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50 Unique Wedding Ideas

A person’s wedding is said to be the most crucial event in his or her life. Therefore, it needs to be unique and memorable. If you don’t want your wedding to be like everyone else’s then employs one or several of the 50 unique wedding ideas below to make your special day truly one-of-a-kind.

Wedding Ideas Number 1 – The best of both worlds

Wedding Ideas Number 1 -  The best of both worlds

Photographer: Aaron Burden | Source: Unsplash

 Can’t decide between an indoor and an outdoor wedding? Then have both. Let the outdoors in by laying grass on top of the floor of an indoor venue.

Wedding Ideas Number 2 – Bring the indoors out

Wedding Ideas Number 2 -  Bring the indoors outPhotographer: Ben Rosett | Source: Unsplash

You can also bring the indoors out by moving indoor furniture including the carpet outside. By doing so, your wedding will have a surreal feel to it.

Wedding Ideas Number 3 – Crafty wedding

Wedding Ideas Number 3 -  Crafty weddingPhotographer: Kelly Sikkema | Source: Unsplash

If you are a great crocheter, then you can make your wedding more personal and show your artistic side at the same time by using your creations as the backdrop for the ceremony or reception.

Wedding Ideas Number 4 – Serenading groom

Wedding Ideas Number 4 -  Serenading groomPhotographer: Greg Ortega | Source: Unsplash

We’ve seen brides sing as they walk down the aisle. Isn’t it high time for grooms to showcase their musical talents as well? The groom can serenade the bride as she walks towards the altar.

Wedding Ideas Number 5 – Have a fruity bouquet

Wedding Ideas Number 5 -  Have a fruity bouquetPhotographer: Dose Juice | Source: Unsplash

When it comes to bouquets, you should not limit yourself to flowers. Why not have a bouquet made with fruits.

Wedding Ideas Number 6 – Serve beer instead of wine

Wedding Ideas Number 6 -  Serve beer instead of winePhotographer: rawpixel | Source: Unsplash

If you are a big fan of beer, then you can serve craft beer on your wedding instead of wine or cocktails.

Wedding Ideas Number 7 – Have a picnic

Wedding Ideas Number 7 -  Have a picnicPhotographer: Lucie Capkova | Source: Unsplash

Who says weddings should always be formal? If you really want your guests to feel comfortable, then just have a picnic for your reception instead of a sit-down lunch.

Wedding Ideas Number 8 – Ditch the guest book

Wedding Ideas Number 8 - Ditch the guest bookPhotographer: Rubén Bagüés | Source: Unsplash

Instead of using a traditional guest book, you can have your guests write their wishes on locks that they can then attach to a gate just like the one on Pont des Arts in Paris.

Wedding Ideas Number 9 – A crest instead of a monogram

Wedding Ideas Number 9 - A crest instead of a monogram
Photographer: Artsy Vibes | Source: Unsplash

It is traditional for couples to create a custom monogram for their wedding. You can go to the next level by creating a crest that would represent your personalities as well as your hopes and dreams.

Wedding Ideas Number 10 – A modern invitation

Wedding Ideas Number 10 - A modern invitation
Photographer: Helena Hertz | Source: Unsplash

When it comes to your invitation, you don’t need to stick to the traditional card and envelope. You can send an e-vite for a paperless invitation, or you can use materials such as a leaf or cloth to make your invitation greener.

Wedding Ideas Number 11 – Food as favours

Wedding Ideas Number 11 - Food as favours
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Nobody needs another useless ceramic figure. If you want to give a favour that your guests will surely appreciate, you can never go wrong with the food.

Wedding Ideas Number 12 – Tell your story

You can incorporate your love story in your wedding ceremony and reception by adding details that are meaningful to your life as a couple.

Wedding Ideas Number 12 - Tell your story
Photographer: Arthur Miranda | Source: Unsplash

Wedding Ideas Number 13 – Trivia game

Speeches are great. But a trivia game is even better. The best man and maid of honour can serve as emcee and ask the questions. Guests can either answer as teams or as individuals.

Wedding Ideas Number 14 – Bring your pets

Wedding Ideas Number 14 - Bring your pets
Photographer: Jametlene Reskp | Source: Unsplash

If both you and your fiancé are pet lovers, then you can include your furry friends in your wedding. Don’t forget to dress them up to match the theme.

Wedding Ideas Number 15 – Hire an artist

Wedding Ideas Number 15 - Hire an artist
Photographer: Tim Arterbury | Source: Unsplash

Instead of having a photo booth, why not hire an artist who can sketch or paint your guests. The artworks can serve as your wedding favours.

