Wedding season is in full swing, and brides and grooms are thinking about all of the planning. If you didn’t know, I’m a very environment driven person, so when the scene is right, it plays a big role in my mood. I really liked what Tina Brey has to say about thinking of the 5 senses when wedding planning.
Here’s what she has to say-
What people mean when they describe a wedding as being sensational, it’s that they had a lovely time, or the bride was looking stunning, or maybe there were yummy cakes at the reception. But what they tend to forget is that something that is sensational is something that interacts with your senses at a deeper level than anything you’ve experienced before.
Think about taking your guests on a journey of senses with surprises for the eyes, the nose, the ears, and the touch. You can give them a sensational taste too, but you’ll need to talk to your catering company for that!
Something For The Eyes
What makes a wedding memorable is the multitude of images: A stunning white dress for the bride, sophisticated gold chains for the groom, and maybe a breathtaking décor with coordinated colors and personal touches. In short, think of your wedding as if you were preparing a fashion show.
It’s important that everything looks at its place, from the dresses of your bridesmaids to the colors of the tablecloth. Make it a spectacle that will excite the eyes. This is a one in a lifetime chance, so do take the time to make it right and to review with your partner the color schemes and the materials that you choose to use.
Something For The Nose
It may be odd to say so but your wedding needs to smell good. This isn’t a silly statement. On the contrary, your brain has a high memory for olfactive sensations. At a personal level, this means that the choice of fragrance for the day is essential in how you and your partner will remember the wedding.
This is a low-key factor: Not every guest will get to smell your perfume, but they will all get to take part to the reception. This means that your choice of flowers and other scented elements, such as candles if you are looking at an evening party, is essential to creating the mood.
Something For The Ears
Can there be a wedding without music? Of course not! But it can be difficult to choose between songs that are meaningful to your couple and music that is suitable for a wedding reception. Your best bet is to combine a variety of sounds and styles and to create different scenes.
For example, you could have a 1950s revival with a handful of old rock songs before moving to another theme. It’s important to mix styles and tastes so that all your guests can identify with the music.
Something To Make You Shiver
Have you ever had that shiver that runs on your skin when you look at a beautiful scenery? This is exactly the sensation that you want your guests and yourself to experience when you get married. To put it in other words, the choice of your wedding location matters when you want to make it a journey of senses.
It’s about maximizing the surprise effect with setting a wedding in a beautiful landscape. From a Mexican beach to the country of Casanova, the world is full of places where every heartbeat has the potential of becoming a romantic memory. Treat yourself to a sensational wedding.
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.