Are you planning your dream wedding and want to make it truly unforgettable? With so many overused and popular Pinterest/Instagram trends, it’s not easy to come up with unique ideas for making your wedding extra special. But don’t worry – with a bit of imagination, some forward thinking, and a little creativity, you can ensure your wedding is an event that everyone will remember for years to come! Let’s take a look at just some of ways you can take your big day to the next level.
A Unique Bridal Entrance
While all weddings are different in their own way, one part that is almost identical between nuptials is where the bride walks down the aisle. It’s a beautiful moment, when your guests turn around and see you at the end of the aisle for the first time with complete awe in their eyes. Why not be creative and make sure your entrance is remembered by everyone? Whether it’s doing a choreographed dance down the aisle, arriving by helicopter or horseback, or walking down together with your spouse-to-be, making your entrance different to the norm will be sure to get everyone talking.
Great food (and enough of it) is essential for a great wedding. This doesn’t mean you need to serve up a fancy 3-course dinner, there’s so many options when it comes to catering so do a little research to find something with wow factor. Whether it’s festival style food trucks, paella pans, a mouth-watering spit roast with sumptuous side dishes, Yum Cha, or even taco tables – there’s so many options that don’t involve the traditional ‘chicken or beef’ main meals.
Take Song Requests
Ask your guests to write down their favourite songs when they RSVP. That way you can compile all the song requests into a list and give it to your DJ or band for a variety of hits that your guests will be sure to enjoy. Nothing gets people up and dancing more than hearing their favourite jam!
Wedding entertainment traditionally consists of a band or DJ, but why not go a step further and include something a little bit extra. From circus performers or a roving magician, to Karaoke, retro arcade games, or even Las Vegas style casino tables – any of these would be sure to delight guests of all ages and keep everyone entertained all night long.
Have Fun with Ceremony Seating
Most weddings include similar seating for the ceremony – typically benches or fold-up chairs. While these may be practical they aren’t usually memorable. Distinctive seating that reflects your wedding style, such as floor cushions, rustic crates, hay bales, or natural tree stumps can add a sense of fun and personality to your wedding aesthetic.
Organise Cool Transportation
If you really want to get the 'ooohs' and 'aaahs' coming from your guests, impress with unique wedding transportation. Whether it’s a horse and carriage, campervan, or even an ice-cream truck, just imagine the reactions you’ll get when you arrive at your reception or head off at the end of the evening in one of these.
Add a Signature Cocktail Bar
While signature cocktails are nothing out of the ordinary, allowing guests to add their own garnishes can add whole extra layer of fun. There’s so many options to choose from - dehydrated fruit, edible flowers, popping candy, fairy floss, chocolate shavings, the list goes on. Ask your guests to take a photo of their creation and you can award a prize to the best cocktail at the end of the night.
Whether you want to create an extraordinary experience, or just add a few little touches to personalise your wedding, there’s so many creative things you can do to make your special day one that no one will ever forget. Ask your local wedding hire supplier if they can help with bespoke details that will blow your guests away.
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