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12 brilliant ways to add some extra personality to your wedding

12 brilliant ways to add some extra personality to your wedding

Written by Katie Byrne

You're definitely going to want to add some of these into your celebration!


#1 Write your own wedding vows

What better way to add some serious 'you' to your wedding day than by telling each other what getting married really means to you both?

Image: Giuseppe Marano; see the rest of Francesca and Marco's wedding here.

#2 Provide guests with 'interactive' wedding programmes

Whether you're anticipating tears or simply want to offer a bit of background to your love story, do something a little different with your Order of Service for some instant fun. If you're inviting children to your ceremony, you might want to give them 'kids-only' programmes (think I-Spy, counting challenges, dot-to-dots...), that will keep them entertained during the serious bits. 

Images: Intimate Weddings and Something Turquoise.

#3 Introduce your guests to your wedding party

Because it's all about a fun sign or three!

Image: Andi Freeman (see the rest of Kaycee and Mac's wedding here) and CJs Off The Square.

#4 Create a hashtag for your guests to use when they share their wedding photos

Make sure it's clear - and preferably not too difficult to spell!

hashtag wedding ideasPersonalised wooden hashtag sign, from £41.49, ZCreateDesign; Wedding hashtag sign, £18, thewritesigns; both available via Etsy.

#5 Display a seating chart with meaning

Theme it around something important to you both: whether it's your shared love of cinema, the locations you've visited on holiday, your nicknames for each other... Get creative!

Image: VLA Photography; see more of Michelle and Joe's wedding here.

#6 Pick a customised cake-topper

Because for those few moments when the cake is perfectly intact, you might as well make it look extra-pretty!

Cake-topper, £23, Sophia Victoria Joy

#7 Choose something a little different for your guestbook

Whether you want guests to sign a statue à la Bianca and Brandon, want them to adorn a piece of garden furniture or Jenga bricks, or want them to do something else entirely - there are so many more options than the traditional book!

 Images: Fiona Clair (see more of Bianca and Brandon's wedding here) and The Plunge Project.

#8 Include your dog(s)

Because obviously - click here for seven ways to involve your beloved canine in your celebration.

Images: M and J Photography (as seen at Emma and Jordan's wedding).

#9 Create a monogram

And use it everywhere! From your stationery to your dancefloor, your cake to your favours... Seriously. If there's one time in your life you can have a fancy-AF monogram adorning everything, it's on your wedding day.

Images: OneWed and image source.

#10 Invest in initial lights

They make great photo backdrops, and will also look beautiful nestled behind your top table or situated by the dancefloor. Gorgeous! 

Photographer: The Gibsons; see more of Amy and Barry's wedding day here.

#11 Sing your own first dance song

For brides and/or grooms who like to sing - why not surprise your partner by giving them a truly unique rendition of your first dance song?

Image: Heart and Colour; see the rest of Tyger and Luke's wedding here.

#12 Gift your guests thoughtful favours

From a copy of your wedding playlist to a little something to help ease the hangover - give them something they'll love!

Personalised sleeves, £10 for 10, NotOnTheHighStreet; Sami Tipi.

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