Your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your life, so you will want to make it an event that you will never forget. When thinking about how to make your wedding day special, you should focus on incorporating themes and making choices that express your individuality and your character as a couple. Here are some ideas for making your wedding day unique and memorable for you and for your guests.
Unique wedding venues
When choosing a wedding venue, get creative and think outside the box. Consider your interests and pick a place that has significance for you as a couple. For example, if you love the ideas of rebirth and freedom, you might consider getting married in a butterfly garden. If art is your passion, an art gallery or museum might be a good choice.
If you like nature and the outdoors, consider a wedding in a public park or garden, at a winery, on the beach, or even in your own backyard. If you like being near the water, why not get married on a ferry or houseboat. Some adventurous couples are opting for extreme weddings such as underwater scuba diving weddings, skydiving weddings, or mountain climbing weddings.
Unique wedding gowns
Choosing a non-traditional wedding gown is a great way to express your personality. If you are looking for something just a bit different, you might choose a dress with a subtle hue. If you are slightly more daring, you can opt for bolder colors like red, black, purple, black and white, florals, or prints.
Different length dresses are also becoming increasingly popular. Nowadays, you can choose a short dress, a cocktail dress, a tea-length dress, or a floor-length dress. You might consider a unique style such as boho chic, vintage, or Victorian Gothic. If you like sparkles, sequins, crystals, or pearls can be incorporated. Finally, if dresses aren’t your thing, consider wearing a jumpsuit, a pantsuit, or a two-piece look with a separate top and skirt.
Creative invites that express your personality and grab your guests’ attention are another way to express your uniqueness. Some creative invite ideas are 3D pop-up invitations, a chocolate bar with details printed on the wrapper, origami invitations, DVDs or CDs, or printing the invitation on a vintage handkerchief. For something more elaborate, you can have a custom view master reel made or have your invitation printed on a cutting board with a recipe included.
The send-off is yet another opportunity for creativity. The tradition of throwing grains goes back to Roman times and symbolizes fertility, but there are many alternatives that make for a more individual and less messy send-off. If you’re getting married in an outdoor space with grass consider using wildflower seed bombs for you send off. Other eco-friendly options are biodegradable confetti, wildflowers, leaves, oatmeal, herbs, rose petals, or heart-shaped confetti made with wildflower seeds in them.
Some fun and whimsical options include ribbon and bell wands, pom poms, bubbles, mini beach balls, streamers, paper airplanes, party string, or glow sticks. For a musical send-off, mini tambourines or maracas, bells, whistles, and hand clappers will do the trick. Chinese sky lanterns, sparklers, fireworks, color bombs, and confetti slingshots all make for dramatic send-offs.
Couples are moving away from the traditional multi-course sit-down meals and finding new and inspiring ways to serve their guests. Today’s wedding receptions often feature diverse food, desert, and drink stations. Artistic food displays, such as suspended food stations, food towers, and a cookie or doughnut wall, are rising in popularity. Food trucks, chef stations, and interactive food stations where guests can decorate their own cupcakes or create their own crostinis are other fun options.
Food can be served in unique ways such as watermelons on a stick, cheese wheels layered together to form a “cake,” chicken and fries in a cone, pie pops, loaded ladles, and strawberry shortcake in a jar. Food and drink items can be paired together; cookies and milk, mini grilled cheese and tomato soup, tacos and margaritas, fish and chips and beer, or chips and guacamole all make great combinations.
As you can see, when it comes to planning a wedding, there are no hard and fast rules. Your wedding day is a special time, so don’t be afraid to get creative and think outside the box. You can make your wedding whatever you want it to be! Do what makes you and your partner happy, whether that means eloping in an exotic destination or throwing a giant shindig for you and a couple hundred friends. Most of all, don’t forget to have fun!