When it comes to weddings, there’s no right or wrong. It’s all about you and your partner celebrating your love- and whether you want something small and intimate or big and showy is entirely up to you. You could go down the traditional route or opt for something more wacky, just do what’s right for you! If you’ve decided that you want a huge, luxurious wedding, then that’s fantastic- with more money to spend you have more options available to you. Here are some things to consider.
The venue provides the backdrop to your big day, and really is the most important part of a wedding. With no venue there is no wedding, so of course, it has to be right! Spend plenty of time researching, viewing and taking pictures before deciding on your luxury wedding venue. Ideally, you will have a look on their website at photos from past events that have been held there to see if they match up with the kind of vision you have in mind. Whether you want to go for a luxurious rustic looking barn or a super glamorous ballroom or anything in between, getting the venue right is the first step to achieving this. Once you have your venue, you can finally announce a date, which is always exciting and when things start to feel real!
With a bigger budget to spend, you have far more flower options available to you. Roses, lilies and peonies are stunning, luxurious flower options, but you could always bulk out bouquets with pretty but less expensive flowers too if you wanted. If you want something that’s out of season or difficult to get, a larger budget gives you the option to have these flown in from elsewhere in the world giving you the exact finish you want.
The best, most experienced wedding photographers will charge prices that reflect this. Therefore having more money to spend gives you the widest range of options. Your wedding itself will only last for a day, and so photos give you a way of capturing the memories forever. Find out what photographers are available on your wedding date, and then narrow them down to create a shortlist. You will want to look at plenty of reviews and view their portfolio to get an idea of their style.
One aspect of the wedding you can get really showy with is the cake, and the great thing about having a luxury wedding is that you have the funds available to buy something really spectacular. You could go with something with lots of tiers, decorated exquisitely and truly take people’s breath away when they catch sight of it!
One of the most exciting parts of wedding shopping has got to be buying your dress. While there are loads of beautiful, lower priced options out there, a larger budget gives you so much more choice. If you have a particular designer in mind, particularly if they’re a more luxurious option, a bigger budget means you’re far more likely to secure the dress you want. You could go into a boutique with a few members of your wedding party and make an occasion of it. When you find ‘the one’ that you feel beautiful in it’s a moment you will remember forever. So exciting!