If you are looking for a way to bring history and intrigue to your wedding and reception and you have a very non-traditional mindset, a masquerade ceremony and ball could make your wedding day unique. Choose a wedding venue that is supportive of your ideas and use some decor and activities that fit into the masquerade theme.
Choose A Venue And Custom Details
Masquerades used to be popular many centuries ago and were used as a means of celebrating an occasion. You may have watched some movies or read some books that featured this type of event and maybe you were drawn in by the decorative facewear or fancy clothing that characters wore.
The fact that a mask is concealing one's face or a portion of their face may add a sense of mystery to an event where everyone is dressed similarly. It could be really entertaining for your guests to observe you and your spouse as you enter the room, decked out in garments that feature ornamental trim and wearing masks that shroud your facial features. Choose a wedding venue that will support your ceremony and reception style.
Perhaps you would like to wear masks for the ceremony and part of the reception but would like to wear a simple dress or pantsuit that is not overly formal. If you are going to go the opposite route and choose elaborate face masks, beautiful gowns, suits, and classy footwear, you may prefer a setting that is refined and that features fine china, crystal goblets, and other accessories that will give you the vibe that you prefer.
Request information about the amenities that are featured at the wedding and reception venue so that you can set up each part of the event according to your plans. You may need to meet with your wedding planner, catering crew, and the owner of the venue to coordinate all aspects of each event.
Add Some Accents To Your Event
Paper mask straw holders, treasure boxes that are filled with faux jewels and other items of intrigue, and mask-themed food that may include pastries or appetizers that are designed with the masquerade motif can make your event seem very well thought out. Inform all of your invitees about your proposed wedding and reception plans and ask that they each dress the part.
Incorporate some activities that correlate to the chosen theme. Request that everyone in your wedding party wears similar clothing and masks, which will be complementary to what you and your partner will be wearing. Follow up the wedding ceremony with a 'mystery' ball, which includes quaint music being played while couples waltz across the dance floor.
For more ideas contact a wedding ceremony venue.