Personalizing Your Wedding
Everyone wants their wedding day to be unique and memorable, but more often than not, brides and grooms fall into a traditional rut that makes their day forgettable. Create a day that people will remember by infusing your personality into the wedding details. Here are a few clever ways to personalize your day:
Food: What’s your favorite food? What did you eat on your first date? Where are you going on your honeymoon? What’s your family’s heritage? There are a number of ways to spice up the food at your wedding and make it representative of your relationship. Wedding fare can often be bland and boring. Make it memorable by serving up ethnic dishes that have some significance to you and your fiancé.
Location: As grand and lavish as a hotel ballroom can be, it can also be void of personal sentiment or meaning. Pick a spot that will get people talking. If you’re art lovers, why not get hitched in a museum? Sports fans can rent out a local stadium, while animal lovers can tie the knot at the zoo. Most local attractions and hot spots are available for private functions so get creative and find a place that represents you.
Transportation: Add some charm to the wedding day with a unique getaway vehicle. Ride off from the wedding on a tandem bicycle to showcase your love for being active, or cruise away in a vintage car to highlight your eclectic taste. Whatever your preferences, pick a vehicle that expresses a little personality. Wedding Transportation.
Dessert: Who says wedding cake is the only dessert that can be served at your reception? Give guests something original to satisfy their sweet tooth cravings. How about an ice cream sundae bar, a crepe station, or a buffet of pastries? If homemade baked goods are more your style, why not ask some close friends and family members to whip up a few of your faves, giving guests a wide variety of sweet treats to choose from.
Centerpieces: Floral centerpieces are stunning, but can run the risk of looking like every other wedding reception’s decor. Crafting one-of-a-kind centerpieces relying on your interests or hobbies can be a great way to infuse your personality. Try using original artwork, travel mementos, symbols of your relationship, or equipment used for a favorite pastime (i.e. reading, films, gardening, traveling, or hiking). The centerpieces will not only be beautiful and unique, they’ll make for great conversation starters, as well.