What might be stylish to one person may not seem to be so to another. This applies to your wedding day as well as to many things in life. Ultimately, it is meant to be a day that is special for the bride and groom, where they can ask those closest to them to join them in celebrating their union.
The most important thing then is that the wedding day suits the bride and groom’s personality, taste, and their own personal idea of style. You may want to consider hiring a wedding planner to make sure every tiny detail is attended to, or you might prefer to take matters into your own hands and read a book, research online, or talk to friends who have recently tied the knot.
The main things to consider are the venue, the décor, the catering and the wedding cake, the wedding dress and the groom’s attire, bridesmaids, music, the disco and any entertainment for your guests, such as a disco or magician.
Make lists of everything you need to consider, from wedding favours to transport, and even the tiny details such as table decorations and the knife for cutting the cake.Brainstorm, jot everything down, and then make more orderly lists. Decide on a theme for your wedding and make a budget.
Do you want a classic white wedding with all the trimmings, or is your idea of style a vintage 1940s Hollywood-inspired wedding? Remember, it is what you see as stylish that is important. There will be practical considerations when deciding on the venue as it will depend on whether you want a church wedding or a civil ceremony, the time of year, whether you want to be inside or out, the amount of guests you intend to invite, and the location of the venue.For example, if you are getting married in January, you might want to consider whether asking guests to travel to an isolated or remote location is fair.
You will probably want the reception to be close to your wedding venue so that your guests can make an easy transition from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast.
Whatever you decide, flowers will make anywhere look like a suitable place to celebrate your nuptials. Make sure you enquire well in advance which flowers will be available at the time of year you intend to get married, what you can get that is within your budget, and how you can use them to effectively decorate your venue.
Don’t forget flowers for the bride’s bouquet, for buttonholes, to decorate hair, for the church or the venue, and for tables at the reception.
Depending on your theme, you might want small, quirky displays in crystal vases shaped like bottles, for example, or more extravagant floral sprays on show. Delegate to those you really trust if necessary, but be careful to choose those who share the same sense of style. Bear in mind your theme and follow your instincts.
A great many photos will be taken on your wedding day, and it will be a day that will stay in people’s memories for a long time, not least yours, so make sure your wedding day is stylish – according to your personal taste.