As a bride or groom, you’ll undoubtedly remember your wedding day for the rest of your life. If you would love your guests to share your fond memories of this special day, it’s essential to pull out the stops with cool ideas that help to make your wedding day even more magical and unforgettable.
By cleverly incorporate creativity into your wedding theme, wedding menus, and wedding entertainment, you’ll easily transform the event of the year into a wow factor special occasion that is remembered for years to come.
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1. Consider Colour
To stand out from the wedding season crowds, choose a palette of wedding colours that is vibrant and bold. Swap the traditional and classic muted tones and pastel shades for accents, splashes and pops of bright and vivid colours that are fashionably on-trend in 2022.
Pantone’s latest hot wedding colour is a dynamic hue of periwinkle blue that boasts subtle undertones of red/violet. Pretty pinks, purples, coral rose and aquamarine are equally ideal, if you want to make a strong and cool colour statement at your bohemian spring or summer wedding.
You can easily add contemporary colour to a formal and traditional wedding, via your floral arrangements. Pick a trio of your favourite complementary shades and highlight the striking tones with fresh flowers that beautifully decorate your wedding venue space. You should also be able to easily weave your favourite colours into your wedding stationery and wedding menus, so that your guests remember your perfectly co-ordinated wedding theme.
2. Create Original Wedding Stationery
Your personalised suite of wedding stationery should ideally reflect you and your partner’s personalities, style and interests. An original design that is stylishly presented on the finest quality paper – for your save-the-dates, wedding invites and RSVP cards – will long linger in the minds of your VIP guests.
During the busy spring-summer wedding season, your personalised wedding invitation may need to compete with the invites that are sent by other people that your dearest friends know. To ensure that you grab full attention, do your own thing and choose a striking and unique design that can be easily personalised and used in a variety of ways.
Cool and modern wedding stationery doesn’t have to come in a standard rectangular shape. You can trade in the traditional paper invites for wedding invitations that are printed on textiles, latex, plastic or other materials. Take inspiration from your wedding theme, and let your imagination run wild!
3. Dress Up Your Wedding Venue To Impress
As your wedding venue is hosting the event of the year, you’ll obviously want its décor to perfectly complement your wedding theme and colours, and to be suitable for your catering and entertainment.
One of the easiest ways to transform an interior space is with flowers that make a bold statement. Use fresh or paper blooms to create a floral extravaganza that wows your guests.
If your wedding budget allows, go to town and decorate the venue hall from top to bottom. Great lighting effects can be used to magically alter a space in an economical way. You can enhance the lighting display with projected patterns and images on the blank interior walls.
Match your tablecloths, napkins and table accessories with chairs that are elegantly embellished with a personalised decorative arrangement of flowers, with or without ribbons and bows. For a dramatic pop of colour, choose chair covers in your favourite vibrant shade.
4. Treat Guests Like VIPs
Lining up a succession of little surprises throughout the day can really make a wedding extra magical for your VIP guests.
Provide personalised table place settings complete with wedding menus, and thoughtful or practical wedding favours that are more memorable than traditional pastel coloured sugared almonds. If you can afford it, go bespoke and gift spring or summer related items that are inspired by your wedding theme. A pair of cool sunglasses for the gents, and elegant pashmina style wraps for the ladies are sure to go down a treat.
Handing out fun but practical hangover kits, containing hangover tea or a rescue remedy, along with a pick-me-up essential oil blend and some handmade chocolates, will be greatly appreciated and fondly recalled.
Keep guests entertained, during the lull periods of your wedding day, by giving each table the lyrics to a song that they have to memorise and perform at the reception karaoke.
Throughout the day, invite your guests to relive the happy days of childhood by playing fun, silly games. Customise a wedding piñata by filling it with your favourite retro sweets or tiny plastic bottles of alcoholic beverages, and let your guests take turns striking it lucky.
You can also hire skilled professionals to teach your guests how to make a first-class cocktail, or a stunning hand-tied floral bouquet.
5. Upgrade Your Wedding Menu
Everyone remembers what they ate at a wedding breakfast or buffet. To ensure that your guests are suitably impressed, consider serving up wedding menus that are bang on-trend.
A plant-based menu that is highly imaginative, tasty and presented creatively is certain to be a talking point amongst your guests. If you’re worried that picky eaters will go hungry, dish up mini versions of your favourite main meals as tempting one bite canapés that they can nibble on throughout the event.
Offer a colourful array of delicious mocktails, soft drinks, flavoured waters, smoothies and freshly squeezed juices at drink stations.
Don’t forget to keep everyone’s energy levels topped up, so that they can dance the night away!