Wedding plan can be chaotic. There are typically hundreds of details to keep in mind when creating your perfect day. One of the lesser-remembered design choices to consider is scent. You might not think that scent is particularly important, especially if your head is already swimming with images of bridal gowns and venue locations, but it can have a big impact on how your wedding is perceived. After all, scent tends to create lasting memories in our hearts. Do you remember your significant other’s signature scent or the way your favorite food smells when it’s cooking? Create a memorable wedding by adding some carefully chosen scented elements.
Add Scent to Your Venue
You’ll probably be spending a lot of time in your venue, so shouldn’t you enjoy the way it smells? Investing in an intelligent dry air diffuser can help diffuse the scent of your choice throughout your venue in a way that is subtle but noticeable. If you don’t like the idea of the diffuser, however, scented candles are the next best thing! Strategically placing some scented candles around your venue not only creates a beautiful glow, but also embeds the “scent” of your wedding into guests’ memories.
Scent Favors and Invitations
You can start building the association between your wedding and your chosen scent early by sending out scented invitations. This process is just as simple as it sounds. Once you have your invitations ready to go, spray a light mist of your scent over them. Make sure that the mist is a fine one – you don’t want to mar the paper with droplets of perfume.
Scented wedding favors are another great option to keep in mind! If you plan to have confetti at your venue, for example, you could swap traditional options for something like dried petal confetti. Created from dried flowers, this confetti can be easily scented and will hold their own for hours.
Make Your Scent a Gift
If you’re planning to hand out something a bit more substantial to your guests than a favor, you might consider gifting your scent! You can do this a few different ways. You could always go with miniature perfume bottles, of course, with a decorative label and ribbon, but you could also gift something more unexpected. Scented candles, topped with a decorative label and ribbon would make great gifts and convey your scent very well.
Keep it Subtle
Finally, make sure that you don’t go overboard with the scent. You want your guests to enjoy their time and associate the fragrance with a happy time, not one that triggered their allergies. Give yourself plenty of time to determine which scent diffusion method works best for you and where you should place the items in question to be effective but not overpowering.
Are you ready to create your dream wedding? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts, especially for your hair and makeup needs! You want to look your best on your wedding day, after all.