When it comes to designing your wedding day, there’s no universal guideline, nor should there be! At its heart, your wedding is about you and your spouse-to-be, so by all means, it should be reflected throughout the day with your own personality and style. Not sure how to achieve this? Keep reading to gather inspiration from a few (10 creative wedding ideas to be exact) of our favorite ways to personalize a wedding day!
1. WRITE YOUR OWN VOWS
If the words are coming straight from your heart, there’s really nothing more personal than that. It not only adds another layer of meaning and emotion but also helps tell your love story to your guests. Be sure to write your vows down so that you can pull them out on your anniversary.
2. MAKE A SPEECH
Traditionally, the Father of the Bride, Maid of Honor, and Best Man give a speech, but why not throw a short toast in from the newlyweds? You’ll notice that in a day full of happiness, you’ll want to thank your family and friends for being a part of your big moment.
3. CREATE A CUSTOM CREST OR MONOGRAM
This is something your stationery artist can help with. Its first debut should be on your invitation and then be carried out in a couple of ways throughout your overall wedding design such as programs, napkins, dance floor, seating chart, etc. Be careful not to put it everywhere; one or two spots is a perfect touch.
4. PAY HOMAGE TO YOUR CULTURE
Elements from your heritage or culture are one of the most interesting ways to personalize your wedding! Offer favors from your homeland (candy is a fun one!), incorporate foods that offer the taste of another country, or implement, language, fabric or well-known patterns to represent your culture. This particular point on our 10 creative wedding ideas list, is a must! Your elder guests will love it and it’s a big part of your story!
6. GET CREATIVE WITH TABLE DESIGN
Who said table numbers had to be numbers?! Instead, use favorite quotes, songs, or whatever your heart desires! Don’t stop there. Personalize the place settings with a custom napkin wrap or pre-set a thank you note for each guest.
7. INCORPORATE YOUR TALENTS
If you’re a dancer, singer, artist, writer, etc., your guests know that about you and will be thrilled to see it at your wedding. For example, instead of a traditional ceremony reading, write your own. Choreograph a special dance. Display your artwork in a unique way. Pay it forward to your favorite charity. You get the idea!
8. HANDPICK YOUR OFFICIANT
Have a friend or family member officiate the wedding ceremony. Not only will it make you feel more comfortable to have someone you know well standing with you both at the altar, but they will also be able to share stories and humor from being a part of your lives. This point on our list of 10 creative wedding ideas, will give your ceremony a more genuine and original feel.
9. BE PROUD PARENTS
Although most venues don’t allow pets, that doesn’t mean they can’t be there in spirit! Put their cute little faces on a bar napkin or drink coaster, name a drink after your pets in their honor, or drop a mention of them in your program. This point on our 10 creative wedding ideas list is adorable and everyone that knows your pet babies will love seeing them (or their likeness) on your big day.
10. IMPRINT YOUR GUESTS’ MEMORY WITH SCENT
Offer your guests your favorite scent in the form of a favor; a lavender sachet for their dresser, eucalyptus clipping for their shower, or a candle to burn in their home. Speaking of candles, put a few scented candles at your venue! Anytime a guest smells one of these scents, it will invoke the memories from your wedding day!
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