If you want your day to be all about the emotion, there are many ways to level up the love factor.
Begin the day writing your partner a love note and add it to a special gift. Have a friend or family member deliver your message as you’re both getting ready for the day. Find somewhere private and read the letters. It will help get you in the proper mindset for the day ahead.
Gone are the days of not seeing the bride before she walks down the aisle. Instead, meet before the ceremony for the first look. You’ll be able to be more open and emotional when you see each other. Those are a few moments you will never forget.
After the first look, consider exchanging vows with one another, in private. Of course, during the ceremony, you will also say I do, but these vows can be more personal and intimate. Without the eyes of 100 guests upon you, you’ll be able to bawl like a baby, hold hands, hug, kiss, and appreciate each other’s words just a little bit more.
Trendy floral arrangements are beautiful, but sometimes the classics can be more romantic. Roses are the traditional flower of love, so flood your décor with the fragrant blooms. Remember that red represents passion and love, white represents hope and new beginnings and light pink represents joy and happiness – all things you’ll want for your married life!
Host your wedding (ceremony and all) in the evening. This is especially romantic if you have an outdoor ceremony, under the stars. Don’t forget the mood lighting! Candles make everything seem like a scene from a romantic movie, but they can be tricky – sometimes they won’t stay lit and your venue may not even allow candles (fire hazard). That’s where battery-powered candles come into play! The good ones even flicker like the real deal. The nighttime festivities can be capped off with some fireworks and sparklers.
Rather than tossing the bouquet, give your flowers to the couple who has been married the longest, and make their night romantic!
Don’t forget to read our Romance Guide!