There’s no day like the wedding day. A wedding is one of the most important and special moments of a couple’s life, so it’s understandable why people go above and beyond when planning such an event. When you think about your big day, you envision an affair that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life and that will be remembered by all your guests for years to come.
Wedding styles sure differ from couple to couple. For some people, bigger always means better and they’ll want the event to be as luxurious as possible, while others prefer minimalism and subtlety in all aspects. Whether you’re going all out and plan to throw the most fabulous wedding party with hundreds of guests or you dream of a simple and intimate ceremony with a limited guest list, one thing remains the same for everyone: the wedding day has to be memorable.
For all the lovebirds out there, who are dreaming of turning their wedding day into the most exciting and unforgettable event ever, we have some amazing tips that will help you bring your vision to life.
Start planning well in advance
The sooner you start planning your wedding, the more time you’ll have to plan everything in great detail (and avoid major disasters). If you think that you and your squad can handle all the planning work yourselves, then go for it. However, you have to make sure you are well organized and everyone stays on top of their tasks. But if you want to avoid all the hassle and let someone else do the heavy lifting for you so you can be as calm and relaxed as possible on your wedding day, working with professional wedding planners that offer Sydney wedding packages can make your life infinitely easier (and your event remarkable).
Find the perfect venue
More often than not, it’s the location that sets the tone for the whole event. You and your guests might not remember all the small details from the big day, but the location of your wedding will always remain embedded in your memory. So, you have to search high and low for the perfect wedding venue. Getting married at your local church can be nice and practical, but you want more than that, don’t you? Then you have to explore further and consider some other options such as a place that has sentimental value for both of you, an enchanting outdoor space or a luxurious setting that will impress every attendee.
Choose a theme
Most weddings follow a classic or traditional format, and there’s nothing wrong with it if that’s the sort of atmosphere you want to create. But if you want your wedding to really stand out and turn it into an event like none other, you have to think out of the box and spice things up a little. So why not go for a themed wedding? It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant or quirky. You can use small touches to create the theme you’ve chosen in a subtle and discreet manner. Choose a theme that is close to your hearts and reflects who you are.
Let the music do the talking
The venue can set the tone, but it’s the music that gets the party started and keeps it going. Choosing a live band is definitely the wisest choice here, although it will cost you a pretty penny, so keep that in mind when you plan your budget. It’s up to you (and your budget) to choose the type of music that will be played at your wedding, but make sure to pick something that both you and your guests will enjoy. If having a live band is not an option for you, hiring a DJ is the next best thing. You can make the playlist interactive by accepting song requests from the guests and you’ll see how there will be no spot left on the dance floor.
Your wedding is supposed to be about you and your loved one, a unique moment to celebrate your relationship and the wonderful journey that you’re about to embark upon. That should be reflected in every aspect of the event, and most of the time it’s the little details that speak louder and give a wedding that personal touch that make it one of a kind. You can include decorations, messages, tokens or anything else that reflect your personality and make the event truly yours. Don’t follow the classic wedding recipe if that’s not what you’re about. Let go of traditions that don’t match your style and personalize your wedding the way you see fit.
Keep everyone entertained with fun activities
Instead of boring everyone with a drawn-out and dull ceremony, try to keep the proceedings brief and focus more on entertainment. An open bar will definitely put things in motion and then you can entertain your guest with a range of fun and amusing activities. Having a photo booth at the wedding has already become a classic addition and we don’t hear anyone complaining, but you can do much more than that. You can set up a DIY snack-bar, create a lounge area where guests can relax and chat, organize wedding games (the options are literally unlimited here), include karaoke on the menu and you can be sure everyone at your wedding, both children and adults, will have a blast.
Make a grand exit
When you‘ve managed to plan such an amazing wedding, no one will want for the night to end, but end it must. But it doesn’t have to be a sad ending. On the contrary, you can turn it into another magical moment and ride off into the sunset (or more like sunrise) on a high note. Make sure to plan a grand exit that will leave your guest with a final great memory from your wedding. You can do that by choosing an awesome tune and get all your party people on the floor one last time or have a firework show that will dazzle everyone and make for a very photographic exit.