7 Cool Ways To Personalise Your Wedding
7 Cool Ways To Personalise Your Wedding
It’s 2pm on the most exciting day of your life. Your best man gives his speech before digging into the delicious three-course meal that’s been carefully prepped by your catering team. Next up, you cut into your mouth-watering wedding cake before putting on your trainers and hopping on the dance floor for your first dance as husband and wife. You party all night to a live DJ before jetting off on your honeymoon with the love of your life.
Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
The only thing is, traditions aren’t for everyone. Whilst you may have your heart set on a full three-course meal, another couple may prefer to put on a buffet that appeals to a wider range of guests. Most people may only have one best man for their wedding, but if you do the same then it means that your other best friend gets left out. Having the traditional first dance is all well and good, but what if you’re a hopeless dancer?
More and more couples are finding unique ways to give their wedding a personal touch and make sure they spend their special day doing what they want to do, rather than following wedding traditions.
We take a look at some of the cool ways that you can personalise your big day.
1. Engraved initials on the ring
One of the most popular ways to personalise your wedding is to get a custom engraving on the inside of your wedding rings. There are several ways that you could do this, each romantic in their own way; you could simply have your partner’s initials engraved on your ring, and vice versa, or you could have both sets of initials on both rings. You could even do something more subtle, for example engraving the date of your wedding or the name of a place that you both hold close to your hearts.
2. A personalised wedding sign
Point your guests in the right direction with a personalised wedding sign. You could hang it up next to the venue’s entrance as a cool way to greet your guests, or you could simply place it in the room where your ceremony will be held. Why not include a short message or catchphrase too? Something like ‘Welcome To Our New Beginning’, followed by the date of your wedding usually works well. This can be a relatively inexpensive way to personalise your special day, and it makes for a great keepsake!
3. Personalised wedding cocktails
Planning to have an open bar for your reception? Why not create your very own cocktail and give it a unique name that means something to you and your partner, even if it’s simply the ‘Mr & Mrs Cocktail’? Ask the bar to serve your cocktail throughout the night – it’s a really fun way to personalise your big day and it always makes for a nice talking point amongst guests.
4. A photo booth
Something that’s becoming fairly popular at weddings is hiring a photo booth for your reception. You can even customise it with some themed props to make your photos a bit more exciting – your guests will love this idea, especially after drinking a few of the Mr & Mrs Cocktails! You could even add your initials to the bottom of the print-out photos for a more personal feeling.
5. A custom Spotify playlist
Having a live band play at your wedding can be a truly incredible experience for the couple and guests alike. Saying that, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Creating a personalised Spotify playlist will really make it feel like your wedding. Instead of spending a load of your budget on a band that will most likely need to leave the venue by a certain time, you could put together your own custom playlist with all your favourite jams from the ‘90s and keep the party going until the early hours of the morning.
6. Shoot it yourself
We’d always recommend hiring a professional photographer and videographer if your budget allows, but one great way to personalise your wedding can be to let your guests take their own shots too. You can even do this if you decide to follow the growing trend of banning phones from your big day. Simply buy a bunch of disposable cameras and leave one for each of your guests on the tables at your wedding breakfast. Some of the shots that you’ll get back will certainly surprise you!
7. Hang up family photos
Last but definitely not least, one cool way to make your venue more welcoming to guests is hanging up old photos of other family members from their own wedding day. This can really help to make your family and friends feel involved in your big day from the get-go, rather than just lingering around waiting for things to start. Depending on your selection of photos, this could also make for some interesting conversations.
These are just a few of the different ways that you can add a personal touch to your special day. But don’t stop here! You can personalise pretty much any part of your wedding from the way that you arrive to the food that your guests indulge in. And if you’re stuck for cool ways to personalise something, why not simply add your initials to it? From your wedding napkins to your invitations, this simple trick will almost certainly have the desired effect.