By Natasha Austero, a professional wedding planner.
We all know that there are some huge decisions to be made when you are planning your wedding: what kind of venue will you choose? Where should you shop to find the perfect dress? What will you do about music? How will you choose the cake? But what many brides and grooms-to-be don’t realize is that there are many small decisions that will go into your wedding as well. What truly makes for a beautiful, unique, and memorable wedding is supreme attention to detail. Does the thought of more planning make you feel overwhelmed? Don’t worry—we’ve got the breakdown of what it takes to make your wedding stand out from the rest.
Stand Out with Personalized Details
Your wedding is a chance to make a statement, celebrate your marriage and, above all, have fun with your family and friends. One way to help your wedding feel more “you” is through personalized details that will express your love and stand out to your guests. I love online retailer Gracious Bridal for their beautiful wedding décor and supplies. From personalized cake toppers to custom coasters, your options are myriad. To get you started, one adorable option is custom napkins. They’re functional, of course, but they are also sweet and stylish. Choose a bright, spirited design for a bridal shower, then opt for something more elegant for your wedding reception. Personalized napkins give you a chance to add your wedding date, names, and even lines of text if you’d like to include a special message to your guests. Play around with the design and be sure to have some fun.
Personalized match boxes are another high-style option for customizing your wedding: they can be practical favors for your guests to slip into their pockets and purses, utilized during your sparkler send off, or even used by groomsmen to light up a celebratory cigar after the couple says I do. Whether your wedding theme is sleek and modern or ornate and romantic, you’ll be sure to find the perfect design, shape, and message to utterly charm your guests.
Send Off Guests with Unique Favors
Wedding favors have long been a part of wedding tradition, so the chance to leave your guests something truly unique can be tricky. One amazing trend that we’re completely on board with is using the wedding favor as a chance to do some good in the world. Trees for a Change is based on the lovely idea that with each customized card that you purchase, a portion of the profit is set aside to plant a native-species tree in a fire-damaged forest. The cards themselves are eco-friendly, and can be printed with the bride and groom’s photo and a special message. On the opposite side of the card, guests will learn that a tree has been planted on their behalf. All in all, it’s a wonderful symbol of life and growth that’s perfect for celebrating your new life together!