Weddings usually follow a particular trend. The odds are high that if you’ve been to one wedding, you might see the same or pretty similar things at the next one you’re attending. This goes even for supermodel weddings we’ve previously written about. 

A typical wedding venue is generic and usually predictable. Naturally, you want yours to stand out, be unique and memorable – truly special to you and your partner.

Here are six ways you can make your special day and your wedding venue remarkable and unforgettable, both for you and your guests.

Choose a Unique Venue

A typical wedding will usually be held in a hotel or a church. If you want to make it more unique, you might want to consider a different setting. 

A unique wedding venue will catch the attention of your guests and leave them breathless. Start thinking outside the box, or consider favorite destinations that’ll perfectly represent you and your partner.

Some places are just perfect for creating incredible memories. The Waterlilly Gardens, with its enchanting gardens, serene lakes, and lush native forest by Hamilton Wedding Venues, will inspire both you and your guests and captivate your imagination. 

Art galleries, vineyards, lighthouses, forests, playgrounds and parks, ski lodges, and amusement parks – no destination is off the limits when it comes to planning your perfect day.

Prepare Interesting and Cool Food

Another way to make your wedding venue stand out is by choosing food that’s not traditional

Again, think along the lines of what best represents you and your partner, but without forgetting the needs of your guests—serving KFC wings and fries along with tempura and sushi may be a perfect solution if that’s what you and your guests would appreciate. 

Offering a wide variety of desserts for your guests to try will amaze them, and they will be talking about it weeks after the event.

You can also add a popcorn stand or a candy corner at your reception to make your wedding venue fun, playful, and unforgettable.

Have An “In Loving Memory” Section

At weddings, people tend to get nostalgic and reminisce. Your family member guests will be happy to see the old photos, especially from the weddings, of the loved ones that are not here with them anymore.

You can design a special dedicated place at your wedding venue where you can display these photos and other memorabilia. Treat these artifacts with all the love and respect they deserve—this way, you will send a message that true love is never forgotten.

Send Your Guests Home With a Favor They’ll Remember

Forget about the usual wedding gifts, such as souvenirs or plates, and opt for wedding favors that’ll either be useful or make your guests happy. 

A care package with the things you love – chocolates, perfume or glasses, or a chopping board with your guest’s name, are just some of the examples. 

Or you can display various gift packages and memorabilia and let your guests decide what they want to take home.

Use Fresh Flowers

Centerpiece arrangements can be beautiful, but there’s just something special about the look and smell of fresh flowers at the wedding, at every table. Even with a limited budget, you can still find some affordable options.

You can also consider giving those flowers away as parting gifts. Indeed some of your guests will love having a fresh bouquet of arranged flowers as a gift from your wedding. 

Surprise Your Guests

Every wedding ceremony is pretty much the same. Why not do something to surprise your guests? Use your creativity and do something innovative to make your wedding day truly unforgettable. 

Here are some ideas that you can consider:

  • Add games, such as Photo Scavenger Hunt.
  • Have a Photo Booth.
  • Add a secret-themed tent for your guests. Palm reading? Why not!
  • Make a fire pit for your guests to make s’mores.
  • Hire a special guest to perform.
  • Perform during your reception by singing or dancing.
  • Prepare a short video so your guests can learn more about you and your partner.
  • Have a DIY Cocktail Bar.

There are a lot of different ways that you can make your wedding venue stand out. Using the ideas above, you’ll be able to personalize your wedding and make it unique and truly unforgettable.