It might seem like small stuff, but the details are key in making an impression. Often it’s the little things that people remember.
It’s the finer things that often make the greatest impression. Details that reinforce your chosen style and colour palette are the most beautiful of all.
The strongest first impression you can create is with your stationery. Your invitations, save-the-date cards and RSVP notes will be the first taste your guests get of the big day. Consider them carefully. They’ll set the tone and give guests an idea of what to expect. Choose a design and style for your invitations that can be repeated in place cards, menus and thank you cards for a cohesive overall feel. Well-executed stationery can get people excited about your wedding, even if it’s 12 months away!
It’s where your guests will spend a good portion of their time, so consider your place settings carefully. Quality details like charger plates, napkin rings, fine linen, crystal or glassware and cutlery all add to the ambience and overall atmosphere of your celebration. Select them with care and consideration that they deserve.
Flowers are a key wedding detail, as they often form a large portion of the colour palette and decor. Choosing the right floral style for your wedding is imperative: hand-tied, unstructured arrangements will fit best in a relaxed, intimate environment, while larger, statement pieces will suit a more formal affair. Your flowers need to begin and end with bouquet. Remember ceremony decorations, table centres, take toppers, feature tables, chair decorations, arrangements at the entrances, suspended floral installations, the wedding aisle, window sills, mantelpieces, buttonholes, corsages, flower crowns and floral walls all contribute to the overall theme, so be sure to consult a professional who understands colour and composition.
People always remember the food so ensure it’s excellent quality and selected with care. The menu at your wedding can really make or break the celebration. Make it a planning priority. Work with your stylist and chosen venue to create a unique, utterly scrumptious menu that is sure to be remembered. Fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce will always be more flavourful. Ensure there is plenty to go around and allow your guests to reveal in the sheer sensory joy of the celebration.
It is the sweet end to the sweetest day. Cake designers and decorators can achieve incredible things. Be original! Remember to work with your stylist to put a little of yourself and your style into the design, and create something unique. Your cake doesn’t even have to be a cake. It could be an elaborate cheese and fruit display, a tower of cupcakes or macarons, even a croquembouche. Whatever best serves your individual style.
Leave a lasting impression by cleverly selecting some beautiful bonboniere. Favours have become increasingly creative in recent years. Work with your stylist to find something personal and unique to send home with your guests. Creamy chocolate truffles, sugared almonds, or even homemade jams are a great way to leave your guests with a little something sweet, Be imaginative: a packet of seeds, potted herbs or succulents; no matter what your style, you’ll be able to send your guests home with something special.
Mae your guests a priority. Consider the event from their point of view and aim to make them feel special! Details like ensuring there’s plenty of food, drinks and entertainment for them while you’re off with the bridal party having photographs taken can make a big impact. Little things such as beautiful personalised place-cards, napkin dressings and even including a bathroom attendant can create a sense of luxury and make your guests feel spoilt.
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