Getting married is one of the best things that happens in a woman’s life and who wouldn’t want everything on her big day to be perfect. A mature bride experiences life in its various colors and comes to terms with the fact that love and marriage is no fairy tale. However, past studies and surveys show that a mature bride needs to work twice as hard to have a perfect wedding. From the wedding gown to the ceremony, destination to the decorations, everything has to be planned with twice as much thought than a younger bride. Here are a few tips that could help a mature bride pan the perfect wedding
Here are a few helpful tips for a mature bride:
1. The wedding gown
Most often, a mature bride is one that is over 37 years old and she would look hideous if she thought she’d be able to carry off a wedding dress designed for a 23 year old bride. A mature bride should always opt for some more subtle, without the frills and lace dress, yet something just as elegant. If there’s time before the wedding, it’s best to opt for a tailor than pick out a ready made dress. Satin, chiffon and beads are better options for an older bride than silk, lace and sequins. Instead of a gown with a long tail, a mature bride should rather opt for a more evening gown like look for her dress. Most mature brides also prefer wearing a hat rather than a veil.
2. The ceremony
It’s best if a mature bride has a more private ceremony, just with family, friends and loved ones. Younger brides usually have their wedding ceremonies in the afternoons. Mature brides can opt for an evening ceremony followed by a quiet cocktail and dinner reception. Keeping it low profile is a good option for the mature bride.
3. The destination
A destination wedding is a great choice for a mature bride. She and her groom could probably fly off to a remote destination for the wedding with just a few invited guests. This has two benefits. Firstly, it helps in having a quiet and low key wedding ceremony and secondly, it gives the bride and groom the leisure to relax and spend some quality time together. Another great benefit is that they need not have to go elsewhere for their honeymoon.
4. The decorations
A mature bride should make sure her wedding spot (be it a garden, hall or church) is not decorated over the top. Make sure the flowers are of subtle colors and great quality. It’s best to do away with all the fancy lace wall hangings and stuff. Let there be a color scheme picking not more that two colors for the entire decoration. Even the bouquet, the bride carries must be kept simple. Too big bouquets may make the bride look out of place. If the bride feels she can’t handle or decide upon all this herself, it’s best to take the help of a wedding planner.
A mature bride should keep in mind that too flashy makeup may not be the right way to go for her wedding. Keeping the makeup subtle, yet bringing out your perfect features is a sure shot way of having the perfect bridal look.
6. Tone up a bit before the wedding
This doesn’t unnecessarily mean that all mature brides don’t have a perfect tone body but it’s a well known fact that after a certain age, one stops caring for the body just as much. Casual strolls is a simple way a mature bride can tone her body and look great at her wedding.
These are just a few pointers to ensure that even a mature bride looks her best and has a wedding nothing short of what she dreamed it would be like as a small girl.