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Luxury weddings are often seen as a symbol of extravagance, with no detail left unconsidered. From the venue(s) to the décor, every element is carefully chosen to create an unforgettable experience for the couple and their guests.
When it comes to luxury weddings, the couple and the guests expect nothing but the best. They want to be completely relaxed, entertained, and surrounded by beauty and their loved ones. From top-notch catering and specialty bar services to live entertainment and lush floral arrangements, guests expect a high-end experience that leaves them feeling completely immersed in a luxe experience for not only the entire wedding day, but often the entire weekend.
Your First Step in Hosting a Luxury Wedding
So, what does it mean to host a luxury wedding? One way to ensure that a luxury wedding meets your expectations is by hiring a wedding planner. Top-named wedding planners specialize in creating extraordinary events. When booked for full service planning and design, they manage everything from finding the perfect venue to coordinating vendors and managing the timeline as well as ensuring your dream aesthetic comes to life. With a wedding planner onboard, couples can relax and enjoy the planning process, confident that their dream wedding is in perfect hands.
Dresses in Luxury Weddings
Another icon of high-end weddings is the dress. Many luxury brides opt to wear multiple dresses (or even a jumpsuit!) throughout the day, changing their look to coordinate with different parts of the weekend. From a traditional ceremony gown to a more modern reception dress, multiple outfits can add a sense of glamour and fun to the day. This is a growing trend that is so fun for photos and while it might not seem sustainable at face value you can make it more sustainable if the 2nd (and 3rd) outfit changes are pieces you can wear again (think chic white midi or mini dresses).
Gen Z and Millennial Luxury Weddings
While some couples are merely interested in throwing as much money at their wedding weekend as possible with no interest in personalizing the event (no judgment here!), there is certainly a growing movement among Gen Z and millennial luxury couples in America to make their wedding feel more like them. This can be achieved by incorporating personalized elements into the décor, such as favorite colors, meaningful objects, or unique design elements. Think custom watercolor cocktail or dinner menus with a portrait of the location you first met or of your beloved pet as the backdrop for the food/drink text.
As more Gen Z are becoming marriage age, we will continue to see a shift in the luxury wedding sphere. Luxury weddings won’t disappear, though we will continue to see more and more “organic luxury” weddings (like actor Sophia Bush’s) with slightly smaller guest counts. Gen Z in general are increasingly conscious of the environmental and social impact of their choices. Luxury weddings that focus on experiences rather than flashy, glam aesthetics may appeal more to Gen Z couples who want to create a meaningful and sustainable event.
It’s All About the Experience
Hosting a luxury wedding is all about creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To go above and beyond for the experience, you’ll want to personalize the wedding experience for each guest by adding unique touches such as customized welcome bags, handwritten notes, or personalized favors. If the wedding takes place in a unique destination, ensure there is a customized itinerary planned for the weekend and exciting experiences suggested to the guests during their downtime in their welcome materials that focus on the culture of the city.
While guests expect the best of the best, it’s important to remember that the event should also reflect the personality and preferences of the couple. With the help of a wedding planner, unique design elements centered around the couple, and a focus on creating a relaxed and cohesive theme, a luxury wedding can be a truly unforgettable experience for all involved.