Whether you’re planning a destination wedding, a garden wedding, beach wedding or a conventional hall wedding, we’ve got you covered. Check out 6 brilliant ways to pull off a glamorous wedding.
1. The Style
When planning a glamorous wedding, “Go big or Go home” should be your mantra. This should reflect in your style, starting from your invitation cards, themes and even the colours you choose. Start with stunning, custom invitations to clue your guests into the formality of the occasion, or opt for boxed invitations with hand delivery for a total wow factor. Picking a wedding theme can help guide the rest of your style decisions, from the colour scheme to the signature sip. Possible themes range from summer evening wedding to modern glam wedding theme.
2. The Setting
When looking for a venue that’s both glamorous and bold. Opulence is key. You need to remember that though the venue itself matters, the type of decor that will complement the venue also matter. We’ll talk more on decor subsequently. Most halls have ornate architectural elements such as crown molding or impressive uplighting, both of which give instant ambience. Other venues to consider include a gorgeous beachfront, the side of a mountain, a field, or a resort. Who said a glamorous wedding can’t be unique.
3. The Wedding Wear
Make your grand entrance with a demeanour that speaks glamour. From the perfect dress, the right make up, necklace’ earrings, bracelet(s), ring(s), wedding band, and other accessories. There’s a range of silhouettes to choose from: A ball gown with a beaded bodice and layered skirt makes a dramatic statement. Or go for a sexy look with a slinky, backless, fully beaded sheath. Also jumpsuits seem to be in style now, simple yet elegant is what I call it. Take the gown’s neckline into consideration when thinking about a hairstyle. Strapless sweethearts look flawless with a sweeping up-do, while loose waves complement the shape of a deep V-neck. And for the men, When it comes to suits, there are so many colours for the groom and his groomsmen to choose from, a formal tuxedo is perfect for the occasion—or bend the rules with a trend-forward velvet dinner jacket.
4. The Decor
One of the most important things during the celebration is wedding hall decoration. It should not be too bright, but still colourful and beautiful. The most couple chooses white and any other colour. Monochromatic colours (all-white or various shades of one hue), as well as combinations ranging from sultry jewel tones to boisterous hot hues, will have a bold impact. Keep the current decor of your venue in mind. This is here a planner comes in.
5. The Menu
Who does not love food? We don’t know about you but we absolutely love food. After the service and the entertainment, it’s only right to eat and be merry. Every wedding guest secretly hopes for amazing food. Lucky for you, planning a standout reception menu is easier than you think. All it takes is a little prep work, some creativity, and a stellar caterer. Feel free to splurge on the menu, because what’s a glamorous wedding without splurging, and don’t forget the big wedding cake in between. Whichever way you cut it, it’s evident that people want to eat, drink, and be merry — and a wedding day is the perfect time to exercise this undeniable human experience (remember party jollof rice?).
6. The Music
The soundtrack to your wedding starts as everyone is taking their seats for the ceremony, and doesn’t stop until the couple has their final dance of the night. Music plays a big part in creating the right atmosphere at your wedding reception. There should be specific songs for specific moments like, the entrance song, bouquet toss, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, first dance, cake cutting, and the after party. The importance and effect of wedding song cannot be over emphasised. Wedding songs have a way of speaking the mind of the couple as well as making the ceremony livelier as everyone dances to the music. It’s important to find a band or DJ that have the sort of wedding music repertoire you’re looking for. If you have a list of “must-play” wedding dance music, be sure to bring it along when you interview bands and DJ to make sure they’ll be able to deliver.
We’ve all dreamt of the glamorous wedding, complete with a couture gown, lashings of flowers and a venue fit for a princess. Now you know what it takes to pull it off.