5 Ideas to make your day different

The best thing about planning your wedding (yes, even more than trying on lots of lovely dresses!) is being able to personalise your day to make it a reflection of your relationship and your personality as a couple. For example, if you are both into music then you can really go for it and hire an amazing band to entertain in the evening or create the best wedding playlist ever for the reception.

I’ve come up with 5 things that would give your day a little something extra.

Weddings Past

One idea I love is to display photographs of your parent’s, grandparent’s (and as far back as you can go!) wedding days. Old photographs are always lovely to look at, really suit a vintage theme wedding, and incorporate loved ones who have passed into being part of your day. Displayed in mismatched, pretty frames, this is a really easy and effective display to create.

Image Credit: Aphroditenet Wedding

Happily Ever After

If you and your partner are both interested in reading and love books, then a nice idea is to use old second hand books as individual place settings (which could also double up as a favour if you personalised it by writing a message on the inside cover). Again, this works well with a vintage theme, and if you are only having a small wedding then it doesn’t have to work out too expensive.                                  

DIY pinwheel setting from an old book page

Image Credit: Bridal Musings 

Snap Happy

Perhaps you and your husband-to-be are both keen on photography, enjoy posing for the camera, or are looking for a way to entertain your guests and provide mementos of the day. Hiring a photobooth for the day, or even just providing lots of the instant Polaroid cameras, are both great options. Guaranteed to go down a storm with guests, especially if you provide some props to dress up with…

    Image Credits: In the Booth

Here Come the Bride

I think that this is a really cute alternative to giving flower girls petals to scatter. These ‘here comes the bride’ flags are lovely and are guaranteed to produce an ‘aahh’ when they are waved down the aisle by little girls or boys. Just a lovely idea, and a break from the norm.

Image Credits: Etsy

Tree of Love

Last but not least, I had to include this as it is such a gorgeous idea if you are having an outdoor wedding. A couple who had an outdoor ceremony asked each guest to bring a heart with them. The hearts were then pinned to the tree under which they got married. How lovely is that!! Beats signing a wedding book anyday..

Image Credit: Bridal Musings

Hope I’ve inspired you! Until next time…