Planning

What Makes Your Wedding Day Yours?

Your wedding day is probably one of the most expensive parties you will ever throw but it is also your chance to confirm and share the love you and your partner have. Planning this day will take a lot of time and effort you have to get it right. 

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Making your wedding days yours is no mean feat. There are a lot of traditions that you may wish to observe and still more that your family expect you to uphold. But there might also be things that you want to do and new ideas are entering the wedding industry all the time. 

Culture and Tradition

Culture plays a huge part in how weddings are organised and executed (for want of a better word!). A Pakistani wedding planner would probably have a few different ideas to a Jamaican wedding planner or a British wedding planner, for example. This is because wedding ceremonies have been developed over centuries and each culture has a slightly different idea of what makes the perfect day. 

How much you choose to observe your cultural heritage and tradition is entirely up to you. This is your day and you can do what you want with it. However, do remember that culture and tradition is part of what ties us to our communities so don’t shrug them off too hastily.

Celebrating Your Own Quirks

The rise of the quirky wedding comes down to couples having more confidence in the choices they make for their wedding day. You don’t have to stick to a theme or incorporate ideas that don’t sit well for you – in fact, you are more than welcome to take all inspiration you like from around the world and enjoy a day made for you. 

Celebrating your own quirks as a couple is one of the best ways to show who you are and be proud of your relationship. Your wedding day should be fun so incorporating the things you love most only makes sense. So, if you want to have a mini pitch and put area for your guests or you would like to conga down the aisle, you go for it! 

Friends and Family

Who you invite will make all the difference to your day. This is why figuring out the guest list can be so fraught – family and friendship always comes with a bit of politics that can make things uncomfortable! 

With this in mind, making a wedding day yours necessitates also making it work for your friends and family. If you want to sneak off for a photoshoot in the middle of the day, for example, make sure that you leave at a point where there is plenty for your guests to be doing such as dancing or playing games. If you have children coming to your wedding, you should also think about how to keep them happy and relatively out of the way! 

Your wedding day will be a day to remember but ultimately, this is just one big party. The real tip for making the day yours is simple: do what makes you happy.

Decorating Your Wedding Your Own Way

The way that your perfect wedding day looks is really important. Not only do you want everything to look fabulous for all of your guests, but you will also have all of your memories saved for posterity by your wedding photographer- and the details need to be flawless. 

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Pick A Theme

Having a unifying theme to link all of your decorations together can be very useful. It will help you when it comes to making decisions about what to use for your big day. Having a running theme can enhance the look of your wedding. 

There is no right or wrong approach to picking your theme. It is your wedding day, and you need to choose a theme that suits you. If there is something important to you in your life, why not include that? Maybe you are both fans of a particular film or band; There may be style choices that you can make that will reflect this. 

Once you have your theme sorted, it will be much easier for you to go out and find the things that you need. 

Picking The Right Flowers

If you have flowers at your wedding, then getting the right type will be necessary. You will want to find colours and shapes that match the overall aesthetic. Flowers can be used to tie in with the decorations, or the outfits. Whatever flowers you go for, make sure that you like them.

Why not search online and have a look at beautiful wildflowers such as this rosebay willowherb. Alternatively, go to a florist and look at as many options as possible. 

Again, there is no right or wrong type of flower to get. Just make sure that anyone who is holding, or wearing one is not allergic to them. 

Decorations: To Make, Or To Buy?

When it comes to other decorations for your wedding, the sky’s the limit. You can do anything that you want to do. However much you want to decorate, or not; it’s up to you. 

The important thing is that you find your style. You might choose to browse Pinterest or wedding blogs, but ultimately, this is your day, and it should be how you want it. 

If you are after a unique look that is full of original items that can’t be found in the stores, you may want to make your own decorations. 

If you are handy with a glue gun and a pair of scissors, get crafting. A helpful tip might be to involve bridesmaids and groomsmen who might have an artistic flair to help you craft everything that you need. 

You can, of course, still buy your decorations, and this might be a better option if you are not very artistic. If you are pressed for time or worry that you’d get too stressed making your own, buying might suit you best also. 

Table Decorations

A lovely idea is to include photo frames on each table. You might want to pick funny or cute pictures of you both to place in then. If you choose photos that have some relevance to memories you may have shared with the people on that table, this might be a nice touch. 

If you want to give the personal feel to each table, why not use photos of each guest instead of name cards? This will make everyone feel especially welcome at your wedding, as you will have shown that you will have put thought into choosing a photo of them. 

If your wedding has a theme, find items to build up a centre piece on each table. Try and make each table different, and get creative with your designs. 

General Decorations

Bunting is something that can easily be made. It is simple and effective. It is also very cheap, so if you have a large venue to decorate, this will be helpful.

String lights can be used to create a lovely ambiance. You may need quite a few sets, so start sourcing these early. Ask friends and family if they have any sets that they don’t use, or could loan to you.

Mains powered string lights won’t need batteries. However, you will need to find enough sockets to power them. This should be a consideration when it comes to deciding which type you are planning on buying. 

Pinwheels make a beautiful, bright decoration that can add a bit of a quirky hint to the venue. And you may also want to look at using paper hearts as a starting point for some of your decorations. 

 

5 Things To Consider Before Choosing The Perfect Wedding Venue

One of the hardest things when it comes to organising your wedding is finding the perfect venue for your big day. Whether you’re looking for small or you want an extravagant venue to suit your personality, you need to be sure you’re finding the right place for you. Although it may seem impossible at first, there are a number of questions you can ask yourself to ensure you’re choosing the right location. With that in mind, here are 5 things to consider before choosing the perfect wedding venue: 

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1. What Is Your Budget?

 

One of the first things you need to consider when choosing your perfect wedding venue is your budget. Although you may have a rough idea in mind, you need to come up with the maximum price you would be willing to pay for your venue. Although it might be difficult, it’s the best way to ensure you’re not wasting your time looking at venues you can’t afford. If you’re struggling, you can visit this site about setting budgets for your wedding here. 

 

2. Where Do You Want To Get Married?

 

Another important thing to consider is where you want to get married, as this will play a huge part in the locations your search for your venue. Whether you’re getting married close to home or you want a destination wedding, you need to think about your location before you start scheduling in viewings. For a guide to viewing wedding venues, you can visit this site here. 

 

3. How Many People Are You Inviting?

 

When looking at wedding venues you may also want to consider how many people you’re going to be inviting, as this will determine how much space you’re going to need. Whether you need a small wedding venue or a large one, you need to be sure you’re going to have enough room for everyone. 

 

 

4. Are You Going To Do An All-In-One Package?

 

Another thing you might want to consider is whether or not you’re going to be doing an all-in-one wedding package, or whether you’re going to be organising things yourself. If you are looking to save money when it comes to your wedding, going for a package option may be your best choice. Although they’re not everyone’s first choice of wedding, they can be incredibly easy to organise. 

 

 

5. What Features Are Essential?

 

Finally, you need to think about what wedding venue features are essential. Do they need to have a nice place to take photos? Does it need to have space for a band? Does it need to be able to stick to a certain colour theme? Does it need to have adjoining hotel rooms? You need to think about the things that are 100% essential to your wedding and find out whether or not your potential venues have them. 

Are you getting married soon? What do you need to consider before you choose your perfect wedding venue? Let me know your thoughts and ideas.