ADD INTIMACY WITH DETAILS.
Weddings may have to be smaller, but the upside is that you have more time to focus on little details and personal touches - these are the elements that really define a special celebration.
YOUR BUDGET IS PERSONAL.
You decide where you want to put your resources, especially with weddings getting down-sized. Some may want to splurge on outfits, others may prefer to spend it on décor and we’re also seeing a trend towards investing more in jewellery. Don’t be confined by “traditional” budget allocations.
WHAT SURFACE ARE YOU WALKING ON?
A detail people often overlook in the big moment is considering whether they’re walking a church aisle, grass, brick or wooden walkway? Obviously, if it’s grass then you might prefer a platform heel to a stiletto, and if it’s a rough-textured surface, be aware that your dress or veil could catch!
DO A HAIR AND MAKEUP TEST.
You want your hair and make-up to last so it can be nice to bring in professional help, especially if you’re wearing a veil or hairpiece. The questions you should also be asking are: what is the time of day, what will the light look like and will it be windy? Plan accordingly.
CREATE NUANCE IN YOUR BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES.
If you are having a bridal party, you want some level of visual cohesion, but there’s ways of achieving this other than the exact same dress, which in my opinion, is a little dated and less exciting. You want your friends looking fabulous! Colour palette is still key in bringing the aesthetics together, so pick shades within a specific range or consider an ombré effect. Different prints can also be really fun but may require an expert eye to help mix and match – remember you don’t want your photos to look messy.
ULTIMATELY, DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT’S IMPORTANT.
Whatever type of celebration you decide on and however much you need to consistently adapt to changing circumstance, you can’t forget what matters here – which is that you are getting married to your best friend. Enjoy every moment!