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Let's face it. Sometimes weddings can be extremely boring to attend. Although a wedding is supposed to be a time of celebration totally unique to the bride and groom, they tend to start to look the same.
Most brides think that once they have chosen their colours, booked the venue, signed the vendor contracts, and rented the largest and longest vehicle they could find, they have a wedding that is different from all others. But it takes so much more than that to create a unique and special wedding. Since there is no cookie cutter recipe on how a wedding should look, it is your opportunity to be creative. So have fun with it!!
1. MAKE IT PERSONAL
What represents the two of you? If you both have a love for music then make sure it is a key component in your ceremony and reception.
Perhaps you would like to feature your family in your special day. Why not frame pictures of their wedding day and display them proudly as elements in your wedding decor?
2. SURPRISE AND DELIGHT YOUR GUESTS
At my wedding, instead of handing out plain programs with boring details, I decided to make little booklets for each guest to enjoy while waiting for the ceremony to begin. The booklets contained information on our family members, our wedding party, those who were unable to be there (such as great-grandparents, out-of-country aunts and uncles etc.) and thank-you's. Our guests truly enjoyed reading these while waiting for the ceremony to begin...and many have told us what a special keep-sake this little booklet has become.
3. SWITCH IT UP!
There is no wedding rule stating that you must have 300 guests with a sit down dinner in a grand ball room. Check out these pictures of lovely picnic and outdoor weddings. They are definitely not your typical weddings but they are absolutely adorable and unique. I love it! Have fun with your wedding day and think outside the box. You and your guests will love you for it!
Have you ever arrived at a formal event and wondered where specifically you should sit? I certainly have - and it's a little awkward in my opinion! An easy way to avoid guests standing around negotiating what table they should sit at, and with whom, is to have a detailed seating chart, or escort cards directing people where to go. There are plenty of creative ideas out there to make your seating chart as unique and special as your event! These ideas can be used for weddings, galas, fundraisers or any event you choose to host! Enjoy!
To make your wedding seating chart uniquely personal, have a picture of yourself or your fiancee at the age of your table number! So for table 5, have a picture of you at 5 years old.
Have your seating charts resemble chairs!
Anchor your outdoor seating chart with beautiful sheer ribbon for an extra touch of colour.
Have personalized buttons made that your guests can take with them as a fun keepsake of the special event. Plus, it looks pretty neat!
Add a touch of elegance by mounting your seating chart in frames on a wall. Its beautiful to look at, and completely unique.
Flowers always add a beautiful touch. Place your seating cards on a bed of carnations like shown below, and your guests will be blown away.
Photos provided by Martha Stewart
The ideas are endless! So have some fun with this added element to your event! Your guests will love the opportunity to experience something new and fun while finding their seat!