Since February is all about love, and Valentines Day is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to explore a few non-cheesy ways to make your wedding day more romantic. Over the years I’ve seen it all, from releasing doves to horse drawn carriages. Although, those can be amazing moments, I’m a big fan of adding more romance to your day with simple yet effective additions. These are just a few of my favorite ways to increase the romance.
Maybe you picked your wedding venue because it happens to be the spot you got engaged. Or maybe you plan to wear your grandmothers veil. By choosing to incorporate sentimental touches throughout your wedding day, you’re honoring the past, present, and future of your lives together. The possibilities are endless, so start brainstorming way to make your wedding more sentimental.
What better way to start your wedding day than opening a heartfelt letter or card? This is a great opportunity to reflect of your relationship, your hopes for the future, and your excitement to marry your best friend. Many people also choose to exchange gifts, but a thoughtful letter is always a good idea in my book.
Involve Your Family and Friends
A wedding day isn’t just about the joining of two people, but also their family and friends. Consider incorporating one or two traditions to involves everyone. A ring warming ceremony, or couples dance during the reception can be a simple but effective way to include your guests in the romance.
Nothing says I love you more than choosing to write your own wedding vows. By recounting stories, sharing your hopes and dreams, and making promises to one another you are personalizing your vows and sharing more about your relationship with your guests.
Consider a First Look
I’ve written about this before (the pros and cons of a first look), and choosing to do a first look is a very personal decision. But if your open to the idea, I highly recommend it! It allows for a rare moment of alone time with you and your soon to be spouse, on an otherwise busy and sometimes hectic day. You can even exchange gifts or notes to each other during this time, or just bask in the excitement and joy of the day.
Dinner By Candle Light
We all know that candle light screams romance, so why not include that in your wedding reception? This is an inexpensive and impactful way to create an ambience of love and closeness. This works wonders regardless of your location, both indoor and outdoor receptions can benefit greatly from a few candles!
Now I would love to hear from you, what are you planning to make your wedding day extra romantic? Are you already planning on incorporating some of the above suggestions? Stay turned for more wedding day tips and tricks, and more of the amazing styled shoot above with The Joy Parade, Rebelle Fleurs and many more!