This post is brought to you by the wonderful, Jenn Bean. She is the owner of Marry Me Ceremonies, a wedding officiating service. Jenn is serving up some great ideas about how to personalize your ceremony so that it feels uniquely you! Often couples get so lost in the details of weddings that they see online or in magazines that they forget to make their fête a reflection of them and their own relationship!
Here is what Jenn has to say...
Your wedding celebration should reflect your style as a couple. Little details are easy and fun ways to express yourselves and personalize your big day. Here are some of my favorites, I hope you are inspired!
1. Serve a signature cocktail. This is a great way to simplify the bar and cut down on costs. Some drinks can easily be made non-alcoholic for all to enjoy! The best part, guests will think of you whenever and wherever they order your special drink.
2. Create your own logo to use throughout the wedding process: save the dates, invitations, table tops, thank you cards, etc. It won't cost that much more to have personalized stationery printed at the same time to use for years to come!
3. Are you musical or know someone who is? Ask them to perform a song during the ceremony, reception, or better yet for your first dance!
4. Have fun with favors! Think about what reflects you as a couple. Do you love the outdoors? Have seed packets for guests to plant in the spring. The flowers will remind them of you and the joy of love while they bloom. Are you a foodie? Serve your favorite treats at the wedding or wrap individual portions of local treats for your guests to enjoy. This is especially nice when guests are traveling! Make it a family affair and have loved ones bake their signature cookies along with printed recipes to take home in individual gift bags.
5. Be bold! One of the most memorable things I have experienced in 75+ weddings was a couple who created individual quests for each of their guests to accomplish during the reception. You can simplify this idea by putting cards on the tables with suggestions such as taking a photo of people at another table or asking someone they don't know to dance.