Everyone tells you that your wedding day will be the most special day of your life. And there’s a good reason for that. Your wedding day is unique and personal to you, which is why it will hold so many special memories. Those little touches you add can really make your wedding your own, reflecting who you are as a couple.
There are a lot of things you can do to tailor your wedding and have it more unique to you. Check out these tips for designing your personal, creative wedding day.
Write your own vows
It’s becoming more and more common for couples to write their own vows. It’s a wonderful way to add a personal touch that will make your wedding ceremony completely unique to you. You can take inspiration from a song you love, a film or novel you both adore – it’s completely your choice. You can get some great tips for writing your own wedding vows that will help you get it all down on paper.
Start your own traditions
Everyone’s wedding is different, and what used to be traditional and a must at a wedding is soon starting to change and become more fluid. From having a different family member walk you down the aisle, to the bride doing a speech, you can make your wedding day what you want it to be. If you’ve got some unique and creative ideas as to how you want your wedding day to be, use them – it’ll be worth it to see them come together.
While some people are ditching common traditions, others are bringing back traditions that are long forgotten. Take a look at some classic wedding traditions you can bring back for your special day.
Make your own favours
Wedding favours can be an expensive part of your wedding, so many couples choose to make their own. Do you have a talent for baking or brewing your own alcohol? Find something that you can bring to the table (literally!) that your guests can take home with them and enjoy. Edible favours are great for hungry guests between courses, while something they can take home with them will give them a special ongoing reminder of your day. Check out some DIY wedding favours you can make yourself to give you some ideas.
Choose songs that mean something to you
Music is a very important part of a wedding. You’ll want to make sure that the music you choose throughout your day means something to the two of you. From the music you walk down the aisle to, to that first dance song, choose music that brings you great memories and that you enjoy together.
Whether you’ve got a band or a DJ for your evening entertainment, you should spend time working on the perfect wedding playlist. Your wedding playlist should consist of songs that the two of you love, as well as some epic floor fillers. With the right music, your guests will be up on the dancefloor all night for a party to remember.
Celebrate your guests
Many couples like to involve their guests more in their big day. One way you can do this is to include photographs of them all. It’s a sweet way to layout your table settings, and gives everyone a little memento to take home with them. Looking for photos of your guests can be a fun part of planning, helping you to remember why you’ve chosen these special people to be there for your wedding.
Build a memory corner
A memory corner can be a fantastic way to celebrate your relationship and everything that’s in it. From photos of key moments throughout your time together, to family photos, guests will enjoy reminiscing about your history. It’s also a wonderful space to put photos of departed family members or those who can’t be there on the day as a way to celebrate them and keep them in your thoughts.
Create your couple ‘brand’
Many couples like to create a logo and a theme that works throughout all of their wedding stationery. If you take a look at some wedding invitation ideas, you can find something that works for the two of you. You could use a templated design or have something a bit more bespoke that represents the two of you. From your invitations to your order of service and your thank you cards, you’ll have a simple theme that runs through your day.
Choose your favourites for dinner
Your wedding breakfast should be a memorable meal, so why not go for some of your favourite dishes? Food tasting can be one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning, so take the time to try different things to help you create the perfect wedding menu.
Don’t forget about the evening food too. Is there a cuisine you both enjoy or a certain snack food? Make sure it’s there on the buffet table as another way to add a personal touch to your day.
Bring in traditions from your family or heritage
Adding in some family traditions can be a nice way to tailor your wedding day and make it more personal. If you come from a Scottish background, you could look at ways kilts for men and women could feature in your day. If you have more of a Scandinavian heritage, perhaps that can be reflected in your decor. There are a lot of different ideas you can bring together to make your wedding unique to you and full of family traditions that will make it all the more special.
Planning your wedding is a fun and exciting time, but there can be a lot of stress involved. Many people are going down the DIY route as a way to save money on wedding costs, but it can also be a great way to showcase your creative side. Which personal elements will you bring to your wedding day? Start planning now!