While planning your wedding can certainly be stressful, it does offer you the ability to be creative. Wedding planning can be as detail-oriented as you want it to be. You get to plan the biggest party of your life, down to the smallest details.
There are the obvious major decisions to be made, such as what wedding venue you’ll be choosing, and whether or not you want a band or a DJ. But then there are all the much smaller wedding details that can take your wedding from being good to being great. These are not to be overlooked. Here are a few of them…
1. Choose The Right Chairs
Many people zip right past this wedding detail, or perhaps you don’t think that the chairs are a big deal. But having the right chairs can really change the look of your wedding.
Determine what kind of wedding style you’re going for, then work with your event venue to see what kind of chairs they offer (or what kind they can get for you).
Your guests will be spending a lot of time partying on the dance floor, but they’ll also be sitting on their rumps for a good portion of the wedding. You’ll want to ensure that they’re both comfortable and stylish. You can also go with a different color other than the typical white that many people use.
Go ahead and take the time to get creative with your chairs. You’ll notice a major difference when you put in that extra effort to make the right choice.
2. Entertain The Kids
If you’re a couple that decides to invite children to your wedding, make sure you’ve taken a few steps to try and accommodate them.
It’s not your responsibility to keep kids entertained during your wedding, but their parents will thank you a thousand times over if you keep them occupied with something. The thoughtfulness behind this will make your wedding stand out.
Consider providing something like coloring books and crayons for your child guests. This is guaranteed to keep them occupied for a while.
Here are a number of other child care ideas.
3. Get Creative With Your Guest Book
Many couples will choose to have a guest book for people to sign as they enter your wedding reception.
An elegantly-styled guest book is the obvious option for the bride and groom, but if you want to add a more unique twist to your wedding, consider getting creative.
For example, if both of you love to travel, consider having your guests sign a globe. This will both be a great keepsake from your wedding and a decoration that can be kept in your new home.
There are many interesting options for your guest book. Take a look at a few ideas to get inspired!
4. Spruce Up Your Table Numbers
As your guests enter your wedding reception, they will most likely be looking to find where they’re going to sit. Once they figure out what table they’re at, they’ll need to find the actual table.
Instead of the regular table numbers that most couples use, consider making custom ones. You can add a thoughtful quote for each table, or perhaps have a picture of you and your fiancé below the numbers. It’s a small wedding detail, but it’s a conversation piece that your guests will enjoy.
5. Provide A Late-Night Wedding Snack
If you think your reception may run early into the wee hours of the morning, consider offering your guests a late-night wedding snack for that extra boost before they hit the dance floor one more time.
Speak with your wedding catering service to see what some popular late-night snacks are. After dinner, your guests will be burning off a lot of calories as they celebrate with you.
If your venue doesn’t offer a late-night snack service, think about booking a food truck or having someone provide a donut bar to help your guests re-fuel.
6. Offer A Signature Drink
Your guests are going to be enjoying drinks as they celebrate the night away. One fun wedding detail to have is a signature wedding cocktail made especially for your reception.
You’ll most likely have the usual wine, beer, and champagne for your guests, but take the time to come up with a unique drink (or two) that truly puts your stamp on your wedding day.
If your wedding has a certain theme, a signature cocktail is a great way to bring that theme to life. Many of your guests are going to drink anyway—so why not have them enjoy a signature drink to mark the occasion?
7. Use A Unique Cake Topper
This is one of the small wedding details that people often forget about. You can go with a typical cake topper, or you could show a little bit of your personality with something different.
For example, if both of you are into sports, try finding a sports-themed cake topper that fits both of your personalities. There are many different cake toppers with unique themes, so take a look around and see what inspires you!
Your guests will appreciate this small detail.
8. Offer Photobooth Props
Many couples these days are choosing to have a photobooth for their friends and family to enjoy at their reception. It’s a great way for all your guests to have a keepsake from your wedding day.
See if your photobooth vendor has props that your guests can use as they take pictures. If they do, great! If they don’t, consider doing some shopping of your own for cute props that your guests can use. This is another area where, if you have a wedding theme, you can continue to add to it.
As long as the food is good, the drinks are cold, and the music is right, your guests should have an amazing time celebrating with you. However, if you want to elevate your wedding from good to great, consider including some of these small wedding details. Good luck!