Featured in Bridal Fantasy Magazine
By Krizzia Navarroza Scollon
Wedding traditions are what make this occasion more special and in our day and age, couples are now starting to make their own guests to remember. Couples are adding personal touches to their big day to express their personalities! This is also to make their wedding memorable and unconventional.
If you’re looking for some ideas on how to personalize your big day, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite ideas!
Personalized Wedding Invitations
Custom wedding invitations are one of the trends that have been going on for a while. A lot of couples show their creative side and do their own wedding invites because it’s the most cost effective way of adding a personal touch to their big day. All the materials needed can be easily found at any craft or dollar store. There’s inspiration all over the internet, some websites will even offer printable and downloadable invitation formats.
When it comes to a personalized wedding invitation, the most common ideas are watercolour or hand-painted, rustic-themed, and invitations that are inspired based on the couple’s interests. However, some couples love to take it a step further through a scrapbook-themed wedding invitation where couples share their favorite love songs.
Hand crafted shoes
For some brides, investing in a pair of fancy shoes is not enough. They also invest their time and effort in to decorating their shoes to show their personality. You’ve probably heard of brides putting stickers, laces, beads, or glitters to their shoes. Some may even take it to the next level and point their own.
Designing your wedding shoes is a great way to personalize your wedding and you can ask for an experts help if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself. Sole Saville, a business based in Edmonton, Alberta, offers custom print and hand painted shoes you want for your wedding day from the perfect shoe size to it’s unique style and design. Even if you have a design in mind, Sole Saville can do a custom paint job and will work with your ideas.
Same Day Videos
Same day videos are becoming extremely popular because it’s something both the couple and guest enjoy watching. Normally, couples hire a videographer to do their wedding video which can take a couple months to get. If you don’t like waiting some, videographers also offer a same day edit video where they capture the highlights of your day and have it ready for you and your guests to watch at the end of your reception. This will let you and guests celebrate your ceremony- or even shed some tears all over again.
Wedding entourage with a twist
Traditionally, all bridesmaids, including the maid of honour, are all females, and groomsmen, including the best man, are all males. But for some couples, they believe that wedding entourage should not be based on any gender, especially when the bride has a guy best friend or a close male relative (or vice-versa). Honour or a female Best Man. This is actually a great idea for couples who love to show their personality and honour the special person who’s been there for them through thick and thin.
Wedding gifts for a cause
When it comes to wedding gifts, we automatically think of registries, gift cards or money. Other couples, however, think differently. As much they want to celebrate their love, they also want to take this as an opportunity to pay it forward and give it back to the people in need.
Instead of asking for material things, some couples choose one charity and they ask their guests to donate to them as a wedding gift. This is probably the most beautiful way to personalize your wedding not only because it’s unique and creative but also because of the fact you were able to help other people.