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25/Sep/2020

5 wedding decor ideas infused with the local flair

Whether you are travelling to an exotic far off local, or planning to invite out of town guests to your current home, incorporate the flavors, sights and sound of the local culture to give your guests an enhanced personalized experience.

 

  1. Welcome Bags and favors

Set the tone of the wedding festivities with a welcome bag in their room or upon check in including a welcome drink, map of the venue, wedding itinerary, recommendations for restaurants within walking distance and a list of the main attractions to see while they are in town. Personalize your recommendations with your own favorite spots. Add local favorite snacks and beverages to give guests a preview of what is in store.

 

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  1. Choose a venue with a local character

During your venue search look for sites that genuinely connect with your guests, properties that retain the local charm but are also retrofitted with all modern comforts. An event is more fun when you create ties to the venue that all guests can share.

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  1. Decor

When planning your decorations, ask your designer to use locally inspired flowers, plants and other materials. Consider a fusion of styles – something contemporary you love with something purely local for a look that is unique to your wedding.

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  1. Customize your menu

Choose your menu basis the uniqueness of your wedding destination like the south Indians, for example, must have their parboiled rice and fish. You do not have to turn your entire wedding into a fiesta, simply request local ingredients throughout your menu, and sampler-size local delicacies as finger foods at your cocktail reception.

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  1. Entertainment

When it comes giving a complete experience to your guest, music and entertainment ties everything together. Panjabis’ love their their dhol, keeps the guests moving and is not something you see every day. Another more interactive form of entertainment could be incorporating artisans who are making a handicraft that you can send home with your guests or even a sketch artist to draw portraits.

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25/Sep/2020

Why is this pre-invitation so important?

It serves as a reminder for the guests to feed the date in their calendar but it is also the very first impression that you will leave on your guests.  There are a number of things you must keep in mind before you get your Save the Date designed, as it should be in line with the rest of the theme and the color scheme. Once you have finalized important details such as the venue, date and time of the ceremony, it’s time to send in the information to your loved once and keep them in loop.

If you want to be creative with your big announcement you can use one of these ideas to go beyond the norm and make your save the dates stand out.

 

  1. Photo Envelope Liner

Surprise your guests with a photo on the envelope liner instead of the card. It gives a fun and unexpected detail to your card to give a unique feel. Use a solid color liner around the envelope to make the picture stand out.

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  1. Lazer cut Cards

If you feel sending photos in your save the date would be too cliche, yet you do not want your announcement to be too simple, send in a lazer cut card that can be used as a fridge magnet or even a  bookmark.

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  1. Info-graphic timeline

It is a fun and modern way to incorporate your wedding story in the Save the Date Card. It also lets your guests experience the journey you both have taken together as a couple. This card can also be sent as soft copy attachment in the mail saving you the time and money that goes in getting the cards printed. The jpeg can be embedded to the email which can be linked to an online RSVP platform for their guests to confirm their presence at the wedding.

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  1. Layered Vellum save the Date

Add elegance to the Save the Date card with just a photo or a simple card with necessary details by layering it with a velum paper.  In order to add more glamour to the card, the information on the vellum paper can be foil printed, the paper then can be layered on top with a paper fastener.

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  1. Sending a goodie

Send in a goodie bag which not only reminds them of your special date when they receive it, but every time they use it. If you are an environment enthusiast, be the trend, send in a canvas bag and support the ban on plastic bags.

Image Courtesy: Wedding Bags by Meaghan