15 Fun and Unique Wedding Planning Ideas

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15 Fun and Unique Wedding Planning Ideas

Wedding celebrations are often stuck in the past, but there are plenty of ways to modernize your upcoming wedding ceremony and wedding reception without losing sight of what makes it special. Here are some fun wedding planning tips for your entire wedding day events.

1. Have Your Ceremony on an Outdoor Stage

If you live somewhere with warm weather all year long, why not try an outdoor wedding venue? You can still use traditional elements such as flowers and music, but you'll be able to enjoy the scenery, as well. If you don't have access to a backyard, consider having your ceremony inside a tent set up near the reception site. Beach wedding, perhaps? This will give your wedding guests a chance to see the beautiful surroundings while they eat their meal.

2. Include a Toast

Toasts are always fun, so why not include one during your ceremony? It's a great way to get everyone involved and show off your personality. You could toast each other, thank your parents for helping plan the wedding, or even wish the happy couple well after the wedding is over.

3. Use a Video Camera

Video cameras aren't just for weddings anymore! They're also perfect for capturing moments from your big day. Guests can watch the video later and reminisce about how much fun they had at your wedding. Plus, if you decide to do something silly, you won't regret it when you look back on the footage.

4. Play Music During The Ceremony

Music plays a huge role in any wedding, so why not incorporate it into yours? There are tons of options out there, including songs by popular artists, classical pieces, and more. You can play them through speakers around the venue or through headphones for guests who'd rather listen than talk.

5. Add A Few Interactive Elements

You don't need to go crazy with interactive elements, but adding a few simple ones can really help guests remember your special day. For example, you could ask guests to write down their favorite moment on a piece of paper and then pass those papers around for others to read. Or, you could create photo booths where guests can take pictures together before passing them around.

6. Give Guests Something To Do

One of the best things about being part of a real wedding party is that you get to spend time with friends and family. Sometimes you may find yourself bored, however, because nothing exciting is happening. Instead of letting this happen, try giving guests something to do. For example, you can provide games and activities for kids, let people mingle, or offer food and drinks.

7. Provide Entertainment

Guests love watching other people perform, especially at weddings. So, why not hire an entertainer like a magician or comedian? Not only will he or she make your wedding memorable, but he or she will also keep guests entertained throughout the night.

8. Have A Photo Booth

Photo booths are a lot of fun, and they're easy enough to rent. All you need to do is print photos and put them behind a glass panel. Then, you simply tell guests to pose for a picture and walk away. When they're done, they grab their prints and head home with memories of your wedding.

9. Offer Food And Drinks

If you want to add some extra touches to your wedding night, think about providing food and drink. For example, you might serve cupcakes for dessert, champagne for cocktails, offer a bottle of wine at every table, and water bottles filled with ice for cold beverages. This way, everyone can enjoy themselves without having to worry about paying for expensive alcoholic drinks.

10. Use Table Decorations

Table decorations can be as simple or elaborate as you'd like. Whatever you choose, though, make sure it matches the theme of your wedding. For instance, if you're planning a rustic-themed wedding, use wooden tables instead of plastic ones.

11. Include Favors

Favors are a sweet way to thank guests for attending your wedding. Plus, they'll have fun receiving them! If you're looking for favors, consider including small items like stickers, keychains, magnets, or even personalized shot glasses.

12. Make It Easy On The Eyes

Your wedding won't be complete without beautiful decor, right? That means making sure everything looks good from all angles. Start by taking a look at your venue. Is there any clutter in sight? Can you see the floorplan clearly? Are there any blind spots? Once you've taken care of these issues, move on to your décor. Does it match the rest of the room? Is it clean? These questions should help you decide what kind of décor you want to use.

13. Get Creative With Invitations

You don't have to go crazy when creating invitations. You can stick to traditional invites, but you could also create unique designs. For example, you could include a photo of the couple on one side and a list of wedding details on the back. Or, you could design a card that has a map of where the ceremony and reception will take place.

14. Create Your Own Cake

You don't always have to buy a pre-made wedding cake. In fact, many couples opt to bake their own wedding cakes because they know exactly how much buttercream frosting they want to use, and they get to pick out the flavors they want. Plus, baking a wedding cake takes less time than buying one.

15. Add Personal Touches

Another cute idea is to focus on personal touches, which are important during any special occasion. They let others know that you cared enough to plan something just for them. Think about adding personal touches like handwritten notes, flowers, or candles.

In Conclusion

On your way to becoming a married couple, there can be many variables to consider with regards to wedding traditions, wedding rings, the wedding dress, and so forth. Don't forget to include some fun or unique elements to your wedding planning. You and your guests will remember these differences as being something special they always associate with you.

If you are still in the wedding planning phase, consider the Commonwealth Commerce Center in Jackson for your wedding venue and/or wedding reception.