A lot of wedding planning is about logistics, checking off lists and working out a budget. At the same time you're aiming to create memories and, often in the process, maybe a few keepsakes.
Here are four places that are worth giving a second look when wedding planning:
- Guestbook: it is so fun to see all the creative ideas out there for guestbooks - consider something you might want to display (photo, art, quilt, a cow skull!) that fits your home and personality.
- Engraving: small personalized details can be added to many symbolic items to commemorate your wedding and be passed down or brought our for special occasions. These can also be symbolic of important people or places in your lives. Some of these include: toasting glasses, cake serving set, wedding rings, inside the wedding dress, the groom's pocket square, on the bottom of your shoes or in the bouquet/boutonniere. For Amanda's wedding she had ring dishes engraved with each set of parents' names and wedding dates for the ring bearers to carry. As a bonus, these items make for sweet photographs.
- Recreating a photo: serious or silly, we think re-creating old family photos is amazing - we actually did one! Staging a wedding photo from your family history could be a fun surprise gift afterwards for the original photo subjects and make for a fun photo series to have in your home.
- Cake topper: maybe this isn't even on your radar and we do love the simple floral trend, but cake toppers can be a quirky place to inject a personal touch. We talked about them a little before here, but you could use an heirloom or create one of your own.
While we love to see personal touches, we also feel it’s worth noting that it doesn’t have to be everywhere on everything. Especially with something like a monogram - a simple and timeless element that adds a personal touch - choose just a few key placements. Ultimately the photos (and video if you decide to) will be the best keepsake so be sure to find someone who you feel comfortable with and you think will capture the day the way you want to remember it.
We love to hear what you did or any of your favorite ideas!