Luxe Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriends that They Will Love & Adore

Looking to surprise the best girls in your life with some amazing gifts? Here are some ideas that will make your friends feel special!

Looking to surprise the best girls in your life with some amazing gifts? Here are some ideas that will make your friends feel special!

Your wedding day is incomplete without your favorite girls standing next to you. Since your girls are important to you and essential to your wedding experience, why not make an effort to make them feel loved and cared for? When you start planning your wedding, remember to plan your bridesmaid gift ideas as well. We suggest you start planning the gifts for your girlfriends after you delicately propose to your bridesmaids and maid of honor. The reason why we suggest that you should start looking early is to give you some cushion, time-wise that is. Because there’s a chance that if you’re looking to find a luxurious way to show your love to your lifelong girlfriends and throw a lavish wedding, you’ll want to personalize it all. Personalizing luxe gifts can take some time, and that’s why you should start early.

Now, before we dive into some amazing options to show some love, remember that the bridesmaid gifts and the gifts you decide to give to your bridesmaids when you ask them to be your bridesmaids are different. When you propose to your best girls to be a part of your wedding, you give them a token, a small way to show your love and appreciation. But bridesmaid gifts are different, more elaborate, and are given around the same time as your wedding. You can give them to your bridesmaids on the day of your wedding, or before it. For these gifts you should go all out and look for a gift that works amazingly for your girlfriends:

  1. A Selection of Wine

One of the best ways to make your girlfriends feel special is to give them a selection of wine bottles that they will absolutely love and adore. To make your gift excellent and wonderful, you can make a set of a bunch of wine bottles for your girlfriends as per their tastes. Be mindful of the flavors your girlfriends love, and select bottles of wine that they will absolutely enjoy drinking. If you want to make your bridesmaid gifts special, you can even gift your girlfriends a wine subscription box. You can choose a subscription to a service that allows your girlfriends to find the wine they love and try different tastes to extend their taste palette. Apart from this, you can also try to come up with an amazing way to incorporate wine into your plans. For example, you can offer a bottle of sparkling wine to your bridesmaids, each, when you ask them to be your bridesmaids, for your bridal shower all of your bridesmaids and girlfriends can go wine tasting and have a good time, and lastly, for gifts to your bridesmaids, you can send them a subscription to wine boxes!

  1. Beautiful Sentimental Photobooks 

Another way to help your girlfriends feel loved is to make a sentimental photobook for each of your girlfriends. This gift idea makes for a great gift even if you’re planning to shower your girlfriends with love for no reason. Whether it is a birthday gift or a simple token of appreciation, a photobook serves as a recap of the amazing times you have had together. You can pick out some of the best photos and arrange them to tell a story. You can choose a service to help you design a photo book that touches the hearts of your loved ones. What’s more, if you have a childhood friend, and you want to make them feel adored, this idea can help you touch their hearts and make them feel loved. If you’re looking for some ideas to create the perfect photo book, you can think about using a binder and go for an amazing scrapbook-style idea, and add some heartfelt letters to the binder for your friend to find and read. Another way to add beautiful words is to use some words or some script from your wedding if you have some! If you want to pamper your girlfriends better, how about creating a photo book with your smiling faces and adding another gift from our list to make your friends feel special! Or you could have a great wedding photo shoot and use some of the photos from your wedding for the photobook.

  1. Fitness Gifts! 

Fitness is an integral part of our lives, so why not shower your girlfriends with the perfect gym-friendly gifts? If you’re looking for the perfect gifts for your lovelies that help them stay fit, then you can create a goodie bag with accessories and products that will make their workouts easier, or you could choose to go with a big product, like Tempo Studio. Tempo Studio is an AI-powered gym buddy of sorts, it helps users to workout at home, and that too at their pace! However, that’s not all, there are several alternatives for Tempo Studio that you can choose for your girlfriends. If you’re looking to create a goody bag for your girlfriends, you can choose some products like a self-cleaning water bottle, which does exactly what it says, cleans itself on its own! Another luxe addition to your goodie bag can be the FaceGym Training Stick Minis Kit, which is a great way to take care of your skin while you work out! FaceGym is trusted by many celebs and has a line of products that help you to protect your face and skin. The training kit sticks are made with materials that work better when you seat, which means your gym-loving girlfriends will have an amazing way to take care of their skins! Apart from this, you can choose more products for your gym goodie bag for your girlfriends can be an ergonomic massager, massaging rollers, sports eyewear, energy bar subscriptions, or portable treadmills!

  1. Amazing Coffee-Lover’s Gifts

If your girlfriends love coffee and can’t go without it, how about choosing some amazing coffee-inspired gifts? By coffee-inspired gifts to make your friends happy we don’t mean look for some coffee beans, or a couple of mugs, we are talking about bigger things! One of the best ideas, we personally adore, is an amazing coffee machine! You can choose some unique types of coffee machines as gifts. For example, you can select a pretty espresso machine, a Belgian coffee maker, or you could look for a specific retro-styled lever espresso coffee machine. However, a quick note to keep in mind is that when you look for coffee machines, especially when you’re gifting them to your friends, consider the features and their lifestyle. Additionally, keep in mind if your friends have specific choices, for example, one of your friends could love operating a retro-styled manual coffee machine, while another could like an automatic coffee machine. Keep that in mind when you’re choosing a coffee machine. However, that’s not all that you can choose! You can add some charming touches by adding some designer geometric-styled designer mugs or tea sets. Apart from this, you can look at some sets with teapots, cups, and saucers as well!

  1. Makeup Kits for your Girls

Another way to make your girls feel exceptionally special is to create a perfect vanity box and the items you know they will love to use. Creating a makeup kit is quite easy because you can order the products you are sure they will absolutely adore to use, and have a custom-made vanity box for each of your girls. You can customize vanity boxes for your girls with their names or with lovely short quotes that either describe your friends best or a quote you’ll want them to remember, always. This adorable gift idea makes for the perfect gift for your girls because they’ll not only be able to use the makeup you gift them but will also be able to remember you! The vanity box can be repurposed and used for years to come! Or you could choose some makeup bags or travel cosmetic cases, and choose different colors for each of your friends. This will help you differentiate the gift you choose for them, but also will be able to add similarities for each of them! As for makeup and beauty products, you can choose some trustworthy high-end makeup to add to the box. You can choose to add some essentials that you know your girls will need, regardless of where they go they’ll have something to help them with. Apart from this, you can even add mascara, makeup brush sets, and lip liners. However, an easier way to add everything your best girls will have at their disposal is to choose makeup gifts sets for them! Additionally, you can perfume sets for each of your girls as per their preferences, or gift them a perfume box subscription to go with the vanity set!

  1. At-Home Spa Essentials!

When it comes to looking for gifts for your girls, is there anything better than a good old pampering at home? If you want to help your girls feel their best and relaxed without leaving their homes, then how about giving them the luxury of a spa at home? Before we get into what to choose for your ladies, you can add an at-home spa goodie bag to the vanity box we just discussed above! This will make a complete beauty care experience for your girls. Now, let’s talk about what you can add to your at-home spa kit! First things first, to help your girls have the complete spa experience at home, use add some luxury essential oils and an oil diffuser to build the atmosphere in their home. Next, add some amazing luxe scented candles in the kit as well. Once you have these selected, look for all-natural spa kits for your loved ones. All-natural spa kit gift sets will help you to ensure that all of your girls can use the products without worrying about any allergies or reactions. This also helps you feel more confident when you pamper your best ladies with all the love they need.

  1. For Alcohol Experts and Enthusiasts a Cocktail Set

When you get married, emotions are high, and everyone is in a celebratory mood. Why not extend the celebrations even after your best girls go back to their homes? A great way to choose a sentimental gift for your girls is by putting together a basket of drinks and cocktails they love! There are a few ways to go about it, you can either choose to create a set of cocktail drink mixers and tools as a gift to your girlfriends or choose to purchase a set of signature drinks, in the flavors they will love! Another way to add a touch of sentimental value to the gift for the girls, you can choose to bottle up some of your wedding’s signature cocktails for the girls to enjoy later, after the wedding day is over. You can choose pretty bottles and customize them with your wedding colors and messages.  This can be different from the custom bottles you want to serve at your weddings. Apart from this, you can also think about customizing drinks, for example choosing personalized gifts like tailored gins will help you make your girls feel adored, loved and special.

Although the list of amazingly luxurious gifts for your best girls is endless, we listed down some of the best ones. We know that when you’re choosing a gift that captures your sentiments best, there are no limits to the extent you’ll go. To make your search for the perfect gift for girlfriends easy, we found some ideas that work on both fronts, the luxuriously generous front and the sentimental front. And just like it is with your elaborate wedding planning ideas, we’ll like to bring to your attention that these are just ideas, meaning you can tinker with the items you add to the gift options. Apart from this, you can even mix and match different options on our list to make your girls happy! Always remember to consider the likes and dislikes of your friends, especially when you’re looking to select a timeless gift for them to remember your special, special day with. Another thing to remember is that the ideas for gifts in our list are not just for your best ladies, they can also be used to show love and appreciation for mothers, aunts, and other important female figures in your lives!

The Best Locations to Add To Your “BFF Travel List”

There is so much of the world that is better to see with your BFF by your side! Here are some awesome locations to visit only with your BFF!

There is so much of the world that is better to see with your BFF by your side! Here are some awesome locations to visit only with your BFF!

 

There is no such rule that you have to get married to plan a flawless trip abroad with someone you love! A bestiemoon, aka a full of fun and exciting vacation that you can take with none other than your best friend(s) is something you might want to try! It is true that friends that travel together always stay together. Your bestie is that one person in your life on whom you can always rely on. No matter how wrong or right you are, your BFF is never going to judge you and leave your side under any circumstances. Your best friend is that one person who will help you to forget about all the hard days at work, the difficult and pathetic breakups. With them, you will only embrace the good vibes and that too in abundance. And there is no better person in the whole world to build a travel bucket list with. So, make a list of all the best locations and add it to your BFF travel list and tick off as many places to travel with your best friend as possible.

To ease out your search for the best locations, we have curated a list of some locations which you must consider going to and exploring only with your BFF!

Los Angeles, California

If you and your “BFF” are just obsessed with yoga, and green juice, and always prefer living the sunniest and bright life, then there is no better place than Los Angeles. For you both, this is indeed the place which you both can explore together. Los Angeles is a place where you both can easily indulge all your CBD curiosities and self-care necessities and also get the best views of nature.

Not only for yoga and bright sunny days, but Los Angeles is also a popular destination as Hollywood is its backyard! So, let the West Hollywood Edition be the home base for you both while you are still exploring the location. This location will also help you in aura cleansing which is currently the hottest trend. Los Angeles, California, is a one-stop destination for wellness and luxurious and exotic relaxation as it regularly hosts Yoga for Bad People Classes and CBD workshops.

With so many photography locations to explore and pose with your best friend, you can consider taking a short Uber to the lovely Instagram/hiking hot spot Runyon Canyon, where you both can pose against the iconic Hollywood sign in the distance and might even get the chance to pass a celeb or two. On the back at the WeHo Edition, treat yourself and your best friend to an essential and relaxing oil massage and some fresh Green Beauty Juice. For some dinner treats, you can check out Ardor, the veggie-centric restaurant on the hotel’s first floor. Last but not the least, don’t miss the chance to taste the Cauliflower Cacio e Pepe and the lovely Pink Cocktail. So, without having any second thought, put this location on your “BFF travel list” right now!

Manhattan, New York City

For all the peppy and fun-loving girls, there is no better place to have a trip with your best friend than going to Manhattan in New York City. Everything about this city is just magical. All the “FRIENDS” fans can actually pose with their “best friends” and can later caption it “my lobster” for their Insta post. From the iconic yellow taxis to the majestic Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and of course the lovely and green Central Park, there are endless lovely photography locations to explore and pose with your best friend.

For a memorable stay experience in Manhattan, consider your stay at the Dream Downtown in the Meatpacking District neighborhood to be right in the center of everything. The lovely High Line, an elevated park, is just a block away for you both to have some chilling time together. If you both are morning people, you can consider heading for a fresh early morning stroll, and later then pop into the Whitney Museum of American Art to get your culture fix in the best way possible. If you both are planning a summer trip together and want to escape the heat, you can consider booking a cabana at The Beach. A great and always Instagram-ready outdoor pool on the Dream’s second level. So, wear those matching bikinis that you both shopped together for this trip and go full glamor while posing for your Instagram posts!

Night in Manhattan is really something not worth missing! Before you head for your amazing and memorable night out experience, don’t forget to get a blowout at the famous Benjamin Salon (easily located on the first floor of the hotel) to have every eye on the crowd on you and your bae! When all set, head to the nearby and some of NYC’s biggest nightclubs like TAO, Le Bain, and 1 Oak.

