How to Plan a Glamorous Oxford Wedding

Oxford can be a particularly glamorous place, and when you are planning a wedding that stands out from the crowd, Oxford is the perfect location. You have the traditional, old-school glamour of the historic colleges and churches in the city to inspire you, or the modern, cutting-edge glamour of new and trendy locations and décor. You decide – classic and glamorous, or glamour with a modern edge. Here’s how to plan a stylish wedding that goes all the way to impress.

Choose Your Venue

The venue can help set the overall tone of an elegant, glamorous wedding but it is not the deciding factor – a wedding venue can be styled in a glamorous way whether it is a country house or a modern city hotel. Luckily Oxford has plenty of stylish venues to choose from so you can pick a place depending on your taste and personality. When searching for a glamorous wedding venue Oxford offers some stylish and chic country house resorts, plus contemporary nightclub-like reception spaces, among other more traditional options. Make sure that the venue can put together a suitably glamorous menu for your guests, from canapés to a stylish sit-down meal.

Think About Colours

One main colour works well in a glamorous wedding setting, mixed with neutral, classy shades like ivory and white. If you want a classic glamorous look then champagne, platinum, and black never go out of fashion, but if you want a more dramatic effect then go for hot pink, or navy, or even a bold deep purple.

Pick Your Flowers

Fresh flowers are important for creating a classic opulent look but make sure that you coordinate your floral colours to the main colours or use blooms in a neutral shade. Roses are naturally classy, but there are other choices for a more modern style of glamour.

Perfect Finishing Touches

For a touch of sparkle and glamour, set uplighters or candles on the walls to highlight a stunning ceiling in the venue, or have a starlight backdrop for the top table. Use small details like diamante chair sash buckles or diamante napkin rings to pull the glamorous look together.

Glamour Not Expense

You do not have to spend a fortune to make the reception look glamorous. The trick is to choose well-made, coordinated accessories and finishing touches like pure white chair covers paired with taffeta sashes. Crystal tea light holders are not expensive and can set a stylish atmosphere, while flower arrangements can be simple and stunning.

Don’t Be Tacky

Glamour should not slide into tackiness – if you overwork the look it can be less than stylish. Don’t overdo it and think quality rather than quantity. It is best to have fewer items that are more expensive than many different aspects that look cheap. And for the ultimate in glamour, forget a cheesy DJ and hire a live band with a glamorous, charismatic lead singer that can belt out some classic tunes to get everyone dancing.

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