2021 has seen ‘the rebirth of the wedding industry,’ according to events specialists since over 70% of weddings were postponed last year. Los Angeles is known for its glitz and glamor, so if you decided to wait for a ‘safe date’ instead of eloping, then now is a good time to plan the luxury wedding of your dreams. L.A. is home to a wide array of elegant venues with stunning natural settings for photos, where guests can tuck into exquisite international dishes that will please even the most sophisticated palates. The following tips may be useful to you and your partner during the planning stage.
Choosing Designer Wedding Attire
If one thing characterizes the Los Angeles wedding scene, it is the wide array of fashions available for both brides and grooms. Whether you’re into traditional vintage gowns or transformative gowns with skirts that can be removed to totally renovate your look for the reception, you will find exactly what you’re looking for. Just a small list of renowned bridal stores include Grace Loves Lace on Venice Beach (featuring elegant custom lace dresses), LOHO Bride in West Hollywood (for modern, cutting-edge designs), and BHLDN (for elegant yet budget-friendly designs). Grooms, meanwhile, should visit shops like Mr. Tuxedo or Elite Tuxedo for a tux or suit that befits their special day.
Involving Children In The Celebrations
If you have children of your own, or little ones in your family who would love to form part of your celebration, enlist their help for traditional children’s wedding roles – including those of ring bearer and flower girl or boy. To add more glitz and glamor to your wedding party, include children and teens in the family in more roles – including those of junior bridesmaids and groomsmen. This is a fun way to play with fashion and color that should fit in with the general theme and feel of your wedding. Children can also help receiving guests, guiding them to their table, or indicating their table placements. They can also surprise guests during the meal by passing by with baskets and handing them luxury wedding favors – think luxury organic skincare products, perfumes, or designer candles.
A Wedding Reception In Lush Natural Settings
Outdoor weddings were big in 2020, but the trend is only strengthening: millennials and younger generations increasingly value the health and wellness benefits (and the beauty) of green and blue settings. In Los Angeles, just a few upmarket venues featuring gorgeous manicured gardens are the Palazzo Beverly Hills (surrounded by vertiginous trees), the Montage Beverly Hills (with a blend of romantic architecture and lush gardens), and Triunfo Creek Vineyards (ideal for those wishing to take romantic pictures by stately oak trees, enjoying magnificent wine and food afterward).
Los Angeles has a truly wide range of suppliers, which makes wedding organization a breeze. Its host of beautiful outdoor venues make it easy to combine a passion for nature with a taste for elegance. Most venues are happy to adapt to your specific needs, so if you have children in the wedding party or you wish to set up gourmet corners, kids’ entertainment areas, or a special disco for kids, 2021 is definitely the time you can start planning for these small luxuries again.
Cassandra Winter is a professional writer and editor. After a career in PR for an arts charity, she now focuses on writing about her favourite topics from public art to restoration and events. When not working she loves swimming, hiking and quiet nights in with her family.