Post # 1
Ok bees, I’m curious what people are planning for a ‘personal touch’ at their weddings. I’ll start-
1. carrying a prayerbook down the aisle with my great grandmother’s rosary on top
2. chocolate golf ball favors because I’m a chocoholic and my fiance is avid golfer
3. empty small table at recption that has one place setting in honor of those who have fallen in battle (my fiance is in the military)
Ok those are mine! Share your thoughts and lets exchange fun ideas! I love this blog 🙂
Post # 3
ooh i love this post. i’m trying to personalize our wedding, but having trouble. will have the band play our school song (where we met). using my grandfather’s tallis (I was named for him) to wrap around us under the chuppah as part of a traditional ritual. trying to do more though…
Post # 4
Oh I love how your school song will play-that’s so cute and personal! Hopefully other brides will share and we can borrow ideas 🙂
I’m also framing the napkin my fiance wrote his name and number on when we met and putting it by our cake or head table. I still have it! Kind of cheesy but sentimental to me
Post # 5
Fiance and all our friends are musicians, so our guestbook is going to be an acoustic guitar I received for Christmas one year that I will never learn how to play!
Post # 6
We have a grand piano in the reception site which will have rose petals and photos of all the brides in our family on their own wedding day…from great grand mothers to mothers! They’re all in vintage gold frames.
Post # 7
Im making my own bouquet and invitations. A first for me. I better hurry, these are rough drafts. Im also using a memory candle in honor of my father who passed away in 2003. I had a court house wedding my first marriage . Daddy never got to walk me down the aisle. My oldest son will do that.
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Post # 8
oo, this is fun. Fiance and I are really into our Irish heritage so we’re incorporating that a lot–we’re naming the tables after counties of ireland, we’re having an irish rock band (SOO excited), and the predominant color is going to be green. Other things we’ve discussed but haven’t completely settled on is having the bms and myself carry vintage copies of some of our favorite novels and having fry and leela cake toppers. we’re also talking about engraving “i love you” in one band and “i know” in the other–to celebrate our love of star wars.
Post # 9
Great ideas ladies! We are going to read “love letters” we wrote to one another 7 years ago when we were in high school! They are very cute-we even talk about wanting to be married and wishing we could go out to the movies anytime we want 🙂 We’ll read hem before the vows to signify our love in the past and in the present.
Post # 10
oohh! This is fun!
On my bouquet I will have 3 mini picture frames hanging from the handle, I will have a picture of both grandpas and my grandma…all who have passed away. My FIs dad was killed 22 years ago, so right after his mom walks him down the isle they will light a memorial candle for his dad. I’m sure there will end up being more….I’m all over making things personal!!
Post # 11
I love the old love letters being read aloud! That is beautiful…
I am very into ‘being green’ so this is reflected a lot in our personal touches.
I am a huge foodie and love fresh, local & mostly vegan food. So we found a caterer that uses a lot of local ingredients and who customized a menu for us that would cater to the omnivores and vegans at the wedding. I am also specially ordering some vegan treats from bakeries in NYC that I love.
I ordered wildflower seed flower paper invites. They are not the prettiest invites–but the paper is biodegradable and can be planted. I love pressed flowers, so I had a pressed daisy added to the top of the invites. I think they are very unique.
My wedding is over a weekend, so I created a wedding website to incorporate information into one place rather than have menu, directions & accomodation information added on inserts.
My flowergirl is carrying a basket decorated with moss and my ringbearer is carrying a bird’s nest–(both from etsy) all of which go nicely with our ‘earthy’ theme.
We are doing donations to an orphanage in Cambodia that we visited on a recent backpacking trip in lieu of favors.
We are asking guests to request their favorite wine or drink since we are purchasing all the alcohol ourselves.
I am OBSESSED with some adorable butterfly place cards I got from Etsy! They sit on the rim of wine glasses or champagne flutes–and I am planning on having them on the guests’ toasting flutes so they can locate their table and have the champagne ready.
We are going organic apple picking at a nearby farm the following day after the wedding.
Post # 12
Our table numbers were black and white photos of places we had dated. We had framed pictures of our parents on their wedding day near the wedding cake. Also my sorority sisters from college surrounded me and we recited our purpose.
Post # 13
My father passed ten years ago and his name is Eugene. I am placing a St Eugene medallion on my bouquet to honor him – ironically, St Eugene is the patron saint of dysfuntional families! Ha!
We also took our first trip together to the Redwood Forests of Northern CA, so our tables are named after trees… (actually, we have a ton of tree themed stuff in our wedding, STD, Invites, Program).
FH is a screen printer and is going to screenprint our monogram onto burlap table runners that I have sewn for the guest tables, too.