Attention to detail and extra special additions make all the differenceI can give you hundred’s of tips and secrets for styling your BIG DAY. I have been involved in the Wedding Business for well over a decade now and I have helped so many couples bring a touch of uniqueness to their wedding by adding personal touches that speak volumes. It is the ability to stamp your personalities on everything from the stationery to choosing our flowers, the introduction of adding details that reflect your lives, mixed with ideas borrowed from both your family’s heritage that will give you the “wow” look.
The first step is to define your style – is it traditional, informal, contemporary? Give your wedding a theme based on something that interests you both, for example, your love of travel, the movies etc. Work with the seasons too, this will help you with flower choice and colours. Lastly think location, location, location! Your choice of venue sets the scene, we will work together to enhance what is already there.
Styling a beautiful wedding sounds daunting, but with a little help from me we can create your dream day. My three tips are; Never underestimate the value of teamwork, Plan like a professional, Keep it all in perspective. Here are some more wedding day tips:
First question to ask is do I want high or low arrangements? Work with “the look of your venue” and the theme of your wedding. Do you want candles, could you hire vases, candlelabras, tee-light holders? Tables will look stunning when dressed in colours that are linked with the time of year at which your wedding takes place.
Perfect Palette? The colour theme for your wedding needs to be individual and unique. Don’t always base a theme on your favourite colour; it should ultimately depend on the season and overall style of your wedding. The colour of your bridesmaid dresses do not have to dictate the entire colour scheme of your wedding. Remember, less is more – and be imaginative!
Always work with what is there – bring the outdoors in, this will make your venue seem much bigger. On a Summers night have storm lanterns in the garden, and add lights to the trees. Try to reflect a rooms feature when setting out the chairs for a civil service. Will a fire be lit for that cosy feeling? Simplicity makes things stunning.
Every detail should project your individuality, from the invitation you send to your guests to when you leave your reception. Your guests expectations have to be exceeded, from little details such as a fresh flower tucked into a napkin to that one large arrangement strategically placed to give you that “wow” look.
Now here is something every bride-to-be needs - a wedding plan! This handy wedding guide will help ensure you get everything sorted in time for your big day!
Wedding to do list
As soon as you have booked your wedding date you need to;
- Define your style
- Civil or Church?
- Book the Wedding venue
- Choose your bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, page boys
- Decide on a budget
12-9 months before your wedding;
- Choose your wedding dress
- Choose your bridesmaids dresses or a colour scheme
- Book your wedding florist
- Book your wedding photographer
- Book wedding cars
- Book a band or DJ
9-6 months before your wedding
- Choose your head dress
- Order Groom and groomsmen formal wear
- Order wedding cake
- Prepare guest list
- Book honeymoon
- Book musicians
6-4 months before your wedding
- Visit wedding venue to decide on catering
- Finalise wedding decoration with florist
- Shop for shoes, jewellery, lingerie, going away outfit
- Gift list
- Post wedding invites
- Order wedding rings
- Book hairdresser and beautician
- Order favours
4-2 months before your wedding
- Arrange final consultation with florist
- Purchase bridesmaids, best man’s thank you gifts
- Food tasting at venue
- Design order of service
- Choose prayers and readings
2 months before your wedding
- Collect marriage licence
- Arrange transport for wedding guests
- Arrange accommodation for guests
- Final fitting for wedding dress
- Seating plans
- Check all utility bills affected by your new surname
1 month to go before your wedding
- Give your photographer a list of photos that you want taken
- First dance
- Confirm rehearsal time for ceremony
- Prepare place cards for seating plan
- Hen and Stag night
2 weeks before your wedding
- Give final numbers to your wedding venue
- Confirm everything with all suppliers
- Payment of wedding suppliers
- Check all dress wear for Bride, bridesmaids...
1 week before your BIG DAY
- Pack your cases for honeymoon
- Check all travel documents, book transportation from hotel to airport
- Visit spa or beautician
- Visit venue for hand over to the duty manager (2 days before wedding day)
- Drink plenty of water
The Big Day
- All your planning will now go into place...here comes the BRIDE!