No two couples are exactly the same. So why take a cookie-cutter approach to your wedding? After all, you are already spending upwards of $30,000 on the event. That being the case, there is no good reason you shouldn’t trot out the flamingos.
Even so, there is a fine line between luxurious and tacky. Get too close to that line and people will be abuzz for all the wrong reasons. Your big ceremony will become the cautionary tale of what not to do. It is okay to be a little controversial. That is what fashion is all about. What you want to avoid is being on the wrong side of history.
There are tons of ways to make your wedding a spectacular and luxurious event. One way to do it is by punctuating key moments with wedding sparklers and other pyrotechnics. You can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Either way is fine just so long as you keep it classy. You can even reuse some of that out-of-box thinking when generating gender reveal ideas. Luxury doesn’t have to be limited to the ceremony. It can also extend to other events associated with the wedding season. Here are a few more ideas that will help you class things up a bit.
Luxurious Table Settings
Don’t just reserve luxury place settings as engagement gifts for young couples. Bring some of that luxury into the reception. A wedding is one of the few events for which a person will ever need to dress to the nines. It is also one of the few events where they will need to learn the difference between a salad fork and a dinner fork.
When it comes to your reception, don’t serve a meal; offer a banquet. Treat your guests like royalty and you will feel like you are having a royal wedding. Set the table in a way that evokes fairytale princesses and a well-appointed royal court. It is one of those little things that makes the experience one to remember.
Everyone loves live chamber music. So don’t just have it playing on an old victrola. Hire chamber music performers and reserve a part of the festivities for a truly luxurious musical experience. It might well be the only time that your guests will experience live chamber music. It is guaranteed to be a hit.
That doesn’t mean you can’t have other musical options. Chamber music can be a part of the ceremony and banquet while proper dance music is played for the reception. You and your guests should have plenty of opportunities to kick up your heels and party the night away. Once everyone is well into their cups, things tend to get pretty raucous. But before that happens, be sure that everyone has had a chance to enjoy a more luxurious musical experience. They will thank you later.
All of your efforts to lavish your guests with luxury will be lost on the ones who couldn’t make it because they couldn’t arrange childcare. Don’t force your guests to choose between coming to your event and taking care of their children. Make it easy by providing an option for professional childcare for the ceremony and reception.
At weddings there will be plenty of new moms and their children. Some of those children will be uninterested or unable to sit quietly for a long stretch of time. That’s just the nature of being a human child. Take the stress off of guests by providing a professional childcare service. It will be one of the best luxuries you can provide because it will allow all of the guests to be fully engaged with the activities. Every mother knows the inestimable value of being able to take an evening off. Luxurious affairs and small children do not always mix. So be sure to make provisions for people with small children.
Your wedding day is more than just a day; it’s a season. There are many individual parts that make up the whole. Add luxury to those parts such as the banquet, the music, and professional childcare. When your guests have a luxury wedding experience, you will not have to worry about people not showing up for the baby shower.