Your wedding day should be about you two: a celebration of your relationship. And that means something different to every couple – so avoid a cookie cutter wedding by adding some personality to proceedings! Here are our top ten tips for doing just that.
Fact or fiction:
Waiting for food to arrive can be tedious, especially if you don’t know your fellow table guests very well. Help break the ice by giving each table a quiz. You could do a quiz about the bride and groom, which would be suitable for everyone or you could personalise each quiz to the guests on each table.
Whether you’ve got a huge family or a small and intimate one, a family tree is a beautiful way to show off your crowd. Your family will appreciate the gesture and it will be interesting for your other guests to look over, too.
Created the perfect playlist? Share the love by sharing the music and give guests a soundtrack to your big day as a favour.
Whether you’re into Sangria or Sex on the Beach, a signature cocktail is a great way to showcase a bit of personality and make your day memorable (provided guests don’t overdo it!) If you need inspiration, look to the season. Pimm’s is perfect for summer soirées whereas an Irish coffee would go down a treat in the winter.
If you or your guests use social media (and let’s be honest – most will!) set up an original hashtag so you can easily collate everything afterwards. Pick something meaningful to the two of you and ideally make it easy to spell!
If you’ve got a four-legged friend that’s a big part of your life, why not include them? Plenty of venues are now dog friendly and just think of the cute photos! Read our tips on involving your dog in your big day.
Hooray for hobbies:
Whether you’re into knitting or kitesurfing, reading or running, there are plenty of opportunities to let your hobbies shine through. For example, bookish couples could use stacks of their favourite books as centrepieces or give away second-hand books as favours.
Add a bit of personality to your wedding cake with a couple of cute cake toppers. You could have them designed to look just like the two of you or alternatively use them to show off your interests e.g. two lovebirds for birdwatchers. N’awww!
Personal place card:
Why not use a photo of each guest for their place card? Make things even more personal by including a handwritten note on the back explaining why you’re so glad they made it.
To give people a real sneak peek into your relationship, why not consider writing your own vows? If you’re not sure where to start, read our guide on writing wedding vows with heart.
What are you doing to make your wedding as personal as can be? Let us know below!
We wish you all the very best of luck, love and happiness for 2017
Love Mike and Janie x