Five crazy ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding
Planning your wedding and want to make it one everyone will remember (and talk about) for years to come? Here are five crazy ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding.
Every couple wants their wedding day to be perfect. But what ‘perfect’ looks like can vary hugely between couples. Ideally your day will be a reflection of your unique personality, interests and taste as a couple.
So, if you want your big day to be truly unforgettable, you need to think outside the conventional white wedding box, and come up with ideas that are perfectly you. And don’t hold back; sometimes the craziest ideas can make the best weddings. They’ll certainly make them unforgettable.
To help inspire you, here are five crazy wedding ideas for a one-of-a-kind wedding no one will forget in a hurry.
1) Unleash your inner geek
We’re all guilty of geeking out over one thing or another, from TV shows and books to sports. But if you and your partner share a passion, and you love to geek out together, why not unleash your inner geek at your wedding?
You could have themed decor, live actors or have your first dance to the soundtrack of your favourite movie or TV show. You could even theme your wedding vows and ask your guests to wear on-topic outfits.
For example, lots of brides have always dreamed of a Disney-style wedding with classic fairytale features. So you might decide to choose a Beauty In The Beast wedding dress, or a Cinderella carriage.
Or if you and your partner are both huge Game Of Thrones geeks, you could find a medieval-looking wedding dress. The silk, the beadwork, the embroidery, the details—seriously, what’s not to love about medieval wedding dresses?
Finish off your GOT look with a Daenerys-style hairdo, or include some of the Game of Thrones wedding vows. The HBO show might have gained a gruesome reputation, but there have been plenty of romantic scenes to recreate.
Incorporating a well-loved TV show or movie into a wedding is a great way to express and share one’s passion and personality. Just keep in mind not to lose that elegant touch, because, well, it’s still a wedding after all. With the right execution, a themed wedding would make saying “I do” even more fun!
2) Let the games commence
If you want to let your hair down and have some fun on your wedding day, why not have games at your reception?
You could have mini-games on the tables for those who don’t fancy dancing, or if you’re having a summer wedding, you could have inflatable outdoor games.
What better way to make sure your guests get to know each other? Just imagine your Auntie Gladys and your partner’s Cousin Florence battling it out over a game of draughts – or even better – on an inflatable gladiator arena!
3) Get creative with the catering
After all the excitement of the ceremony, you and your guests will have worked up an appetite. The wedding breakfast is one of the biggest parts of the wedding day, as you and your guests sit down and chat over the meal. So why not make the food as memorable as possible?
Now we’re not necessarily talking about hiring world-class chefs, as your budget would likely have something to say about that. Instead, you could make your wedding food unforgettable by getting creative and putting a personal spin on it.
You could have a cake made from your great grandmother’s secret recipe, or offer you and your partner’s favourite dishes as main meal options. Or if you’re going down the buffet route, have a selection of your favourite delicacies.
And if you decide to swap the traditional wedding cake for an alternative dessert, you could save hundreds on catering costs!
4) Ask for suggestions with RSVPs
A great way to make your wedding stand out from the start is not just to invite your guests to attend, but also to let them have their say about your big day.
Rather than sending out invitations with simple RSVP sections, you could ask for suggestions. For example, you could ask for song requests – then, if your guests hear their choice on your playlist, they’ll feel like they’ve contributed to your day.
5) Ask your photographer to take some crazy photos
Of course, you want to have an album of beautifully romantic wedding photos. But if you’ve hired your photographer for the whole day, you could spare some time for a crazy photo shoot.
Play around with perspectives, strike some silly poses, and you’ll also have an album full of photos that make you laugh. Plus, it will be a fun activity for you, your partner and your wedding party.
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