Sarah
Devoted October 2021

Unique wedding things

Sarah, on June 25, 2021 at 11:48 PM Posted in Planning 3 96
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Hi, I’m looking for unique things you’re doing for your wedding that may or may not be common.

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Latest activity by Sarah, on August 19, 2021 at 1:17 AM
  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
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    The best way to make your wedding "unique" is to make it about the two of you.

    Match the decor to your shared passions, pick out food that you both can't live without, choose a venue that screams the two of you.

    If you are having a ceremony that can be personalized, write your own vows and work with your officiant to have the 'sermon' be about you two.

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  • themost
    Dedicated October 2021
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    Oh... So many things. Our save the dates have Mr. T on them, our wedding website has Billy Idol on the homepage, my bridesmaid are all in mismatched short cocktail dresses that are either sequined, one shoulder, puffy sleeve, etc.


    We are playing ONLY 80's music, my 21 and 16 year old are walking me down the aisle (my dad passed away in 2016) and doing a goofy family dance in lieu of the father/daughter dance, and my younger brother is officiating (being ordained through the Universal Life Church). 😆
    We're walking down the aisle to The Promise by When in Rome and playing Oh Yeah by Yello for the processional. 🤣🤣
    Our wedding is a definite reflection of us and our personalities. Men will still all be in tuxes, we'll be in a ballroom, we've spent a ton on lighting, we'll still have lots of fresh flowers, etc. So it definitely has a wedding feel... There's just a lot of 80's inspiration. There's is nothing remotely country, rustic, boho about either of us and neither of us is particularly religious, so this is just what felt right.

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  • Izzykern
    Super April 2021
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    1. We did a cigar bar at the reception which was a TOTAL HIT…. Didn’t expect everyone to partake but guests loved it!
    2. We had a bridal party but they did not stand up with us, it was just us two at the alter which we loved
    3. We did our personal handwritten vows privately before the ceremony after our first look. It was such a peaceful moment to get away from everyone and just be us two
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  • Ava
    VIP May 2022
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    This sounds amazing! I hope you share photos and video with us after the wedding!!
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  • Elizabeth
    Just Said Yes September 2021
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    I started collecting wine bottles and twined each one differently with our picture on them as center pieces for tables.
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  • Clarissa
    Rockstar October 2021
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    We’re doing a beauty and the beast wedding. Not the traditional blue yellow and red color scheme we’re doing purple and grey instead. My bouquet is a crystal bouquet. My ring bearer is walking with a rose as a ring holder. My guestbook is a custom shadow box. We’re also doing a unity water ceremony.
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  • Clarissa
    Rockstar October 2021
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    This is our guestbook.
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  • Tata
    Dedicated July 2020
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    I am using wine bottles as is sitting chart
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  • Sarah
    Devoted October 2021
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    That sounds like a lot of fun.
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    We’re doing hand rolled cigars !
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  • KYLIE
    Super May 2019
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    Oh man I love this! Your post just inspired me to ask my Echo to play The Promise as I make dinner. Sounds like a fun wedding full of joy!!

    Probably our "unique" touch was the parrot who (by day) lived in the lobby of our venue attended our cocktail hour and took photos with guests. We spotted him when we arrived at the resort to do our tasting and asked whether he could an appearance--for a very low fee he could, and we knew people would get a kick out of it, so we went for it!

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  • Monique
    Expert June 2022
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    That is definitely different and unique and cool
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  • Monique
    Expert June 2022
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    Well we are using bubbles instead of rice or confetti and sliver kissing bells on every table. And a 360 photos stand instead of a photo booth we scratch that out and bling elements and yellows,greys,white sliver decors
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  • Kristen
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    We are having a LEGO wedding. My bridesmaids are all in primary colors, and the groomsmen will match. Our flowers will be made of LEGO as well. The place cards will be individual minifigures holding each guests' name. Our table center piece will be a giant 3D printed version of the 3-pronged LEGO flowers, with loose bricks scattered around for our guests to play with, and I'm looking into brick shaped soap as our favors. We'll walk into our reception to "Everything is Awesome" from the LEGO Movie. Oh, and my fiance bought the domain for 'legowedding.com'. He's a keeper Smiley winking

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  • E
    Super July 2023
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    At our wedding, we had a fresh smoothie bar. I was not of legal drinking age yet (and he turned it on the day), so we had a dry wedding, but I felt it was important to have something in its place. It was far too hot for a cocoa or coffee bar. So I fronted the idea of fresh fruit smoothies, and my caterer ran with it. Everyone loved it.

    Our vow renewal is taking place at a science museum, so we are taking theming to the max - moon and stars for the ceremony in the astronomy/planetary science exhibit, chemistry glassware/molecule centerpieces for the cocktail hour in the physical science exhibit, fossils and ferns in the dinosaur/archaeology exhibit. We're big science geeks, and we actually went to this museum the day after our wedding, so it's also very special to us.

    Space science and space travel are big topics for us, linger around long enough and we will inevitably start talking space. So our STDs are genuine vintage space art postcards, and our guestbook will be a coffee table space photography book that guests can sign any page.

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  • Nisha
    Devoted May 2022
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    We're having a cigar roller

    We're not having a bridal party, though I'm still on the fence about having my best friend ever be my matron of honor.

    His 12 year old will be our "flower child".
    No ring bearer... my 8 and 5 year olds will carry signs down the aisle.
    I'm not having a bouquet. Instead, I'm buying a designer bag in my wedding colors that I can use over and over. I'll have the rings in my bag. Purses and shoes are my thing.
    Other than that we're having a pretty traditional party.
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  • RaeAnne
    Just Said Yes August 2021
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    Lots of unique things at our wedding.... most notably, it is largely virtual since my fiancé’s family mostly lives in Peru (even his parents aren’t going to able to make it). The zoom wedding will include wedding favors that were mailed with the invitations, a video with each of our parents addressing the other’s family and the happy couple (us!), a time where we will come and address the virtual attendees right after the ceremony, a photo-op for a selfie with the bride and groom with their computer screen in the background, virtual guestbook, etc. We have about 35 guests that will be live at the wedding with lots of unique aspects as well, but definitely pouring a lot of effort into helping the virtual guests feel included.
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  • Jennifer
    Just Said Yes February 2022
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    I’m doing all of the decor myself mostly lots of wrought iron and candles. We’re having both ceremony & reception in a historic mansion. It’s a romantic gothic/Victorian vintage style wedding. All the guests get to take home the decor as favors as it’s only close friends and family. This menu is very vegetable oriented and mostly harvest style items since our wedding Is 11/13/21. Everyone is requested to wear formal black attire and the invitations are laser cut coffins. My cousin who lives in Australia and can’t make it due to Covid restrictions is a gemologist and is designing our wedding rings. We have a Romania gypsy couple doing our ceremony music and a dj playing dark wave later…..everything is custom.Unique wedding things 2

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  • Maddie
    Devoted February 2022
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    An idea I've floated around to my FH, is having a big soccer ball as our guest book surrounded by photos of us at different soccer games. I also like the idea of having little test tubes with the ingredients for hot cocoa and marshmallows in it as the party favors that I saw on Pinterest.

    Also I haven't run this by FH yet, but I was thinking of walking into the reception to "Come Together" covered by Gary Clark Jr. because the intro just sounds super hard core Smiley tongue

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  • Dayna
    Expert September 2021
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    WOW. This sounds super unique and cool. I hope you post pics after, I'd love to see them!

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