7 Ways to Make Your Wedding More Personal
words by // Eve Green
photo by // AC Photography
Weddings come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. While incorporating popular wedding trends may mean your event has some similarities to others, there are many ways you can ensure your special day is unique to you and your soon-to-be spouse. The personalized touches you and your partner choose to incorporate throughout your ceremony and wedding reception will be the aspects that leave the biggest impression on your guests. Consider these 7 Ways to Make Your Wedding More Personal.
One of the most profound ways to differentiate your wedding and make it more personal, is to write your own vows. Traditional vows will never go out of style, but there is something special about vows written and recited directly from the heart.
With the exception of when the bride makes her way down the aisle, guests’ attention will be directed to the altar for the entire ceremony. Take their breath away with a stunning ceremony backdrop. Some of the most spectacular backdrops consist of lush florals and greenery, wood structures, or draped gauzy flowing fabrics.
Incorporate special pictures of your closest family members and loved ones who are no longer with you from their own wedding day. Displaying these deeply personal and poignant photos will make all your guests feel even closer to you as they get a glimpse of the wedding days of those who came before you.
Themed Paper Goods
Putting your own spin on your wedding paper goods is an ideal way to personalize your wedding. From the save the dates to the invitation suite and wedding day paper goods such as the seating chart and menus, you can add your personality with elements like calligraphy, custom illustrations, monograms, or watercolor.
A signature cocktail is a perfect way to add a unique touch to your wedding libations. Guests can loosen up with delightful mixology magic with fun and fizzy or smooth and classic options. All that’s left is to create a special name to make it into your very own signature cocktail! When coming up with a name for your signature wedding drink, embrace cute puns or go romantic with wedding related words.
Some couples prefer to choose a band or DJ whose style they love and let them do their thing and control the playlist. Other couples, perhaps those that bond deeply over their shared interest in music, may prefer to help curate the song list for their reception. There is no right or wrong way, although if you describe your preferences in detail, an experienced DJ should be able to play music that is true to your personalities.
Finally, don’t let the evening dwindle to a close! Personalize your departure with an unforgettable exit with options such as suave vehicles, sparklers, or colorful smoke bombs. What better way to end your wedding day than with an exceptional exit your guests will be sure to remember!