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Put More You into Your Wedding Day
A wedding day is fi lled with symbolic
tradition, from varied religious customs
to the never-ending circle refl ected in the
rings and the types of fl owers accentuating
5 Tips to Enhance Your Wedding Decor
Wedding days are meant to be fi lled
with love and celebration, and what better
way to ring in the new stage of life
as newlyweds than with a well-decorated
venue to match the joyous occasion.
Whether a couple is on a tight budget or
picky when it comes to theme ideas, these
decorating tips can help add more fl air for
the big day.
Use a natural venue. Many couples
choose wedding venues that require
immense amounts of decorations, but a
venue with organic scenery or a beautiful
view can help alleviate the stress.
Consider having the ceremony near a garden
or beach with enough natural surroundings
to keep guests in awe.
Make the cake a centerpiece. Wedding
cakes are almost guaranteed to be fi lled
with fl avor, but they can also serve as a
decorative centerpiece for the reception.
Choosing a cake topped with fl owers,
highlighting bright colors and placing it
in a prominent spot at the reception can
grab guests’ attention while also keeping
them eager for a bite.
Choose table accessories that pop.
Leave guests in amazement as they make
their way to their seats for the reception
with beautifully decorated tables. Table
accessories can be anything ranging from
patterned table runners to fl owers in fullbloom
placed in simple, elegant vases.
If you are not having a formal sit-down
reception, try using paper lanterns or
hanging fl owers from the ceiling to create
an eye-catching atmosphere to remember.
Add classic lighting. At times, fi nding
the right lighting to match the mood of a
wedding venue can be tricky. In this case,
less may actually be more. Try opting for
a classic candlelit ceremony or reception
to create a more romantic setting. Th is
can save both money and countless hours
spent attempting to confi gure elaborate
light fi xtures, and also provide a timeless
Place engagement photos around the
venue. With any wedding, you want the
day to feel personal and intimate for the
couple and guests alike. Consider decorating
the venue with engagement photos of
the soon-to-be spouses as they popped the
question. Th is can allow the newlyweds to
reminisce while guests view those cherished
moments and revel in the occasion.
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moments like marital bliss, visit elivingtoday.
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the celebration. Even with all the traditional
rituals to consider, nearly every
bride and groom can fi nd ways to give
their special day some unique touches
that refl ect their personality and love.
Music sets the mood for every wedding,
and it’s an easy place to put your
own spin on the celebration. Whether
you forgo the traditional bridal march
entirely or simply look for an arrangement
that gives an updated twist to the
classic version, let guests know this isn’t
your average wedding by setting the festivities
against a soundtrack that lets
your true character shine.
Th e wedding party is intended to be
a collection of those nearest and dearest
to the bride and groom, who help
ensure the day goes off without a hitch
and who lead fellow revelers in celebrating
the start of the new couple’s life
together. Th at being said, there’s no reason
this group must be limited to women
on her side and guys on his, or even that
it’s limited to humans - a beloved pooch
can make for an adorable ring-bearer,
aft er all.
Photography is an essential element of
your big day, but think beyond the images
you’ll capture throughout the wedding
and reception. Photos lend a personal
touch, no matter what your color scheme
or theme. Integrate photos of the two of
you at various stages of life, together as
a couple and with loved ones (perhaps
even some you’re honoring in memoriam).
You can display these at a table
with the guest book, as part of the table
centerpieces, or even on the gift table.
Or take things digital and load all your
images into a slide show set to music.
Make favors meaningful. Forgo more
common items like bubbles and chocolate,
and instead send a little of yourself
home with your guests. Maybe it’s
a memento from a place with special
meaning to you both, or a bottle opener
shaped like a bicycle to represent the way
you met. Just think about the moments
and things that defi ne you as a couple
and do some searching online. You’ll
probably be surprised by how quickly the
options pile up.
Serve up a menu that shows guests
more about your life together. Your loved
ones can order basic beef or chicken anywhere.
Instead, give them a glimpse into
you. Make your main course the same
food you enjoyed on your fi rst date or
during another monumental moment in
your courtship. Or plan the entire menu
around a region that you hold close to
Weddings are fi lled with traditions, but
that doesn’t mean you can’t put your own
touches on the day for a special event
fi lled with memories that are uniquely
your own. Find more advice for life’s special
moments at elivingtoday.com.
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