10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out

September 4, 2020 Comment

The last thing anyone wants is a forgettable wedding. Every couple wants their wedding to be unique, as it should be. Rather than simply conforming to the norm, implement these creative wedding ideas to make your big day stand out.

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Unique Wedding Invitations

10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out
10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out                                           Photo from Wonderland Invites

Remember the last time you received a unique wedding invitation and how you got so excited? Grab the attention of your guests by sending unique save-the-date and wedding invitations. Let the contents and design of your wedding invitation make a statement about your big day. It is the first chance you get to show your guests the type of wedding you’re planning. So, if you want your big day to stand out, the first step is to give your wedding invitation card a unique and personalized touch.  Browse Pinterest for inspiration.

Choose A Wedding Theme 

10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out
10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out                                  Photo from Senior Mac Photography

The theme you choose for your wedding day should reflect you and your partner’s personality. Be whimsical, be modern, be minimalistic, be cool, calm and laid-back, go rustic; be whatever you want. Your wedding theme is the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to express yourselves. The wedding season and choice of colors are some of the factors to consider when choosing a wedding theme. If you’ve opted for a rustic wedding, then take your inspiration from nature and nature-inspired elements such as greenery, string lights, mason jars, rustic centerpieces.

Make A Lit Grand Entrance

10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out
10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out                     Photo from MCM London

Why make a normal grand entrance at your wedding reception when you can opt for an extraordinary one, to make your big day stand out? Making a lit grand entrance would not only wow your guests, but also make sure they remember. Some creative entrance ideas include; getting lit by sparklers, dropping from the sky, getting carted by a carriage, a flash mob entrance, a human tunnel. 

This Black British Angolan couple made their way into the wedding reception in style. The bride arrived on a horse, the groom on a boat, and the wedding guests on an old school train. Talk about a modern-day fairytale wedding. We’ve always seen grooms entering on a horse, but a bride making an entry on the horse is quite unconventional.

An Alternative Wedding Dress

10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out
10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out                                        Photo from Vainglorious Brides

One way for a bride to stand out is through her choice of dress. A wedding dress does not have to be white. In fact, there are a lot of stunning alternatives readily available to make your dress the talk of the town. Experiment with colors that suit your skin tone, hair color, and match your wedding theme. This bridal gown has a traditional ball gown shape, but with a beautiful color. To keep the look “bridal,” she kept her hair and makeup classic and selected a simple veil.

A Non-traditional Wedding Bouquet

10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out
10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out                    Photo from Pinterest

Who says you have to stick to just the classic florals bouquets? Opting for a non-traditional bouquet can help make your wedding memorable. There are so many ideas out there if you want something other than a floral bouquet. Go for a bouquet made from buttons, paper, seashells, fabric, brooches, beads, dried flowers, or even feathers. The opportunities really are endless. It’s also great for themed weddings. For example, a seashell bridal bouquet corresponds to a beach themed wedding. 

A Statement Wedding Cake 

10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out
10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out             Photo from Pinterest

Let your cake make a statement. This list would not be complete without adding a statement wedding cake. Your wedding cake is the centerpiece of the reception. The great thing about choosing a statement wedding cake is that unlike a traditional white cake, you can customize it to match your wedding decor theme. Nothing beats a cake that tastes good and looks good. Talk about satisfying more than one of your senses. Another option is to have a stack of pastries of assorted flavors that guests can choose from. We’ve seen everything from a profiterole and popcorn cake to a table decked out in donuts to a mountain of individually decorated cupcakes.  If you can’t imagine having a wedding without a traditional cake, then make it stand out through the decoration. A floating tier wedding cake isn’t a bad idea.

Make The First Dance A Moment

10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out
10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out     Photo from Les Eventas Wedding Planner

Your first dance will be a major highlight of your wedding. Why not make it unique and super memorable by adding an extra special touch to it. Add special effects such as; dancing on clouds, snowfall effects, automated lighting, confetti blasts, or dropping fresh flower petals.

Wedding Photo Booth

10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out
10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out

One way to make your big day stand out is through entertainment. Choose what will best suit your wedding theme and reception. A great idea is a wedding photo booth or a 360° video booth, you can’t go wrong with them. Photos and video booths capture the fun and goofy wedding reception photos plus it’s a way to get everyone up and moving at your wedding. Be sure to send your guests a copy of their photo in your thank-you note.

Incorporate Cultural Traditions

10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out
10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out                        Photo from Les Eventas Wedding Planner

Still on entertainment, what better way to entertain your guests than showcasing your culture. Adding cultural traditions will surely make your wedding stand out. Incorporating cultural traditions to your wedding showcases who you are, both as an individual and as a couple. 

Make A Lit Grand Exit

10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out
10 Creative Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out                                        Photo from Pinterest

You made a memorable grand entrance, and you should finish it off with a memorable grand exit. The last impression is a lasting impression, so come up with a wedding exit that’ll wow your guests. Use of colored smoke bombs, fireworks, glow sticks, confetti, sprinkles, the options are endless. For a vintage themed wedding, make your grand exit from the reception in a vintage motorbike/car or a horse-drawn carriage.

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