ceremony at a town hall or registry office, the reception will then take place in an apartment, or restaurant, and will feature
a small handful of close friends and family. The other of these templates is to go the “traditional route,” whatever that may mean
in your particular culture. In general, in the Western world, this will mean a ceremony in an attractive old church, followed by a fully
catered reception in a semirural area, with a black tie dress code. It’s easy to see the attraction to both of these approaches. The “minimalist”
approach allows you to get the process done with quickly and affirm your commitment to each other without a lengthy engagement. It also
saves plenty of money, and leaves you with a lot more in the bank to spend on the honeymoon.
photograph moment that they might all have been waiting for.
on your interests, and really commit to having a wedding that stands out from the ordinary, and that caters to your particular aesthetic sensibilities.
If you’re a big Star Trek fan, the decorations for tables could be set up to replicate the dining quarters on the USS Enterprise, for example.
Because it’s your special day – and hopefully, you’ll only be doing this once
been dreaming about for your entire life, and, hopefully, it’s something you’ll only be doing once in your life as well. Keeping all that in mind, it’s perfectly
reasonable to use your wedding as a way of treating yourself, and having as much fun with things as you possibly can.
up with a vision that you can base your wedding template off of.
wedding in mind, as it would be if there were no limitations in place, you’ll be in a great position for figuring out the practicalities and moving things closer and
closer in that direction. Consider all the different possibilities, not just the most common and conventional approaches. Reflect on your hobbies, interests, and
passions in life, and think of ways to make your wedding reflect these. It might be that yours and your partner's ultimate dream wedding looks a lot like a set from
Downton Abbey. Or, you might opt for a treehouse wedding (and yes, treehouse wedding venues do exist) to really take things into the realm of fairytale meets
Robin Hood. Without making things exceptionally difficult and frustrating for your guests, remember that this is, in fact, your special day, and treat it accordingly.
Let your imagination run wild.
Because it’s always good to host a wedding that everyone remembers
planning to invite a good number of guests outside your most immediate circle of acquaintances, having a wedding that is a bit more unconventional, daring, and imaginative, is a great way
of ensuring that as many people as possible have a truly memorable experience as well. In fact, doing things this way will also ensure that your own memories of the wedding are
likely to be that much richer and more uplifting, filled with appropriate humour, novelty, and fun. And, of course, when you pull out the photo album for future generations of your
family, or to show to dinner guests decades down the line, it’s just a bit more fun to watch the look of surprise and amazement on their faces when you reveal that you parachuted
down to the site of your reception, or whatever the case may be.
Because formality is for the ceremony, and the reception is for fun
partner in front of witnesses. It should be a heavy moment, and it’s a time for reflection, deep emotion, and weight. The wedding reception, on the other hand, is for fun – and
it’s an excellent excuse to have perhaps the best party of your life to date. As we get older, and as the responsibilities of life pile on, it’s natural that we don’t have as many
opportunities available as we once did for really letting your hair down, celebrating like crazy, and partying the night away. Your wedding is one of these precious occasions – and
it’s one that you get to share with the people closest to you in the entire world, as well. So let your hair down, and focus on making your reception as fun as possible, rather than
being overly concerned with the way you’re presenting yourself to other people.
Contact entertainment companies and set up fun games and events for yourself and your guests. Hire a band
or DJ to play your favourite teenage anthems. Have a night to remember.