There are few things more personal in life than your wedding day, so therefore it’s only right that you add some of the best personal touches to the planning process. In particular, you can have fun with this when it comes to planning out the reception of the wedding. There are so many little ways in which you can add your own personal stamp to proceedings.
It’s time to think about some of the ways in which you can make your wedding feel more specific to you and your partner. You don’t want your guests to feel like they’re attending just another generic wedding that’s more or less the same as every other wedding they’ve attended over the last few years. That would represent a complete failure of the reception party. So we’ve got some personal touch ideas for you to consider.
Make Personalized Signs at the Venue
Personalized signs can be used in various ways. For a start, you could create little name placeholders at the tables so that everyone knows where they’re expected to sit. You could even add a little message under the name that’s specific to that person. It’s a nice personal touch that makes everyone feel like they’ve been recognized and acknowledged.
Create Your Own Table Centrepieces
Each table at the reception should have its own little centrepiece in the middle of the table. When people enter the room and take their seats, they will notice these little details, and it’ll be one of the things that complete the overall approach to decor in the space. If you want these details to feel personal and specific to you, you should create them with your own two hands. They will usually revolve around flowers, but you can get creative with the base of the centrepiece.
Play an Active Role in Deciding the Menu
It’s very easy to outsource tasks like these to other people, but that won’t leave you with the kind of personal touch you want your wedding reception to have. So, why not think about what kind of food sums up you and your partner, while also making sure it will appeal to your guests on the day? By playing an active role in this decision-making process, you will make it feel more personal.
Make Your Dress Bespoke
Your dress will probably be on you for the duration of the wedding day, so this will play a part in the reception too. If you want it to feel perfectly suited to you, your body shape and your general approach to fashion and style, you should go with a bespoke solution. These are always more personal than the off the shelf options most people go for.
Hang Photos That Track the History of Your Relationship
Photos are perfect things to add to the walls of your reception area because they can tell a story. The most important story to tell on this day is the story of your relationship with your partner, which is now culminating in your two getting married and starting a whole new story together as a married couple. Dig up all the best photos going back years and have them blown up and hung on the walls for all guests to see.
Create Unique Candy Wrappers
If you didn’t know already, you can actually design your very own personalized candy bar wrappers now, and they’re a lot of fun. It’s a nice way to play around with a personal touch that’ll make people smile. And it has the added bonus of being something that people have probably never seen before at a wedding, so you’ll have the chance to impress a lot of people which has to be a good thing.
Prepare Meaningful Speeches
When you get up and talk about your partner and thank all the people for turning up, you should try to speak openly from the heart. It’s one of those things that not everyone does nowadays because they choose to get a stock speech off the internet but that’s not personal and it never can be. So prepare speeches that you really feel and that are meaningful to you. It’s not always easy, but you should try.
Your wedding is yours and your partner’s; that’s why you should try to make the occasion specific to you. These personal touches will all help to make your wedding reception stand out from all the others that people have been to in the past, so don’t be afraid to put your own stamp on proceedings.