Barcelona, Spain

Apart from the famous soccer match, there is a lot to explore and witness in this lovely city, Barcelona. So, just ask your friend to pack the bags for both of you, and take off to this location to have another memorable trip with your best friend forever. After a day of exploring Barcelona’s unique, dreamlike architecture, all you both want is to unwind with some really delicious and mouth-watering food! And girl, there are endless yummilicious options for you and your best friend to choose from. Luckily, tapas, or various small dishes, are easily found on most menus, so that you both can have little nibbles of everything this lovely and happening city has to offer, including lots of fresh fish, tomatoes, cheese, potatoes, and bread, aka, all the best things in the world at one spot! Or you both can even split a giant paella, a rice-based dish filled with fresh seafood, and call it a beautiful day in Barcelona. To have the finest and the best taste of any food while being in Barcelona, pair it with a bottle of fine wine and of course your dearest best friend who appreciates incredible food as much as you do! Friendship based on food choices is always the best, happiest, and strongest!

Paris, France

If your best friend recently had a breakup and you want to do something really nice for him or her, or he or she has always fantasized about all the romance that is shown in the movies and shows, then there is no place than going to Paris with your best friend and let them experience the love again or find new love again. Also known as “the city of Love” we can assure you that coming to Paris with your best friend will surely woo him or her and bring a new perspective about love into their lives! Well, there is absolutely no denying the fact that visiting this lovely city with the love of your life is actually very romantic and overwhelming, but coming to this location with your partner in crime, especially on a meager travel budget has its own fun and excitement. Apart from the iconic Eiffel Tower, Paris is famous and loved for many other reasons like the stunning and incredible architecture, museums, and of course food and wine with great picnic potential! Trust us, Paris is more affordable than ever if you are planning a getaway with your dearest buddy! To live the vibe of this lovely and romantic city, consider taking the public transport and the live vibe of the city to the fullest. You can ditch the luxurious hotels and choose to stay in hostels that are actually cute and get them posted on your Instagram to inspire other best friends who have traveling goals together. Don’t forget to take a fun stroll on the streets of Paris as every corner of this city has so much to offer and is damn entertaining. Whether you both are planning to aggressively sightsee or just wanna spend a day lounging à la outdoor café for hours to some bon appetit, we can assure you that there is something really awesome and exciting waiting in Paris for every possible friendship type!

Tokyo, Japan

Just because this location is too far from the U.S., that does not mean that it should not be there on your traveling list. Tokyo is actually a beautiful location to explore with your best friend if you both are up for some really great adventure. There is a lot to explore and capture in Tokyo. In Tokyo, you and your best friend will see historic temples and shrines gracefully mixed in with Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest interactions in the entire world. If you both have bonded over food and consider yourself foodies, you can consider visiting a massive food market in central Tokyo, and can also try some specialty Kit Kat flavors, also can hit up some cat and hedgehog cafes, and visit the Ghibli Museum to check out some anime. In fact, you can also consider taking a two-to-three-hour bullet train to explore the other cities of Japan like Nagoya and Kyoto!

Rome, Italy

Although every movie set in Rome seems to have a Vespa montage, trust us, this beautiful city is a walkable city so that you and your best friend can hit all the major ancient sites like the famous Colosseum, on foot and pose for endless selfies. In fact, the streets are also very pretty! While traveling with your best friend, what else do you need besides a gelato in hand and your best friend’s hand in another? The city is all yours to explore so spend your sweet time strolling through and have the best travel time with your best friend.

Lisbon, Portugal

One of the world’s oldest cities, Lisbon is a new tourist favorite for various good reasons! With the incredible appeal of other European cities without too many must-see spots that leave you and your best friend riding the fun metro back and forth all day! Though nothing much to do or explore, we can still assure you that you and your best friend will find plenty to do. Whether you both wanna head to a nearby beach or wanna take a stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets full of beautiful historic landmarks and so much character. We promise you that being at this location you both will be calm and composed without getting bored! And if you both are way too lax to plan dinner, you can always hit up this famous food market that brings the city’s best chefs to one spot! All sorted! Right?

Australia

Traveling with your best friend and backpacking through Australia is high up on many people’s best friend bucket lists! It is not at all hard to see why Australia is one of the best places to travel with your best friend when you are planning a trip with your best buddy! Everything about this destination is stunning! With the tropical climates, the lovely wildlife, the laid-back beachy lifestyle, and the epic road trips (the ones that are shown in the movies), Australia offers a perfect combination of everything.

Whether you wanna explore and try a city break with your best friend in Sydney, or planning to go backpacking down the East Coast, or a laid-back weekend getaway in Byron Bay, there is so much to do and explore with your BFF! No matter which season you are choosing to visit this amazing location with your best friend, we can assure you that you are going to have an awesome time together traveling and exploring Australia!

London, United Kingdom

This location is just perfect for urban dwellers! There is absolutely something to be said for a city break with your best friend. Everything about this destination is just wow! From the posh and luxurious hotels to incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, and stunning shopping, London is just a great place to travel with your best friend. And if you and your best friend are “Potterheads” then you are in great luck, as you can explore and visit the actual “Hogwarts” and pose for some really great pictures to post on your Instagram! The vibrancy of this lovely city will get you going to explore it more and more. The trendy and chic restaurants and pubs popping up faster than you actually say “cheers” and crack a beer together!

Summing everything up, all we want to say is that jobs, colleagues, flings, hard times, and everything in between will come and go, but your best friend(s) will definitely stick with you through it all! From the first job to the recent breakup, your best friend(s) will never leave you alone, in fact, they will encourage you to do all the weird stuff and that too, together. So, when you have got yourself a BFF, cherish them, appreciate them, trust them, love them, make fun of them, and make the most of every second with them! Live your life to the fullest when they are around you or vice-versa! Life is Short! Just get your pen and paper out and start making a list of all the above-mentioned amazing locations to add to your “BFF Travel List.”

Exotic European-Inspired Wedding Venues All Over The World

If you’re planning a luxurious destination wedding, here are some exclusive European wedding venues for you! Click the link to explore!

If you’re planning a luxurious destination wedding, here are some exclusive European wedding venues for you! Click the link to explore!

If you already have your heart set on a destination wedding since you have started to plan your wedding, then we have got you covered! You don’t have to go long-haul to find the wedding venue of your dreams! From incredible beach-side wedding ceremonies in Italy to the Swiss chosen by Audrey Hepburn for her 1955 wedding to Mel Ferrer, now you can also say “I do” in one of the best European-Inspired wedding venues that we have found for you from different corners of the world!

These jaw-dropping chateaus, chic mansions, and villas do hold a certain elevated flair for you, your darling, and all your wedding guests on your wedding day! The below-mentioned exotic European-inspired wedding venues hold the power to transport you to the rolling hills of Tuscany or a champagne toast in Champagne! We can assure you that the light and bright tones and cream-colored buildings along with the venue’s cypress trees will give you the best kind of experience for your big day without any doubt! So, just check out all these lovely European-inspired wedding venues and choose the one that suits you, your personality, and your wedding dreams in the best possible way!

Château de Carsix, France

Gracefully located only an hour and a half from Paris (the city of love), Château de Carsix flawlessly combines the whimsical charm of the rural location, along with the best convenience of the capital. This incredibly amazing 18th-century exotic European location was erected at the end of the reign of Louis XV by Philippe Du Fay, with a charismatic exterior featuring stunning bricks, and marvelous stonework which is typical of the time. Setting up your wedding altar right in front of the main entrance door, and you walking down the aisle will leave everyone in the audience in great amazement. This whimsical and pretty location will look stunning in all your professional wedding photos and videos captured by our extremely talented wedding photographers and videographers.

If you are the bride, who has always envisioned an outdoor wedding ceremony with great vistas and endless natural light then trust us, there is no better, prettier, and more luxurious location than Château de Carsix. Whether you are planning to have an intimate and cozy wedding celebration or want to go all grand and lavish, we can assure you that Château de Carsix promises to make all your fairytale wedding dreams come true live most beautifully! This exotic European-inspired wedding venue is also an ideal spot for couples who are planning a weekend wedding or a prolonged wedding celebration in great settings!

Villa Sola Cabiati, Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Lake Como, Italy

For all the romantic brides out there who just want nothing except a memorable wedding day, a celebration to remember for years to come and to talk about, there is no more romantic and exotic wedding venue than the Villa Sola Cabiati, Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Lake Como in Italy. This luxurious European-inspired wedding venue is what dreams are made up of. The expansive and swoon-worthy Villa Sola Cabiati at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo dates back to the 1500s and is a unique and marvelous treasure trove of original antique furnishings, textiles, and frescoes by prominent Renaissance painters. Your wedding celebration at this location will leave all your guests awe-struck! In fact, Ouronal wedding photographers and videographers will have so much character and vibrancy to capture in the best of frames. This amazing neoclassical villa on the panoramic shores of Lake Como offers the best of both worlds. With so much to explore, every corner of this exotic wedding location is worth seeing and documenting in the magical frames! Don’t forget to kiss the love of your life while the sun shines bright on you both and its golden glow creates a mesmerizing setting reflecting from the scenic lake in the background!

Villa Aurelia, Italy

Widely and popularly known for hosting the recent and famous nuptials of Lady Kitty Spencer, Villa Aurelia is nothing but truly a magical and exotic European-inspired wedding venue for your romantic wedding celebration. Though the exact date of establishment of this whimsical wedding venue is unknown, it is thought that this lovely and grand villa might have been constructed between 1650 and 1667, with the majority of its space undergoing a complete makeover in the early 21st century. The Baroque Villa of Villa Aurelia is established on the highest point within the lovely and picturesque walls of Rome. This simply means that on your wedding day, all your wedding guests including you and your sweetheart will have the opportunity to relish the stunning interiors and grounds along with the incredible views of this lovely city. While being at the highest point with the love of your life, steal a kiss while our talented wedding photographers capture you two sharing your romance with the amazing views of the backdrop.

The wedding venue Villa Aurelia will allow you to create your unique day while bringing all your wedding dreams together and converting them into a lovely reality. The greatest perk of hosting your wedding celebration at this location is that this lavish wedding venue hosts one wedding in a day!

Castello di Vicarello, Italy

Peacefully and picturesquely situated in the heart of Tuscany’s wild Maremma countryside, located between Rome and Florence, Castello di Vicarello is truly a fairytale wedding venue. This enchanting and extremely beautiful castle-like wedding venue is indeed an ideal spot for all those couples who want to make an impression on their wedding day and give some really beautiful things to their wedding guests to not only cherish but to talk about for years to come. Beautifully encircled by 40 hectares of lovely organic vineyards, olive groves, and farmland, Castello di Vicarello completely assures total seclusion and exclusivity to couples on their wedding day. This is indeed a wedding venue that a couple must consider if they have a strong affection for the vineyard, as there is something very romantic and inviting about having a wedding in vineyards!

Offering extremely romantic backdrops for your wedding celebration and also for your wedding photos, Castello di Vicarello can host any kind of wedding celebration. From an intimate affair to a grand and lavish wedding celebration, this stunning wedding venue will take care of all your wedding dreams! With so many event spaces to choose from, this European wedding venue is just majestic. For your wedding ceremony, you can choose either from an alfresco space in the lovely gardens featured by the castle, or one of the many rooms within the castle walls for an indoor wedding celebration.

If you are planning a prolonged wedding celebration, you can continue your wedding celebrations anywhere on the property, as every corner offered by this majestic and dreamy wedding venue is completely yours to enjoy and explore, with a major focus given to food and wine menus!

Villa La Vigie, Monaco

Believed to be one of the most prestigious on the French Riviera, Villa La Vigie is nothing but an epitome of luxury. Owned for over a decade by Karl Lagerfeld, Villa La Vigie is a kind of wedding location that you see in the romantic movie and dream of having that kind of wedding at same kind of location.

Gracefully situated on the cape of the lovely Monte-Carlo Beach, this scenic villa offers unparalleled views of the majestic Mediterranean, the Principality, and the bay of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin leading to great backdrops when it comes to extremely gorgeous wedding photography and videography experience. The fabulous and stunning architecture of this pretty villa gives way to interior marble, splendid columns, grand fireplaces, parquet flooring, and high ceilings, to create a modern and sophisticated ambiance for everyone to have a great time on your wedding day!

To have a one-of-a-truly kind of wedding experience, you can consider having your wedding ceremony at the stunning 237-square-meter terrace. It is one of the ideal locations to have a memorable and exotic wedding experience. To make the entire setting more romantic and inviting consider using white roses or peonies for your wedding decor. The lovely white flowers and white setting of this villa when paired together will bring out the best kind of beauty for everyone in the audience to witness and for our wedding photographers to capture in the most incredible frames!

Château du Grand-Lucé, France

Built-in the year 1760, and named for the idyllic village in which it is situated, Château du Grand-Lucé’s grandeur promises to live up to its name. This neoclassical French-inspired wedding venue is unapologetically opulent, and widely known for its enchanting beauty, especially when it comes to destination weddings. Your wedding day celebration at this location will surely be an affair to be remembered for years to come! You don’t need to work around decorating for this wedding venue as it speaks for itself. With just minimal decoration, this wedding venue will look ravishing and breathtaking!

