Wedding Wednesday: Personalize It

I was thinking recently that with the escalating importance of weddings as a magical affair, many touches that used to be considered "personal" are de rigueur at a certain type of wedding, to the point where they are almost a cliche. So my question to all the married girls out there is: "What did you do at your wedding that was truly personal and not seen anywhere else?" - LG

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

with all the wedding magazines, websites, and other swag out there, it is so hard to really embrace any asthetic detail as personally "your own."

Farrell & Lauren said...

It certainly wasn't unique, but my favorite things that we did our wedding weekend were: a welcome bbq at my parents' home on Thursday night and a post-wedding brunch at the reception venue on Sunday morning. The brunch was a great place for us to get to continue to mingle with guests we may have neglected at the actual wedding, and allowed our guests to nurse their hangovers with some great food. My husband would say his "most favorite personal touches" were the UVA ice luge martini bar and the UVA grooms' carrott cake. :)

Susan D. said...

I didn't do this, but a friend did. After they were announced husband & wife, they walked down the aisle and then turned around and came back up. They each took their appropriate aisle & talked to each person and served as the "usher". It was so sweet & everyone loved getting to say hello and it didn't take as much time as a regular line

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I love that idea! - Lauren

Nacho said...

One way to personalize a wedding would be to make sure you include your canine friends. We're certainly unique & it would be a lot of fun sneaking tidbits of food from plates at the reception. :)

Anonymous said...

cookies and milk! for dessert (besides cake), we served warm chocolate chip cookies and cold milk family style. each table got a plate of cookies and a jug of milk. it was my husband's idea--as he put it, "everyone has happy memories of someone special (grandmothers, parents, etc) giving them cookies and milk." it was one of our guests' favorite moments... people still tell us how yummy the cookies were!

Emily said...

Mini-cheeseburgers at the end of the night (sad to say I never ended up getting one...)