Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable not only for the bride and groom but for everyone involved. Instead of competing to make your wedding “more” in the traditional sense, why not go a little outside the box? You don’t want your wedding to be the same kind that everyone has already seen. Add some personality to it.
A bit of you
There’s nothing quite as specialized as a touch to the wedding that you’ve done yourself. You don’t have to create an entire venue from scrap, but there are a lot of great DIY décor ideas. Even if you pick out one or two, like a wedding sign or a custom-made guest book, it adds a bit more emotional investment into an event that can often get larger than life. It keeps the event about you and keeps you grounded in what you’re actually celebrating. Plus, it can make it an extra special keepsake for you.
Something to remember
Your guests might very well like something to remember the day by, as well. Keepsakes aren’t just about helping people remember the wedding (which they should do, anyway). They’re about giving them something physical to connect back to the emotions of the time, and they can be about communicating a message. Invitations, flowers, photos they can print out all serve as keepsakes. But don’t be afraid to go outside the norm, either. For instance, at one wedding, the bride and groom gave everyone antique pennies to represent the luck of finding something treasured.
Setting the scene you want
You might feel like leaving it mostly up to the venue how you’re going to decorate the setting of the wedding and the party. You might have some planning to add a choice of flowers and other little set pieces. But you can go a lot further than that if you like. Assuming the venue permits it, staging companies can help you transform a space into exactly the scene you want. Colors, themes, lighting and more can be yours to control. You can create a look to your wedding that none of your guests are likely to have seen before.
Break the mold
It’s not all about how the wedding looks and what objects are there, either. Sometimes, you can be bold and do something a little different in the actual event itself. For instance, have you considered giving a bridal speech? If you feel like it’s a shame you don’t get to say all the things you’ve been thinking, all the gratitude and love built up, then go ahead and do it. It’s not a tradition, but that doesn’t mean it’s a rule, either. No-one can tell you that you’re doing your wedding wrong, so do it your way.
If you get it right, then taking the extra step to personalize the wedding will have everyone talking about it for much longer. Not only that, but it creates a scene that has real meaning to you and your spouse since it had much more of you in there.