Make your day dazzle with these fantastic big-day ideas…
Arrive in style
The first glimpse your guests will get of you will be when you arrive, so make sure you make an impact! From a vintage car or VW Campervan to a horse and carriage or even helicopter ride, the possibilities are endless and are bound to get guests talking, too.
Think outside the box when it comes to choosing your bridesmaid dresses. Do their dresses all need to be the same colour, style or length? Mix it up for a unique look. A top trend for 2016? Pretty dresses with floral prints.
From chunky necklaces and hair vines to Juliet cap veils and flower crowns, use your wedding accessories to turn heads for all the right reasons.
Making your own little details will most likely catch the eye of your guests more than anything else. You could make your own favours, stationery and decorations, while personalising them with your initials or tell the story of how you met. A lovely touch that could also save you money, too.
Becoming a huge trend, many couples are opting for a cheese wheel cake instead of traditional sweet tiers, and we think they look (and taste) amazing!
Give your dress some oomph!
If you’ve opted for an A-line gown, go from pretty to princess in an instant by adding a full underskirt. It will make your skirt swoosh all day long and make your entrance even more grand.
There’s nothing more spectacular than finishing off your wedding celebrations with an amazing fireworks display. Guests will look on in awe as you play out the crescendo to your day. Just make sure you check that the venue allows them first, as some do not!
Here come the boys
Weddings aren’t just about the bride (sorry ladies, it’s true!), so make sure your groom looks super sharp, too. Get him and his groomsmen to wear funky, chic suits, and like your bridesmaids, mix and match them for a unique and fashion-forward style. They’ll look fabulous in the photos.
Aside from the bouquets and table decorations, brides will be looking to use their blooms in more creative ways. Not only are flowers so pretty and elegant, but they also smell amazing, so dot stems around the reception space, hang from the ceiling, and put them on the backs of chairs and pew ends.
Fabric, brooch and beaded bouquets are becoming increasingly popular, because not only are they an eye-catching talking point, they can also be kept long after the wedding day. You can also have a lot of fun with the colours and prints, too.
Fun and Games
If you’re having a summer party, consider garden games to keep guests entertained. Think coconut shies, giant Jenga or even fairground rides.
Instead of choosing a traditional A-line gown, check out some of the more fashion-led designers for elegant, ethereal lines that look effortlessly chic. We love Ruth Milliam, Rasha London and Elbeth Gillis, to name a few.
Be bold with your make-up
It may feel like a big risk going for bold make-up on your wedding day, but it can really pay off. Not only will it make your features stand out in photos, but you can also create really glamorous styles that will make you look and feel like a star.
Keep the tables simple
Rather than cluttering your tables with favours, stationery and decorations, keep them simple, but effective. Have favours that are also place settings and menus in one, and make them interesting so guests can talk about them together throughout the meal. Instead, put the decor on the ceilings in the form of hanging lanterns, bunting and pom poms.
Light up the room
Lights will always give your wedding venue a magical look, and we say the more the merrier! From fairylights around beams to tealights dotted around the grounds, lights are a guaranteed way to add the wow factor. A big trend right now is hiring oversized light up letters.