The most important day that marks the start of a married couple’s journey is their wedding day.
With months of sleepless nights in preparation and thousands of dollars spent on countless elements of a single day, the wedding day becomes a once-in-a-lifetime event for the bride and the groom. But with more than 6,000 weddings happening around the globe in a single day, the real struggle is on how to make really make the wedding day your own.
Indeed, the date, the dress, and even all of the decorations might be brand new but getting to whip up a wedding that is 100% true to you and your beloved’s personality is a huge challenge. Add into the mix all of the parties that have their own suggestions and ideas as to the reception menu to be served or the kind of entertainment to be hired, like the couple’s parents, siblings, friends, relatives, and so on.
Choosing a specific wedding style is of utmost importance – to be able to fully own the entire day and make it truly yours and your spouse. Now, the question that remains is, how can you put your and your partner’s personal stamp on your very own wedding style? Here are a few tips to get you started.
Talk it out.
Before getting busy with Pinterest or meeting with wedding professionals, have a detailed talk with your partner. The bride might have her own idea of what her dream wedding looks like but the groom might be leaning another way. Remember, the wedding day is all about the groom and the bride so be sure to set everything straight as a couple before starting the long and complicated wedding planning process.
Know what works and what doesn’t.
An outdoor reception during the rainy months? Floor-length dresses for the bridesmaids during a hot and sticky summer afternoon wedding? Using the basic (and usually the first) details set for the wedding, like the date and the venue for the ceremony and the reception, plot out the small details that are dependent on the season and the weather. These elements might seem minute but they play a huge role when it comes to the overall wedding style and theme at it all comes together for the big day.
Make a statement.
When injecting character and style into the wedding elements, pick them wisely and make sure to have them stand out. For example, the two of you enjoy the beach and are thinking of integrating the seashore into the reception decor. Pick a big focal point at the reception itself, like having a beach-themed wedding cake or have centerpieces of white sand and seashells.
Keep it up close and personal.
Take it another step further and place small personal touches all throughout the different elements. Switch up the scene during the reception with a laid-back backyard BBQ dinner if the couple isn’t really a fan of formal dinners. On the other hand, if the bride and groom are into coffee, serve up lattes and brews right after the ceremony and have special roast packed as favors for the guests.