Who doesn’t love a wedding? The electrifying atmosphere, the heartfelt vows, the music, the food and not to mention the gorgeous grooms and the stunning bridesmaids! If there is one time in your life you will feel your life is straight out of a movie, it’s at your wedding.
Your wedding is a celebration of your love – a coming together of friends and family who deeply care and cherish for you. And an occasion that momentous deserves to be special and unforgettable.
Here we take you through a step-by-step wedding plan that will be fun for you and immensely enjoyable for your guests.
Let’s Begin With the Invitation
It’s going to be an incredibly difficult task to prepare your wedding list. There are couples who like the ceremony to be intimate with only the near and dear ones in attendance, and then there are those who like to have everyone they have ever known attend the biggest day of their life. You could belong to either category, but in both cases, your wedding invitation should be a work of love and art for you as well as your guests.
Your wedding invitation should be like a teaser to the main event. It should give a glimpse into your wedding. DIY wedding invitations with quotes from the bride and groom are affordable and personal.
Themed invitations like gold and cream or rustic could be a great way to set the scene for D day.
While designing and looking pretty is a big aspect of the wedding invitation, the wording of your invitation matters a lot too. First and foremost your wedding invitation should contain all the relevant information regarding the wedding like the venue, the date and time of the wedding, the full name of the groom, the first and middle name of the bride and details about the host.
Once you are done with the technicalities, do add a special note to your special people in the invitation telling them how their presence will make your celebration even more wonderful.
Making It a Reception to Remember
The choice of venue plays a big role in making your wedding a success. If you are planning on a theme wedding, pick a venue that does full justice to the wedding. Remember it will be your venue that will pull together a party that no one will forget. Careful and thoughtful consideration in the reception décor will ensure your party is a grand success. From vintage décor ideas, to luxe centerpieces to romantic adornments , or a mesmerizing décor based on your journey together, play around with the reception venue and theme in a traditional yet unique way.
Make sure every aspect of the event touches a cord in your guests. Have lots of interactive booths and stalls at your reception. Photo booths, funny costumes to message boards to the couple, make sure you provide ample opportunity to your guests to enjoy themselves and feel a part of the wedding.
The Right Music for Magical Moments
Your guests have travelled from far and wide to be with you. A truly fantastic wedding is one where the guests are not just mere spectators, but dance till their feet aches, dine till their stomach grumbles and laugh till their lungs hurt. And you know what can really fuel this fun? Some great music! Who do you think will not want to just get on to the dance floor when there is Elvis crooning ‘Can’t help falling in love’ and Train in the background singing ‘Marry Me.’
But hey hey hey, we get the mush. However, not everyone who is attending the wedding is going to be all about mush. So make sure, your DJ has a list of groovy, pumped up music that burns the dance floor and ensures your guests are having a good time. An interesting but thoughtful gesture would also be to keep some nice comfortable footwear handy at the reception venue so that in case the guests want to get rid of the pointies and heels, they can let themselves loose without worrying about sore feet.
The music definitely sets the scene. However, while a few of your guests will really want to show off their dance moves on stage, there will be a few others who will not really be setting the dance floor on fire.
Do think of them as well, and arrange your reception venue in a way that your guests can mingle with each other effortlessly and have a good time throughout.
Keep the Food and Drinks Flowing
Now what’s a wedding without excess liquor and delicious food? Some things never change and wedding guests’ love for food is definitely one of them. So this is one aspect of the wedding you really should be splurging on.
Make sure there is always enough food and drinks to go around. Also think of offering late night snacks and finger foods for guests who will be staying back late. On the other hand guests are less hesitant to stay back late when they know that there is food available in case they stay back.
It’s not a bad idea to have a few cars, cabs and chaperones handy either for those guests who get a tad bit too drunk, have come alone and definitely are not in a condition to drive. This way your guests can enjoy without a worry and have many tales to tell about your wonderful wedding.
This is probably the most special part of a wedding for the couple. Cute, short and personalized vows can melt hearts and believe me, this is one day, when you are in the spotlight and everyone wants to know how this magical love story happened. So a great wedding always has self-penned vows and captures the essence of the love, friendship and faith that the couple shares and plans to share with one another. So yeah, go ahead and write your own vows, and a little humor and tear-shedding is where the magic lies.
Create Everlasting Memories
An amazing wedding is never forgotten. Make yours one by giving a small personalized memento to all your guests. Capture every moment through beautiful photography and videography. Hire a great wedding planner! And one last bit of advice- keep things short and sweet, the ceremony as well as the speeches. So go ahead, plan your big day and have a fabulous wedding and a blissful married life.