When I was a little girl, and even now, I still imagine what my dream wedding would be like. Although I’m not engaged, YET, I still like to imagine all things Disney for my hopefully future wedding day and use the internet to find inspiration. My mum got married in 2016 and I learned a lot about all the preparation and effort which goes into a wedding. At the end of the day, you want your day to be perfect.
Do you want a theme?
Firstly, consider a specific theme. For my mum, it was lilac and butterflies, as you can see from the above photo. For me, it will probably be as much Disney as my husband-to-be allows. I’ll probably pick a colour to tie it all together nicely, depending on which part of Disney I choose. A popular theme I’ve seen over the past few years is a stunning vintage theme, with floral and vintage colours everywhere.
Choosing a venue can be a hugely daunting task. It probably goes without saying, but every article I’ve ever read says to do your research. There are plenty of stunning venues around the UK, such as Notley Abbey (in Buckinghamshire) which you can view on this website. Find out what exactly you will get in your wedding package. Consider things like maximum capacities, restrictions on timing, extra costs per guest, etc. Is the bridal suite included in your wedding package? It’s important to always see a venue first before booking anything.
One of the (I would say so anyway, for me personally) most important parts, your dream wedding dress. Wedding dresses come in so many varieties of styles and designs, but it’s important you find something you will feel comfortable in and will enjoy wearing. My mum had her wedding dress designed especially for her wedding day, as she knew exactly what she wanted.
Music and entertainment
Everyone loves to dance, but for the actual ceremony it’s important that your music fits in with your theme and interests. Find something that’s appropriate for your dream wedding day. If you are planning on having a party afterwards, perhaps find a band or DJ which suites the style/theme of your wedding. Are you having a drinks reception? My mum planned it so each guest had a glass of fizz to drink whilst the photographer was taking photos of our family and the bridal party.
Consider the “little extras”
Personalise your day by adding some fun little extras which you and your guests will enjoy. You could have His and Hers signatures cocktails which you’ve both designed available at the bar. You could have a special wedding dance planned, which matches your theme. You should be able to fit these little extras into your budget with some careful planning.
Do you want to get married? What do you imagine your dream wedding day being like? Perhaps you are already married and your day was perfect!? Let me know in the comments.