Does your idea of the perfect wedding theme involve drama, glamour and unparalleled romance? If yes, you will love the idea of a night wedding.
Night weddings may be a relatively new thing, but it is certainly gaining popularity. After all, a ceremony under a starry moonlit sky is simply lovely. Not only is it an intimate affair, but it is also a whole new experience that your guests will not easily forget.
Not yet convinced? Here are some factors that are exclusive to nighttime affairs.
The Sunset And Night Hours Create A Magnificent Backdrop
Imagine how beautiful it would be if you had purple skies speckled with scatterings of sparkle from twinkling stars as your backdrop. The beautiful colours of the setting sun and magical sounds will be your background. Need I say more about how dramatic nature is at this time of day? Take a look at this post on the budget savvy bride for some breathtaking photos that will excite you about this plan.
More and more couples are getting married in the Wild West style this year; and it is one real exciting theme for a wedding.
Here are 5 reasons why we, at Best for Bride say Yeehaa! to the wild west theme.
1.It is a formal theme with a casual vibe
The Wild West theme allows you to have a wedding that is both exciting and fun, but classic at the same time. You can choose to keep it as formal as you like, or opt for an entirely casual wedding reception. Is there another formal theme, where the décor elements can be straw and wildflowers and still be appropriate? Here, the rules are flexible, and this will keep it exciting for your guests, as they aren’t certain of what they can expect.
2.The décor at Wild West Weddings are totally unique
Wild West weddings allow you to play with faux or real antler displays, throw in leather details, sip beer from copper mugs and have attendants and groomsmen frolic around in cowboy hats and boots. This is a chance to bring together a range of textures like burlap, straw and wood, and give them a classic finish. It transports us in time to a whole other place, and this is part of the charm. Despite the various details, the theme can be executed at indoor and outdoor venues, alike. The rustic elements that are highlighted at these weddings are always interesting, simple to do and easy to pull off.
3.They are as versatile as can be
One interesting factor about this theme is that no two weddings can possibly be alike. Whether you choose to get married at a ranch, in a garden or at a hotel, you can use this theme. Dinner can be elaborate or laidback, as you can opt for either a buffet or a plated dinner. Coming to wedding dresses, Wild West brides can choose full-length lace gowns or short frilly frocks with a colorful underskirt and not worry about which suits the theme—because they both do. Brides and grooms can sport cowboy boots and hats, and easily match their attire to the theme.
4.The photographs are one-of-a-kind
How else could it be? After all, how often do we see real cowboys and their brides in real life? When you have a wild west wedding, the rustic elements in the décor and classic style of dressing create the perfect blend for spectacular photographs. With a beautiful setting, and a couple in love, it is almost impossible to not have a great photo album.
5.Wild west weddings are most romantic
If you always envisioned your wedding to be one that is like a dream, it has to be a wild west wedding. Imagine getting married in a scenic location, dancing to jolly old country tunes and riding off into the sunset (or, in this case, to your honeymoon) with your real-life hero….could it be more romantic?
So, what do you think? Is a Wild West wedding for you?
The popularity of destination weddings is growing, and with good reason. Is there a more romantic setting for a wedding, than a sun-kissed sandy beach where surf and turf come together to create a beautiful ambiance?
Once you have set your mind on a destination wedding, and booked the location, the next most important decision is finding the right wedding dress for the day. A destination wedding is chic and fun, and this opportunity presents you with the chance to dress up in anything, but a traditional wedding gown.
There are some important factors to consider when choosing your beach wedding dress, and let us dive into these details now.
Fabric selection is important
Travelling with your gown means it will be subjected to more handling than you ever would, if you were having a wedding at home. So, the fabric shouldn’t be wrinkle-prone, but should be light and convenient to carry around.
Heavy gowns with elaborate details are not only impractical, but may also appear inappropriate for the relaxed style of ceremony. Inform your bridal consultant that you are having a beach wedding, and she will help you choose a suitable fabric. Chiffon is a good choice, as it doesn’t wrinkle easily. This breathable fabric is light-weight too. Other options are cotton, crepe, georgette and organza.
Pay attention to length and cut
Both length and pattern are to be chosen with due diligence. Strapless gowns in straight silhouettes look fashionable in outdoor settings. Make sure that the gown doesn’t flow to below your ankles, as you risk tripping over if it does.
Since you will have to spend the greater part of your wedding day in your wedding dress, make sure it is comfortable and manageable. Remember that you will be traveling days before your wedding, so schedule your fitting sessions well ahead of this date. This will make sure that your dress will be ready in time for you to pack your bags.
A destination wedding is the ideal occasion for you to think outside the box, and be adventurous with your dress choice. Go for a patterned wedding gown, a shorter style or cool and trendy accessories for a unique look.
Be inventive with your headpiece and bouquet. If you want to go for the traditional white, play up the drama with vibrant accessories. You can add pops of bright and bold colors not just to your dress, but also to your wedding décor. Finally, make sure that you wear appropriate footwear that will make it practical to walk on the sand.
Carry your wedding dress on you
The last thing you want is to end up at your destination with your wedding dress in shambles. To prevent such a scenario, don’t check it in with the rest of your luggage on the flight but carry your wedding dress with you, Make sure that there is a provision to hang it up on your plane ride. Use a good travel garment bag, so your dress is crisp and clean, even after the long journey.