When people start to plan their wedding, they tend to want to make sure it is different from everyone else’s. This is all well and good, but there are certain elements to a wedding that mean it has to be the same.
The ceremony is generally the same as everyone else’s and the general plan of the wedding is the same – the ceremony, wedding breakfast and then the night event.
However, there are things that you can do to make it a bit different. You don’t have to make it boring; it can suit your personality and have people talking about the wedding for years afterwards.
A good thing to make the wedding stand out is the theming of the wedding. This means that you will change everything that you can change, to suit a certain theme.
For example, if you were to have a movie theme for the wedding, then the bride and groom could tastefully dress up like their favorite characters. The wedding party, like the bridesmaids, groomsmen and best man could also dress like movie characters.
The food could be themed so that it is matches a movie, like if the movie was Ghostbusters, then their could be foods shaped like ghosts, or you could make New York cuisine fit that theme.
The wedding cake could also be themed to fit in with movies. This is easily done really. You could have a white cake with a movie reel wrapped around it so it is not that drastic, or you could make the cake match a character or a building from the movie.
You could also change the decoration in the church, registry office or reception venue, to match a theme. This might mean just changing the colors of the seat covers, or it could mean complicated decoration design.
Having a Halloween themed wedding would mean decorating like a haunted house, whereas a sports themed wedding would just mean changing the color scheme to match the team colors.
Another way that you could make the wedding stand out from every other wedding that you have been to, is to change the gifts and make them more personalized to you or the recipient.
Normally, the bride and groom give gifts to the wedding party during the reception. This is because they have helped them organize their wedding and they are saying thanks for making the wedding special.
The traditional gifts would be jewelry for the bridesmaids and alcohol or ties for the groomsmen and best man. This is a little boring and you would be better getting something more personal and something that they can keep forever.
It is traditional for the bride and groom to leave favors on the table at the reception. This is to thank people for coming to the wedding. Most of the time, the bags are filled with toys and sweets, but it would be more fun to change that.
You could fill the bags with playing cards that are personalized to the wedding. This might cost a bit more money, but it is something that the guests will keep forever, and they might even use them at poker nights.
There are plenty of companies that will print personalized playing cards for you, but you will get the right price with a specialist company that has a website and can ship to anywhere in the world.