This extraordinary and exemplary 45,000 square-foot château not only takes pride in showcasing a ballroom of royal proportions but the lavish and expansive 80 acres of pristine green grounds promise to offer a truly special location for your big day celebration in full swing! From the perfect and flawless symmetry and precision of the classical French gardens to a lake, lovely meadows, historic white oak forest, and even an orangery, this is so much to see, explore, and choose from when it comes to finding an ideal spot for your wedding ceremony. With such a great setting, even our experienced wedding photographers and videographers will have a great time documenting your wedding day at this location.

Villa Erba, Italy

Villa Erba in Italy relishes a pristine location in the heart of Lake Como, lending a dream or we say magical backdrop for the many who have always dreamed of having a lavish and quintessential European wedding. This stunning and lovely 19th-century property is one of the most popular on the Lake, boasting all kinds of comforts and luxuries that you are expecting from marvelous Italian neo-renaissance architecture. Luxurious and grand interiors aside, the grand ballroom at Villa Erba features so many beautiful elements that it will take your breath away! During the first dance moment, we can assure you that you feel like you are dancing with the love of your life on some grand movie set! For your wedding reception, you can also consider the magical gardens overlooking the splendid lake. This kind of setting for your wedding reception will surely sweep off your wedding guests’ minds and hearts in no time!

Villa Cimbrone, Italy

Perfectly set in the heart of the Mediterranean, this lovely and exotic 12th-century residence is indeed one of the most prestigious in all of Europe. Couples who are looking for the best European-inspired wedding venue for their wedding day, this is indeed the venue that you must consider for your special day’s memorable celebration. Offering a magical and charismatic setting for your dreamy wedding, Villa Cimbrone’s experienced and expert wedding planners will assist you in designing a unique, personalized, and wedding of your dreams in the most beautiful way that you have ever thought of!

Assuring the very best combination of comfort and luxury, Villa Cimbrone features 19 elegant guest rooms for your wedding guests to have a memorable stay during your wedding celebration. Apart from its exemplary accommodation, Villa Cimbrone’s expensive and lovely gardens are one of Ravello’s most famous attractions, setting the scene for the ultimate destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast.

Winding up, we completely get it! You want a wedding that just “wows” all your wedding guests with just its ambiance. Such bold statements do call for even bolder moves, like taking your big day abroad for a dream and magical destination wedding! All these above-mentioned castles, Italian Villas, and elegant estates will bring your fairytale wedding to life with deep-rooted history, elegant style, and unbeatable views in the most beautiful way possible! We have found the creme de la creme of wedding venues all across Europe for you and your sweetheart to say “I do” and start your happily ever after!

Summer Destinations for a Luxe Bachelorette Trip!

Thinking about where to head for your Bachelorette? Here are 13 exclusive bachelorette destination ideas to go tripping with your girl gang!

Thinking about where to head for your Bachelorette? Here are 13 exclusive bachelorette destination ideas to go tripping with your girl gang!

 

So you have said yes to “the one” and now you are all set to plan your wedding in the best possible way with all the over-the-top wedding details that you have always listed in your secret diary! From browsing through amazing spring destination elopement ideas to bookmarking all the exquisite Victorian garden wedding venues, we know that you have a lot on your plate right now. But before you go on to plan your grand tropical honeymoon destination for your Instagrammable post-wedding escapade, there is another fun pre-wedding trip that you can plan with your gang of girls who have been there with you from the moment you laid your eyes on your sweetheart for the first time! Yes, we are talking about your grand bachelorette!

As they say, “have one last sail before the veil!” The term “Bachelorette Parties” can give you flashes of you and your girl gang moving around an exotic destination in gorgeous bikinis, while slapping sunscreens and sipping mimosas. This can also be a great chance to host an out-of-the-box engagement party that celebrates your brand new relationship status! As per many wedding experts, choosing a great bachelorette party destination is all about choosing a location with plenty of sunshine and a variety of fun activities for your group to enjoy. So it’s up to you to decide the kind of bachelorette destination you would want to go to with your team of to-be bridesmaids. Bachelorette parties are for creating memories that will last you a lifetime before all the memorable wedding moments unfold on your big day. It is about bonding with your favorite people and celebrating your brand new relationship status with the people who matter a lot in your life. So your bachelorette destination should undoubtedly have scenic views, scrumptious food, a bustling nightlife, a relaxing ambiance, and a host of fun activities so that everyone can have a great and memorable time.

From clubbing all night in Las Vegas and tipsy traipsing through the exotic locales of Thailand to throwing an Instagram-worthy fête in Amsterdam or a dreamy beach escape in Puerto Rico, make sure that this is a trip that the bride will never forget and every time she hears the name of the place there is a sly smile on her face from all the flashbacks! Wherever and however you choose to spend your exotic pre-wedding vacation, make it the last wild “last hurrah” for your girl gang. While there are so many bachelorette party ideas, we are exploring every location for your party needs so that, whatever you choose will suit the personality of your gang. This bachelorette party inspiration blog will help you to throw an unforgettable bash for your special friend that everyone will be talking about.

Best Bachelorette Destinations Around The World For A Dreamy Escapade:

 

Puerto Rico

If you want to travel to an exotic location without leaving the country, look no further. Topping the list of winter honeymoon destinations, Puerto Rico is a classic! Beautiful beaches, warm weather, and opulent resorts are just a few of the attractions available at this destination. Relax at a resort, sample the nightlife of San Juan with bottle service at Club Brava, or learn to salsa dance with a live band at Nuyorican Cafe.

Negril, Jamaica 

Grab your girls and head to Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica’s famous all-inclusive, adults-only, resort for the bride looking for an exclusive girl’s getaway! For some much-needed R&R, visit the Blue Hole Mineral Spring in Brighton District and take a therapeutic mud bath. Then take a stroll along Bourbon Beach to listen to live reggae music. The One Love Bus Bar Crawl along One Love Drive is a great way to get a taste of Negril’s nightlife. It comes with a strong recommendation for a dreamy Jamaican Bachelorette! Try the jerk chicken at 3 Dives Restaurant and Bar, Presley’s Bar and Grill’s lobster dinner, and a sip of Jamaica’s Red Strip brew. On Wednesday nights, dine on Caribbean cuisine while being serenaded by a live band at Roots Cafe.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming 

Surrounded by the snow-capped Tetons, Jackson Hole in Wyoming is a rustic yet luxurious destination for a girls’ getaway at any time of year. Channel out all your staycation ideas in the log cabins at Fireside Resort that can accommodate groups of up to six people and feature fireplaces, luxury linens, and WiFi. Sign up for a dog sledding tour in the winter, then relax at Amangani’s Spa, where the heated Jacuzzi and infinity pool provides unrivaled views of Jackson Hole. Head to Trio for upscale American plates (think smoked duck ragu and artichoke risotto), then finish the night with drinks and dancing at Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. If you go on a Saturday, don’t stay out too late: the champagne-filled brunch at Persephone Bakery is where everyone will want to be on Sunday morning.

Ibiza, Spain 

Known for being one of the top dream destinations for weddings, Ibiza is also the world’s EDM capital and is ideal for seeing live DJs, sunbathing, and generally living like you are in Justin Bieber’s music video! Yacht parties, poolside events, and getting down at the club abound in this Mediterranean paradise, this is the place to be if you and your ladies enjoy dancing, beachside nightclubs, swimming, and boat cruising. Get your bikinis ready and slap some sunscreen as soon as possible!

Palos Verdes, California 

Palos Verdes caters to luxurious relaxing and wellness-focused trips! Terranea Resort in California is the perfect place to relax and unwind over the weekend, with luxurious amenities spread throughout the 102-acre property. Everything from therapeutic in-room massages, soothing baths, and pre-bedtime facial masks to personalized meditation, yoga, and boot-camp programs are available as part of the wellness programs. Unplug at Terranea Cove Beach or participate in Terranea Resort-organized group wellness activities like “Painting by the Sea,” kayaking tours, guided coastal hikes, and more. Take a look at the architecture of the Wayfarer’s Chapel, a popular religious site. Plan a trip to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in the spring to see a whale migration! There’s little reason to leave Terranea Resort because it has so many dining options. At Nelson’s, a cliff-top restaurant perched directly above coves, order Sunday brunch with mimosas, and pair Asian dishes with your choice of spirits at Bashi, which has an extensive sake and soju list. It is also a very popular destination for holiday and honeymoon Christmas cruises!

New York City 

The Big Apple is the ideal location for all kinds of bachelorette parties! Your itinerary will not be lacking, regardless of which borough you choose to celebrate in. In Soho, there’s boutique shopping with a side of cronuts, in the Meatpacking District, there are rooftop cocktails at The Standard, and in Brooklyn, there’s craft beer and pizza at Roberta’s. The options are truly limitless for New York bachelorette parties! Every bachelorette activity you can think of is available in New York. If you enjoy theater, gather the ladies for a Broadway or off-Broadway performance. In the afternoon, art lovers can go gallery hopping in Chelsea, or visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the newly renovated Museum of Modern Art. Catch a burlesque show at the Slipper Room, stand-up comedy at the New York Comedy Club, or slam poetry at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe late at night. For an exclusive New York-style eating experience, take the ladies east for dinner at David Chang’s Momofuku Ssäm Bar. The Delancey, a rooftop bar, is a great place to spend the night dancing. You can also have a good time with your friends at one of New York’s hipper speakeasies. Please Don’t Tell, accessed through a phone booth inside Crif Dogs, or Peachy’s, an underground bar beneath Chinatown’s Chinese Tuxedo, are both worth a visit.

Tulum, Mexico 

Tulum in Mexico is a glamorously carefree beach town that is loved by models, influencers, and free-spirited artists, located just an hour from Cancun International Airport. There are no street lights! Much of the beach strip is devoid of electricity and instead is home to eco-friendly lodges, fashionable boutiques, yoga studios, juice bars, and jungle-to-table restaurants. At Coco Tulum, reserve a few thatch-roofed cabanas, or if your group is willing to splurge, opt for the impeccably designed Nomade. After you have had your share of sunbathing, refuel with lobster ceviche al fresco at Chamico’s, which overlooks Soliman Bay, before heading out for the afternoon. The oceanfront Mayan Ruins or snorkeling in Dos Ojos, one of Tulum’s many cenotes, are both recommended. For dinner, we hope you have made reservations at Hartwood, a cult favorite where everything from charred octopus to short ribs is sourced locally and cooked over a wood-burning fire. Finish the night at Casa Jaguar or Gitano with tropical cocktails in the jungle under the moonlight!

Las Vegas 

Even though we don’t need to introduce Vegas bachelorettes, we will do so anyway! The gambling mecca, dubbed Sin City, is the ultimate party destination. A big ole’ Vegas-style shindig is in order for the life of the party. Spend the weekend in a poolside cabana, get a gold-infused facial for your girl group, see Cirque du Soleil, and then hit the club, just don’t end up on the “Hangover Bus!” This casino-filled city is all about hotel hopping and taking in the region’s man-made wonders, from strip clubs to live shows. Vegas caters to tourists seeking a luxurious pampering experience, with plenty of alcohol, flashing lights, celebrity concerts, and the opportunity to stay in some of the world’s most opulent hotels for indulgent honeymoon stays and wild bachelorette parties. Get your wallet and your liver ready!

Cartagena, Colombia 

Even the most serious case of wanderlust will be quenched by a trip to Cartagena in Columbia! This vibrant, tropical city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast combines the luxury of a beach vacation with the sophistication of a South American metropolis. Make yourself at home at the stylish Hotel Casa San Agustin, a 17th-century mansion transformed into designer digs (large groups can rent a fully staffed colonial villa), then spend some time exploring the colorful old walled town’s tree-lined plazas and cobblestone streets before escaping to the beach. Inquire at your hotel about arranging a day trip by boat to Baru or Islas del Rosario, two of the city’s best beaches with cerulean water and velvety sand. At the end of the day, treat yourself to a decadent meal of prawn risotto and lobster ravioli at Maria, then head to La Movida for caipirinhas, the liquid courage your group may require before late-night salsa dancing at Cafe Havana, which is again a must-visit when in Columbia.

Koh Phangan, Thailand 

Begin your celebration on a full moon day, when Koh Phangan’s famous nightlife comes alive! Koh Phangan in Thailand is known for its monthly ‘full moon’ parties that last until sunrise, but it also hosts the half-moon festival and jungle experience parties. These nights on the region’s beautiful white sand beaches attract a large number of tourists who want to party nonstop. Spend the day rock climbing, surfing, or snorkeling if you are the outdoorsy type. Alternatively, you can spend a lazy day on Mellow Mountain sipping sangrias in hammocks and planning an evening of decadent fun at a nightclub or private beach resort. Despite the backpacker crowd, this place has some really hip stay options if you want to have a good time on the beach with your girl gang. Dance the night away to a heady mix of music, dance, and booze!

