A wedding celebration is filled with tradition. Cake Cutting, First Dance, the Bouquet Toss have been happening at weddings for decades! Some of these items are as beloved as singing “Thank God I’m A Country Boy!” during the 7th inning stretch of the Orioles game. You wouldn’t want to change it even if you could. It is tradition.
However, traditions certainly don’t mean that you should have a cookie-cutter wedding. You don’t want your wedding to be just like all of the others! Showcase who you are as a couple and make it memorable. Let it tell your love story, and give your guests a different experience from the other weddings they have attended.
You may think that these extra personal touches will be expensive and blow your budget. While there is a cost associated with some items, it is entirely possible to personalize your wedding without breaking the bank. Here is a list of items of varying price points to make your celebration a bit unique.
Signature drinks are always a fun touch. They can be named after the bride and groom, special events, or inside jokes. The signature drink may also reflect your wedding style or theme.
Themes are another way in which cocktails can be used. We have seen our couples incorporate this into their Harry Potter, Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones themed celebrations. The guests love it because it is “them”. Remember, many of your guests have traveled many miles and some may not have seen you for years! Personal touches like this allow them to reconnect to the adults that you have become.
Lighting should not be overlooked when searching for something to make an impact. You can completely change the atmosphere of your venue based off of your lighting choices, but it’s often a forgotten option.
Done correctly, lighting can be a very easy and cost-effective choice. From fairy lights to lanterns or candles, there is no end to what you can do to control the mood of your wedding. I’ve seen floating candles, hanging candles, and tapered candles in vases along a walkway. They’re all beautiful options.
Uplighting, pin spot lighting, and monogram lighting can make a massive difference in the appearance of a venue! These reduce clutter and are infinitely safer than candles. These lights provide a larger variety of color options and are extremely versatile. They also are not susceptible to wind or rain.
I always love it when the décor is personal and doesn’t just follow an arbitrary color scheme. If you and your significant other met at a baseball game, love gardening, or even enjoy cheesy Rom-coms, I’d love to see evidence of that in the décor. The décor is the easiest way for you to tell your love story to guests, and it’s the best day to do so.
This doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor either. All it takes is a bit of craftiness and some strategically placed props. It doesn’t have to take over the entire wedding, but this a great chance to show your loved ones who you are as a couple.
Whether it’s a game everyone participates in—or one that only some can play—games are a great way to boost the fun at a wedding and get people mingling. The games can revolve around the happy couple, or just be a fun thing for guests to do to pass the time. At outdoor weddings, I’ve seen corn hole, ring toss, and horseshoes.
A photo booth is an extremely popular way to differentiate your wedding. The photo strips can be customized to your theme, font, and color preferences. You can add unique props to increase the personalization. Most of all, every session is a different experience for you and your guests.
A photo booth allows multiple generations to have fun and interact that simply will not happen anywhere else including the dance floor. Best of all, both you and they receive a memento of this day that can be shared for eternity.
Think about it: can you think of a better party favor to give your guests than this memory of the day they shared celebrating with you?
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