Your wedding is the most important day of your life. And making it memorable for friends and family is as simple as infusing your unique style into every element. From invitations to reception desserts and favors, there are small things you can do to make wedding-day memories for you and those who celebrate with you.
Starting Off on the Right Foot
Making sure your invitation suite reflects who you are as a couple is one of the first ways to infuse style into your wedding. The save the dates don’t have to match your invitation suite exactly — especially if you haven’t gotten that far in your planning. But they should set the tone for the big day.
For example, if you know you want to host a black-tie event, your save the dates should be simple yet elegant to give your guests some idea of what they can expect when the invitation hits the mail. (Who doesn’t start thinking about what they will wear to a wedding when they get the save the date?) Or if you’ve always dreamed of a barefoot on the beach wedding, a magnet with a photo of you and your partner-to-be on the beach, with the pertinent information, will be a cute keepsake for your friends and family and another way to show off your style.
Traditional or Trendy? There’s Something for Every Budget
Keeping elements consistent from your wedding stationery to the program at your wedding and even the fonts you choose on a pre-wedding slide show are small ways to incorporate your personal style.
If you’re already working with someone on your invitation suite, they will help you find good options that suit your personal style. But there are also pre-packaged options at many online stationers and many websites that connect you with graphic designers who specialize in wedding stationery.
If there are some DIY elements you’re choosing to create, it’s not gauche to ask your pro which font they’re using so you can be consistent when making your cupcake toppers or slide show.
You Can’t Reinvent the Wheel
There are only so many pieces that make up a wedding. The ceremony, flowers, cocktail hour, reception, DJ, cake, and the send-off are all expected parts of a wedding. Even if you had a million-dollar budget, those elements would still be there.
Rather than stressing out about making them unique or unlike anything anyone has done before, focus on bringing your unique style to those traditional elements. That is what will make a memorable experience for you and your guests.
If your grandmother had a specific poem read at her wedding, and your mother named you Emily after her mother’s favorite poet, incorporating elements of Emily Dickinson into your ceremony would be an extraordinary tribute. If the groom’s family is Scottish, asking your florist to source a particular kind of heather to incorporate into his boutonniere would be a lovely gesture.
Should you be blending families at the wedding, letting the children on each side choose a dessert for the dessert bar — and naming it after the child — is a sweet way to infuse your unique style into something that would otherwise just be a dessert bar.
No matter what, get creative and remember the function of your wedding is to cement your vows with your partner. It doesn’t have to be extravagant to make a lasting impression.
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