A wedding can be one of the most important days in the life of an individual. From trying to ensure that the food and catering are perfect, to selecting the best locations and venue, a wedding can truly become a well-planned and highly choreographed event.
For the last few years, we have seen couples take that extra step in terms of truly converting their wedding into a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From highly decorated selfie-stands to exotic destination weddings, we have seen our fair share of wonders.
On top of everything, you also need to ensure that your wedding stands out and is a whole lot of fun. If you throw in some budget constraints into the equation, the task becomes infinitely bigger and more worrisome.
Fret not. In this article, we speak to some of the leading wedding planners of our era and ask them simple and creative ways to make your wedding a special occasion, not only for you but for everyone who attends it.
How to Plan a Wedding and make it Special?
As someone who is looking to plan their upcoming wedding, you might get overwhelmed given the amount of planning you would be required to do. In this section, let us list down some of the most creative ways to make your wedding special-
1. Creating a Wedding Hashtag-
Creating a wedding hashtag can be some serious bit of fun. Not only can you use it to create some sense of identity at your wedding on cutlery, napkins, flower arrangements, and so on, but also use the hashtags on social media.
Not many people are still aware of how to use wedding hashtags. This can be something novel, which you can start among your family and friend circles. However, rather than trying to land on a hashtag by yourself, it is best to allow experts to do the same for you.
2. Add some zing by having a Food truck-
I have frankly never met anyone who does not love food trucks. The food is great, the vibe is even better. What’s more, your guests do not have to pay for the things they get from the food truck. Beautifully curated food trucks can become a thought to remember from your wedding.
Think tacos, spicy fried chicken or some Italian and you have a success story on your hands. Trust us, people will be talking about the food truck and the food even after many years of your wedding. This would be something, which would be unexpected and cool at the same time.
3. Everyone loves a Good Gift Hamper/Basket-
If you are planning to have a small ceremony with a hundred or fewer people, gift hampers and baskets can be a great way to make it special. People love gifts, even if they are attending someone else’s wedding. At the end of the day, it’s simply human nature.
You can use some good quality hand-made chocolates, face mists, cookies, soft-toys, and some other goodies in the gift hamper. There is nothing more that people appreciate other than a thoughtful and decorated gift basket. Trust us, this is going to make you an absolute favorite.
4. Go for a Non-Traditional Wedding Cake–
Guest have a certain set of expectations for every wedding they attend. The white frosting on a three-tiered wedding cake is one of them. However, you can use so many cues from your dating days and stage them as props on the cake.
Everyone who does not know you and your dating life will be automatically curious about the prop. You can then go on to explain the significance of each item on the cake and create your own beautiful story-telling session.
5. Hire someone to Paint your Wedding-
One of the most creative things you can do to make your wedding special is to hire a professional painter to paint and etch your wedding as a portrait. You can select a section of the proceedings and allow the painter to start sketching.
If you really want to make it special, hold an auction at the end of the wedding and donate the winnings of whoever buys the painting to a charitable organization of your choice. This is sure to make your wedding an event to remember.
6. Invite the President and the First Lady to your Wedding-
While the President of the United States might be too busy to attend your wedding, you can always send the first couple an invitation. According to official rules, if you fill out the White House Greetings Request Form, you will receive a printed note from the first couple.
If you are lucky, you might also get some gifts sent your way from the White House. While it is a long shot, there is no harm in trying for the same. Who knows, you might just have the Bidens show up on the dancefloor!
What are some Important areas to Focus on when Planning your Wedding?
A wedding requires a lot of planning in order to be successful. Every wedding is composed of some important elements, which should be paid attention to at every step of the way. In the following section, we have tried to point out some focus areas, that couples and their families need to pay attention to during the planning phase.
We have tried to list down some of them for your convenience-
- The Weather Conditions
- Guest Seating Positions
- Catering Company
- Flower and other Décor items
- The Bakery for the Cake
- Musical Band
- Transport to the Venue
- Budgets for the Wedding
- Timing and Date
- Backup Plans
You can use the above-stated items and create a checklist of how you need to individually plan for each one of them. This will allow you to be better prepared in case something goes wrong. As someone who is getting married, paying attention to the finer details is all that is required to make your wedding a grand success.
The Final Word
It is not important to spend a million bucks just to plan and hold a successful and memorable wedding. All you need to do is a bit of research and go that extra yard in order to make your wedding stand apart. By following all the tips in the article, we are certain that you have all that it takes to make it a rousing success.