Five Ways to Make Your Wedding Unique (Plus Five More Essential Wedding Planning Articles)

The summer months are rolling right along, and we have been fortunate to host a wide range of stunning weddings over the course of 2019. One thing that each and every one of our weddings has in common is that they are all unique in their own ways.

Some weddings are unique because of the people involved. Other weddings make the hall their own by going the extra mile with decorations. And some weddings choose to get creative with the menu.

No matter what type of wedding you are planning, we can help make it unique to you, and that’s what each of the first five articles we found this week focused on. Let’s get right into it.

Get Married in Gorgeous Venice

The first unique wedding article we stumbled onto this week was an inspiration from Hey Wedding Lady that featured a gorgeous wedding in Venice, Italy.

As fantastic as a destination wedding in Venice probably sounds, the type of budget it would require just isn’t in the cards for most of our brides…but that doesn’t mean that we can’t bring a little bit of Venice to Beaver County.

All it would take is a gondola decorating the lobby and some costumes for the catering staff and we would be pretty close to replicating this one.

The Black Lace Wedding Dress

Another way to make your special day unique would be to break from the traditional white dress in favor of something a little darker. Want That Wedding recently featured this gothic wedding inspiration with a stunning bride in a black lace dress.

Add in a healthy dose of red roses and candles and this wedding look was truly one-of-a-kind, but you could totally do something similar by just getting away from the traditional color palettes.

Relax, It’s a Boho Wedding

“When you think of boho, you think of relaxed, laid back vibes, and that is everything this inspiration shoot at Wildnerness Weddings venue in Kent encompasses. Making this extra special is the Rue De Seine boho wedding dress, amazing dried flower displays, a grazing table under a naked tipi and a general feeling of happiness. Jo Bradbury captures the light so beautifully you’ll be forgiven for thinking we’ve whisked you off abroad, so sit back Margarita in hand and enjoy.”

This fun wedding featured on Rock My Wedding pulled together all of the elements of a boho look in a unique way that looked amazing. And those dried flower displays were awesome!

Marriage is a Marathon

Offbeat Bride posted an article this week highlighting a couple that planned for their ceremony to start right after they finished running the Boston marathon together. No showering or anything. Just straight from the finish line to the altar.

If this is a unique idea that gets your heart running, you’ll want to make a note that the 2020 Pittsburgh Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, May 3.

Don’t Forget About Unique Rehearsal Dinners

If you are the type of couple that wants something traditional while also being fun and unique, one option that lets you have your cake and eat it to would be to get wild with your rehearsal dinner theme and then stick to the basics on your wedding day.

This article from WeddingBee breaks down a number of exciting themes to create a rehearsal dinner that your guests will be talking about for years to come.

Trendy Wedding Cakes

While making your wedding unique is important to some couples, others are interested in checking out the most popular trends of the moment for each aspect of their big day.

This article from Rustic Wedding Chic breaks down some of the hottest trends in wedding cakes this year along with some outstanding pictures of each type of cake.

Speaking of Trendy, Let’s Talk About Candy

“This adorable vintage trolley is a self-serve mobile candy shop Lisa restored and designed as a nod to a whimsical era when candy was a special treat to savor with friends and fam. Needless to say it would be a total delight to surprise guests with at your wedding!

Candy tables are huge right now, and 100 Layer Cake published this piece highlighting an old-time trolley that has been completely remade into a candy store on wheels.

You might not be able to book something this extravagant for your wedding, but you could certainly use it as inspiration to come up with your own version.

How Do You Pay for All of This?

Having an endless stream of ideas to inspire your planning is the first step, but it’s also the easy part. Figuring out how you are going to pay for everything you want is the much harder part that comes next.

Green Wedding Shoes dropped some knowledge bombs this week when they covered 10 Sneaky Ways to Cut Your Wedding Budget.

With ideas like getting away from Saturdays, sourcing your own flowers, and letting bridesmaids wear different dresses, you might just be able to afford some of those fancy upgrades you’re looking at.

Don’t Cut Your Engagement Photos

After reading all of those great ways to keep your budget tight, you might be tempted to skip out on taking engagement photos. But according to this article from our friends at WeddingWire, that would be a huge mistake.

“Engagement photos are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture the sense of joy and excitement before marrying the one you love. But perhaps more importantly, they’re an opportunity to get to know your photographer and to loosen up in front of the camera before the big day comes around. Of course, budgeting for an engagement session can feel like just another wedding expense, but it’s an investment you truly won’t regret.”

Get the Most Out of Your Wedding Photos

With all of the effort that you put into planning each and every detail for your wedding, it only makes sense that you are going to want to get the most out of the photos from your big day.

This article from WeddingBee highlights all kinds of creative ways to display those beautiful photos so that you can always remember your perfect wedding.

No matter where you are at in your planning process, we know that every single detail matters. That’s why we take the time to publish our ten favorite wedding planning articles every week. Make sure that you subscribe to our email list so that you don’t miss out on the best advice the web has to offer each week.