Everyone wants their big day to stand out and be memorable – for the right reasons. People spend a lot of time and money planning their wedding. With so many important decisions to make, it’s no surprise. Here are 5 simple ways to plan a ‘different’ Wedding.
While there is nothing wrong with traditional choices, more and more engaged couples are looking to make their wedding a bit different. Whether you want the whole day to be full of surprises or just inject a bit of personality, we’ve got some stand-out ideas. Check them out:
1. Personalise your cake
The popularity of alternative wedding cakes has been on the rise for some time now. Towers of cupcakes or donuts, savoury pies, cheesecake or ditching the cake for a dessert cart, there are loads of ideas. Check these out for some inspiration, but whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you love. You don’t have to please all your guests. The day is about you, and everything you enjoy.
2. Make things yourself
To give your wedding a personal touch, it’s always nice to make things yourself where you can. Get any creative members of your family involved, and try your hand at invitations, seating plans or table decorations. Handwritten chalkboards, memory boards or even floral centrepieces you planted yourself can make all the difference to your day. It’ll also save you money.
3. Have an outdoor wedding
Without a doubt, alfresco celebrations are memorable. With the natural surroundings acting as your décor, it’s a beautiful backdrop for the special occasion. Of course, you are taking a risk with the weather. It can be very unpredictable. It’s important to plan for different eventualities – provide shade for your guests if it’s sunny and a marquee should the weather take a turn for the worst.
However, the most important thing, as this blog highlights, is getting a permit from your local authority. Without the right permit, you can’t have the beautiful outdoor wedding you’ve been dreaming of.
4. Opt for a different wedding dress
Who says you should stick to traditional white? More brides are stepping away from old expectations, and trying pastel colours and different shades. Keep it a close secret, and you’ll be sure to wow your guests as you walk down the aisle. You’ll look back at your wedding photos for years to come. Make your dress one to remember.
5. Think carefully about your entertainment
Wedding days can be long for your guests, especially if they’ve travelled far to attend. Great entertainment should keep them amused and make them smile. Magicians coming to the tables is a good way of breaking the ice between guests who don’t know each other well. Waiters and waitresses who suddenly burst out in song and dance is sure to surprise. The options are endless.
Remember who is attending your wedding, and what they’ll enjoy. Old-fashioned outdoor games, caricaturists and goody bags are all ways of entertaining any kids at your wedding. Make sure you love everything you pick though.
How did you make your wedding different? Share your ideas with us.