Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life. That is a lot of pressure. Many of us have gone to weddings that were just like every other wedding we attended. Nothing stood out. After going to so many weddings with nothing extra special, you may be looking to take your own wedding to the next level to make sure it is an event that nobody will forget anytime soon.
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Here are some ideas for small touches, that when combined, can add up to making your wedding day extra memorable, not just for you but for all of your guests.
Hire a Painter
Everyone has a wedding photographer, but a wedding painter is a bit more unusual. Hiring someone to paint your wedding scene and then displaying it at the reception can be a fun way to beautifully share the event. It comes with the added bonus of being something that you can keep for a lifetime. This painting can be an especially nice touch if you had a small intimate ceremony, and many of the guests at your reception were unable to attend.
Have a Unique Cake Design and Topper
While a more formal-looking wedding cake can be beautiful, you can instead incorporate your relationship into the design. Have your cake and design symbolize an aspect of your story, such as how you met or when you fell in love.
Blend Your Cultures
If you and your spouse-to-be are from different backgrounds, find ways to put the combination of your past on display. The menu can be a great way to do this if you have the right caterer. If you are from the south and your partner is from Greece, a Southern-Greek fusion dish could be a delicious way to display your joining together.
Replace the Guestbook With a Piece of Art
Specially commissioning a piece of artwork that means something to you and leaves space for people to write well wishes can be a great alternative to a guestbook. Generally, your wedding guestbook will likely sit on a shelf collecting dust for most of your marriage. Instead, this artwork and the messages it contains can hang on the wall of your home where you can see it every day.
Have a Display That Tells Your Story
There are many ways to do this. You can have a simple chalkboard with your story told in pictures and worlds. A specially made video chronicling your history together for guests to view is another great option. You could also go with a multimedia piece combining photos, paintings, and writing on a canvas. There are countless options beyond these as well.
Whichever way you choose to go, make sure to have someone with a creative mind and artistic talent in charge of creating the piece.
Hire Extra Entertainment
One way to ensure that your wedding stands out is by hiring an entertainer. A fire dancer, once the sun goes down, is sure to delight your guests. Of course, when hiring an entertainer with any sort of dangerous act, wedding insurance goes from a very good idea to an absolute essential.
Some people might worry about an entertainer stealing away the spotlight. So, if you really want to wow your guests but keep all eyes on you and your new spouse, then the two of you could consider learning one of these skills. Practicing together in the months leading up to the wedding so that you can provide the entertainment yourselves can also be a fun way to spend time with your fiancé.
Close Out the Night With a Surprise Food Truck
Dinner may be long gone, and many guests several drinks deep by the end of the night. The arrival of a surprise food truck might be the perfect gift for those who stuck around to celebrate with you late into the night.
Don't Forget About What Truly Matters
Of course, while trying to take your wedding to the next level, keep in mind what is truly important about the day. You are celebrating your love for each other. Even if you can't afford to go big and fancy and make the day memorable for all your guests, the day will be unforgettable for you and your new spouse. That is the most important thing.