Valentine’s Day is this week and it’s the second most popular time of the year to get engaged. Your wedding is the ideal time to create the most magical moments of your life!
Here are seven tips for planning a romantic wedding:
Choose an Intimate Wedding Venue
Once you’ve chosen a wedding date, finding the perfect wedding venue is one of the next steps toward planning your romantic wedding. Outdoor wedding venues always have an air of romance about them and depending on your location you can choose from a courtyard, a pretty garden or a beach at sunset. An indoor wedding calls for a romantic venue such as a historic inn or quaint old church. Research intimate wedding venues in your location and you may be pleasantly surprised at the options!
The Dress Sets the Stage
All eyes will definitely be on the bride as they walk down the aisle, whether it’s a sandy beach, a cobblestone path or a marble entranceway. A key component of a romantic wedding is the wedding dress. A romantic bridal dress design featuring classic lace or an off-the-shoulder wedding gown design are perfect for a romantic wedding. Cathedral trains can also add a fairytale like feel to your look and many of our dresses offer these as an option. Brides of Alejandre can help you find the perfect romantic style gown that is flattering to your body shape and reflects your unique personal style.
Choose Romantic Wedding Flowers
Flowers set the tone for your big day, from the wedding bouquet to bridesmaid flowers. Of course roses are a classic choice, but consider other flowers. The Knot has a great list of romantic wedding flowers that are not roses that includes peonies, gardenias and lily of the valley.
The Right Lighting Can Transform a Space
Lighting can transform the feel of your wedding instantly. Once you’ve booked your wedding venue, speak to them about lighting options. Candles, for example, are beautiful but they are also high maintenance. Consider using outdoor bistro lights which have a soft glow and are budget friendly.
Personalize Your Vows
Writing your own wedding vows is another intimate detail to incorporate into your romantic wedding. Incorporate special moments and memories into your personalized wedding vows and remember that while all eyes are on you during the ceremony, this special moment is all about you.
Tell Your Special Story With Music
Every couple has “their song." Be sure to incorporate your special song into your reception, of course, perhaps as the first dance. Your reception music choices can also create a definitive vibe for your guests. Incorporate classics like Frank Sinatra or Etta James into your playlist. You can even surprise your love with a dedication out on the dance floor and play a series of songs that represent your special love story. And if you are blessed with a great singing voice, consider a surprise serenade. One thing is for sure -- the right music makes for magical moments!
Don't Forget the Menu
The food and drink you serve at your wedding reception can contribute greatly to a romantic atmosphere. You don’t need to serve a sit-down full-course candlelight dinner (unless of course you want to), but this isn't a time to serve barbecue, fried chicken or corn on the cob. Instead, focus on small plates and be sure to serve champagne! Of course the grand finale, the wedding cake, should be as romantic as possible. We love simple white cakes with intricate details, such as flowers in your color scheme.
What romantic details will you incorporate into your wedding? Let us handle the dress! Contact us today by calling (941) 538-8997 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org