You will remember your wedding day for the remainder of your life, but it’s often the little and unexpected things that will make your day most memorable.
We have curated top 26 unique wedding ideas that will make your day from a great wedding to being the most talked about and unforgettable wedding ever.
1. Drinks Coasters
Printed coasters are a good way of making sure drinks are not cleared from the tables while your guests are enjoying themselves on the dance floor and so they can also take them home as favours.
2. Bring your guests closer
Why not change the seating style from formal straight rows and have the chairs set in a circular pattern around you, it can not only make you more visible to all the guests but make everyone feel more included, and the whole ceremony more intimate.
3. Ribbon Wands
Simple to make and less messy than confetti, ribbon wands can be made in any colour and fit with any theme, they can be displayed all together as a feature too. An easy craft to do at your hen party perhaps?
4. Create an original RSVP card
Reflect you and your partner’s personalities in what you say on the card – it doesn’t have to be formal or in fancy type.
5. Flower Girl Keepsake
Have a message embroidered on a handkerchief or scarf.
6. Your bouquet’s not just for flowers
Pinning something to your flowers can be a lovely way of carrying something sentimental with you – a photograph of a loved one or a piece of jewellery – it can be visible or hidden discreetly in the foliage whatever feels right for you.
7. She’s engaged ………
No-one wants to have to call the bride on her wedding day so having a list of phone numbers for everyone in the main wedding party should keep any last minute problems at bay so she can concentrate on getting ready.
8. Novel ways to throw a garter
Garters can be attached to footballs, rugby balls even wrapped tightly round a golf ball.
9. Wedding piñata
Get your guests to write you a note for your first anniversary and use these to fill your very own piñata to open a year on from your big day.
10.Balloon splash canvas
If your style is original and random this one is for you – fill balloons with paint, attach them to a canvas, give your guests some darts and get them to try and burst the balloons to create a spectacular painting.
11. Read all about it ….
Take a picture of the rings with a newspaper from the day of your wedding as a keepsake.
12. Table names to keep your guests in the groove
Give each table a song name or lyric and when that song plays everyone at that table has to get up and dance.
13. Sole messages
Have the groom or bridesmaids write a message to the bride on the bottom of her shoe on the morning of the wedding. It’s said that whoever’s name does not wear off by the end of the night is the next to get married!
14. Take away
You’ve had a beautiful cake created but some of your guests couldn’t eat another thing – make sure you have some boxes that can hold a slice or two for your guests to take some home so it doesn’t go to waste.
15. Munchie attack
It’s been a long day so make sure that you have some nibbles on hand to keep everyone’s energy levels high so they can keep on dancing!
16. Something for the morning after
Create some fun but practical hangover kits to give away to guests as they leave.
17. Design quirky ‘Save the Date’ stationery
18. Desserts trolley with a difference
Desserts can be one part of the menu which you can give your guests more choice over – so play around with a theme or let them be creative with a variety of toppings or decorations.
19. Say it how it is…..
You won’t be sending anything to strangers so your correspondence doesn’t have to be formal – start how you mean to go on by creating a fun atmosphere, from the save the date to the thank you notes and everything in between.
20. Special messages……
Creating and giving personal messages to those really special individuals around you on the day can create everlasting memories and keepsakes – they don’t have to be serious….
21. Dress your chairs for dinner
If you can’t find a chair cover you’d like to hire, why not make your own decoration – simple coloured ribbons can look really pretty or a bow of personalised printed, or embroidered, ribbon tied to the top of each one will add a finishing touch but won’t blow your budget.
22. Something that sparkles apart from the ring
Create a great photo opportunity and give everyone a sparkler when it gets dark.
If you’re into ‘growing your own’ or cooking and want to keep your day as environmentally friendly as possible why not try herbs as an alternative to petals, or a mixture of both.
24. Any one for a favour?
Long gone are the days of giving a few sugared almonds – the more thoughtful or practical favours, the more memorable they will be. From bespoke soaps, sunglasses for those glorious summer days, wraps to keep the chill off when the weather turns cooler, to flip flops for those whose high heels have been discarded …the list is endless.
25. Creative lighting
Great lighting effects can often be created very economically and easily. Lighting can work especially well when used to transform a space from day to night and you can create all kinds of effects with up-lighting and by projecting patterns, images or even videos on blank walls.
26. Wedding Artists
From sketches, caricatures, to large scale oil paintings, the sky’s the limit with the kind of work that can be created by artists and craftsmen before, during, or after your wedding.