What makes the perfect wedding? While the style and theme of each wedding are different and personal to the bride and groom, the actual components of a wedding day remain the same for every couple.
When planning the ideal wedding, you have the following aspects included, but who you include them with is entirely up to you.
It doesn’t matter what you wear to get married; you still need wedding day attire. You can opt for a traditional white wedding dress with a veil, tiara, gloves, and satin shoes, a bridal trouser suit, a tea dress, or even your favorite dress if you don’t want to go for formal wedding outfits.
Whether you’re going for formal wedding wear or want your day to be more relaxed and casual, you still need to know exactly what you will wear to say your vows.
A wedding venue can literally be anywhere you can spend your wedding day. It could be you meeting up at a local restaurant for a meal post-ceremony in your local town hall, or it can be the luxury wedding venue of your dreams and anything in between. You can get married at a destination wedding, a local country hall, a farm, a vineyard, or even in a cave if you wish. The actual location should be a place that means something to you, but you still need a venue for your wedding celebrations to take place.
You want to be able to celebrate your wedding with those you love. Whether this is a small guest list of your nearest and dearest and you celebrate in your garden at home after a civil ceremony, or you round up everyone you’ve ever met and enjoy your day with hundreds of people. Who you invite is entirely up to you and how you want your day to go. But every wedding needs a guest, or at least a witness, to attend the ceremony itself if you aren’t planning on celebrating or you’re jumping on the new trend of having the wedding ceremony one day and a big celebration the next day!
Food and Drink
Food and drink are part of any celebration, but especially a wedding. You can have a wedding breakfast, brunch, or a sit-down meal. Sharing meals is popular right now; a buffet or charcuterie board to feed all your guests and drink and dessert bars, too. The food you serve and how you serve it is based on personal preferences, as is the liquid refreshment.
Will you be supplying drinks, paying for the bar yourself, or using a paid bar at your venue? Will you be creating signature drinks, supplying champagne only or wine? Or, in the absence of a license, you can bring your own alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to celebrate with.
Each and every wedding is and should be different. It is a highly personal day that should be bespoke to you and your spouse-to-be. While the components mentioned in this post are common elements of a good wedding, how you incorporate them is entirely up to you.