Romance is, of course, what weddings are all about. Some couples like to celebrate their love in a fun, party-style atmosphere, while others prefer a more elegant and intimate setting. If you’re longing for a movie-style ceremony that’s bursting at the seams with romance, you’re not alone. While you and your partner will be feeling the love no matter what, the goal with a super-romantic wedding is to make the guests feel it too. There are many ways to spread the love, so read on for some of the best.
Choosing the Perfect Venue
If you choose a super-romantic wedding venue, you won’t really have to do a ton more to spread the feeling throughout the ceremony. Consider getting married at the same place where your partner proposed. If that isn’t exactly a romantic or wedding-friendly location, look into places like medieval castles, lush gardens, old churches and glasshouses.
The Importance of Lighting
The right lighting can work wonders when it comes to conjuring feelings of romance, especially at a wedding. Don’t be afraid to use copious amounts of candles, lanterns and fairy lights throughout the ceremony. Hang fairy lights in trees if outdoors or on the ceiling if indoors and set up lanterns in corners and dispersed throughout the venue. Use a combination of tea light candles, pillar candles and tall candelabras on tables and mantles throughout the venue. The ambiance will simply be alight with romance. End the evening with a firework show for a full-on blast of love.
Smell the Love
Scent is a very powerful tool for evoking certain emotions. Verbena, lavender and freesia are all ideal scents for a wedding. Any of these natural flowers are beautiful, soft and elegant as well, adding a special touch to the space. Set up bunches of flowers in vases along with scented candles and essential oils in burners throughout the venue. The entire atmosphere will smell of love.
Set the Music
Be thoughtful in your music choices. Of course, every wedding needs upbeat party music for guests to dance to, but before you all hit the dance floor, set the scene with carefully-selected songs. Try to keep the music as dreamy and un-cliché as possible for an ultimate romantic touch.
Switch Up the Seating Style
Instead of a bunch of small, round tables, sit guests at long, dining-style tables and set up a small sweetheart table special for the bride and groom. This type of setting gets everyone together family-style, to talk, share and feel close. Plus, it gives you and your partner a chance to enjoy a special meal alone amongst the crowd.
These romantic wedding day ideas probably have you swooning already. From the big picture aspects, like the venue, wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses, down to the smallest detail, like lighting and music, there are plenty of ways to inject romance into every aspect of your ceremony. Follow the tips above to create an atmosphere that will have everyone feeling the love.
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