If you’re anything like most brides, you have most probably been dreaming about your wedding since you were just 10-years-old. The perfect Beverly Hills dress you would wear, where you would have the celebration, who your prince would be, and, of course, how to make it the most amazing day ever. You probably dressed danced around with a pillowcase on your head pretending to be a bride. Drew pictures of your wedding day, and followed the bride around at every wedding that you went to.
You only get one wedding day, and so, it’s important that it’s as magical as you always dreamed it would be. A big part of planning an incredible wedding day is making it unique. There are hundreds of themes to choose from, and so much inspiration out there that it’s becoming easier and easier to create your own special day that you will remember forever, not to mention companies like Party Rentals in Sacramento, CA who can provide a huge range of props, and florists who specialize in wedding installations.
After all, there’s nothing exciting about a wedding that’s identical to hundreds of others, is there? With that in mind, below are some ideas and inspiration for making your big day wonderfully unique.
Every wedding needs a theme. It’s the theme that allows you to select a colour scheme and style for your big day, so choosing the perfect theme is important. Instead of simply planning a traditional wedding, choose a theme that’s personal to you and your partner. Say, for instance; you love to travel, theme your wedding around travel. Name each table after a country, instead of giving them a number. If you’re serving cocktails, offer a menu made up of cocktails from around the world. Incorporate world music into your entertainment. There is so much that you can do when it comes to the theme of your wedding, it’s just a case of getting creative. Ask yourself, what is a joint interest that you and the groom share?
Be selective about the venue
When it comes to choosing the venue, be selective. Don’t just pick the place that everyone gets married at in your area. Instead, be creative and choose a venue that’s a little more unique. Is there somewhere that no one would think could make a good wedding venue, but that actually has incredible potential? Many people think that they’ve been able to find the perfect hotel wedding venue in Cheshire, so it may be a good idea for you to have a look at some venues that have been recommended by others. Spend some time looking at what’s on offer in your local area, to find that perfect venue. If you are getting married somewhere unconventional, you might need to find a banquet hall seperately. If there’s not somewhere suitable, look for a plot of land to hire and book a marquee. As for how you choose to decorate the venue, once again, it’s important to be creative. Pinterest is an incredible tool for getting wedding inspiration, so it could be worth having a browse on there. What you want to do is find ways to put cute little touches on your wedding venue that are unique and personal to you.
The perfect stationery
A lot of couples struggle when it comes to choosing their wedding stationery because finding a design that’s unique is difficult. This is why a lot of people choose to design their own wedding invitations and other stationery. If you’re someone who’s got a good eye for design and the time to put into creating your own stationery, this could be the ideal option for you. However, most of us just don’t have the time or the skill to make our own wedding stationery. So the best thing to do is have a look online for luxury wedding stationery suppliers. See whether there are any companies that offer unique wedding stationery that would be suitable for your big day. Some wedding stationery suppliers now offer wooden wedding invitations, for instance. There are plenty of options; it’s just a case of finding the most suitable one for your big day.
Get creative with transport
If you’re planning on shuttling your guests from the wedding venue to the reception venue, you might be wondering what the best option is to do that. A bus would work well. However, it’s a little boring. There are lots of other transport options that could work just as well, but would be a lot more fun. Instead of using a normal bus, why not hire a party bus complete with an onboard bar and music? Or, what about a party train – you could even hold your reception on board. Hot air balloons, a tractor and trailer, horse-drawn carriages, or a helicopter are all also good options.
Rethink the toasts
To put your own unique spin on the toasts, why not offer a ‘pimp your drink’ station where guests can customise their drinks. As well as offering different types of bubbly, complete with ice, juices, and fruit slices to garnish, offer cocktails. Everyone loves a cocktail, so why not hire a mixologist to make customised cocktails for your guests to drink during your toasts? These could also be enjoyed throughout the night by your guests. You could even let guests learn to mix their own cocktails.
Hopefully, the ideas and inspiration above will help you to plan a wedding that’s wonderfully different and unique. These are just a few ideas to get you started – there’s plenty of other things that you could do. It’s just a case of thinking outside of the box.