Planning a Victorian-themed wedding is something that requires careful preparation and the willingness to spend a few bucks. Since you would need the bygone days factors, you must also be careful with your decorations, attire, favors and invitations.
Check out these useful tips that will set the Victorian mood on your big day.
Choose between over-all Victorian theme or mere resemblance of the Victorian era
First and foremost, you must decide between including certain elements in your wedding that align with the Victorian wedding theme. For example, you could highlight them them with the bride or grooms wedding attire and not in the decoration.
The wedding venue
Remember that among the biggest factors towards the achievement of a true Victorian theme wedding is the ceremony and reception. Finding an actual Victorian house or inn that has the spirit of the era may be difficult, however, consider a Victorian inspired inn or even a garden as your reception only ensures that this would be accessorized with plant arrangements and garden designs typical with this period.
Ensure also that there is a grand chandelier to witness your wedding day. Without this, your wedding would never be Victorian. But, if you prefer not to use a chandelier or two, you might look into the option of setting luxurious candelabras for a more casual look.
Choose your wedding attire
Victorian styled-wedding gown have always been pure white with high neck and long sleeves. This style is elegant indeed when combined with a pair of lace gloves and a sixpence in the shoe. Keep jewelries into their barest but don’t forget to add a brooch at the neck or a veiled hat to keep with the Victorian flavor.
The groom would look best with a cutaway tuxedo and exceptionally large boutonnieres. You can also ask your guests to wear something Victorian in style. To keep the flavor oozing, we suggest that some of the pictures be made black and white.
Choose your wedding cake
Intend that your wedding cake be elaborately designed and majestic. An imposing image of a cake would surely accentuate the whole theme. Orange blossoms have always been a favorite topping but of course you could look for newer flavors that would emphasize the merging of one tradition with that of another.
Choose your wedding favor
Rosemary is among the most favorite Victorian wedding favor. This could be delivered in so many ways so long as the basic feature is the rosemary. Victorian frames and teacups would also be chic choices for a Victorian wedding favor.
What’s so nice with this theme is that you could let your imagination play with the possibilities presented by the era. A little research will help you see more of the possibilities.