7 Elements to Think About Adding to Your Wedding

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Whether you’re into traditional wedding ceremonies and receptions, or you prefer taking a more casual approach, here are some fun things to consider making a part of your wedding festivities.

1. A wedding highlight video

Most people create a wedding highlight video to preserve the most amazing moments from their big day, starting from the time they wake up in the morning. Ideally, you’ll want to hire a professional videographer for the job to ensure you get a high-quality result.

You can include anything you want in your highlight video, but typically, you’ll want to include all the most important moments, like your vows, first dance, cake cutting, toast, and bouquet toss. In addition to that, many people include the bride, groom, bridesmaids, and groomsmen getting ready.

You can also get creative and include some funny moments that happen throughout the day. Your videographer will also include some nice B-roll footage of your guests and the general area where you’re having your wedding.

What you choose to include in your wedding highlight video is up to you, but don’t skip this important way to preserve your best memories from your amazing day.

2. Break dress code norms

If you’re into the casual wedding approach, why not also have a casual dress code? Tell your guests they can show up however they feel most comfortable, or have a casual, yet specific dress code where you allow people to wear jeans, but require a nice top. If it’s summertime, swap out the jeans for shorts.

Some people even extend the casual dress code to their own wedding attire, where brides and grooms wear t-shirts, jeans, shorts, Hawaiian shirts, and sometimes even costumes. One couple threw a costume party and told everyone it was their engagement party, and then surprised everyone by announcing that it was actually the wedding.

3. Have a themed wedding reception

If there’s a theme you and your partner really love, why not incorporate it into your wedding reception? For example, say you have a favorite T.V. series you watch together or you share an interest in a particular fandom. Have a cake custom made to represent your shared interest, and plan your decorations accordingly. It’s actually common for people to have Game of Thrones themed weddings, for example, and you can create any theme you like.

Just be aware that if your theme is too dramatic, some people might not want to attend. Although, that’s really not something you should be concerned about because your wedding is your special day and you should enjoy it to the fullest.

4. Take song requests

Sometimes it’s fun to get your guests involved in picking songs for your wedding. When you send out your invitations, ask everyone to write down their favorite song. Give your DJ the list of songs ahead of time and have them make a playlist. Your guests will love it!

5. Use customizations

Customizing things is fun, and you can go all out for your wedding. For instance, getting custom labels for your wine will give your guests a really cool experience when it’s served.

You can also customize anything you want your guests to take home with them, including etched cups, goblets, or even mini champagne bottles. Some people even go as far as customizing cocktail napkins with “fun facts” about the couple getting married.

6. Get a local bakery to cater your desserts

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love a homemade apple, pecan, or pumpkin pie. There is just no comparison for a freshly baked pie, and if you want your wedding guests to be impressed with your dessert selection, get the best pies you can find.

Don’t stop with the pies. Look for a bakery that can also make smaller pastries, like almond cakes filled with fruit, butter croissants, almond croissants, and chocolate chip cookies. The more high-end the bakery, the better.

7. Put your dog or cat in the wedding

If you have a fur baby, don’t leave them at home; put them in your wedding! Some people task their dog with being the ring bearer, and others just have their dogs and cats walk down the aisle accompanied by a human companion. Including your pet in your wedding is sure to make everyone smile.

Make your wedding amazing – by your standards

There is no right or wrong way to host your wedding. Whether you prefer casual or traditional attire, costumes or themes, all that matters is you create your special day the way you will enjoy it best.

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