Your wedding day is about you. It is about the coming together of two separate people to become one family. Each couple is unique, therefore each wedding is unique.
Here are 17 trending ways to make your wedding unique, while adding personal touches that you or your guests won’t soon forget.
Fun Ideas to Make Your Wedding Unique
1. Reasons I Married You
Once the big question has been asked and the date set, begin a journal about all the reasons you want to marry your significant other. You can either gift them on the big day before you walk down the aisle, or keep them for an anniversary. Either way, it is a touching gift that lets the other know just how much you love them.
2. Thumbprint Heart Invitations
A great way to kick off your wedding experience is by adding personal touches to your invitations. Have you and your significant other put both your thumbprints on the invitation. Go a step further and shape them into a heart!
3. Themed Weddings
Themes are no longer for quincieras and sweet 16 birthday parties; they have taken hold of weddings as well. Themes are a great way to incorporate the bride and groom’s personalities into a ceremony that is all about them. Our tip: Restraint! Just because you choose a theme, doesn’t mean it needs to be injected into every aspect of the wedding.
4. One Color, Different Dresses
It is no secret that one dress does not flatter every bridesmaid and gone are the days that the dresses have to match, in style or color. Different bridesmaids dresses are trending. Choose a color, and find a shade and style that flatters every bridesmaid!
5. Create Your Own Hashtag
These days everyone has smartphones that are on them at all times. Use this to your advantage. Create an Instagram hashtag and let your guests’ snap and tag! You will be able to see the wedding through their eyes (and it is free of charge).
6. Ring Warming Ceremony
Have your wedding rings placed so guests must pass them to find their seats. Have each guest hold the rings in their hands to warm them with their love and silent wishes. Worried about having your rings handled? Tie them onto a piece of ribbon and tie them to something unmovable, a centerpiece perhaps?
7. Take a Walk Down Memory Lane
As guests file into the ceremony or reception, greet them with photos of your past. Have a photo and date for where you are from, where you met, first date, first “I love you”, where he proposed, and where you are headed. It’s a great way to look at your past while walking into your future.
8. Funny Wedding Photos
Traditional photos are still a must have, but add a bit of spice to the rest! Have funny groom and bridesmaid pictures or an entertaining bride and groomsmen photo. Have your bridesmaids hold up signs of how you met. The possibilities are endless – the quirkier the better!
9. Irish Stone Tradition
Dating back to roman times when Irish weddings took place next to rivers or the sea, guests would paint well wishes onto stones and toss them into the water. These days it has taken on a more decorative role. Have guests write messages on stones and place them in a vase or bowl to remember your wedding when you walk by.
10. Message in a Bottle
Have your wedding party write messages, words of wisdom, or fun stories onto slips of paper. Have empty wine bottles with a number indicating a big anniversary year and each member chooses an anniversary and puts their paper inside. Later on down the road open each bottle corresponding to the year and enjoy the nostalgia.
11. Wedding Advice Box
The first argument after getting married is inevitable even for the happiest of couples. Have guest write advice on how to handle bumps in the road and place them in a box. When the first argument happens you can open the box and listen to the words of others that have been there before you.
12. Thumbprint Tree
Instead of going with the normal guest book, take a new spin on things. Frame a large drawing of a tree and have each guest dip their thumb in green ink and place it on a branch with their name written underneath. Watch the tree grow with all the prints of your friends. The bonus? You know have a unique and sentimental piece of art for that bare spot in the living room!
13. Guest Puzzle
Before the wedding, create a blank puzzle and have enough puzzle pieces cut for each guest to have their own. When guests arrive at the wedding reception have them each sign a puzzle piece instead of a traditional guest book. After the wedding madness put the puzzle back together and frame it!
14. Mad Libs
Everyone loved a good Mad Lib when we were young and here is your chance to be a kid again! Create a Mad Lib wedding edition for your guests to fill out. After the wedding sit back and enjoy all the funny stories created about your big day.
15. Wedding Photo Booths
Create a photo booth at your wedding! You can either keep the photos or offer them to your guests, or both. The funnier the props the better (we especially like mustaches, the bigger the better!)
16. Rice Be Gone
The time has passed on the traditional rice throwing ceremony upon the exit of the bride and groom. Not only is it not good for the birds, we have found better ideas! Try paper airplanes or puff balls! If make a nighttime get away have your guests line the exit with sparklers!
17. Honeymoon Book
After the years have gone by it can be hard to remember all the great adventures you had on your honeymoon get away. Remedy that situation by creating a unique honeymoon book. Buy some postcards with shots of your favorite locations from the trip and at the end of each day write about what you did, experienced, enjoyed, etc. When you get home have them bound into a book and enjoy the tale of your honeymoon for years to come!
And there you have it: 17 new and fun wedding ideas to make your big day even more special. For more information on all of these ideas and some that didn’t make the list check out our Pinterest page for unique wedding ideas! If you are planning a wedding in the Clermont or Lake County area please feel free to contact us for help with your reception or ceremony.