When it comes to weddings, happy couples are inspired by much more than the love that has brought them together. From sparkling winter venues to serene beach ceremonies, there is a lot that can capture the imagination. However, there is no denying that the best weddings are the ones which ooze individual style, where the bride and groom have crafted a uniquely personal day for their guests to enjoy. This is much easier said than done, but there are luckily some handy tips you can turn to when you want to make your wedding fit your style.
Consider the venue carefully
Before you decide anything else for your wedding, you must decide where you are going to have it. Without the perfect wedding venue, you may not be able to match your dress, flower arrangements, or even your theme to the setting. For example, if you are hoping to have a fairy tale wedding and you choose a historical landmark as your venue, the two will go hand in hand. The best way to choose such a location is to visit various places, where you can see which one feels right. Once you have done this, you can narrow down your selection based on how big the wedding party is set to be.
Pick the right theme
There are some parts of planning a wedding which are not fun, and some with undoubtedly are. One of these is picking a theme to plan your big day around, which is the number one way to let your personal style shine through. In fact, planning your theme down to the smallest detail will ensure your style is present in all parts of your wedding. There are some themes which are more popular than others, such as roaring twenties themed receptions. Yet, there is nothing to say you can’t indulge in a more creative theme if this is an important part of your everyday style.
Invest in a bespoke dress
Brides will have one thing on their mind until their wedding day: their dress. This is arguably the most personal part of any wedding, as you need search through countless designs until you find one that fits every part of you. Many brides feel an overwhelming pressure when choosing. Sometimes, their desire to have flawless wedding photographs can override their own style. To make sure you get the best of both worlds, it’s wise to consider visiting a dressmaker. This may cost a little more than buying a dress off the hanger, but it is worth the investment when you see the beautiful combination of timeless looks and your individual style.
Do your own makeup
Aside from your dress, there are some other key elements you should add to your wedding day look. Shoes, jewelry, and makeup are all essential finishing touches that every bride needs. With the right makeup, you can bring even more romance to your day. While most brides choose to hire a makeup artist to help, more and more people are relying on their own expertise to paint their own face. The best thing about this trick is that you don’t need to be an expert to get it right. With the multitude of YouTube videos and online guides available to everyone, merely a few practice-runs will help you nail your look.
Choose the perfect honeymoon destination
You’d be forgiven for thinking your wedding is over once your reception draws to a close, but this is certainly not the case. Your honeymoon is an extension of your special day, where you can revel in the company of your newly married partner for longer. Choosing a destination you don’t really want to go to could ruin your time together. Instead, you should do your honeymoon your own way. This could mean taking a road trip into the wilderness, or relaxing on a quiet beach somewhere; it doesn’t matter if it makes you happy. Some couples often find their honeymoon isn’t right without their family, so you could even consider staying in a luxury, family-friendly resort.
Hire a wedding planner
Hiring a wedding planner is the most convenient way of making sure your wedding is a huge success. You may feel as though you can do everything yourself, but balancing wedding planning, family commitments, and a full-time job can become too much for even the most organized person. It is natural to worry that your wedding planner may pitch ideas to you that don’t fit your style. If you hire the right person, you can be sure they will bring a healthy mix of expertise and understanding to the table. As with most things, there are a few points to bear in mind before hiring.
Follow your gut
Taking on advice throughout your wedding planning is important, as it enables you to bring new perspectives to your ideas. Unfortunately, listening to everyone and everything can become problematic. No one wants their special day to feel impersonal. You should always remember to follow your gut when it comes to making decisions. Pink flowers may look more romantic, but if yellow is your color, don’t let aesthetics determine your choice. At the end of the day, your loved ones are attending your wedding in celebration of your love, not anything else.
This post was contributed by Sam Johnson on behalf of Sandals Resorts International.