From the location itself, to the ensembles you will wear, to subtle elements that will make your guests feel extra special, we love when couples infuse their backgrounds into the big day. Your wedding is a day that celebrates your love, and we feel that it is an excellent opportunity to be a reflection of who you are as a couple.
Not sure how to pull this off? Let us help. Ahead, you will discover some of our favorite ways to make your wedding more personal.
- Meaningful Venue & Location
Choosing a wedding venue is a crucial first step in planning your wedding. Aside from, of course, needing a place to get married, your choice in wedding venue can have a major impact on the look and feel of your celebration. Your wedding venue can help to set the theme for your wedding, or it can act as a blank slate altogether.
But if you want your wedding to be truly unique, you may be considering a venue that will really set your celebration apart. And with that, comes the choice of a venue that is truly out of the box. Luckily, there are plenty of unique venues out there to choose.
Let the setting of your ceremony allow you to share your love story. Select the city where you first met, a museum where you had your first date, a hotel that you visited together during your courtship, or a venue near the spot where you became engaged. The options are endless!
- Invitations & Paper Goods
Allow your invitations and the stationery used throughout your wedding show off your personalities. If you love to travel together, why not incorporate a passport theme for your paper goods? Even adding a custom monogram or motif will help your personalities shine through.
It is okay to browse Instagram and Pinterest for ideas, but at a certain point, you have to get off all that stuff. Ask yourself: Who are we and what is important to us? Do not let the of-the-moment trends lead you away from your true aesthetic.
- Welcome Boxes
Welcome Boxes provide a glimpse of the festivities to come – allowing you and your partner to effectively welcome your guests and highlight the most important parts of the weekend. In addition, they provide a thoughtful, personalized package of goodies. While a typical welcome bag consists of basic wedding-day essentials like water bottles and mints, couples are finding ways to incorporate their personality into the details.
We recommend providing a welcome bag or box filled with your favorite snacks and beverages. This makes your loved ones feel special and it is a great opportunity to share some of your favorite things with friends and family.
- Sharing Your Favorite Foods
Whether you do so during Mehndi, the dinner service at your reception, or by way of late-night snacks, more and more couples are selecting fare that they love to eat – at formal events and laid-back dinners at home. Talk to your caterer about crafting high-end versions of your favorite comfort foods. In fact, there is a whole lot more to every aspect of your menu—from the appetizers, to the main course, to dessert—than you might have thought.
- Create Your Own Special Dances
Sure, most weddings involve attendees boogieing down on the dance floor. There is hardly a better way to celebrate a new union. However, many weddings also include special, traditional dances. Quite possibly the best opportunity to show off your personality as a couple is with a killer first dance. If you are not a fan of the spotlight, you can diffuse attention by inviting your friends or the kids to share the dance floor. Choose the music you want for each different wedding dance, and then make sure your band or DJ is equipped to play it for you.