Friday, May 22, 2015
Adding Luxury Ideas To Your Wedding Design - Part I of 3
The following are TIPS and Ideas on design that can move your wedding and reception from a nuts and bolts, mechanized, ho-hum experience into a celebration reflecting your…
Standards for elegance
Joyful, LUXURY surprises
Out of the box ideas
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Luxury statements can be placed throughout the entire wedding or focused on one area of the wedding day celebrations. We will cover methods in this three-part-series. Join Judith Rivers-Moore, The Wedding Coach on WeddingLinks.co and add your ideas to to this topic - here on the WeddingLinksBlog.
#1. Meeting & Greeting the Guest With Luxury: Everything from your personal website, save the date card, list of local hotels, maps to your event sites in the invitation to ample parking and good signage on where to go or adding transportation will lead to less-frazzled guests.
An Entry Host to direct the reception guests and a water or ice tea service are especially appreciated on hot days. Depending on the venue, we see couples setting up a cocktail or wine bar ahead of the ceremony with music favorites being played. This provides an added luxury to greeting the guests. We also see couples providing a water service or bottled water just after the ceremony on hot days.
Making certain seniors and senior guests have someone assigned to pick them up and deliver adds to their luxury and welcome. Finding one's way in a region can be difficult. Very formal weddings often have a reception line. More casual methods are for the couple to go to each reception table and greet guests.
#2. Flowers & Decor & Lighting Enrich Your Setting. Brides love garden settings with beautiful backdrops and environmental views. The ceremony aisle being spread with rose petals is a royal carpet treatment and focal point for the nuptials. Even a simple room may be enhanced with flowers on the aisle.
#3. 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 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 to be an outstanding delivery through mail or messenger. These may also be placed on the tables at the reception as an added display with your centerpieces.
Gold Rose Boxes with flowers and invitations being delivered at the same time.
Wine or champagne bottles sent by messenger with the invitation affixed as a label or attached in the envelope to the neck. Additional bottles can be your wedding favor - set on the tables for the guests to take home.
Boxes of candy or chocolates mailed with the invitation inside - shipped to guests.
Beach Wedding Invitations with grains of sand or sea shells (not a real starfish)
Beautiful Invitations with initialed SEALS on the envelopes.
We will cover venues in the next blog, please give us you input.