Let’s be honest… Whether you’re single, newly coupled up, or in a long-term relationship, it’s likely that at some point or another, you’ve imagined what your dream wedding will look like. I know that I certainly have. Though I’ve got no plans to tie the knot in the immediate future, I’ve spent plenty of time thinking about how my big day will pan out, and the elements that are most important to me.
The details have changed over the years, but as I’ve matured a little, I’ve worked out what’s really important to me, and what I’m simply not willing to compromise on. Here are a few things that are non-negotiable for my dream wedding…
A beautiful vintage gown
There are so many amazing pieces available in bridal shops up and down the country, and they cater to all budgets. I’ve always been a big fan of hunting down beautiful vintage pieces of clothing though, and I know that this is the route I want to take for my wedding dress.
I love the idea of finding a piece that’s already been on a journey, and being able to continue that by adding my own story. I love the idea that no one else will have the same dress, and the prospect of trawling charity and vintage shops until I find the right piece. If you want to do things differently too, check out the guidance on Confetti. Visit website and take a look through the guides – there’s no shortage of inspiration!
An intimate ceremony with my nearest and dearest
It’s so easy for your wedding guest list to get out of hand. Before you know it, you’re inviting people who you haven’t even seen for years and years, and you’ve blown a massive chunk of your budget. I’m determined to be mindful when it comes to who I’ll invite, and keep it to my very closest friends and family members.
This way, there’s less stress. Your wedding should be a day that you and your partner enjoy, and you shouldn’t feel obliged to invite practically everyone you’ve ever met.
A casual party that runs into the small hours
I love a good party. I love dancing, I love music, and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the beginning of married life than by having a good old shindig. I’ll ask my guests to contribute their favourite songs to a playlist, and I’ll make sure that I select a venue that allows the party to go on beyond midnight.
At this point in the day, I’ll also change into a pair of comfortable Converse trainers. They might not be the traditional partner to the vintage gown that I’ll be wearing, but comfort is key, and I want to be able to enjoy the dancing!
These days, it’s so easy to get carried away with your wedding plans. It’s important to keep in mind though that your nuptials can look exactly how you want them to. Whether you want to go super traditional or put your own unique spin on things, it’s all about creating an event that really reflects you and your partner.