10 ways to make your wedding look and feel truly luxurious
Any wedding venue can be transformed and decorated to the style you desire. At Bijou, we’re all about luxury, so this article shares our top ideas on how to give your wedding venue a luxury make-over, from your ‘I do’s’ to your wedding banquet and beyond.
Wedding Stationery with a Luxury Feel
A wedding invitation will be the first insight to your wedding that your guests will get to see, so if you’re going all-out luxury with your wedding venue, consider ordering uber-luxurious wedding stationery from a top designer. Aside from ordering your wedding invitations, don’t forget to think about ordering place cards, order of service cards, menu cards, RSVP Cards, direction cards and wedding thank you cards at the same time
Top Tip: If you’re getting married several years down the line and have already booked your wedding venue, you may want to consider sending out luxury save the date cards too!
Luxurious Wedding Flowers
The florist and style of wedding flowers that you choose will make a huge difference to how your wedding venue looks on when your big day arrives. Choose carefully and make sure the florist you book is within budget.
Top Ideas on how to incorporate luxurious flowers at your wedding venue
- Lavish floral arrangements on stair cases
- A floral wall/backdrop at your ceremony, which can later be used as a photography backdrop
- Flowers in your wedding ceremony
- Elegant bridal bouquet and flowers for bridesmaids
- Luxurious button holes for the groom and his party
- Flowers around your seating plan
- Wondrous table centerpieces
- Extravagant top table flowers
Luxury Table Settings
Whether your wedding venue is set up with round tables, long tables or square tables, there’s always room to add elegant luxury to your place settings. Sequined table cloths have become hugely popular over recent years and if you want your actual place settings to be unique, considering hiring charger plates, cutlery or crockery from a specialist. If you’re opting for a white or monochrome theme, add a splash of colour by ordering coloured napkins. Individual napkin rings could add a touch of glam to your tables and if they’re within budget, you could consider giving them to your guests as wedding favours.
Sparkly diamante crystals spread across your wedding reception tables could add a touch of bling and don’t forget that a chair cover could also make a huge difference when it comes to transforming the look of your wedding reception room.
Extravagant Food and Drink
After your wedding ceremony you’ll more than likely celebrate with canapés and a glass of bubbles. Consider serving the very best Champagne that you can afford, teamed with luxury canapés for your guests to enjoy before the wedding banquet. If you choose to get married at one of Bijou’s luxurious wedding venues then you’ll be offered a choice of sumptous dishes to serve your wedding guests; from exquisite starters to desserts you won’t want to end. If you choose to upgrade your wedding banquet then that is, of course, always an option as well. If you’re a foodie couple and you’re choosing a wedding venue because of its reputation with food, then be sure to attend a menu tasting and choose the very best, most luxurious menu possible.
Luxury Wedding Cake
It’s tradition to cut through a wedding cake before your first dance as a married couple, so why not choose a luxury wedding cake to feature at your wedding reception? Not only will you be able to choose a luxurious wedding cake design, but you may be faced with fillings/flavours that you may not have ever heard of or tasted in the past. Check out our list of 25 unique wedding cake flavours for further inspiration.
Ten Luxurious Wedding Favour Ideas
Wedding favours aren’t a necessity at a wedding, but it’s always nice to give your guests a small token of thanks for sharing your special day. Below are our most luxurious wedding favour suggestions for you to consider…
- A beautiful small box of truffles
- An edible treat from Fornum & Mason
- A small cactus or succulent plant in a pot
- Miniature bottles of Champagne*
- Personalised biscuits**
- A small candle
- A soap
- A small jar of jam or chutney
- A fun bottle of wedding bubbles
- A luxury tin of after-dinner mints
Five Ways to Add Additional Luxury to your Wedding
Aside from the décor that you can display at your wedding venue, there are several other ways in which to introduce luxury to your special day.
- Buy a luxurious wedding dress
- Order luxurious wedding rings
- Find luxurious wedding shoes that you’ll be able to wear time and time again
- Book a luxurious honeymoon destination
Order a luxury album to hold your wedding photographs
*You may need to pay corkage on whatever alcohol you bring in to your wedding venue, so do check with them ahead of time if you plan on offering alcoholic favours to your guests.
**If you plan on offering edible favours to your wedding guests, check to see if your wedding venue allow it and if there are any restrictions that you need to be aware of.