How to Personalize Your Same-Sex Wedding
Say what you will, but ever since Stanford Blatch and Anthony Marantino said their “I dos” in front of Liza Minelli, we’ve all started considering their wedding ceremony to be the (sort of) perfect wedding ideal to copy (or at least simulate). Naturally, not every same-sex couple enjoys swans, Beyoncé and all-things-white, but you’ve got to admit that there’s a particular charm surrounding that particular kitsch and exaggeration. Still, to avoid the sameness of every wedding, you can spice things up your way and make it a personalized experience you’ll love to remember!
Here, we are giving you a few tips that may spark some amazing ideas for your big day and make yours stand out from the other same-sex weddings.
A personalized venue is crucial
The best thing to do and avoid being stuck with the same old, same old satin-lace-bows-everywhere ambiance is to choose a venue that best speaks to your character. Are the two of you drawn to an intimate beach wedding or are you more an art deco Manhattan ballroom couple? Do you prefer rustic barn options over sterile ballrooms? Would you rather have your wedding at the park where you first kissed or in your home where you’d so lovingly welcome your friends? Your choice of venue will set the ambiance for the entire day. Whatever it is that you choose for a location, make sure it’s significant to you as a couple and let everyone know why by including a little footnote in your invitations or place settings! You may even organize a little intro speech for everyone to let them know why the ceremony is taking place at that particular location and how significant that is to you. Experiment!
The theme speaks volumes
There’s nothing like a theme to personalize a wedding. Once you pick yours, make sure you use it throughout the decor, floral arrangements, escort cards and invitations. Pick the palette that will best reflect how you want to feel that day, no matter how unusual or “different” it may be.
Go with a custom-made monogram or logo
Could there be anything cuter than fashioning a logo that honors the two of you coming together? Creative, beautiful and unique, your monogram or logo can be a part of your unique wedding invitations, napkins and table cloths. Also, you can incorporate it into your aisle runner, stationery or make it a wedding cake topper. Basically, you can include it anywhere you like as long as it’s visible and meaningful!
Create a signature food serving/cocktail
Whether you are fashioning a plate or a drink menu, this is a perfect opportunity to integrate some personality in there! Make an intimate connection by creating a blender drink from your last vacation, choosing a wine from the year that you met, including liquor from your native country or serving a plate of your country’s traditional food. It may be fun to give the recipe for the dish as a wedding favor! Give the drink/plate you come up with a name after a blend of your names. Guess who’ll your guests be thinking about the next time they have this kind of drink? You, of course!
Consider making things very personal
Write the story of how you met on cards and attach them to candles, table settings, wedding invitations or include it in your speech. You can even give out the printed stories at the entrance of the wedding venue along with party favors, various decorative items that correspond your wedding theme, or any other cute items you were planning on treating your guests to. This will definitely make for an unforgettable gesture!
You want your wedding to be as memorable as your love is, so be creative and enjoy.
Peter is a gay lifestyle writer at The Authentic Gay and My Wedding Mag from NZ. By sharing unique perspective on what you might call a perfect gay wedding, his future plans are in finding the one with whom he is gonna organize one. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.