Once you reach a certain age it seems like there’s a wedding every weekend! Some people have three… four… even FIVE weddings to attend in a calendar year. So, the question is… how do you make yours different, fun and a reflection of you and your fiancé(e)? 1.Welcome Your Guests With A Meaningful Gift The personalization of your wedding can start the moment your guests check into their hotel! Greet your guests with a thoughtful gift that reflects your personality and style. Chloe Blatchford from Lux Box Company recommends you fill your welcome bags with unique / local items and use your colors and logo in the packaging. This particular gift created by Lux Box highlights the couple’s love for their dog and books. They used the couple’s logo on the welcome label, on their welcome note and on the deck of cards while incorporating their wedding colors (navy and white) in the presentation. 2.Choose Meaningful Flowers Flowers can offer far more than aesthetics for your wedding day. Throughout history and culture, flowers have been known for their symbolic representation. So, Kelly Dolloff of Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio suggests you explore the meaning of flowers and select blossoms with special significance to you and your vision. Some of Kelly’s favorites are: Pale Pink Roses (symbolizing gentle admiration), Dahlias (symbolizing a lasting bond and commitment), and Lisianthus (symbolizing gratefulness) which she perfectly paired in the bouquet shown below. 3.Choose A Venue With A Meaningful View Whether it’s skyscrapers, tree-tops, or sweeping views of the harbor, Gabriel Campos of Westin Copley Place recommends you pick a venue with a “view” that speaks to your style. A great view will not only accentuate the wedding décor but it’ll give the guests an opportunity to talk about the precious destination in front of them and in turn learn a little more about the couple saying “I Do”. 4.Have Some Fun With Your First Dance If a traditional slow dance isn’t for you then Lilia Weisfeldt of Ballroom In Boston recommends choosing non-traditional music that you love, incorporating a lift and/or involving your wedding party. This is your chance to create a one-of-a-kind dance that will highlight your relationship and individual personalities! So, find yourself a choreographer/instructor and have some fun with a dance that you’ll never forget. 5.Get Creative With Your Table Numbers Arlene Cronk from Invitations and Company loves this clever, creative and heartwarming way to handle your table number cards… It’s a sweet concept that’s oh so easy! Just combine photos of you and your fiancé(e) taken at the age that corresponds with the number on the table. Then, VOILA! Your table numbers will be more than just functional… they’ll be a fun conversation piece! 6.Relive The Highlights Of Your Day ON Your Day Talk to your videographer about a Same Day Edit (a two to three minute video that’s shown during your reception and recaps your day). As Jamie Podworski of JPod Films says, it’s a great way to add amazing excitement to the reception while providing the wedding couple with an immediate keepsake that they’ll watch over and over again. 7.Treat Your Guests To An Espresso Experience Another great way to personalize your wedding is through your coffee service. “Espresso Dave” Salzman, owner of Espresso Dave’s Coffee Catering, does this for his couples in two distinct ways:
- He creates custom menus featuring themed drinks and signature coffees that include the couple’s favorite flavors, activities, and/or significant life events.
- He embellishes the specialty coffees with custom coffee art or Original Beverage Toppers®