10 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding
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Are you getting ready for your big day and looking for ways to make your wedding intimately personal? Here are a few tips for simple ways you can make meaningful memories that last forever.
- Childhood Pictures
Get your hands on yours and your fiancé’s grade school pictures. Have the pictures along the wall coming from each direction and meeting in the middle. Youngest pictures on the outside and a wedding or engagement picture meeting the two in the middle.
Don’t be embarrassed if some of your grade school pictures look a little rough. Everyone has a few years of fashion mistakes in their past. Your guests will love getting to see both of your transformations to become the gorgeous couple that you are today.
- Jewelry in the Boquet
Is there jewelry from a family member that you don’t necessarily want to wear but you’d be happy to display it at your wedding? Or you’d love to have something of grandma’s or Aunt Suzie with you as you walk down the aisle? Consider adding jewelry from the people you love into your wedding bouquet. They will make a lovely addition to the flowers you choose. If you want some more vintage jewelry to add to your flowers, then try checking a jewelry shop like Infinitycoins.com.
- Little Known Facts
Write up a list of facts about your relationship with your fiancé. Put a different list on each table so the guests have to walk around to read them all. This will help to get them up and socializing. If you want to make it extra fun you could write the facts like a fairytale so the guests feel like they’re going on an adventure.
- Wish You Were Here
If you have close family or friends that have passed away, then set up a memorial table for them. You could even include a framed note next to each picture expressing your love for them and letting your guests know who each person is and why they’re important to you.
- Family Dish
With dinner, consider including a favorite family dish to the menu. Then in your wedding favors you can have the recipe for the dish printed out for each guest to take home.
- Love Notes
With today’s technology, not a lot of letters are being handwritten, but that doesn’t mean you and your fiancé don’t have love notes that you’ve passed back and forth. Go through some of your old texts and see if you have any mushy gushy, but appropriate, love notes that you could include on your ceremony program.
- His Ring
When purchasing his ring you might want to add a little note from you to him engraved on the inside of the ring. This could be song lyrics or even a scripture verse if you are religious. This note can be as private and intimate as you want because no one will ever see the inside of his ring but him.
- Cake Topper
Your cake topper doesn’t have to be the classic bride and groom. You can make it as personal as you want. Perhaps you are both musicians. You could put two crossing mics with your names engraved on them at the top of your cake.
- Trivia Game
Want to up the stakes at your reception? Have a trivia game at each table for your guests. The questions will be focused on you and your fiancé and your relationship. There could even be a prize for the guest who gets the most correct answers. Make sure to keep the questions tricky!
- Parents’ Wedding
If your parents are happily together you could put up a picture of their wedding and even your grandparents’ wedding. You could even ask for their number one advice to a happy marriage and display that along with their pictures.
Your wedding day is a very special time for you and the ones you love. People will try to tell you that it’s all about the bride, but it is about you and your fiancé. This is a chance for you to celebrate with your friends and family the love that has changed your life forever.