Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life, so it’s no surprise that you’ll want to make it a day to remember for the two of you and of course, your guests. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get everyone talking about your wedding day. A few simple touches can leave lasting memories and ensure your wedding is like no other.
If you’re still in the early planning stages, now’s the time to think about how to make your big day extra special. Here are a few top tips to keep in mind.
1. Book a pre-wedding boudoir shoot
While you want to impress your guests, it is, of course, an occasion that signifies the relationship between yourself and your spouse. While you may be looking forward to the day itself, you can make the run-up just as special. Why not surprise your soon-to-be spouse with a glamorous bridal boudoir photography shoot? This experience will certainly have you feeling your best in preparation for the wedding day. The photos can then be added to an album for you to take home, so you can look back on them with fond memories.
2. Choose a unique venue
The venue has a major part to play in the big day – so you may need to think carefully about the vibe you’re looking to create. You don’t necessarily have to stick to traditional venues such as manor houses or barn conversions – why not opt for a quirky venue such as a theater, museum, or cinema? If you’re both outdoor enthusiasts, you could even opt to hold your ceremony in a forest.
The bottom line is to choose a venue that reflects your personality and interests, and your guests are sure to enjoy every second.
3. Add surprises
As guests may be invited to many weddings throughout the year, they typically predict what comes next. Why not throw them off guard by dropping in clever surprises? In doing so, your wedding is sure to become a talking point and adds to the wow factor. Here are some ideas:
- Hire singing waiters
- Show off your surprise talent at the reception
- Add fun games and activities for your guests
4. Create your own menu
Some caterers will give you the option to experiment with your menu and opt for dishes that you both love, as opposed to a more traditional set menu. Instead of a sit-down meal, you may prefer the idea of a tasty hog roast, or a spread buffet so your guests can help themselves to whatever they prefer in their own time.
5. Ask your guests for a song choice
The party playlist during the evening reception plays a major part in your guests’ enjoyment, so it’s important to create a playlist with songs for all tastes and age groups. When sending out the invites for your wedding, you could ask your guests to RSVP with a song of their choice for the DJ to play. As a result, the dancefloor should never be empty!