6 Little Things that Make Each Wedding Special
Weddings are big and important events, so it’s no wonder that people dedicate the most attention to the things they think will be remembered the most – the food, the music, the ceremony, the venue, the dress, etc. Still, often the little things we fail to take into consideration make one wedding different than others, and thus, worth remembering. Maybe no one will memorize or even notice the off-key singing, but everyone will definitely be thrilled with unique handmade details, you made for this special event. So, if you want to leave a strong impression on your guests, here are a few things you can get creative with, and make your big day even more fabulous.
Photo Booth Props
Wedding photographs are absolutely the greatest memories you will ever have, and they will ensure that your guests remember the event too. So, why not make them unique and personalized with DIY photo booth props? Sure, you can get some decent options online, but this way you will make it more fun. Gather your friends, get some glue gun, scissors, cardstock and lollipop sticks, and start working. You can make everything from a diamond ring and a crown, to mustache and sunglasses, or why not even a mini-bride and groom…
A Burlap Banner
If you want add a rustic-chic feel to your wedding, you can do that by hanging a burlap triangle banner. It is quite simple to make and there is even no need for sewing, but it can prove to be a very versatile asset. You can use it above the newlyweds table to write Just Married or your names, or you can hang it above the cocktail station, guest book, etc. For this project you will need burlap, scissors, chalk, acrylic paint, hot glue, etc.
Invitations and Wedding Cards
Inviting someone to your wedding means you want to share the most important day of your life with that person. Make that act even more special with personalized invitations you can buy, design or make. You can make everything more interesting by reversing the situation and sharing your wishes with your guests on unique wedding place cards, or start a tradition of congratulating your partner and parents this way.
Speaking of rewarding your guests, by making wedding favors with your own hands, you will show them just how meaningful their presence on your big day is. There are numerous simple gifts for guests you can make, such as hand painted cards, homemade candles, hand illustrated favors, wrapped cupcakes, fortune cookies, personalized coasters, lavender sachets, etc.
Florists sure know what they are doing, but when all of their wedding services combined make a huge chunk of your wedding budget. You can minimize the costs and give your venue a unique touch by making your own centerpieces. It is actually not that complicated to pull off. You can use jars, burlap and lace to create vases, and then fill them up with roses, hydrangeas, lilies or some other flowers of your choosing.
The Guest Book
You’ll need much more than a regular book and a couple of pencils to make your guest get up of the table and sign up. Make this unavoidable wedding item appealing by posing a single specific question to them (e.g. Where do you see us in 25 years?), creating a wish tree, setting up an old-fashioned typewriter with long sheets of paper in the reception, motivating them to make you a scrapbook, etc.
There is no doubt that these seemingly insignificant trinkets can turn every wedding into one-of-a-kind event, which will be remembered both by the happy couple and the guests for years to come. So do not hesitate to make your hands busy, because details do count.