creatively about how you can decorate the chairs and tables and what chair covers and linens you’d like to have to blend with your centrepieces. Again there are plenty of options out there for you such as flowers, plants and candles, but you can make things personal too, but choosing to have personalised table favours for your guests. This is something that will be a nice keepsake for them too of your day.
Not everyone decides to have speeches at their wedding, although this is a tradition that is usually done by the father of the bride, the best man and the groom. Sometimes the maid of honour or even the bride may want to say a few words to her guests too. A fun way to help break the ice between guests on the tables and help them to interact whilst enjoying their meals is by having some games or quizzes on each table. Usually, many people who are seated together might not know each other, so it will help create a better atmosphere in the room and also help to ensure your guests have a good time too