Scenting your wedding is a fairly modern phenomenon, but it is becoming increasingly popular for brides to make their wedding unique via scent. Kate Middleton scented her wedding with Jo Malone candles and made her venue smell like orange blossom. No longer a concept adopted only by elite wedding planners, scenting your wedding is simple and to celebrate we’ve put together five ways to use scents on your wedding day.
A Bespoke Bridal Fragrance
A simple way to incorporate unique scents into your wedding is to buy a bespoke fragrance that you have never worn before and wear it for your special day. When choosing a fragrance, take into account the season and of course the type of scents that you prefer. If you are getting married in the winter months, you may wish to opt for mellow and spicy scents while if you are getting married in the summer, fresh and fruity scents may be more appropriate. Settle on a scent that both you and the groom will adore.
Scenting Your Venue
This is by far the biggest project when it comes to scenting your wedding. You can scent your venue with a combination of flowers, herbs and scented candles. Scenting your venue provides your guests with a multi-sensory experience and also allows the bride and groom the opportunity to make the venue their own. Fragrances ensure that you can really put your own stamp on things. Add a cluster of candles in your chosen scent close to the guest book, the toilets and of course the wedding breakfast room but be careful not to overpower your guests.
Scenting Your Stationary
Your wedding invitations are designed to give your guests a hint of things to come. Spritzing them with your chosen wedding fragrance will give them just this. Receiving a wedding invitation through the mail is an exciting occasion and a scented invite is even more special. If you scent your invitations, remember to follow through and add scent to your order of service, place settings and thank you cards.
Scented Wedding Favours
Scenting your wedding is such a personal thing and you will forever associate that scent with the best day of your life. Why not bottle up your bespoke wedding scent and give it to your guests as a memento of the day? This way they can take a bottle home with them and think of you every time they wear it.
Personalised Fragrance Gifts
Bespoke fragrances make the perfect thank you gift, so why not treat your bridesmaids to a fragrance of their very own? You could have the bottles engraved with your wedding date to make your gifts that little bit extra special. A bespoke fragrance will always remind them of the memories that you shared and make them feel special throughout your day. Personalised fragrances also make wonderful gifts for the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom.
This is only a few of the many ways that you can incorporate scents into your wedding day. Will you be scenting your wedding?