Planning your ideal wedding day is a lot of pressure. There is a seemingly endless list of elements to remember, such as invitations, table settings, and flowers. Your wedding is about celebrating the love you have for your partner and the love they have for you. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to plan the big day itself. The challenge grows if you also have to consider wheelchair use, whether that’s because you use one, your partner uses one, or a guest uses one. This guide will help you plan your dream wedding with accessibility in mind.
Choose the Perfect Venue
One of the biggest challenges when planning a wedding that’s wheelchair-accessible is finding a venue that not only makes accessibility a priority but also doesn’t compromise on luxury either. Some venues may have wheelchair access to only certain parts of the building or grounds, which isn’t ideal if you want to make the most of your big day.
- Check online or call up to find out what a venue’s wheelchair accessibility is like.
- If you want a bridal suite, don’t forget to ask about its accessibility too.
- Apart from style and elegance, a sign of a good venue is having plenty of ramps and accessible bathrooms.
Not every venue will have the foresight to install facilities that make it a more welcome environment for wheelchair users; however, this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style or fun when searching for accessible options.
Getting to your venue is just as important as the venue itself. Make sure to arrange these details with enough time to inform your guests. You can find accessible vehicle hire options that make it easier for wheelchair users to attend. This is also useful for you or your partner, depending on your wheelchair use.
Find Your Dream Dress
If you are a wheelchair user, you don’t need to worry about your chair and your dress choice straight away. It’s all about choosing something you feel beautiful in and that fits you comfortably. After that, alterations can be made if necessary to ensure that your dress doesn’t interfere with your chair. Also, think about what footwear you would prefer and any accessories that could enhance your bridal look.
The Ceremony Arrangements
If you or your partner are wheelchair users, then your ceremony can be adapted slightly to allow for space at the altar. Even if only one of you is a wheelchair user, the other could take a seat so you can both see eye-to-eye during your vows. Also, remember to check that the aisle will comfortably allow for the width of your wheelchair and that your wedding cake is at a height where both of you can reach it to cut.
Preparing yourself for your big day can take weeks, maybe even months or years. It makes sense that you would want to ensure that every detail is perfect so you can enjoy your wedding and make lasting memories with the one you love.