Your wedding day should be a celebration of you and your spouse to be and a reflection of your personal love story. There are a variety of ways that you can mix tradition with unique, modern ideas to create a day that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.
For the Ceremony:
- Trade in traditional wedding readings for something that holds special meaning for you, for example:
- Dialog from a favorite move, lyrics from a favorite song, or a poem or literary passage that illustrates or has meaning to your relationship
- Explore your ancestry for traditional wedding ceremony rituals
- Many cultures have symbolic rituals that are practiced during weddings, Chinese couples perform a tea ceremony during their weddings to honor the couple’s parents and grandparents
- Switch up your music selections, who says you have to use the traditional marches and instrumentals?
- Select songs that you and your spouse-to-be love or that reflect different phases of your relationship. Music goes a long way toward making your ceremony your own
For the Reception:
- Ditch the traditional guest book for something a little different
- Ask guests to sign objects that can be displayed in the home, like a globe, puzzle, or jenga building blocks.
- Looking for something more than just names? Have your guests write you pieces of advice on small pieces of paper and collect them in a recepticle of your choice, perhaps a decorative box or have the guests roll them up and leave their message in a bottle for you, then read the advice on your anniversaries
- Identify your tables with anything other than numbers!
- Use places that are special to you
- Vacation destinations
- Location of your first date
- where you were each born
- Name tables after movies, songs, or books that you both enjoy
- Use places that are special to you
- Instead of plain centerpieces, include photos of you and your spouse or cards that share fun facts about the happy couple and/or the wedding party
- Rather than giving favors to guests make a donation to a favorite charity on behalf of your wedding guests
- Don’t depend on your photographer alone!
- Photo booths are everywhere and can be easily rented, have one at the reception where your guests can get their photos taken, give the guest a copy and have the photo booth operator take the copy of the photo and put it in a scrapbook for you to keep
- Forget the rice, get your sparkle on instead
- Take your guests outside your venue and have everyone burn sparklers, it’s fun for everyone and makes for a great photo opportunity
- Create a food and drink theme
- Include favorites of his and hers on the menu, drinks too!
- Serve food that is a specialty of your home town, where you are getting married or where you plan to honeymoon.
- Encourage your guests to upload pictures they take onto social media using a hashtag, you’ll be able to go in and see candid shots of your wedding
Make your day your own! Every bride and groom should walk away from their wedding knowing it was exactly what they wanted and guests will rave about your individual touches for years!
Steve Anderson, founder of Fuck buddy, is committed to guiding his readers through the ups and downs of finding and leaving love. As an author and expert in the field of dating she aspires to create content that is tailor-made for the modern dating world.
Growing up, Steve observed his parents’ grow in love and commitment with every year they were married. But, following a series of tough break-ups, Steve discovered that finding true love wasn’t as easy as he had thought. he then decided to pursue a career as a dating coach. Through his educational and life experience he learned that each situation requires a personalized approach, dependent on the values and desires of each of his clients. Since then he has become a sought-after expert on the nature of the dating game and how to win at it!