It’s the little details that make your wedding that bit more personal from waking up to a cute wedding sign propped by your bedside to the table names in honour of all your favourite spots you’ve visited as a couple! Check out these 10 sweet ways to make your Big Day personal and meaningful…
1. Wedding Prep Fun
Image by Tomasz Kornas via Maeve & Dylan’s real wedding | Image by Jenna Leigh via Wedding Chicks
Get yourself in to the swing of the wedding celebrations by crossing off that final day on your wedding countdown. Or if you’re a bridesmaid or mam looking to surprise the bride-to-be, have her wake up to a special sign just for her (such as ‘You’re getting married today’) to get the excitement started early on. And if you’re looking for another little way to celebrate that your wedding day is here, have some customised coffee sleeves at the ready for the bridal party! They’ll have you all in super high spirits and they’d make an adorable group photo as well.
2. Personalised Bridal Party Hangers
Image by Michelle Prunty Photography
Getting ready with your girls is a really special part of the day so it can be nice to have some surprise touches to make it all the more meaningful. Bridal hangers are a fab (and practical) thank you gift for either the bride or bridesmaids. It’s the perfect spot to hang your dresses as you get all spruced up and you can pop little messages or thank you notes on the hangers to make them even more special.
3. Chair Decor
Photo by Justin Demutis Photography via greylikesweddings.com
Give your wedding that home made, personal touch with a sign welcoming your guests to your celebrations! We’ve seen some amazing efforts from wooden sign posts with the couples names painted on them to chalk boards with the prettiest messages. And if you’re looking to take the signage one step further add some chair signs to your to-do list. They’re a really cute way to make your reception chairs stand out from the wedding crowd and you can hang fun Mr & Mrs style signs on the back, write your pet names on chalk boards or hang pictures of you both when you were kids if you’re feeling nostalgic!
4. A Family Tree
Image by Tomasz Kornas via Maeve & Dylan’s real wedding
If you’re looking to honour the love stories that went before you, including pictures of your parents and grandparents weddings is the loveliest touch. Lots of couples opt for a special table dedicated to their ‘family tree’ with pictures of family members on their wedding day – you could even add in some text about how they met, your own love story or some favourite quotes, poems or stories.
5. Cute Cake Topper
Image by Edytas Zyszlo via 100 Layer Cake | Image by Krista A Jones via Style Me Pretty
Your cake is the perfect place to get a little bit of you personality across. Fill you layers with your favour flavours (lemon sponge, chocolate biscuit cake, red velvet or whatever it is that tickles your fancy) and then top it all off with a personalised wedding cake topper. Spell you and your OH’s names out, drape some cheery bunting with your initials across it or have a topper made to look just like miniature versions of you and the hubby/wife (complete with your favourite stuff such as sporting gear or a beloved item of clothing or gadget).
6. Include your Favourite Stuff…
Image by Women in Wedding via weddingsonline UAE
Obsessed with fizzy cola bottles, can’t live without your daily cheese fix, enjoy a Mojito as your drink of choice? Work you and your partner’s favourite things in to your day to make it all the more personal. Opt for a fabulous rustic 3-tier cheese wheel cake as an alternative to a traditional wedding cake, serve up your favourite cocktails during the drinks reception or have a candy cart for guests to tuck in to in honour of your sweet tooth! Your drinks reception, your wedding cake, your dessert table and your favours are all great ways to give guests an insight in to what it is you love and share it with them.
7. Wedding Guest Book
Image by Feather & Stone Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
A guest book is the best wedding keepsake and is a lovely way for guests to wish you well on this happy day! It doesn’t take much to make one but it’s one part of the wedding that you’ll be able to look back on and reminisce over. There are so many fun styles from a traditional paper booklet where guests can pen a simple note to wishing trees, photobooth memory books or you could even get guests to jot something down on some wooden initials so you can prop them up in your home afterwards. Check out more fun guest book ideas here!
8. Your Love Story
Image by Ray & Kelly Photography via Wedding Chicks | Image by Katherine Birkbeck Photography
Obviously everybody in the room knows one or both of you but they might not know the details of your love story like where and when you met, or even when you got engaged. Creating a love story sign is a gorgeous way to pay homage to your love story and how you got to where you are today (married – yay) as well as give guests a little bit of a history lesson on how it all came about. Aw!
9. Photo Sharing
Image by Jennifer Miller Photography
Embrace social media and get your guests to share all their photos from your Big Day with you on Instagram. It’s a win win for all involved, you get lots of unseen snaps for your photo album (the wait for the professional ones can seem long so these will tide you over) and guests feel more involved as well. Create your very own wedding hashtag and get your guests to use it so you can keep tabs on all the pictures!
10. Table Names
Image via Tulips & Flight Suits | Image via Colin Cowie Weddings
One of the easiest ways to personalise your numbers is with your table names. They’re a great way to give guests an insight in to your favourite things or if you’re brave, to showcase some childhood pictures. We love the idea of sharing places you went on dates or your relationship through numbers (as above), but things like your favourite bands, songs, movies, books and superheroes will all work a treat as well.
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.