Weddings are more personal than ever. With brides and grooms choosing to incorporate everyone from their parents or step-parents to their kids and dog in the ceremony, to creating their own custom cocktails, few weddings these days occur without the bride and groom’s personal touch.
Here are some easy ways to make your nuptials distinctive and memorable.
Invite guests to pick a seat
Traditionally, guests and family members of the bride and groom sit in specific areas for the ceremony, with guests of the bride on one side of the aisle and guests of the groom on the other. Today, however, more and more couples are inviting their guests to mingle at their will.
By posting creative signs at the entrance to the church or ceremony location, couples are encouraging their guests to choose a seat and not a side.
Some add to this the intimation that they are creating one family now and everyone at the wedding has become family. It’s a sweet way to make sure your guests know they are loved, welcomed, and in good company.
Invite all married couples to dance
Instead of celebrating your first dance as husband and wife by yourself, ask your guests who are happily married to join you. Make the dance about love and not about you. It’s a personal touch that will likely move everyone in the room emotionally, and make them all feel special.
It serves as a good reminder, too, that your wedding isn’t just about this day; it’s about your marriage and your future together. By inviting married guests to join you on the dance floor for your first dance, you invite everyone to share a special memory with you.
Personalize your seats
Many couples go out and buy a glittering monogram of their now-shared last name, or wooden letters that spell their surname or Mr. and Mrs. While both are personal and lovely to place on the head table, what’s even more fantastic is something a bit more personal.
Photographs that depict a letter taken from nature will help you spell what you want while creating a unique look that no one else has done before you. These unique photos are shot by photographers who managed to catch the majesty of nature in the form of an expression. They can represent your love for one another on your wedding day.
Your wedding is as special as you make it. There is no right or wrong way to get married or decorate and personalize your wedding. However, when you take the time to make it uniquely yours, you ensure that your guests will remember the unmistakable aura of love and personal touches they experienced on your big day.