The finishing touches that will take your wedding day to the next level
Planning a wedding is not just about organising the necessary formalities, it’s about identifying and sourcing the perfect luxurious finishing details. It’s the added touches that give your guests an elevated experience to that of a typical wedding, or event - a big day that they will remember & love forever.
No matter the size of your wedding budget, there's something so indulgent about browsing photos of the most luxurious weddings. It's why we love scoping out pictures from celebrity weddings and seeing the amazing details that transformed their celebrations from ordinary to extraordinary. And even if the most elaborate décor elements can't easily be replicated on a normal-person budget, they can spark an idea that is possible. Here we share some ideas that will give your big day the edge.
Decorate the wedding chairs
Do something special to the chairs you and your partner will sit on at the reception. Not sure what to do? Our amazing wedding planner Caro Events has an abundance of fresh ideas that will take your bog standard venue chair & create something truly elegant and co-ordinated with your theme. Gather some inspiration before you meet her and check out this feature with lots of beautiful chair creations.
There’s something about the flicker of candlelight that’s just so magical. Make sure your celebration is all of a’flicker by using tea lights and pillar candles to create safe displays that will add warmth and depth to your reception.
Hire a speciality food/drink station
An Ice Cream tricycle, a donut wall, a Prosecco caravan? Choosing some unique wedding ideas for your reception will certainly give your big day a luxury finish. We are so pleased to have the guys at Pretty Little Tea Company here at the centre and they are experts in giving your big day a vintage touch by parking the cute little caravan at your venue, and serving afternoon tea to your guests all day! We also have the fabulous Cathedral Ice Cream team who will bring along their traditional tricycle and serve fresh, delicious Ice Creams! Perfect for your wedding in the sun!
Incorporate a subtle theme
We’re talking spray-painted pineapples, leaf place-settings complete with handwritten names, vibrant table centres… There’s something about the tropical theme (when done the right way, of course) that adds an instant splash of ‘wow’ to any celebration. Or maybe go for 1920’s? Dress up your venue in a Great Gatsby style and wow your guests with themed cocktails and music of the era!
Serve up mid-evening snacks
There’s nothing worse than feeling hungry at a wedding reception - especially if there’s no food in sight. Serve up a snack table of comforting, delicious food that your guests will devour. Just make sure you manage to get some, too! Pomegranate Catering know just how to look after your guests bellies and they’ll be sure to keep the food flowing al night long!
Have a last dance
You had your first dance, sure; so why not have a last dance to round-off the night in sophisticated style? Ask your DJ to call your remaining guests to the floor and have a final twirl to your favourite song. A sophisticated way to round off any celebration! Or… get all of your guests out of the room and have a moment just for the two of you! You could always film it, just for prosperity! We know just the guy to do it! Andrew Moore Photography is amazing at capturing these moments, big or small he knows just where to be to make sure you have some beautiful memories that last a lifetime!
Invite your guests in style
Some might say that your wedding day starts with the ‘Save the Date’! That may be a little extreme but it certainly sets the tone and style for your big day, so getting it right is key if you want that luxury finish. Designed by Brownings are true experts in their stationery field and they can create everything, from invites and table plans to place-cards and menus. They can give your wedding stationery that luxury finish without that massive price tag!
Taking your wedding day to the next level, those luxury finishing touches don’t have to break the bank. With planning and discussing with the right people (i.e The Kent Wedding Centre…!) you can create a look that is not only special and unique to you but also magical for your guests.