Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to express yourselves and celebrate your uniqueness with friends and family. It doesn’t matter whether you choose a well-ventured theme like shabby-chic or rustic farmhouse, or whether you opt for something more outlandish like a Star Wars themed ceremony. What matters is that the day is all about you as a couple – your quirks, your interests and the things you love almost as much as each other. Whatever your ideal day looks like, here are four tips to make your vision a reality.
Match Your Venue to Your Theme
Your wedding venue is a great way to show off your theme to guests. If you pick the right location, you’ll already have the backdrop sorted for your special day, and you can just focus on favours, decorations and accessories. If you love the idea of a medieval themed wedding, for example, a castle is the ideal spot for you to exchange your vows. Obviously, you will have a budget to bear in mind, but there are plenty of deals to be found online. You can save up to 60% on all-inclusive wedding packages from some of the top venues in your area. For more information, visit ukweddingsavings.co.uk.
Save the Date
Once you’ve booked your venue, you’ll want to send “save the date” cards, so your guests know when you’re getting married. Although these cards won’t contain as much information as your formal invitations, they are still an opportunity to showcase your wedding theme. Look for ideas on Pinterest to help you match your “save the date” cards with your theme. You can opt for homemade cards if you’re crafty, hire a design-and-print service or use a free online tool to create a digital invite.
Plan the Day
Now’s the time to plan your themed wedding by creating a timeline of events. It might seem premature to do this in the early planning stages of your wedding, but getting a rough timeline together now will help you see what needs organising. For instance, your day might start with a hair and make-up session, followed by getting into your dress before making your way to the ceremony. So, you know you need to book a hair and make-up artist, find the perfect wedding dress, and organise transport to the venue. Think about how all of these details can reflect your theme and start looking for ideas online.
Add Personal Details
It’s the personal touch that makes a wedding beautiful, such as hand-written vows or homemade table favours, so think about all those small details and how you can tie them in with your theme. Start by creating a mind map of ideas with your theme at the centre, and then start a scrapbook or Pinterest board so you can keep all your thoughts and inspiration in one place. The Internet is bursting with ideas for unusual wedding favours and homemade decorations – so get creative and don’t be afraid to think outside the box.