Every couple wants their wedding to be unique, special and customized according to their taste. To achieve this, you must communicate with your event designer or wedding planner to the very last detail- and don’t settle!
When incorporating unique touches in your wedding, concentrate on two main elements. First, what represents you as a couple. Think back to where you met, your first trip together, mutual hobbies, where you’re from, or your family heritage, and wrap those details into your big day. Second, think about your guests. Even though your wedding is about celebrating you and your partner to be, you’re also there to throw a party for friends and family! Make it memorable and get creative with the favors, cocktail hour, entertainment, and all the unique details to make your wedding unforgettable!
Here are a few fun suggestions to consider for your big day:
Dress your flower girl in a bright or light blue color rather than a replica of your dress so she can wear the dress again.
Instead of having your niece or a friend’s child as your flower girl, have your grandmother(s) sprinkle petals of love down the aisle.
Ask recommendations from special people in the wedding party for their favorite drinks: something old, like a classic cocktail, and something new, such as a modern martini or unique mocktail. It’s a festive way to get the party started with everyone involved!
Assign seating arrangements by the ages of your party guests and accent the tables with pictures of you and your fiancé from that time of life. For example, you could display pictures of your fiancé with his first car, and you at your ‘Sweet 16’ birthday party for the theme at table 16. Or, have shot glasses and mini bottles at table 21, and so on.
Add a section in your wedding program or include a special intro about each member of the wedding party for your guests to learn more about them. Not everyone knows who each individual is and how they play a part in your lives- and it shows your bridal party how much it means to you to have them as part of your big day.
Give your guests a treat while they find their seat. This is a cute reception idea that gives your guests something to snack on while they wait for the cocktail hour. A few scrumptious ideas that are easy to set up:
• Cake pops
• Custom decorated cookies
• Rock candy
• Candy apples
Hire an unusual guest or talented professional to join the party. Think along the lines of someone like a tarot card reader, magician, celebrity impersonator, or spiritual healer. Other suggestions include animals like unicorns or peacocks.
Have guests say how they feel about you and your significant other with a video booth confessional. Instead of signing a guest book, they will have 30 seconds to tell you. This is a modern alternative to a traditional wedding book, plus you can even upload and share on social media.