While you may still have to have a small ceremony this year due to COVID-19, that doesn’t mean your wedding can’t still be one to remember. There are so many ways to still make your small wedding ceremony an elegant and memorable affair. Here are 5 ways to make your wedding feel extra special during this time.
1. Embroidered Wedding Gowns
Embroidered wedding gowns are very in this year and if you have the budget you can even get one custom-made to fit your exact vision. Embroidered gowns are so elegant, and romantic and add the perfect touch of detail to your wedding dress.
These embroidered gowns also add a sort of vintage style to your wedding and can really enhance the style and them of your wedding. Make sure you have decided on a gown that matches the rest of your wedding’s style and theme.
Wedding gowns can tend to be expensive, especially when you are looking for the perfect details, like embroidery and beading. If you are low on a budget, consider renting instead of buying so that you can still have the perfect dress without the high price tag.
2. Cloud Bouquets
Instead of having large centerpieces that get in the way and can easily be knocked over, many brides are choosing to put hanging “cloud bouquets” over the guest tables. These elegant pieces of art can be hung from the ceiling and look like they are floating over your guest tables. You can order them with your specific wedding flowers in mind and they are a great alternative to traditional centerpieces.
Turn to your local florist for help with this. Just make sure they have examples of their work for you to check out first. That way you can ensure they have the right eye for the look you want. If you are looking to save some money, you can handle your floral needs on your own.
3. Pay Attention to Your Lighting
Lighting can have a huge impact on the look of your wedding and reception. It without a doubt can ensure your wedding is stylish and trendy, too. Use candles and lighting systems to get the look you desire.
Remember you will need exceptional lighting for your wedding and your reception. And when it comes to you using lighting systems, you want to pick the right color combinations. Also, don’t forget you can find lighting products that use display imagery. That’s another way you can up the style factor and ensure your event is trendy.
4. Hire a Talented Photographer for Your Special Day
No wedding would be complete without a photographer who can perfectly capture the occasion. There are still photographers out there that are willing to take your wedding day photos and still using proper safety precautions listed by the state.
Before enlisting the services of a professional photographer, you need to check out examples of their work. Also, be sure to review what others have said about their work. This is an investment where you do not want to cut any corners. You want your photos to showcase all the efforts you put into your day, especially since not as many people will be there to see it. Make sure to look for local photographers that don’t have to travel to be able to take your pictures. For example, if you live in New York City then you should be searching for wedding photographers in NYC. That way you aren’t looking for photographers who cannot be there due to travel restrictions.
5. Use Antiques for Your Ceremony and Reception
Another way you can add a unique flair to your wedding is to use antiques for your ceremony and your reception. For your wedding look into using antique candle holders. And consider matching wooden antique chairs for your guests.
When it comes time to decorate for your reception, you should look into antique plates, glasses, and cutlery. Antique mason jars will look great for your reception, too. Place candles or flowers in them. Consider stacking antiques boxes and books and place cupcakes or other items on them for your guests. Vintage lace can be used when decorating your tables. And you could even create unique centerpieces with antique wheels.
You Deserve the Best
Even though you may have to have a smaller wedding party with year that doesn’t mean your wedding can’t still be the one you dreamed of. When you are preparing for a wedding, you indeed deserve the best. This is your special day, and you should get exactly what you want. Through your use of the tips presented above, you are well are on your way. You will have a magical occasion enjoyed by you, your wedding party, and your guests.
By Samantha Higgins
who is a professional writer with a passion for research, observation, and innovation. She is nurturing a growing family of twin boys in Portland, Oregon with her husband. She loves kayaking and reading creative non-fiction.