Pictures by: Dana Grant Photography
I have yet to plan a wedding, in my 12 years, that hasn’t had personilized touches specific to my bride and groom.
Tip #1: Write Your Own Vows - Nothing says “This is Our Wedding” like writing your own vows, it’s touching, your guests will love it and it will be a memory you and your Fiancé will always cherish. Isn’t that what all this is about anyway?? After the wedding your can frame each of your vows to have forever!
Tip #2: Do Something Different -Throw out the rules that most couples follow for their wedding and do something different. How about have your Cocktail Hour before the ceremony? Or at the Reception have different shape guest tables. Don’t have a head table, let your bridal party sit with their families and you and your new husband do the same. Don’t do the normal cake cutting ceremony, have a self serve dessert table, sky’s the limit when you let your imagination go wild and think outside of the box. Trust me your guest have been to more than one wedding and would welcome something different.
Tip #3: Family Traditions/New or Old - Create your own family crest and incorporate it throughout your wedding. Include your family customs or traditions. Create an original signature drink.
Tip #4: Personalized Wedding Favors that give back -
Tip #5: Custom Invitations/Stationary -
Tip # 6: Have a Focal Point - Monogram in lights, Sweetheart Table, Cake or Dessert Table, Colored Dance Floor, Photo Booth, Wall Graffiti!! Tip #7: Surprise Your Guests - Have In n Out, Hot Dog on a Stick or Krispy Kream truck show up for a late night snack. Hire a band instead of a DJ for the whole night. Don’t just end the night, have a Grand Exit!
LaDawn Williams is the Executive Director and Certified Wedding Planner and Designer of Platinum Lining Events, an event planning and design company located in Southern California. She is also an award winning Wedding Planner, 5 Star Rated with Wedding Wire and a Certified Wedding Consultant from the American Academy of Wedding Professionals. I am a Member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and have earned the designation of Professional Bridal ConsultantTM. Copyright 2012, All Rights Reserved. We love to share, and ask that if you would like to use the content on our blog or newsletters, please provide the appropriate credit to Platinum Lining Events.