by Chris W from https://orlandophotobooths.com
Planning a wedding is challenging, especially since every couple wants theirs to be extra special and unique. You want it to be “your day” while making sure that all your guests are having a wonderful time and celebrating with you. But with so many wedding ideas out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
To help you out, here are some ways on how to make your big day more memorable not just for you but for your family and friends who are joining you in one of the most important days of your lives as a couple.
Choose a special venue
If you want to make your wedding stand out and you’re ready to embrace being different, consider choosing a venue that’s out of the box. Choose a place that’s both unique and meaningful for you and your partner.
You can have your wedding at an art gallery, park, campsite, ski lodge, waterfalls, and even the planetarium. See, you can incorporate your passion, interests, and hobbies in choosing the right venue for your wedding day. So go ahead and skip the ballroom hall and give you and your guests a unique and memorable experience.
Choose your wedding favors carefully
From figurines to candles, and plants, you have a variety of choices when it comes to your party favors. But most of the time, these items end up in a corner, collecting dust, and never be used again - which is a big waste.
Since you’re going to spend time and effort on these gifts and favors, it’ll be better to give them something they won’t be able to put aside. At the same time, something that can remind them of your special day. For instance, a wine glass, a travel tumbler, or anything they can use.
You can also give them something that reminds them of how much fun they had at your event. For example, their photos. Just imagine your guests posing and goofing around to have their pictures taken and going home with a copy of it. Not only is this a memorable experience but it will also provide them a party favor that they could add to their albums, walls, or wherever they keep their photos.
If you want to take it up a notch, you can give them a more unusual wedding favor through flipbooks. The Flipbook People, for instance, take several photos of your guests and bound them into a single book that they can take home. This can be flipped over and over, creating a somewhat moving animation of their experience at your event.
Photos have this effect that brings more meaning into people’s lives. It can tell your journey as a couple as well as create a great decorative piece. So why not maximize its use and share your pictures at your wedding?
You can put together all your old photos when you were just dating and add your engagement pictures as well. If you already have a family together, share that too. For more impact, consider taking new photos with Orlando Photo Booths.
On the other hand, you can also consider using pictures for your seating chart and show how each person at the table is connected. Not only will your guests have something to talk about at their table but it will also make them feel more “included” in your wedding.
Ditch the old guest book
A traditional guest book, while well-intentioned, can be pretty dull and uninspiring. Your guests have probably seen it a hundred times and it may not reflect who you are as a couple. So to make it more memorable, mix it up with your personalities.
You can use something that represents your hobbies and interests. ‘if you are both music lovers, you can use a guitar. For travelers, a globe or a map is a nice touch. You can put these items in your venue and have your guests sign on them. You can also get creative and turn your photo into a jigsaw puzzle. Just give each guest a piece and let them sign it.
After, you can put it up somewhere in your home and always be reminded of your special day.
Have a pre-ceremony get-together
You may not have enough time to mingle and enjoy conversations with some of your guests during your wedding day. So to make up for that, have a pre-ceremony get-together. During this time, you can share casual conversations, eat together, and just spend time with each other.
If you’re worried about the extra expenses, remember that it doesn’t have to be big. You can invite everyone and set up outside your home. Have them bring at least one chair, drink, and an ingredient for your taco bar. Don’t like tacos? How about burgers or barbecues instead? If you’re worried about the additional work this will give, you can ask your close friends or family to take care of it.
By encouraging everyone to mingle with each other before the big day, they’d feel more at ease and welcome at your party. This also creates a better atmosphere where they could just let loose, have fun, and enjoy themselves - and this experience is what truly makes a wedding unforgettable.
Pastor Mike has been officiating dream weddings for 20 plus year both in Central Florida and on Long Island NY.