10 Unique Wedding Ideas

September 1, 2023

Unique Wedding Ideas

10 Wedding Ideas You Probably Never Think Of

Weddings are all about celebrating love and commitment, and what better way to do it than by adding a touch of uniqueness and fun to your special day? We’ve gathered ten fantastic ideas to make your wedding truly memorable and set it apart from the rest. Get ready to say “I do” to some unforgettable moments!

With these additional ideas, your wedding will be an extraordinary and personalized experience that leaves a lasting impression on both you and your guests. Enjoy every moment of your special day! 🎉🍷🎮🌙

Bridal Appointment Tips


Timeline: From Yes to getting dressed

Most bridal boutiques won’t have your dress ready to take home with you on the day of your appointment. You are most likely going to get a new dress made to order. This will usually take anything between four and eight months. Also don’t forget you will have at least 2 – 3 fittings before you have your final dress.

If your timeline is shorter than the above mention period, take a deep breathe and DO NOT STRESS. Lots of boutiques will have something on “the rack” that will most likely need a few alternations. 

To ease your nerves, ensure that you dress will be in time, phone the boutiques ahead of time to see if your dress will fit in your wedding timeline before you make an appointment.


The Budget

This isn’t set a budget and then blow it. This is really set the budget and stick to it. Wedding dresses vary so drastically in prices you could spend a couple of thousands to a couple of hundred thousands. Be firm!

If you have someone who is buying the dress for you, have this conversation with them beforehand so you both on the same page and of course to avoid disappointment. There is no bigger disappointment than finding your dream dress and then seeing that its out of the budget. It is soul crushing.

Setting the budget means that the sales consultant at the bridal boutiques will only show you those dresses within your budget.

On a PS note about budget, not forget to think about accessories like veils, jewellery, shoes and hair accessories. Be mindful that some alterations could be added. Make sure when you purchase your dress that you are aware of ANY additional cost surprises.


Research: Designers and Bridal Boutiques

My goodness this could be one of those dark rabbit holes. There are thousands of designers and bridal boutiques. Doing some easy research will help narrow down the search for the dream dress.

I would suggest searching on social media, find some photographers pages, look at the dresses, the photographer usually tag all the vendors in their posts. 

Most bridal boutiques won’t have all their dresses online but they will stock the designers. Find your preferred designers and then narrow the search to those boutiques.


Create your Mood Board

The best part! Creating your wedding dress mood board! Pinterest is easiest the easies for this, upload all the dresses you are drawn too. As you go along, the more you add the more you will see a pattern emerge of the fabrics and silhouettes that keep recurring. 


The Entourage  

Just like your wedding guest list, deciding who comes with you during your bridal appointments can really make or break this should be fun and exciting experience.

I can’t stress this enough…..bring people who’s opinions you value the MOST!

The saying too many cooks in the kitchen could not be any truer for choosing your dress. The opinions of too many people could become stressful and confusing!

Think quality over quantity. Two to four people is more than enough. 


Avoid fake tans and heavy makeup

It’s only natural that you would want to feel absolutely SMASHING and GLAMOROUS when trying on wedding dresses, please bear in mind that fake tans and heavy makeup could be easily transferred onto the dress. Lets be kind to the dress and the future brides who want to try on the samples. 

If you feel better tanned, make sure you tanning day is a few days before your appointment so that it has time to settle. And with the make up, remember, a little goes a long way.

If you know more a less how you would like your hair to be done on the day, try and get your hair to resemble that style. It doesn’t need to be done by a professional but you could for example, if you know your hair is an “undo” throw your hair in ponytail. This with give you a realistic idea of how you will look on your wedding day in that dress. Also you can tick off buying hair accessories too.


Smash a burger before you bridal appointment!

If you anything like me, HANGRY is not a good look on me. Wedding dress shopping can be draining and most likely will be the entire day! And lets face it, there is nothing worse than shopping on an empty stomach!

So make sure you schedule a lovely lunch with your entourage and pack those snacks. You have an epic day to get through!


Lastly, be opened minded.

So you have done all the research, stalked wedding photographers pages, found designers, set your budget and created your mood board. You got this!

But there is that annoying but again, be opened minded! Try something that you might not think you would like. Sometimes, just sometimes you land up with something you didn’t expect. But the only way you will know is if you try.

Your body confidence is going to need a boost during this time, wedding dress shopping could be stressful. So give yourself extra extra love during this time.

10 Unique Wedding Ideas Summary


1 – Live Caricature Artist

2 – Outdoor lawn games

3 – Personalized Wedding Favours

4 – Dance-Off Showdown

5 – Interactive Food and Drink Stations

6 – Midnight Snack Surprise

7 – Ceremony Ring Warming

8 – Personalized Recipe Book

9 – Couple’s Trivia Game

10 – “Date Night”


10 Unique Wedding Ideas

  1. Live Caricature Artist
    Hire a live painter to capture the essence of your wedding day on canvas. As your ceremony and reception unfold, the artist will create a beautiful masterpiece that you can keep as a cherished memento of your special day.

  2. Outdoor Lawn Games
    If you have an outdoor wedding, set up lawn games like giant Jenga, cornhole, or a ring toss for guests to enjoy during the reception.

  3. Personalized Wedding Favours
    Ditch the generic favours and create personalized keepsakes that reflect your unique love story. Customized candles, engraved keychains, or mini succulents with your names and wedding date are thoughtful gifts that your guests will treasure.

  4. Dance-Off Showdown
    Spice up your reception with a dance-off between your wedding party! Choreograph a fun routine or let everyone showcase their moves. Encourage your guests to join in, and you’ll have an unforgettable dance floor frenzy.

  5. Interactive Food and Drink Stations
    Instead of a traditional meal, have stations where guests can customize their own dishes—like a mini sushi bar, taco station, or a DIY cocktail/mimosa bar.

  6. Midnight Snack Surprise
    As the evening celebrations continue, surprise your guests with a late-night snack bar. Offer comfort foods like mini sliders, pizza slices, or a gourmet popcorn station. It’s a delightful way to keep energy high on the dance floor.

  7. Ceremony Ring Warming
    Before the exchange of rings, have the rings passed around to each guest to hold, offering their own personal blessings or well wishes for the couple.

  8. Personalized Recipe Book
    Ask each guest to bring their favourite recipe and compile them into a recipe book for the newlyweds.

  9. Couple’s Trivia Game
    Create a trivia game where guests have to answer questions about the couple. The person who knows the couple best wins a special prize.

  10. “Date Night”
    Suggestion Box: Set up a box where guests can drop in ideas for future date nights for the couple.

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