It is the dream of every couple to make their engagement memorable and unique. Couples relish this once in a lifetime moment and plan months ahead for their engagement. Some go as far as hiring an event planner to add pomp to their occasion. However, with all the extravagant decoration and food, this could be a very costly affair. Let me share some pro tips to make your engagement memorable without breaking the bank.
Experiment With Invitation Cards
In preparations for your special day, make sure you go for a custom made invitation card that truly pushes the envelope. Experiment with colors, try incorporating your pictures and quotes and choose a unique way to deliver the invitation cards. You can even add a timeline of your relationship on the card. There is this couple in Western Australia who sent out customized boarding passes to their loved ones, describing the order of events on the cards – now, how cool is that! The point is, there is so much you can do. It is all about preparing your guests for one of the most important events of your lives.
A couple in Western Australia sent out customized boarding passes to their loved ones, describing the order of events on the cards – now, how cool is that!
Set The Stage
How about you get engaged to your sweetheart the way Pam Anderson and Tom Lee did on the beach. Go to the beach, grab a few chairs, and arrange some flowers and you have the winning formula for a minimalistic engagement. Hire local artists to play some romantic tunes. After all, what is more romantic than kissing each other with the Sun glistening in the backdrop?
Play With The Engagement Ring
Finding a gorgeous engagement ring is not a problem, the challenge is to find the right one. My friend, who lives off the coast of Sydney, purchased one of the most stunning engagement rings in Sydney, and when the time came to put a ring on her significant other, he pretended to have lost it. Initially, everyone thought he was bluffing but the man fooled everyone into believing him. Just before the ceremony ended, a white dove came out of nowhere and landed on his hand with the ring in its feet. It was the most ethereal display of affection I had ever seen. In short, you have a lot to play with. Hide the ring in the glass or have a cute little bridesmaid bring the ring to you. The possibilities are infinite!
Change Your Garb
To make things interesting, how about you change your garb after all the engagement rituals and dress up in something casual? It has to be matching, of course. With dim lights, a waltz is always a cool idea. After the dance, you both can read some passages (self-written, of course) for each other. I personally wrote a poem for my wife during our engagement ceremony and she had tears of joy in her eyes after I had recited it.
Personalize Your Menu
When it comes to serving food, keep it simple. Do not spend lavishly on the food you know will be leftover. Instead, personalize your dessert course, because who doesn’t like to indulge in chocolate mousse and some waffle sundaes? To give them a personal touch, customize to have your initials on them. After all, it is all about letting your soul mate and the world know how much you adore them.
When it comes to serving food, keep it simple. Do not spend lavishly on the food you know will be leftover.