Bimini, Bahamas

Bimini, Bahamas, is the place to go if you want to have the best underwater experience with your babes! Bimini is the closest Caribbean island to the United States, located 50 miles off the coast of Florida. Bahamas bachelorette parties on this charming seven-mile island will feel a world away during a stay at Resorts World Bimini. The resort features a rooftop infinity pool, the Bahamas’ largest marina, and VIP suites with direct access to a lagoon pool with a swim-up bar. By bike or golf cart, go on an island bar hopping. Charter a catamaran for the day to snorkel the shipwreck of the S.S. Sapona or swim with hammerhead sharks in the Bahamas’ clearest waters.  If that sounds too extreme, take a 20-minute boat ride to Honeymoon Cay instead, where you can swim with manta rays. Order Stuart’s Conch Stand’s famous conch salad or Joe’s Conch Shack’s lobster salad and wash it down with Bahama Mamas. At Luna Beach, a beachside farm-to-table restaurant, sip cocktails while watching fire dancers and bonfires at its famous full moon parties.

Santorini, Greece

Any Mama Mia fans out there? Well, honey, Santorini might be the ideal destination for you and your girlfriends. This city, which is located on the Mediterranean Sea, is home to picture-perfect cliff-side homes with far-reaching sea views. Fresh food, pleasant weather, and photoshoot-worthy locations (at every turn!) will make your group feel like crowned queens for the duration of the trip! It is one of the most popular beach destinations for bachelorettes as one can only imagine spending time with their best friends among blue domes, seamless white buildings, stunning cliff dwellings, and the luxury resorts with pools seeming to float in the air above the ocean.

Reykjavík, Iceland 

If your bridal party is flying in from the East Coast, you can get to Iceland in the same amount of time it takes to fly to California. Make Reykjavik, Iceland’s colorful, hipster capital, your home base by renting an Airbnb or staying at the KEX Hostel. Travelers frequently refuel at The Coocoo’s Nest with veggie-packed Buddha bowls before exploring nearby attractions such as the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and Vik’s black-sand beach. You can walk inside an active volcano, snorkel in a glacial lake, or go whale watching in the Old Harbor, depending on how adventurous your group is. Fiskmarkaðurinn is a stylish Asian-fusion restaurant that specializes in locally caught sushi and fish for dinner, while Matur og Drykkur offers a modern take on traditional Icelandic dishes. Go on, go wild!

Bachelorette party trips happen all year round and the world has amazing destinations for every type of bachelorette celebration. From Las Vegas to Austin, from the exotic Caribbean to Argentina, we will never run out of the exciting bachelorette party details and ideas! From the famous bachelorette party locations that have been always popular like Los Angeles and Las Vegas to offbeat bachelorette trip locations like Palm Springs and Tulum, planning an all-girls getaway is all about party hopping on flights to fete a friend. The above bachelorette party guide can offer a range of experiences for every type of bachelorette- from sundowner parties wearing chic beach party dresses in Paris to relaxing on a beach in the Hamptons to skiing on the mountain in Aspen. No matter what your girl group loves to do to celebrate, we have something for everyone! So get excited and plan your bachelorette weekend away or weeklong celebration with your girlfriends!

Classy Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Father of the Bride!

Celebrate your relationship with your father with some incredible wedding gift ideas! Click the link to explore more!

Celebrate your relationship with your father with some incredible wedding gift ideas! Click the link to explore more!

 

Do we even need to get started on how much you need to do while planning your wedding timeline? With so many important things to keep in mind, there are also important people you would want to address at your wedding. From planning out outfit ideas for the mother of the bride and the groom to showcasing the importance of some of your closest people, accommodating and every detail in your wedding planning is not at all breezy for starters. For instance, you might want to incorporate a sentimental way to honor your grandparents at your wedding or even include wedding etiquettes that are considered to be outdated because you hold them close to you. Like planning to have your first look with your parents or including a sentimental poem in your ceremonial vows. There is no right or wrong way to go on about this, is it?

Among all the important people in your life, your father has been there for every significant event and big milestone, from teaching you to ride a bike to him dropping you off at college. And at your wedding, you can make a big gesture of showing your love with a special gift. Whether your father was there for you on your wedding day or not, Father’s Day is a wonderful time to honor your relationship and thank him for everything he does. Your wedding is also an excellent time to honor your future father-in-law. Show him how much you appreciate his role in raising your spouse this Father’s Day, and how excited you are to be a part of such a wonderful family. It’s also a great way to strengthen your bond if you haven’t already. Father’s Day-inspired wedding gifts are a great way to honor all the father figures you have on your guest list. Whether it is a personalized storybook that matches your glamorous wedding ideas or a quality custom engraved decanter gift set, your choice of Father’s Day wedding gift will say a lot about your personality and the relationship you have.

We have rounded up some of our favorite gifts for dads at nearly every price point, ranging from accessories and shoes to sports, cooking, and personalized finds. What’s the best part? Almost all of them can be delivered to your front door from different brands, making it simple to put together the perfect gift just in time.

 

Amazing Father’s Day Inspired Wedding Gifts For A Classy Dad:

 

Custom engraved decanter gift set 

With this custom engraved decanter gift set, turn your future father-in-law into a philosopher and keep the party going long after the ceremony is over. The personalized whiskey glasses will help them empty the handmade crystal clear glass decanter, which will hold 26 ounces of their favorite whiskey or bourbon! He will remember his role as a dad in your wedding party and the thoughtful gift you gave them every time he chooses to dress up a bottle of whiskey and show it off on the top shelf.

 

Personalized wooden watch box 

The most elegant way to store and protect his favorite watches, a wooden watch box can be given as a thoughtful wedding gift to your dad. This personalized wooden watch box from Mark & Graham is made from sustainably sourced acacia wood and features an engraved brass diamond on the top, soft linen lining, and slots for five watches. The top closes with a click and can be locked with the brass key that comes with it.

 

Engraved pocket watch 

Gifts for the father of the bride from the groom (or the other bride) can be tricky as you would want to give him something you are proud of, but it’s a little early for anything sentimental! If that’s the case, monogrammed gifts are the way to go. Why not go the traditional route and get a keepsake for keeping track of time? After all, the groom’s father can’t be late for the wedding! An engraved pocket watch that can be personalized with the initials of your future father-in-law is the perfect gift for the occasion.

 

Custom wedding frames 

Father-daughter portraits have always been considered to be one of the top ten must-have wedding shots lists! For your father, the dance he shares with you will be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding day. So why not frame a photo of the memorable occasion and personalize it with the lyrics to the song you danced to together? It’s a brilliant wedding gift for your dad. The only thing you will need to add is your photo because the personalized frame from Etsy comes with a custom mat! Quotes like “Thank you for walking by my side today and always,” can be engraved on this wooden frame. Put a cute picture of you and your father when you were younger in it. He will be able to swap it out once you have received your wedding photos.

 

Engraved tie with photo 

Some of our favorite Father’s Day gift ideas for the bride can be found on Etsy, including a variety of meaningful personalized gifts he can keep forever. This Etsy seller can make a custom tie patch out of a photo of you and your father. If he already has a favorite tie, we recommend purchasing the patch separately. You can have it sewn onto a new one if it doesn’t fit. When it comes to shopping for special occasions like this, wedding photo gifts are always a good choice. Over a throwback photograph of you and your father, the Etsy seller can write a sweet note. What’s the cherry on top? It’s shaped like a heart. Because your father will almost certainly be wearing a tie as the father of the bride, this is a great way to personalize and elevate the look. This tie patch features an embroidered note and a photo of you and your father. Your father will appear to be wearing a regular tie from the front, but you will both recognize the sentimentality of the message underneath.

 

Personalized cufflinks

Cufflinks are a timeless choice for a gift for the father of the groom and bride that he can wear on his wedding day and beyond. This unique pair of cufflinks is made of rhodium plated base metal and enamel and can be personalized with a single bold initial for a unique touch. These aren’t just any cuff links, these are a one-of-a-kind gift for the groom’s father for the father of the bride, which he will be proud to wear with his suit on the wedding day. Make a pair with your wedding date engraved on them for a sentimental keepsake he can wear on his sleeve. Sentimental wedding quotes like “Father of the bride” or “I will always be your little girl” are also great. Choose a pair that reflects the interests or personality of the father. We recommend these awesome Millennium Falcon cufflinks if he is a big Star Wars fan. And if he’s not a fan of the movie franchise, the site has plenty of other themed cufflinks to choose from.

 

Personalized golf ball set 

It’s always a good idea to motivate your father to pursue his interests! If he’s a golfer, he will love a golf ball set that’s been personalized just for him from the house of Mark & Graham. This wooden keepsake box contains a dozen personalized golf balls, tees, and pencils. He will probably want to proudly display the wooden box because it can have his monogram engraved on it.

 

Broski Barrel

This is an incredible Father’s Day reception gift that exudes manliness! This two-liter steel banded oak barrel from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts comes with its stand, spigot, and bung, making serving and filing a breeze. Before using it, it comes with instructions for curing, cleaning, and sanitizing the barrel. Your dad or future father-in-law will be ecstatic when you hand this over to them because it was built for a hobby and looks fantastic!

 

Monogrammed whisky glasses 

Monogrammed whisky glasses are an excellent way to say thank you to the father of the bride and uplift his bar game. His favorite cocktails, such as Old Fashioneds or Whiskey Sours, will look (and taste) even better with a classic gold letter and glass rim. Provide all of the necessary ingredients for your father to make his favorite drink in these glasses. This sleek set can be ordered in a set of four to add a little zing to the whiskey-drinking game. These aren’t your grubby bar glasses, nor are they something Grandma would use for Thanksgiving. Bring out the good stuff in a set that will turn your whiskey into a moonshine tuxedo and make your father feel like a hero on your wedding day as he drinks with his friends at the reception rooftop bar. The glasses can be engraved with one letter, please enter just one letter when personalizing.

 

Deluxe 20-Piece Grill Set 

With a new set of grilling tools, you can help your father-in-law up his grilling game! Cuisinart’s 20-piece collection includes tools for grilling classics like hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as fun treats like corn on the cob and kebabs. This is an excellent Father of the Bride gift for couples planning spring or summer weddings, as it encourages your father to continue his favorite cooking hobby after the wedding. If you always find him in the backyard flipping burgers, a set of sleek barbecue tools in a keepsake case is the perfect gift. Finish it off by personalizing the case with a funny phrase like “Best flippin’ dad.”

 

Personalized cotton socks 

So that even his feet feel dapper, have these super-soft Pima cotton socks custom knit from Uncommon Goods with his name and initials. They are a lovely present for the groom’s father, step-father, or whoever will be walking you down the aisle. It’s all about the sentiment, not the price tag when it comes to the best gifts for the father of the bride. These simple but unique socks are designed for your father to wear as he walks you down the aisle.

 

Illustrated wedding portrait 

Are you looking for a thoughtful FOB gift from a caring daughter? An illustrated portrait of your family on your wedding day might bring back the tears. It’s fine to purchase a joint wedding gift for the bride’s father and mother if you find something they will both enjoy. On your wedding day, this Etsy seller can create a custom illustrated portrait of the three of you. It’s entirely up to you whether or not to include a message beneath the image. To pull this off before the wedding, you will need to provide the Etsy seller with a lot of information about your outfit. Alternatively, wait until after the wedding and send a few photos as a backup.

Your wedding day is first and foremost a celebration of your relationship with your partner, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it to honor other important relationships in your life as well. Do you want to express your gratitude to your father for all he has done for you? A father-of-the-bride gift is a thoughtful gesture that shows him how much you value their relationship. Not only that, but it’s also a lovely reminder of this particularly memorable period in your life. In certain parts of the world, it’s customary to buy gifts for both the father of the bride and the groom, but don’t worry if you haven’t thought about it until now.

The above-mentioned Father’s Day gifts are great, whether you are just starting to plan your wedding or are a few weeks away from walking down the aisle. You may be considering a unique wedding gift for your father as your wedding day may hold the same significance for him as it does for you. He will most likely be walking you down the aisle, giving a speech to all of your guests, and dancing with you on your wedding day, in addition to assisting you every step of the way. After all, these little things are going to create wedding moments to watch over and over again! So, what can you get the father of the bride as a gift that reflects his interests and style while also being sentimental? These thoughtful Father’s Day ceremony gifts will bring tears to dad’s eyes or impress your future father-in-law!

15 Unexpected Honeymoon Destinations for You!

Unusual, offbeat, and unique - expect the unexpected with these jaw-dropping honeymoon destinations! Click the link to know more!

Unusual, offbeat, and unique - expect the unexpected with these jaw-dropping honeymoon destinations! Click the link to know more!

Honeymoon, as the name suggests, is the sweetest part of the wedding journey! After months of meticulous planning, tasting cakes, comparing color swatches, and scouting for the perfect wedding venue, the wedding day happens, and your world is finally at a rest! There is a lovely glow to you, the wedding memories are still fresh in your mind, and you are still receiving congratulation. Your wedding day might be behind you, the confetti might have settled and dusted away, and the thank you notes have been handwritten and sent with your brand new surname. The best part of the wedding lies ahead of you like a buffet- your marriage! You now get to have your sweetheart as your forever partner for the rest of your life! And what better way to celebrate that than with a honeymoon which will be forever remembered!

