Post # 1
I really want to avoid the cookie cutter wedding and make it feel very intimate, very us. Problem is I have no idea how to do that. It’s not like either one of us has a major hobby or defining things…..the only thing I can think of is I’m American and Fiance is British, but he doesn’t want to make it about that. But I soo desperately don’t want the same wedding as a million other women (especially because my venue is known as a ‘wedding factory’…sigh).
So what are you doing to make your ceremony & reception unique/interesting/different/personal to you? Are you doing certain special decor, certain centerpieces, favors, colors, food, music, etc?
Post # 3
We are doing what we like, wether or not it has been done a million times before. I love burlap, and apparently its pretty popular for weddings, but I dont care! Because I love it. Not the guests, or anyone else. See what I mean? Thats how we are making it personal
Post # 4
But there is ONE thing, I am from the east coast in Canada, and down there they have special peperoni lol and you cant get it anywhere but Atlantic Canada and I just looove it, Fiance too! My mom and dad are bringing some up for the wedding yum yum
Post # 5
We had an arm wrestling table at ours. Darling Husband is a world champion arm wrestler so a large part of our friends are also arm wrestlers. We even had a few that came from Scandinavia to attend. It was a great addition to our wedding and made for some memorable moments.
Post # 6
I’m making a lot of the table decoration flowers out of watercolored paper flowers
Post # 7
We did a guest ‘book’ Guitar 🙂 For Darling Husband love of music and being a musician (please note the orange stuff is just tape and got removed post wedding)
Post # 8
My venue is pretty unique and personal. The deck of the largest four masted ship still afloat — it’s got a crazy history, it’s more than 100 years old, and has been all over the world.
I’m wearing a non-white dress most likely. (Not offwhite or ivory or anything close)
This isn’t reception, but we’re doing a self-uniting ceremony.
I haven’t decided about centerpieces yet but something nerdy this way comes, I’ll tell you that right now. (Trying to figure out how to work a TARDIS into it.)
Post # 9
I know alot of other bees have done this before but it’s not something we’ve seen done at any of the weddings we’ve gone to… a candy buffet! SO and I haven’t set a date, found a venue, nor has he even proposed yet, but we have agreed that we want a candy buffet at our wedding because it is so us! We’ve spent many hours drooling over sweets at various candy stores so why not?!? lol
Post # 10
I’m holding the wedding on my parents’ property, so it’s pretty personal that way (we’ll have my dogs and horses there too). Other than that, we’re having a daytime garden wedding, so there will be lawn games (croquet, badminton, bowls, etc.) set up around the garden. After the formal ceremony/reception, we’re having a bonfire and BBQ dinner at the same venue, which is exactly what fiance and I want in a wedding – a nice relaxed chance to have a few drinks and some fun with our friends and family
Post # 11
@Bebealways: Let us know if you find a way to incorporate a TARDIS! I so want to do that!
Post # 12
@Mrs.Charpentier I LOVE your guest book guitar!!! That is so amazing!!!
I tied my culture into our wedding to make it personal. I asked a friend of mine to dance at our wedding. She did the most amazing thing and asked her drum group to come and sing while her and her son danced. It brought me to tears… I was so grateful. Then we had a round dance with all of the guests
Post # 13
We also had a very special guest at our head table as he is part of our family.
Post # 15
Our whole wedding is unique to us as a couple. I am known as very crafty so people will sort of expect me to add personal touches to the wedding, which I will with my diy items (table signs and numbers, woodsy decor, tissue poms. etc.)
Although some of the stuff we’re doing has been done many times before, it has never been done here by anyone in fi’s family (nor have they been to weddings with these things) so it will be a first for everyone and a nice surprise for them to see what we have in store.
I am doing a :
photo frame guest book
popsicle sticks escort cards
mock cocktail hour
Also our wedding suits us because it will be simple, laid back and fun. We’re having our ceremony in a rustic type lodge. Mot people here get married in a church. We’re also doing a choreographed bridal party dance which will be a totally fun surprise for our guets. I LOVE to dance so that is how I incorporate me into the wedding. Also planning on doing a slideshow as well before our grand entrance so that is something new and different for people here. I cannot wait for people to experience my wedding.
Post # 16
we got married in the place we met even tho the only big room it offered was a basketball gymnasium!
we had our photobooth take place in the room we met at.
I wrote my vows in a harry potter book
Fiance and Bridal Party did a dance.
We had a foot washing ceremony instead of unity candles.