When it comes to your wedding, there are a lot of decisions you need to make! However, with just a few critical details, you can create a unique, beautiful wedding ceremony and reception that will leave a lasting impression for you and your guests — plus, they’ll make your wedding photos extra special! Here are our favorite wedding ideas that can guide you in making your dream wedding into reality:
A creative approach to food presentation
Though it’s not the main point of the wedding ceremony or even your wedding reception, the way your food looks and tastes is going to be memorable, no matter what. And we’re not just talking about the meal you’ll serve — there’s also drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert to think about, too!
Once you’ve decided on the theme of your wedding — how you want it to look and feel — then you can start to think about how you can create a food and drink experience to match and enhance that theme. Talk to your caterers as well as reception and wedding venues about how you can achieve this — and do some research first for some inspiration.
For example, if you’re planning on a rustic theme, maybe some kind of charcuterie board or wooden cutting board presentation would be a good fit for your appetizers. In terms of drinks, crafting a few signature cocktails is always a unique touch. And for desserts, it’s fairly easy for caterers to use specific lace or doilies to dust the plates with cocoa powder or powdered sugar to create a luxurious and unique effect. You can even use a custom-made cutout with your initials, or something unique to you and your fiancé for an extra-personalized touch!
Tabletop décor that tells a story
When it comes to tabletop decor at your wedding reception, you don’t have to stick with what’s traditional — though flowers and candles are always classic and timeless. Feel free to think outside the box about what makes you, and your wedding, unique! Are there any unusual objects that are special to you, that could tell a story about you as a couple? Perhaps there’s a certain kind of flower you like best. Books, lanterns, and wine bottles are just a few examples of table decorations that are outside the box and unique.
While doing some research and seeing what other couples have done in terms of tabletop decor, think about what’s most important to you and your partner. That will ensure that whatever you decide will be perfect and memorable for your special day.
Thoughtful reception lighting
When you think about your wedding reception, the lighting may not be the first thing on your mind — but lighting goes a long way in terms of creating ambiance and enhancing your wedding photos for years to come. There are lots of ways to subtly enhance the lighting at your reception — but first, make sure to talk to your venue about what’s available already, and how much you’re able to change. Strategically placed candles are always romantic, and a blanket of twinkling lights is a great way to create a color wash effect over a full wall. If you have an outdoor wedding, having a bonfire, torches, or lights strung up around trees or the outside structures are all great touches that will make sure to create a lasting impression.
As always, talk to your wedding venue about what they’ve done with lighting in the past, and what they have available for you to use. And talk to your wedding photographer, too, about your lighting plans and ideas to make sure they’ll be able to get great photos, and can prepare ahead of time.
No matter what details you choose for your special day, make sure to talk with your wedding venue about the look and feel you’d like to create. They’ll likely be able to deliver exactly what you need, and maybe have even more wedding ideas about how to create the perfect ambiance and a lasting impression for you and your guests.
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