It's a universal request we are hearing from today's brides. "We want our wedding to be unique". Most are really asking for ideas that lend a touch or provide a focus that will make the ceremony and reception memorable for them and their guests. Here are some ideas we have heard from wedding consultants and planners.
*Investigate creating your own postage stamp. Go to US Postal Service.com to learn how.
*Pick a monogram style that combines both of your names and use it as a theme throughout.
*Take lots of photos during your engagement and pre wedding period and use them as the centerpieces/table decorations at the reception.
*If available, include wedding photos of both sets of parents - even grandparents - if they are available. Guests will enjoy looking at your "history".
* One wedding planner we know suggests choosing an interesting start time for the ceremony (if the venue will permit it). One couple used the date they met (5:23 pm) and another used the date they got engaged (7:04 PM).
*Most party planners would advise couples to offer "surprises" throughout the reception. Every 30 minutes is a good plan to have music played, the tempo changed, a vocalist or group entertains, a juggler appears, a sketch artist joins the party etc.