sheWED: 5 Key Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Day
Written by: Michelle Layman with Events by Elle
Every bride and groom wants their wedding to be a reflection of them as a couple, right? A custom day where their guests leave feeling like they were let in on the love story that sets them apart from every other couple.
Take your wedding beyond the ordinary and amp up the authenticity factor with these five tips from Kansas City Wedding Planners, Events by Elle.
1. Share the Love! It really boils down to simply thinking of the things you love and sharing them with your guests. What are your hobbies, interests, favorite goodies? Share, share, share. Here are some great examples from our past weddings!
2. Repeat History. A great way to honor people near and dear to you (think role models like parents, grandparents or other close family members or friends) is to display photos of them or re-create something that was in a wedding from the past. Check out this cake that was re-created, using the same cake topper that two generations before had used alongside photos of their wedding day!
3. Food. Yes, Food! People love to eat something with a story behind it! Grandma’s best kept secret recipe? Serve it. Have your bartender pour 'his and her' drinks. Roll in a food truck to dish out one of your favorite meals. Cut into something you love instead of a traditional wedding cake. When it comes to food, there are no rules!
4. Use Your Words. Display a meaningful quote, frame your vows or just tell your story! We love how this couple showcased random thoughts and likes of one another...guests were crowded around these all evening!
5. Have Fun with It! A sense of humor is always worth sharing. If you think of something funny to incorporate in your wedding, go with it! Guests kicked off this party laughing when they picked up their escort card. Each card holder was an animal representing their guest’s meal choice. The brontosaurus for vegetarians had us all in giggles!
If nothing else, include custom made bobble heads of yourselves!