It is a universally accepted truth that on a bride’s wedding day, the focus and attention should always be on the bride themselves, with the groom only getting a few compliments if he is fortunate. That being said, your wedding reception needs to be entertaining and engaging for your guests as well, without distracting from the main event; the bride!
Here are the top five ways to ensure your wedding reception is as spectacular as you are.
1. Inject Your Personality
Your wedding reception’s décor and schedule should reflect you and your new husband. If you are a girl who adores bling and showy fashions and home décor, translate your preferences to your reception tables and room décor. If you have an edgier style, ensure this individuality is expressed throughout the entire theme of your wedding, from the invitations right through to the wedding favours and dancefloor playlist.
2. The Wedding Cake
Wedding cakes are the ultimate talking point of every wedding reception and you deserve the greatest of wedding cake showstoppers. Your wedding cake will highlight your wedding theme and your own personal style and as it is usually brought out at the very beginning of your wedding reception, it is important it is not just delicious but fabulously extravagant as well.
3. Your All-Important Wedding Dress
Your wedding dress is the one element that you shouldn’t compromise on and this once in a lifetime dress needs to be … well … perfect!
The most important thing to know when searching for your wedding dress is to begin your search as soon as humanly possible and to not settle on the first wedding dress you ‘fall in love’ with.
Other fabulous tips for finding the wedding dress of your dreams include:
- Utilise social media, specifically Pinterest and Instagram
- Approach your dress search with an open mind
- Enjoy the experience and strive to keep your stress levels to a minimum
- Do your research and experiment with different dress styles and designs
- Choose who accompanies you to your bridal shopping trips carefully
4. Your Carriage Awaits
The fairy-tale, enchanting ideal of travelling to your wedding day in a horse-drawn carriage is, admittedly, more than possible if your budget allows. However, a far more affordable yet equally as glamorous idea is to hire from the fabulous range of vintage wedding cars in London and ensure everyone’s heads turn to see the beautiful bride.
5. The Photographer
Obviously, your wedding photographs are going to be displayed, fawned over and always at the centre of your home and family life and therefore it is crucial for a showstopper wedding to ensure the photographer you hire knows exactly what you want and is able to live up to your expectations.
Ask for samples of previous work and enquire as to whether they can visit the venue prior to the wedding to plan where the most aesthetically vibrant photographic spots are located. A great deal of forethought will make the day.