Planning a wedding can be hard and everyone wants something unique. Here are some ideas to help mix things up and give you a day to remember.
A lot of the people at your wedding probably haven’t been privileged to know all of the details of your relationship, this is the perfect time to share them. We don’t mean the embarrassing details of the best man's speech, but you can share some details on napkins. It is easy to get custom napkins printed with little facts about the happy couple which can share some more of their journey together than the best man ever can.
Having a wedding means two families are joining together and what can be a better way to celebrate than bringing the family recipe to the wedding? If your family has a signature dessert or sweet treat, ask the ladies of the families to contribute a dessert each that everyone can enjoy at the reception. Although, if you are having a small wedding and don’t want a caterer, you could ask each family member to cook up a dish and create the entire reception around the favorite family recipes.
While you are getting your photos taken, the guests are left to fend for themselves with cocktail hour. This is a great chance to do something a bit different. Rather than have just plain wine, why not try big jugs of cocktails or even some little umbrellas to make it that little bit different. You could even create a cocktail bar so that guests can create their own drinks while they wait.
Some brides like to keep their flowers small, and this is ok, but this doesn’t mean that you have to. You could add anything you want to your flowers such as feathers, reeds, or even just some large flower types. As long as you can hold it, there should be no limit to the flowers in your bouquet.
We aren’t talking about the Disney movie, but if you want to do a Frozen theme we won't judge you. What we are talking about is having an ice cream display for you guests. This is really great during the summer when everyone might be overheating in their formal wear, and it is perfect for little kids who need something to enjoy while the adults have their wine and cocktails.
Lean into Your Culture
Do you or your groom have an ethnic background, even just a tiny bit? The joining of families means the joining of cultures and history. Boho weddings are great for blending cultures and you could try this Bohemian dress guide for inspiration. So, if you have a certain heritage, why not lean into it a bit? You could have a floor display of dancers, or a musician to play some music.
Throughout your relationship, there have been plenty of places that are important to you. At your wedding is a great place to share these with people. You could include them in your fun facts or use them as something else entirely, such as a board with a timeline and your favourite places on it. This is a great idea for couples that have travelled a lot as you also get the chance to show off those travel snaps.
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