Classic? Traditional? Boho? Avante Garde?
No matter what kind of bride (or groom!) you are, one thing is for sure. You want for your big day to reflect who you are as a couple. A lot of “wedding stuff” is pretty, but kind of impersonal. Here are some ways to inject your personalities and personal history into your big day.
Give Them A Warm Welcome
Give out of town guests warm and personal greetings with a welcoming swag bag. Have a favorite hand cream or beard oil? Find travel sizes to include in your bag. Local snacks that you just can’t find anywhere else? Throw those in, too! Another fun addition would be a map marked with local places that are special to the two of you. Include a letter welcoming everyone and explaining each item. If you include a map, make sure you tell your guests a little bit about each spot in your note.
Incorporate Loved Ones Who Aren’t Able to Attend
If you have a close loved one who can only be there in spirit, adding a locket with their photo to your wedding attire is a beautiful way to keep them close on your big day. If necklaces aren’t your thing, there are still ways to incorporate a locket into your look. Try wrapping one around your bouquet or pinning one to your boutonniere with a lapel pin.
Stroll Down The Aisle To Your Song
The traditional wedding march and Pachelbel’s Canon are lovely, but can feel a bit overdone. You don’t want vocals while you waltz down the aisle? You can find anything on the internet, including an instrumental version of your song.
Share Your Love Story
A custom photo montage is the perfect way to share your love story with family and friends. Use photos to tell the story of you and your partner as individuals leading up to the two of you together forever. A photo montage is the perfect backdrop to speeches during your rehearsal dinner or reception. You can try to do it yourself, but hiring experts like the team at Create A Video takes the stress out of video editing and makes for a professional quality keepsake to enjoy for years to come.
A Favor Above
Favors are a given at any wedding. How do you make yours stand out from the crowd? How about a small card attached to each one, thanking your guests for making it to your big day? Printing them is okay if you have to. However, if you have time (or a small guest list), handwritten notes are just lovely and so personal.