There really are no rules when it comes to designing your wedding ceremony and reception. You'll be sure to hear from just about everyone as to what you should or shouldn't do. Take suggestions with a smile and in stride, but don't be afraid to do things YOUR way and add YOUR touch to make for a unique day with lifelong memories. Here are several ideas to make your day as unique and special as you are!
The Second Line Waltz
Getting married in a park nearby your reception location? Cut loose with a Second Line celebration with music and props and dance your way to the reception. Popular musician options to lead your Second Line include a Dixieland Jazz ensemble or a brass ensemble. Add some decorative boas and hats, and your guests can dance along with you to the reception site. Sure to attract attention and let everyone know you've just tied the knot- don't be surprised at the well-wishers cheering, offering their best wishes and snapping photos (and perhaps even joining in!). It's not every day one witnesses a Second Line celebration and it's guaranteed to make your special day unique and memorable.
Creative Table Arrangements
If you are having a hard time deciding on the table sizes and seating arrangements and want to group eight people together, but your tables only fit six then don’t be scared to use different size tables. Use square and round tables to breakup the feel of the room. The different size tables add to the decor and make it a bit more unique than the typical round tables.
Remember that this wedding is about celebrating your love and inviting your family and friends to see a glimpse of who you are. Don't be afraid to mix tables sizes, linens, centerpieces, etc. Your guests will appreciate the creativity and remember your day all the more for it!
Don't Forget the Boys!
From the flowers to the dresses and styles to the powder room, there's plenty for the ladies to ooh and aah over, so don't forget to include something special for the men.
A cigar bar is the perfect way to do this. Creating a cigar bar doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many sources online that offer mix and match cigars and full box purchases, which make it more affordable for you to add an extra special wedding surprise. Try providing cigars of all shapes and sizes to meet a variety of people.
This is YOUR wedding, so don't be afraid to do things differently. You're allowed! From music selection to table and decor design to pampering your guests with special treats- be bold and add your ideas and touch to help make special memories for everyone.