How do you make your wedding stick out in everyone’s minds for years to come? Think outside the box to create an event they will never forget
Your wedding day is no doubt one of the most memorable days of your life.
But how to do you make it one of the most memorable days of your guests’ lives?
Create a website for your guests to visit to see all of the details of the upcoming nuptials. The beauty of this is you can make it extra personal by adding elements you cannot in hard copy such as a gallery of photos and music. You can also update the page whenever you like if things change along the way. Something like this will really stick in people’s minds in the lead up to the big day.
Location, location, location
Choose a unique wedding location to keep your guests talking for years to come. Love nature? Get married at a plantation or on a property instead of a venue. It will require a lot of work, bringing in everything you need on-site, however, the pay-off is something very unique. Just make sure you get the relevant permission first!
Get the guests involved
What better way to make your guests feel like they are a part of your special day than by actually getting them to become an integral part of your festivities?
Newtown couple Caroline and Chris involved their guests with a ‘guess who’ style pass-the-parcel game – a great way to get everyone mingling to have a fun night together.
With epic food creations taking over social media, you know something sweet and interesting will keep your guests talking long after the reception is over.
A cocktail slushie machine or an ice cream sundae bar could be what puts your festivities at the forefront of people’s minds.
Treat the coffee lovers to barista made coffee or, perhaps, even an espresso martini.
Make it a family affair
Give your day a sentimental touch most people can relate to and ensure your family is front and centre for your celebrations to make it a memorable event that tugs at the heartstrings.
Ask a family member who might not traditionally have a role in the ceremony, like your grandparents, to be involved.
Revamp your mother or grandmother’s wedding dress or say ‘I do’ in the same place your parents did.
Cate and Dan asked Dan’s 12-year-old brother and 13-year-old sister to MC their festivities, which was a hit with the guests.
A memorable surprise
Sometimes what makes your wedding stand out is something out of the blue and out of your control.
Catherine and Joel’s friends performed a hand written rap for them on their big day.
If you are going to be in a wedding sometime soon, consider crafting a creative surprise for your close friend or family member.
Wedding favours can come in all different shapes and sizes. Are you crafty? Do you enjoy a bit of DIY? Make your own custom presents for your guests to ensure they receive something meaningful and memorable.
Planning a day of celebration that you know you will not want to end when the bar announces last call? Keep the party going.
Set up a ‘recovery day’ style brunch or barbecue the day after your wedding to reminisce on a wonderful celebration. A two-day event is bound to stick in people’s minds for a long time.
Whatever you decide to do to make your wedding stand out above the rest – make sure it is something that sticks in your memory as the best day ever.