There are lots of aspects that go into making your wedding day perfect, from finding the perfect florist to booking your dream band or DJ. It’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and glam of wedding planning and forget the unique love that you share together as a couple, which is the real reason for your special day.
It’s important to remember to weave in pieces of you and your partner’s personality into the wedding. Remember the reasons why you and your partner fell in love. Did you bond over your love of pizza? Did your love story start at a special spot in Philadelphia? Do you and your partner both love a certain song?
Try to think of unique elements to your love story, because those are the small details that your wedding guests will love. Whether it’s a hand painted invitation, walking your fluffy friend down the aisle with you, or including framed photographs of loved ones that have passed, these personal wedding touches will make your guests feel the special love between the both of you.
The wedding ceremony is a tear-jerking moment that will make some of your wedding guests emotional. It’s an especially sentimental moment for the parents of the bride, who watched their little girl grow up and waited for the day that they could walk her down the aisle.
This special detail that Meghan included at her Cape May, New Jersey wedding is perfect for the bride who wants to express her gratitude to her parents. Meghan wrote notes to her mother and father and had them embroidered on custom hankies. This is a custom wedding element that will not be forgotten.
Check out these personalized cups that are super easy to custom order! Guests will love having a cup that they can bring home with them to remind them of your special day. Monogram the cups with a unique element that ties in with your theme, like this one which has a compass with the couple’s initials and wedding date!
Custom Cake Topper
One of the most classic personalized elements to include on your special day is to have a custom cake topper. Some brides choose to skip this detail and opt for a custom cake instead, but we can’t get over how cute these figurines can be! Check out this custom cake topper of a bride and her groom in his U.S. Marine Corps dress blues!
One unique detail that a lot of brides and grooms are choosing to include on their special day is a signature drink. Madeline and Joe chose to name one of their drinks after their pet dog, Louie. The drink was called “Louie’s Mint Drool-ups,” and they featured a picture of their adorable pup next to the sign. If you opt for this custom wedding idea, guests will love the personalization when they go to get a drink at the bar!
Custom Wedding Hashtag
In the day and age of Instagram and other social media networks, having a wedding hashtag is extremely important! Finding the perfect wedding hashtag can be difficult, but there are many online hashtag generators that you can use. John and Gabriella chose to use the hashtag #congraziulations, which is a play on their last name.
Having a wedding hashtag ensures that all of your wedding guests post the pictures from your special day under a specific hashtag, so you can view them all after the wedding. It’s a great custom wedding idea that is completely free!
What’s more personal than your own pup walking down the aisle on your big day? Include your fur baby in your celebrations to add a unique element to your wedding. Your wedding guests won’t be able to stop smiling when they see the bride and groom being blessed by their dog at the end of the aisle.
Check out this adorable photo of Cara and Ryan with their puppy dressed in a super cute pet-friendly tuxedo!
Did you and your love meet in a certain city? If so, you can include unique elements that represent the city you fell in love in.
Many of our brides and grooms choose to have their wedding in the city of brotherly love. Sarah and Ben chose to include the Philly skyline on some custom made cookies to represent their love for the city.
Custom Corn Hole Boards
Having an outdoor wedding? If so, include yard games like corn hole that will let your younger guests play while the adults mingle and converse. You can even customize corn hole boards to represent meaningful things in your life as a couple. Emily and Ben chose to have one of their corn hole sets decked out in the Villanova school colors!
Watercolor Map Invitations
One of the latest trends among brides and grooms looking for ways to include custom elements in their wedding is to have hand painted wedding invitations. These gorgeous watercolor invitations will get your guests excited to attend your wedding.
Emily and Ben used this hand-painted map of Philadelphia to send out their wedding details on.
Custom Themed Socks
Is your wedding themed? For many brides and grooms, a theme is central to the wedding planning process. Include unique elements to your themed special day, such as bridal accessories, to carry through your theme in every intricate detail.
Check out these star covered socks that the groom wore to his wedding at the planetarium at the Franklin Institute!
Live Painter at Your Reception
One super unique touch to include on your special day is to hire someone to paint your wedding reception live. Not only will guests love the interactive feel of watching the painting becoming more and more complete throughout the night, you will also have an irreplaceable piece of artwork from your wedding day to bring home.
Last but not least, if you share a favorite song with your partner you can share a special first dance to a song that means a lot to you. If you are blessed with a partner who knows how to play an instrument or sing, maybe they will surprise you with a song serenade to show their undying love.
Nancy knew her husband Mike was going to play guitar and sing with Big Ric Rising on their wedding day, but she had no idea that he had been working closely with the band for weeks tailoring a special song dedicated just for her! Mike chose “If Not For You” by George Harrison, and he even helped compose music for the horns in the band to play.
All of these gorgeous unique details will not go unnoticed by your wedding guests! Making your day truly special to you and your partner is the best way to ensure that you have an unforgettable wedding.
Blog Contributed by: Caroline Kinsey