Today’s couples love making their weddings personal and fun. We’re all about that! If you’re planning your wedding, consider some of these ideas for your big day:
1. Choose a theme that speaks to you.
Are you a literary nerd? A Great Gatsby or Alice in Wonderland theme might work wonderfully for you. Do you both enjoy sports? Go for the touchdown with a sports theme and serve up snacks like peanuts in the shell and Cracker Jacks. There’s surely something that lights a spark within both of you. Embrace it in your wedding theme.
2. Find an unusual venue.
Looking outside of a traditional church or hotel wedding will allow you to reflect your personality in your venue selection. Museums, aquariums, historical buildings, ballparks, and many other unusual locations host weddings, so do some exploring to find the best one for you.
3. Include props.
We mean for your photos, of course! We’ve seen couples use props like umbrellas or parasols, sunglasses, hats, flags, superhero T-shirts, ropes tied into lassos, and much more to really reflect their personalities in their wedding photos. Be creative and have fun!
4. Hide surprises for guests.
Thrill your guests with little surprises, such as welcome bags in their hotel rooms, a silly photo of the two of you in your wedding program, handy toiletry baskets in the restrooms, special coloring or flavors in your wedding cake, or exciting entertainment during the reception.
5. Arrive in style.
Plan a special arrival that suits your personalities, be it by horse and carriage, motorcycle, classic car, or trolley. We’ve even had couples rent elephants for their big arrivals!
6. Create your own vows.
This is a timeless and romantic way to bring your personality into your wedding. Craft vows that have traditional values but a personal spin, such as being with your future spouse “through days of lobster and filet mignon or Spam and Ramen Noodles.”
7. Bring along your pets.
Yes, including pets in your wedding can present some challenges, but they can also make for amazing photos and memories. Consult with your venue before committing to this idea to make sure it’s allowed.
8. Make unique song selections.
No one said you have to walk down the aisle to “Canon in D” or recess to “The Wedding March.” Can you? Sure! But opting for nontraditional songs can really give your wedding some personality. We’ve seen couples choose everything from “Marry Me” by Bruno Mars to “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC and everything in between. Have fun with it!
What ideas would you add to this list? Don’t be shy and let us know in the comments.