(Closed) what is your most personal touch in your wedding

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Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I did a lot of DIY but the most meaningful is the 400 feet of bunting my mom made! A lot of the fabrics are my old clothes, dance costumes, and scraps I saved.

Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I had my fiances grandmother’s necklace who passed in February wrapped around a grey bow tie of his as a child. His bow tie was then clipped on my bouquet

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

 

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MissCountryGirl727:  We are doing the same cake topper since my fiance is a huge gamer! We are subbing out the beer for Angry Orchard and not sure what the game will be yet. We are going to diy it using a friend’s dragging groom cake topper and some clay and then a graphic designer friend will add the game of his choice.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My beautiful husband made the arch we married under. It’s now in our garden!

 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

This is kind of weird, but I’m a graphic designer so I designed the font for our wedding and am painting it on all the signs, wedding invites etc.  My mama is passing down her wedding band, which was my grandmothers wedding band yonks ago and I will be resizing it as my wedding band which is a really nice personal touch.  I think I also want to engrave it with my grandmothers wedding date (even though they ended up seperating before my grandad passed away), it’s still in memory of the family and I would love to give it to my first born child to use as their wedding band as well 🙂

Post # 36
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Bumble bee

These posts are amazing. Really sentimental and great ideas.

For us, the locations for the venues are I think the most special thing. We are getting married at our undergrad campus where we met, and where we are both pretty active alumni. Our reception is going to be at the same country club where his parents had their reception (thank goodness it was renovated last year 😉 )

Jewelry is special too. I’ll be wearing my college class ring (as will my fiancee) on our other hands. I’ll also be wearing the necklace my grandmother bought me for graduation. We have a version of a cross that’s unique to my church, which has a sun coming up behind the cross and waves of water below it.  It’s a tradition in my church for ladies to get the necklace gifted for confirmation and for men to get rings/tie clips gifted, but the one I got for confirmation from my mother was lost within a year or two 🙁 stupid irresponsible 15 year old me. Here’s a pic:

Lastly, we are going to have Irish Coffee served during dessert (my Fiance loves them, and he’s Irish, lol) and also some traditional Uruguayan cookies and pastries with dulce de leche (I’m Uruguayan). 

Post # 37
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

All my flowers were white, and my bouquet had some daisies in it. I also had a white cake with candy daisies on it as well. Why? My late maternal grandmother’s favourite flowers were dasies.

Post # 38
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Helper bee

We had a lot of personal touches at our wedding.  One example is that we bought local wine from the county where my parents live, and then local wine from the county where my husband’s family lives, and we put the wine bottles on each table, BUT, on the opposite side of the family.  We created welcome bags ourselves, which our guests loved. 

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

Probably our Dia de los Muertos (Memorial) table. I’m Mexican and a lot of family members do altars for Dia de los Muertos. We did a simplified version at the wedding. Pictures of our deceased loved ones with little signs saying their names & their relationships to us. My uncle put it together and included some candles and decorations like colorful skulls (which are traditional). Everyone really loved it. 

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

 

officiant is the best friend that introduced us.  he will be standing behind a podium that my dad made for us (he is a blacksmith).

My bouquet is wrapped in lace from my maternal grandmother’s wedding dress, and her blue cross will be pinned inside my dress bodice.  my sister is loaning me the sixpence she wore in her shoe 17 years ago (she is 17 years happily married).

my e-ring features stones from both FI’s and my families (his grandmother and great grandmother, and my mom and aunt), and I will be wearing my paternal grandfather’s wedding band after the wedding. 

still working on some personal touches for my groom…probably an engraving on his (pocket)watch for the wedding, form the Titanic museum exhibit we saw the day before we were engaged.  It is the final quote from the Mrs. Straus to her husband before they died on board: “We have lived so long together, where you go, I go.”  (we have been together 9 years, and I am a massive history buff/teacher, with a special place in my heart for all things Victorian/Edwardian.) (BTW, the quote varies with different sources, but this is my favorite version of the wording).

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We have several personal touches for our wedding

Memorial table – We are going to have a table set up with pictures of both set of my grandparents and FH dad’s parents as they have all past away.

Bouquets – My mother is making all the bouquets and mine is going to have ribbon wrapped around the stems and pinned in place with my grandfather’s veterans pin 

Gift Table – We are both big readers and found a box for any cards that looks like a book on the outside.

Guest Book – We both love collecting records and listening to music and found a couple of old country records that were still sealed for a couple of dollars and we are going to use those as the guest book and have them framed after the wedding

We are still looking at what we can do for the nerd aspect as we are both big nerds but we still have time for that.

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Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am big into genealogy so the one thing we did was instead of table numbers each table was named after a last name in one of our family trees.  Then we had a large tree as the seat chart display and each person was on a leaf with their table name.  Close to that we had a picture table where I gathered as many pictures as I could from each of our family lines as far back as I could get.  Now we have a huge family tree display on our wall and I love all our pictures.

I also wore a turquoise bracelet that was my great grandmother’s and carried a hankerchief that was my Grandmother’s. 

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

The personal touches were the most important things to us, so we had a lot of them.  There really wasn’t anything at the wedding that didn’t have a personal touch! A few I can list off the top of my head: my dad’s cousin officiating the wedding, our homemade invitations, my mom made my belt for my dress, my close friend did my hair, we flew paper airplanes instead of confetti (we love travel, and my 6, 8 and 13 year old nephews came up with the idea on their own – how could I NOT do it?!), our ring pillow was made of a Lego bride and groom carrying the rings, our cake was 2 vintage suitcases with mini versions of us in our wedding clothes wearing our travel packs, our center pieces were vintage books topped with tea pots of bright flowers (arranged by my groom’s grandma), our head table chairs were 10 mismatched vintage chairs we refinished in wedding colour a including two from my late grandparents dining set they received for their wedding 60 years ago, and so on!

 

The one that everyone liked the most though was probably one of our “thank you” gifts.  I went on bricklink.com  and bought Lego mini-figure pieces that looked like each person we were thanking (wedding party, parents, etc) and then wrote their name and our wedding date on a brick for the base. I made 34 in total, and placed them on the person’s place setting at the reception.  It was a big surprise for everyone (including my groom!) and I wished I had done one for each guest, but it would have taken me so long!

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We’re still very early in our planning, so we haven’t really settled on much but there will certainly be personal touches throughout the day. The only things that we have decided on are to remember my Future Father-In-Law, who sadly passed away earlier this year (very unexpectedly). My Fiance has asked his mother if he can have his father’s wedding ring (she agreed) – it’s a perfect fit, even though my Future Father-In-Law was much taller and broader than Fiance. We have also asked my Future Sister-In-Law and her DH whether we can use a reading that Future Father-In-Law picked for their wedding 5 years ago (they also agreed). These are little touches that very few people will pick up on, but they mean the world to us.

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