Throwing the ultimate summer wedding 2018 couldn’t be easier with these top tips for a happily hazy day in the sunshine…
You want to make your wedding personal to reflect the true personality of you and your partner. But you also absolutely want to rock the summer vibe with the ultimate summer wedding of the year, obviously. And marrying the two (goodness me, that’s an awful pun) couldn’t be easier. We’ve teamed up with Projected Image and guest contributor Caitlin Purvis to bring you these top tips and tricks for planning your marvellous day in the sunshine…
The power of colour is inevitable, with different hues impacting the way we feel and the way we think. It’s important to flesh out different shades into your wedding day and although blush whites and pastels are a go-to favourite, adding a bold colour can show off your personality and add an exciting vibe to your entire wedding venue.
Whether you opt for coloured paper lanterns, table dressings or setting a coloured dress code for your guests — there are many options for you to decide on.
Looking at lighting
You’ve probably noticed that wedding lighting has become a huge trend for brides and grooms; you want to illuminate your venue and make it perfect for that quick Instagram selfie. However, although there are plenty of lighting options to choose from, you must consider your venue type and what would be most suitable.
From using projectors and personalised gobos that display yours and your partner’s name in the background, to deciding on your dancefloor’s illusions, there’s nothing you can’t do at a modern-day wedding. Lighting gives couples the ability to really set the scene and can even project detailed surroundings such as blue skies on the ceiling and forests on the walls. To make your night more magical, why not dance under the stars?
Planning your props
The planning process can be challenging, as you want your day to be a true reflection of both of your personalities and there are plenty of ideas floating around the internet. To make sure that you don’t miss a trick, you need to download both Instagram and Pinterest to document anything that you see that could fit into your wedding.
From cakes to cocktail designs, make these two platforms your dream board. You might even find additional ideas to make your venue more fun and light-hearted, such as photobooths, popcorn machines and sweet stalls that are becoming a 2018 wedding necessity.
25% of couples in 2017 created a hashtag for their big day, so why not look into buying an Instagram border frame too to generate that buzz across social media platforms?
The brilliance of these platforms is that they allow you to search anything that you have in mind — and somebody has probably already done it so you can take a lot of inspiration from them.
Balancing your indoor and outdoor wedding venue
Outdoor weddings are becoming more popular, and you’ll notice this with any of your wedding-related Pinterest searches. Weddings that are held outside can feel more inclusive, romantic, and deliver a more welcoming atmosphere for your guests. As they’ve only started to become a recent trend, you need to pull out all the stops.
With every outdoor wedding, you’ll likely have a place to reside indoors too. So it’s important to get the balance between both when it comes to lighting. As your indoor space will be fully illuminated, why not create a cosy vibe with overhanging candlelit lanterns to create a more intimate feeling. You could even wrap fairy lights around trees and bushes to create a more mythical environment.
People will usually go outside for some peace and quiet from all of the music indoors, as well as to cool down from all of the dancing, so you need to make sure that they’re comfortable when they do. Why not opt for blankets that guests can wrap themselves in when they venture outside? Don’t forget to provide sitting areas next to your well-lit plants to generate a magical sensation.
One aspect of a wedding that many couples fail to get right is the entertainment. Weddings are supposed to be fun, so why not bring out your competitive edge and participate in a game of oversized Jenga? This will be sure to break the ice between the guests. Alternatively, other games you could play are Mrs & Mrs and outdoor croquet. Laugh the night away, you could even book a comedian to get the party started!
Get your beauty regime sorted!
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