10 ways to personalise your wedding – the best ideas for making your big-day as unique as the two of you.
Keen to design a one-of-a-kind wedding full of personality?
If you want your wedding day to stand apart from the rest, the best way is to put your own unique stamp on it. With many traditional wedding elements limiting the way you can express yourself, the personality-filled touches best come out in all those little details. And with Bridebook.co.uk’s extensive free wedding planning tools, it’s now easier than ever to plan out all these personal details!
Choose a personal wedding theme
When personalising your wedding, your big-day theme is a great place to start. Be inspired by the things you love and the lives you’ve lived together. Whether you opt for a wanderlust-inspired day or a black-tie affair inspired by your slick, city lives – anything goes.
2. Put a twist on tradition
On your wedding day, why not do things your way? Forget the things you should do, instead opting for things you want to do. Get both parents to escort you down the aisle; opt for button or brooch bouquet instead of fresh flowers; ditch the first dance for something that’s more ‘you’. A few changes will make your wedding a little more exciting too!
3. Design your own reception drink
Fancy yourself as an expert mixologist? If you know your Martini from your Old Fashioned, why not have a go at creating a concoction of your own, ahead of your big-day? Once perfected, serve up at your drinks reception in quirky personalised milk bottles or swish cocktail glasses.
4. Personalise your wedding table names
Creatively designed table numbers can add a personal touch to your wedding, but personalised table names take it one step further. Gone are the days of ‘Table One’ and ‘Table Two’ – it’s all about choosing names to reflect your personalities. You could let your man loose and name the tables after his favourite football players or opt for something cute, with table names that tell your story.
5. Set up a homemade dessert table
Can’t get enough of the sweet stuff? If you love your desserts and see yourself worthy of the Bake-Off crown, show off some of your specialities with a dessert table. For something equally personal, why not your guests to contribute too?
6. Make a “bride speech”
Who says it’s just the boys that get to say their bit at the wedding? Having organised the majority of the day yourself, it’s only fitting that you get to share your experiences and thanks too.
7. Say it with letters
Light-up letters and funky fonts are the perfect way to personalise your wedding. Plus, they add a stylish touch to your big-day too. Think light-up initials on the dance floor and grass-covered letters on your top table. No one is going to be forgetting whose special day they’re celebrating!
8. Shoot it yourself
Even if you haven’t considered hiring a videographer for your wedding, the shoot it yourself option is an amazing idea. You and your guests shoot the raw footage on professional video cameras and let the experts do the rest. Be warned – the final cut may make you laugh so hard you cry.
9. Create your own playlist
Love nothing more than the Boys II Men and Backstreet Boys’ heart-wrenching classics? Keen to show off your dance moves to your favourite Michael Jackson jams? With a personalised playlist, you can create the party of your dreams. It may be worth asking your guests to contribute suggestions of their own for a real party-pleaser.
10. Choose memorable wedding entertainment
Thought DJs, live bands, and fireworks were your only options? With a personalised wedding, the possibilities are endless. To bring a classy touch to your black-tie celebration, opt for a jazz band or close-up magician. For your rock fest-inspired wedding, set up a temporary tattoo station and cool street food festival. When planning your entertainment, think about your wedding style – you’ll be amazed at what you can come up with.