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9 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Event

Your wedding day is a special occasion that reflects your unique love story.

Adding personal touches to your celebration creates an intimate atmosphere, and makes it a memorable event for you and your guests.

It can be argued that every wedding is unique, however, there are a few ways that you can give your wedding that extra personal touch.


1.   Customized Decor and Signage

Start by infusing your wedding with personalized decor elements. Consider using custom signage that showcases your names, wedding date, and a meaningful quote.

This could be displayed at the entrance, on the guest book table, or near the ceremony area.


2.   Tailored Favors

Thank your guests for being a part of your special day with personalized wedding favors. Whether it's etched keychains, custom-made candles, or initialed mini bottles of champagne, these tokens of appreciation will leave a lasting impression.

Include a heartfelt thank-you note to convey your gratitude and make your guests feel truly cherished.

 Wedding Drinks

3.   Signature Drinks and Menus

Create a unique cocktail menu that reflects your personalities and adds a bit of zest to the festivities.

Consider naming the drinks after significant places or events from your life together. 

Complement this with personalized menus that describe the drinks and dishes on offer and give your guests a glimpse into the inspiration for your catering choices.

Memory Lane Photos


4.   Memory Lane Photo Display

Take a trip down memory lane by setting up a photo display at the entrance to your wedding reception that chronicles your journey as a couple.

Include photographs of your first date, memorable vacations, and other significant milestones. Add captions or short stories to provide context and make it a touching visual narrative for your guests to enjoy. (This could take the form of an on-screen slideshow video.)


5.   On-site Artwork

Hire an artist to paint your wedding reception scene live at the event. This may seem a bit extravagant, but if it is in your budget, it adds personality to the evening and leaves you with a nice memento to keep for many years to come.


6.   Personalized Music Playlist

Set the mood with a carefully curated playlist that features songs that hold special meaning for you as a couple. This personalized soundtrack will add an extra layer of sentimentality to your celebration.

Try and include music from a few different decades that will get as many guests up and dancing as possible.

Your first dance will set the pace, so try and come up with something very different to the norm, for example Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran.

Wedding Kids


7.   Personalized Placemats for Kids Tables

Coloring pages are extremely popular with both adults and children, and can also be included in your wedding celebrations.

Using coloring pages as placemats for the kid’s tables at the wedding reception further cements your personal touch, and keeps the kids busy coloring, doing wordsearches, and doing various other activities on these sheets. Many of these can be personalized with your names and wedding date. Check here for some examples designed by DoodleDownloads.


8.   Handwritten Vows or Letters

Instead of traditional vows, consider writing personalized letters to each other. Read them aloud during the ceremony to share your feelings and promises in an intimate and heartfelt way.

This personal touch will not only be a cherished memory for you both but will also resonate with your guests. You could even choose to do this at the reception rather than having the standard speeches.

Wedding Venues


9.   Unique Wedding Reception Venue

Choose a wedding location that has meaning to you. It could be a special place you have travelled to together, or a large family home. Find somewhere that fits your personality as a couple and will make your special day that much more special.

This is what makes destination weddings so popular, with tropical islands being a favorite venue amongst many. Wherever it is, make it about you as a couple and take off some of the pressure from one, or both sides of the family.


Your wedding day should be a reflection of your relationship, and personalization is the key to making it truly unforgettable. By incorporating personalized elements like custom decor, unique table settings, tailored favors, and personalized vows, you can create a celebration that is as special and individual as you are as a couple.