From the Venue to the Dress: Everything You Need to Know
Weddings are something the Asian community take great pride in, so here’s how to make yours truly memorable.
A celebration of love, family and friendship, Asian nuptials are all about creating unforgettable memories. Asian weddings are some of the biggest, boldest and most brilliant celebrations out there. As a result, they take some serious planning. The outfits, the venue, the food, the music – there’s just so much to keep track of. If you’re planning your very own Asian wedding and aren’t quite sure where to start, don’t worry! Here you’ll find everything you need to know about organising and pulling off the wedding of the year.
Set the date
Firstly, congratulations are in order! You’re getting married and no doubt you’re incredibly excited about your big day. If you want it to be a big success, the key is to start planning as soon as possible. Start keeping track of your ideas, and settle on a date. Once you’ve got a date, it’s time to think about where you want to hold your wedding. An Asian wedding marquee is a great idea if you’re holding a party outdoors. If you work with a marquee hire company who have plenty of experience when it comes to Asian weddings, then they’ll be able to create something that meets the demands of your big day.
Dressed to impress
For a bride, the most important part of her wedding day is the dress. Asian wedding dresses are beautiful to behold, with luxurious fabrics and incredible detailing. Many brides can’t find a dress that they like in a shop, so opt to have their gown made instead. A growing number of women want to have a dress that’s made with traditional methods that dressmakers in the UK don’t have – so have their dress sewn by someone in the country their family originate from. This results in a dress that doesn’t just look beautiful, but has a really personal connection for the bride. If you’re having your dress made overseas, do so at least 8 months before your wedding day to allow time for any changes.
Food glorious food
Asian weddings have big guest lists, so catering is a priority. Start planning your menu early, and account for any guests with extra dietary requirements or who may not be familiar with Asian cuisine. Think about whether you will have a sit down meal or a buffet too. Don’t forget the cake either! If you want to push the boat out and have a large cake, talk to a professional cake maker who will be able to come up with something incredible.
Keep track of your ideas
Last but not least are those special finishing touches. Table decorations, music, hair and makeup – you know, those little details that will make your big day truly unforgettable. Keep a wedding folder full of ideas for these kind of things. Cut out magazine articles, print pictures off and write down anything else that comes to mind. This little treasure trove of inspiration will come in handy when you’re coming to the final stages of your wedding planning.
Enjoy your special day
Planning a wedding is hard work, there’s no doubt about that. It will all be worth it in the end though when you’re sharing an incredible day with your nearest and dearest. So start planning early and just enjoy the process of trying on dresses, visiting venues and sampling food. It’s a hugely important time in your life, and it should be as stress-free as possible. By planning efficiently, you can look forward to an awesome Asian wedding.