Oh Best Day Ever Blog here is all about the wedding details—cakes, flowers, monogrammed invites, and more. But we have to admit this understated fact: Lighting is the single most important décor element at your wedding. And while, at first, that thought sounds more functional than fun, hear us out: The bulbs and candles you select (whether they’re simple votives or over-the-top chandeliers) are what will ultimately light your perfect venue, make your photos just right, and keep the party going—even after the sun sets. So, yeah, lighting is important, and it’s an essential element of both your budget and wedding-day décor.
Unlike covering your wedding venue with towering floral arrangements, creative lighting can be surprisingly affordable. From uplighting to lanterns, image projections to illuminated backdrops, here are some of our favorite ideas. It is positively brimming with some of the prettiest ideas for lighting your wedding reception. After all the excitement of becoming Mr & Mrs, as you let your hair down and the sun sets on your celebrations, the right lighting will create warmth for your guests, the most romantic of atmospheres, as well as some fabulous photo opportunities; and of course ensure the party continues until dawn! Check out these fabulous wedding reception lighting ideas and get inspired.
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In the year 2021, we’ll see a continuation of smaller, more intimate weddings, like weddings under 150. “We are finding couples are looking for more intimate celebrations for 2021 and 22, approximately 40-50 less guests to accommodate this trend. Couples are allocating dollars to the guest experience. This style of wedding includes more branded elements and customized areas than a traditional wedding. The ceremony has more decorative seating set in the round or crescent style setting. The dinner reception has elevated, stadium-like levels on the perimeter of the space for a 3-tiered seating experience so everyone Is looking over at the entertainment, to the dance floor, and most importantly the bride and groom as the event’s focal point. Couples will embrace the gala bash experience and the heightened energy this wedding style brings.” – AJ Williams, President + Creative Director of AJ Events
Shrinking the event down to a cozy, intimate size guarantees you’ll love where your money goes and have tons of memories with every single guest. But there’s more to it than a 90 percent decrease in your guest list. There are planning changes to make, details to consider, and a proportionally larger budget to work with. Today we’re sharing some great ideas for intimate wedding reception ideas. Get a cup of coffee and let’s check them out.
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It’s no secret that the bar is the most popular spot at any reception. After your guests down their celebratory flute of champagne, chances are they’re going to make a beeline for the bar, wherever it is. This is the place where your guests will congregate, taste your carefully-selected signature cocktail, and visit again and again throughout the night. And since this place is obvi going to be popular, why not make it an area to remember? Check out these creative wedding bar design ideas and get inspired.
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As we all know that September and October are most popular months to say “I do” and it’s really no surprise why. Autumn’s cooler temperatures allow for tons of gorgeous fall wedding ideas: cozy drinks, s’mores around the bonfire, and a not-so-sweaty time outdoors to be had by all. Seasonal produce can also provide natural decorations and fresh farm-to-table reception menus. What’s more, fall weddings involve not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather, seasonal cocktails, and décor elements in some of the prettiest shades of the rainbow. Don’t take our word for it. Keep reading to see why we love fall weddings so much. Today we’re sharing fall wedding arches. You’ll find those gorgeous fall wedding decorations that might just convince you to celebrate with the season’s foliage.
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Vintage wedding themes are those kinds of events that will never fade because they are charming, sweet and romantic. You’ll still in love with everything on the big day even after 20 years. Today we’re sharing some gorgeous wedding centerpieces I’ve rounded up, which will turn your tables into an enchanting heaven and create a touch of vintage atmosphere, with vintage vases, candles, some vintage books and frames and etc. Adding some pearls, cages and beads is also great choices for vintage wedding decorations. Get a cup of coffee and let’s check out these inspiring vintage wedding centerpieces.
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Your grand entrance down the aisle is one of the most special (and most photographed) moments during your wedding ceremony. Not to mention, you’re actually going to make that trip twice—with the second being when you exit as a newlywed, of course. So, basically, wedding aisle décor is something that you want to think about. Simple but stylish wedding decorations are drawing more and more attention recently and that’s necessary especially when you’re having an indoor ceremony. Check out these amazing indoor wedding aisle decoration ideas and get inspired of your own big day settings.
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There’re some wedding details that will never go out of style and you’ll still love 10 years from now, like white florals, lush greenery and elegant details. If you’re a bride who prefers timelessness over trends, I’d suggest planning your ceremony and reception in a classic wedding style.
There are plenty of ways to incorporate a classic wedding theme into your big day. For wedding invitations, opt for romantic calligraphy. At the ceremony, you and your about-to-be spouse can recite more traditional wedding vows to add formality to the whole affair. Dance the night away to classic wedding songs, like Etta James’s “At Last.” For classic wedding decorations, check out this post and get inspired.
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Winter season is coming and it’s the time now to have a look at some whimsical winter decoration ideas. And today we’re talking about wedding arches and backdrops, which is a must for your ceremony and should have personal touches and show off your personalities. Winter wedding arches can mix greenery, flowers and branches the way you like. Or you can try feather arches decorated with blooms or Christmas lights if you want to highlight the season. Eucalyptus leaves are another great idea to give homage to the winter. If you are looking for a gorgeous winter wedding arch or backdrop, here are some ideas that may inspire you.
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With more and more couples opting for simple weddings, barn is becoming one of the hottest wedding venues for those who’re planning country weddings. The rustic venue holds infinite possibilities for breathtaking photos and homespun details – DIY mason jar flowers, fabric drapery, wooden signs, romantic string lights, chandelier…What’s more, barn weddings are becoming chic now with stylish decorations, that are no longer just country. You can have the simple fabric draping from the ceiling, or hang string lights at the venue to create a unique atmosphere. Here’re some brilliant barn wedding reception ideas I’ve rounded up, and let’s check them out.
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I’ve posted several simple wedding ideas before and today we’ll talk about minimalist simple wedding signs. Nothing adds a personal touch to your wedding décor quite like beautiful hand-lettered signage. You can use it to welcome your guests, help point guests in the right direction, inform them about the festivities to come, or even share you and your beau’s favorite quotes. As we always say that less is more, simple wedding signs will directly express your personality, give your guests clear information as well. Check out these minimalist yet elegant wedding signs and get inspired.
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