Wedding Ideas You Wish You Thought Of
Don't look back on your wedding and say 'I wish I did that!', to save yourself from wedding regrets, here are 15 ingenious wedding ideas you wish you had thought of!
'Please Call Anyone But the Bride' List
The last thing the bride needs on her big day is a barrage of phone calls from friends and family who can't find the venue, can't make the wedding or have lost nanna. To save a bridezilla moment and unnecessary stress, provide guests with a 'please call anyone but the bride' card with details of all those involved.
An Inclusive Circular Seating Plan
We've all been there, being squashed at the back of a wedding ceremony, with limited viewing of the altar is not the most pleasant experience. Make sure all of your guests see you say 'I do' with a circular seating plan, making it more inclusive and original.
Include a Space On Your RSVP for a Song Request
Having a space at the bottom of your RSVP for a 'Song Request' spot is a really fun way to incorporate your guests in your day, and make them look forward to something they've incorporated into the wedding fun!
Bride's Shoe Note
A very special and innovative way for the groom to let his bride know just how much he means to her, is for him to leave a special message on the bottom of the bride's wedding shoes. It is the last bit of communication she'll receive before you spot each other at the altar, and a gorgeous keepsake from the day.
Allow Kids Involved to Have Some Fun
It can be a little daunting for any little ones involved in the day. Little fellas might not be too keen on wearing a tux either. For example, a fun way to play on the 'ring bearer' role is to turn it into a protector of the rings, or a security guard! Super cute and super fun!
A Luxe Lounging Area at Your Reception
By the end of the long day of mingling and dancing, your guests, and yourself for that matter are no doubt going to want a little rest for your feet. Including comfy lounge settings and chairs allows for a cosy and comfy area for just this, and makes the day feel a little more relaxed and social.
A Fun Food or Drink Bar
Show off your favourite foods and drinks, adding a unique, fun and personal touch with a gorgeous food or drink bar. Have it manned, or a 'make it yourself' type bar. The choices are endless, and more than one is definitely a good thing.
Create Your Own Hashtag
A really fun way for everyone to feel involved, as well as making a super fun and easy way to see a whole array of photos from your big day is to have a hashtag for social media for your wedding. Of course, make it clear early on to your guests whether or not you want your images shared, but if so, place signs around and make an announcement explaining what to do!
Host A Welcome Dinner
Hosting a welcome dinner the day before your big day allows for all your various loved ones to be introduced, or for people to catch up after a long while of not seeing each other. It can allow for the wedding to be less small talk and more laughing and dance. It can be instead of or as well as a rehearsal dinner!
Create Fun Table Numbers
Having more than just a '15' as your table number makes it super fun when your guests find their table and sit down. Correspond photos of you and your partner with the table number, or call them special names such as a place you visited together or an inside joke.
Fun Coasters and Settings
Fun coasters and table settings will be sure to make your guests smile at their tables. Little notes left, or a coaster such as the one below is so fun... "Please Don't Take My Drink, I'm Dancing" ensures a smile and that your drink won't get nicked while your dancing the night away.
Family-Style Reception Dinner Set Up
Forget separated round tables that make it hard to mingle, instead have a long table or a couple of long tables with a 'family dinner' style reception dinner set up. It allows for new people to meet and for it to feel like a real inclusive, group celebration of love.
A Nostalgic Cake
As amazing as it is, your wedding cake doesn't have to be the traditional, white, three-tier cake that takes six weeks for three families to get through. You don't have to overdo the desserts, and it doesn't have to be the classic option. Having a cake that is more personal and nostalgic, say a cake related to a particular culture or one that you loved as a child? It's hard to find a cake that isn't extremely delicious.
Favours Guests Will Love
Favours also don't have to be overdone and too extravagant. There are so many choices of small, sweet and original ideas for your guests party favours that they are sure to love more than the perfectly wrapped chocolate truffle. A fun, personalised, engraved wine glass or candle or a written note and photograph - the possibilities are endless!
A Unique Wedding Exit
Having a fun, colourful, bright or loud exit will make it one to remember for both you and your guests, that's for sure! It also can be an exit that gets all your guests involved such as throwing petals or creating a archway with sparklers. The colour smoke bombs make for incredible photos. What a fun way into married life! Click here to see more of our favourite wedding exit ideas!
Feature image: Ashlee & Mark's wedding - see more here