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Every couple dream of pulling off the “wedding of the century.” But an epic wedding takes a fair amount of hard work. There are months of planning and countless stressful nights to create a day of memories that will last a lifetime.
Are you making the right choices to ensure your wedding ceremony and reception stand out from the crowd? Or are you quietly fitting in with the rest of the wedding pack?
No couple should ever have to worry about whether or not their wedding is unapologetically them or stress out that the day goes off without a hitch. They also should not be anxious about keeping their guests occupied with “wow” moments.
You have a wedding planner for just that reason! Few weeks ago we talked about the difference of wedding planner and the venue coordinator. ( link the blog here ) simple stated venue coordinator works for the venue and their best interest is the venue. As your planner, my interest is in you and your partner wedding day. My job is to create your dream wedding of the century.
One of the most effortless conversations to have with your planner is about adding moments of surprise and delight. These moments can help to entertain your guests and give them a long-lasting impression. We here at An Event Lady Production, believes in the experience.
Here are just a few ways that you can start planning “outside the box” and add a bit of surprise and delight into your wedding day:
Dream Up A Memorable Entrance
They say first impressions are everything, so why not make your wedding stand out right from the get-go?
Grand entrances can be an impressive experience for both the couple and their wedding guests. Say you want to entice your guests as they enter the venue space. You can opt to entertain them with live musicians or other performers lining the walkways to their designated tables or seating areas. The newlyweds’ dramatic introduction can happen at either the ceremony or the reception (or both if you’re feeling fancy).
Another way to make a memorable entrance is by going over-the-top to introduce the happy couple and their wedding party. Try and recreate elements of your love story. Think of creative and unique ways to highlight how you met, your favorite activities to do together, or anything in-between. My favorite, is making it personal your Love Story is Unique so should be your wedding.
Raise The Bar With Luxury Decor
No matter your budget, you can easily elevate the reception space with luxurious decor. Your design elements can be something as simple as throw pillows or fabric-rich tablescapes to more off-the-wall and adventurous endeavors such as hanging installations or over-the-top light shows with accompanying music. These lush elements can help set the mood for the reception and put guests in the right vibe and headspace for the event.
I love when clients think of the favorite movie to create their wedding, Wizard of Oz. We did and Emerald City wedding that was over the top and timeless.
Craft Different Scenes Utilizing Guest Interests
Storytelling is a great way to bring your wedding to life. Every couple has a unique journey, whether it’s your family history or your extraordinary love story. Either of these can easily be divided up into stations. Food Stations of your favorite place your traveled or restaurants.
Want to incorporate both partner’s family history and culinary traditions into your wedding menu? Try dividing each cuisine type into a section of the room and scatter in tidbits of family tradition and history throughout the tablescapes.
Another way to break up your reception into stations is by dedicating each station to an era of your love. You can include era-centric favors or photobooth apparel and pair it with a specialty cocktail or appropriate hors d’oeuvre.
With your wedding just a few short months away, don’t hesitate to reach out to An Event Lady Production and start a conversation that can lead to the “wow factor” your wedding deserves.