The Beauty Bible: The Scents Of Your Wedding Day
On the most important day of your life, you not only want to look great, you want to smell irresistible too. When reading through endless real wedding blogs (in a good way, of course!) you may wonder why there are so many perfume bottles sitting pretty in between shoes and beautiful lace veils. Well this is the reason…
On your special day you will want everything to be truly memorable, and that includes your perfume. So whether you choose one that you wear all the time (that your partner just cant resist) or perhaps you may want to venture out for a new scent that will bring back beautiful memories of your wedding day… Here is The Wedding Affair’s is our guide to help you choose the ideal fragrance’s for your wedding.
What kind of scent is best for a wedding?
Traditionally, floral scents that are light and delicate are best for weddings as they exude emotions of love and romance. Single floral notes such as rose, carnation and violet, or fruity scents with notes of oranges and lemons, can help to lower stress levels as well as being understated and warm in scent.
For a bride who can’t imagine a wedding without roses. This is our pick from one of the most anticipated debut fragrance range’s from Louis Vuitton. Light and airy, this beautiful rose fragrance dispels misconceptions that floral fragrances are syrupy and heavy – it’s like walking straight into a florist filled with gorgeous fresh blooms. There’s a spicy, modern edge , that’s thanks to the cedar and pepper, so you won’t smell like your grandma! You will just love Rose Des Vents from Louis Vuitton…
Why We Think You Should Wear A New Scent
Usually brides-to-be are looking for a special scent for their wedding: one that they can smell in the future to remember their big day.
It’s important for brides to try new scents in advance of their wedding, so that they can experience the chemistry of the fragrance on their skin. People do say that different fragrances smell different on different people, after all!
The chosen perfume should be one that compliments your personal style, ceremony and season of wedding, so do make sure you do your shopping around and research!
You should also bear in mind the season that your wedding is booked for. If you’ve gone for a summer wedding then floral, fruity scents work so, so well as they stay light and refreshing throughout the day. If your wedding is booked for winter, try a slightly warmer scent with ingredients such as amber and chocolate… sensual, sultry scents.
For those who are wanting to add a touch of Autumnal and Winter spice to their wedding The Wedding Affair loves Byredo Flowerhead – This scent was infact inspired by the flowers at a traditional Indian wedding and the huge garlands exchanged by the bride and groom. It’s a sexy, addictive and intense scent… and interestingly, it works just as well in summer as it does in winter, and moves from day to night with ease. An adaptable fragrance (if ever there was one).
How to go about choosing a new fragrance?
Weddings need a lot of planning — and picking the perfect scent can be just as important as organising the flowers and the dress. Look back at previous scents you’ve enjoyed wearing and see what ingredients they have in common. If you pick something with similar notes then it’s almost guaranteed to be a winner!
Why not pop down to Boots (our great sponsors), where they will be able to pick out the most sensational scents. Alternatively, if you are near a Jo Malone (we adore!!) they can expertly pick out a scent that will bring back a thousand memories… they also have candles, body creme and luxurious lotions that will come in the same notes as your perfume. So, go on treat yourself!
When you’re out testing scents, don’t spray too many: stick to three or four as a maximum. Otherwise, the scents start mixing and it’s hard to decide which one you actually like. You may love the top notes but, after spraying the tester, walk around for an hour or so, allowing the fragrance to develop and settle, so you can check you love the base notes too. The perfect scent should complement you, not overpower you!
Should You Tell The Groom…
It’s most important that you are 100% happy with your perfume, but of course you shouldn’t forget your groom. As soon as your (future) husband smells that perfume again, he will instantly remember your wedding day — so it should be a smell he loves too. However, If you are not wanting to let him know your perfume scent, don’t worry we know he will just love it!
If you want to marry your scent with your partner’s, creating fragrance harmony, woody and oriental notes, and ingredients such as, sandalwood and grapefruit, are common in both masculine and feminine scents.
A Memorable Gift To Your Bridesmaid’s!
Giving perfume to your bridesmaids is the perfect way to show them how much you appreciate all their help. Think about gifting them a scent they can wear on the day, when they accompany you down the aisle.
Again, Boots will be able to help you to find perfect scents to suit the different personalities of your bridesmaids, whilst ensuring that your fragrance remains equally just as special and unique on the day.