Have you ever been to an event where everything was perfect except one thing and couldn’t quite place your finger on what was wrong? Or perhaps it was a celebration but the music wasn’t upbeat or easy to dance to? Maybe also, you went to a reunion with your high school classmates and everything about the event was nostalgic. What is the difference between these events? The answer is simple- ambiance. It’s an intangible quality but it makes all the difference, doesn’t it?
Well, as you plan for your wedding, you would want to have the best ambiance. Depending on your objectives, you can use various things to bring out the right mood at your big event. Here are some creative ways to do this.
LIGHTING FOR ROMANCE
What better way to make your wedding more meaningful than to create a romantic ambiance? Not only will you enjoy the wedding more, you’ll also spread the love to your guests.
And how can you capture the feeling of love between two individuals and turn it into an atmosphere filled with romance, affection, and love for you and your guests to celebrate your special day and make memories that will last a lifetime? It may sound simple, but it all starts with the lighting.
Lighting is the key component of setting a romantic mood…
Cafe lights are an amazing and versatile way to create a warm glow. They can be used inside, outside, or in tents. Line the inside of a clear top tent with cafe lights to create the feeling of a starry night. For outdoor receptions, use cafe lights to light up paths and entrances and exits to ensure visibility for your guests safety.
Edison lights give off a vintage romantic feeling and are a unique lighting choice…For the final romantic touch, add greenery and florals from your florist. Read more at IES Productions
There are many other lighting styles that are sure to warm your ceremony. To make the most of them, consider meeting the venue owners to determine what they’ll offer and what you need to add.
MUSIC FOR VARIOUS MOODS
It is said that music has the ability to bypass the conscious mind without your permission. That means it can influence the feelings and set the mood at any event, including your wedding. Don’t miss out on this simple but powerful tool.
The key to keeping everyone happy while staying true to your own tastes as a couple is to present a varied, well-planned wedding playlist that contains romantic tunes as well as ultra-danceable hits. Most weddings have guests of all ages, so picking a few greatest hits from different decades (going back to the 1960s or even earlier) will ensure that older generations get up and jive as well. A wedding is a party, but it is also a celebration of love, so make sure to include at least one slow song after a series of four or five dance ones. Try to include a nice blend of rock, EDM, hip-hop, r&b and other genres you know are favored by many of your guests. Make sure to include a few of ‘your songs’, jazzing up the evening with a slide show of your favorite Instagram pics. Read more at Ur Design Mag
If you’re hiring a DJ, consider having a meeting to agree on the playlist. Or better still, if you can compile your own playlist, you won’t be disappointed by his choice of tracks.
There’s nothing that compares with a personalized wedding. This sets it apart from any other in such a way that it is unique to only you. Consider the unique details that as a couple you’d like to share with your guests.
Walk to nostalgia. As you walk down the aisle to the ceremony altar, play a tune that was meaningful while you were dating – even if it’s a fast or silly song.
Display family heritage. Honor your family or cultural traditions by including them in your wedding space. Use family photos, clothing, decor, and anything else that is important to you.
Create a custom drink. Set up a drink bar that serves all your favorites, whether it’s diet sodas or fancy cocktails. Send everyone home with cards that have the ingredients for a custom wedding-themed drink.
Play games. Create an area for your favorite games. Ball sports aren’t usually good for weddings – because people are in dressy clothes – but it’s easy to play cornhole, horseshoes, croquet, and other low-impact games. And it’s great for energetic kids! Read more at The Legends Golf Club
You’ll be a winner if you can hack a wedding ceremony ambiance that still feels as comfortable and casual as a hangout with friends.
All this would be meaningless if the bride and groom look anything less than perfect. That’s why at New York Bride & Groom of Columbia, we take no chances. Our sheer joy is in seeing brides and grooms dressed in designer attire. We also have accessories that make the look complete. Visit us today to see what we have in store for you!