One of the major trends for 2017 that will become increasingly notable, is for weddings to be thought-out events that are unforgettable not only for the happy couple, but also for their guests. Of course, wedding celebrations have always been something worth remembering, but the main idea behind this trend is that these celebrations of love should have the personal touches of the bride and groom from start to finish. This makes the whole day a celebration of love that everyone feels a part of and will treasure in their memory for years to come.
If you are getting married in the next few months or even the coming year and you’d love to make your wedding unforgettable but don’t know exactly where to start, here is your 7-step guide to start you off in the right direction for making your wedding unique and unforgettable.
Hashtag Your Wedding
Despite the wedding photographer you’ve hired, it is very likely that your guests will start taking pictures of your wedding with their mobile phones and uploading them to their personal accounts. By creating a personalised hashtag and inviting others to use it in every picture they take and share in Instagram, not only it will be easier for you to find all the different pictures easier but it will also make your wedding something definitely personal and unique.
Create Something Special for The Kids’ Table
Keeping young children happy and entertained in a celebration that is mainly planned for adults can be tricky. Why not make it engaging for them (and more relaxing for their parents) by taking some time to create something special for the little ones. For instance, a personalised colouring and activity book that tells your love story is meaningful, original and will give them some purpose throughout the day.
The Soundtrack of Your Love
Give your guests a CD or memory stick with the soundtrack of your life as a couple uploaded onto it. In other words, compile a list of songs that represent you as a couple and give it as a wedding gift to your guests. They’ve been an important part of your life as a couple and they’d love to listen to the tunes that mean the most to you.
From Childhood to Adulthood
Share your journey of finding each other in the sweetest way possible by adorning your walk down the aisle with photos of you and your spouse from childhood to adulthood.
Have A Signature Cocktail
Ask a bartender or cocktail expert to create a signature cocktail just for you. Inviting your guests to try this on the day of your wedding is an original and engaging way to make your wedding unique and unforgettable.
You can even design with custom labels for the glasses so that every drink that is served has a personal touch for the guest.
If you’re planning on shuttling your guests from the ceremony to the reception, make the journey part of the fun by renting some seriously cool mass transportation. What about a hot air balloon ride? Or hiring some classic cars to do the job?
A Decked-Out Entry Way
You don’t need to spend thousands on a 20-foot-tall floral arrangement or ice sculpture, but creating a first impression is important and definitely is something to consider when planning out your big day. Add the WOW factor to your wedding reception by adding a couple of flower arrangements to the entrance, having a string quartet receive guests as they arrive, or having your stationer create a stylish seating chart display.
Unexpected Wedding Music
Blow your guests away with a jazz trio or a Spanish guitar player. Why don’t you hire a mariachi band or a bluegrass group? Go one step further and hire a dance teacher to lead on the dance-floor and teach your wedding party how to salsa!