How-To Throw A Wedding That's Different From The Norm

It’s one of the biggest days of your life – you want it to be special. Indeed, there’s a certain amount of pressure to pull off a wedding day to remember.

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Lauren Campbell

As such, it’s easy for stress to build when you’re planning and preparing, but don’t fret. There are simple ways to make your wedding stand out from others. Check out some of our tips for inspiration…

Hire a photo booth

Hire a photo booth
Heartbreak Hotel Photobooth

The memories from your day will be unique to you and your guests. Why not capture them so you can look back fondly? As one of the recommended ways to personalise your wedding, hiring a photo booth is easy nowadays with plenty of choice and endless prop options. Either get the photos printed in real time or upload digital copies at a later date to share with everyone who attended. It’s great fun on the day, but even funnier when you look back at everyone’s terrible poses. Just make sure you have a photographer to capture the photos you’ll want to hang on your wall.

Create your own wedding rings

Create your own wedding rings
Larsen Jewellery

As a personal touch, most noticeable to you and your partner, you can now create your own wedding rings before the big day. It’s a memory you’ll cherish forever, and means your rings are completely bespoke. It’s no surprise designing and creating your own wedding rings, with the support of someone experienced, is becoming increasingly popular. More and more companies are offering such experiences, so see if there’s someone local to you.

Consider a different cake

Consider a different cake
The Evoke Company

Does anyone even like fruit cake? Unless it’s your favourite, you should consider alternatives. Miniature, bite-sized versions of your favourite bakes, ice cream, doughnut towers, dessert shots and cheese boards – they’re all great alternatives to traditional wedding cakes. If you and your partner have a favourite dessert, discuss with your caterers how you can serve it to your guests in a creative way that looks – and tastes – great.

Go bold with your wedding dress

Go bold with your wedding dress
Ralph & Russo

You don’t just have to forgo traditional with the cake. There are other areas where you can forget typical wedding traditions to throw a wedding to remember. Your wedding dress, for instance. More and more brides are ditching white and ivory in favour of pastel colours, matching the tones to those of the overall theme. Not convinced? Check out these amazing dresses for inspiration. Wearing a dress with a difference, you’ll feel amazing walking down the aisle.

Go DIY on the decorations

Go DIY on the decorations
The Evoke Company

To save money and create decorations completely unique to your day, think about doing some yourself. Table centrepieces, name cards, signs or memory boards – they’re all things you can do yourself. Rope in some family and friends and get creative. Whether it’s decorative bunting for a marquee or miniature flower beds you’ve grown at home, it’ll bring a memorable personal touch to your day.

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