Your wedding day will be one of the biggest celebrations you ever throw, so it needs to be spot on. It’s not just about picking the perfect venue and the right dress; it’s all about the small things. The key to having a wedding that’s enjoyed by everyone and remembered for all the right reasons is adding touches of glamour.
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It’s amazing how a few simple touches can make such a difference to the look and feel of your big day. The good news is that upping the glamor of your wedding isn’t hard, at least, it doesn’t have to be. It’s just a case of knowing what will make a difference and give your wedding that extra element of sophistication that it needs.
How do you add glamour to your big day? Here’s a list of ideas.
Offer glamorous transport for guests
Start your day off well with complimentary transport for guests. If the Church is not within walking distance of your reception, then offering your guests transport is a great way to make them feel special. Plus, it’s little touches like this that add an extra sense of glamor to the day.
Take the time to research what’s on offer in the area, and find transport that matches your wedding theme, if you have one. There are plenty of group transportation services to choose from. From buses and trains to stretched limos, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding a suitable service. Look for a company that allows you to decorate their vehicles to add a little extra glamor to them.
Pick perfect table decorations
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The tables are one of the main features at your reception, so the decorations need to be perfect. An excellent way to add glamor to your reception is by finding ways to give each table an elegant look. This is much easier than you would think, it’s just a case of being smart about what you decorate with.
Cheap, plastic items are a big no-no. Crystal items, pretty place mats, and lace are all ideal, as are candles, flowers, and a few sprinkles of rose petals. High-quality linen tablecloths are also a great idea, as these give the tables a fancier look.
Get the lighting spot on
Lighting has a big impact on the look and feel of a space. Bright overhead lighting instantly takes away the feeling of sophistication and elegance, so this is a big no-no. Instead, it’s best to opt for lighting that gives the space a soft glow. This makes it feel warmer and more intimate, as well as helping to add elegance.
For this, chandelier-style lighting is perfect. As are candles dotted around, both tea lights and larger candles. Fairy lights can also be a great touch to add, as long as they’re a minimalistic design. Getting your lighting right doesn’t have to be hard, it may just be a case of finding out from your venue what you can and can’t do.
Serve sophisticated drinks
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Last but not least, serve a selection of sophisticated drinks. How glamorous a celebration is, doesn’t just rely on the decor and setting, but also on what is served at it. A reception that has vintage-style cocktails and glasses of champagne being served will instantly have an elegant vibe to it. There’s plenty of inspiration online for elegant drinks, so have a browse and see what you find. You could also ask your barman to recommend some to try, to ensure that you have a good selection on offer.
There you have it, all the best ways to add glamor to your big day. Happy planning!