Your wedding ceremony should be a representation of your love and partnership, not to mention be beautifully stylish! Go the extra mile and design your ceremony to incorporate personal elements that make the whole day more special. Whether you are into DIY projects or want to opt for custom made, here are some clever ways to add personal charm to your wedding ceremony.
The Freedom Of Chalk
At the entrance of your ceremony, set up a personalised chalk board to greet your guests. Not only is this a beautiful way to welcome everyone, but is also a creative way to communicate with your guests. Some ideas you might want to include are details of the day, your wedding hashtag or simply a loving message.
Get With The Program
While your guests sit and wait for the ceremony to begin, it's a lovely idea to give them a little breakdown of the day. Create a design which is in-keeping with your theme and give your guests all the information they need. For even more of a personal touch, add in a photo of you and your partner or write a small message about your love.
Treat your guests like VIP's with these gorgeous reservation tags for your ceremony. Your bridal party and close family will love seeing a spot saved just for them. Include inside jokes and anecdotes about your guests for even more of a personal touch!
String some bunting above the aisle for a fun and festive decoration. To add a personal touch, write meaningful quotes or song lyrics on each triangle. You can also involve your family and friends by having them paint on them with you. For pageboys and flower girls, this will be so much fun!
The Little Ones
Let your flower girls and pageboys have a bit of fun with their outfit! Add a colourful bow tie, sunnies or sparkly shoes for a personal touch. You can also have your ring bearer carry the wedding rings on a special cushion or in an engraved box that you can keep for years to come. You could even have one of your pets carry the rings for you!!
Covered In Confetti
As your flower girl floats down the aisle, have her scatter personalised confetti instead of petals. The date of your wedding or your initials are both sentimental details to have printed on confetti. For an easier DIY option, cut up the news paper from the morning of your wedding or photocopied pages of your favourite books.
Say it on a Banner
Have your vows, the lyrics of your processional song or a verse from the ceremony printed in calligraphy on a banner to drape behind you during the ceremony. This memento can then be hung up in your home and will forever be a reminder of your special day. To make it completely unique, have the words printed in your own handwriting.
Your Special Song
The processional is often said to be the most magical part of any wedding, meaning personal music is a must. No matter what song you play, make sure it has a unique meaning to you as a couple. Don't be afraid to go against tradition and pick something a little different, as long as it is meaningful to you!
Will You Marry Us
It's the magical moment when you become husband and wife, so pick someone close to you as your officiant. Whether it is a family member, close friend or one of your kids, this is a beautiful way to involve your loved ones in your special day.
I Vow To You
Although not a new suggestion, personalised vows are a beautiful way to add individuality and passion into the ceremony. Truly showcase the love you have for your partner with vows you have written yourself. Be sure to have a tissue nearby because this is sure to make you shed a few tears!
Keeping Up With Tradition
Pay homage to your heritage by incorporating traditional elements into your ceremony. It could be standing on a Turkish rug or wearing traditional dress such as a Scottish kilt, Mantilla veil or a Lehenga. Whether it is subtle or the centre of attention, this will bring a meaningful touch to your bridal look.
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