11 Unique Ways to Customize Your Wedding
A key to making any wedding seem special is to make it feel custom, and wedding planning wouldn't be as exciting if personality wasn't infused into the decision making. Different couples have different tastes, hobbies, and interests, and no two marriages are alike. So why shouldn't weddings be as unique as the couples they celebrate?
With personalized wedding hashtags and customized cocktails becoming increasingly popular, it's even more important that couples find new ways to differentiate their big day. Not sure where to start? Carats & Cake founder and CEO Jess Levin Conroy spoke with industry insiders to find distinct ways to make your day truly one of a kind.
Fall in Puppy Love
"Our four-legged friends are part of the family. We love seeing them captured as a part of stationery like save-the-dates, invitations, menus, escort cards, and other signage."—Erica Taylor Haskins, Partner, Tinsel & Twine
The Details: Stationery by Katie Fischer Design
Tell a Story
"Lounge furniture is one of our top 'must have' requests at any event. Whether it's a set of outdoor or indoor soft seating, you can easily personalize that space with monogrammed throw pillows. Most embroiderers can digitize your custom wedding monogram, and the added bonus is you now have something personal for your new home as well!"—Keely Thorne, Owner, Keely Thorne Events
The Details: Custom monogram by Papellerie
Make Your Menu Meaningful
"Your menu is a great way to customize your wedding, but it has to make sense with your personality. Think about what you like to have on date nights or what type of restaurants you like to go to. If you are a laid-back person, don't feel like you have to have a stuffy menu or seated dinner."—Sara Fay Egan, Partner, Jackson Durham Events
Bring the Destination to Your Wedding
Brand Your Love
"We love to design a logo that speaks to the couple and their unique personalities. We then utilize their wedding logo anywhere and everywhere, from the invitation to the day-of décor, there's no limits!"—Mikki Gardner, Owner, Mood Events
Raise the Bar
Elevate with Small Details
"Go beyond the more obvious elements such as floral and table décor and opt for innovative personal elements, such as custom stir sticks for your signature cocktail or a laser-cut sign floating in your pool or a custom design on your dance floor. Any element can be made grand, and every space can be transformed."—Emily Clarke, Owner & Creative Director, Emily Clarke Events
Remember to Be Playful
Head Straight to the Top
"Have a little fun with your traditional wedding cake with a custom cake topper! Though they were coming together in holy matrimony, Amy and Jon will always be rivals when it comes to their allegiance as baseball fans."—Beth Bernstein, Owner & Creative Director, SQN Events
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