Your wedding day is one of the most important and special days in your life. Also, it is a day that reflects you and your groom’s style and personality. So, why not make it unique to you?
There are several ways to add unique touches to your wedding.
- Many of us know the phrase “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” There are ways each bride can put her own spin on this common wedding tradition. For the old item, think about a special item from your childhood, something that is special to you that is your mother’s, grandmother’s or aunt’s. It might be a favorite piece of jewelry that has been passed down through generations or a family brooch pinned into your bouquet. Another idea is adding a piece of your favorite blanket growing up sewn into your dress. For something new, make it resemble your new, married life. You could add an item that symbolizes your honeymoon’s destination to your bouquet, dress, hair or shoes. Another option is wearing an accessory that was a gift from your groom. Your “something borrowed” could be from a family member or friend. Maybe it is a friendship bracelet or the same bracelet her grandmother wore during her childhood. Lastly, for “something blue,” think about what is most valuable to you. It might be a blue hairpiece, bracelet or pair of shoes. Make your blue item something that reflects your personality. It might be a bold expression or just a touch of blue. There are many ways to make this timeless tradition unique to you.
- Use your favorite flower in your wedding ceremony and reception. If you love sunflowers, decorate your venue with these pretty yellow flowers. Don’t be afraid to use what you love. After all, it is your wedding and you should do what you like. Another idea is to use a florist that has a close family association. It might be one that your parents, brother, sister or other relative used for their special day. Lastly, DIY your flower arrangements. There are many places for flowers in a wedding, including the ceremony, bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. Add your own flair to them with your own designs and creations.
- Family heirlooms make great centerpieces and decorations. If you are going for a vintage feel, go on a hunt through your mother’s or grandmother’s house and find antiques. These items might have a meaningful connection to you. From there, fill your wedding with these pieces and show off your style and love of family.
- Have fun and be creative with your wedding favors. These gifts for guests could resemble your honeymoon’s destination, an inside joke between the bride and groom or funny stories and photos on how the couple met. Make the favor special and personalized to you. Try not to make it generic; this is just one of the many ways your guests will remember your wedding.
- There are many avenues to individualize your reception. First is with your theme. Your décor might be centered on a special place, the timeline of your relationship or things associated with the first letter for your new last name. Next, is your décor and table arrangement. For example, you might place the tables in an order where people sit close to you and your groom. Name your tables with locations or headings that are memorable to the couple. Names could reflect the city where the couple met or grew up. Choose your menu based on your theme or your favorite foods. There is no shame in having a potato bar if you are a lover of the veggie. Another way is through your music. This also goes with your wedding ceremony. While dance music is needed, throw in a few songs that have important meanings. For example, maybe a bride’s dad or grandfather has passed away and there was a special song they danced to years ago. Always include the couple’s song for the first dance.
- Lastly, one of the most sentimental places to add uniqueness to your wedding is at the ceremony. Choose readings that fit you and your groom. Also, choose music that fits your individual taste. Maybe include an activity, such as planting seeds (place seeds in a jar that is already filled with dirt) that have a special meaning.
There are so many ways to personalize your wedding day. This list is just a few of the many examples on how you can do it. Remember, a wedding day is all about the bride and the groom, and it should resemble their style and have important meanings incorporated into the different elements.