The Beauty is in the Details


As is true for almost anything, what makes something unique lies in the details. On your wedding day, the deeply personal touches you include in your celebration will be what you cherish … and what your guests will remember.

The Ceremony

Hire a professional (or someone you know) who is good with graphic design to create a custom monogram for you and your partner. It can be featured in many ways before, during and after the celebration: on the wedding invitations and program, or even on cocktail napkins and thank you notes.

Have a friend or an in-law you want to include somehow, but they can’t be in the bridal party? Include them in the program with the reading of a prayer or a poem you love. If they’re musically inclined, ask them to perform during the ceremony or the reception (make sure they are comfortable in front of crowds!)

If you’re a bookworm, have your bouquet created from pages of a special book. Or, if you’re a music maven, carry a bouquet made from sheet music.

Not particularly fond of flowers? Try decorating with potted trees, succulents, ferns, lavender sprigs, or other decorative foliage to add color and earthiness to the room.

Incorporate decorative elements at the venues that relate to the place where you and your partner met, or where you became engaged. For example: if your partner proposed outside, under the stars, string twinkle lights above the crowd. Even if some of your guests don’t know the story, it can be a great conversation-starter.

Has a loved one passed? Light a special candle at the ceremony to represent that they are still with you.

The Reception

A tech-savvy option could be a slideshow that includes shots from the photo-ops earlier in the day – that way, those who weren’t at the wedding or the post-ceremony photo session will be able to see pics of the newlyweds.

Don’t forget an Instagram hashtag or a Facebook page! Display a prettily framed chalkboard for guests to take photos/selfies in front of with your wedding hashtag (could also be an opportunity to display the custom monogram created for your special day).

During cocktail hour, serve signature drinks that are named just for you and your new spouse.

Instead of high-tech, go the opposite route and have an “unplugged” party; while the photographer snaps away, invite guests to use instant cameras only, instead of cell phones and digital cameras. This can make it more personal, more special, allow for “living in the moment,” rather than glued to a device.


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