How to have the glamorous wedding of your dreams in 2023
It’s all over TikTok and it’s every second photo you see on Pinterest, glam weddings are taking over in 2023! If you want that look, without the hefty price tag, don’t worry girl- we’ve got you!
I have compiled the ultimate how-to list for you to create your glamorous wedding, but don’t be fooled, a glam wedding can be done on a budget. It all comes down to the finer details, from statement dresses, classic flowers, choice of venue, or what kind of photography you have, it all adds up to one hell of a glamorous night!
Choosing the right venue is the first step to having the glam wedding you have spent years of your life dreaming about. This sets the whole scene for the event and all of your other choices will depend on what kind of venue you decide on. A glamorous wedding venue could be a stunning ballroom with marble flooring, a chateau in France (heaven!), a beautiful hotel or a venue space that screams ~glamorous girlies come this way~ like Gabbinbar Homestead.
Live wedding band
What is more glamorous than changing into your reception dress (glam brides MUST have options!) and dancing the night away to a live band?! Make it a live jazz band and you have met the glam wedding brief! Music is one of the best ways to set the mood for your big day, and a live jazz band will create the perfect backdrop for a night to remember.
Classic wedding car
Arrive, or leave in style with a classic wedding car. This could be a Rolls-Royce, Bentley or Jaguar to make you feel like a princess (or prince!) for the day. After a more vintage vibe? Look at getting a 1950’s convertible! This a stunning way to enhance your day and provide the perfect backdrop for your romantic photos
Flash or film photography
To get that true vintage glam look, you will see a lot of couples in 2023 rewinding to 1999 and choosing the raw and real feel of flash photography for stunning portraits or old-school film for the imperfect shots that freeze those perfect moments in time. If you want to DIY your film photography, get disposable cameras for every table and let your guests do away with their iPhones and go wild capturing the fun moments on the night the way their parents used to.
Photos in unique places
The glamorous theme doesn’t stop at your venue. Try taking your wedding photos in unique places that are totally Insta-worthy, like a stunning hotel foyer, an art gallery or a vineyard! Take your photos on film and you have the perfect combination of raw and beautiful photos set against the perfect backdrop.
Your big day starts from the moment you send out your save the dates so why not set the scene for your guests by sending them a uniquely designed save the date by yours truly or a beautiful invitation sealed with a wax seal for a touch of vintage romance. Keep your glamorous theme going throughout your wedding day by choosing a red, gold or black and white theme for your welcome signage, place cards and drinks sign.
Wedding Dress or Suit
A stunning and timeless wedding dress is your opportunity to go all out! There are plenty of glamorous options to suit your taste, like a ballgown, beaded gown or a lace gown with long sleeves for the vintage look or if you really want to take it up a notch why not go for a dress made from head to toe glitter and sequins or opt-out of the classic white and go for gold (literally!) and embrace your inner Great Gatsby with a gold dress. Dresses not ya thing? Class it up while still being able to drop it like it’s hot on the d-floor with a wedding pantsuit or jumpsuit! For the boys (don’t worry I haven't forgotten about them!) a velvet tux, printed tux or dark
If you’re looking for the perfect wedding shoes, a stunning pair of white heels with a touch of pearls (or even white feathers!) will make a big statement. You can save a few $$$ but DIYing the addition of pearls or feathers to your heels of choice. Your wedding shoes should be anything but boring and it’s all in the little details!
Want to try something a little different to add that touch of glamour and romance? Try a cascading bouquet of white orchids or for something truly breathtaking, instead of chandeliers hanging from the ceiling opt for a hanging floral installation, it will make your guests stop in their tracks and your venue will smell 10/10!
Drinks on arrival
Your guests can toast to the happy couple with a drinks-on-arrival option that suits all budgets. A champagne tower, while relatively simple to set up, will make a big statement when your guests arrive or take it to the next level with a floral champagne wall where hidden waiters hand your guests their drink, a truly magical experience! If champagne ain’t your cup of tea try creating your signature cocktail, and adding your initials on top will make sure your arrival drink is a showstopper.
Lots of candles
I mean LOTS of candles! Candles create the ultimate romantic ambience and can set the mood for a glamorous night on a budget. Head to your local Ikea to pick up a bunch of different size candles and glass holders for your wedding dinner by candlelight that looks amazing for little cost.
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