A summer wedding is a dream come true for so many people. Picture it, the warm weather, the perfectly green landscape and sunny skies, all the way down to the summer specific decorations. A summer wedding will leave your guests in awe. You will be more in love than ever. You can make your summer wedding the perfect story of your love with these personal touches.
Write Your Own Vows
There is almost nothing more touching and personal that crafting your own wedding vows. Writing words directly from your heart, making a promise from you to your partner can put even the smallest ceremony over the top.
Photos of Your Relationship
To make your wedding a true reflection of you, let people see you. Use frames that coordinate with your decor. Display photos of the two of you throughout your relationship. This is an inexpensive way to celebrate your journey to your special day and let each side of the family get to know you better.
Centerpieces are a great way to save on money and add a personal touch to your summer wedding. It doesn’t have to be over the top or complicated to pull this decorative scheme together, and the personal touch will really impress your guests. One example, for a “shabby chic” or farmhouse type theme, is to use mason jars with ribbon that match your colors tied around them and some fresh cut flowers or even herbs.
Choose Your Music
Whether you use a DJ, a band, or just play music through speakers, be a part of the music selection process. Most people decide what their first dance song will be, or what the father/daughter dance music will be, but go further than this. Choose music that has been a part of your relationship, songs that remind you of the special times in your life together. You can even expand this idea to include family and friends too.
Special First Dance
Your first dance is a key thing that you can personalize to make memorable. Choreograph a silly dance for your first dance as a married couple. Your guests will be delighted and you will always have something sweet to look back on, and practice on anniversaries. Consider getting the wedding party involved too.
Throughout the ceremony, and especially during the reception celebration, offer a few little activities for your guests to enjoy. Turn these activities into a personalized way to collect memories of this special day. Consider a photo booth, or set up an area with photo props. Guests can use their own cameras and upload to a wedding photo site or Dropbox account that you set up.
Another great way to add personalized flair to your summer wedding is to make your own favors. Sure, the standard bubbles or Jordan almonds are nice, but you can take this one step further and let your guests leave with something that they can always remember you by such as an “I survived T-shirt” or some hand-carved soap or a cup cake just like your wedding cake to enjoy at home.
With just a few personal touches, you can elevate your summer wedding from wedding of the season to wedding of the year. You will leave your guests gushing over every little detail. They will remember your special day for years to come. Not only that, but you will have a perfect day that is personal for the two of you to look back on and cherish for the rest of your lives together.