Do it Your Way: 5 Ways to Customize a Wedding with Personal Details

Do it Your Way: 5 Ways to Customize a Wedding with Personal Details

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Olivia Tinsley
Oct 27, 2016
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We're all one of a kind, and when you find the one whose quirks click with yours, it's something worth celebrating. (Hence, weddings.)

Odds are, it was the little things led you to fall for your significant other—from their favorite song to the way they order their coffee—and as a couple, you've cultivated "things" of your own. When it comes to planning your wedding, it would be silly not to take inspiration from what it is that makes the two of you, well... you. Incorporating personal details that tell your love story will have your guests by the hearts, all while ensuring your day is anything but ordinary.

Throw a Nod to the Place You Met (or Where You Live Now)

For romance's sake, take it back to the very beginning and pay tribute to the place you first met eyes. A ceremony sign like this one in a Cape Cod wedding on Style Me Pretty is a great way to weave the spots special to you into your décor. Or, you can throw in a playful nod to where you've built your home together: Ami and Chaz live on Fox Street and incorporated a fox motif to their whole day.

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Skip the Cake and Serve Your Favorite Dessert Instead

Don't feel limited by flour and frosting; your dessert will be extra sweet is if means something to you. If it's ice cream that you and your partner dream of, serve up an artisan sundae bar. One couple, whose wedding was featured on Eat Drink Pretty, swapped layers of cake for stacks of donut holes.

(Image credit: Mirage+Light Photography)

Honor Your Alma Mater

Whether you met at the same university, or just enjoy to indulge in a little sportsmanlike school rivalry, you can bring some school spirit into your wedding in a clever way. This couple from one of our Apartment Therapy Real Weddings opted to rush into their reception as a team, wearing Gonzaga basketball jerseys.

Showcase Your Soundtrack

Songs strike a special chord within our hearts, so why not let your wedding guide guests through your personal playlist? Whether it's swapping "Here Comes the Bride" for an instrumental of a beloved ballad or incorporating sheet music into an elegant centerpiece (like this couple did on a Ruffled blog wedding), guests will surely take "note" of the personal touches.

Add a Pop of Culture

If you're fans of old school hip-hop, surprise your guests with some first dance choreography that'll make 'em "jump, jump" a la Kris Kross. If Snapchat is your communication method of choice, try out a photo booth with real-life filter props. Is the Force of your love strong? Opting for something more subtle, like this cute Star Wars cake topper (from a wedding on Northwed), is a great option you don't feel like going full-costume. Weddings are supposed to be fun, so don't be afraid to be little bit out of the box.

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