Choosing your wedding colours, writing your vows, finding the perfect cake toppe, the ideal bridal headpiece, or even wedding dress might seem like the most important details to handle when planning your big day. But if you want your wedding to be the event that everyone talks about—and one that people remember fondly years after it’s over—then you’ll want to incorporate some creative touches throughout the planning process and on the big day itself. Moreover, people are slowly realising that a unique wedding doesn’t necessarily require a huge investment, sometimes hiring someone to offer wedding band music or just decorating with brighter colours can be enough. This has been more noticeable as people have gotten married in quite unique ways throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, this even led to the rise of the pandemic wedding/Covid weddings trend which grew in popularity all over the world. So, remember that a small wedding, or even an online wedding doesn’t have to mean a boring wedding!
Here are five ways to make your wedding truly unforgettable
1) Put Together A Crazy Team Of Friends
When making the guest list, remember that it’s not important to invite everyone you know. It’s better to have a crazy team of your closest friends and family than to have people you have never met twice congratulating you on your big day and increasing the costs. Moreover you can ask your friends and family whether they’d be interested in being involved as part of your wedding entertainment team. Most of these people would be happy to participate without any money, who knows you might even give a struggling artist their first “break.” Remember that if you are getting married during the Covid-19 pandemic it’s important to ensure that everyone stays safe. Businesses have recognised the different ways in which weddings are planned during the pandemic, which is why many found new technologically innovative ways to ensure the wedding business stays in business.
2) Involve The Guests
Planning a wedding is no easy feat. It requires a lot of time, money and effort, but it’s worth it when you get married in front of all your loved ones. Before your big day, set up an online RSVP system so guests can easily let you know if they will be able to attend. This way, you’ll have an accurate guest count for catering and event planning purposes. To save money on wedding decorations, ask family members and friends if they are willing to contribute any homemade or repurposed items like invitations or centrepieces. Having help with these projects will not only save you money but make your special day even more meaningful as well! Moreover, people will be excited to see the things they have provided shine around your wedding venue. It’s also important to remember that your wedding doesn’t have to be big, actually having an intimate wedding with people closest to you has become quite the trend during the pandemic.
3) Create An Unforgettable Ceremony with Music!
Utilise traditions, culture, and religion to your benefit! You can add elements of traditions you have seen other people follow, which could be a great way to make a statement that it is not necessary to do everything as it has been done. Change is vital to creating a better tomorrow, the wedding industry is realising this and slowly working towards reducing the stress of including cultural or religious activities to one’s wedding if preferred. Nonetheless, incorporating certain aspects of religious ceremonies can also enhance the overall event. Truly, the best thing one can do is choose according to what suits best with them and their families. Consider adding a sand ceremony, which adds meaningfulness and excitement during your walk down the aisle. Or incorporate video testimonials into your ceremony in lieu of having best man and maid of honour speeches. These will help your guests feel even more connected with you as a couple during one of life’s most memorable days.
If possible, adding live music would really make it a day to remember. Choose a band that or artist that you think will be a crowd pleaser and make sure they can cover some of your favourite songs/genres.
4) Be Creative With Wedding Activities
Weddings can be a lot of fun, but also oftentimes really long, not only for the people getting married but also for the guests! Even if your wedding is small, there’s a lot that goes into it. There are meetings with vendors, music selection, flower arrangement and so much more, which takes place leading to the big day and can be increasingly stressful without a professional wedding planner. The longer it goes on, the harder it can be for people to stay engaged. To reduce the stress and to keep your guests entertained and help things flow more smoothly throughout dinner, come up with creative wedding activities that keep everyone actively involved in your big day! For example: One fun way to get your guests engaged while they wait for dinner or cocktails is to create a treasure hunt and pass out clues to the treasure through napkins or cards. The treasure (gift) doesn’t have to be big, expensive, or unique, as the experience itself can be so exciting!
If you want to make these activities in your wedding truly unforgettable, consider hiring a talented wedding celebrant, such as a Hunter Valley Wedding Celebrant from Australia, to officiate the ceremony and activities and add a personal touch that will resonate with you and your guests.
5) Work With A Great Photographer And Videographer
With technology constantly changing, it can be easy to fall into a good enough mindset when you’re going through your checklist of wedding-planning tasks. In many cases, however, there are few things that matter more than investing in great photography and videography. With social media and smartphones becoming an integral part of our lives these days, it’s incredibly important for future generations (and their children!) to have professionally captured images of one of life’s most memorable occasions—your wedding day. There are no guarantees in life, but if you want your photos and videos on display for decades (or centuries!) to come, then having a good budget to hire an amazing photographer and videographer will be beneficial.
Your wedding day will be whatever you make it. Nonetheless, these creative ideas can help you get outside the box and do something truly different and memorable. Who knows? Yours might be the next trending wedding online!
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