Candlelight… Rose Petals… Soft Music…
For a romantic wedding, it’s all about setting the mood. Think small intimate tables, and low lighting.
The great thing about this theme, is it’s super budget friendly!
Sound like your kind of wedding, but not sure how to make it happen?
A great place to start is with your venue. Think a mansion, Bed and Breakfast, or by the water at sunset.
Next, the dress. You can go a few different ways with this one. You can go opulent….
Or you can go flowing and dreamy…
The next step, flowers. For a Romantic wedding, roses and feathers are a go-to. Color wise, anything in the red, pink, or purple families will flow perfectly.
Here’s a good example in the form of bouquets:
As for your surroundings, you want the feel of the ceremony to carry into the reception effortlessly. Basically, lots of candles and flower petals in shades of one of your colors! LED candles are a great option as a lot of venues don’t allow open flame, and you don’t have to worry about wind blowing them out if you’re outdoors. They aren’t expensive, as in we rent out 4 LED tealights with 3 lighting effect settings for .50, and you don’t have to worry about the wax getting on your linens! (Talk about an easily avoided cleaning fee!)
This is a theme that is surprisingly small budget friendly for the visual impact you get.
Some ideas for the ceremony…
As for the reception, it’s pretty easy to carry this theme over. You want to keep your color palette simple, and make the lighting effects and flowers plenty. The great thing about using this theme, is how much you can save on decorations. Because you’re using lighting effects like candles, twinkle lights, and lanterns, you can use artificial flowers everywhere and nobody will be the wiser. The only area I personally think real flowers are a must is petals used outdoors. A lot of Brides don’t realize most venues will make you pick up every single one, or you get charged a hefty fee for clean up. So it’s worth the splurge here!
At The Party Loft, we make custom floral arrangements. So we can do anything you want, and as many as you want. Our centerpieces generally run $3-$6 per table. Just for the simple fact you don’t have to worry about finding a place for all those flowers and vases after the wedding makes it worth it to rent!
Now for the reception, the best part!
Just keep it simple with the linens and the centerpieces. Small is better here, you don’t want to overwhelm the smaller tables.
The other area that is good to splurge in is the chairs. You want to have some that are elegant and clean lines. The ones in the above pictures are “Chiavari” chairs. They are a bit more, but dollar per dollar, you’re going to be spending more on what isn’t going to be seen at your wedding when you use inexpensive chairs and cover them with chair covers and ties since you’ll need to hire someone to do it for you. Please don’t ask your guests to do it, either! This isn’t an area to ask for them to lend a hand. And trust me, you don’t want your family and friends to do them. They’ll just be agitated after doing 250 chairs all day for a 4 hour reception, and you’ll have some weird-looking bows!
Hope this post has helped you in the planning of your own wedding.
This is part 7 of this series.
Things to do in your life together #8
Go skinny dipping (discreetly!)