Everyone wants their wedding to be special and totally different from anyone else’s, but this can seem like a distant dream when you start to look at what is available. It all looks as though it has been done before, and you might not be able to differentiate any of it when you start to search.
The good news is that there are plenty of small companies out there that will be able to give you something completely different on your wedding day to ensure that no one ever forgets what a wonderful occasion it was. You may need to make your searches more specific, or sit and really brainstorm all the different ideas before reaching out to suppliers, but it will be worth it.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
If you are having your wedding service and reception in two different places, then your guests are going to need to travel from one place to another. If you can provide transport for them, this will help everyone – not only will everyone be able to reach the reception easily, but it will also keep your wedding timings on track, which is essential for the photographer, the caterers, the DJ, and others.
If you are going to provide transport for your wedding guests, why not make it something different? It will depend on where the guests are travelling to and from, but some ideas include:
- Vintage VW campervan
- Hot air balloon
- Horse and carriage
- Motorcycle and sidecar
Lots of people choose to release doves at their weddings, and although it is lovely to look at and very romantic, it’s not very unique. If you like the idea of doves but don’t want to be the same as everyone else, you could have a butterfly release wedding instead.
Since butterflies are so small and brightly coloured, you can have hundreds of them released at your wedding to flutter around the guests and make an impact. They will look stunning, and be truly memorable too.
Wedding favours are traditionally given by the bride and groom to the wedding guests to say thank you for attending the celebration. They are often left on plates so that when guests sit down to eat and listen to the speeches, they find the favours there.
Traditional favours such as sugared almonds and chocolate are nice, but they are soon forgotten, especially as so many other weddings will have given the same thing. To be remembered, make your wedding favours something that the guest will actually use, and/or something that will last a long time.
You could give out handmade soap with the bride and groom’s names on the packaging, seeds to be planted in the garden, a shot glass, a hangover cure kit, even flip flops so that guests can keep on dancing once their shoes have become uncomfortable, or perhaps a Lottery scratchcard – if someone wins they will definitely remember your big day.
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