Choosing to have your wedding at Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai means knowing that every detail will be carefully considered and perfectly executed. Our wedding planning checklist will help guide every aspect of your big day. If it seems like a lot, don't worry – your Wedding Specialist will be with you every step of the way.
Consider having your wedding on a holiday weekend. This allows you an additional day for festivities (and/or relaxation after the main event). You may even want to consider having your nuptials on a Sunday, which is typically less expensive than a Saturday. In addition, you may have better luck in securing “premier” vendors on a Sunday.
Ensure you do something to relax and calm your nerves before the main event: get a massage, take a yoga class, go on a bike ride, play golf, take a brisk walk, read a book or write in a journal. Whatever it is, let your mind take a break from the main event.
This season’s trendiest runway hues are orange and aqua. All shades are acceptable, but the bolder the better. For the fashion-forward brides, consider using these hues in your table linens, centerpieces or even bridesmaids dresses.
Traditional large centerpieces, such as tall vases or candelabra, are out. Today, they are being replaced with clusters of different size and shape small arrangements embellished with clusters of decorative candles of all sizes. Many of these looks are streamlined with one of one-of-a-kind blossoms.
Today’s room designs should be on all shapes and sizes. Try using a combination of squares, rectangles and round dining tables to create more interest in the room. Soft seating vignettes in monochromatic colors are perfect for the cocktail hour.
The latest trend in china is small in size and big in style. Consider using alternative china with geometrical shapes to highlight each course. Try starting your meal with an amuse-bouche (chef’s teaser). These small dishes are a great way to prepare your palette for the meal ahead.
Be the first of your friends to add a “pre-dessert” to your wedding. This hot new trend is the bridge between the savory entrée and a sweet dessert. Being a transitional course, we combine elements normally associated with savory foods, but in sweet combinations. Some examples are basil ice cream, strawberry soup, olive oil ice cream with roasted figs, and rice and ginger panna cotta with soy ice cream. This is sure to get the mind and taste buds ready for the much-awaited course … wedding cake!Back