There comes a point in just about everyone’s lives where it feels as though they’re going to a wedding every other week or so. It should hardly come as much of surprise since most people tend to start thinking about weddings at around the same time in their lives and if you and your friends are reaching that age, then weddings are going to start being much more frequent. Of course, that raises something of a dilemma when your own wedding rolls around. After all, if your friends and family are going to multiple weddings over the course of a year, how are you supposed to make sure that your’s stands out? Sure, your wedding is always going to be important to you and your partner (who are definitely the most important people in this situation) but you don’t want to end up putting huge amounts of time and effort, not to mention money, into a wedding that’s just going to end up blurred together with a dozen others. A lot of people assume you need a huge budget to be able to make your wedding stand out, but that’s not true. All it really takes is a little bit of creativity and dedication. With that in mind, here are some incredibly simple things that you can do to make sure that yours is a wedding that your friend remember for a long, long time.
The first thing that you should think about when trying to make an impact on your wedding guests is your invitations. After all, if people are going to receive dozens of wedding invites over the course of a year, you don’t want to end up with yours looking exactly the same as everyone else’s, do you? The best way to avoid falling into this trap is to make them by hand. That way, not only are they not going to look like anyone else’s, but each invitation will be something that you friends can treasure forever since it’s going to be completely and utterly one-of-a-kind. If you’re not really the crafty sort then Paper Themes wedding invites offer bespoke invitations that have been professionally designed. Of course, if you are going to do this, it’s a good idea to start planning it as soon as possible, since writing invitations can take long enough, to begin with, even if you’re not making each one by hand.
Gift place settings
Place settings are, unsurprisingly, a pretty useful and crucial part of any wedding. If people don’t know where to sit, things are going to get confusing pretty quickly. However, why not go one step further and give your guests a little favor when they sit down. Having a little package to open can make a fantastic impression on any wedding guest. It doesn’t even need to be something particularly spectacular. The simple act of having something to open and enjoy is often enough to great the kind of impression that you really want to make. Think about the kinds of things that you can provide your guests that are easy to source and aren’t going to end up costing you a huge amount of money.
One of the best ways to help your wedding stick in your guests’ minds is to give them something physical to remember the day by. One of the best ways to do that is to let them take pictures. Sure, everyone’s got a camera on their phones, and people will almost certainly be uploading photos of your big day to Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. However, there’s just something wonderfully fun about a photo booth that leaves a great impression on people. It’s the kind of thing that can lead to some hilarious situations and photos, as well as offering your guests something that they can actually take home after the big day is finished.
The general choice that people make when they’re setting up a wedding is DJ or band? And sure, having music at your wedding is a fantastic way to create atmosphere and to help everyone relax and have some fun at the reception. But if you’re willing to get a little more creative with the entertainment at your wedding, you can make a serious impact. If you’re going to have a band, why not have a band that’s doing something specific like playing songs in a particular genre that you and your partner really love. Or maybe you want to add some extra entertainment like magic or something really dramatic like fire-breathing. These kinds of things are pretty likely to really excite your guests as well as providing them with plenty to talk about after they leave!
A unique venue
Most people’ choices of wedding venues are, to put it politely, a little predictable. Sure, it’s fair that tradition rules when it comes to the ceremony, but people really seem to forget that there are other options but fancy hotel or manor house for the reception. Why not give your guests something they’ve not seen before and choose a slightly more unique venue. If you’re going for the homemade style of weddings, then a circus-style marquee can be incredibly effective. Or maybe there’s some building that you and your partner really love that you think would be perfect? After all, what guest isn’t going to be wowed by pulling up the venue and realising that they’re going to be spending their evening in a literal castle? Don’t be afraid to look for some different options and see what catches your eye!
Of course, you shouldn’t focus all of your energy on making sure that your wedding is memorable. If you do that, then you’re going to end up creating a wedding that’s more for your guests than it is for you and your partner. Make sure that your number one priority is that you and your partner have a day that you will remember for the rest of your lives. Sure, it’s natural to want to offer your guests something special, but that should never take priority over you and your partner taking that first, wonderful step towards a new life together.