Create a #Hashtag
A personalized hashtag is a creative way for social media buffs to take their wedding to cyberspace. Not only are they fun to create, they also make it easy for couples to find their wedding photos online. When creating a wedding hashtag, keep it simple and capitalize each word for easy readability. Peruse the internet for inspiration or head to a wedding hashtag generator (http://www.weddinghashtagwall.com/wedding-hashtag-generator) to play around with words and spur some ideas.
Personalize Your Favors
There are so many ways to get creative with the wedding favors and put a personal spin on them. You can personalize the packages with monogrammed labels, put your faces on M&Ms, bake mini pies and include the recipe with them, or create your very own wedding soundtrack by uploading your favorite love songs to a CD or USB drive.
Showcase Your Vows
What better way to personalize the ceremony than by shining a light on your wedding vows? If you’ve written your own, have them printed on an aisle runner or use them as a ceremony backdrop. You could also write bits and pieces on mirrors to use as decor or on napkins, banners, or even on the cake.
Top Off the Cake
Photo by Francis Bader Photography
One of the easiest ways to add a personal touch to your wedding is by placing a personalized topper on your cake. This could be anything from your names to something you have in common to exact replicas of yourselves.
Create a Signature Drink
You’ve got the cake covered – now extend that personal touch to your drink menu with a signature cocktail. Your concoction could be based off of the wedding colors, a theme, the season, your favorite liquor, or simply by whatever sounds delicious. Not having alcohol? No worries. Signature lemonades, sodas, and teas are also welcome.
Not every part of your wedding has to be in the limelight. You can have a few personalizations that only you and your partner know about, like a thumbprint ring, a “something blue” stitched into the wedding gown, or a love message sewn into the groom’s suit.
Unique Wedding Programs
Since the wedding programs are meant for your guests, make them fun to read with a few personal touches. Include your love story within its pages, a funny mad libs or word search, a little bio about each person in the wedding party, or fun facts. You could even make the program double as a fan if you’re having an outdoor summer wedding.
Bring a little of the past to your special day by displaying childhood photos of you and your fiance or set up a table of family wedding photos to pay tribute to all the love that came before. To honor loved ones who have passed away, attach photo charms to the bridal bouquet or place a photo of the loved one in a chair at the ceremony.
Monogram the Floor/Walls
Uplighting can be used to not only create ambiance with indoor lighting, but to monogram blank spaces like floors and walls. It’s the perfect way to showcase your names and add a personal touch to the reception decor.
Table Numbers with a Twist
To put a personal spin on your table numbers, add quotes, lyrics, poetry, etc. from your favorite books, music, and movies. Or add fun facts about you and your fiance, like where you met, your first date, and funny tidbits to get guests smiling.
Whether you want to personalize most of your wedding or little bits here and there, think about the overall picture and how you want to express you and your fiance’s personalities and relationship with each other. It’s your love story and can be illustrated in any way that makes your hearts sing!
Cassandra Key is a freelance writer and native Texan based in the Philippines. She’s written about everything from real weddings and bachelorette parties to bridal showers and wedding fashion, and is the creator of Bridal Magic – a blog for brides with a fairy tale heart. When she’s not blogging, you can find her beach bumming, reading Francesca Lia Block novels, dancing up a sweat, and trying to incorporate a daily meditation practice.