There is a reason why they call it “your special day” – you want things to go over smoothly so you can enjoy this unique opportunity and celebrate your love. There are tons of excellent romantic ideas that people have come up with over the years, so it’s a good idea to learn from others and pick up a few tricks. If you’ve got the most important details down, but are still looking for some great romantic ideas to spice up your wedding ceremony and make it the very best it can be, then read on.
Have each of the tables represent a romantic moment you shared with your partner
Tables at the reception are generally designated by boring numbers, but what if you could make it more fun and romantic by mixing things up a bit? Write down the most significant and romantic moments of your relationship on large cards and place them on each table. This way people will be seated at the “First Kiss Table” or the “First “I Love You”” table, as opposed to the impersonal table 2 or table 8. You can have a bit of information about the moment in question along with the date on the card as well.
Candlelight at the reception
When the ceremony is over and everyone slowly fills up their seats at the reception venue, décor and lighting play a huge part in getting just the right romantic atmosphere. Traditionally the lights are dimmed as the happy couple’s first dance together as man and wife is announced, and this is a great opportunity to switch to candlelight and have a perfect little moment where it feels like it’s just the two of you in the world. There are also plenty of beautiful decorative candle sticks to choose from, which look great on the tables.
Rent a beautiful classic luxury car
Big flashy modern limos are all well and good, but for that sophisticated “Great Gatsby” feel you can always rent a mint condition classic luxury car from the early part of the twentieth century. Cars from the early thirties in particular have a certain mystique and charm about them that you don’t get anywhere else. Such rentals may get a bit expensive, and it’s best to be careful when going with vintage cars and check them out for yourself to be sure they are in good condition. The process of hiring such cars can be a bit confusing, but you’ll usually need enough cars to transport the most important people – the bride and groom, parents, groomsmen and bridesmaids.
Leave personalized messages for your guests
A great way to ensure that everyone remembers your wedding is to leave them with little personalized mementos. You don’t have to spend a whole lot of money here – some simple party favors and a personalized note for your guests should do the trick. It shows that you care and can be a source of fun conversations for years to come – “Hey Freddie, remember when we swore we wouldn’t come near girls in the 3rd grade? Well, I’m sorry to break a promise to an old friend, but believe me she’s worth it”.
Make a romantic time capsule
Nothing says love and commitment like leaving yourself a little present to open on your 10th anniversary. Get a nice wooden box and put in a few interesting items, like a bottle of fine wine, romantic notes and a small gift for your partner. You can even have several time capsules for the big 1 year, 5 year, 10 year and 20 year anniversaries and have the guests put in some notes and small gifts as well. You can then lock the capsules away and wait for the right moment to open them up again.
Create amazing wedding photographs by outlining shapes on the ground
Some wedding photographs tend to feel repetitive and lacking any flair – it’s just a bunch of people standing awkwardly still, with a smile or more often a weird fixed expression on their face. The way to make things more exiting, and fun for sharing on social media, is to outline shapes on the ground – think hearts with an arrow through them, interlocking circles or a symbol of something the two of you find significant – and have people stand on the lines to form the shape in group photographs.
Have a special choreographed first dance
This can take a bit of planning and some hard work before the wedding, but if done right will be some of the best fun you’ll ever have. Go to a professional choreographer at a dancing club and have them choreograph the perfect wedding dance for the two of you, depending on the music you like and your personality traits. Then when the time comes and all eyes are on you, instead of just slow dancing for a few minutes you break out into an awesome dance routine. You can even get the bridesmaids and the groomsmen.
Take a romantic break just for the two of you during the reception
The wedding ceremony and the reception can be fairly stressful for the young couple as there are a lot of things that have to be taken care of, and you don’t want anything to go wrong. Taking pictures with the guests, toasting, changing from the wedding dress into a dress better suited for dancing, etc. This is why it is a good idea to take a short break – say that the bride needs to go and change or that some minor details with the organization need to be sorted out and sneak away. Have a room ready for you at the venue where you can spend 15-20 quiet minutes alone with each other with some Champaign, flowers and chocolate.
When it comes to the perfect wedding everyone has their own ideas and preferences, but I do hope that you have liked these eight romantic ideas and that you were inspired by some of them.