As destination wedding planners here on the gorgeous island of Maui, we know how overwhelming it can be to plan your wedding from thousands of miles away. With the abundance of inspiration blogs and wedding magazines at your fingertips, the urge to splurge can be irresistible! We are here to guide you with this fun blog post on wedding details that are definitely worth the splurge and of course we are here help you save on other items without compromising style. Take a look at our suggestions below and let us know your thoughts, we have tons of other ideas for you as well but here are our top 5 wedding upgrades that are definitely worth the splurge:
ONE: Upgrade Your Wedding Arch
Your wedding arch will be the focal point of your wedding ceremony. It’s where you and your beloved will vow to love each other for the rest of your lives, your first kiss as husband and wife will be under this arch which means it will be immortalized in your wedding images for the rest of your lives. What better place to splurge than on this structure that can be customized to any kind of decor that your heart desires. Yes, we’ve all seen the traditional white arch, and it’s lovely, but take a look at the inspiration images below and just imagine how gorgeous something like a driftwood arch dripping in gorgeous flowers or a circular wedding window surrounded with lush blooms with the Pacific ocean in the background would look. Let’s come up with something special and uniquely your own, we promise you will not regret splurging on this element of your wedding decor. It can also be used after the ceremony for romantic photos after the sun goes down, how amazing is that!?
TWO: Create Gorgeous Place Settings with Specialty Linen + Flatware
Your table linen and place settings are a big factor in your overall wedding look, not to mention this is your wedding day, one of the most important dinners you’ll ever sit down to as husband and wife. This might be the only time that you’ll have all of your closest family and friends surrounding you at the same time. It’s a momentous occasion and having your table covered in sumptuous linen and elegant place settings will wow your guests and show how much love and care you’ve put into making sure that they enjoy this special night with the two of you. A gorgeously set table will instantly take your wedding look to the next level, it is a small splurge that will definitely make a lasting impression.
THREE: Send Your Guests Home Happy
After a full day of wedding festivities and hours of dancing, a great way to send your guests off for the night is to provide a little late night snack. Your guests will feel so appreciated and will happily welcome a sweet snack for the ride home. Our favorite idea is to have a gorgeous donut wall set up for your guests to help themselves to. Incorporate cute, customized paper bags with your names and wedding date on them and this can also double as an edible wedding favor. Going all out on your display with fresh flowers, custom signage and candles will add to the surprise and have your guests singing your praises.
FOUR: Create a Romantic Vibe with Lounge Seating
Creating a romantic seating area is not only a gorgeous element that adds to the overall look of your wedding but it will also make your non-dancing friends and family members happy. Providing a stylish lounge area for guests to mingle or relax with a cocktail will make your guests feel comfortable and will save them from sitting at the dinner table alone or awkwardly at the bar. Instead, they’ll be able to chill in style and you’ll have yet another prop for romantic photos after the ceremony, win-win!
FIVE: Treat Yourself with a Luxurious Bridal Bouquet
Let’s be honest, there will never be more eyes (or cameras) on you than on your wedding day. This is the one day that you will be the center of everyone’s attention and a gorgeous bouquet adds that extra bit of glamour and drama to your perfectly put together look. Our favorite look is the oversized wedding bouquet; wild, beautifully asymmetrical and gorgeously adorned with silk, flowing ribbon in a shade that compliments both your bouquet and your gown. You will create such an amazing visual impact with an oversized bouquet in any shade of flowers that you desire. You will never regret holding a spectacularly designed bouquet in your wedding photos, trust us!