Friday, August 12, 2011
Ideas For Adding Luxury To Your Wedding Day - Part 1 of 3
Photos by Dennis Urbiztondo
Wedding Coaching and Wedding Planning have a great deal to do with assisting the bride in her desire to complete ideas and concepts the way she wants them done. This can be everything from understanding what works well together, the current trends and within their budget.... be it clothing, table decorations, the wedding venue and the style wedding the couple wants. Join, author Judith Rivers-Moore on Facebook for Wedding Coaching.
Several brides have requested LUXURY STATEMENTS made in specific parts of the wedding day and a few who had high profile and celebrity weddings requested LUXURY throughout. The ideas you read in the next 3 postings will include both ways to add luxury statements to the various elements of your day.
LUXURY FOR THE BRIDE
Luxurious Ideas For Wedding Attire might include: having your dress created by a famous designer is the ultimate, but this still requires a lot of shopping to see the style and fabrics you are interested in. Your appointments need to be one or two years in advance of your wedding day. You can spend thousands on a dress but the neckline and color will give you the best results for spectacular.
BLING is in with crystals dripping everywhere giving the appearance of a bejeweled princess and her TIARA, SHOES and HAIR ORNAMENTS – are big touches of elegance.
We see the short dress making a comeback for a more casual wedding day.
Vera Wang is still a favorite along with many worldwide designers. You can find famous worldwide designer styles for the entire wedding party and men’s tuxedos on WeddingLinks.com in the Designer Gown Gallery.
Environmental and natural fabrics are a growing trend.
Giving back by purchasing a donated “Hollywood starlet gown” from BridesAgainstBreastCancer.org.
Highly luxurious wedding find the gown and the jewels set the stage for luxury.
Fabrics dripping with pearls, crystals and bejeweled party linens are setting the style.
Smaller groups of bridesmaid attendants using a variety of neckline styles in the same color and floor length dress.
The all-white wedding continues to be a luxurious look.
The gentlemen should be outfitted with tuxedos and have very high end neckties.
Military attire and swords bring a unique luxury to every wedding day.
YOUR WEDDING INVITATIONS & MAKING GUESTS EXPERIENCE AN ENRICHED WELCOME
Luxurious Ideas For Wedding Invitations: Invitations set the tone of the wedding. Very high style custom-made papers that include eco-friendly types with beautiful, hand–written calligraphy are available and add a special touch on wedding invitations. The gold leaf border (or a copper wax seal) might be enough trim. Create a personal monogram or watermark on the paper with your initials.
The style chosen can be used as a unifying element for your invites, reply card, menu card, envelopes and ceremony programs. Conveying your theme or the wedding colors on all the paper products including your Thank You Notes will add that touch of luxury. Whatever design you choose, make it's eye-catching. Be sure to indicate if your wedding celebration is a black tie formal affair, or a themed wedding with costumes etc. and/or is cocktails and dinner following and/or any uniqueness.
There are specialty services to assist with this and some brides have the invites addressed and mailed by the services with special LOVE stamps or hand canceling. When weddings are in major cities the added touch of messenger delivery is a possibility. We have seen:
Fabric boxes with the invitation set inside can be an outstanding delivery through mail or messenger. These may also be placed on the tables at the reception as an added display.
Gold Florist Boxes with your theme colored-flowers and invitations being personally delivered by a messanger.
Wine or champagne bottles sent by messenger with the invitation affixed as a label or attached in the envelope to the neck.
Boxes of candy or chocolates mailed with the invitation inside.
LUXURY TREATMENT FOR YOUR WEDDING GUESTS
Out of town guests can be very important for brides who want to make them feel welcome, they often order or create special welcome baskets with soaps, fruit or regional special items for each guest room.
Meeting & Greeting the Guests can be everything from a personal website (with your growning details), save the date cards, list of local hotels, maps to your event sites in the invitation to providing a location(s) with ample parking and good signage on where to go in a major hotel or larger event site.
Transportation in complicated areas leads to less-frazzled guests. An Entry Host to direct the guests and the serving of labeled water bottles (or a water or ice tea service) are especially appreciated on hot days. Making certain seniors and infirmed guests have someone assigned to pick them up and deliver adds to their luxury and welcome. An exciting luxury are the Parking Valet Services to assist the guests.
We also see couples deciding on a pre-ceremony bar set up or cocktail bar and canapes between the ceremony and reception.
Give us your input on what gives you a luxurious feeling at a wedding day celebration.