Wedding Ideas Number 16 – Use real photos to tell your story

Wedding Ideas Number 16 - Use real photos to tell your storyPhotographer: Julius Drost | Source: Unsplash

Instead of showing a video of your story, you can print a series of photos that tell your love story and then display them where guests can easily see them.

Wedding Ideas Number 17 – Replace the bridal car

Wedding Ideas Number 17 - Replace the bridal carPhotographer: Nathan Dumlao | Source: Unsplash

Instead of a bridal car why not have a motorcycle instead? Or you can use a bike if you want to be friendly to the environment.

Wedding Ideas Number 18 – How about a bridal boat?

Wedding Ideas Number 18 - How about a bridal boat?
Photographer: Shaah Shahidh | Source: Unsplash

If you’re having a beach wedding, then you can have a bridal boat instead of a bridal car.

Wedding Ideas Number 19 – Hate dancing?

Wedding Ideas Number 19 - Hate dancing?
Photographer: Drew Graham | Source: Unsplash

If you are not a fan of dancing, then you can play a game instead of having the traditional first dance.

Wedding Ideas Number 20 – Local treats

If your plans involve a destination wedding, then give your guests goodies bags filled with local treats so they can have a better appreciation of the place.

Wedding Ideas Number 21 – Honour a successful couple

Instead of throwing the bride’s bouquet to single women, give them instead to a successful couple and then ask the couple to share some words of wisdom.

Wedding Ideas Number 22 – Custom labels for wines

Wedding Ideas Number 22 - Custom labels for wines
Photographer: Scott Warman | Source: Unsplash

To really make your wedding personal, you can create custom labels for the wines that will be served at the reception.

Wedding Ideas Number 23 – Chairs are boring

Wedding Ideas Number 23 - Chairs are boring
Photographer: Kelsey Chance | Source: Unsplash

Instead of chairs, you can be creative with seating ideas. If you have an outdoor wedding, then you can use tree stumps, logs or wooden benches (watch out for those splinters!).

Wedding Ideas Number 24 – 360-degree view

Wedding Ideas Number 24 - 360-degree view
Photographer: Yangfan Gan | Source: Unsplash

If you really want to be the centre of attention on your wedding day, then you can circularly arrange the chairs with you and your partner in the middle.

Wedding Ideas Number 25 – Serve meaningful dishes

Instead of hiring a caterer why not have your mom or a favourite aunt supervise the preparation of dishes, so you can serve food that has meaning to you and your partner.

Wedding Ideas Number 26 – Hangover kit

Wedding Ideas Number 26 - Hangover kit
Photographer: Thư Anh | Source: Unsplash

Show your guests their value to you by giving them hangover kits that they can use the morning after.

Wedding Ideas Number 27 – Play area for kids

Wedding Ideas Number 27 - Play area for kids
Photographer: Robert Collins | Source: Unsplash

If you are expecting lots of kids at your wedding, then you can keep them occupied by creating a play area where they can spend their time.

Wedding Ideas Number 28 – Donate to charity

Wedding Ideas Number 28 - Donate to charity
Photographer: rawpixel | Source: Unsplash

You can make your wedding more meaningful by donating leftover food to charity. Instead of favours, you can also make charitable donations on behalf of your guests.

Wedding Ideas Number 29 – Karaoke

Wedding Ideas Number 29 - Karaoke
Photographer: Gabriel Bassino | Source: Unsplash

Instead of hiring a singer or musician you can merely have karaoke and have your guests sing the night away. Of course, the bride and groom get to sing first.

Wedding Ideas Number 30 – Favourite songs

Have your guests write down their favourite songs and then play those songs during the reception. Everyone will surely have a great time dancing and singing.

Wedding Ideas Number 31 – Family tree

Wedding Ideas Number 31 - Family tree
Photographer: Annie Spratt | Source: Unsplash

Honour your family by having a real family tree complete with pictures. Your family will surely appreciate the gesture.

Wedding Ideas Number 32 – Memorable exit

Wedding Ideas Number 32 - Memorable exit
Photographer: Margarida Sanchez | Source: Unsplash

Have a memorable ceremony exit by hiring a drum and bugle band and have your own little parade. It would sure beat using sparklers and rice throwing anytime.

Wedding Ideas Number 33 – Midnight snack to go

If you are expecting your wedding to finish late, then provide your guests with some to go snack that they can eat at their hotel rooms.

Wedding Ideas Number 34 – Wedding in the age of social media

Wedding Ideas Number 34 - Wedding in the age of social media
Photographer: Christian Wiediger | Source: Unsplash

Use all sorts of social media to share your wedding to friends and family who cannot be physically present at the ceremony or reception.

