**Heather is one of my lovely 2012 brides! Her and Nick her new husband had one of the most unique and personalized weddings I’ve ever photographed! That’s why I had to ask her to share with you on Wedding Tip Tuesday!! Thanks so much Heather for sharing your awesomeness with the blogosphere!**
My favorite weddings are the ones where you get a feel of the personalities of the bride and groom. With all wedding hype it can sometimes be hard to stay true to yourselves when planning the big day. Every bride has a vision of what they want their special day to be, but don’t be afraid to incorporate things that really show who you are. Whether it’s your hobbies, interests, sentimental objects, or anything that really expresses your relationship.
Speaking from experience, I know how hard it can to make the decision to include such things in your wedding. I was a very hesitant and unsure of my “vision” until about 8 months before the date we had chosen. I had started off with an entirely different idea, and ultimately scrapped it when it felt too generic. Once things felt generic for me I knew I had to really rethink our plans, because we were just too quirky for that.
Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with generic or traditional. Your big day should be all about you and celebrating your love exactly how you want it! Every couple should do what makes them feel most comfortable and happy. However, don’t let being traditional discourage you from including little pieces of yourselves in the wedding. These things can range from just a groom’s cake, adding something to the centerpieces, dedicating a section for your “you stuff”, or even having a full fledge wedding theme based on your personalities.
The only other thing to consider when adding these personal touches is your partner. More times than not, bride’s get caught up in their vision and forget about the groom! Unless you’ve got an extremely vocal groom like mine… (He made sure he got to help pick out colors, centerpieces, décor, etc.) Not all grooms are like that though, and although it may be the bride’s big day it is the groom’s as well. Even if your groom prefers you take the wheel on the wedding, it is always so sweet when the bride surprises the groom with including his interests as well!
We, personally, chose to go all out with adding our quirkiness and it is one of the best decisions we could have made regarding our wedding. We chose to incorporate our love for LEGO and Star Wars in what would otherwise be a “laid back” rustic theme. We even wore Chuck Taylors, because I’m simply not a high heel kind of gal. Our day stayed true to who we were completely, and I can’t imagine it being any other way.
Surrounding yourselves with things that reflect your personalities can really make your wedding day more fun, unique, and most importantly special to you. No matter how goofy or traditional your interests may be, adding those touches to your big day can really make it more memorable for you and your guests as well. I can’t express enough how personal it truly makes your wedding day.