Sorry it has been so long, I have had my hands full with the most amazing little bundle of joy ever! One positive of the long feeding times is that it gives me a chance to think of wedding inspiration to share with you. So here goes, my first post-baby blog, hope you like it…
One of the questions I get asked all the time is, “how can I make my wedding more personal (or unique) to us as a couple?” Excellent question. Your guests want to experience a party that is individual to you and see details that express who you are as a couple. This is your perfect party, so make it as unique as you are! Here are a few ideas to get your creativity flowing….
1. Engrave & personalise
Gifts and keepsakes can be engraved or personalised by talented craftsmen (and women) to create special gifts for your loved ones, and you, to remember your special day. Engrave glasses for the wedding party, hang a few signs around your ceremony and reception (more on that in this previous blog: Ways With Words) and to personalise your memories display this beautiful wood drop box guest book by The Laser Artist
2. Create your own decorations
Please note I said “create” and not “do”. You know I’m not a fan of DIY decorations, but what I do wholeheartedly encourage is creativity. Sure Pinterest is amazing but don’t just show a picture to a supplier and say “do it just like this” use the pictures as inspiration, then work with your supplier to create your own spin on the design to suit your individual style and taste.
3. Take the “wedding” out of wedding dress
If you are having a very formal wedding or it has been your dream to wear a traditional wedding dress since you were a little girl, by all means head to the high street bridal shop. However, if you want something truly unique hit the independent fashion boutiques and think outside the box. I did it! And the best part? I got to enjoy wearing my wedding again & again to other formal occasions, instead of having such a special dress just hanging in the closet in a plastic bag.
Petticoats by Petticoats~A~Plenty
4. Set the playlist
So many brides I know just book a band or DJ and leave it at that. With the exception of the first dance they leave them to choose all the music. Of course your DJ is the expert, and you have to give them flexibility to do what they do best, but make sure all your favourite tunes make an appearance by giving him a playlist!
5. Cocktails anyone?
One of my favourite wedding personalisations is getting creative at the bar. Work with a master bartender or mixologist to create a unique cocktail to serve as your welcome drink or have the wait staff serve one of your all time favourite drinks with the main course. It will spice things up and everyone loves a free drink!
Not serving alcohol? Don’t worry, you can do the same with coffee or smoothies!
It’s all about being creative and taking that little extra time with all the little details. That’s what makes great weddings!
So tell me, what are you doing to add that unique touch to your wedding?