Wedding Ideas Number 35 – Talent show

Wedding Ideas Number 35 - Talent show
Photographer: Rob Laughter | Source: Unsplash

You can ask some of your friends and family members to provide entertainment by sharing their talents on stage. Make it an American Idol / X-Factor-themed reception by having judges comment on the performances.

Wedding Ideas Number 36 – Video booth

Wedding Ideas Number 36 - Video booth
Photographer: Jakob Owens | Source: Unsplash

Instead of a photo booth why not have a video booth where your guests can record their messages or just goof around in front of the camera.

Wedding Ideas Number 37 – Have a cheesecake

Wedding Ideas Number 37 - Have a cheesecake
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I don’t mean cheesecake but a cheeeeese cake. As in a cake made from cheese. Ideal for those who are crazy about cheese.

Wedding Ideas Number 38 – Provide flip flops

Wedding Ideas Number 38 - Provide flip flops
Photographer: Joan MM | Source: Unsplash

Wearing shoes for hours can kill your feet. Be thoughtful and provide flip flops that your guests can wear. They will thank you for it.

Wedding Ideas Number 39 – Get a unique Instagram hashtag

Wedding Ideas Number 39 - Get a unique Instagram hashtag
Photographer: lalo Hernandez | Source: Unsplash

We are in the age of social media where sites like Facebook and Instagram rule. Make sure that your wedding stays relevant by having a unique hashtag.

Wedding Ideas Number 40 – Remember loved ones

Pay tribute to loved ones especially those who have gone ahead by displaying pictures of them in the reception area.

Wedding Ideas Number 41 – Have a zero-waste wedding

Wedding Ideas Number 41 - Have a zero-waste wedding
Photographer: Hamza Javaid | Source: Unsplash

Make sure that your wedding has a minimal impact on the environment by having a zero-waste wedding. Avoid using single-use cutlery and plates.

Wedding Ideas Number 42 – Nature as a background

Wedding Ideas Number 42 - Nature as a background
Photographer: Kalen Emsley | Source: Unsplash

Are you getting married at the beach or maybe near the mountains? Maximize your outdoor setting by using nature as your background.

Wedding Ideas Number 43 – Mobile bar

Make it really easy for your guests to get their drinks by using a mobile bar. Have several portable bars to make sure that everyone always has a glass in their hands.

Wedding Ideas Number 44 – Embrace the rainy weather

Wedding Ideas Number 44 - Embrace the rainy weather
Photographer: Rodion Kutsaev | Source: Unsplash

If you have an outdoor wedding, then be ready to embrace a sudden downpour by having umbrellas ready. Don’t let the gloomy weather ruin your wedding day.

Wedding Ideas Number 45 – Hollywood treatment

Wedding Ideas Number 45 - Hollywood treatment
Photographer: Martin Jernberg | Source: Unsplash

Always wanted to be a movie star? Then this is your chance. Have a Hollywood themed-wedding. Or you can also recreate scenes from your favourite movies.

Wedding Ideas Number 46 – Make some noise

Wedding Ideas Number 46 - Make some noise
Photographer: Lee Pigott | Source: Unsplash

Give guests some noisemakers such as horns, drums, bugles and instruct them to use the instruments whenever they feel like cheering. Your wedding will be noisy but fun.

Wedding Ideas Number 47 – Polaroid photo booth

Wedding Ideas Number 47 - Polaroid photo booth
Photographer: eniko kis | Source: Unsplash

Instead of using a digital camera you can use a Polaroid camera for instant fun.

Wedding Ideas Number 48 – Give away sunglasses

Wedding Ideas Number 48 - Give away sunglasses
Photographer: Joseph Greve | Source: Unsplash

Getting married outdoors around noon? Don’t let the sun ruin your day. Get everyone sunglasses to make them feel comfortable.

Wedding Ideas Number 49- Beat the heat

Wedding Ideas Number 49- Beat the heat
Photographer: Daniel Hjalmarsson | Source: Unsplash

You can also beat the heat by serving popsicle and ice cream before or after the ceremony.

Wedding Ideas Number 50 – Choreographed dance

Wedding Ideas Number 50 - Choreographed dance
Photographer: Scott Broome | Source: Unsplash

This will require you to practice before the wedding, but a choreographed dance will surely entertain your guests.

Your Wedding Ideas

When it comes to unique wedding ideas, the sky is the limit. You may even have better ideas than the 50 listed above. It’s really all about giving a new twist to an old favourite or making some improvements to traditional practice. But in the end, the important thing is that your wedding should reflect who you are. It should be an expression of a couple’s love for each other and a tribute to all of those who have helped them in their journey. Therefore, to make your wedding truly unique, you must inject it with as much of your own personality as possible!



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