No, we are not talking about the run-of-the-mill beach vacation in Miami, or a cute BnB, not that there’s anything wrong with it! We do you, boo! But this blog is about those all-consuming, awe-inspiring experiences that you will remember for as long as you live! Whether it is sleeping with majestic mountains surrounding your bed, or feeding the giraffes from your Juliet balcony, honeymoons like this can add precious moments to your memories. This is something that will be etched in your mind forever and will lead to nostalgic stories and smiles for the rest of your married life. If you are stuck for inspiration when it comes to unexpected honeymoon destinations, we have some amazing destinations up our sleeves!

Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

Vaadhoo Island may be a great honeymoon destination if you enjoy bizarre scenery, sandy beaches, and romantic twilight strolls. However, it isn’t the tranquil waters, sandy beaches, or breathtaking sunsets that you should be anticipating. The dazzling blue waves of Vaadhoo Island, also known as the “Sea of Stars,” are a once-in-a-lifetime event that should be savored for more than a few short evenings. While the Maldives is not exactly a usual honeymoon destination, the Sea of Stars promptly lands this location as an unexpected and unforgettable experience for sure!

Uluru, Australia

This environmentally friendly desert attraction, popularly known as Ayers Rock, is remote and offers a true flavor of the outback. At dinner beneath the stars, you can mingle with other travelers as a chef prepares dishes from a contemporary Australian menu. Then get ready for a day of desert sightseeing, whether from the air in a helicopter or on the ground on a camel ride. Take a sunrise hike to the neighboring Mutitjulu waterhole, where a guide will show you cave drawings and tell you about the history of the area. This is unquestionably a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Atacama Desert, Chile

Are you looking for a unique honeymoon location? The Atacama Desert is the world’s driest desert, located immediately next to the Pacific Ocean. Despite being the driest, between September and November, the desert is speckled with flowers. For nature enthusiasts, watching the sunset here is one of the most memorable experiences. Watch the Andes change color every hour as you clink your wine glasses while gazing at the setting sun from Moon Valley. The Atacama is one of the most unusual honeymoon places in the world. Visit Salar de Atacama, Chile’s largest salt flat, float in saltwater, climb a volcano, sandboard in the dunes, and stargaze with your spouse are some other exciting things to do in the Atacama.

Coachella Valley, Colorado

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa is a Palm Springs desert hideaway suitable for honeymooners looking for a romantic getaway in the Coachella Valley. This Mediterranean-style house is located in Indian Wells and offers panoramic views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Take an exciting Jeep adventure of the San Andreas fault line, which offers door-to-door service to what is considered “the most tortured environment on earth,” or lace up those hiking boots and explore the nearby trails. Choose a trip to Joshua Tree, a neighboring desert hotspot, for a once-in-a-lifetime rock climbing experience that will allow you to become one with nature and each other.

Dry Tortugas Islands, Florida

Okay, this one is for the fearless couple who wants to sleep under the stars. The Dry Tortugas Islands, a seven-island archipelago in the Gulf of Mexico, are 70 miles west of Key West. Its absolute solitude makes it ideal for honeymoons. The only way to get to the isles is by boat or seaplane. There are no hotels here, so you’ll have to apply for one of the few available campsites. Don’t leave without snorkeling here, as it’s one of the best spots in the country to see species under the sea. Sea turtles, coral, and a variety of other aquatic creatures can all be found here.

Colmar, France

Colmar has been dubbed “the most magical tiny village in all of France.” Colmar, located on the German border, blooms in the spring, making it the ideal time to ride your bike through the vineyards with your loved one. The notion of traveling in Colmar sounds fascinating; imagine how gorgeous it will be when you see it in person! It is every bit as magical as you imagine it to do, so make sure you consider Colmar as a honeymoon destination because it is one of the world’s most unusual.

Molokai, Hawaii

This is not your typical spot filled with fancy beaches, spectacular surf competitions, and an endless stretch of high-end hotels. Molokai Island in Hawaii is one of the state’s most undiscovered and picturesque attractions. The island is so off the main path that it lacks even a single traffic light. There are no malls here, so you’ll have to do your souvenir buying elsewhere, but there are lots of hotels. From rain forests to desolate beaches, it’s all about nature. This is Hawaii as it was decades ago before the rest of the world realized what it was all about. You may have a whole Hawaiian beach to yourself. While you’re here, pay a visit to the Kalaupapa Peninsula, one of Hawaii’s most astonishingly gorgeous spots, and hire a guide to go horseback riding over breathtaking mountain paths.

Tanzania, South Africa

A wildlife tour in Tanzania will allow you to see the Big Five: African leopard, African lion, Cape buffalo, African elephant, and rhinoceros. Every wildlife enthusiast couple’s dream is to go game viewing in Tanzania! So don’t pass it up because it’s one of the world’s few honeymoon places. A trek to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will reward you with lovely vistas of snow-capped mountains wrapped by clouds, even though the animals will overwhelm you. As a result, make Tanzania a priority for your holiday because it is one of the most unique honeymoon places available.

Dracula’s Castle in Romania

The official name of this castle is Bran Castle, and it is most likely where novelist Bram Stoker inspired his renowned mythological creature, Dracula. If you and your spouse aren’t fans of the Twilight Saga but are fascinated by vampires, pack your bags and head to Transylvania. The castle is eerily enticing and magnificent, something you won’t be able to forget for a long time. If you and your partner are fascinated by gothic vampire stories, you must consider this one!

Eagle Lake, Maine

Take the long-haul flight out of the scenario and embark on a road trip to Eagle Lake in Acadia National Park if you are craving blue water lines. Eagle Lake is mostly located within 23,000 acres of Maine Public Reserved Land at Eagle Lake, in Aroostook County, Maine. Eagle Lake comprises 5,581 acres and has a maximum water depth of 136 feet, making it one of the most isolated bodies of water in the Fish River network. When you’re surrounded by magnificent fall foliage and relaxing mountain air, you won’t miss the tropical beach.

Matakauri Lodge, New Zealand

If you’re seeking unique honeymoon spots throughout the world, New Zealand is the place to go. It’s the epitome of adventure travel. Flying to Queenstown and staying at the Matakauri Lodge is the best way to experience both adventure and elegance here. This location will make you fall in love with it because the vista appears to have been painted specifically for you. And if you want to stay here for your honeymoon, it will undoubtedly remain imprinted in your mind for the rest of your life.

Rincón, Puerto Rico

Rincón may be described in one word: intimate, which is perhaps the greatest phrase to use when discussing a honeymoon resort. Rincón is a far cry from the resort-flanked beaches that are popular in other Puerto Rican hot places. It’s not quite the frenzied vibe of San Juan. More than eight miles of peaceful beaches, a smattering of surfers, and a handful of laid-back beach cafés and eateries await newlyweds. Leave your straw fedora and Dolces at home since it’s all about being authentically bohemian here. Enjoy the natural beauty of Rincón by taking a sunset cruise, parasailing, or horseback riding.

Hammerfest, Norway

Hammerfest is known for being one of the best spots in the world to see the Midnight Sun. The sun does not set below the horizon in this region for nearly 76 days, even at night. Hammerfest is not for ordinary couples, as it offers a one-of-a-kind experience of the never-setting sun. Aside from the Midnight Sun experience, the gorgeous landscapes, adorable polar bears at the Polar Bear Society, hiking to Mount Tyven, walking on the Soroya-Tarhalsen slope, and birdwatching are all reasons why Hammerfest is considered one of the different honeymoon locations.

Key Largo, Florida

Key West has all of the famous gems of locations, but Key Largo is a great place to visit for a change of scenery and Instagram-worthy sunsets. Playa Largo Resort & Spa, which is just an hour’s drive from Miami and offers broad stretches of warm, white sands, has a trendy beach house ambiance with a sunset-on-the-bay style that pays homage to the resort’s tropical island surroundings. When couples are ready to take their trip to the next level, they can take an inflatable zodiac boat into the mangroves, rent a beach cruiser for a sun-drenched ride down US-1, or take to the sea on a stand-up paddleboard. Rain Barrel Village, with its eccentric boutique shops, is also just a short drive from the resort.

Hobbiton, New Zealand

Hobbiton is a real-life film set from The Hobbit, which is part of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Hobbiton movie set is a dream location for LOTR lovers who want to explore the real Middle Earth. It’s both dreamy and breathtakingly lovely. Choose farm stays while on a private tour of the Hobbiton set to get a true sense of the hamlet. The Evening Banquet Tour, which takes you through the Shire after night and includes a delectable supper, is a must-do! So keep the magical grounds of Hobbiton in mind, one of the world’s best-kept secrets for honeymooners!

Suncadia, Washington

If you’re looking for the ultimate off-the-grid honeymoon, look no further than Suncadia. Pack your belongings and travel to Suncadia Resort, located 80 miles east of Seattle. Suncadia, nestled within 6,400 acres of Cascade Mountain forest, has a lush woodland vibe that’s ideal for couples looking to get away from it all. Newlyweds can take their first steps toward wedded bliss at the resort’s 1,000 steps, which is a unique concrete stairway that starts at the property’s lodge and leads you down to the trickling Cle Elum river, making it a one-of-a-kind location to commemorate your love.

Kakslauttanen Igloo West Village, Finland

Kakslauttanen, a one-of-a-kind resort in Finland’s Cusco, is one of the greatest sites to observe the Northern Lights, a spectacular phenomenon in which the night sky glows with green hues. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a unique honeymoon getaway for sure. The glass igloos, however, are the main attraction – they are better than any presidential suite you could ever rent. Come here to watch the northern lights while relaxing in your bed with a glass of red wine. In addition, the resort offers activities like skiing, fishing, and Reindeer Safaris to ensure that honeymooners have a wonderful experience. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is one of the world’s most luxurious and unusual honeymoon places and certainly deserves the claim.

Null Stern Hotel, Switzerland

The Null Stern Hotel in Appenzellerland has no walls or roof and is nestled in the Swiss Alps. If you’re the type of couple who values simplicity, this may be the last of your unique honeymoon ideas. This zero-star hotel is only open from June to August, throughout the summer, and offers the services of a butler who assures timely meals, including breakfast in bed. It’s also a 10-minute walk to the restroom. The open-air hotel in the Alps is the perfect honeymoon for those who find it insane yet achievable, even if it is a little too cold for comfort.

Taos, New Mexico

Consider Taos for a small-town hideaway steeped in Southwestern, adobe-colored culture. Taos is a mecca for fly-fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning, river rafting, and hot springs, with over 300 sunny days each year. It’s also quite an interesting destination for history fans. Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been home to Native Americans for over 1,000 years, and you can visit and learn about their culture here. If you have been to Santa Fe and loved it, Taos is another exciting place to experience and capture in your honeymoon album!

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Giraffe Manor, a giraffe refuge and hotel, is well-known in Nairobi. It is one of the most beautiful yet unusual honeymoon destinations for nature lovers, as it is home to endangered Rothschild giraffes. Feeding the hotel’s lovely giraffes is both terrifying and exciting. However, if you enjoy animals, this is the spot for you. However, this isn’t the only reason to visit. You can go on a photography stroll to learn more about Samburu culture and other areas to make your trip more enjoyable.

Rivne Oblast, Ukraine

Rivne Oblast is famous for the Tunnel of Love, a 6.4-kilometer arched road surrounded by beautiful vegetation. According to legend, if a couple walks through the tunnel holding hands, their wishes would come true. The world-famous Tunnel of Love is located in the Ukrainian province of Rivne Oblast. Walking down the tunnel with your lover, hand in hand may sound a little mushy, but it’s a great experience. Some of the great things to do in Rivne include a day trip to the ancient Tarakaniv Fort, a visit to the Rivne Zoo, and a tour of the lovely churches and cathedrals.

If you are a couple who also likes to choose adventures in your everyday life journey, you will probably love the vacation ideas scattered above. From the snowy landscapes to the pristine water lines, deepest of woods to glorious greenery, the options are varied, and each as amazing as the next. They are all gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, cozy, and pleasantly unexpected! As they say, sometimes unexpected places can lead to unforgettable memories!

Luxe Ways to Wow Your Guests At Your Wedding Reception

Make your wedding guests go “wow” before they even enter and ensure that they leave a little dazzled with these luxe wedding reception ideas!

 

Make your wedding guests go “wow” before they even enter and ensure that they leave a little dazzled with these luxe wedding reception ideas!

Surely your wedding day is something that you and your partner look forward to with all the anticipation and love in your hearts. However, your wedding guests make your wedding reception the celebration that it is. They not only bring with them the good wishes for your happily-ever-after to start with all the positive vibes, but they also bring to the table the happy glow of pleasant company and the iridescent promise of a good time. When you look back at your wedding day decades from now, you will think back to the way your guest cheered as you kissed your lover after you said “I do”, how your aunt made that funny toast or how your college girlfriends rocked the dance floor! After all, it’s all about the warm glow of the people which envelops you and makes your wedding day such a joy, isn’t it?

