A wedding to remember
By - Thorn Muli
| October 13th 2012
Your attire and that of the bridal team, the food and theme, may add to the beauty of a wedding. However, if you want a romantic feel to it, consider other things as well, writes THORN MULLI
The thought of walking down the aisle with that one person you’ve always dreamed of growing old with sends you shivers.
And now that it’s about to become a reality as your wedding day approaches, your desire is to have a romantic wedding. Here are wonderful tips to make the day memorable:
1. Pick the right colours
Brides know how important it is to choose the right colour for the wedding. But they think it’s only for aesthetic purposes. What most don’t know is that the choice of hues adds to the romantic atmosphere. Make your wedding ceremony like a fairy tale by picking colours like pink, silver, white, or dark red. These shades evoke love and romance more than any other colour.
2. Pay attention to the lighting
Lights can add magic to your wedding ceremony. Fill the altar with candles, light up the aisle with candles inside mason jars, and put on some decorative lighting effects all over the venue.
The use of yellow-toned lights adds more romance into the air than white or other light colours.
Just be careful not to over-do it. Strategic placing of lights can spell the difference between a romantic venue and one that makes guests grab their sunglasses.
3. Say your own vows
There’s nothing sweeter than saying the wedding vows in your own words. Instead of going for the cookie-cutter ‘for better or for worse vow’, you and your groom should take the time to write the vows in your own romantic words. You don’t have to be a poet to get this right. Just be sincere and tap into your innermost feelings to be able to give a romantic vow that would surely touch your spouse-to-be.
4. Choose meaningful music
Music plays an important role in setting the tone of any event. It’s imperative that you choose the right song for every part of the ceremony from the procession to the bride’s walk down the aisle, to the exchange of rings. Don’t rely on the cliché wedding songs that you’ve heard a thousand times. Instead, look for those that are not only romantic but also hold a special meaning to both of you.
5. Sing to your beauty
If you prefer to do the traditional vow, one way to up the romantic mood is to sing it to your beau. If you have a voice of an angel, this would definitely send the guests and your spouse-to-be in tears. Exchange roles if your beau is the one who’s better in singing.
6. Give each other special memoir
Apart from exchanging rings as a sign of your love for each other, you may also give special memoirs. Don’t just choose any object that you find, go for something that has a special meaning for the both of you. Then give it to your spouse-to-be as a symbol of your lasting love and affection.
7. Highlight the highlights
For the memorable parts like exchanging the bands or “You may kiss the bride” moment, organise for someone to set the fireworks to give the atmosphere fairy tale flair. It doesn’t only make the ambience romantic, but also serves as a symbol of how you two felt when you first kissed. At the last part of the wedding ceremony when you and your groom walks out of the church (or other venue), let balloons fly to the sky while the guests throw petals and rice grains on you.
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