So you're planning for your big day, huh? CONGRATULATIONS! This is truly such an exciting time. I'm sure you've realized by now just how many resources, ideas, images, and "themes" there are when it comes to wedding planning. With that being said, it can be easy to plan a wedding that isn't authentically you and your partner. It can be easy to see what's "trendy" and end up following the trends, even though it may not be your taste. But have no fear; that's where we come in. Below, we are outlining 6 easy ways to make your wedding day uniquely yours.
1. Throw the wedding you want
Easier said than done, right?! But that truly is step one. If you have always dreamt of eloping to an epic location, don't change that dream for the sake of other people. The same goes for a venue style; stick to your guns! This is your wedding. You are going to look at the photos from your big day for the rest of your life. Nobody is going to look at your photos years down the line and think, "Man. I wish you would've done what wanted."
2. Make sure your vendors can give you what you want
You've had your heart set on a certain vendor ever since you can remember. You schedule to meet them and talk details. And it turns out, you do not vibe together. Talk about the WORST feeling. We always tell our potential clients to make sure they feel that "click" with us. It's no secret that we think it's most important to have a good connection with your photographer ;) Often times, you and your honey spend more time with your photographer than with each other - make sure your personalities mesh well!
Beyond the personalities of your vendors, make sure the venue or ceremony space you book can deliver what you want. If your faith is super important to you, and you really want to make sure the guests can receive Communion, make sure the space is able to accommodate that for you. Similarly, if having a religious wedding is not important to you, maybe don't choose a space that pressures you to include religious traditions.
3. Choose attire that sparks confidence
Whether it's a wedding dress or a suit, make sure that whatever you end up choosing makes you feel confident and beautiful. If you've always wanted to feel sexy on your wedding day, choose something that makes you feel that way. When shopping for your dress or attire, remember to stay true to your style and desires.
4. It's all about the details
As a photographer, we believe that the littlest details truly add the most character to a wedding day. Whether you and your honey are obsessed with cats or Star Wars (or whatever!), feel free to incorporate those little details into your big day.
Logan and I are obsessed with The Lord of the Rings. To really incorporate our style into our day, we chose some music from the movies. I surprised him with Metallica as our exit song; but with a twist - on the piano! Feel free to break some traditions and do what suits you as a couple. You can add as much or as little as you want, but it's those little details that make you and your partner YOU.
5. What's for dinner?
It's no secret that this thought comes across every wedding guest. But the guests aren't the ones paying for it - you are. Get what you want! Nobody is going to even remember the food they had at your wedding. Okay, but besides our wedding... We had Mac n Cheese and people still talk about it to this day. ;)
6. Surround yourself with those that support you
Planning a wedding is stressful. Having a wedding is stressful, too! Surround yourselves with people that are going to lift you up and cheer you on. 'nough said.
There ya have it, folks. 6 easy ways to make your wedding day uniquely yours. Let us know down below what you did at your wedding that was unique (or what you plan to do)! If you're looking for a wedding photographer, feel free to head over to our Weddings page on our website for all the details. And as always, we'd love to be friends over on Instagram :)