While the precious names who made it to your guest list add such a precious touch to your special day, you might want to make your wedding reception equally memorable for them! While all wedding receptions are a pleasure to attend, it’s the ones that truly wow the guests over which are remembered forever, the anecdotes of which live on far beyond the wedding day flowers! Here are some amazing ways that you can wow your wedding guests and leave them feeling warm, welcome, and a little mind-blown! It’s all about going big or going home here!

Welcome them with a drink

There is something about a welcome drink that instantly makes one feel special! Consider offering out glasses of champagne as wedding escort cards in addition to your standard welcome drink. Replace traditional escort cards with individually named champagne flutes, which will ensure that everyone arrives at their tables and is ready to toast in one step. This will make a terrific first impression on your guests!

Exit with a bang

What better way to end a wedding reception than with a fireworks display? A jubilant firework show will add excitement to your ceremony exit or nighttime reception. Alternatively, give your guests sparklers and champagne to hold while they accompany you to your getaway car at the end of the night. Remember to check with your location to see if pyrotechnics and sparklers are permitted.

Consider a quick change!

For the wedding reception, the bride and groom dress in a contemporary style. Because all eyes will be on you at the reception, it’ll be a pleasant surprise when you switch from your traditional wedding gown to a shorter, flirtier second dress. You can go for completely different dresses or two-in-one wedding dresses which can be easily transformed. If you wish to keep your wedding gown, make additional style modifications such as letting your hair down, swapping shoes, or adding a few fresh items of jewelry.

Hand out kits!

With wedding favor kits, you can anticipate their needs! Your guests will enjoy it, whether it’s hangover kit wedding favors or a cute emergency kit for the morning after. You might include hangover remedies such as aspirin, water, and energy snacks to help them get back on their feet after a night of celebrating. You can also have summer essential kits, or themed kits as they arrive to get them excited about your chosen venue, theme, or activities!

Add drama with flowers

Big is more when it comes to flowers which impress! How about using cabbage roses as table centerpieces for your wedding reception? On your reception tables, go big with tall, over-the-top centerpieces. Cabbage roses and ranunculus, for example, create a bold impact when paired with a neutral color palette. You can have them arranged in clear glass vases for a clean yet impactful look. If big flowers are not your style, go for flower installations instead! We have a soft spot for Baby’s breath cloud-like overhead installations over here, and it will surely get all the guests to go “wow!”

Provide luxe lounge areas

With a hint of effortless luxury, set up your outdoor lounge area for your wedding reception. Create a lounge space with comfortable couches, chairs, and enough pillows for visitors to mingle between dance breaks. It’s the ideal technique to keep everyone involved in the celebration, even if they’re not dancing. Set up luxe poufs, velvet pillows, and comfy throws, and the more mismatched it looks, the better the effect. This can also be a great area for some dramatic group photography!

Hang low chandeliers

It’s true! A chandelier adds that luxe element to any event! There is something about the intricately cut glasses and crystals that reflect light most gloriously, and makes any setting elegant! If you are hosting an outdoor wedding reception, consider handing low chandeliers and watch your setting light up! When it comes to planning your outdoor event, the options are unlimited. Low-hanging chandeliers and delicate blooms can be used to decorate the space. You can have it glam, gothic, or vintage as you would like, depending on the chandelier you choose. Instead of circular tables, arrange everyone at banquet tables to create a more intimate setting.

A feast for the eyes

Sure, the wedding feast will fill the stomach, but it’s the winning display that makes half the impression! So go all out with your food displays, whether that’s creative salad bars, charming dessert tables, or wow-inducing chocolate fountains and fondue arrangements! This also holds for vintage champagne towers with cascading champagnes making quite the scene! You might also go for a vintage wedding cake presentation with details all around the cake. Use glittering lights, loads of blooms, and a unique stand to dress up your cake presentation. You can also go for cute ice cream trucks, cotton candy carts, and popcorn carts which are not just for utility but hugely add to the aesthetic!

A groom’s cake that impresses

After all, why not? A groom’s cake, whether it’s a Red Sox–themed one or a Star Wars-themed one, will undoubtedly make your guests’ jaws drop. Choose a second cake that appears too genuine to eat and collaborate with your spouse on a theme that best suits you both. Include a non-cake delicacy like doughnuts, varied pies, cookies, or an ice cream bar, as well as an inside joke, a favorite activity, or a favorite hobby.

Late-night bites

Who doesn’t like late-night snacks after hours of dancing, drinking, and socializing? Treat the guests who survive the after-hours and linger a bit longer to prolong the party a bit. Serve them special after-hours bites, whether it is mini ice cream cones, s’mores, or milk and cookies! When everyone thinks the celebration is over, liven it up with late-night goodies that will get guests ready for the after-party. Your guests will adore you for your midnight nibbles, which include ice cream bites, fresh chocolate chip cookies, milk shooters, or a fully stocked taco bar. The extra details will immediately land your special day firmly as your guests’ favorite wedding reception!

Plan games and activities

At your reception, keep your guests, especially the younger ones, amused with the fun and interactive activities. Set up a game of cornhole at your outdoor ceremony, or set up a coloring station at one of your reception tables. You can choose from a variety of wedding games and activities, such as bride and groom trivia, picture scavenger hunts, ring tosses, or good old karaoke! Keeping your wedding guests occupied with wedding activities not only keeps them entertained but also helps to alleviate any nervousness or anxiousness as you transition from the wedding ceremony to the reception.

Have a fun “guest book” to sign

Think beyond the typical guest book, and choose fun instead! You can ask guests to leave a message on a vintage surfboard at your tropical destination wedding, or create a jigsaw puzzle of your photo and let guests sign each piece. You can also have them fill up paper notes filled with advice and wedding tips in wine bottles, which can be opened on your forthcoming anniversaries! You can have a couple of different bottles to be opened in 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years of your wedding anniversaries! Guest book activities are not only fun, but it also lets your guest know that you appreciate their input in your life!

Photo backdrops to remember

A picture speaks in memories and holds the secret of the day for you to treasure. Having the perfect photo booth is a surefire method to catch those candid, silly moments that your photographer might miss. For a summer wedding, use snorkel gear or opera masks and monocles, and for a formal occasion, use opera masks and monocles. This is the perfect way to make a themed wedding truly be remembered as intended. At a bucolic wedding, a vintage Volkswagen photo booth can be the perfect addition, while you can go full flapper girl for a 1920s-inspired wedding! The options are endless, and it’s a fun way for your guest to indulge and have fun!

Wow with lighting

Lighting speaks louder than most of your other wedding decors. Revolutionize your venue with jaw-dropping lighting which will wow your guests. You can go for decadent chandeliers for a touch of eclectic elegance or go modern and sassy with neon light signage! You can have hanging lanterns from a tree that act as the perfect ceremony backdrop or photo backdrop, or you can go full-on romantic with dripping candles lining the stairways as you walk down the stairs! And all things said and done, do not underestimate the brilliance of fairy lights!

Gorgeous installations

Installations that defy gravity or stand out looking all dramatic are something that will have your guest’s attention as soon as they walk in! Whether it is a quaint art installation or a floral installation, there is plenty you can do here! Lush installations, and more specifically floral installations, are a current trend. You can incorporate this trend into your wedding decor in a variety of ways to achieve a chic look, whether it’s with a stunning and jaw-dropping wedding backdrop, edgy and dramatic overhead installations, a modern wedding seating chart with moss, greenery, and candles, or a jaw-dropping art installation that cascades down the stairs looking like a piece of art!

Display towering tiers

It’s either go big or go home! With a vast guest list, you have the perfect excuse to go all out with your cake. Consult your cake baker about constructing a multi-tiered work of art that will wow your guests. For a beautiful wedding, a multi-tiered elegant wedding cake will command all of the attention. When it comes to towering layers, you can go for tall chocolate fountains, champagne towers, or even just your table centerpieces! It will quickly give your big day an opulent feel!

Set up an awesome satellite bar

Offer your guests a celebratory surprise with a cigar rolling station during cocktail hour. If cigars aren’t your thing, any creative, personal satellite bar idea works too, like a make-your-own prosecco drink station or a tequila tasting bar. This is not only a fun activity that your guest can partake in, but it also makes your wedding reception that much extra special!

Unique reception performers

Entertain your wedding guests with style, whether it is with live painters, fire breathers in the evening, an aerialist performer to perform a full in-the-air dance routine, or casually floating above loved ones to give your guest a wow-factor experience! While there is a DJ or a band at every wedding, having a wedding reception performance that is unique and wow-inducing can leave the impression of your wedding in your guests’ minds forever! You can also have unique traditional dance routines performed by professionals or drink servers which will light up the cocktail hour significantly!

Extraordinary wedding favor

Let your wedding guests leave with more than just memories from the day! When you hand out your wedding favors, consider going that extra mile. Whether it is a cocktail kit for a drink after the ride home or a polaroid that captures the guest’s experience perfectly, whether it is a personalized wine glass or the satisfaction of going back knowing that a tree will be planted in the guest’s name, wedding favors which lingers on for that extra time truly makes your wedding day memorable! While things that induce great memories forever are much appreciated, you can also go for wedding favors that are plain old fun, like a mini champagne bottle with a personalized label!

Light up the stars

How about a Tangled-inspired paper lantern ceremony for you and your guests to enjoy? You can do this after the reception is almost over and before you set off towards your happily-ever-after. You and your sweetheart can first light the paper lanterns together and set them off in the night sky, and your wedding guests can follow suit. The whole sky will light up most gloriously, and it will surely leave your guest enchanted! It also sets the scene for some lovely photo opportunities!

Going that extra mile for your guest is worth the effort when you see the look in their eyes which is filled with awe and wonder as if they have just walked into a carnival! They will still be talking about your amazing reception party a month from now, and slowly those awe-struck memories will transform into warm and fuzzy feel-good vibes which will forever be attached to your special day! Isn’t that a lovely thought? So go ahead and treat your guests to a wedding experience that they will take home with them and hold close for a long while!

Incredible Wine Ideas For Your Wedding That We Love

Tinted by wine and high on spirits- Host a wine-themed wedding your guest will remember forever! Click the link to know how!

Tinted by wine and high on spirits- Host a wine-themed wedding your guest will remember forever! Click the link to know how!

 

Do you and your sweetheart have memories of bonding over a bottle of wine, or heading out to a vineyard for your first weekend away as a couple? Do you appreciate the science and complexity of how a humble grape changes into a spirit promising a good time, we have just the perfect theme for you lovers! How about a wine-themed wedding and leaning on your love for the vino? A wedding theme is something that most couples think long and hard about, but sometimes it can be just effortless and laid back, while still being incredibly classy! With a wine-themed wedding, you won’t have to go to extensive lengths to pull it together.

A gorgeous venue gets most of the work done single-handedly, while you can have subtle wine elements with the color choices, witty signs, and usage of wine bottles and corks for various decor elements! Also, we have yet to meet someone who won’t light up like a thousand light bulbs at the mention of wine! Think endless rustic romantic vineyards, gorgeous sunsets, outdoor receptions with bistro lights gleaming overhead, and rustic linens awaiting a feast with friends and family. We have thought of everything from your wine-themed wedding invitations to venues offering exquisite views and authentic vineyard vibes! If you and your partner are looking for a wedding day that is sun-soaked and wine-tinted and heady with the aroma of wine, take notes, because we come bearing ideas!

Vineyard venue

What can be more romantic than a vineyard wedding? Not much, that’s for sure! It only makes sense to have your wedding at a vineyard if you eat, sleep, and breathe wine! These types of places usually provide spectacular scenic vistas in addition to an attractive, laid-back atmosphere. If you don’t already have a favorite, look for possibilities at nearby vineyards and vineyard wedding locations. Consider a destination wedding in a wine-producing region such as Napa Valley or Santa Barbara on the West Coast, or Charlottesville, Virginia on the East Coast, for the ultimate vineyard experience.

Pair the Food With the Wine

Let your guest experience a fully exquisite wine and food pairing luxury! Determine the wines you’ll serve based on your menu with the help of your caterers and bartenders. Include a remark about wine pairings on your menu cards or placards. If guests have pre-selected their entrée, put down the name and wine choices next to each meal description; however, if you are hosting a family-style meal, list the suggestions that pair best with the caterers’ offerings. This will make your guest feel like they are part of an exclusive club!

Wine-inspired florals

For your florals and overall color palette, draw inspiration from the burgundies, mauves, and deep reds prevalent throughout the features of your vineyard location, not to mention the wine itself. The greens and browns of vineyards would look great with dark blossoms and décor. The juxtaposition between the exquisite blooms and the rustic use of a barrel is one of our favorites! When choosing the perfect flowers for your wine-themed wedding, consider all varied shades of purple, maroon, and deep reds, like Dahlia, orchids, daylilies, iris, oxalis, and grasses. These can be paired with fresh foliage for the perfect balance!

