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When you plan your wedding, you want to make sure the entire day reflects you and your partner’s personalities and the relationship you share. Every person is unique, and there are many ways to think outside the box with the details of your wedding. Whether you want to focus on giving your family and friends a unique experience or you want to make your wedding memorable for yourself, there are many ways to achieve a special day.
Stand Out from the Crowd
If you have been to many weddings, you have probably noticed that a lot seem to be the same. It can be fun for you and your guests to do something a little different during the ceremony. If you are trying to make your ceremony unique, find the things that will make you smile most when looking back through pictures and videos.
Start with pre-wedding activities that keep your guests entertained while the bridal party is getting ready. You can also change up the decor around the altar or the wedding dress style from more traditional to something more fun. Adding live music can also add interest to your celebration.
1. Pre-Wedding Activities
The bridal party often needs a lot of time to get ready and take the pre-wedding pictures. As guests start arriving for the ceremony, it can be good to have something for them to do beyond signing the guest book. You can have some trivia games about the happy couple or decorating plates for you to cherish later.
If you have guests from out of town or you are having a destination wedding, it can be good to plan activities in the days leading up to the ceremony. You might plan for a tour of the city or sites, a fitness class, a cocktail party, or a painting class. The goal is to get the guests interacting and having fun in the days leading up to your wedding, but remember to allow for some downtime too.
2. Plan a Backdrop
There are a few different ways to switch up the backdrop for your wedding. Look for unique artwork to place behind the altar or use a decorated arch. You can also get a calligraphed runner to hang behind you during the ceremony with words important to your relationship. Those could be your vows, lyrics from your song, or a verse used in a reading.
These backdrops can be great not only as a point of interest during the ceremony but also for pictures. Either during the ceremony or after, the artwork can also add interest to the wedding photos.
3. Live Artist
When it comes to capturing the day, the camera reigns supreme. Photo booths have been a favorite for entertaining guests but are quickly falling out of style. For something a little different, you can hire a live painter for your wedding.
These artists can paint a picture of the bride and groom at the altar during the ceremony and capture that moment differently. You’ll have an art piece you’ll cherish for years, and you and your guests get to see it being created in the moment. It will stand out as a unique and personal touch.
4. Cell Phone Basket
When you see pictures of your wedding, you want them to be the best pictures possible. You don’t want guests with cell phones trying to take pictures and getting in the way of the professional photographer. One way you can minimize the chances of that happening is to have a cell phone basket. Ask your guests to leave their phones in a basket during the ceremony, so they don’t accidentally get in the way of the professional photos.
5. Fun Dress
One of the best ways to add your unique flair to your wedding is to pick a wedding dress that really fits your style. You can pick a colored dress like teal or pink. You could choose interesting and unique accessories. Some brides even choose to wear a hat instead of a veil.
6. Unique Music
The music doesn’t have to be traditional wedding music. Instead of choosing classical music or slow ballads, you might choose to walk down the aisle to something faster. Choose the theme song from a favorite movie you love to watch together or a song from one of your favorite bands. You can choose a song that means something to your relationship, and it doesn’t have to be in a traditional wedding style.
Make it Your Own
No matter how you go about planning your wedding remember that it is the day to celebrate with your partner. Choose the things fit with your personalities and give guests an experience that represents the two of you. Make your wedding an experience that you will cherish forever.