Tips for Creating An Authentic Wedding Day | Wedding Planning Tips

We are obsessed with authentic, and personal events so here are a few tips to keep in mind for your planning!

MAKE YOUR GUESTS COUNT  
 Photo by Jesse Holland via Style Me Pretty Vault 

Photo by Jesse Holland via Style Me Pretty Vault 

Give your guests opportunities to interact with your wedding day, allowing them to leave a mark and a memory for you to enjoy for years to come.  Photobooths with funny props have been a hit, but for if you are looking to class it up consider an open booth or photo backdrop.  We are loving this idea on Style Me Pretty, a chalkboard message for the bride and groom could be beyond special.  

GET PERSONAL 
 Image via  Southern Weddings  

Image via Southern Weddings 

Leave a handwritten or personalized note for each of your guests, whether it be incorporated into the place setting or escort card. Take this opportunity to thank them for their journey across state for your wedding or for being a longtime friend.  Tear jerker alert: just wait until mom and dad read their hand written note! 

Think of your guest list and how each person that attends your wedding has a unique tie to you and your fiance.  Maybe they played little league with you, or they were your fiance's roommate in college.  Play clips of songs that bring back good memories, or incorporate that little league team name into your note at their place setting.  

WATCH OUT FOR TRENDS
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Trends can be gorgeous, as long as they mean something to you. When it comes to wedding planning, don’t feel obligated to strictly follow what you see trending on sites like Pinterest. 

"The thing you need to be careful with trends is that is it just a fad? Is it something you’ll want to look back on 10, 20, 50 years from now, and will you want to show your children? When they ask about it, you don’t want to say, ‘Oh, it was because there was this movie out! - if it’s personal and it’s important to you, then go for it!"
Bruce Russell via Bridal Musing's
 

TELL YOUR LOVE STORY 
 Patrick Ranch Wedding, Chico 

Patrick Ranch Wedding, Chico 

Tell your love story in not only the obvious details but the subtle ones too! Use your ceremony programs, reception signage or even fun photos around the venue that document what it is that has drawn you together in the first place.  Guests want to be connected with you and they are here to celebrate the both individuals and the relationship promising forever.  

~ Happy Planning ~

The 530 Bride offers Creative and Affordable Planning and Coordination in Northern California.  If you are looking for a wedding planner in Yuba City, Gridley, Chico, Redding, Chester, Nevada City or the surrounding areas please check out our services page, and contact us for a complimentary consultation today!