Support local vendors

While Napa Valley may come to mind when thinking of a vineyard wedding, amazing wines can be found all over the world! Finding nearby vineyards, depending on your region, might make travel easier for your guests and give your wedding a more local feel. Examine your choices carefully and go for a vendor who is not only worthy but is also able to offer you a wide variety of options to make your experience memorable! This way, you’ll not only be supporting local businesses, but you’ll also be able to sample some delectable, one-of-a-kind flavors!

Wine barrel details

Incorporating wine barrels into your ceremony venue or cocktail hour is a subtle way to integrate the feeling of a winery into your décor. They can be used as tables or as a platform for floral arrangements. The blossoms and the rustic barrel will be a fantastic match for each other. Wine barrels can also be used in a variety of other ways! Instead of a standard guest book, have guests sign a wine barrel head, which you can keep forever!

Let your backdrop speak

If you’re being married in front of grapevines, you won’t need a lot of flowers. Allow the natural beauty of the location to speak for itself by opting for a minimum display of décor. One of the best things about being married at a vineyard is being able to take advantage of the beautiful scenery. This is especially true for photography. Rolling hills, rich greenery, and plenty of natural light combine to create a stunning set of wedding photos.

Personalized labels

We can’t think of a more adorable way to invite your wine-loving friends to your wedding. You’ll get an instant yes if you surprise your bridesmaids-to-be with their favorite bottle of wine with bespoke labels. A bottle of wine from the vineyard with personalized labeling can prove to be the perfect wedding favor if you want to send your guests home with a piece of your wedding memory. If you want to take your personalization even further, go for a custom crest that can be used in all of your wedding stationery!

Cork details

What better way to bring in the wine theme than with corks? Whether it is “Bar” signage made up of wine corks, or it is the cork cardholders, using wine cork for wedding details is a smart way to bring the wine theme to the wedding decorations. We also love the idea of using cork in unexpected ways, whether it is as a save-the-date fridge magnet or cork coasters!

Clear out bar issues

Keep in mind that many wineries restrict the types of bars you can visit. Some wineries only serve their wines, obviating the possibility of serving other sorts of alcoholic beverages. If margaritas or liquor were on your must-have list, double-check before signing the dotted line. You can also host a wine-tasting session for your guests, but if you wish to serve other beverages, you should do so after having a word with your winery or vineyard.

Wine details in wedding cards

The wedding theme starts way before the actual wedding, and the wedding invitation is a good way to announce the theme. How about a wedding invitation with wine splashes or a ring of a wine bottle? You can also go for fun grape watercolor illustrations or rustic details to bring the vineyard rustic vibes to the table. You can also announce your theme with wine corks with the wedding date inscribed in them! With a theme like this, there are many ways you can go!

Wedding favors

The most common way to go about it is to offer your guest mini wine bottles with your personalized labels, but that is not all that you can do! You can go for fun personalized wine glasses, or heart-shaped bottle stoppers if your guests are wine enthusiasts as you are! You can also gift wine-scented candles or luxury grape juice bottles to your non-drinker guests! Either way, the options are endless!

Wedding signage

If a wedding is not a place for quirky puns as signage, what is? Do you and your significant other have similar wine preferences? With humorous wedding signage, you may show off your favorite way with words. You can go for something fun and quirky like “Pour the wine, his last name is mine” or “You’re the cabernet to my sauvignon.” If you are looking for some wine puns, the internet will surely not disappoint you! Talking of signs and saying, why use basic napkins when pink ones with beautiful sayings are available? The fun “yeah way rosé” napkins will have your guests ‘gramming them all night long.

Keepsakes

If you are getting married in a vineyard very close to your heart and serving your exquisite wines to your guest, it can be a great idea to have the bottle for you and your sweetheart to keep and cherish later! You can have your guest sign the label for you, and you can pop that cork open on your 1st anniversary or even your 5th one! This can be a fun way to commemorate the day while making it a memory you can relive years later! After all, they don’t say wine gets better with age for nothing!

Wedding cake and desserts

A sweet table is one of the sweetest and the most anticipated parts of the wedding day, so a wine-themed wedding should include the same. Whether you chose to have wine-soaked berries infused in your wedding cake’s flavoring choices or your wine theme is depicted visually with succulent grapes and berries cascading down a simple rustic cake, the options are endless! You can also bring the wine element with the colors used in the icing, going for ombre brushstroke icing, or subtle grapevine details for a more cottagecore take on the wedding confection. While the cake has been spoken for, you can’t ignore the rest of the dessert table. Infuse some fun with some wine sugar cookies or wine-flavored macaroons for a more Parisian take on the desserts!

Guest book bottle

How do you take the memories of your stunning wedding with you forever? The easier way is with a guest book! Whether it is with a barrel lid with messages from your loved ones, or with a wine bottle signed by your guests, this is somewhere where you can get creative. Another charming and romantic way is to go the “message in the bottle” route and have your guests leave advice, wishes, or snippets of wisdom in empty wine bottles which can be opened in your forthcoming wedding anniversaries. You can set up empty bottles and number them to indicate which anniversary it is intended to be opened, and leave paper and pen for your guests to jot down sweet nothings! This is a gorgeous way to not only make your guests feel their thoughts and wishes are welcome, but it also makes for a sweet keepsake.

Wine color attires

Wedding attires are one of the most fun ways to bring in the wine theme to your special day! Wine is a deep crimson color that is perfect for a sophisticated and romantic wedding. This lovely burgundy color complements all skin tones and looks great on everyone. If you’re looking for beautiful wine bridesmaid dresses, take a look at some of the year’s most popular wine wedding color schemes. The color wine can be found online under the name ‘Bordeaux.’ Creating a coherent lineup is simple with designs and sizes to suit everyone in your wedding party. Alternatively, you can go for something more neutral like blush pink or champagne with the bridesmaid dresses while the groomsmen wear oxblood suits! This combination is especially gorgeous for an autumn wedding, but is classic enough to work around the year!

 

Nothing says “fun wedding” quite like a wine-themed wedding day! With the promise of wide-open vineyards, luscious grapes, wine tasting, and lovely photo opportunities by the cartload, a wine-themed wedding is just as fun as it sounds! Whether your love of wine comes from enjoying a glass of ruby red liquid after a productive day, or it comes from the way the wine theme is so close to nature and brings all the rustic countryside elements with it, you can’t go wrong with a wine-themed wedding! While we tried to cover all aspects of the wedding to fit the theme, the theme is such that it is incredibly flexible for you to include far more than what is mentioned. Just have fun with it, and be creative for a fun wedding in high spirits!

Flower Girl Tips for a Perfect Wedding Day

Looking for some flower-girl inspo? Explore our plethora of adorable flower girl ideas and tips in the link for a memorable wedding day!

Looking for some flower-girl inspo? Explore our plethora of adorable flower girl ideas and tips in the link for a memorable wedding day!

 

Now that the big rock shines on your ring finger, it’s time to say yes to wedding planning! But the first question will always be “where do I start?” Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting as well as overwhelming experiences for every bride across the globe, whether it is a classy Christmas wedding while cruising down south or an intimate B&B wedding with cozy details. With so many details to take care of along with maintaining hundreds of lists, it all comes down to these months. But don’t feel pressured! You will sail through the already charted waters of wedding planning sessions when you have the perfect wedding inspirations at your disposal.

From looking for a great videographer for capturing your wedding to getting all your loved ones ready for the big day to throwing an amazing and memorable engagement party, things are just about to get exciting! We all have seen how groomsmen and bridesmaid proposal ideas have become a trendy way for couples to decide on their closest people and make them stand by their side on the big wedding day. But they aren’t the only members who are going to be a part of your wedding party who deserves your love and attention. Do not forget those little ones in your wedding party who will be coveted as adorable flower girls and cute ring bearers! Just like asking your bridesmaids to be a part of your bridal party is significant and needs planning, asking your flower girl to garner “awws” from guests as they traipse down the aisle is fun and beautiful wedding tradition that needs planning too. The littlest members of the wedding party should also be treated like VIPs, just like the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

These adorable cutie-pies also add to the lightheartedness and whimsy of a wedding day. Having a flower girl walk the aisle before you is also a great way to deflect the nervousness that you might be facing on your big day. It also showcases the love you have towards the kid’s parents as much as you want them included on the most special day of your life, which can be a lasting gift to the children as well as the parents. So you will want these spots to be filled with someone very special to you. From including nieces to including your best friend’s little girl, choosing your flower girl is also a great way to include friends and family in your wedding. Also if you have more than one niece or cousin, you do not need to decide who you love more to be a part of the wedding party. You can assign more than one child for each wedding role and it’s a very common thing to include multiple flower girls in a wedding ceremony. But there are certain things to consider while planning for your flower girl. As it is a big responsibility to hold objects that will be used in the wedding ceremony, the flower girl’s role should be given to a child who will be able to carry out the assignment given to them. And here are some foolproof tips for getting your flower girl down the aisle and celebrating her on the biggest day of your life.

 

Here are some of the best tips and ideas for your flower girl

 

Have the flower girl walk with her parent 

For good reason, the majority of flower girls are between the ages of three and eight. Younger children are more likely to act out because they don’t understand the wedding rituals and traditions. If you are hiring a toddler as an attendant, consider having one or both of their parents accompany them down the aisle, as young children feel more at ease when they are accompanied by trusted adults. Having a parent walk down the aisle with them is a lot better than a child refusing and not walking down the aisle at all. Allowing all the flower girls to walk together may also help to avoid nerves or tantrums.

Give your flower girl enough time to rehearse 

You have heard of the phrase “practice makes everything perfect.” While the flower girl should participate in the wedding rehearsal, it’s also important to give her plenty of other opportunities to practice before that. Make it a game by having her show you her walk now and then. This will provide her with plenty of opportunities to perfect her walk and gain confidence. This flower girl idea is especially important for younger flower girls who may not have the same level of confidence as an older kid. Have your flower girls practice their entrance several times before the ceremony, and do this as close to the actual processional time as possible. If you rely solely on the ceremony rehearsal, the child may have trouble remembering the directions because they aren’t fresh in their minds. Moreover, the atmosphere at the actual ceremony will be very different from the rehearsal. Keep in mind that you won’t always get the same stellar performance as the day before. When the entire wedding venue will be packed with strangers, a child may experience social anxiety.

Give her the best proposal 

Aren’t we all fans of amazing proposal ideas? So why not uniquely propose to your flower girl so that she feels special too. Ask her to be your flower girl in a fun way. There are a lot of ideas on Pinterest for this, but some of our favorites are the classic ring pop proposal, giving her a book about being a flower girl, and giving her a puzzle to put together with the word “proposal” written on it.

Try talking about the importance of their role 

If your flower girl is older than four, talk to her about the significance of her role in the ceremony. Knowing how special this job is will motivate them to do a fantastic job. Kids enjoy knowing that they have a significant role to play in such an important event. The more you can do to make them excited about walking down the aisle, the more likely they are to enjoy and fully participate. Before the wedding, speak with the child’s parents and have them hype up the child’s “special job” in the days leading up to the ceremony.

Spend time together 

While most little girls would love to be a flower girl in a ceremony, walking down the aisle in front of a crowd is bound to be nerve-wracking. Set aside sometime a few weeks before the wedding to do something fun with your flower girl alone. This will help put her at ease and show her that you can be trusted.

Get her gifts and treats 

Bribes are irresistible to children of all ages! Enlist a parent or a member of the bridal party to hold a treat at the front of the aisle if you are working with younger children. In theory, the goodies will distract the child during the process, causing them to focus all of their energy on obtaining the item. If you are working with older children, a parent can promise to give them a prized toy after the wedding if they behave well during the processional. Give your flower girl a small gift as a token of appreciation for her attendance at your wedding on the day of the wedding. Though there are many different options out there, a sparkling necklace or a cute pair of shoes will not only bring delight but also make her look extra cute while walking down the aisle.

Schedule some downtime 

Little kids may quickly become exhausted due to the unfamiliarity and fast pace of wedding day functions. Make sure they have some downtime during the big day. This is especially important if you plan to have small children present for any pre-ceremony photos. In a nutshell, the less time you have to spend taking pictures before the wedding, the better your chances of getting a cooperative ring bearer or flower girl.

Keep them busy 

Let’s face it: most small children are utterly bored during a wedding, including in the moments leading up to the ceremony. Distractions like an iPad to play on before the ceremony can help deal with this boredom. You can also keep snacks on hand to avoid hunger tantrums. Stick to foods like string cheese, fruit, crackers, and puffs that are easy to transport and won’t make a mess.

Help her to feel included 

Including your flower girl in all of the pre-wedding functions with you and the girls will help her feel more involved in the festivities while also calming her nerves. Just make sure that if she gets her hair done, you choose a style that is easy to recreate. Sitting in the stylist’s chair for hours on end can be exhausting for young children. In the event of an emergency, her parents should always be nearby.

