Personalise your big day with unique wedding ideas

By Rhiannon W

Updated: July 17th, 2019

Personalising your wedding is not just about stamping your name everywhere or ‘doing it yourself’. It’s about sentiment and celebrating "Personalise your big day with unique wedding ideas"

Personalising your wedding is not just about stamping your name everywhere or ‘doing it yourself’. It’s about sentiment and celebrating yourselves as a couple in the most ‘you’ way there is. Some inspiration for unique wedding ideas never goes astray.

Personalised vows

If you’re not feeling the stock standard “to have and to hold, from this day forward…”, why not personalise your wedding vows? What could be more personal than writing, saying, signing or even singing your vows straight from your heart?  You can still pay your respects to tradition, embrace your religion, and have a little fun at the same time. Is the trick to cheering your loved one up to always have a robust supply of cheese in the house? Promise to do so! Would it mean the world to your significant other to learn how to speak their native tongue? If so, why not learn and surprise them by saying your vows in their language?

unique wedding vows
Image credit: Megan Clouse via BRIDES 

Wear your mum’s wedding dress

If you’re a bride who’d like to wear something very special, you could wear your mother or grandmother’s wedding dress if it’s still around. Most of our older generations were married 20+ years ago now, so keepsake wedding dresses are sure to be unique. Vintage, lacey, flowing frocks can be worn as they were or modified by a skilled tailor to create a truly bespoke look.

Alternatives to the traditional wedding cake

Is cake not really your thing? Take some creative license with your ‘cake’ and instead of the traditional fruit cake or mud choices, why not have a ‘cheese cake’? Literally… a cake made of cheese wheels, stacked upon each other. What about a donut wall? They’re fun and decorative! Or no cake at all… maybe just some nice dessert, or a night cap? Whatever suits you and your partner’s taste.

unique wedding donut wall
Source: Revista Bacanal

Get a friend to marry you

Some couples are lucky enough to know a close family friend, a friend of a friend, or religious figure who is legally able to marry them. But some are not. Being married by a complete stranger can feel a little uncomfortable for some people. If there is a special person in your life who you’d love to be involved in your big day in a very special way, you could look into getting them certified to become a marriage celebrant. It is a little bit expensive though, so it’s not for everyone… but it is a nice thought.

unqiue wedding ideas
Image credit: Tyler Jones via BRIDES

Playlist by request

Let your guests personalise your wedding too by letting them pick the playlist. Many online wedding websites and apps have the functionality built in for your guest to contribute to the big day by uploading song requests and photos. Imagine the fun you’ll have dancing away to the Eagle Rock, a classic chosen my your great Aunt Betty…

unique wedding playlist
Image credit: Alice Q Style via Intimate Weddings

Unique wedding florals

When it comes to something to hold onto, or have in your hair, or dress the tables with, there are so many more choices than your traditional floral bouquets and table centrepieces. Some left-field trends to try include baby’s breath, bunches of herbs (rosemary and lavender are beautiful choices), succulents, cotton or even fruit!

unique wedding bouquets
Source: My Wedding

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