10 Ways To Personalise Your Wedding
Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life. It’s an opportunity to celebrate your love with your loved ones, so it makes sense that you want the day to be representative of who you are as individuals as well as a couple. The issue is that it can be easy to fall into a trap of planning a standard event that simply follows the outline of a typical wedding: walk down the aisle, ceremony with vows, reception with first dance, cake and standard wedding speeches. Make your wedding stand out from the rest by adding some personal touches that reflect your own personalities.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 ways to personalise your wedding so that you can make your special day feel more personal.
1. Write Your Own Vows
Writing your own vows is the perfect way to personalise your wedding, making it more heartfelt and specifically related to your relationship. Every couple is different and writing your own vows is a great way to express what you mean to each other, rather than reciting generic vows that don’t really speak to either of you.
2. Choose Readings Or Poems To Include In The Ceremony
If there are certain passages or poems that you love, consider including them in your ceremony. It’s a great way to express your feelings and provide guests with a different perspective. Having a close friend or relative read the passage can be an excellent way to include them in your wedding and make the words even more meaningful.
3. Break Tradition
When you are planning your wedding, think about what type of event you will enjoy. Don’t include things that you will hate just because it is ‘normal’ for a wedding. Think about how you want to celebrate your marriage and plan for that. It may be having your mother or both parents walking you down the aisle, rather than just your father. It may be skipping the first dance for some other type of entertainment, or even just going straight to an open dancefloor. It may be keeping the ceremony and vows as short as possible so that you can relax and enjoy the reception. It doesn’t matter how you structure your day, as long as you do what works for you.
4. Create & Serve Your Own Drink
Creating your own wedding drink can be a fun way to add a personal touch! Maybe you have a favourite cocktail that you can give a personalised name, or you might decide to experiment and create an entirely new drink for you big day.
5. Make Your Own Playlist
Music can be extremely helpful in creating a particular mood and is the perfect way to express your personalities. Select songs for the ceremony and reception that you like and represent you as a couple.
6. Decorate With Photos
Use photos to share memories and highlight your couple journey. It might be through a pinboard, slideshow or even just some hung around the venue.
7. Pick A Dance That Suits You As A Couple
Not a waltz sort of a person? Forget the bridal waltz. Pick a dance that you both enjoy as a couple and do that instead. Not into dance lessons? Forget them and simply do a simple sway on the dance floor. Not into dancing? Get rid of the first dance altogether. Make sure you focus on what you enjoy, rather than what is expected.
8. Express Yourselves Through Your Wedding Favours
Wedding favours are the perfect way to thank your guests for sharing the celebration and a great opportunity to add a personal touch. Think about how you can customise gifts to show meaningful appreciation.
9. Get Custom Labels / Runners / Various Products
If you truly want to add personal touches, think about getting some custom labels or products created. It might be a monogrammed runner for the aisle, custom drink labels for beer bottles, or even custom napkins.
10. Create A Unique Hashtag
Wedding hashtags are becoming hugely popular. Join in on the fun by creating your own unique hashtag that your guests can use to share their photos from your big day.