Most people would agree that your wedding day is kind of a big deal, putting it lightly. The reality is that there’s a good chance that it’s going to be one of, if not the most important day of your life.
Because of that, it only makes sense that you’d want it to be totally perfect. However, a lot of people struggle to figure out what they can do to really get the most out of their special day.
After all, with so many practical things to consider, it can be tough to know how to put that extra wow factor into it that can really make it special. However, all is not lost!
Here are a few simple, creative things that you might want to try in order to give your wedding day that extra spark that it really needs.
Find a unique venue
The right wedding venue can make all the difference in the world when it comes to trying to make sure that your wedding day really stands out. Think of the venue like the foundations that the rest of the wedding is built on top of.
It’s the thing that helps you come up with everything from the style to the arrangements. Sure, there are a lot of pretty nice traditional wedding venues but why not get a little creative with it. There are plenty of wonderful places with huge grounds that you could easily use for an outdoor wedding if the weather is nice.
Or perhaps there is some place that wouldn’t normally be used as a wedding venue, but that has a great deal of importance to you and your partner.
Entertainment is key
The most common decision that most people make when it comes to the entertainment for their wedding is whether or not to have a band or a DJ.
However, you could also try something a little less obvious. Check out Alive Network’s alternative wedding entertainment ideas. That can give you some idea of just how many different options you have.
After all, if you really want your wedding to be the most exciting day possible, there’s no sense going with the most obvious choices when you could choose something more interesting.
Stick to a wedding theme
When you think of a themed wedding, there’s a chance that you end up thinking about something a little bit crass or even cheesy. But having a subtle theme running through your wedding can often make the whole day feel a lot more unified and enjoyable.
Something like a 1920s theme can help you figure out the best way to decorate as well as helping your guests figure out exactly what to wear.
Start planning early
You may have May 2021 in your mind as the ideal wedding date, but don’t think that means you have to wait two years before you start planning! The earlier you get onto it, the easier, and less stressful it will be as your day approaches.
Having a clear plan before you start will help you keep on top of everything and be sure that you don’t forget something important. Insurance, rough guest list numbers and the budget should always be your first three things.
Nail the budget
Don’t spend anything until you’ve set a realistic budget that won’t stretch you too far. It’s a common mistake to forget all the little extras, too – for the budget to work, you need to factor in every detail. Don’t forget to account for additional costs like dress alterations, gifts and beauty expenses. These can all add up!
Make sure you have a Plan B in place
However much you don’t want to think it, something could go wrong on the day. This could be anything from a problem with the catering to rain (despite the forecast promising a dry day).
Plan alternatives for each scenario and account for anything that might not go to plan so you’re not left stressed out and panicking on the big day.
Book the best photographer you can
Your wedding album is how you’ll relive the cherished memories of your day, so don’t underestimate the importance of a good photographer. Research carefully and find someone who understands exactly what you want.
Engagement shoots are a great idea too, because you’ll get to know your photographer better as well as practise your poses! Another thing people tend to cut out is a videographer, due to budgets. However, many brides and grooms regret this once the day has passed.
If budget is an issue, why not look at trainee or student videographers? Capturing the live moments of your wedding day in video is priceless!
Get the menu right
One of the biggest talking points at any wedding is the food. From hog roasts and buffets to bake offs and mini fish ‘n’ chips, the quirkier the better! Avoid skimping in this area – hungry guests are never a good thing!
Feel fabulous, but don’t overdo it
Everyone wants to look fab in their wedding photos, so if you’d like a confidence boost, now’s the time to adopt a healthy eating plan and practise a few simple exercises to tone your body.
On the other hand, going on an extreme diet is definitely not a good idea. Just remember that your groom wants to marry you exactly the way you are. Think about being healthier and fitter, while still enjoying yourself.
Another thing to bear in mind is your skin. Book in for facials and skin detoxing with your facialist/salon for the 3 months before your wedding, to ensure the clearest skin of your life for the big day.
Don’t fall for common beauty mishap!
The main culprits here are too much fake tan, coloured–in eyebrows and too much foundation. And not to mention OTT eyelashes.
Yes, you will need to wear slightly heavier make–up than usual to make your features stand out in photos, but don’t go crazy. You could book a professional makeup artist, but if that doesn’t work to your budget, why not do your own and just practise on the run-up. Bridal makeup is all about looking like an enhanced version of yourself. Think soft, neutral brown smokey eyes and peachy/light pink tones on the lips and cheeks.