Your wedding day is about you as a couple so make it extra personal and special with some lovely little details from signs proudly displaying your names or initials to table names in honour of all your favourite places you’ve visited as a couple! Check out 15 of our favourite ways to personalise your wedding below…
1. Start the Day Off with Some Cute Hangers for the Gúnas
Photo by Michelle Prunty Photography
We’re a big fan of all the little touches for the wedding morning prep from cute robes and PJs for you and the girls to hangers for the gúnas. We love the idea of surprising the maids (or bride) with a gorge hanger for their dress with a little note about how much they mean to you – it’s a great gift idea and will mean the world to the bridal party too! If you’re looking to pick up some hangers, pop over to Jazzy Creationz and Akito Avalanche Wedding Hangers.
2. Showcase your personality with some fun socks
Photo by DKPHOTO
For the lads, it’s all in the details and the humble sock is a great way to add some personality. Whether you’re a superhero fan, love your stripes or spots or want to make it known that you’re the groom/groomsman with some wedding socks, this fun little idea is a great photo op and is a nice way to showcase your personal style. Pick up wedding socks from Lantz Weddings.
3. Choose meaningful readings and songs
Photo by Moat Hill Photography
When it comes to your ceremony, your song choices and readings are one of the best and easiest ways to personalise your day. Choose songs you both love or that mean something to you – Walk in to your favourite song, sign the register to a tune that meant something to you and your partner at some stage in your relationship or dance up the aisle to ‘your song’. Be sure to take a look at 20 Beautiful Songs for Your Walk Down the Aisle and 20 Brilliant Songs for Wedding Ceremony Exit for some inspo and if you’re after some beautiful readings, take a peek at these!
4. Include Some Sweet Signage
Photo from Tara & Gearoid’s real wedding by DKPHOTO
We love our signs here in weddingsonline HQ and when they’re personalised – even better! Your wedding day is all about you as a couple so celebrate your love story with some amazing signage personalised with your names, initials or favourite quotes. There are some great Irish companies that specialise in personalised signage including River Lane Memories and Jazzy Creationz – click on the links to check out their portfolios.
5. Personalise Your Number Plates
Photo from Lisa & John’s real wedding by Kathy Silke Photography
Get the celebrations started straight away with some seriously cute number plates! It’s a lovely way to spruce up your getaway car and will make for some fun photos as well.
6. Showcase Your Favourites through Your Menu Choices
Photo by Women in Wedding via weddingsonline UAE
Your menu is another place that can reflect you as a couple. Opt for your favoruite cocktail for the drinks reception or have your most loved dessert on the menu (you could even have both yours and your partner’s favourite dessert as an option and let guests pick their top choice). Another lovely idea is the dessert table if you’ve a sweet tooth or if you love your cheese, why not opt for a wedding cheese cake?
7. Pop Some Photos Around the Venue
Photo from Julie & Sean’s real wedding by Michelle Prunty Photography
One of the best ways to personalise your day is with photos. Use some photos of you guys as kids as table names, pop some pics from your travels together around your venue or have a photo wall in honour of your love story – it’s a lovely way to make the day all about you and guests can see how it all began!
8. And why not make it a Family Affair
Photo from Maeve & Dylan’s real wedding by Tomasz Kornas
And it doesn’t have to be just photos of the two of you! Give a little nod to your parents and grandparents love story with some photos of them on their wedding day. Pop them by the guest book, beside your wedding cake or around the venue mixed in with your own snaps.
9. Opt for Fun Table Names
Photo from Julie & Scott’s real wedding by The Fennells
Table names are one of the best ways to inject a bit of personality in to your wedding! The wedding team at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club recommend using them as opposed to just table numbers: “It is always lovely to personalise your wedding day to suit your individual personalities and ‘naming’ your guests tables always brings a smile to the guests – whether it be places you have visited around the world or your favourite football teams – even use photos on the table names! Here at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club we love to help our wedding couples make their wedding day special and always recommend that they personalise their day to their tastes. We can arrange table names to suit our wedding couples – which is always a great talking point for their guests during the wedding dinner!”
10. Have Your Own Wedding Hashtag
Photo from Kathleen & Gary’s real wedding by The Fennells
If you’re looking for a fun way to get guests involved and give your celebrations its very own name, create a personalised hashtag so guests can tag their photos on the likes of Instagram or Wedpics. It means you get a peek at everyone’s snaps and it’s a cute personal touch to boot.
11. Include Your Initials
Photo by Feather & Stone Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
Your decor is another great way to celebrate your love story and make the day all about you guys. You can pop your names or initials on just about anything from napkins and wine labels to drink stirrers and signs, use your initials as a fun, alternative guest book or give your space the wow factor with some light up letters spelling out your names. Check out some awesome ways to use light up letters here!
12. Go Personal with Your Cake Topper
Photo from Sharon & Tadhg’s real wedding by Eden Photography
We’re all for personalised cake toppers and there are so many cute options for couples looking to bring some added fun to their tiers. You can have everything from peg dolls or a miniature version of you and your partner to cute calligraphy style toppers with your names and the wedding date or even some cheery bunting with your initials!
13. Keep your Favours Close to Your Heart
Photo by Schillings Photography
If you want favours at your Big Day, think about what it is you love and go from there. Coffee fiend? Put some little kits together that guests can take home or if your all time favourite snack is a crisp sambo, have a crisp sandwich station for later in the evening. You could even put together little his ‘n’ her style favours with packages of your absolute favourite treats whether it’s nuts or jellies. Another beautiful idea is to donate to a charity that is close to your heart for example Make-a-Wish Ireland or Self Help Africa.
14. Have a Slideshow of Pics
Photo via Bride Box
A slideshow is another lovely way to display some relationship milestones, photos from travels and adventures and any other snaps that will give guests a bit of an insight in to your relationship (or a laugh)! Baby photos are a must!
15. Share Your Love Story
Photo by Ray & Kelly Photography via Wedding Chicks
If you’re looking for a romantic way to personalise your day, The ‘Love Story’ sign is just perfect! It’s a great way to give guests a bit of a history lesson and share some cute milestones and info with everyone about your journey as a couple.
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.