It’s time to reveal some of my favorite ideas to make your wedding unique and totally “you,” so that your wedding is an unforgettable experience.

Why is this such a big deal?

I don’t believe that anyone’s wedding should be “cookie-cutter.” Your wedding is your day, and it should feel like the right fit for your personalities from start to finish.

What I realized after seeing hundreds of brides on their wedding day that the secret to having a wedding that leaves a lasting impression on your guests and really feels like you is weaving as much of your personality as possible into your wedding day.

Believe me, I’ve seen hundreds of weddings. Including the details of what makes you special and the things you love not only makes you feel how special you are that day, it draws your guests in, makes them feel connected to you, and without fail guarantees an unforgettable day.

And these things cost little or no money. Bonus!

7 TOTALLY UNIQUE TOUCHES FOR YOUR WEDDING

1) Name your tables after something you love.

Instead of using traditional table numbers, name your tables after a special interest or hobby that you share. For example, players on your favorite baseball team, cities you have visited together, or your favorite type of beer.

2) Entertain your guests with Newlywed trivia.

Create a list of trivia questions about you and your fiancé for your guests to answer. This not only lets your guests get to know you as a couple, it breaks the ice as guests answer questions around the table.

3) Quirky favors that represent you.

Give your guests favors that reveal something about your interests or personalities. One couple gave Pez dispensers since the bride was a collector. Another gave bottles of mead (honey wine) they had made themselves.

4) Share favorite photos.

You can do this in a collage of photos of the two of you growing up, in your signature guest book, or displayed on your gift table. Displaying your parents’ or grandparents’ wedding photos is an elegant and romantic way to share your history.

5) Make memories with music.

Play your favorite songs and artists during your ceremony and reception, or the songs that your family and friends love. Some fun places to use your favorite tunes include your walk down the aisle, your introduction music, and your parent dances.

6) Tell your love story.

Write a short love letter to each other before the wedding and DO NOT share it with each other. Then on the wedding day, have your officiant, DJ or band leader read the letters aloud.

The response to this is always amazing. Your words can be romantic, funny, or quirky, whatever fits your personalities. Your guests will feel connected, which primes them for an unforgettable experience.

7) Invite your guests to perform.

If you have musicians or dancers in the family, ask them to perform at your ceremony or reception. (Just make sure they will still enjoy themselves!)

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You don’t HAVE to use all or any of these things. But I do encourage you to express your personalities in a way that fits who you are because it will engage and involve your guests like nothing else.

Here’s to an unforgettable wedding!

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