Your wedding is possibly going to be one of the most important days of your life. Hence, you would want it to be special. However, making the day special can be a challenge because coming up with novel ideas in a world where almost everything you can think about has been done is not easy. These five ideas – from your wedding invitations, the menu, your wedding venues, what to wear, how to communicate with your friends and family – could help you create a day that people will talk about for a long time after it has happened.
1. Document the journey
Your wedding is going to be a big day that will require a lot of coordination and communication. You would want guests to always have first-hand information about what is happening. Guests will also need information about themes for the wording, and any changes in times and venues. If you create a wedding website, relaying all this information will be easy.
The wedding may be yours but there are things that you can’t control and may need to be changed, hence it is important to keep the website updated. Other than that, it could be a place where you give everybody a chance to send suggestions because no matter what you do, the moment you declare the day, everybody has something to say.
2. Collect the menu in advance
In most weddings, people will eat what is there and what is there is not usually the best for everyone. To ensure that people remember what they ate at the wedding, ask your guests to suggest what should be on the menu.
Of course, it is not possible that you could include everything that has been suggested but this gives you an idea of what most of your guests prefer. Another great idea is to create a menu of several foods and have people select what they want to eat; the way they do at the restaurant.
If you can afford, why not let everyone eat what they want?
3. Request for songs
Make your wedding day as special for your guests as it is for you by playing songs selected by them. This can be done through your wedding website or by adding a line to the invitation card where you ask the guests to select a song they would like to hear at the wedding.
While there is no way you will be able to play every song selected this could give you an idea of what your guests like. You will also get a lot of inspiration for the songs you select for your big day.
4. Collect presents for a worthy cause
If you care for others, your wedding could be a chance for you to make a contribution to a worthy cause.
Inform guests that presents collected will not be for your own use but will be donated to a charity you have selected. If you have created a website, it may also be a good idea to give details about the charity on your website.
People are likely to give more generously when they know they are giving to a worthy cause than just to two individuals. Doing something for a greater good will also give you the type of satisfaction that will make you remember your wedding for a long time to come.
5. Create a hashtag
Although you will get a photographer to look after all things photographic on your big day, there may be other photographers among your guests who will be taking photographs during the wedding. Some of those photos may be the best spontaneous or hilarious moments that your photographer may have missed.
Creating a hashtag and asking people to upload the image to their social media profiles using the hashtag could be a good idea for you to select the moments you want from the wedding. You can actually print the images that you like and put them in your wedding album.
As you can see from these tips, having a great special wedding does not have to be overly expensive. All you need is to come up with a unique idea that involves your guests in making suggestions about the big day. This ensures that the work of getting the day going such as selecting the menu, songs, and taking photographs is a shared experience between yourself and the guests. The result is a wedding everyone will remember.