Your wedding will be a day that you remember for the rest of your life. In addition to celebrating your true love, it is a day that will be filled with laughter and lasting memories. This extraordinary experience will be talked about with your family and friends for months and years to come.
Many of your guests have been to countless weddings of all different styles and sizes. Many of which may have been just a few weeks or before yours! It can be a challenge to make your wedding memorable among the multiple they may be attending throughout the season. While it may seem like climbing a mountain to create a wedding that stands out, there are many very simple and unique wedding ideas that will make your special day unforgettable!
Mirror Photo Booth
Photo booths have grown to be a staple feature for all types of events. A new and growing trend in the wedding industry is the mirror photo booth. Not only does this booth capture a full body image, but you can see the entire picture as it is being taken! This unconventional approach to a very traditional photo-booth is among many unique wedding ideas that will surely help make your reception unforgettable!
Jaw-dropping Dance Floor
Your reception is bound to be a blast for everyone (of all ages) with a rocking party band or DJ. Of course every wedding will have a dance floor for enjoying the best wedding music… but how about a dance floor that will really bring the WOW factor? Many couples choose to have their monograms displayed on the dance floor with a custom wedding decal or an trend in the wedding industry. Add this to a white dance floor and it will really pop! And if you want to take it over the the top, an illuminated LED dance floor will not only take the party to the next level, but it could be that decisive unique wedding idea that will leave a lasting memory, especially if you’ve hired on of our top Philadelphia wedding bands.
Hire an Artist to Live Paint Your Ceremony or Reception
There are countless ways to capture those cherished memories at your wedding. Whether it be through your photographer, videographer, social media, or photo booth, NOTHING is as unique in today’s world as a live painting. There are many artists who are magnificent painters and some who specialize in live art whom you can hire to create a masterpiece LIVE at your wedding that you can cherish forever. There is no better way to supplement your photographers’ work then a live painting. Next to your wedding video and pictures, this unique wedding idea will be the most treasured memory of your big day.
Hire a Babysitter
Let’s face it. No matter what, some of your guests have kids! Some of the people in your bridal party may even be at the age where they on their second or third kid! Why not give your guests one less thing to plan for and hire a baby sitter on site at your wedding. There is no need for your guests to keep their toddlers and infants at home, or have to watch them at the reception. It is so simple but it is a genius idea. Your youngest guests will stay entertained and may even have as much fun as their parents!
A (Friends and) Family Tree Seating Chart with Pictures
Whether you are seating friends who have never met before together or just want to add a unique feature to your wedding, a visual seating chart will help organize your wedding so there is no confusion. Try something special as in a tree with your guests seating placements as fruit on each table branch! This noteworthy organizational tool will surely help make your wedding unforgettable.
Lighting is such an underrated component to any wedding, especially if you plan to have live wedding music from cover bands in Philadelphia or your wedding destination. In addition to unforgettable dance floor lighting, ambient lighting can help sets the mood for the evening in adding to the over all decor! In addition to great ambient lighting, a great addition is to have moving images projected on the walls of your ballroom that act as part of their décor or fit their theme. It could be rain or snow falling, stars glistening, or simply a beautiful pattern. There is no better way to make your wedding stand out, than to make it visually appealing. Many of the areas best wedding DJ’s offer services like this, so be sure to ask your event specialist!
Utilize Social Media or a Group Hashtag – Live Photo Projection
In this age of social media, speed and ease of use are top priorities for everyone. From your ceremony, to dinner, to dancing the night away to the best wedding songs from a top wedding band, your guests will be snapping away and taking pictures of the amazing moments throughout the night. Why not have them post using a unique hashtag?! This way, you can go back and see all of the pictures your guests took, or even coordinate this with your photo or sound company as many companies now offer services that can project select photos LIVE at the wedding as they are posted, so be sure to inquire about this.
Customized Jacket For The Groom
Obviously at weddings the bride and her gown are a main focal point of the night, but there is nothing quite like a well-dressed groom. This looks different for everyone and depends on the level of formality, venue, and personal style. It is very important to pick a tux that fits your personality and makes you, the groom, happy! Customized tuxes have become more and more popular in recent years. One unique wedding idea is a photo-lined jacket. In addition to the traditional momogrammed inside pocket, put together a collage of your engagement pictures and have them printed on the lining of your jacket. Not only does this provide sentimental value but it is also just a fun way to make your tuxedo yours.
Food Truck For After the Reception
After a full day of celebrating and many hours of partying and dancing your choice wedding entertainment band, there is nothing quite like finger food from a truck! Seriously, we mean it! This trend has grown in popularity and can be the icing on the cake of your big day. Whether people are just hungry at the end of the night, or need a little “pick-me-up” from all the drinks they have had, this can be a GREAT way to send your guests off on a fun note. For our weddings in the Philadelphia area, options are infinite. Cheesesteaks, hoagies, crab fries, soft pretzels, and even water ice (for summer weddings) would be especially delicious after a few cocktails!
Fun Couple Facts About At The Tables
Ever wonder if that second cousin of yours who has responded “YES” has even met your bride-to-be? No worries as this unique wedding idea will help them learn more about your new family. Putting cards, napkins, or even hanging signs with “5 things his side should know about her” on the tables will surely help the families of each partner learn about their new spouse and give them something fun to read at the table. Whether it be random facts about how you met each other or fun background information, anything can help your guests get to know your parter.
Have Guests Sign a Calendar With Their Birthdays
Never forget a family member or friend’s birthday again! In addition to a sign in book, provide your guests’ with a yearly calendar with space for people to sign their names on their birthday. It is a simple idea but may save headaches trying to remember birthdays down the road.
Guest Video Testimonials/Congratulations
At your wedding there will be a LOT happening and many guests who you may not have seen for a long time. It can also be difficult to spend all of the time that you would like talking to each and every one of your guests. Never forget the excitement in the air and atmosphere of joy with testimonials from your wedding guests! Simply have your videographer go around the reception and ask your closest friends and family to give a brief message to you and your spouse. The pure sentimental value is priceless, not to mention they will surely make for some unforgettable jokes in the future between your family and future kids!
Band and DJ (or Specialty Act) Together
For those instances when a couple wants a live band but also loves some electronic music, or just the “remixing” that a DJ plays, it may be smart to hire a DJ to work in conjunction with your wedding band! BVTLive!’s live party bands do this very often and would be happy to have a BVTLive! top DJ share the spotlight. Not only is this a ton of fun and does this provide a unique touch, but how many of your guests have been to a wedding with BOTH a live wedding band and a wedding DJ!
Many couples are looking to go beyond the sequence of a traditional rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and then reception. Typically a wedding can include much more than that so why not make a full musical weekend of it! Rather than a typical rehearsal dinner, why not hire a strolling accordion player to join you and entertain your family and friends at the end of the night?! On your wedding day, have a live wedding pianist perform while you are getting ready at your house. Then be serenaded during your ceremony by a live wedding string quartet, followed by an amazing reception with a live wedding band or top wedding DJ, giving all your guests the time of their lives. To top everything off, you could even have one of our specialty wedding music groups play a “bon voyage brunch” for your out-of-town guests. This unique sequence will help make your wedding (and the events preceding and following) unforgettable!
Blog Contributed by: Nils Mossblad