Close Up and Personal
Allow self-expression to set your day apart
By Kai Ma
July 9, 2011
These days, brides and grooms are customizing weddings to suit their interests and needs. Its a wonderful development because it allows two people to express themselves in creative ways, while giving them the freedom to skip the aspects they dont care for. There are no rules, so start listing off all the ideas for your smashingand highly individualizedsoirée. Need some help? Consider these fun and festive ideas:
Create a bouquet inspired by your heritage, the region you are from, or the region you met your fiancé. If you are religious, consider carrying flowers on top of a small prayer book.
Use a nontraditional guest book. Large puzzles can be custom made using a fantastic photo of you and your partner. Ask each guest to sign the back of one puzzle piece; later, you and your husband can put the puzzle together while reading each note.
Serve your favorite cocktail for the traditional toast, rather than champagne. If your partner proposed over margaritas, serve those as your drink of choice, and explain to your guests why this choice was made.
Incorporate your professions into the décor. If you are a teacher, fill huge glass vases with apples for centerpieces. If he is a writer, place charming antique typewriters near the guest book.
Consider non-traditional venues that speak to your interests: a minor league ball park, an amush6ent park, a boat, a ranch, an art gallery, a park, a pier.
Make a final statement with your getaway car. Cycling couples could ride away on their bikes. Golfing couples could make an exit in golf carts.