A wedding day is one of the most magical and memorable experiences that two people madly in love will enjoy in their lives. If you’re currently in the throes of wedding planning for your big day, take a break from writing your luxury wedding invitations and consider the simple ways in which you can make your wedding extra special…
1. Beautiful & Bespoke Wedding Stationery
Before you can tie the knot with the love of your life, you’ll need to notify your family and friends of your intention to wed (unless you’re eloping!). Luxury wedding invitations set the tone for your wedding, and may also influence the attendance decision of the guest that is lucky to receive one in the post.
During the busy spring/summer wedding seasons, it’s not uncommon for people to receive multiple wedding invites from friends. If your personalised invitations are luxurious, stylish and unique, they will stand out from the crowd and coax VIPs to attend.
Choose an elegant design for your stunning wedding stationery that is made from the finest quality paper. Embellish it with gorgeous gilded detail, metallic inks, stamping or foiling, to give it personalised designer appeal. A wedding stationery suite traditionally includes a save the date card, a wedding invite, a RSVP card and a pre-addressed envelope. You can also add an information card that provides venue, travel and accommodation details.
Your wedding day is your (and your beloved’s) time to shine and be the centre of all of the attention. It’s a wonderfully special day to feel, look and be your happiest. What makes a wedding special in the eyes of your VIP guests is your ability to host an event that shows off your authenticity and personality.
To ensure that your wedding day is a special and unforgettable event, aim to inject a little of your personality into every aspect of it. Choose luxury wedding invitations that reflect your style and design preferences, and that beautifully set the tone for your big day.
Select wedding essentials and accessories based on your personal taste, and rely on your interests and sense of humour for creative inspiration. The most special of weddings is the unique occasion that family and friends thoroughly enjoy and fondly recall for countless years.
3. Fabulous Flowers
No wedding is complete without fabulous colourful, fresh and fragrant flowers. Whether you’re decorating the wedding ceremony and reception venues, or using botanicals as inspiration for your wedding stationery and/or bridal gown and accessories, flowers allow you to make a strong style statement.
Use an abundance of your favourite seasonal blooms in an array of colours that complement your wedding palette. Aside from the bride’s hand tied bouquet and the groom’s buttonhole, flowers can also be artistically draped in gorgeous garlands, with festooned wreaths hung all around the venue. Floral centrepieces provide a wonderful stylish and decorative arrangement for the reception tables, and will encourage guests who are strangers to start a conversation.
If you’re getting wed rustic style, you can swap fresh flowers for stunning oversize blossoms that are handmade from coloured paper.
4. Romantic Lighting
How you light your wedding reception venue can have a big impact on the overall ambience you create. Great lighting effects can easily transform a space from looking daytime functional to after dark glamorous.
The humble lightbulb makes a chic contemporary lighting fixture for indoor display. This simple but effective option is typically used in Mr & Mrs signage, and can be dangled from horizontal beams to provide beautiful overhead dining illumination.
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding reception, you can really go to town with atmospheric lighting that seamlessly blends into nature. Decorate your outdoor space with strings of beautiful twinkling lights that create a canopy. Ornate chandeliers look absolutely stunning suspended over tables. Lanterns are perfect for lighting the way along a path.
And don’t forget to add romantic candlelight in a variety of forms – tealights in glass jars or hanging baubles, and pillar candles in hurricane lanterns or centrepiece candelabras.
5. Special Gifts For Guests
Let every guest know how much you value and appreciate them by giving them a little thank you gift. The tradition of giving guests wedding favours – usually pretty pastel coloured sugared almonds – originated in France. Couples getting hitched today can choose wedding favours that complement their wedding theme, or that make unusual keepsakes. You can buy them ready-made or DIY your own to save money.
Choose from creative ideas like monogrammed gift bags/tags, wine or beer bottle labels, a small potted flower seedling/bulb, or whatever your imagination comes up with. If you prefer to give your guests food and drink wedding favours, you can always opt for popular fancy handmade chocolate truffles, or mini bottles of bespoke gin.
A practical, but fun, hangover kit is an excellent gift for guests that have attended an unforgettable and extra special wedding. The kit should include a pick-me-up hangover remedy or rescue tea, plus something edible. An aromatherapy pulse point oil or balm also makes a thoughtful addition.
6. Big Love
The most important thing that every wedding needs to make it special is an abundance of LOVE. It’s the day when you finally say “I do” whilst surrounded by people who love you, and you begin a happy new life with your spouse.
When writing your luxury wedding invitations, take a moment to think about each person you are inviting. Reminisce about happy times you’ve enjoyed together, and send them you warmest loving wishes. As you seal the envelope, visualise each VIP joining you on your very special wedding day.