How to make your wedding day an unforgettable one

How to make your wedding day an unforgettable one

It is every bride’s dream to have an unforgettable wedding…. a perfect day… without any hitches whatsoever. And if you think this is too much to ask for, just think about all the planning and hard work that has gone into the making of just one day.

From the venue to the dress to the petals scattered along the aisle, each and every detail of the day must be memorable….not just for the bride and the groom, but for the family and friends in attendance as well.

One way to do this is by having the most extravagant weddings of them all, by splurging on the food and drinks and having the best that money can offer. But not everyone is as economically blessed. And even if they are, most couples nowadays want to shoulder all the wedding expenses themselves (they shoulder this responsibility so that the parents are not financially burdened) which is a great way to start this new and very important journey together. Many couples also feel that is important to invest in a future together (by putting down a deposit on a house, or planning a nice getaway after the wedding), rather than blowing it all up on just one day of their lives.

In such cases, what is a poor bride (pun unintended) to do? Well, for starters, why not think up some unique and innovative ways to spice up the traditional.

Everyone writes their own vows, but maybe you could sing them. Or find a unique spot at the venue to exchange them. Just ensure that the words are heartfelt and more importantly “make them yours”.

Get disposable cameras and distribute them among the guests. This way the guests can capture added moments of the wedding that your photographer may be. Ask them to capture their own personal moments as well. So even though you were not there to witness it on the day of the event, you can always look back and smile.

Everyone has a smartphone with the latest camera technology that can click killer images. Create a social media page on facebook or Instagram with your own personalized hashtag for your guests to RSVP, check in and share their memories and pictures of the day.

Another way to add a really personal touch is to display photographs of the bride and groom during their courting days. Maybe you took a ski trip together, or even a picture of the two of you at your favourite coffee shop. Short captions explaining the moment in the picture and where it was clicked will delight the guests to no end.

If a lot of your guests are from out of town, why not find a way to thank them for coming all the way. Give them some carefully-chosen favours that they can use to unwind before the long trip home. You could include things like scented soaps, relaxing bath salts, or even some aromatic oils from your favourite spa.

At the end of the day, it is important that everyone has a great time. So even if you ensure just this, your wedding will not be something your family and friends will forget in a hurry.