With plenty of couples flocking to the countryside for those quaint rustic weddings, they just do not compare to the bright lights and electric sights of a city wedding. The buzz and excitement in the streets will get you and your guests energized from dawn until dusk.
Find the Heart of the City
To plan the big day that no one will soon forget, think about a central theme that will tie everything together. Every city has a unique look and feel, and once discovered, these details are easy to incorporate into the wedding in an elegant way.
Some cities have a distinctive skyline, an iconic structure, or there is a special spot where you both met. No matter what the detail may be, find out what both of you love most about the city and inject that into the decision-making process.
Venues Big and Small
Some couples want a large church wedding followed by a big bash in town, while others prefer a low-key courthouse ceremony with classic celebration with close friends and family. No matter what style you want, the city will provide.
The biggest benefit of having a city wedding is the close proximity to a wide range of venues, attractions, and accommodations for out-of-town guests. Take a look at your favourite spots and see which location would be best for the ceremony and party afterwards.
Wedding Dresses that Dazzle
One of the best parts of wedding planning is finding the right dress for the day. There are tons of styles to choose from that can easily fit in an urban wedding, no matter what the venue style may be.
To get a little inspiration, consider these styles for each wedding venue:
- Courthouse/City Hall Wedding – slip dress, jumpsuit, 2-piece suit, tea length, sheath
- Church Wedding – ballgown, a-line, empire, mermaid, trumpet
- Garden Wedding – tea length, slip dress, sheath, a-line
- Ballroom Wedding – ballgown, mermaid, empire
Your wedding is more than having a ceremony and quickly moving on to dinner and drinks. A city has so much to offer in terms of architecture and attractions, so take advantage to make your special day memorable and fun.
Take a look at different attractions that may be close to your venue. They can be big tourist favourites or quaint local gems. Taking a little break to play around the city is great way to change the mood (there will be tears at the ceremony). Give the wedding party and guests a chance to let loose and get in the mood for the afterparty.
Inspiration for Memorable Photos
By the end of the night, there will be hundreds, if not thousands of photos to capture every special moment of the day. To make sure you get a good variety of memories, consider photo locations that will beautifully capture your personalities and style.