You want your wedding to be an unforgettable experience, for everything to come together just right to make it magical. The details will be different for every couple, but for many luxury is the ideal. Often that means a wedding to wow their guests—from the décor, to the food, to the amenities. But a luxury wedding should be just as much about you and what you want from your wedding. With all of the planning that a wedding involves, it may not be obvious where to start with making your wedding everything you want it to be. Here are our tips for creating a luxury wedding experience.
What does “luxury” mean to you?
For many couples “luxury” means an elegant ambience with lots of amenities. But that’s definitely not all that goes into making a wedding luxurious. It can often be the little details that make up the day, especially when it comes to your surroundings.
Rafi Hovagimian, the owner of De Luxe Banquet Hall in Burbank, California, helps couples realize their dream of a luxury wedding on a daily basis. He advises that “it’s important to look for an environment that makes you feel special. Whether that means elegant draperies, beautiful décor, a huge dance floor, or all of it, it’s important to feel special within the walls of the place where you are starting your new life together.”
To that end, the right environment for your wedding may mean lots of space for your guests, beautiful lighting, and a convenient location. But if you’re still in doubt, you really can’t go wrong with Merriam-Webster’s definition of luxury: “a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort.” And to that, working with the right people, especially the right venue, can make all the difference.
Choosing a luxury venue
Of course, most couples want to find a venue that is just right for them. When it comes to choosing a luxury venue, however, there are some specific things you should look for. Finding the most ease and comfort you you and your guests can come down to finding a venue that offers convenience and excellent service in addition to being a beautiful setting.
Having everything you need in one location can make everything more comfortable for you and your guests. This is why so many couples choose a banquet hall or ballroom to celebrate their wedding. A luxury ballroom or banquet hall can provide the perfect synthesis of elegance and convenience.
For a luxury experience, a great banquet hall should provide a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, beautiful tables, chairs, and tableware; elegant décor, and the ability to customize your experience. And most importantly, they should have excellent staff to help with every step of creating your luxury wedding experience. According to Hovigman, “everything should be able to be matched to the couple’s preference, including the lighting, linens, and anything that is requested to be on the TV monitors”
More tips for a luxury wedding
There are a few other things to take into account when planning a luxury wedding:
- When it comes to the meal, Hovagimian says, “the best advice is for the couple to select what they love. After all, it’s their big day, so the food should reflect their preferences and background.”
- As for drinks, providing a signature cocktail is a great idea. “It’s a strong trend that doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon. It’s fun to create something especially for your guests to enjoy during the reception,” says Hovigman. You can expect a luxury venue to have a bar area and to work with staff capable of mixing drinks that will impress your guests.
- And don’t forget about the convenience of the location. “It’s very smart to select a venue that’s conveniently close by an airport and nice hotels, as well as fun things to do. If guests are coming from out of town, having everything nicely close by will save them money and enhance their experience,” Hovigman adds.
In the end, a luxury wedding is all about having a great experience for you and your guests, so that you will take home memories of an event worth remembering for a lifetime.