With church bells ringing all around us at this time of year, we've been dreaming of the perfect wedding here at Print My Smile. As cliched as it is to say, a wedding has to be one of the most important, memorable and magical days in life, and the latest trend in wedding planning has us buzzing with inspiration on how you can make your day as unique as you are as a couple!
More and more couples are throwing out tradition and are making their day more personal for everyone involved by doing it their way. Here’s a run-down of the top tips we’ve found about how to make your day like no other.
In the immortal words of Kirstie and Phil, it’s all about location, location, location! Whether you choose your back garden or the grandest castle in the land, finding a venue that suits your style and taste (and your budget, of course!) is key to making the day the best. Even a dusty old barn can be transformed into the most beautiful setting with the right accessories, a flash of bunting and some twinkling fairy lights!
We love some of the fun and unconventional places couples are choosing for their big day. Would any of these be on your venue list?
- A roller-coaster of a day at your favourite theme park. Check out these theme parks you can hire for a day you'll never forget! https://www.venueseeker.com/theme-parks-you-can-hire/
- A beautiful, unique tree house in the woods! For nature loving couples, what better way to bring the outside in than a treehouse wedding? We're crushing on this woodland venue: https://www.alnwickgarden.com/weddings-conferences/treehouse-weddings/
- A wedding like no other at the Zoo, with a few hundred four-legged wedding guests! Would this be your cup of tea? http://www.chesterzoo.org/
- Your favourite beach (although if it’s in the UK, you might need to bring along some creative weather proofing accessories!) https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/beautiful-and-hidden-uk-beaches
- A film lovers wedding in a cinema. Take an interval to check out this little gem. http://littleweddings.co.uk/#littleweddings
- Feel on top of the world with stunning views of the Capital in the London Eye. https://www.londoneye.com/private-capsules/weddings/
If you’re pushing the boat out (we didn’t even mention river boat weddings!), you can find something that’s perfect for you, and will be a treasured memory of a lifetime for your guests. If you want something no-one else could ever choose, simply get creative and ask around (do make sure you check any local council requirements before you go to too much expense though – you don’t want any last minute hiccups!). One of the most fun weddings I ever attended was in a local farmer’s field, and the most memorable was probably the one in my old school building that bought back amazing memories for a lot of the guests! Have fun, be creative and make it yours.
You can make any venue uniquely yours with some beautiful personalised accessories too. How about lining a wall with framed posters of your journey as a couple together, or dotting photobooks around the venue showing photos of adventures with your partner and your wedding guests for everyone to enjoy. It will be a great ice-breaker and a fun way for your guests to spend some time while you’re getting the all-important wedding photos taken.
Keep a little back from your guests and share some intimate moments on the day that are just for the two of you. This might be a little love note scribbled on a napkin or a stolen minute for your first married selfie. A super cute way of keeping a little sentiment just between you and your partner is through the rings. Why not get the inside of your wedding rings personalised with each other’s initials, the date, or a word or two from your favourite song? This will create a physical memory of your special day that can be taken anywhere with you and help reminisce the great time you had on your wedding day.
Making your guests a real feature to your wedding means it will be unforgettable for everyone involved! And what better way to get everyone involved than asking for input on your reception playlist? In today’s uberized world, lots of couples now have wedding websites set up to manage their RSVPs and to give extra info for the wedding. Most we’ve seen include an option to ask guests for recommendations on their favourite floor fillers, so get your guests involved to make sure you really get the party started on the night!
If you want everyone dancing the night away, it’s a fab idea to make sure those guests who chose their best 7 inch heals for the occasion can stick it out all night by providing a basket of flip flops or slippers for guests to switch into. You can pick some gorgeous, wedding inspired footwear up for a pound or two at your local Primark, but the value to your guests will be priceless!
Before we hang up our dancing shoes, we have one last suggestion for how to make it the most memorable night: a legendary dance off! Get the DJ to call the shots, drag your craziest friends and family onto the floor, and pitch father against son, bride’s family against groom’s to win the ultimate accolade of dance-off champions! Get the video cameras at the ready…
Getting creative with your favours is a great way of creating a lasting memory of your wedding day for all. We’ve got some awesome wedding favour ideas that we’ll give you permission to steal for your big day 😉.
A personalised thank you chocolate card could be the icing on the proverbial cake for your guests. With our personalised chocolate boxes you can add an image of you and your partner or the wedding venue, along with a personal message from the pair of you. Not only do your guests get a lovely chocolatey treat, they also have a keepsake card to treasure for years to come!
Or perhaps you would like your guests to be reminded of your wedding day every time they have a cuppa… with a personalised mug. These could also make lovely (and useful!) thank you gifts that will remind your guests of the best day ever, every time they pop the kettle on.
One of our wonderful customers was kind enough to share photos of their magical day and how they used our personalised chocolate cards to make the day even more memorable. From all accounts, the cards were a great ice-breaker for the guests and had the tables buzzing (which might been helped by the delicious chocolate high)! See for yourself how they made their stunning venue a touch more unique to them.
We’ve got a selection of personalised wedding designs to make your day extra special, from posters that you can feature around the venue, to mugs that will make a truly unique wedding favour for the guests. Or take a leaf out of our customer's book and choose a chocolate card or truffle boxes to sweeten the day even more!
Choose from our selection of designs to find one that suits your style and wedding theme. If you can't find exactly what you need, get in touch and we can work with you on it. We also offer bulk discounts and can tailor what you need to your wedding. We’re adding more to the range soon too so look out for our memory books… Take a peek at our wedding range now!
P.S We’d love to see how our personalised wedding products made your day more unique, so don’t forget to share a picture and tag us on social!