Must-Haves for a 2019 Wedding
If you are tying the knot this year, this is such a fun time getting ready for the best day of your life. In the months leading up to your wedding day, you want to do what you can to make it as special as it can be. Check out these must-haves for a wedding in 2019!
Most importantly, you can’t have a great wedding with no way to capture it. When you are entrusting someone to document the most important day you’ll ever need photographs of, you want to make sure you do your research. Check out the galleries on a photographer’s site to look into their previous work so you can get a feel for their style and quality to help make your decision. Hiring a professional for the day is something you won’t regret.
When you’re planning a wedding, it can be easy to go with the latest trends that everyone else is dying for. Remember that you’ll want to look back at your wedding as an elegant, timeless day in your lives. The last thing you want to do is wonder what you were thinking when you file through pictures 20 years from now. Focus on simple, timeless details that will never go out of style, and don’t go overboard with trendy decor.
A Honeymoon Plan
You don’t want to forget the honeymoon with your wedding date quickly approaching. If you haven’t already, make a plan for your honeymoon trip for you to relax and enjoy life as newlyweds. Book an all-inclusive cruise for the two of you to kick your feet up, enjoy the sun, and revel in the culture and food surrounding you.
Inclusive Food Options
In the year of 2019, not all of your guests will be able to eat the same two options you have available. Whether you’re doing a buffet or a sit-down dinner, be sure to include alternative food choices for your guests who might have a different diet. Try out a vegetarian menu for your loved ones (and veggie photographers like me) who don’t eat meat, or see if your caterer can include a vegan option in your buffet to accommodate everyone. You don’t want your guests to be starving during your wedding and have to leave early just because your food was limited.
While cupcakes and ice cream sundaes and a trolley filled with sweets have been the wedding dessert trend in the past few years, why not go back to the traditional cake option at your reception? If you’re not a fan of how ordinary this idea can be, try out a unique wedding cake that represents your style a little more. And if you can’t seem to let go of the dessert bar, consider having bags of candy as favors for your guests to take some of the sweetness home with them!
Fun Reception Games
As much as you want all of your friends and family crowding around you on the dance floor dancing to all the latest hits, not everyone is going to have the moves to keep up. You’ll want options to keep your non-dancing guests entertained throughout the night. Set up a series of wedding games for your guests to enjoy. You can utilize the outdoor space at your venue by setting up yard games like cornhole and ring toss, or you can play a game the whole group will love, like the shoe game. Your loved ones will appreciate the extra fun they get to have!
Congratulations to all of the couples getting married in 2019, and contact me to enquire about your future wedding photography needs.