7 easy ways to make your wedding stand out
Adding personal and creative touches to your big day is a sure-fire way to delight your guests and help your wedding stand out from the crowd.
Every couple wants their wedding to be individual and stand out from the crowd, but it can be difficult to know where to start.
In our experience, the best weddings are those that include a selection of unique or personal touches, and we’ve got seven great ideas to help set you on the right track.
Late night snacks
After a few drinks and plenty of energetic dancing, it’s likely that your guests will be feeling a little bit peckish – so treat them to some delicious late-night snacks. Hot dogs, bacon rolls and hog roasts are always a popular choice, as are cheese or antipasti boards. For something a little bit different, you could always go for an Indian street food stall, or indulge your guests’ sweet tooth with a doughnut station or vintage ice cream van.
Wedding parties can sometimes get a little raucous, so it’s always good to have a quieter area where guests can relax and take a break from the party. If your venue has the space, create an inviting chill-out zone complete with comfortable seating or floor cushions, sumptuous fabrics and soft lighting. You might even want to consider providing a selection of classic board games for your guests to enjoy.
Family is an important part of any wedding, so make yours front and centre by displaying photographs of family weddings throughout the years. Insert them in pretty vintage frames and either group together on a table or display throughout your venue. You could even make a game out of it by asking your guests to guess who is featured in the photographs.
Good lighting can make all the difference to the look and feel of a room, so make sure you take the time to show your wedding venue in its best possible light. To create a romantic, magical atmosphere, fill your venue with hundreds of twinkling fairy lights, or opt for a selection of tealights, pillar candles and Moroccan lanterns.
Fun and games
If your wedding has some outdoor space, this is a perfect opportunity to introduce some fun and games for your guests to enjoy throughout the day. Traditional garden games such as croquet, giant Jenga and Connect Four are always a good option. Alternatively, you could go for something a bit higher energy with some inflatables – after all, who doesn’t love a bouncy castle?
Ceilings often get overlooked when it comes to decorating a venue, but, with a bit of creative thinking, they can add a whole different dimension to your wedding decorations. Large paper pom poms and lanterns are great for adding a bold pop of colour, while pretty vintage bunting works perfectly for a rustic summer fete-themed wedding. You could even incorporate lighting with a fun disco ball or a romantic ceiling net of fairy lights.
An impressive fireworks display can be the perfect way to finish off your wedding day – they add colour, excitement, and it’s something that your guests are sure to remember. If it’s not possible to have a full fireworks display, consider handing out sparklers to your guests instead – just make sure your photographer hangs around for this as it offers some brilliant photo opportunities.
These suggestions are just a starter for ten. It’s your day, so be creative and add in elements that you know you and your guests will love. Whether you’re tying the knot in a rustic wedding venue in Essex countryside, a contemporary city centre hotel, or somewhere completely different, it’s those little touches that will make all the difference to your big day.