When it comes to weddings, it is all about the one-of-a-kind details. From customized cocktails to personalized music, these personalized moments are what make a wedding truly spectacular. Additionally, it is fun to make your own twist on the traditional ceremony.
To help you come up with the best ideas, we have asked some of the top experts in the wedding industry to help us find inspiration on how to do things your own way.
Here are 10 ways you can personalize your wedding into a memorable experience.
Make Use of Your Own Talents
Everyone has his or her own special talent. Whether it be singing or painting, you can use it as part of your wedding. If you are creative, why not sing a song to your partner during the reception? If you are more hands on, go ahead and build something useful for the wedding. Do not be afraid to play up what you do best and what will help make your party even more special.
Create a Signature Cocktail
Having a signature cocktail is a fun way to incorporate your individual taste and make the event even more interesting than serving red and white wine. The bride may prefer Rose, while the groom might look for Jack Daniels.
Not only will you be able to drink what you enjoy, but also share your personal taste with your guests. You can even set up a drink station with a themed bar. Whatever you decide, make sure to give your drinks a meaningful name.
The Option of Gift Giving
Instead of the traditional well wishes and money cards, ask your guests to bring items that they think will enrich your lives as a married couple. This could be a plant, book, or simple items in your home.
Go for DIY favors
Aim to make time for your favors and make them yourself. Your guests will appreciate the memento and share your special day with you. Additionally, it will give you the perfect chance to put your talent to good use. You can bake cookies, create a CD, make candles, or even grow herbs for your guests to take home.
Save the Date
Most often, save the date can be plain or boring. You can think about where you and your partner first met or a special trip that is memorable as a couple. Consider making your Save the Date cards related to your first date, a movie stub, or even travel documents.
Serve Meals in Your Style
Cocktail hour is one of the most popular parts of a wedding. It is also one of the tastiest parts that guests can enjoy. So, why not make it festive and turn your wedding reception into more of a conversational event rather than a full sit-down affair. More couples are choosing taste-as-you-go options instead of the $100 per plate menu.
Instead, you can switch cake for s’mores or donuts, gather food trucks, make a DIY salad bar, and more. The options are endless. This is for couples who want to enjoy their special night with great food and great company while they dance the night away.
With more food trucks and alternative options making its way into the wedding bliss, you have the freedom to explore and choose what food suits your taste buds. Major food trucks like Kogi BBQ and In-and-Out are helping to give couples a unique twist on their special day.
Switch up the Seating Chart
As more couples focus on their reception, this means they are also making new adjustments on the traditional flow of seating arrangements. You might want to consider the long table trend over the traditional countless round ones. This will give your wedding a nice, warm feel to an intimate event.
Consider A Different Type of Registry
Wedding registrations offer so many options in many different stores. Instead of choosing to purchase 3 sets of plates why not list items that you wouldn’t normally buy such as rare books, honeymoon fund, equipment, and even a charitable donation.
Get Married Somewhere Else
The usual standards for weddings are to take place in the designated venue location. Now, couples are getting creative by throwing their special weddings at rooftops, bars, farms, and even at Taco Bell. More couples are looking into destination weddings that many once only dreamt for their wedding.
Choose A Dress for Your Style and Budget
Finding the perfect dress doesn’t have to take out a major chunk of your budget. Your bridal look is meant to make you look and feel beautiful on your wedding day as well as express your individuality. Instead of searching the high-mark bridal shops, consider your own style.
Depending on the event and formality, you can opt for a non-white gown, a separate top and short, a detachable option, or even go for a second dress for the reception.
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