If you are currently planning your wedding and don’t have the help of someone who’s done it before, it can be a very daunting challenge to say the least. Having some experience with planning a wedding before would give you a lot of the knowledge and skills required to make it memorable and spectacular, but most of the time you will be planning your one and only wedding. If this is the scenario you find yourself in, the most important thing to remember is that it’s the small items and special touches that make your wedding a special day.
Don’t get me wrong, having a beautiful dress and an amazing wedding venue are very important to the overall look and feel of your wedding, but the small details are what make the day uniquely your own. It’s likely that hundreds or even thousands of weddings have taken place in the very same wedding venue where yours will be held, so paying attention to the small items will make your day stand out from the crowd. Here are a few ideas to give you inspiration so each little detail of your wedding can be as special as your love.
One lovely idea that will make your wedding better is to have a memories box in place of a normal wedding guestbook. Rather than just putting their name on a piece of paper, your guests can grab a small sheet of paper and write down their favorite memory of the happy couple. This will not only get your guests more involved in the celebration, but you can use the memories they write to make your wedding scrapbook even better. Adding a small personal touch like this to your wedding is sure to make it more special.
Wedding Sparkler Toast
Most people are familiar with the concept of wedding toasts using champagne, but there is another way that is even more exciting and photo-worthy. As each person gives their speech, they can hold a burning wedding sparkler in their hand to make it more spectacular. You can also use this technique to limit how long each person’s speech is. For instance, you could choose 10 inch sparklers for each speaker to hold so they are limited to around 40 seconds of talking. Optionally, you can hand out sparklers to all of the guests to have a group toast, but this will require more coordination and a lot more wedding sparklers.
Custom Fortune Cookies
One really fun idea that I saw recently was to have custom “fortunes” put inside fortune cookies to put on every table. Instead of the standard fortunes that you would expect to find, you would read an optimistic quip about the new couple. There are a lot of companies that make fortune cookies specifically for weddings, so they can help you write some clever quotes that you and your guests will enjoy.
These three ideas may seem like they are details too small to make a big impact, but when you add up several small touches together you can create a really big impression. As your guests keep bumping into small detail after small detail during your reception, I guarantee that you start hearing comments about how incredible everything turned out.