How to Plan a Luxury Wedding

How to Plan a Luxury Wedding

Ready to plan a luxury wedding that’s bound to make a big impression? Here are a dozen dazzling things that are fundamental when it comes to creating an opulent celebration.

#1 To make it easy, hire a wedding planner who knows how to design and implement an impeccable event. Planners at the top of the game include U.S wedding designers Mindy Weiss, Marcy Blum, Colin Cowie, Ed Libby, Joy Proctor, and Calder Clark, along with Wedniksha and Motwane Entertainment & Weddings both based in India and Mark Niemerko and Sarah Haywood in London.

#2 Choose a venue that will set the stage for your glamorous style. There is nothing like a French chateau, an English manor, or a waterfront villa in Thailand to say “welcome to a luxurious event.”

Luxury wedding planning, photograph of French chateau wedding by Julian Laurent Georges
Photographed by Julien Laurent-Georges - France wedding photographer
Plan a luxury wedding at Blenheim Castle, photo by Ross Harvey
Photographed by Ross Harvey Photography - London, UK wedding photographer
Photographed by Studio Impressions Photography - Queensland, Australia wedding photographer

#3 Decorate with sparkling chandeliers and candlelight. Surround your guests with a luxury atmosphere fit for royalty. 

Photographed by Into Dust Photography - Seattle, Washington wedding photographer
Photographed by David Bastianoni Studio - Italy wedding photographer

#4 Wear a couture dress from the designer who makes you swoon, and buy a complete trousseau including a reception gown, getting-ready robe and honeymoon outfits. Our favorite designers include Monique Lhuillier, Claire Pettibone, and Galia Lahav.

Photographed by Sy Photography - New York, New York wedding photographers
Photographed by Sy Photography - New York, New York wedding photographers
Photographed by Greg Finck Photography - France wedding photographers

#5 Choose wedding shoes from top designers like Louboutin, Badgley Mischka or Jimmy Choo. For the height of glam, get a pair that is encrusted with jewels and show your friends how to plan a luxury wedding with style!

Photographed by F10 Studio - Toronto, Canada wedding photographers
Photographed by Lazzat Photography - Orlando, Florida wedding photographers

#6 If you’re a groom, choose a tuxedo by Armani, Paul Smith, or Brunello Cucinelli, and make it work with fashion forward shoes.

Photographed by M. Hart - Los Angeles, California wedding photographers
Photographed by Wes Shinn Photography - Los Angeles, California wedding photographers

#7 Show off your spectacular wedding ring and wear diamond earrings or golden jewelry that sets off your polished look.

Photographed by Dark Roux - Houston, Texas wedding photographers
Photographed by Dana Cubbage Weddings - South Carolina wedding photographers

#8 Arrive in an antique car or exit with all your friends on a chartered jet or private plane.

Photographed by Sara France Photography - San Diego, California wedding photographers
Photographed by Emiliano Russo - Amalfi Coast, Italy wedding photographers

#9 Walk down the aisle surrounded by flowers and get married under an elegant arbor dripping with flowers.

Photographed by Laura Žygė Photography - Lithuania wedding photographers
Photographed by Sanaz Riggio Photography - Los Angeles, California wedding photographers

#10 Set the table with real china, luxurious fabrics, and stunning flatware.

Photographed by Dana Cubbage Weddings - South Carolina wedding photographers
Photographed by Procopio Photography - Washington, DC wedding photographers

#11 Serve a multi-tiered cake and have a top chef create your dinner menu with a wide selection of top flight wines and cocktails. Remember to keep the champagne flowing and to offer sumptuous spreads for snacking before your main meal. 

Photographed by Berit Bizjak Photography - New York wedding photographers
Photographed by Yves Schepers Photography - Belgium wedding photographers
Photographed by Amy and Stuart Photography - Los Angeles, California wedding photographers

#12 Light up the dance floor with live music from a celebrated band and set up fireworks to keep the excitement going.

Photographed by Sanaz Riggio Photography - Los Angeles, California wedding photographers
Photographed by Jos & Tree - Portland, Oregon wedding photographers

If you can dream it and afford to do it, you can plan a luxury wedding that is a stunning and creative to celebrate your good fortune. Just be sure that none of your big day is forgotten by booking the best wedding photographer to capture all the joy and beauty. When your wedding means the world to you, turn to our trusted list of exceptional, experienced photographers.