Post # 1
We really want to make our wedding different/unique and fun somehow, but i’m not sure how! I don’t think dancing down the isle would work, but we want SOMETHING! Even if it is just a really cool idea on how to do cake! I don’t know. Do you girls have any suggestions? Is there something you are doing that is making your wedding unique?
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat as you. I keep trying to think of things that we could do to make it more ‘us’. I’m still in the process of finding out what ‘that’ is – but, I think a good place to start is to think about all the things that bring a smile to your and FI’s face and try to see if you can incorporate it into the wedding somehow. It certainly doesn’t have to be anything traditional ‘wedding’. The more ‘you’ it is, the more enduring.
Sorry I don’t have any concrete ideas for you… still working on ours!
Post # 4
keep me posted on what you guys think of too! 🙂
Post # 5
I think you just have to trust yourself. If you pick things to do and not do based on how they make you feel I gaurantee that it will end up unique and very you. I don’t think it’s necessary to deliberately make everything at the wedding all about ‘us’ but I’m someone who hates monograms.
For us, we love the idea of late night snacks, so if we can fit this into our budget we will definitely do this. This isn’t unique in blogging land but outside of blogs I think it will be a nice and unusual surprise. Another thing is I don’t think we’ll be doing a seperate table for us, we’re planning on having long kings tables and I think we’ll just sit in the middle section of one. That’s because that’s what makes sense to me. I’m not having a bouquet because I think they look silly/weird.
Post # 6
I think a “station” of any kind would be a neat way to mix it up a little. You could do a mashed potato station or ice cream sundaes, or smoothies, etc etc. Yum!!
Post # 7
i agree with the other posts….you have to do stuff that reflects you and your fiance as a couple. it could be something as simple as using one of your favorite songs for your intro into the reception or your wedding favors. the sky is the limit on wedding favors…there are sooooo many different things you can do. at the end of the day its your wedding and you’re the one that should be happy with it. your guests should enjoy themselves but if you get too caught up in making sure they’ll have a good time you’ll end up being so stressed and worried about them that it could effect how enjoyable the wedding is for you and your fiance.
Post # 8
Being unique is great! But, I will offer a bit of advice here. Remember that your friends and family are probably not looking at wedding blogs all day long. So any idea that is up and coming in the wedding world, your guests may have no idea about it. Anything can be tweaked to be personal to you. You don’t have to be the first person to think of an idea in order for the detail to speak to you and your Fiance.
I mentioned wanting to do a candy bar to my dad, but that I thought it was already overdone. He instead got really excited about the idea! So, now we’re having a candy bar. The last time he was at a wedding, they were passing out matchbooks still!!
Here are some ideas for details that I think anyone can adapt to put their spin on things:
- cake toppers (think about using something from around the house)
- signature drinks (got a favorite?)
- alternative desserts (i.e. candy buffet, pies, cupcakes)
- table names
- family pictures on display
- reception entrance song (sets the tone!)
Post # 9
We are considering having a magician perform during the reception; possibly going from table to table to include our guests.
Post # 10
It can be just little things. For us we’re having long tressle tables instead of many round ones cos we wanted it to feel more casual – kinda like a picnic. We have songs throughout the whole day that are very ‘us’ – maybe not typical wedding songs but very cheesy and fun songs we love. We’re also planning on playing some mini-golf (word is our venue is planning on putting in mini-golf) and I’d LOVE some photos of the fella and I and our wedding party playing mini golf. Colour scheme and stuff can make a big difference too. Ooh and I’m having a very 50’s style tea length dress – so that’ll be something different!
The worst thing you can do is come up with something that’s ‘unique’ but not true to you guys as a couple. I’ve seen far to many pictures from people’s very choreographed first dance where one person is having the time of their lives and the other looks like they wish the dancefloor would swallow them!
Post # 11
Also, I wanted to add (but it took me a while to find) this article by Ariel of Offbeat Bride. I printed it and it’s in my wedding binder as a reminder not to stress out about details. Everyone should go read it.
Post # 12
i agree with a lot of the others, just be yourselves and your wedding should turn out unique and different. we chose a unique venue- the courtyard of a b&b, and i’m making my centerpieces out of antique pitchers and vases so it will have a vintage feel and it won’t be the typical wedding centerpieces. i’m not really into wedding cake and our chef is french, so we decided to do a croquembouche instead of cake, which i’m really excited about. i have cupcake toppers from goosegrease on etsy to put on top! i think it’s all the little details that make it unique.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Maybe decide what area of the wedding you’d like to make unique–the ceremony, the dinner, the reception. Could be something simple like having a signature drink–there are unlimited possibilities for that! Good luck.
Post # 14
your straw bales idea is VERY unique and i love it!!
Post # 15
I know what we are going to do!!!! Because we are going to take our couple/group pics after the ceremony before the reception (which are at the same place) instead of a cocktail hour for our guests, we are going to do a POPCORN hour!!!! We are going to serve it in the old fashioned containers and play a slideshow of our lives for them to watch. It will get them something to do while we finish up pictures!
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
that’s a great idea, Rosie! I love popcorn <3
and I second whitesonnet’s link..that’s a really good article to keep things in perspective!