Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable, and they do their best to plan such an event. Luckily, there are so many ways how this big day can be made unique. If you too recently got engaged and are starting your wedding preparations, take a look below for our top unique wedding ceremony ideas.
Sure, when you hear everyone talking about destination weddings, it might not seem so original. However, seeing as how there are so many marvellous spots all over the globe, you will surely be able to find a location that none of your friends has visited yet and choose it as the place where you’ll get hitched.
This, of course, depends on your budget, but your options are truly countless. For instance, visiting the Land Down Under and getting married on a Sydney beach or in a winery near Melbourne can be unforgettable. On a smaller scale, you can look into some local venues that are all but common – maybe your city’s aquarium allows weddings.
Regardless of your budget, something that every couple can do is get some unique attire for their big day. If you’re going for a classic look, you can opt for the black suit/white dress combo – but with some twists. For example, why not get a colourful bow tie or pocket square? Why not go for a bright heel or even combat boots?
On the other hand, you might want to go wholly offbeat and eccentric. Think about a dress that is not white or even replace the dress altogether with a jumpsuit with a cape. Plus, the bride and groom are not the only ones that can be unique – set a dress code for the wedding and let everyone show off their most quirky outfits.
Interesting cake options
Another tradition you can forgo to have a unique wedding is the wedding cake. There are so many other alternatives that people are opting for nowadays. One such example is wedding cupcakes. They are much easier to serve, it’s more cost-effective, and you can have all sorts of flavours. Of course, this does not mean that you can’t have a wedding cake – you can get a smaller cake as well so that you can still put on some custom cake toppers and cut the cake.
Fancy getaway car
After the wedding, you’ll want to make a grand exit and what better way to do that than hiring a fancy vehicle? For instance, if you decide on Australia for your destination wedding, you can easily find luxury wedding cars in Sydney which will make this day even more special. Some classic cars like Rolls Royce or Bentley will make your wedding look even more vintage if that is a theme you’ve chosen.
On the other hand, see if the city where you’re getting married offers horse carriages or something similar – to feel like a royal couple.
If you plan on hiring a wedding photographer, they are sure to know all the best spots for gorgeous snaps. However, you should try to come up with some unique ideas as well so that your wedding photos are indeed one-of-a-kind. What is more, you can also set up some exciting backdrops at the venue where everyone can take pics with the happy couple and even selfies. Think bright colours or a natural vibe.
The hashtag for social media posts
We all know that people use social media to post pics and stories during the ceremony. To make sure you see them all and save the best ones, instruct your guests to use a hashtag specific for your wedding.
Try to think of something that relates to you and only you so that you don’t go through thousands of other people’s photos. Consider a portmanteau of your names, some catchphrase or internal joke you have or something similar.
Video booth instead of a guest book
Instead of having a guest book where people can wish you all the best, how about using a video booth where people can record themselves? There are many ways to do this. You can hire a booth, or use an iPad that will go around until everyone has filmed a message. These videos can even be posted online – using the hashtag, of course. Furthermore, you can still have a regular guest book if some people prefer that.
DIY cocktail station
While hiring a mixologist is an excellent approach, you can also set up some DIY cocktail stations where people can make their drinks.
This is great if you’re going for a more laid-back vibe. No one will be thirsty, and they can all have what they like the most. Plus, it will encourage everyone to mingle and be more involved in the reception.
Collectively made playlist
Regardless if you opt for a DJ or a band, you might want to think about coming up with a playlist that everyone will enjoy. It’s a good idea to ask people for a few of their favourite songs. Perhaps include it as a question on the RSVP along with dietary restrictions. This way, everyone will hear at least one of their jams and will get up and dance.
Interactive entertainment options
Other than music, there are so many different entertainment options you can go for – like, for example, karaoke. Moreover, hiring a caricature artist or a live painter for the reception will give everyone a unique souvenir. Think about hiring a magician, a tarot card reader or celebrity impersonator. Other activities you can do include beer bong, bowling, or hiring a bouncy house. Choosing something interactive will engage the attendees, and they will remember it for a long time.
Did we miss any unique wedding ceremony ideas?
As you can see, to make your wedding unique, there are many different approaches you can take. Whether it’s your attire and the overall theme of the ceremony or the entertainment options, these ten ideas will surely inspire you to put your thinking cap on and come up with something super personalized. Did we miss any? Please comment below to help future brides and grooms to have that perfect day.
Good luck, and have fun!