When it comes to your big day, it’s likely you’ll want to make it your own in one way or another. Don’t hold back when it comes to incorporating your desires into each and every part of your wedding – here are 6 ways to make both the ceremony and reception uniquely you.
Choose a unique destination for the ceremony
You don’t need to get married in a church anymore. In fact, you can have your ceremony practically anywhere – from a beach abroad to a local castle, don’t hold back. If your dream wedding seems out of your reach, you’d be surprised. People even manage to get wed in McDonald’s! The sky truly is your limit.
Consider heading abroad for a dream wedding. It might sound expensive but it’s possible on a budget – from chateaus in France to a Fiji beach, the world is your oyster. Depending on how you envision your day, do your research into the destinations that can accommodate you and your chosen guests for the wedding of a lifetime.
Incorporate a theme into your big day
Why not apply a theme to your wedding? It will allow you to play with everything from your dress to the theming of your reception in the evening – consider colours and other details to make the theme consistent throughout every aspect of your big day.
Some of the most common themes are vintage and fairytale-style weddings, so you’ll be able to look at similar ideas and play off certain suggestions to fully realise your dream day. Be sure to incorporate your theme into every part of the planning to make it prominent and impress your guests.
Think about transport from the ceremony to the reception
Although you can shake up tradition however you wish, it’s common to ensure that the bride and groom, best man, the maid of honour, bridesmaids and the mother and father of the bride are all transported from the ceremony to the reception. Whether it’s in cars or something more extravagant, it’s your choice just how much of a statement you want to make.
Modes of transport such as a horse and carriage are more than impressive, giving you that fairytale aspect of your wedding you’ve dreamed of since you were little. Or, if you really want to go the extra mile, why not helicopter your way to your evening ceremony?
Shake things up in the evening
The reception is where you’ll have the most room to experiment and shake things up. From the food to the theming, there’s so much to consider in making it uniquely you – why not ditch the traditional three-course meal in favour of an extravagant spread and let your guests help themselves? For a fun, stress-free evening, this could be the best option.
And why not splash out on a live band to get your guests dancing through the night? A DJ is fun enough, but the energy and spontaneity of a live band will prove to be a sheer spectacle in the midst of such a wonderful event. For that extra burst of fun, live music is the perfect choice.
Consider an alternative for your wedding cake
The wedding cake is arguably the centre of attention at the reception – apart from you, of course – as it’s such a pivotal and necessary part of the big day. So it makes sense for you to make it more your own, and with bakers and chefs conjuring up things from the quirky upside-down cake to a literal cheese cake, there’s plenty of room to play around here.
Depending on the time of year, there are certain options that are perfectly suited to the weather. An ice cream station is a way of incorporating unadulterated fun into your reception, with guests able to create their own cone and cool off in the midst of a hot summer evening.
Entertain your guests
Be sure to keep your guests entertained and having fun throughout the day. Consider having some performers or entertainers at your reception – from magicians for the little ones to a surprise choreographed first dance, there are many ways to have your friends and family enthralled at just how incredible your wedding has been.
Do you have any more suggestions to make a wedding unique? Be sure to leave your comments below.
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