While weddings are a great way to connect the past, present and future of two families, it’s also a beautiful opportunity to celebrate who you and your partner are as individuals and who you’re becoming as a couple. Weddings tend to have traditional elements that satisfy family members as well as the tradition-minded guests, but it’s also truly enjoyable to participate in a wedding that reveals the uniqueness of the couple. The wedding experts at Rose Hill Weddings believe there are plenty of ways to make your wedding personal and specific to you and your partner, while creating special memories of your big day.
Words can be so incredibly meaningful when presented at the right moment. Here are some great ways to include your favorite words and phrases throughout your wedding day.
- Vows on runner: Choosing to write your own vows is a bold, creative way to say what you mean. Having those vows printed on your aisle runner for all to see, and for you to stand upon as you recite them, is downright poetic. You can also have your vows printed on the back of your programs or thank-you cards.
- Message on bottom of shoes: Before the big day, trade one wedding-day shoe with your partner and write a quick love note on the bottom. Not only does this make for adorable day-of pictures, but you’ll have all the feels when you read it as you’re preparing for the walk down the aisle.
- Favorite quote on programs or cocktail napkins: If you and your intended share a favorite quote, verse, or song lyric, now is the time to dress it up and share with your nearest and dearest. Include your quote on cocktail napkins, display boards or the cover of your ceremony program.
- Signage: Personalized signs are big right now and give everyone a sense of your overall theme. Choose a few words, your new last name, or a special sentiment (like, “love,” “blessed,” or “joy”) to display proudly in a place of prominence at your ceremony or reception.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so including photos and other images at your wedding will bring guests and family members together like nothing else. Display photos of the two of you as well as those of family and friends to make everyone feel welcome and special.
- Family photo wall: A wall or screen covered with black-and-white photos of family members from both sides will be a real talking point for all family members. Don’t be surprised to catch Aunt Susie explaining the family tree to your partner’s mom.
- Polaroids of friends: Have wedding guests send you their favorite photos of you together then print of polaroid-style paper. Scatter these around the reception area or on tabletops along with centerpieces.
- Doodles of guests for seating: If you or your partner have artistic inclinations, take some time to create small doodles or caricatures of your guests to use as place settings. Bonus points for including something personal about each person (like your cousin’s pet iguana or your college roommate’s love of biking).
Including your favorite flowers, or varieties that are special to your love story, is yet one more way to personalize your wedding day and add a personal element. Here are some unique ways to incorporate your special blooms into every aspect of your wedding:
- Fave flowers in bouquet: Your bouquet will very likely be something you keep forever, so make sure the flowers included are among your favorites. If you have a particular flower that’s especially meaningful to you and your partner, your families or your story, be sure to include it in your bridal bouquet.
- Wearable flowers for guests: Offer cute wearable florals to guests as a party favor when they pick up their place cards. Attach blooms to hairpins, create boutonnieres or offer wrist corsages for guests to don while celebrating your big day. With enough variety, you can even match the type of flower with each table, giving them a function as well as a beautiful look.
- Wearable flowers for the bride: Find ways to include your mother or grandmother’s favorite flower in your wedding ensemble. Whether you style your hair with primroses or tuck a daisy into the ribbon at your waist, they’ll be proud of the generational continuity you’ve brought to your wedding day.
With so many ways to include special details in your wedding, it’s important to add some personalized details. Your guests will feel like they’ve experienced something uniquely you, while enjoying each other and the fresh, interesting celebration as well. For more ways to include personal touches on your big day, talk to the wedding experts at Rose Hill Weddings. We’ll be glad to offer ideas and help you develop the ideas you already have.