The wedding season may traditionally be summer but the fact is the wedding season has expanded to dominate almost the entire year. With the growing popularity of wedding themed reality TV as well as major movies, the pressure to put on a drop dead gorgeous wedding can be seen in almost every wedding party. Some bride and grooms may not worry as much as others, but most of them want their entire wedding party to be as unforgettable as the wedding itself.
Decking out a wedding party should be done so that everyone is in line with the theme or style of the wedding itself. In a place like sunny Australia this could mean everyone taking on a bohemian and beach look, or it could embody the upscale culture of Sydney. No matter what the style, there are some easy ways to make sure absolutely everyone looks their best.
Think About Your Party's Natural Look
Some people have a certain look and whenever possible, this should be used as the basis for the look and feel of the wedding itself. If the happy couple practically lives at the beach, why not use that as a way to distinguish them as well as their entire wedding party? Light almost-white shades of blue coupled with tradition beach decorations can create a sun and surf feel. Alternatively, a couple well known for their parties or fast paced lifestyle can showcase not only their preferred look but also their approach to life by using slick styling and modern fashion options.
Leaving Your Mark
Everyone wants their own wedding to leave its own custom and unique mark. One incredibly easy way to accomplish this is to design a small logo or embellishment which can be used to customize everything from books of matches and balloons to custom ties and champagne glasses. These designs can include the new married name of the couple along with the date of their wedding, a favorite quote or simply a stylized photo of the happy couple. With the advances in customizing available there's almost no limit to what the happy couple can customize. These keepsakes can be given to guests or kept by the wedding party and so will not only make the wedding itself stand out but will also be a tangible reminder of their special day.
Don't Bother With the Joneses
It can be tempting to fall into the trap of feeling competitive when it comes to planning a wedding. Television shows and movies have all capitalized on the drama surrounding big weddings and by their very nature these parties can stress out even the most laid back couple. But getting sucked into that kind of drama will only leave you tired, frustrated and way over budget. Instead focus on what really matters and play up the natural look and lifestyle of the happy couple. Make it something that feels right and everyone will come out looking like a million bucks. Best of all, taking the time to splash out with customized accents will provide everyone with take-away keepsakes without raising your stress levels.
Kelly McCloskey is a freelance writer who works with a number of different companies, from secondhand booksellers to suppliers of custom ties. In her free time she enjoys hiking, urban exploration and spending time with her friends and family.