Of course your wedding day is going to be all about you, but it can be very easy to fall into a rut of lace and tulle and follow all the trends. How can you make your wedding unforgettable and personalized? It is easier than you think.
Start with making a list of what makes you and your groom unique.
Begin by understanding what makes you, you. By understanding your special tastes and unique twists on décor and life, your wedding choices will truly be yours. Ask yourself:
- What are your hobbies?
- Are there any particular places you love to travel?
- Do you have special pets?
- Do either of you have a unique career (dance, acting, zookeeper)?
- Ask your friends what one thing stands out about the bride and the groom.
- What is your favorite book? If reading is a large part of your personality this might be great to incorporate.
- Are there signature foods that you always prepare for your friends?
Armed with this list pare it down to things you want to incorporate in your wedding. Some will be easier than others but finding ways to put a small touch of yourself in small ways will make it unforgettable.
Focus on Little Details
When it comes to a memorable wedding, details are essential, and what better place to imbue “you” than in the most memorable elements of all?
- Have your own logo. Start using it on your save the dates and invitations then carry it over to your program, menu, and thank you cards.
- Wear a piece of jewelry from your mother or carry an old pocket watch of your dad’s
- Display of use the cake topper your grandparents used if it is still available
- Make your table numbers pictures of the bride and groom holding numbers. Alternatively you can make them out of childhood pictures
- Incorporate your cultural heritage however you can, be it in the color choice, menu served, or flowers picked.
The main event should also be uniquely you. Make the most important moment of your life count with these tips.
- Personalize your bridesmaids’ bouquets with flowers that fit their personalities or have them carry something besides flowers such as a small purse or a parasol.
- Have the officiant share a bit of your meeting story for those that might not know all the details.
- Change up your seating. Consider seating your guests in a spiral or in a semi-circle. Alternatively you can seat your guests on hay bales or logs depending on your theme.
- Place your officiant with their back to the audience and you and your spouse face your guests. That way you can watch their reactions during the ceremony and they can see your face!
No one forgets a great party. Here’s how to turn your post-ceremony jubilee into a post-ceremony celebration of your moment.
- Have your bartender craft a cocktail for the bride and one for the groom that reflects each of their unique personalities rather than having an open bar.
- Serve your favorite foods, even if it is mac and cheese. Your friends will notice the personal touch
- After all the dancing, offer your guests a late night snack of your favorite treat, even if it something silly like ice cream, chips, or cookies and milk.
- Incorporate a family recipe into the reception, be it the cake, late night snack or entree. Give the guests the recipe on a card to take home with them.
- For those who don’t like dancing, offer them a chance to play some games. Board games are hugely popular at weddings, but you can also craft a trivia game about the couple or a scavenger hunt throughout the reception site with fun prizes.
Your wedding should be about your love, and with these fun tips and tricks, everything from your ceremony to your invites will be a celebration of your personality and connection to your spouse.