Everyone wants their wedding day to be memorable so try to think ‘outside the box’ when it comes to planning the finer details of your day.  Simply follow our 8 top tips on how to design a wedding day as unique as you are!

1. CHOOSE A THEME TO REFLECT YOUR PERSONALITIES

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Image courtesy of www.stylemepretty.com, www.kellysweet.com

Love travel? Got a weird and wonderful hobby you’d like to include in some way in your wedding? Don’t feel restricted by current wedding trends. Instead, why not throw in a touch of your lives and loves?

2. DESIGN YOUR OWN DECOR

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Image courtesy of www.domino.com

If you’re the creative type, why not get crafty and design your own décor? From your wedding stationery to your photo booth backdrop – the opportunities are endless. Plus, you’ll feel super-proud of the end result as you walk into the venue on your wedding day.

3. BREAK FROM TRADITION

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Image courtesy of www.bridalmusings.com, www.orageturtlephotography.com

While you may be a little nervous about breaking from tradition, plenty of brides are now designing their wedding their way. Perhaps you’d like both your parents to walk you down the aisle rather than just one? Or maybe you want to skip the first dance and jump straight into the party? Apart from legal bits of your ceremony, you really do have the freedom to design the day you’ve always dreamed of.

4. DESIGN YOUR OWN WEDDING DAY DRINK

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Image courtesy of www.brit.co & Brieowmi Films

We’re all familiar with a Pimm’s drinks reception but what about a reception with your very own alcoholic drink? Get together to discuss your favourite beverages and flavours and have a practise at home. You’re sure to whip up a fantastic concoction in no time!

5. CREATE A PERSONALISED MENU

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Image courtesy of www.youandyourwedding.co.uk

In today’s weddings, many couples are turning away from the traditional three-course meal in favour of more informal dining options. If a hog roast or afternoon tea is more ‘you’, why not opt for something different too? If you’d rather keep things formal, you can always talk to your caterers about personalising courses or perhaps re-creating your favourite dessert.

6. OPT FOR HOMEMADE FAVOURS

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Image courtesy of www.candacejefferyphotography.com

There’s something extra special and thoughtful about homemade favours. Not only do they look great as part of your table design, they help to create a more personal feel to your wedding too. Whether it’s homemade jam or fudge, or seeds in your own personal packaging, anything goes!

7. SHOOT YOUR OWN WEDDING DAY

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Image courtesy of www.aliharperphotography.com

Keen to get raw footage of your wedding day? If so, get your wedding party to shoot the day for you, as they pass the video camera around. Companies like Shoot It Yourself hire out professional video cameras allowing your friends to film your wedding from their perspective. Or simply ask them to record some personal messages for you.  One thing we can guarantee is a whole lot of laughs!

8. CREATE A PERSONALISED PLAYLIST

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Image courtesy of www.evermine.com

Fill the dance floor with memories as you listen to your favourite classics from over the years. You could even ask your guests to contribute and submit song favourites of their own.

 

What personal touches are you adding to your wedding day? Drop us a tweet @BeWeddingWise to let us know or get in touch on Facebook.