Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Personalize Your Wedding

Memorable weddings showcase your personality and involve your guests. Personal touches make guests feel like they witnessed two people in love at a wedding “that was so you”. Honor special guests, such as parents and the wedding party, and make sure that everyone feels like an important part of your celebration.Consider a theme that is meaningful to you. Incorporate this theme with the invitation, reception d├ęcor, favors, music, cuisine, or attire. For example, two writers used stacked hard-cover books for centerpieces, read their favorite poems at the ceremony, designed the invitation like a book, and gave bookmarks as favors.

Most guests know one of you really well, but not the other. In the program, tell guests how you met; your something borrowed something blue; how you know the wedding party; or why you chose this ceremony location. Write a letter to each other if the thought of saying your own vows is overwhelming. Guests will also enjoy having something to read while waiting for the ceremony to start.
Create a web site that not only lists important wedding details, but also tells your love story. Enclose cards with your web address in your invitations.

Tie your grandmother’s wedding ring or fabric from your mother’s wedding dress to your bouquet.
Create a slideshow of pictures to play in the background, show a video at your rehearsal dinner, or display your parent’s wedding pictures on your cake table. Include the guests in your pictures to make them feel included.
Instead of numbering your tables, name them for your favorite spots in the city, places you both enjoy, or great movies you have seen together — something meaningful to you. Decorate the groom’s cake table to reflect his interests.

Crossword puzzles are so fun. Create crossword puzzles using clues about each other for free at Place a puzzle in each chair and give a prize to the first guest to finish. This will also get your guests talking to each other!

If you love cherry cokes, set up a table and let guests pour their own colas. If you can’t resist popcorn, have a popcorn buffet. Your guests will love these unique treats!

Have the DJ play a good oldie’s song and invite all of the married couples to the dance floor. Then, the DJ asks couples to leave until the couple who’s been married the longest is left. Ask them for their best marriage advice.
Incorporating personal touches and involving your guests will make your wedding stand out from the rest!

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