Everyone’s wedding is individual merely by the fact that everyone is different and has distinctive ideas. However, the way to make your wedding truly unique is by injecting your own personality into it. I kind of dislike this business-type expression but it’s about “thinking outside the box”.
Many brides (& grooms to a lesser extent) try to copy other brides. Their friends had this so they have to try and go one better, in effect trying to be something they aren’t – why??
Your wedding day should be special to you and your groom. You shouldn’t worry about what others think – surely if they are your friends then they want the day to be what you want? Obviously it’s important to give consideration to your guests and their needs but ultimately it should be what you want and what you can afford.
So, there are lots of ways to individualise your day and here goes. Think about what’s important to you:
- Your venue: choose an interesting venue. Obviously unless a new wedding venue comes onto the ‘market’ then there maybe a chance someone else you know has got married there but this shouldn’t stop you. Using flowers, decoration, colours, chair covers and lighting can make your venue appear unique. Why not completely change the atmosphere between the day and evening?
- Entertainers: an ice sculpture being created as your guests watch on during your drinks reception, a magician doing hand tricks to astound your guests whilst the canapés are being served or what about singing waiters popping up in the middle of your wedding breakfast?
- Quirky Food: an ice cream van giving out 99 cones, how about an afternoon tea with vintage tea cups rather than the traditional canapés, strawberries & cream served with a nice glass of Pimms or diet coke from an old fashioned bicycle.
- Traditional Food: if food and drink are something that you both really enjoy why not spend more than average on top quality nourishment for your guests? Although some top quality venues will have wedding packages that offer fantastic value for money.
- A Theme: do you love the circus – why not have clowns or stilt walkers wandering around to welcome your guests? What about a Hollywood feel with a red carpet entrance, popcorn as favours and table names using your favourite films? The 1920s is your thing – why not choose an art deco building and have your bridesmaids in flapper dresses?
- Something Completely Unique: how about a chimney sweep to meet you after your ceremony? Or for a Christmas wedding Santa Claus with reindeer and a sledge?
For me it’s important not to have too many ‘entertainments’ or your guests will be bombarded with too much. Pick 1 or 2 things that will make your day individual and special to you. It’s about knowing what you want to achieve – when we got married we wanted a really special venue that made our civil ceremony feel grand and important, then have a real party atmosphere. We fed and watered our guests really well (too well in some cases!) and had a superb band in the evening. There were no real gimmicks and even now (7 years later and numerous other weddings down the lane) friends say it was the best wedding they’d been to.
Wonderful Weddings by JT
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