Planning a wedding feels like a never-ending quest for the perfect – well, everything. The perfect venue, the perfect dress, the perfect shoes, the perfect cake… I’m perfectly exhausted (and excited) just thinking about it and these are only a few details. One by one you’ll begin to find exactly what you’re looking for and you’ll slowly inch closer and closer to assembling THE proverbial PERFECT day.
During this process, it’s easy to forget that the day itself is only 24hrs. Take a step back and look at the whole picture, what happens the next day? What happens to all these perfect little details after the first dance has twirled across the floor, after all the cake has been eaten, after the bouquet has been tossed, and after all the guests have gone home? Out of the hundreds of decisions you made, what do the guests take with them other than a hangover and sore feet to remind them of the experience they just had?
As the Bride, you keep your dress, shoes, ring, photos, and of course prince charming (sigh) which all serve as reminders of the day, but what about everyone else? If guests are lucky, they take home an Instagram-able selfie with the Bride and Groom and maybe even a bag of candied almonds.
How can you make your perfect day last forever, for everyone? This is a quest you should put towards the top of your list. It makes all the other decisions you’ll make last longer than the 24hrs in that day. How do you find a perfect reminder for your celebration, one that radiates the happiness and love experienced at the celebration? Lucky for you I have the answer: an amazing wedding fragrance.
Have you ever smelled a certain scent and been transported back to an exact moment in time? Inhaled a perfume or bouquet of flowers and the memories of someone special began pouring in? Fragrance has the ability to capture very precise moments and memories and immortalize them for years and years. I created small chocolate ceramic pots of fragrance for my wedding with a blend of Cocoa and Tamarind for the fragrance and to this day I melt when it wafts past my nose.
By incorporating fragrance into different aspects of your wedding, you’ll ensure all the time, energy, and love you’ve invested into making THE PERFECT day lives on in the hearts and maybe even homes of all your guests. So, to help you on this quest, I’ve complied a list of ways to use fragrance throughout your wedding and hand picked a few scents that will help the memory of the perfect day live on.
Popping the question…to your Bridesmaids: Having the support of your sisters, relatives, and friends is so important. It’s such an honor and responsibility to be a Bridesmaid, not to mention the long journey to the big day. Gifting them a Large Jar from our Japonica collection is just the way to show your appreciation in advance and ensure their sanity until the ceremony.
Down the aisle….Light your pathway to the alter with large candles, Grande Maisons, in a robust fragrance and really instill a beautiful memory. Now breathe deep and inhale - this moment is perfect. Every time you smell the fragrance you selected you’ll remember this exact moment.
Table Settings… The only thing potentially more beautiful than the Bride is candlelight at a ceremony. The flickering flames are completely captivating, not to mention the most flattering lighting. An assortment of candles placed as table centerpieces not only produce a beautiful ambiance, but also the aroma of the venue will enchant all of your guests.
Wedding Favors…. Send your guests home with their very own candle, a scalloped edge candle, in the same fragrance used throughout your reception. Every time they light the candle they will instantly remember THE PERFECT day, along with the love and joy they felt during it.
See the 6 Best Bridal Fragrances HERE.
P.S. VOLUSPA BRIDAL GIVEAWAY Calling all Brides....Win the entire collection of one of our suggested Bridal Fragrances for yourself and a Large Jar for each of your Bridesmaids.
Here’s how to enter: Follow @Voluspacandles on Instagram Like this Picture - Here Tag all your Bridesmaids in the comments section of that post. Make sure you & all your Bridesmaids are following VOLUSPA & like that photo to be eligible to win.
The winners will be announce on our BLOG on VOLUSPA.COM 4/14/17 *UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! Congratulations Mali Murphy!