A few years ago, I attended a very creative wedding. The couple had a lot of friends that pitched in and helped them to put together a truly magical day. They nailed it with fun ideas. I invited Becca Roberts on to share with us a few unique ideas she suggests for your wedding day.
Here’s what she has to say-
When it comes to planning your big day, you need to make sure that you get it exactly right. It can often be surprising just how easy it is to get something slightly wrong, and when that happens it can result in a great number of further problems.
The trick to great wedding planning is to make sure that you adopt the right attitude. As long as you approach the whole thing with a sense of fun and possibly even intrigue, then you should find that the whole process is much easier on you, and probably more effective at getting what you want too.
If you are looking for a wedding that is a little bit different, then look no further. Here are some ideas to make all of your guests jealous when they’re on their way back home.
Super Guest Transportation
Anyone who has ever attended a wedding will know that one of the least enjoyable aspects of the whole experience is getting from one venue to the other. Plenty of solutions have been drawn up for this in the past, and there is always the challenge of making the transportation try to match the theme of the day.
You might think that every cocktail has been invented, but you would be wrong. In fact, there is a group of cocktail artists who specialize in creating brand new cocktails based on a given theme. If you hire these guys, you will be blown away by the things they can do with a few spirits to lift your.
They will ensure that everyone is well sozzled by the end of the day. If you want to really make the most of this, you might even want to consider using these guys for your toasting drinks.
Having something a bit different to toast the speeches with is definitely going to make a difference to that part of the day. And let’s not forget that getting everyone nice and drunk is basically your duty as the people of honor for the day!
Something that is always a source of great agony when planning for a wedding is trying to think of the perfect favors. It seems as though every wedding you go to is trying to outdo the last in terms of what to give away at the table. However, it is rare that they are actually anything that blows people away. There is one way to ensure that everyone is happy with their favors – personalize each and every one.
Although this will probably take a long time to get right, it is definitely going to be worth it. There are many things you could do for this particular idea. It could even be something as simple as a personalised CD of favourite tracks.
This is a real gift that people are likely to hang on to for a long time, particularly with that extra thought that went into it. Of course, if you don’t feel up to all this extra effort, then you might want to simply go for something more traditional. But if you do, it could make the world of difference to how your guests feel about the day.
Funky Photo Booth
It goes without saying that this is the kind of day that people tend to take plenty of photographs on. Everyone feels as though they are the best photographer at the event, and we all know how soon it can become a competition. However, there is a great way of letting everyone have a chance at being the photographer, and that is to simply install a photo booth at the venue for the day.
This isn’t as complex as it sounds, there are actually people out there – like Booth Boy – who come and set it up for you. What’s more, they even provide you with a variety of funky clothes and headgear in order to pose for the camera.
If you have never seen this setup at a wedding before, you might be surprised at just how well it tends to go down. And with the shutter being in the hands of the guests, it really is an enjoyable way to take some unique and zany wedding photos. What’s more, it gives people something to do after dinner.
Another key part of the day, and one which people tend to stress over, is the guestbook. The classic is just to go for a stylish looking book, of course, but if you want it to be slightly different then there are so many options to choose from.
The more creative the better, as people will tend to be happier with the idea of signing if they like the actual book more. One particularly great and unique idea is to create a photograph of the two of you made out of jigsaw puzzles and have each guest sign one piece.
Then put them all together as a picture for the thank you cards to be sent out in the near future. This is something that always goes down well with a little extra thought put into it, so make sure you consider this creative option for your guestbook.
A Flash Mob
Here’s a idea which might turn your wedding into the most exciting one that any of your friends have ever been to. When it comes to entertaining your guests, it is great if you can manage to find something that is completely unlike anything that has gone before.
For the perfect example of that kind of exuberant fun, consider hiring a flash mob. If you don’t know, a flash mob is when a group of people suddenly burst out into some kind of activity (singing, dancing, and so on) in a crowded area. The surprise element of this is bound to keep your guests enthralled, and you might even find that it is one of the most photographed moments of the whole day.
There are a lot of different types of flash mob which you could choose between, but it is a good idea to try and find one which suits your theme of your wedding. If you can’t, then it will still go down pretty well, so consider this for a truly unique after party surprise.
Whatever you decide to do, the main thing is that you enjoy the day – so any unique decisions should be pleasing to you first and foremost. With that, next look after your guests – and you should find the day goes off without a hitch.