Planning a wedding is supposed to be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming and frustrating at times. From deciding who to invite, where you want the ceremony to be held, and whether you want something traditional or not, it’s enough to consider eloping!
On top of that, you have to deal with Pinterest boards, magazines, and countless ideas from family members and friends regarding what your day should look like.
Feeling the pressure yet? Don’t let it get to you. Instead, remember that it’s your day, and you and your partner should be able to express your personalities and uniqueness as a pair.
Some suggest that traditional weddings are on their way out as people focus more on smaller, intimate ceremonies and non-traditional themes. But, it’s up to you to decide what your day should look like. Whether you want something old-school or you want your wedding to reflect all of your quirks, we’ve got a few unique ideas that will make your day both special and unforgettable.
Whether you have a specific theme in mind or not, one of the first things you’ll likely think about for your wedding is the décor. That includes everything from flowers to specific colours that will be used in various ways throughout the day. Traditional decorations might include things like white flowers, lace, and greenery. But, don’t be afraid to get creative with your decoration ideas to show off your personality and creativity.
Do you want a rustic, country-style wedding? Use Mason jars as candle holders at each table, and have bouquets made of wildflowers.
Looking for something to show off your artistic side? Go big and bold with your colours.
Maybe you want your wedding to seem like an enchanted fairy-tale. Utilize small fairy lights on trees or across the ceiling of your venue to create a warm and magical atmosphere.
If you really want to get creative with your décor and make it more interactive, include some games at your reception, like a bean bag toss, horseshoes, or a pinata (for adults and kids!). You’ll definitely love looking at pictures of your family and friends getting involved when you get your wedding album back!
Almost everyone comes to a wedding with the expectation that they won’t go home hungry. But, that doesn’t mean you need to invest in a traditional buffet-style offering or plated dinner for your guests. If you and your partner consider yourself “foodies,” incorporate some of your favourite dishes into your wedding day. Try some of these unique ideas to bring your love of food to the forefront:
You can also mix your love of food with something completely unique to the day itself. Offer your guests a “deconstructed dinner” to make the food a conversation piece. Things like an omelette bar, DIY sushi bowls, or dinner kebabs are all original ideas that will intrigue your guests and show off your passion for food.
There’s also no reason you can’t keep your personal nutrition goals and ideals in place on your wedding day. While a wedding hardly seems complete without cake, consider highlighting healthy desserts that won’t leave you or your guests feeling weighed down. After all, the better everyone feels after eating, the more likely they are to dance, play games, and have a good time!
Favours are standard fare when it comes to weddings. While you can forego them altogether, it’s a nice way to say “thank you” to your guests for joining you on your special day. Some traditional wedding favour ideas include;
Small tokens of appreciation will always go a long way. But, if you want your favours to stand out, think outside the box. Offer something like personalized decks of cards, small potted succulents, or fun cocktail recipes to remind everyone of your day.
You can even DIY your favours if you’re on a budget. Try painting individual pictures or ceramics, offering etched glass decorations or ornaments, or making your own essential oil blends to hand out at the end of the evening.
At the end of the day, your wedding needs to be a reflection of you and your partner, and your personalities joining together. While it can be tempting to “give in” and let others influence your decisions, that’ll likely only leave you regretting certain parts of your big day.
Keep these unique ideas in mind to make your day special, or use them as inspiration to come up with other original ideas of your own. The more you take charge of your wedding day, the happier you’ll be when you look back on it for years to come.