Here are just some of the ways I was able to make my wedding unique to myself and my husband-to-be:
The easiest way to add a personal touch to your wedding that everyone will see. After running through several ideas, I decided to name the tables after places that were special to us. Then on the tables I described why each place held meaning.
I designed my own cake. I basically looked for images of cakes that I liked and combined them all. I created a very rough sketch to the bakery and viola!
Invitations are often boring or if you want ones that are unique, you will typically pay a fortune for them. Go with what you love. Our theme of love birds came about when I found the image of a bird in a tree when on VistaPrint. I edited the image by adding another bird and it just grew from there. Now, VistaPrint is not for a novice when it comes to custom invites. It took me a LONG time to design the invitations and had to order a sample of everything to make sure it printed well. Below: the bottom half of our invitations.
If you are a girly girl like me and love flowers, you will have a field day when it comes to your wedding. I found flowers I loved and worked with my florist to create the perfect bouquets and centerpieces. A good florist will get you a small sampling of the flowers you want/like and will go through designs with you. I was thrilled with how they turned out the day of the wedding.
Something that was fast, easy and FREE (very rare) was a custom crossword puzzle. I found several sites online that allow you to create clues and answers and then you hit a button and it creates a crossword puzzle for you on the spot. I was able to save it as a PDF and printed it on pretty paper. This was a huge hit at the rehearsal dinner and had our guests guessing at answers and wagering on who knew us best.
Even though you may not be a DIY bride like I was, a little creativity goes a long way and will make your wedding stand out.