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Personalise your big day with unique wedding ideas

By Luke Sillett

Updated: June 28th, 2018

Do you want a wedding filled with personal touches? Here are some ideas to help you plan a truly unique day.

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Personalising your wedding isn’t just about stamping your intials everywhere or ‘doing it yourself’. It’s about sentiment and celebrating yourselves as a couple in the most ‘you’ way there is.

Read on for some inspiration for unique wedding ideas:

Personalised vows

If you’re not feeling the standard “to have and to hold, from this day forward…”, why not personalise your wedding vows? What could be more personal than writing, saying, or even singing your vows straight from your heart?  You can still pay your respects to tradition, embrace your religion, and have a little fun at the same time.

Is the trick to cheering your loved one up to have a robust supply of cheese in the house? Promise to do so! Would it mean the world to your significant other to learn how to speak their native tongue? If so, why not learn and surprise them by saying your vows in their language?

unique wedding vows
Image credit: Megan Clouse via BRIDES 

Wear your mum’s wedding dress

If you’re a bride and want to wear something special, you could opt for your mother or grandmother’s wedding dress if it’s still around.  Keepsake wedding dresses are sure to be unique. Vintage, lacy, flowing dresses can be worn as they were, or modified by a skilled tailor to create a truly bespoke look.

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Alternatives to the traditional wedding cake

Is cake not really your thing? Take some creative license with your ‘cake’ and instead of the traditional wedding cake choices, why not have a ‘cheese cake’? Literally… a cake made of cheese wheels, stacked upon each other.

How about an Instagrammable doughnut wall?  Or no cake at all? You could go for another nice dessert, or a night cap? Don’t feel limited by traditions and opt for a dessert that suits you and your partner’s taste.

unique wedding donut wall
Source: Revista Bacanal

Get a friend to marry you

Some couples are lucky enough to know a close family friend, a friend of a friend, or religious figure who is legally able to marry them. Being married by a complete stranger can feel a little uncomfortable for some people. If there is a special person in your life who you’d love to be involved in your big day in a very special way, you could look into getting them certified to become a marriage celebrant.

It is a little expensive, but it is a nice way to make your wedding day more personal.

unqiue wedding ideas
Image credit: Tyler Jones via BRIDES

Playlist by request

Let your guests personalise your wedding too by letting them pick the playlist. Many online wedding websites and apps have the functionality for your guests to contribute by uploading song requests and photos.

unique wedding playlist
Image credit: Alice Q Style via Intimate Weddings

Unique wedding florals

When it comes to flowers to hold, have in your hair, or dress the tables with, there are so many choices other than your traditional floral bouquets and table centrepieces. Some unique trends to try include baby’s breath, bunches of herbs (rosemary and lavender are beautiful choices), succulents, cotton or even fruit!

unique wedding bouquets
Source: My Wedding

If you need help with planning or hosting your unique wedding, you can find some expert wedding planners on Airtasker.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Luke Sillett

I like long walks on the beach, penguins and fried chicken.

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