Your wedding is definitely your time to shine, take centre stage and be well and truly pampered. To get the A-list treatment, consider a wedding theme with red-carpet glamour written all over it. These top tips will show you how…


Celebrity style

Your dress should be the focus point of your glamorous theme, so choose a shimmering satin design with heavily embellished sparkle on the bodice – we love Maggie Sottero, Ronald Joyce and Justin Alexander – all experts at giving gowns that A-list finish.

Complete your look with sparkly diamond or diamanté jewellery, high heels and scarlet red lipstick.

Make a scene

Roll out the red carpet, literally, for your guests. As they approach your venue, they could be snapped by ‘paparazzi’ while walking in on the red carpet, just like our guests did at The Wedding Ideas Awards 2013!

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Why not switch normal Champagne to bubbly with gold flakes? You could later print out the paparazzi photos and use them to front your thank you cards.

glamorous details

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

From diamanté jewellery and sparkly dresses, to table crystals and embellished stationery, diamantés are a must for a glamorous theme. To give your tables extra impact, place the table crystals on mirrors to double the effect.

Glamorous girls

You’ll want your bridesmaids to look and feel fabulous, without stealing your limelight. Rather than giving them wow-factor dresses that could out-sparkle you, give them Swarovski-encrusted clutch bags and shoes to give them an extra special touch without stealing your crown. These details could be their gifts and wedding accessories in one.

So much drama!

For jaw-dropping entertainment, fit for a diva, check out Secret Singers. They act throughout the reception pretending to be waiting staff before unfolding a scenario – an argument, or clumsy fall – then, when they have your guests’ attention, they break into song! The professional singers then belt out a number of hits, chosen by you. The perfect stunt for a wedding with the wow factor!

Grand venues

In Britain we’re lucky enough to be blessed with some of the most decadent and glamorous venues in the world. You could go for a rich look with a country estate filled with expensive features and furnishings, or choose a modern chic style with a city venue like The Tower Hotel, overlooking Central London and the Thames.

Theme your tables

If you think your reception has enough sparkle, choose your favourite movies and theme your tables around them. One could be Breakfast at Tiffany’s for example, with the movie advert as the table number and Tiffany boxes with treats inside as the favours. Or maybe a Devil Wears Prada table with your favourite Vogue covers cut up to create place cards, and lipsticks as favours for the girls?

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