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Ushering in Opulence: Louisville's Return to Traditional Weddings

November 6, 2017


Millennial couples are getting married later in life, and their maturity and increased stability compared to previous generations is dictating higher budgets and the return of the white glove treatment.  While hotel welcome bags or wedding guest favors are still often handled by friends or family of the couple with a DIY approach, couples are recognizing the value of bringing in wedding professionals to handle the big details.  An impeccable experience for guests and hosts is something brides and/or grooms are willing to pay for!



Giving guests a memorable experience begins and ends with top notch entertainment.  With the advancement of technology, there was a trend of minimizing entertainment costs by renting PA equipment and hooking it up to a playlist on an iPod or other device.  However, couples getting married today are regaining appreciation for live music acts and MC's and infusing the old world charm they bring.  Incorporating a traditional string quartet, jazz trio, bluegrass band, or 10 piece big band sets the ambiance and tone for each phase of the wedding, from ceremony to reception, while a professional MC helps seamlessly move the event along from one important moment to the next.  Live musicians are both a design element and a practical way to signal guests as to the flow of the evening.



In a world of endless emails, text messages, and information that updates at lightning speed, modern couples are choosing to spend more on formal invitations and stationery.  Couples love the artistic detail of traditional techniques like letterpress designs, embossing, and hand calligraphy.  A beautiful custom invitation printed on quality paper gives guests a wonderful first impression of what to expect on the wedding day, while menu cards and personalized escort cards are a traditional touch that make guests feel truly hosted at the event. Incorporating these items of course calls for a sit down dinner, which is also returning as the favored choice. Taking the time and care to treat guests to a traditional sit down meal without the hustle and bustle of a buffet creates the ideal of a classic wedding, and can even help save money!



Millennial couples going through the wedding planning process value authentic details and luxurious treatment.  This goes all the way down to their transportation choices.  While extraordinary venues like historic mansions and glamorous hotels are rising again in popularity, couples want a car that photographs just as beautifully to pull up for their entrance or whisk them away at the end of the night.  A vintage Rolls Royce from our friends at Royal Transportation Louisville can serve as a picturesque vehicle to not only transport a bride and/or groom from one location to another, but also transport them back in time!



Attention to fine details and a focus on providing a one of a kind experience through a traditional host mentality is bringing weddings back to the glory years of events in the first half of the 20th century, and we can't get enough of it!  Contact Royal Transportation at (502)378-3060 to bring a touch of old world glamour to your wedding day.  Their white gloved chauffeur will literally roll out the red carpet for you and your newly betrothed.  





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