Those added extras to make your weddinge day extra special
Whatever wedding venue you go for, however big or small, you will want to add a few extra touches to make your wedding day memorable and unique. Simple details can be added for your guests to notice throughout the day to ensure everything feels personal and well thought through. Follow these following tips to ensure you put your own stamp on your wedding day.
Personalise your wedding guests’ name cards
Go the extra mile by personally decorating the name cards. How about adding a personal touch by writing a little message or joke to the otherwise plain name settings? You can even add details on their relationship to you or how you know them so that guests can exchange the cards and get to know each other. Top table guests could even have a photograph on their card, preferably an embarrassing one for a bit of added humour.
Use visual aids in the wedding speeches
Add another dimension to the speeches with some visual aids. Gather pictures ranging from childhood to the wedding, which will be sure to get some tears flowing from your wedding guests! You can use pictures to illustrate the story of how you both met, the proposal or even a few cheeky shots from the hen and stag parties! Try to keep the photographs on the low down before the wedding to ensure maximum impact on the day. Using special photographs of the happy couple as part of the table decorations can make a wonderful conversation starter for your guests too.
Personalise your wedding tables
Rather than sticking to table numbers for your wedding reception, make your wedding more personal by giving the tables names that mean something to you. You could have a theme based on your honeymoon, such as the names of the places you are going. Or base them on a hobby you both share. For example, each table could be names after a sports team or musician.
Have fireworks on your wedding day
Surprise your guests with an amazing firework display or give them paper lanterns to release into the sky. Each guest can write a wish and attach it to the lantern, or just attach the bride and groom’s name to wish them everlasting happiness. It is a very spectacular sight to see the lanterns floating up gently into the sky and will ensure that each guest feels involved in the wedding. Fireworks will ensure a memorable night and work really well if you are getting married near a stretch of water which will give amazing reflections.
The bride and groom’s first dance
The first dance is very special to the bride and groom, but make it even more memorable by rehearsing a dance to really impress your guests. Enlist the help of a local dance instructor, take along your chosen song and leave behind your two left feet. Unless you are an expert go for something simple and easy to remember, there will be so much going through your head on the day so trying to remember a complicated dance will not work! A valuable tip is to make sure you rehearse with your wedding attire on. No one wants to see a ripped train or torn trousers during your first dance as a married couple!
Personalise your wedding favour
Personalise your wedding favours to make your wedding mementos memorable. You can have them customised, such as a bottle of wine labelled with your guests’ names or the wedding date. Or choose something personal to you; if you are both keen gardeners then a little box of seeds would add a really special personal touch to your wedding day. Some couples opt for fun favours, such as lottery tickets or novelty games.
Toast to the bride and groom
Instead of serving champagne with the canapés at your wedding reception, why not have your very own cocktail named after you and your partner? It can be your favourite cocktail with just a play on the name; Gina Colada or Markini anyone? Or you can create something totally unique with your favourite ingredients and name it whatever you like!
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