Even the most shabby-chic weddings are planned down to the last rose petal. A wedding is an orchestrated event for there is the requirement that no other day in the life of the bride-and-groom is happier. So why not embrace the premeditated festivity?
Your garments’ elements can be featured elsewhere in your wedding
There are so many elements of your modern wedding dress that can be incorporated into your wedding favours for the guests. The token that they take home will remind them that they were not mere onlookers during your special day. They were, and are, crucial constituents of the union that is the bride-and-groom. You are the theme, they are the theme, and everything is bound by mutual support which the celebration signifies.
Does your dress showcase a portion of intricate beadwork? Try to use similar beads to make simple bracelets for each of your guests. In 2017, this need not be exclusively for the ladies.
Perhaps you have chosen a champagne hue for your wedding dress. Classy choice! Mimic this beautiful look in your wedding favours: consider a small bottle of sparkling wine or champagne, a vial of olive oil to take home and use for cooking or a little pot of honey. “Thank you for bee-ing here!”
A good wedding dress shop will have dresses with lace and floral designs – these have a feminine and delicate, timeless appeal. Also, small flowerpots or envelopes filled with seeds make for quaint gifts. “Watch love grow!”
A silk or organza wedding dress lends itself to complementary wedding favours: give your guests silk or organza bags filled with aromatic tea leaves. This is particularly suited to an oriental-themed wedding.
If your dress has specks of silver, get creative and make CDs of the wedding playlist to give to each guest. Opt for the blank discs with reflective silver on one side and plain white on the other. Music elicits memory and guests can listen to the tracks, years from now, and think back fondly to a momentous day.
Golden embroidery on a dress would look stunning and bold. Let this boldness transcend. Give your guests chocolate coins in golden foil or a jar filled with popcorn kernels. It’s unique – and slightly quirky – yet uniform. You could even replicate your embroidery in the form of golden jewelry tattoos which are in fact all the rage at the moment.
A princess-style wedding dress might include hints of pink. Give your guests Himalayan sea salt in a tiny bottle, labelled “Love Spice” or even some rose bath salt in a clear container. A functional gift is a thoughtful one.
Layers and ruffles can make a wedding dress an artistic composition and you are indeed the day’s focal attraction. Give your wedding guests a petite box of facial tissues to dry their happy-tears.
Use these ideas as they stand or let them inspire an integrative way of thinking about your wedding and its symbolism.