Because romance is what weddings are all about.
Your walk down the aisle, your first dance, your small gestures and saying “I do” are just some parts of how your wedding day is all about celebrating your love.
Now we love a good party, but we also love a good romantic wedding. There’s something special about those elegant touches and the intimate atmosphere.
Of course, your wedding will be romantic for you and your partner no matter what. The time you spend together having your photos done, a stolen moment before dinner and of course, actually getting married! But how do you bring guests along and let them feel involved in your special day?
Read on for our tips on how to plan the most romantic wedding ever that your guests will never forget.
Lighting is the one element that can completely transform the feel of your wedding in an instant. It captures a mood like nothing else.
If you want lighting at your wedding your first step is to decide what budget you have for it. You can then speak to your wedding venue about what they can offer you or you might have some of your own fairy lights that you can use. One thing’s for sure, lighting will definitely work wonders on your guests.
Your ceremony marks the start of your celebration and is one of the parts of your day where you can really guide the atmosphere.
If you want to have a romantic wedding, opt for really romantic ceremony readings and personal vows. You can also opt for unique ideas like a family blessing of the rings, a hand-tying ceremony or lighting a unity candle. Get your guests involved from the start and set the tone for the rest of the day.
If you haven’t heard of it before, scentscaping is a thing! It’s a big buzzword in the luxury wedding industry but can also be adapted for any budget and any style of big day. Smell is one of the most powerful senses for evoking emotion but it’s often overlooked in weddings for other elements, like music and food.
Some brands like Jo Malone can create a gorgeous bespoke scent that will become the fragrance backdrop to your day. You could also go DIY by making lavender centrepieces or freesia bouquets. If a wedding smells good, you know it’s going to be wrapped in romance!
If there’s one thing that adds to a romantic wedding, it’s music. Now, of course, your guests are going to want to get up and dance to some party tunes. But before that, your wedding music can really help to set the feel for your day.
Don’t go for cliche songs. Choose personal music that has a dreamy feel. And not every song during your party has to be lively – you could include some slow sets for all those romantic couples!
Your choice of food and how you serve it can be a big help when it comes to creating a romantic wedding. Now we’re not saying you need to serve oysters and dark chocolate (a little too much don’t you think?)
Avoid buffets, BBQs or street food. Instead, opt for elegant shared table dishes. Your aim is for guests to dine in a much more intimate way.
Just like the other points in this list, you want to plan your tables to create an intimate, chatty atmosphere at your romantic wedding. Long tables, in particular, create a closer, more familiar feel. You could also choose a sweetheart table, to give you and your other half a chance to have your own romantic dinner for two.
If you choose a romantic wedding venue, the hard work is done!
A pretty garden, medieval castle or atmospheric old church – take a stunning venue, add some decor and that’s how you create your romantic setting.
Your guests are such an important part of your day. You don’t want them to just feel like they’re witnessing your marriage. You want them to feel it for themselves. So try adding a fun, sweet element that will get them involved in your day.
A balloon march, an open mic or fun games are all great ways to bring your guests together and spread the love.
Light candles and they can work their magic in any room, but even more so at a wedding. This is the simplest and most affordable way to add instant romance to your day.
Pillar candles in hurricanes will look really stylish, and tea lights are very subtle. But if you want to go all out, you’ve got to go for candelabras!
For your big send-off, why not share the feelings of fireworks in your belly that you feel with your other half?
Putting on a fireworks display, having a sparkler send-off or launching sky lanterns means you can finish your night in the most romantic way possible.
Do you need help planning your wedding? Discover how to bring your wedding dreams to life by booking an appointment to discuss your plans with a consultant at The Wedding Gallery today.