Your wedding day is bound to be one the most beautiful days of your life. But how can you make your wedding stand out from the weddings of yesteryear? Follow these simple tips to make sure that your wedding is picture perfect and unique to you.
A Thoughtful Theme
Hosting a themed wedding is a sure-fire way to have a memorable wedding that also reflects your personality. Thematic weddings are becoming very popular nowadays, and the main reason is because they are fun. Here are some ideas for you:
Nautical – Are you thinking of hosting a Summer or beach wedding? Then a quirky nautical themed wedding may just be for you.
Festive – Deck the halls with boughs of holly with a festive themed wedding. If you are planning on having your wedding over the Christmas period, you could benefit from free decorations in a Church venue. Perfect for the savvy couple.
1920s – Peruse the pages of the Great Gatsby for inspiration on this one. Think flapper dresses, jazz music, glitz and glamour.
Spring – Sow the seeds of happiness on your wedding day with a Spring theme. Beautiful flowers like daffodils and blossom make their debut in Spring, so it ideal for a bride hoping for a floral affair. Consider offering your guests sachets of seeds as wedding favor gifts for an extra special touch.
Location, Location, Location
We have come a long way since the confinements of traditional church weddings. We can now look far and wide to find our dream wedding venue. The quirkier, the better!
Backyard or back-garden weddings are becoming increasingly popular due to the rising costs of weddings these days. On top of this, weddings at your own home mean that you can tie the knot where you feel most comfortable and familiar.
Other popular choices include community centers, city halls, pubs and woods.
credit: Wedding Favy
Wedding Favors are all about making your guests feel special.
Take your wedding back in time with these vintage glass bottles with a plastic stopper from WeddingFavy.com. Fill these with sweet gifts for your guests to enjoy, or leave them empty for your guests to fill. They are great for any wedding and are probably the most elegant gift you can buy for your wedding day.
Alternatively, add a splash of personality to your wedding favor selection and give your guests a personalized candy box. These beautifully designed boxes are custom made from Bridal Shower Co. and look stunning with any wedding theme. These novel gift ideas are guaranteed to put a smile on your guests’ faces.
Discover Hidden Gems
I’m sure that your engagement and wedding rings are gorgeous and really special to you. But have you considered what other jewelry you will wear on your big day?
You should consider vintage jewelry: the perfect choice for any bride wishing to make a big impression. Antique or vintage jewelry pieces have a lot of history and character, which beats most product offerings available from your local high street jeweler.
Accessorizing your engagement and wedding rings with earrings, hair pieces or even broaches is a great way to make yourself look and feel extra special. Antique and vintage pieces are particularly wonderful because each one has its own story and history.
The Right Photographer For You
Let’s face it: photographs are one of the most important things about a wedding. After all, they are the souvenirs you will peruse at leisure in the future to take you back to memories of that wonderful day.
A key mistake that many budding brides and grooms make is hiring a photographer they think is good because they have a high price tag. It is really important to view the photographer’s portfolio of past wedding shoots to see if they are what you have in mind.
By Hollie Jones
Hollie is a freelance writer and co-writer for the Hollie and the Ivy blog. She is passionate about upcycling, interior design, crafts and weddings. Hollie enjoys writing about these topics and spreading her knowledge and experience to others.