Continuing to work with couples long after my I Dos have been said, it’s easy to get this feeling of, “Ah, damn! I wish I had done something like that!” From impossibly cute to just downright creative, I’m constantly amazed by how inventive and fun the couples I get to work with through Little Wedding Extras can be. Now that we’ve put away three weddings in the past month, I’ve got to share some of the great things that we made happen … but only because there was an amazing couple with the ideas to get it started.
Your Exit Isn’t Limited to Bubbles or Streamers!
Real talk: most venues won’t let you toss anything anymore, and as pretty as sparklers are, most cities have dropped a big ol’ no on them. One musical couple picked up a bunch of mini tambourines so the guests could shake and cheer while they made their big exit. To top it off, they had a trumpet and trombone player follow them out! I was also a huge fan of the wording they chose for the sign letting people know to grab one — “Thanks for shakin’ it with us!”
Centerpieces Don’t Have to be Flowers.
These little Jurassic warriors made awesome decorations for the outdoor reception in late June. Since they were easily portable, guests took them home and got to enjoy them after the wedding.
They Don’t Need to be in Traditional Vases if They Are.
Each guest table at Katie and Jordan’s wedding featured a different style centerpiece made from succulents, herbs or greenery. These mini wine glass terrariums were a hit with guests when it was time to take a piece of the decor home!
You Don’t Need a Theme and it’s Fine to Mix it Up!
Ryan and Rosie had an “Up” themed poster for guests to sign and used the sweet handprint mailbox to collect cards, but the rest of their decor was simple, fun and totally separate from the theme. Adding an element you love here and there without using it to style your entire wedding is always OK! Have fun and let your creativity be your guide!
Religious or Cultural Elements Can Always be Beautiful.
For Katy and David, a chuppah was an absolute must for their traditional Jewish ceremony. Religiously, it simply needs to be four poles and a canopy (although many couples use specific religious elements to create the symbol of their future home), so we went all out in designing a gorgeous birch and organza canopy with floral accents that complemented her bouquet and other arrangements.
Weddings are all about you as a couple. If it isn’t perfectly uniform and matchy-matchy, it’s still a wedding! Let the things you love in your life and your relationship play a part in the day, and don’t be afraid to let your personality shine, because there is no right and wrong when it comes to celebrating the day they way you want!