Unique Ideas to Set Your Wedding Apart

Planning a wedding can be a lot of work. There are so many small, but important details that need to be considered for your big day. As wedding season rolls around, the weddings you’re invited to might feel like the same night, over and over again. One question that probably comes to mind is, “how can I set my wedding apart from all the rest?” Here are a few insider tips to help you make your big day one that everyone will remember:

Let’s be honest, bathroom and buffet table décor are not the first thing that pops in your head when planning for your big day. This little step is such a nice touch to tie every aspect of your wedding together. Even when a guest must slip away from the dance floor to use the bathroom, they’ll be reminded of where they are. 

Guest Book and Selfies 
A guest book is such a nice way to remember your special day and everyone who attended. Why not spice it up with photos to really capture the moment? Consider putting a Polaroid camera beside it and have your guests take a photo to add to the book. Then you can relive the day each time you look back on it. 

Signature Cocktail 
The bar is usually a big component to consider in the planning process. Everyone enjoys a vodka cranberry, but instead of just offering the basics, make the bar a bit more fun by offering a unique signature cocktail. Hire bar staff that can craft a cocktail inspired by you and offer it to your guests upon arrival. Think of your favourite cocktail and add a fun twist to it to help commemorate your special day.

Creative Playlist 
Pull everyone out to the dance floor with some classic good beats before flipping the script on the same old boring playlist. Talk to your DJ before your big day and request specific songs you love to be incorporated. Keep guests on their toes (or rather in their dancing shoes) by giving them the unexpected with new fun and interesting upbeat music. Why not add a salsa inspired song after some Lionel Richie and keep the party going “All Night Long”. 

Save the Dates
“Wait, is their wedding this Saturday or next?” Let’s face it, we are all busy and sometimes even forgetful. Put a new spin on Save the Dates cards by using unconventional materials; coffee mugs, a set of coasters, bottle openers, or a passport holder for destination weddings are just a few fun ideas to keep your wedding unique even before the day. 

To sum it up, our biggest advice is don’t be afraid to shy away from “tradition” with a few easy and fun twists!

Margot Beaupre co-owns Mountain Air Events (MAE) with Jessica Eberts, which provides professional, personalized events in Fernie and the East Kootenays. MAE enjoys planning all types of events including weddings of all sizes and milestone events. maefernie@gmail.com, @maefernie

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