Okay, so the proposal was a success and now you’re off to wedding planning. Such task can be pretty exciting, but it can also feel like a stressful chore at times. But knowing what you want will always make the load lighter and the to-do’s easier. So, what do you want?
If you already have your wedding bands from Certified Diamond Network in Sydney, Australia and you’re are not a traditional couple but still like to have a one-of-a-kind wedding, why don’t you consider a surprise ceremony? Aside from skipping pre-wedding parties and having lesser pressure to keep it formal, the benefits of a surprise wedding ceremony include ensuring a unique and truly memorable experience for the newlyweds and their guests.
Be sure it’s right for you.
Never go for plans that don’t actually feel right for you. If you feel that a surprise event is not okay with you or your partner, then go for the traditional festivities. Be sure that both you and your partner are willing to forego wedding gifts, bridal showers, and all the attention that goes with conventional wedding ceremonies. If you’re a couple that wants to keep things low-key or want a totally unique event, then the surprise rites may actually work for you.
Tell only those people who really need know.
The best way to keep things under wraps is by informing only the people you absolutely need to tell, specifically only your vendors and their staff. Make sure you hire a team of professionals since no one else will be assisting you during the event. If you want your parents to be part of the planning, you may inform them as well.
Make sure to gather everyone at the venue.
The key to a successful surprise wedding ceremony is to get the guests to attend the celebration. Without giving away the real reason why it is important for them to attend, you should create a significant diversion. You might invite them to a milestone birthday celebration or your engagement party. Send out invites that indicate the level of formality, dress code, or theme that matches both your diversion as well as your wedding ceremony. For example, if you plan to host a formal cocktail wedding party, then indicate that the social gathering they are invited to is a formal cocktail party. Unveiling the real reason to your guests will be the momentous part of your event!
Don’t forget the wedding basics.
Even though it’s a surprise ceremony, the basics remain unchanged. Top on the list is the marriage license and the officiant. Also, top priorities are the wedding rings or bands.
Make sure you hire a reputable caterer and probably some entertainment for the reception. Hire professional photographers and videographers as their work will be important keepsakes of how beautiful your surprise wedding ceremony was, in addition of course to your 100% handcrafted treasure of wedding rings or bands.
Make it more personal.
When you decide on the event’s details, make sure you choose items that reflect who you are as a couple. For example, if you hire a band, make sure they sing songs that are meaningful to you as a couple. If you have souvenirs, make sure they remind the guests of your vows as newlyweds. Indeed, adding bits and pieces of your personalities into the details of the surprise wedding ceremony will make the event one that your guests will remember for a long time.