Family Blessing at Wedding Ceremony | Photo by Kaylie Plummer Photography

Personalize Your Wedding

July 29, 2015

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A wedding is your chance to express who you and your fiancé are as a couple.  In order to personalize your event, focus on what is most important to you and your fiancé and make it GREAT.  More importantly, don’t sweat the stuff that doesn’t matter to you.  Make sure the decisions you make reflect who you are and what’s most important to you on your big day.  Here are some examples of how to put a personal touch on your event.

If you’re all about making your wedding about family, friends and memories:

  • Recreate aspects of your parents’ or grandparents’ weddings.  Do this by wearing something belonging to a family member, using heirloom furniture, decorating with family trinkets or duplicating a ceremony set-up.
    Wedding Ceremony Table

    This table, used as our ceremony backdrop, was made by my uncle from wood found on our family farm. It is one of three similar tables made for my two sisters and I.

  • Incorporate old family photos, engagement photos and other photos of the bride and groom into the decor. The Praise Wedding Online Magazine gives you 27 Cool Ways to Display Photos.
  • Your guestbook is what will forever remind you of all those who were a part of your big day. Weddingomania and ModWedding list some interesting ideas.
  • Give a meaningful party favor. It could be a local food, a traditional family gift or a soundtrack of your favorite songs.  POPSUGAR has some great suggestions, but be sure to take these ideas and make them your own.
  • Choose a menu that you love.  You can incorporate family recipes, designate a signature drink (maybe the drink you were having when you met or went on your first date) or recreate the menu from a special event in your relationship.  You could even do breakfast for dinner just because you want to!

If you’re all about making everyone feel included at your wedding:

Wedding RSVP Card

Ask your guests to request a song in advance, then add it to your playlist!

  • Have family members and/or friends participate in the event in lieu of a gift.  Ask them to recite a reading or perform a song during the ceremony.  For the musically inclined, they could provide the music for the reception.  If you have someone that is good at hair and make-up ask them to help you and your bridesmaids get ready. Also, crafty friends and family can help with decor.  Maybe even ask the best cooks in your family to whip up breakfast or lunch on the big day.Family Blessing at Wedding Ceremony | Photo by Kaylie Plummer Photography
  • Personalize the ceremony and reception playlists with special songs for the couple or ask guests to send in a song request with their RSVP. Here is an example of a RSVP card from Love Vs. Design.
  • I love the idea of getting a couple’s children involved in their ceremony.  If you are blending families it is great for everyone to feel involved and important.  For example, this photo shows a family of five receiving a family blessing during the wedding ceremony.  It was a precious moment.

If you’re all about making sure everyone has a blast at your wedding:Wedding Reception Video Booth

If you’re all about making your wedding beautiful:Program

Now, after all of that, relax and remember that your wedding day is really the beginning of a marriage and that is what it’s really all about.

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hey there, I'm BRITTNEY!

Categories

As the Owner & Chief Celebrations Officer at Warrenwood Manor, I'm here to tell love stories, drop wedding planning tips & share my journey as an entrepreneur and historic preservationist.

Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Planning

HAPPENINGS

Popular Posts

Hosting a Rehearsal Dinner

The Perfect Guest List

Destination Weddings at Warrenwood