Planning your big day for wedding season 2018 is an important task, but can still be a pleasure to do! It’s especially fun if you know that all the pieces you’re putting together will result in a day everyone remembers as one of the best weddings they attended that year. So you are, our fellow Canadian couples-to-be…
Here are 4 ways to plan your 2018 wedding in style!
Surprise your guests with details that delight them
2018 is the Year of the Dog so what better year to bring fido into your wedding, playing an important role as ring bearer? This is sure to amuse your guests beyond measure, and will add a giant dose of fun to the ceremony.
Greet your reception guests with a glass of sparkling wine adorned with a tag that shows their assigned table number. This is far more elegant and fun than a simple seating chart.
We’ve all been to one-too-many weddings where the taste of the cake was an afterthought, and it showed. Don’t waste your money on a cake that looks amazing, but tastes dry and bland. Go all out, making sure it tastes every bit as good as it looks. Don’t be afraid to buck tradition either — there’s no law saying a wedding cake must be white if you’re not a fan. Consider alternatives like red velvet, chocolate, or marble. And as for the frosting, since no-one likes to eat fondant, depending on the cake, try a luscious chocolate mousse or ganache, a fruit-flavoured whipped cream, or a smooth cream-cheese frosting. Imagine fresh flowers and massive chocolate curls cascading down the cake, too — it’ll be the talk of the town.
Wedding day fashion should be memorable
- Go with a classic look, but update it for modern times.
- Add some touches of whimsy to your dress such a big floral accents to the skirt.
- Use splashes of colour for attention — blue is going to be big this year, and can be used in a sash around your waist, as accents on your tiara or veil, or even for your shoes!
Make your wedding favours so good that guests are excited to receive them
Making your wedding favours good doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to pay for them. But when choosing from all the options, keep in mind that the ideal wedding favour should either be useful to your guests long after your big day, add a decorative element to their home, or be edible.
If your budget is small, give out something edible like chocolates or candy in pretty coloured boxes with a ribbon around them. Or if your budget is a bit larger, consider putting them in votive candle holders so the container will be used and enjoyed long after the wedding. You can also consider useful keepsakes such as keychains. Napkin ring sets, coasters, wine bottle stoppers, and mugs are other items that serve double duty as something that’s both decorative and functional.
But whatever you choose, make sure it’s of good quality. For example, it’s better to give out one absolutely luscious gourmet chocolate than it is to give a handful of tasteless sweets that no-one will enjoy consuming. The other key to memorable wedding favours is to package it well — this doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money, only that you should take just as much care in choosing the wrapping as you do for what’s inside.
Choose a great reception venue
Your wedding venue should be amazing — whether it’s the nature of the venue itself that makes it that way or the decor you put into it, it’s well worth the time and effort to make sure it’s extra special. The most unique venues in town are often expensive, but sometimes they can be had for less than you’d think. Leave no stone unturned in your search for the best venue your budget can buy.
You wedding will be the talk of the 2018 wedding season if you do it right
You don’t have to be rich and famous to pull off a wedding that makes a splash. All it takes is a little time, creativity, and attention to the right details.