Co-ordinate the flower girl look 

Consider having the flower girl’s outfit coordinate with you or the wedding party when planning what she will wear. If your bridesmaids have updos, give her one as well. If you are getting your makeup done professionally, add a little glitz to her look. This will make her feel more included in the group and put her at ease!

Everyone loves watching a cute-as-a-button flower girl make her way down the aisle during a wedding ceremony, but a lot goes into making this little one feel comfortable and included in your nuptials. Every bride has her ideas for what their flower girl should do, but she usually walks down the aisle in front of the bride or maid of honor, scattering rose petals in their path. Because many venues no longer allow petals to be strewn across the floor, modern flower girls often carry a basket of flowers or a miniature bouquet instead. After the flower girl has walked down the aisle, her main responsibilities include looking adorable and posing for wedding photos. During the ceremony, older flower girls may stand at the altar with the bridesmaids, while younger flower girls usually sit with their parents or grandparents.

Including the little girls in your big day is a fun wedding tradition as these adorable kids not only make some amazing wedding photo ops but also come with a big responsibility of preparing the wedding aisle with flower petals for the bride’s grand entrance. Having a flower girl at your wedding ceremony is not just another wedding party role that needs to be filled up. It is said that the smallest members of the wedding party tend to have a big impact on creating some of the most memorable wedding moments. The role of a flower girl can be a relatable experience for all your guests as she walks down the aisle carrying flower petals or blowing bubbles, which will go a long way to bind the guests with a sense of innocence that comes with the inclusion of these little ones. The flower girl’s role also reminds everyone present at your wedding ceremony of something as pure as the love between the to-be married couple.

The flower girls and ring bearers are the cutest members of your wedding party. It may seem impossible to get a small child to walk down the aisle without crying or throwing a tantrum. From the perspective of the children, consider the following: They are asked to walk down a pathway while tossing flower petals or holding a pillow in front of dozens of people who are staring and taking photos. Can you blame them if they are having stage fright? Fortunately, the above-mentioned flower girl tips are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that your young guests have a wonderful time on the big day. These ideas and tips can be great to get your flower girl to walk down the aisle like a little fairy and pull everyone’s heartstrings!

Incredible ways to Have the Perfect Wedding Cocktail

Incredible tips to host an easy-breezy cocktail hour on your wedding day to leave a lasting impression on all your wedding guests! Cheers!

Incredible tips to host an easy-breezy cocktail hour on your wedding day to leave a lasting impression on all your wedding guests! Cheers!

 

 

No matter how incredibly skilled you are at hosting cocktail parties, when it comes to wedding day cocktail hour, trust us it is not a cakewalk! There are endless things that need to be considered amongst the long list in order to host a memorable and perfect wedding cocktail hour celebration! Apart from deciding on the vendors and finalizing your wedding guest lists, there are other things that you need to consider. The most important part, when it will be your cocktail hour, is that you won’t be even there for most of it (or maybe any of it) completely depending on your professional photography timeline! So, in short, you won’t be able to play host(ess) the way you would do for any other cocktail hour celebration!

But, you need not stress away! We have got you covered! With just a little pre-planning and nice personalized and simple pro tips, hosting a perfect cocktail hour will surely be an easy-peasy task for you. All you have to do is to employ these easy points mentioned below, and we can assure you that you will have an easy-breezy cocktail hour that your wedding guests will enjoy and remember for the rest of their lives!

Go, Al Fresco, If You Can

If your wedding reception venue has a unique annex or a lovely outdoor space, then congratulations you are in luck! All you have to do is to use the entire space mainly during your cocktail hour! Your cocktail hour is the best time to make use of the entire venue space in every possible way! Well, your cocktail hour is the perfect time for all your wedding guests to mingle and catch up, relish the ambiance, adore the settings, and take a chill pill before the party kicks into full gear! So, make use of all the expansive space that your reception wedding venue has to offer! Balconies, patios, rooftops, poolside… every space can be utilized to the best and to the fullest to have a perfect wedding cocktail hour! If you are planning a romantic and classic outdoor wedding reception celebration then you just got lucky. An outdoor celebration immediately sets the entire party tone while making the entire setting more inviting and romantic! Keep the space available throughout the celebration, so that all your wedding guests can step out for some fresh air or a quick phone call later on!

Comfy Seating Is a Big “YES”

Well, for many of your wedding guests, your wedding cocktail hour will be all about standing and walking around while mingling and having some interesting convos, but some of your wedding guests will want to take a comfy seat while savoring every sip of the fine wine or whisky in their glasses! To offer the perfect combination of both the words, all you have to do is not overcrowd your wedding cocktail hour space with chairs all over the place! Just leave enough space for standing spots and for walking while adding some really comfy seats or by creating a lounge area!

When it comes to seating, there are endless and creative ways to do it! Not only will these creative ideas definitely elevate the entire seating arrangement in order to make your cocktail hour a perfect celebration but will also look stunning in all your wedding videos and photos! You can create some really unique and yes, of course, comfortable seating, just by using the combination of high tops and regular height tables, along with some lounge furniture, low chairs, barstools, floor pillows, and poofs! This way you will be able to give your cocktail hour a different feel than your classic sit-down reception dinner! If you are planning a winter wedding and looking ahead to adding a cozier vibe, you can consider building a virtual outdoor living room with comfy armchairs, rugs, and vintage end tables!

Music To Soothe the Ambiance

As most of your wedding guests will be busy talking, sipping, and snacking during your cocktail hour, bringing in some mood music will surely elevate the mood of the entire ambiance and the crowd too! Adding some soulful music is another simple yet classic way to have a perfect cocktail celebration on your wedding day! Since it is not a casual and upbeat dance party yet, keep the volume turned down and the vibe mellow so that all your wedding guests can chat with ease and savor every sip of the wine in full delight! It does not matter whether you have planned a lively DJ to keep the vibe and energy high throughout your wedding reception, but just for the cocktail hour, slow it a bit down to resonate with the calm and composed ambiance of the cocktail hour! You can consider hiring a jazz trio, quartet, or acoustic guitarist to set a completely unique, distinct, and intensely romantic mood for your memorable cocktail hour! Summing everything up, providing your wedding guests with some really delightful mood music is surely an integral part of hosting a really fabulous cocktail hour that your wedding guests will never forget!

Over-Stocking the Bar & Hiring Plenty of Bartenders is a Good Move

A perfect cocktail hour is all about enjoying drinks and having a good time with each other! With cocktails all around, we are pretty much sure that your wedding guests would be able to get their drinks quickly and without a hassle! It will be an easy breeze for them! The reason we are emphasizing so much on hiring more bartenders is if you won’t hire enough bartenders and don’t stock the bar, there might be chances that your cocktail hour celebration might fall flat pretty quickly! Just imagine the scenario of waiting in a long bar line for an entire hour? Not a good-looking scene, right? As we all know, bad bar service always results in unhappy wedding guests! So, in order to avoid this rookie mistake, all you have to do is to hire two bartenders for about every 75 wedding guests and stock the bar with plenty of liquors, mixers, and supplies! As it never hurts to have some extra, because running out is quite embarrassing, which we are pretty sure you don’t want if you have a planned perfect cocktail celebration in your mind!

If you have planned to serve bottled beer to all your wedding guests, we wanna recommend that you consider placing individual bottles in a big and fancy tub with different shapes of ice cubes and leaving plenty of beer keys for all your wedding guests giving them the option of self-serving! There should not be any reason for your wedding guests to wait in line for a bartender to pop open a bottle of beer! If you’re serving beer from kegs, however, leave it to the pros behind the counter.

Stylish Cocktail Hour Celebration is a “GO”!

We can’t deny the fact that you and your sweetheart had spent ages choosing the reception venue and then some good time to finalize the reception decor to have a memorable and picture-worthy celebration! With these things sorted, don’t let your cocktail hour celebration go by the wayside, especially if you have planned it in a separate and panoramic space! Consider bringing in small centerpieces and some aromatic votive candles to style the ambiance as the combination of these two together offers a great way to finish off the room on a romantic note! For example, if you are planning a cocktail hour under the striking city skyline, followed by an indoor wedding reception in an opulent ballroom, don’t be afraid to vary the decor of the ambiance! Take advantage and make the best use of the natural foliage offered by mother nature. Bring in some string wide ribbons and colorful banners with some lovely string lights from the tree branches to illuminate the entire setting making it cozier and extremely romantic! Well, you can also consider setting up some chic and unique floral installations near the entrance to make a that will leave all your wedding guests in great amazement! These kinds of unique ideas will also give our professional wedding photographers and videographers endless opportunities to capture your wedding day in the best and most creative frames!

A Resonating Cocktail Hour Decor Theme is Must!

Well, the color palette, centerpieces, and the entire table setting always set the theme for a wedding celebration and also the wedding reception! But, if you are planning to host your cocktail hour in a separate location or outdoors, you must try something different when it comes to the decor! You definitely do not need to make all your wedding guests wear leis and Hawaiian-themed shirts, but you can consider serving the tropical cocktails out of coconuts, and some chips with fresh papaya and mango salsa! All your need to do is take your cocktail hour celebration theme to the next level just by expanding it to your music and decor! Step up and twist your decor game and experience the magic through naked eyes and also in the wedding photos and videos! Ease out the whole decor game and just hire a mariachi band and set up some handmade guacamole and churro stations for some extraordinary elements to the overall decor! Or you can simply just have a jazz pianist and singer perform throughout the celebration and consider decorating with some different and chic art deco-style chandeliers and a bold black and white color palette! All-time classic and chic!

Don’t Forget about Signature Cocktails and Non-Alcoholic Drinks!

Well, it is absolutely true that having on-demand liquors behind the bar is important, but don’t forget about those of your wedding guests who prefer non-alcoholic drinks! Make sure there are enough signature cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages for everyone so that they don’t miss out on any moment of your cocktail hour celebration! If you are planning an outdoor summer wedding, make sure you have got a few drink selections for non-drinkers, too! For summer weddings, try water infused with cucumber, melon, and mint with lots of ice to allow everyone to relish the summer vibes in full swing! If a winter wedding celebration is on your mind, try serving cozy and seasonal, like hot apple cider with some cinnamon sticks! The bottom line is that just offer more than just water and soda to all your wedding guests by having at least one mocktail on the menu! All you need to do is work with your caterer or mixologist to come up with something inventive and really chic like a mix of grapefruit and orange juices, or a little coconut milk and a small scoop of orange sherbet on top!

Scrumptious Bites Are a Must Add On!

We know that it’s your cocktail hour menu, but we just want to say that make sure it must be diverse enough so that all your wedding guests can enjoy at least one appetizer to the fullest! If you think you just got lost where to begin, touch on the major tastes: just serve something slightly salty, sweet, bitter, and savory! Keep on offering various other dishes to complement the signature cocktail drinks! Make sure you have kept a note of all the special diets or allergies ahead of time to ensure that everyone has something to enjoy! As a twist and something different, you can consider going ahead and offering all your wedding guests something sweet before they all sit down for the reception dinner! You don’t need to spoil their appetite for what’s to come (so save the chocolate ganache for later), but don’t forget to offer a seasonally sweet treat, like a fruit tart or lemon sorbet, which could be the perfect palate cleanser before the final dinner. You can also forgo typical utensils entirely by offering all bites on edible spoons or in mini crispy cones.

Source of Entertainment is Mandatory to Keep the Celebration Alive

It’s your cocktail hour celebration, so, don’t let the name cocktail hour get you or anyone on the guestlist confused! This part of your wedding day celebration can also include fun activities, games, and endless entertainment along with cocktails and conversations! In fact, it is a great way to keep your wedding guests entertained throughout the celebration. Fun activities and games will give all your wedding guests something to do, especially to those who are quite less comfortable in social situations or just don’t know anyone at the wedding! If you are planning your memorable cocktail hour celebration in the great outdoors, you can consider lawn games such as horseshoes, corn hole, and some others that you think your guests will enjoy to the fullest. And if you are thinking of having your cocktail hour inside, you can consider bringing in a photo booth or a caricature artist on hand to create some really unique and hilarious portraits. Just one thing to remember, don’t be afraid to get creative in order to find something that perfectly fits your style and budget and can make your cocktail hour a memorable celebration for all your wedding guests!

Bring on Personalized Details and Touches

Personalize, personalize, and personalize and don’t let these words go out of your mind if you actually want to host a memorable and perfect cocktail hour for all your wedding guests to remember for years to come! From monogrammed napkins to personalized koozies, or straws with DIY flags, there are indeed endless ways through which you can incorporate personal touches and also bring in your personality or your wedding theme into the cocktail hour celebration alive in the best way possible. Just because it is the in-between time between the two main celebrations on your wedding day, that simply does not mean that it should be generic and not extraordinary! Adding your personalized details and personal touches is nothing but a great way to give all your wedding guests a little peek at what’s coming during the wedding reception celebration!

Summing up, everything! These unique and simple ideas will definitely elevate and step up your cocktail hour celebration game. We can assure you that with these tips, not only you will be able to host a memorable cocktail hour, but your wedding guests will have something to actually talk about for years to come! Cheers!