A big part of planning a wedding has to do with YOU! Every wedding is different but what makes the day most special, is it’s representation of your personality. The flowers could be breathtaking, and the venue could be a five star rating, but the personal details are what remind your guests exactly who they are there to celebrate and that's YOU. Here's some of the ways we do that with our planning + design clients:
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Sometimes what really makes a wedding unique to a couple is when you think outside the box. Just because it is the “traditional” way doesn’t mean it’s right for you. If you don’t like the idea
of having cake at your wedding, don't have one! Find a different sweet like chocolate covered strawberries and it will make the moment even more memorable. Another way to set your Wedding a part is to repurpose. Think of all the elements you may need to include for functionality purposes of your Wedding and find a way to add in your personality. For example, one of our couples LOVED finding vintage items. Instead of folded escort cards, we tied names to old bud vases which each guest got to bring home (doubles as a favor). Not only that, as each guest brough their vase to the table, the centerpieces doubled in size adding to the design of the tablescapes.
INCORPORATE YOUR INTERESTS
Is there something you and your fiancé really love together? Lean on these as inspiration to find ways to represent you during the celebration. During cocktail hour, have a favorite game out for guests to play! Is there a movie or song you absolutely love? Include a quote or lyrics on your menu stationery. This brings in more of something your personality while sparking conversation between your guests!
SIGNATURE COCKTAILS AND FOOD
This is always a fun way to add that something extra to the party. Whether you mix your own signature cocktail recipe or choose a cocktail that represents a special memory, it's great way to put your personal touch on the bar (while maybe even educating your guests!) When it comes to food, incorporating menu items and flavors that are special to you two can really add some sparkle. Was your first date at a Mexican restaurant? Add a taco bar!
SHARE MEANINGFUL TRADITIONS AND SPECIAL MOMENTS
You might have a particular tradition or a meaningful moment that is prominent in your life. Whether it’s a specific wedding tradition done for generations before you, a signature song played at every family gathering, or a time or place that felt special to you, it’s wonderful any time you can reminisce on past memories. For example, one of our clients incorporated a log cutting Ceremony from the Grooms German culture!
CHOOSE A PRINT OR TEXTURE
There are many beautiful color palettes and theme boards to start with when it comes to thinking about the look and feel of your Wedding. Instead of focusing mostly on what’s already been done, trust your creative abilities and come up with your own unique look! We love looking at wallpaper and fabric websites and finding patterns that draw us in. They are a great source of inspiration for unique color palettes and shapes to incorporate. It's also helpful to look at your home and see what you have there! It can truly help you narrow down a style that are already comfortable with. For example, if you like elegant atmospheres and are drawn to the outdoors as well, go in an elegant woodsy direction. The day is meant to celebrate you, so bring in the details that represent YOU!