If you are a bride-to-be, you probably have Pinterest, and you probably have a couple albums dedicated to all things wedding. While you may have a wedding planner to help you with this, its always best to begin thinking about how you’d like to incorporate your style (and your husband-to-be’s style, too!) into your wedding to really make it feel like its yours and not a resort ‘cookie-cutter’ wedding.
Do you have a theme to your wedding? This doesn’t really have to be a part of the ceremony as much as it will be about the reception. Perhaps there’s a theme that you’ve come up with that you’d like to play out in the reception as much as possible. Think about where you are holding the reception and what month it will be in. Do you want to play up the cool tones of winter inside, or make it more warm and inviting? The ideas are endless.
Perhaps you are having a reception outside and with it, under the stars. Here you can decorate the tables with small lanterns that project patterns of light wherever it can reach. You can string all kinds of small lights above the dance floor or where people are dining to represent stars as well. If you are inside, it may be possible to project star-like patterns on the ceiling during dining to give a ‘dinner under the stars’ kind of feel.
Think about using the allure of the location you are being married; if you are getting married someplace warm, consider something a little more laid back and incorporate the local flowers of the area. If you are getting married by the sea, maybe you want a more nautical look.
You can also consider having a brunch or lunch reception as well with brightly colored tablecloths and simple flowers adorning each table. This gives your guests enough time to spend with the newlyweds but without having to provide a place.