There’s always room to add a touch of luxury to your wedding, regardless of your budget. Some brides may splash out on a dream wedding dress, whereas others might think that extravagant floral displays will make their day look and feel sensational. Couples are all different when it comes to the idea of luxury, but at Bijou Weddings, aside from choosing a luxurious wedding venue, we believe that there are plenty of ways to add that touch of glam to your day. Here are five of Bijou’s top luxury wedding planning tips.
choose a dream wedding venue
It’s natural to request brochures from several different styles of wedding venues when commencing your search, but you’ll get the wow factor feeling when you physically visit the venues on your shortlist. It’s not just the look, style and feel of a venue that will give you the feeling of luxury, this comes hand in hand with the service that you’ll receive when you have any communication with the venue team during the run up to your day. Budget will obviously play a factor when it comes to planning your wedding at a luxury wedding venue, but when you calculate the cost of trying to create your dream elsewhere, it might be worth exploring whether or not the DIY route is cost (and time) effective or if spending a little bit more to book your dream venue will be worth every penny.
arrive in style
Over the years we’ve seen brides and grooms arrive at their weddings in some serious style; from grooms landing in helicopters to the full bridal party showing up in a stretch limo. If you’re choosing a barn style wedding venue, or a location with a rustic feel, a traditional horse and carriage could be idea for your arrival. A vintage wedding car arrival could make for some amazing photographs, and when it comes to planning your departure from your venue, don’t forget to book a luxurious mode of transport home or to the airport if you don’t plan on staying the night.
choose a mouth-watering menu
By the time you get to your wedding banquet, it may feel like you’ve had a long day already. Wedding guests tend to look forward to a meal, so take your time and choose something indulgent to serve on the big day. If you’re a foodie couple and there’s a certain dish that you’ve always dreamed of serving on your wedding day – speak to the catering team about your options. Don’t forget to ask your guests about any dietary requirements, and perhaps choose dishes that work seasonally to suit the style of your wedding.
Pair your chosen courses up with delicious wines and to keep your luxury wedding theme apparent, why not order an equally luxurious wedding cake to compliment your luxurious menu?
Top tip: Don’t forget to order a selection of delicious canapés for your guest to enjoy after your ceremony.
Add some serious luxury to your wedding by introducing an impressive floral theme, an incredible photo booth or a show-stopping feature, such as professional dancers, creative reception table displays, a great band or perhaps a firework display (providing your wedding venue permits it). Your wedding photographer would probably love to capture guests’ reactions to your wow-factor wedding features, and you’ll no doubt have so much fun planning and organising your surprise wedding arrangements.
enjoy a dreamy bridal suite
A stunning bridal suite may not be the first check box on your list of wedding venue must-haves, but after your beautiful wedding day, you may truly appreciate drifting up to bed, to enjoy a blissful night in luxury. The bridal suite isn’t just for sleeping, it can also be used for getting ready ahead of your wedding ceremony. Imagine preparing for your big day with a glass of bubbly in hand, along with the company of your bridesmaids and beauty suppliers as you get ready for your big moment in dreamy surroundings.