The venue of a wedding ultimately determines the success of the ceremony. You might have the most striking bridesmaid dresses and the best music selection in the history of arranging weddings but if the venue is poorly chosen, there is no way that all the other great wedding ideas are going to shine. The choice of a wedding venue should be given the same paramount consideration that you give to choosing the wedding gowns, if not more.
The first thing to understand in the choice of a wedding venue is that it should complement the theme of the wedding. Are you holding a casual postmodern day or a conventional one? Choosing a church venue when you want to wear a short wedding dress or serve alcoholic drinks during the wedding may for example not be a good idea.
A good wedding venue will have an air of intimacy. It will complement the theme of the wedding and inspire joy and delight. It should be able to keep your guests elated throughout the ceremony. It should contain all the amenities that they are likely to need in the duration of the ceremony.
The question that many wedding planners find themselves struggling with as the wedding draws closer is which yardsticks they should use to measure the appropriateness of a wedding venue. To begin with the general atmosphere of the wedding venue will play a crucial role in the overall success of the ceremony. The decorations available and general ambiance of the venue should be able to reflect the theme of the wedding. They should also be in sync with either the bride’s or bridesmaids dresses.
A wedding venue that has scenic and photographic views will be an added advantage when it comes to taking photographs for your wedding. Many brides choose beautiful gardens for this particular reason. They want a scenic photographic background that will add to the beauty of their meticulous wedding dresses.
You will also have to consider the accessibility of the venue. Will your guest be able to reach the destination without many undue worries? Is there transport to your wedding destination? You do not want to hold a wedding in a venue that will leave your mother-in-law’s vehicle broken down or that will involve wading through mud and sludge before she hits the venue.
Many wedding planners will also go for a venue that incorporates other services such as catering and refreshments. This largely cuts on the logistical issues involved when planning the wedding. Other packages to check out for in the choice of a wedding venue include the availability of photography, music and sound system and other services connected to weddings.
Apart from the location and theme of the wedding, the general temperament and attitude of the staff at the wedding venue will also determine the success of your ceremony. A good venue will have staff that is wonderfully friendly and that is dedicated to seeing you get the best out of your day.
Everyone dreams their wedding to be unique and special. After all, a wedding with a personalized touch is much more memorable than the traditional one. All the candid photos and unique and special decorations made during your wedding day, which can all be stored in a photo album will definitely make your future kids smile. If you think that it;s difficult to have a unique wedding, think again. Here are some ideas to have a weird wedding.
Start from picking up the subjects that you and your partner both love. Surely, despite of your differences, there is one aspect in your lives that you both love the most, right? Then come up with a theme that has relation to the things you both share. For instance, you love scuba diving a lot then might as well get married under the sea with the fishes as the witness. Underwater weddings are truly unique and not a lot of couples, even edgy celebrities have done this. If cycling is your thing, so plan a wedding that includes a bike. That is pretty much interesting, just like one Russian couple who exchanged “I Dos” while riding a bike round the city escorted by their co-cyclist enthusiast. There’s one couple who enjoy bungee jumping so much and eventually tied a knot in a bung-jump platform with their guest and the band who serenaded them. They jumped right after the exchange of vows. If you and your partner love a common sport, make that sport as an inspiration for your dream wedding.
If you wish to be popular and put your name in a Guinness book of record, plan a wedding that is outrageous. Designing a wedding dress that is 200 meter long can surely make you popular just like the bride from China. Her wedding dress became the longest in the world. A Groom decorating their wedding with 99,999 roses to surprise her wife will also make the world go wow by this romantic gesture. Not to mention that the said groom also comes from China as well. Some couples are exhibitionists. An Aussie couple exchanged vows with only the ring on with the long white head dress, bouquet, and a bit of body paint to cover the most private part for the wife. The Groom has a black hat to conceal what’s between his legs. They have celebrated this ceremony with 250 guests; that was just crazy. Moreover, a line in a wedding vow —“till death do us part” prevailed in a wedding held in the morgue of Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. A woman married her dead fiancé who was murdered. It’s a lonely story that also entails what true love is.
You see; wedding ideas are limitless. Only you and your partner can create the right ways on how to have a unique wedding that lasts.
If there is one point in your life that you would never want to forget and that your guests will remember for a long time, it would have to be your wedding day. The day you tie the knot is an event worth celebrating for because it happened once in your lifetime and it signals the beginning of a new life with your loved one. One way of making the event more momentous is to make it unique. Here are the tips:
Change of Dress – Having a white bridal gown with the longest train can practically make you feel the most wonderful woman on Earth on your big day. But, slipping into another type of dress for the reception will make you feel more beautiful than the rest of the guests. If you are donning a white gown during the ceremony, slip into a colored dress for the reception. Trust me; your guests will surely look up to you as a goddess when you do this. However, make sure to choose a stylish gown that can stand among the pool of guests to avoid having similar clothes with the other women in the house.
Vintage-Inspired Favors – There is no doubt that wedding favors is one of the most important aspects in every wedding day. It reminds the guests about your wedding for many years to come. Apart from that, this also sets your wedding apart from the other weddings. Having vintage favors like vintage cars with your face stamped on it, miniature vintage bottles, and the like.
Have Artistic Centerpieces – Center pieces in tables are important as these add more beauty to the spot and set the ambiance as well. You can use small, old boxes, cover it with artistic paper, and then attach the photos of you and your hubby on it. It should be enough to cover one portion of the box. You can use at least 2 small photos in the opposite faces of the box. In the blank portion, write some quotes or memorable lines that the two of you said to each other during your relationships as boyfriend-girlfriend.
Have Different Food Stations – This is possible when you have buffeted dining. You can opt for four different styles of cuisines like Mediterranean, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese or any other cuisines that you love. This way, guests can get to have different tastes and choose the cuisine that they love to have. This can also be helpful if you have foreigners or meticulous guests in the party.