Post # 1
Curious what other couples have come up with completely on their own as a unique detail that they didn’t get inspiration from others/pinterest/the industry/traditions/etc. Just something you thought up on your own?
here are some of our cray ideas (not sure if we are going through with any of them)
anti-poverty microloans that we keep reinvesting and the story behind what they’ve enabled on each table in lieu of party favours
breaking with the tradition of not seeing each other until I walk down the aisle and having sex the morning of because concerned he may be a little “tired” later…
serving “our last meal” as dinner- like if we were eating our favourite foods that don’t match and have no rhyme or reason together but that are totally “us” example mini clam pizzas, peanut butter and jam sandwiches, a burger with kimchi on it, crab legs, salmon in mustard cream sauce, old school chocolate mousse.
bride and groom serve each course of a family style meal to a different table instead of having a receiving line.
Post # 2
I can safely say reading that back, I will be too busy/nervous/traditional to see him before I walk down the aisle, and I am laughing at myself for the “last meal” idea – GROSS.
Post # 3
We didn’t have a bridal party, so we had a raffle to decide who signed our marriage license. We only had 54 guests, so we were close with everyone there. I think everyone had a really good time with it, and I know we had fun. People payed for their raffle tickets, and we made over $400 just from the raffle. We are so glad we did it!
Post # 4
Shameless bumping this back up because I’d love to hear more unique details you are planning or that you did for your wedding.
As an update to the above, we aren’t doing the microloans as favours, we aren’t going to try to get lucky the morning off (too busy), and our meal actually makes sense lol and isn’t that random.
Post # 5
This post kind of makes me want to initiate wedding-morning sex haha!
Our tables are named after cities that we have travelled to/lived in together which are particularly special to us. My Fiance came up with the idea (although it seems like Pinterest came up with it first.. but I still credit him with the idea as there is no way he saw it there)!
Post # 6
I used lanterns with flowers in them as bridesmaids bouquets. Then they doubled as centerpieces. I’ve seen a couple weddings since mine do the same thing but it was brand new to me when I decided to do it.
Post # 7
Not terribly unique but…
Used my card holder bottle opener giveaways as name tags
Post # 8
mandakay0021 : Wow I LOVE this idea!! It has such a gorgeous effect that you can really see the bust of all the gowns instead of a big bouquet blocking their whole front 🙂
OP, I love the idea of morning-of sex, that’s awesome lol I hope you do find the time for it somehow 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
My best friend got ordained as a Minister in the Church of The Big Lebowski. She’s a dudeist priest.
I’m writing the ceremony and throwing in BL references
“I love how the aisle runner really ties the wedding together”
“D do you take A to be your special lady? Do you promise to abide together from this day forth?”
Also, since we’re doing a Destination Wedding in Mexico, I changed our signature cocktail from a “Moscow Mule” to a “Baja Burro”
Also, for at least an hour of the reception; karaoke, bitches.
Post # 10
My Fiance aand I are big into board games, and we have a wedding of 36 including us. So we made (and play tested) a card came that is wedding themed for our favors. Each card is a guest at our wedding, with their picture, name, and game text/iconography. Some cards interact together and those are matched to relationships in real life.
Post # 11
The only truly unique thing was our ceremony. The officiant was a rabbinical Cantor as well as a musician, so she sang all of the Hebrew blessings and played her guitar along with it. Her husband accompanied her on his hand-made mandolin as well. The entire ceremony was filled with music.
Also, when the officiant asked people to kindly refrain from taking pictures during the ceremony. It was hilarious. She said something along the lines of “And if you would join me in the ancient Jewish tradition of putting your hands into the air…. ( I don’t remember the middle part)… and place your hands into your pockets or purses and silence those cellular devices.” It was fucking hilarious. We didn’t know that’s how she was going to ask everyone to be present, but we loved it. Tons of laughter and people respected our semi/mostly unplugged ceremony.
Post # 12
During cocktail hour, we brought in a pair of statue artists.
Our wedding was Shakespearean themed so they were dressed in the clothing of that period. They were still for the most part but would move to occasionally interact with the guests. It was fun to watch since some people didn’t know they were real.
And a shot with one of my uncles..
Post # 13
We got married on top of a glacier in Alaska, so tha was pretty unique I think! We had always dreamed of traveling there and decided to bite the bullet, cancel wedding plans and get married during our honeymoon. We had a limo pick us up when our cruise ship stopped in Juneau, then we flew out by helicopter to the glacier. Witnesses were the photographer and helicopter pilot and our officiant helped plan it all. He even picked up the bouquet and the boutinerre for us from the florist. We went in literally throwing caution to the wind having no idea what to expect for weather and never even being in the same state we were married in before. We also had never met our photographer or officiant in person beforehand and only spoke over phone/e-mail. Everything turned out perfectly!
Post # 14
teacher-bee-in-the-sea : such a fun idea for the phones, your officiant sounds like a blast!
Post # 15
Lakeside003 : I think I remember your recap! I was just talking to a friend today about (what I think was) your elopement!!
She recently had an 18 person wedding and went straight on their honeymoon in Costa Rica and I told her I thought she was going to need to elope on the honeymoon like this lady I once saw on the Bee that had an elopement on an glacier in Alaska.
Small freaking world/no such thing as coincidences.
We also only spoke on the phone/email/Skype with the officiant before the wedding but she truly was amazing.