His and Hers Wedding Style
Incorporating you and him
By Natalie Tsang
September 26, 2011
His and hers is a decorating style that allows both the bride and groom's interests to shine through the wedding. This is fantastic if you two are an extremely dynamic, diverse couple. Or if your groom really wants to contribute but you two have big stylistic differences. His and Hers simultaneously emphasizes how unique you are as individuals, but also how well you two mesh.
Some options include decor, games, favors, and menu choices. One or two His or Her items adds a whimsical touch to sophisticated formal weddings. For instance, you can offer two dessert options labeled "his favorite" and "her favorite." One super cute idea is to do cupcakes with little toothpick flyers.
His and Hers can also be a running theme within your wedding. This makes casual weddings so much more intimate and personal. This theme can super overt with labeled drinks, foods, and favors. Guests can even wear labels identifying them as friends or family of the groom or bride, but be careful about it seeming too possessive or competitive.
His and Hers can also be identified by color. A harmonious pairing works especially well, but contrasting colors can be interesting as well. Mix it up with a neutral color or mute both colors so it seems less loud.
His and Hers is also a great table decorating idea if it is unified under one big theme. Perhaps you love to travel and you can alternate decorating tables with your favorite places. You might love that college road trip you took across America, while he has fond childhood memories of summer camp.
At destination or weekend weddings, potential activities can be divided between His and Hers. This can follow gender norms or your personal interests. Her activity can be a surf lesson, while his is snorkeling. If you two plan a significant amount of the wedding together, this is a great opportunity to have some alone time with your respective loved ones.
If you're still doubtful, aspects of His and Hers have been around forever. Think the Groom's cake, bouquet and garter toss, and the first dances. If your guy wants to plan one part of your wedding to impress his buddies (perhaps he worked as bartender and is a whiz at designing cocktails), than it's his. Now you have more time to debate the relative merits of A line wedding dresses and trumpet dresses.