Missed the Asia-Pacific #LuxBride Twitter chat? Don’t worry, we took notes. Prepare to be lavished with wedding inspirations designed to make your wedding picture-perfect. These aren’t just any tips, either. We hunted through more than 700 tweets from brides-to-be and wedding experts to bring you the very best chat highlights. Enjoy.
There’s so much for a LuxBride to do, but when she’s planning her beach or resort wedding, what details shouldn’t be overlooked?
Thinking about a sunset beach wedding? Check the tide forecasts. Some beaches get totally submerged during high tide.
Always have a wet weather option as backup!
The time of the year/season could be a factor too, especially for outdoor weddings.
Always have a wet weather contingency plan, and don’t leave your set-up overnight.
A good photographer and a proper sound system add so much to your wedding. Especially outdoors.
It’s all about flower arrangements and fine food.
It’s wonderful to incorporate some local customs and culture in the destination wedding experience.
Try incorporating local wildflowers into your wedding arrangements to take advantage of the colourful regional blossoms.
Focus on the little details! Personalise! Guests will love it!
What’s a LuxBride to wear to her beach wedding?
It’s always best when the bride chooses a dress that flatters her body shape and the bridesmaids have individual styles.
Need inspiration? See this amazing bridal party from a wedding at @FSLangkawi beach.
Cute flip-flops . . . for the guests too!
Light, dreamy gowns or lehengas! Choice of footwear is important—pretty, sparkly flats. For the groom—a linen suit.
(Editor’s Note: A lehenga is a traditional Indian dress that’s often handmade with embedded stones.)
Avoid black tuxes or formal suits in tropical climates.
Provide a shoe check service and luxurious footbaths for barefoot beach ceremonies!
How can you delight guests with destination cuisine?
Make sure a food tasting is organised. Keep the local dishes and international favourites.
Include a short description on the menu of its ingredients and destination history.
Guests want to experience variety. Have an interactive, live cooking station. Who doesn’t want to be the next MasterChef?
What’s hot now in sweet treats?
Oh, yes, a popular choice is a cupcake wedding cake!
In addition to cake, add on a local favourite like mango and sticky rice in Thailand or kuih bahulu in Malaysia.
Red velvet is the cake craze at the moment!
An elaborate dessert counter and of course a themed candy bar!
How about a mountain of cupcakes? Try tropical flavours at your wedding such as pandanus.
Classic flavours are in vogue in Oz. Brides like real rustic cakes, just like Nanna made!
New flavours—coconut, chilli, wasabi cream. Theme cakes are a huge hit!
Cupcakes from The Deli make a cute dessert station.
What cocktails are proven favourites, and what trends are on the horizon?
Signature Mojitos —a mixture of rum, lime wedges, brown sugar and mint leaves—are a @FSLangkawi fave.
Agree! @FSLangkawi: World famous Singapore Sling is absolutely the hottest choice in cocktails.
Cheers to Champagne cocktails!
What say you on floral trends for lush settings?
Great idea for future brides! RT @FSThailand: bouquets of fresh lotus flowers.
Go tropical with flowers like heliconia, orchids and anthurium. They last longer in the heat and are more vibrant.
Pink lotus in #FSChiangMai garden. Perfect colour for a Thai wedding ceremony.
Imagine a chandelier made out of hand-strung jasmine blossoms at your wedding.
Tell us the most novel details you’ve seen in a destination wedding.
Elephants all the way! And having your pets as part of your celebration is nice too:)
How about arriving at the #LuxBride wedding venue in a traditional water buffalo cart?
Epic shot RT @FSThailand: Traditional Thai drummers bring good fortune to your #LuxBride wedding at #FSChiangMai
Manta rays, whale sharks, abundant marine life, colourful corals . . . how about an underwater wedding?
Still feel the impact of elephants @FSThailand The Tented Camp is a must . . .