White dress, tuxedos, ceremonies…after a while, weddings start to blend together. But they don’t have to. There are countless ways to add personality to your wedding day. Our tips will not only help you build up the excitement for the moment of the ‘I Do’s’, but it will also provide something memorable for your guests to talk about for weeks after your wedding!
1. Invites – Hint Towards Your interest!
Designing your own invitations is a great way to show your guests who you are as a couple. For a destination wedding you can write the event details on a postcard or use pieces of a map in your invitations.
2. Place Cards – Surprises At The Table!
Entertain your guests by writing some of your favourite poems on each table. It will provide them with a good subject for conversation. If you have an intimate wedding, consider writing a small note to each of your guests with the most funny or emotional moment you remember with them.
3. Guest Books – Be Inventive!
Opt for a guest book alternative that ties into their wedding theme. Let guests write on Jenga blocks, Globes, for travel inspired weddings or a Canvas Picture.
4. Food & Drink – Tantalize The Taste Buds!
Consider putting a twist on the traditional wedding buffet: provide a cupcake bar, ice cream sundae bar or a mimosa bar. You can also serve a signature cocktail.
5. Favours – To BUY Or To DIY!
You want to say thank you to your guests for joining you on your special day. Choose something that both of you enjoy and have a strong attachment to. A particular brand of your favourite coffee or tea will certainly be used for days to come, and every time it will sparkle the memory of your wedding day. Alternatively why not showcase your DIY skills. From lemonade and jam, to pottery and jewellery, the possibilities are endless.
6. Ceremony – Customise!
Enlist friends and family to take a special part in your big day. By distributing these special roles you’ll also trim the list of things to do for the bridesmaids and groomsmen. You can opt to break away from the traditional approach and walk down the aisle to a modern song.
7. Music – Show Off Your Musical Taste!
Choose a song that truly reflects who you are as a couple. Why not take some dancing lessons to impress your guests with your first dance. Also, asking guests to submit their favourite song prior to the wedding will guarantee a packed dance floor on the day.
8. Signage – Get Creative!
Make directional signs for the key areas or simple notice boards and write something significantly sweet, such as ‘Welcome To Our Love Story’ or ‘This Way To Happily Ever After’.
9. Cake Toppers – Make sure your cake is Tops!
Opt for a cake topper that says something about you as a couple: your favorite flowers, a monogram, customised bobble head. No need to leave out your furry friends, you can choose to top the cake with figurines of the bride, the groom and your pets.
10. Reception – Make it your own!
Just because you’re renting the venue doesn’t mean you can’t personalise it to make it your own. There are some quick and easy ways to personalise your wedding venue. For a trip down memory lane decorate an area with pictures of you and your groom growing up. You can also decorate with fairy lights, birdcages or candles and tea lights.