While there are so many fun areas to be creative in designing a wedding, these are five key areas that I love to focus on with my couples to elevate the wedding design and provide "wow factors" for the guests. Read on to hear more from Tyler Speier Events.
As I work with each couple, I try and choose five (or more) key focal points that we focus on in their design. By putting a little extra time and effort (and creative energy) into these items, I find the entire design is elevated and gives more of a “wow” factor.
1) The Bride’s Bouquet.
Now, this may be an unpopular wedding opinion, but all the other personal flowers (bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres, etc.) don’t actually make a huge visual impact on your wedding design. However, the bride’s bouquet is in the center of every photo and says a lot about the bride and her style. Make the bouquet unique, special, and full. And, make sure it complements the dress.
2) The Wedding Arch (or ceremony focal).
Yes, I love flower aisles. Yes, I love large urns with flowers on welcome drink tables, etc. I pretty much just love flowers everywhere. But, one of the most important floral arrangements on your wedding day will be the one that frames you when you say “I Do” - that’s the heart of your wedding anyways, right? From a lush arch with florals to a low grounded arrangement and everything in between, spend extra time (and allocate your budget accordingly) to make your ceremony a “wow” moment for you and your guests.
3) The Head Table (or Sweetheart Table).
This is where you will eat your first meal as a married couple. I love incorporating a large statement floral piece to the head table design - from a hanging arrangement to a flower wall behind the table, a suspended arrangement to extra candles and flowers, make that table shine as a focal point from all the other tables. This head table has a lush full-length arrangement of whimsical blooms, taper candles, and an incredible specialty linen from La Tavola. The look is completed with ghost chairs and hand-painted calligraphy details.
4) Escort Cards.
Everyone will need to find their seat before dinner, and a lovely, well-thought-out escort card display will make the transition from cocktails to dinner feel even more festive! This escort card display has warm beverages for guests as they meander to their table assignments.
5) The Bar Area. Everyone visits the bar.
So make it beautiful. In this design, we styled the bar area with a lounge + the wedding cake. Now, I could go on with all the other fun places to make your design count (lounges, dessert, guest dining tables, etc.), but I’ve found that by focusing on the five items above, the rest of the design naturally falls into place.