Personalizing Your Wedding
Wedding planning is already stressful enough trying to make sure you have everything ready for the big day! Choosing what to do for decorations, refreshments, wedding colors, floral arrangements, and SO MUCH MORE can be hard. Don’t get overwhelmed looking for inspiration and get caught up in the idea that you have to stay up to date with the “latest trends”. This is your wedding day. Personalizing your wedding is all part of the fun and tailors it to your style. You get to call the shots and make it your own. So if you want to stick with the latest trends, do it! If you want to do something else and be unique, do it!
1. Print Pictures From Both Your Parents Weddings
Showcasing big and small prints of you and your new husband is one of the easiest and most beautiful ways to personalize your wedding! I have recently seen pictures back from the bride’s parents and the groom’s parents from their own wedding day displayed at receptions, even grandparents too! This is so precious and a fantastic way to make it more personal and to create a connection with any of your family members!
Our Kylee Ann bride, Mariah, did this at her reception and it was so beautifully done!! To see her amazing gallery, go here. After glancing through her gallery galore, it takes some efforts for me to not call Island Event Planners today and recreate a scenario akin.
2. Stray from the Traditional Tiered Wedding Cake
Traditional tiered wedding cakes are awesome and are so pretty! We’ve seen lots of amazing tiered cakes. But also some very cool alternatives to traditional wedding cakes! I love the smaller wedding cakes to cut the cake and stick with that tradition and get those pictures. Then have something else for your wedding guests to enjoy! Some of my faves are donuts, cake pops, pie, trifle, macarons, tarts, and so many other desserts!
One of our brides, Alexis, decided to do a stacked bundt cake instead of wedding cake at her wedding! It turned out so well!! It looked so so yummy and was exactly what she wanted. What a fun thing to do at your wedding! Find her wedding gallery here.
3. Give out Party Favors that are Unique to You & Your New Husband
A fun way to share a favorite little treat or gift with your guests is having party favors! Some cute ones I have seen are a bag of popcorn with the saying “Thanks for popping in!” What a fun, cute, and simple idea for party favors! I love that idea, and maybe it has a lot to do with the fact popcorn is one of my fave treats!! If you don’t want to have party favors, that is totally up to you too! It can be an added expense or hassle that is unnecessary and doesn’t have to be done. Remember this is YOUR big day.
Our bride, Megan, gave out bags of cotton candy as party favors! How adorable and easy is that? To see the rest of her fun wedding, go here.
4. Use Florals/Decorations that Cater to Your Style
Decorating your wedding and reception is one of the biggest tasks! It can also be one of the most fun and easiest ways to add personal touches. Have a favorite flower? Make your floral arrangements using those flowers. I love the look of shorter centerpieces that are fuller, and not so tall. I’ve also seen some gorgeous tall centerpieces, but it can be hard to see and talk to people sitting at the opposite side of the table! My two absolute favorite table decorations at weddings are smaller pictures of you and your husband and confetti hearts or something to that effect. So simple, yet so pretty and fun at the same time!
Our bride, Emma, had the most amazing centerpieces at her reception! They were so unique and in the cutest wooden box! To find her whole gallery, go here.
Personalizing Your Wedding
Having elements at your wedding that are sentimental to you creates a more intimate experience and gives your wedding guests a small peek into you life and who you are, making it more memorable for your guests when you put a personal touch on things. Personalizing your wedding reflects you are and tells guests you want them to feel like they are part of your life. Happy wedding planning! Hope this guide helps you in deciding where to add personal touches!