Weddings are a special occasion steeped in tradition, but that doesn’t mean you should be afraid to think outside the box. Your wedding is your special day, so why shouldn’t you make it as unique as you are? A personalized touch can turn a traditional wedding into a magnificent celebration you and your guests won’t soon (or ever) forget.
1. Custom Favours And Decorations
It’s surprisingly easy to go all out with custom wedding decorations and favours. Anything from cutlery and glasses to table decorations, cake toppers and gifts for the guests can be fully customised to make your special day truly ‘you’. Some online companies that specialise in custom wedding decorations and gifts, such as Personalised Favours can design your customised decorations inhouse and deliver the final product straight to your door – saving you sorely needed time and energy during the planning process!
The local chapel may be the traditional place to hold a wedding ceremony, but that doesn’t mean it’s your only option. Beaches, gardens and wineries can easily operate as special wedding ceremony locations that are often overlooked. You can even look for ceremony locations that have special value to you and your partner, such as at the park where you had your first date, the place you shared your first kiss or your favourite holiday spot. A unique location can often make for an unforgettable wedding experience.
While there is usually enough mingling and speeches at weddings to keep your guests entertained at the reception (having an open bar usually helps), a few fun activities can help ensure everyone is having a good time. You could issue trivia questions to see how well people know the married couple, or provide activities like a photo booth, arts and craft tables and games for the young and young at heart alike. It’s a great way to keep kids entertained and not a bad way to placate some of the more restless adults either. If you don’t mind opening up your budget, including big-ticket entertainment like a professional entertainer or jumping castle can really help create a night people will remember fondly for a long time.
Having a themed wedding is a huge commitment but is a guaranteed way to create a truly unique experience that guests will talk about for years to come. Classic wedding themes such as a particular decade, colour combination or season can create a special feel to your special day. However, the limit is truly your imagination. Couples have tied the knot at weddings with themes ranging from Star Wars to superheroes – there have even been Shrek-themed weddings! While you don’t have to go that far, including a theme that’s close to you and your partner’s heart will ensure a truly unique wedding experience.
More than ever, people are starting to add their own special touches to the traditional wedding ceremony to create a different experience tailored to them. Remember this is your day, so make it special! What are some creative ways you’ve seen people personalize their wedding?