What makes a wedding unforgettable? Is it the location, the decorations, the menu items? Or is it time spent with family and friends, the vows, the first dance as a married couple?
It's all of these things, actually. A little bit of this and a little bit of that make a wedding one to remember. "But of course I'll remember my wedding day," you say. And yes, there will be moments that stick in your mind, but with everything going on, all the people to mingle with, dancing to do, and schedules to keep, it's easy to get swept away in the hustle of it all.
The most important thing to remember is to be fully present. Soak it all in - each and every moment. During your ceremony, don't think about the reception dinner or worry about the speeches. Focus on the moment, standing next to your partner, the meaning of your vows.
When you remain present and take in all the details, you'll remember much more about your wedding day than if you were to constantly worry about everything or think about what's next on the schedule.
Here are some other ways to make your wedding unforgettable.
Make it Personal
Instead of just mindlessly scrolling through Pinterest and picking out centerpieces, linens, and decorations you like, put some thought into your choices. Don't settle. Of course you'll want to think about your colors and theme, but also think about the little things, the ways you can express who you and your partner are as a couple. You want guests to enter your wedding space and say, "This is so you guys!"
You can also include details that are personal to you, like the charm your grandmother wore on her wedding day wrapped around your bouquet. Or a love message sewn in blue into your dress.
Go ahead - think beyond the monogram and get personal with your wedding-day details.
Make it Entertaining
Not only will an entertaining wedding be unforgettable for you, but for your guests too.
Entertainment can come in a variety of forms: photo booths, music and dancing, live performances (fire eaters, hula hoopers, dancers), interactive stations (cocktail mixing, tea stands, food), and creative guestbook areas (have guests type out their well wishes on a typewriter, for example) are just a few ideas on how you can create an unforgettable wedding by providing unique entertainment.
Make it Intimate
Whether you're inviting 300 guests or 30 doesn't matter. You can still have an intimate wedding day by stealing a few precious moments with your partner.
The two of you will be busy throughout most of the celebration, so take a minute before and during the wedding to share a heartfelt sentiment. Maybe you'll gift him a sweet note and token of love while he's getting ready in the groom's suite, or perhaps you'll both sneak away for a passionate kiss before it's time for the reception to start.
Even just a few minutes will help you reconnect without interruption and remind you what the day is all about: love!