Your wedding should be all about you and your other half. A day to celebrate your love and the commitment you are making to each other. It’s easy to get caught up in what other people think you “should” do, so try to think about who you are as people and a couple to make sure that your wedding is as unique as you are. Read some of our top tips for making this happen.
Not everyone likes themed weddings but if there is something that means a lot to you and your partner, you can generally find a way to put this into your day. It can be in small details like the cake toppers and the table names or it can be used as a big part of your décor and the way that your day progresses. That way, your wedding will be a memorable one that will mean even more to the two of you for being unique.
It may seem strange to include activities in here but if you know that there may be a break in the day when nothing is particularly happening, you can set up activities for the guests to do so that they don’t become restless. This can include lawn games, magicians, bouncy castles and photo booths. If your wedding is themed, you can certainly find activities that will fit in that can occupy your guests’ time, whether that is to suit the gap between the ceremony and the wedding breakfast or if you and your new spouse just want a few minutes to yourselves, without your guests noticing your disappearance.
People are getting more and more creative these days with their keepsakes. Some couples are still opting for the traditional guestbooks that are signed by their guests, which can be a wonderful thing to have around, especially if you like longer heartfelt messages but there are many other ways to keep a record of your attendees. Craft sites are full of ideas, such as small wooden cutouts like hearts or flowers that are signed and dropped into a frame, signed finger prints to make leaves on a picture of a tree, and jigsaw puzzles that are signed by the guests and broken up for the happy couple to make into a picture later. There are also other options, like video messages and signed photobooth prints that are popular choices at weddings.
There are many options for favours these days. Some possibilities include pick’n’mix sweeties to take home (with or without trolleys and carts), shot glasses, home-brewed beers, cookies or sweets with your names on them, printed photo booth pictures, candles and mini bottles of your favourite cocktails. If you’re a bit tight on budget, you don’t have to include favours but they can be a nice touch and if you shop around, you may be able to find a bargain that will still be a nice surprise for your guests.
To have a properly unique wedding, you need to be in the right wedding venue for you. This means that you need to be in a venue that has the right features to suit your theme (if you have one), enough space to fit in your guests, the proper amenities, accommodation if you’d like to stay the night and the flexibility to give you the unique wedding you deserve.
Whether you’d prefer a religious wedding service or a civil ceremony, you can find ways to make it more unique to you. You can include readings or songs that mean a lot to you (with some restrictions), such as something from a favourite book or TV show, a personalised ring pillow or a trinket box that has been passed down the family to hold the rings, not to forget of course writing your own vows so that the promises you make to each other mean as much as possible. If you’re feeling traditional, don’t forget that you can also include the classic ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence for her shoe’. You can even use this as a way to include some of your family or guests, by borrowing items from them or asking them to help you find something to use for the day. You never know what they may suggest so it is always worth trying.
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