The engagement celebrating ends.
And the wedding planning begins.
While it’s likely you have an idea of what kind of wedding you want, you may need some help with all the details, including how to incorporate personal touches to all elements of your wedding.
You don’t want your wedding to be the same wedding that everyone’s been to. You want it to be so much more than that. You want it to be personal and reflective of your personality as individuals and as a couple.
In this article, we’ll discuss how to discover personal touches to add to your ceremony and reception.
Think About What Matters Most to You and Your Partner
What are the places, people, and hobbies that hold a special place in your heart?
Maybe you both met in a city, or are both from different areas of the country. Incorporate these personal touches into your wedding. Let’s say you both met in different cities. You can add in the characteristics of your cities into the ceremony and reception. It could be as simple as incorporating the food from the cities in which you grew up into your late night snacks!
Only Hire Vendors You Want to Hire
Do you feel pressure to have a band because everyone else has one? That’s not unusual—it’s hard not to feel influenced by what you see at other weddings or venues. But remember to do what you want to do. Say you just want a quiet dinner with some light music? Then do that.
Maybe you feel most comfortable using your friend as the photographer without hiring a true professional.
Be sure you are including vendors you absolutely want to be there.
There are so many pressures involved in planning a wedding. Be sure you do what is best for you! It’s your special day, after all.
Decide on Color and Decorations That Mean Something to Both of You.
Colors are personal.
Choose a color combination you love most — it might be one that reminds of you the past, or simply one you find beautiful.
Gorgeous greenery paired with white linen is simple yet romantic. Bold, bright colors may speak more to you. Or maybe you’d like a more simple, minimal look with white runners atop wooden tables.
When planning your decorations, ask yourself what you both truly enjoy. Do you have a love for the outdoors while your partner has a love for painting? How can you express those interests through the look and feel of your wedding?
Consider incorporating overflowing foliage throughout the venue. And add paintings your partner has painted for unique decoration that is truly personal.
Find a Location That Means Something to You.
This one is more important than you might realize. What do you envision your wedding day to look like? A gorgeous, historic mansion with an outdoor ceremony? A simple, minimal-style wedding in a barn? Or maybe you’re looking for a simple lakeside ceremony and reception.
Whatever your vision, choose a venue that can incorporate all aspects of your dream wedding day.
Create a Personal Cocktail
Ideas for adding personal touches to your wedding are truly endless.
One popular (and fun) option involves including personalized cocktails (or mocktails) to make your day even more special.
For something truly different, serve a favorite cocktail of your choice in mason jars or copper mugs. Who says you have to serve only basic cocktails, champagne and wine?
If You Read One Section from This Article…
Create a wedding that represents you and your partner.
Book a venue that is special to both of you. Decorate in a way that is meaningful. Serve food that speaks to where you spent your childhood.
And remember that this is your wedding. Find vendors who truly care about making sure your day is truly magical. If you’ve done all that, you’ll end up with a day and night to truly remember for the rest of your lives.
Written by: Megan Beth