10 Ways to Make Your Wedding Day Special and Unique
It’s no secret that all couples look for ways to make their wedding as special and unique as possible. With new and upcoming ideas and trends we have put together 10 things you can do to make your wedding a one of a kind.
Think of Your Guests
We all know the importance of pleasing your guests, this can often be where a lot of the headaches come from when planning your day. Having to find the balance to please both sides of the family can be a challenge but here are some quick and easy suggestions that are sure to impress even the harshest of in-laws.
It’s the little things that count, toiletries on hand for guests to help themselves to such as plasters, paracetamol and spray for a quick freshen up can go a long way. As can having flip flops next to the dance floor for those whose feet feel as though they are about to fall off. The idea is to have all bases covered when it comes to the needs of your guests, that way less people will be anxious to leave early and more people will be filling up the dance floor and going away impressed.
Book a Wedding Host
Having a wedding host can be a great way to help the day run as smoothly as possible whilst also adding another entertainment element for you and your guests to enjoy. Pearls of Wisdom cards are often used by the wedding host to add an entertaining element to the wedding breakfast. Guests write their answers during the wedding breakfast and the best answers can be read out by the host during deserts. Hosts can also lead a Mr and Mrs Game to start the evening reception, again breaking up the evening with entertainment that is personal to you and your partner.
Wedding Breakfast Background Music
As we’ve established it’s all about the little details that will make your wedding stand above the rest which is why you must consider the wedding breakfast background music. Most venues will have their own set playlist that they will use for such events and most of them will do a fairly decent job. However, those who are more particular about their music choices will want to opt for having their own playlist to be played in the background. This will give the whole wedding experience a more personal feel with songs that tell the story of you and partner.
It’s more than just a First Dance
Your first dance is one of the most special parts of the entire day, it will be a moment you will want to remember forever, choosing a song that has an emotional connection to both of you will make the memory even more intimate. Slow songs are romantic however there are other options, if the limelight is not your thing then feel free to break convention by opting for a faster more upbeat song and get your wedding DJ to invite everyone to join in with the dance. That is the beauty of weddings, every couple is unique and that individuality should shine through the wedding making the day a one of a kind, this epitomized by the first dance.
Forget Traditions, Go Casual
You don’t have to follow traditions when it comes to what to wear, instead of traditionally wearing your dress and heels all day why not change into a white skater dress or jumpsuit with flats for the evening? You won’t only be noticed by your guests for being unique but you will also thank yourself for it when the evening reception starts. You can enjoy yourself on the dance floor without having to carry around your dress or worrying about how long it will take for your feet to fall off from the pain of wearing giant heels all day. This will make your day even more special as you will spend less time having to sort your dress out or sitting down to give your feet a break and more time to spend with your guests and make full use of the dance floor. This also goes for your bridesmaids, they will thank you for it!
Write Your Own Vows
Writing your own vows will create an unforgettable moment, it’s a perfect opportunity to express your affection in your own words to each other and express to your guests what the day is all about. You will also know that your vows are unique and personal.
Have a Guest Book
Having a guestbook at your wedding is a perfect way to create that special element as guests can leave you a personal message for you to look back on. Especially if you have a large number of guests for your evening reception, you may not have a chance to speak to everyone. This is a nice way for you to connect with your guests, a great way to use this is alongside a Photo Booth as your guests can leave a message for you next to a picture of themselves.
Create Your Own Evening Playlist
Take the time to speak with your DJ to create a playlist of songs you know you and your guests will love, also tell your DJ of any songs you do not like! You don’t need to give your DJ a full playlist, just a small sample to give them an idea of your taste and they will fill in the gaps. Spending the time to go through this with your DJ will really pay off during the evening reception, it will make the vibe personal to you, your family and friends. Additionally, consider adding songs to your playlist for the DJ to dedicate to guests who have helped with the wedding or even for someone who is unable to attend the day.
Arrange a meeting with your caterer and discuss your options about creating a bespoke menu that has personal connections to your relationship with your partner. It could be food from a first date, or cuisine from the country you got engaged in, anything that continues to tell your story. Note: Remember to keep allergies and intolerances in mind when designing your own menu, as the last thing you want is an unhappy hungry guest.
Personalised Signature Cocktail
Discuss with your bar manager your favourite cocktails and flavours and create your own bespoke cocktail, have it named after you or even do Mr and Mrs Cocktails where you each design your favourite and have these available for guests to buy at the bar or even have these as your reception drinks.
We spoke to the team at Prestwold Hall about their extensive cocktail menu:
Why not make your drinks a little different. A bespoke cocktail is a great way to put your own stamp on your day, and a great talking point for your guests. Put your on twist on a classic, create something completely bespoke or let your venue work their magic. Our head event manager Lucy loves getting creative with cocktails, especially an espresso martini! A cocktail hour after your wedding breakfast can be a great way to kick off an evening party, pair it with a saxophonist and DJ set and your guests will be talking about your wedding party for years to come. Head over to our instagram to see our recipe for making the best espresso martini you will ever taste!
Ways to make your wedding day special and unique
In conclusion there are hundreds of ways to make your wedding a one of a kind and yet they all have one thing in common and that is you and partner, whether it’s music choice or cocktails the more you put into your wedding to make it personal to you the more personal and unique the wedding will be. So go and make a wedding that showcases you and your partner!