Love those weddings where the bride and groom’s personality is everywhere you go?! We do too, and as a venue we’ve seen so many creative ways to add personal details! From our experience, here’s 5 ways to add those sweet details that really make your wedding feel special to the two of you.
1. Include all the people that matter to the two of you!
We all get to our wedding day and some people that we love can’t be there. If they’ve already passed away, are in the hospital, live too far to fly or have some life complication, it happens! Framed photos are a wonderful way to have them present when life has kept them away. We loved this couple’s idea to set them all on a table behind the ceremony, making their loves ones close to the heart of there commitment. But some couples opt to put the photos on chairs and leave spaces for the people missing or set up a whole memorial at the wedding reception! All these ideas are a way to cherish those lost, but also to still include the people who have made you who you are today. If they matter to you, they should be at your ceremony.
2. Choose a fun guest book or memorial of guests!
We have seen so many creative guest books through the years, but this one took the cake! Signing a record was so true to this couple’s antique styled wedding. They love old things, their record player and so this guest book was true to their personalities and relationship.
The phone booths where guests can leave a message are super fun and unique, as well as the blank canvases that each guest can add a bit of paint! No matter what you choose, the more unique and personal to your story, the better. It can become a keepsake that you’ll love looking back on for years, and how you choose to go about it will add a lot of personal touches to your reception.
3. Be True to You!
If you’re the fairytale girl, get a horse and buggy! If you love shopping for antiques together, surround your wedding decor with fun finds! If you two met in NYC, make your decor and reception city skyline themed. IF you’re laidback and love playing music together, have your reception be around a campfire with musical instruments ready to grab and smore’s for the guests. Don’t be afraid of what your guests think, instead fully embrace your personalities and your story and let it show during your wedding and reception. It’s more fun for the guests in the end, even if you present them with the unexpected.
4. Choose a menu of your favorite foods!
If you two love pizza, turn your reception into a pizza bar! This charcuterie snack bar was beautiful and a blast for guests. But honestly, there are no rules for food, you get to choose! Ice cream bar?! Coffee bar for a winter wedding?! Thanksgiving food, or make-your-own sliders cook-out type dinner. The possibilities are endless, but choose something fun and something that you two love to eat. It is your day after all!
5. Add lots of photos of the two of you!
Whether you just met or have been dating since you were kids, include photos of you two falling in love, going on trips, trying new things, gigging and all the little moments where you fell in love. People love seeing your story and knowing that these two people they’re witnessing commit to life together are truly in love!
No matter what details you decide to include and leave out of your special day, enjoy the process! Have fun choosing, planning and decorating and keep your love for each other the center of everything in the process.
Timber Rivers Team