Generally speaking, one year in advance is considered to be enough time to plan a standard, local wedding, according to Nicole-Natassha Goulding, award winning planner. However, while many couples take their time planning the details of their big day, those who want to add extra personal touches may not know where to start. Whether you want to add a personalized touch to the music or even to the smaller details of your special day, here are just three easy ways that you can do so.
Implementing a theme
Implementing a theme is a great way to personalize your special day, as it can make your ceremony truly unique and memorable for everyone in attendance. And, it doesn’t have to be stressful, either. A theme can be anything that encompasses you and your fiance’s relationship or interests — whether it be the beach, a season, or even Star Wars. It’s worth mentioning that a theme can be incorporated into your wedding in a myriad of different ways, as well — from the colors that you use, to the venue, and even the decor itself — In fact, 52% of couples incorporate a theme into their decor.
Creating a memorable playlist
While many couples might choose traditional wedding music to be played at their own ceremony, it’s definitely worth it to hand pick songs and create a playlist. This can be an amazing personalized touch, as you can choose specific songs that mean a lot to you and your future spouse, as well as those that represent your relationship. Music can also be a great way to complement your theme, bring more personality to the event, and even be the prime way to set the stage for those transitional parts of your wedding (dances, cocktail hour, etc.). What’s more, the music that you do choose, when listened to later, can then evoke memories of your wedding day, thus making the idea that much more meaningful.
Focusing on the details
In addition to implementing a theme and creating a playlist, it’s also worth paying attention to those smaller details of your wedding, too. For example, many couples choose to have a guest book at their ceremony or reception. However, instead of going the traditional route, choosing to do something more unique — like having your guests write a message on a large decorative canvas — can give you something to keep as a unique and functional keepsake, which you can then use to decorate your home later. Other details, such as personalizing party favors for guests can also bring a specialized touch, whether it be by branding them with your initials or printing them with the date.
Planning for your wedding is an integral part of making your special day uniquely yours, and there are several easy ways to do so. From simply focusing on the details to having a theme and creating the perfect playlist, you can easily make your wedding day that much more memorable.