If you are recently engaged and just started planning your wedding, this is a very exciting time. While you can keep it simple, some people love all of the fine details that come with planning the party of their lives. From custom printed wedding invitations to carefully orchestrated seating plans, even the smallest details in a wedding can make a big impact. As you get started shopping for dresses, and choosing a theme, you'll soon start to see that you can make your wedding as unique and beautiful as you are.
The Theme Is a Great Starting Point
The theme of your wedding is a great place to start. There are all kinds of themes, and you can simply base your wedding on a color scheme. Some people choose a beach themed wedding, while others go for a trendy, geek theme. Think about how you envision your wedding, and come up with your wedding theme. It doesn't have to be elaborate, but your theme is what you will base your other decisions on. To illustrate, consider that you have chosen the beach theme. Your next choices will all center around a beach theme to give your wedding a focus.
Beach Themed Invitations
To introduce your beach theme to your wedding guests, sending out custom printed, beach themed invitations is the first step. You can have a simple shell printed on your invitation, or you can invite guests to come barefoot as the wedding will be held on the beach. Set the theme in your custom invitations, and enjoy planning your other details around the invitation you create.
Reception Ideas to Match Your Theme
How you decorate your reception, including your place settings, will also reflect your theme. Using the beach theme for an example, you can have a basket of flip flops nearby for your guests to wear while dancing, and even set up a small sand area for any kids to enjoy while being at the wedding. Shells, candles and sand in almost any combination will work beautifully for your beached themed wedding.
As you plan your wedding day, try not to let yourself get overwhelmed. This is supposed to be enjoyable. If you find yourself worrying about the details, it's time to talk with a wedding planner about your options. While you may want everything to be perfect, the only real thing that matters is that you are marrying the love of your life. Everything else will fall into place.