Weddings are a perfect time to gather loved ones around to celebrate in your joy. You want the atmosphere to be just right, both for you as a couple, and for your guests. There are three simple do-it-yourself things you can do to create the joyous mood you want. Try these easy ideas to make your wedding scene perfect:
Aroma is a subtle yet powerful way to create an ambiance. Smells can evoke many moods and even help to ‘set’ memories in the brain. Use a blend of oils called Citrus Bliss to make your own essential oil candles. It’s such a happy, orange-creamsicle-type of smell. The wafting fragrance will enhance the moods of your guests, promoting a pleasant feeling for your big day. Scented candles are easy to make. A pretty jar, wax, essential oil, and a wick are the necessities to create a wonderful keepsake for your bridal party or to give as gifts to guests. These are a perfect reminder of your special day.
Sugar Coated Glasses
Whether you have an open bar or are strictly alcohol-free at your wedding, sugar-coated rims on the stemware add a nice touch to your beverages. Colored sugars can be made to match your wedding colors or reception areas. Dip the rim of pretty stemware in warm water and then into a shallow plate of the colored sugars. Twirl the glass slightly to coat the rim with the sweet treat. Not only does this add a lovely touch to the glasses, but it also adds a sweet taste to lemonades, unique cocktails and other beverages that your guests will enjoy. This little touch makes even a casual glass of fruit punch seem somehow fancier.
Blackboard Wedding Sign
Set the scene for a welcoming wedding and reception with a blackboard sign. A simple, framed blackboard on an easel can be a fun way to welcome guests. Sayings like ‘Welcome to the Wedding’ or ‘Today I Marry My Best Friend’ can be written in a variety of fonts. Or choose to use a plain blackboard and embellish it with a floral bouquet. Set it on an easel with directions for guests like ‘Cocktails in the Lounge’ or ‘Beer in the Barn.’ Add whimsy to your wedding scene by using a blackboard with your names and an Instagram hashtag for social media sharing.
Set the scene and enjoy your special day. For more helpful wedding day tips, check out our blog!