If you want your wedding to be truly bespoke, make sure you put your own stamp on it with lots of cool, customised details. We’ve come up with 20 ways to personalise your wedding...
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Save the Date Cards
Send out personalised save the date cards to your guests if your wedding is a long way off or abroad so they can prepare for it and keep the date free. Why not personalise your save the date cards — choose a fun picture of you and your partner to make your guests smile!
Customised Wedding Jewellery
Personalise your look or give your bridesmaids a gift they’d treasure forever in the form of custom-designed wedding jewellery. Jeweller Zoe Pook from Zoe Pook Jewellery explains why it makes sense to go bespoke with your wedding jewellery: “A wedding is such a personal event. I've talked to hundreds of different couples in the lead up to their big day and every wedding is unique. In the same way, each piece of jewellery I make is a reflection of that couple, their style and ethics. Having a piece of jewellery designed and made just for you seems fitting for something so personal.”
Bespoke Wedding Wear
Make sure you look truly unique on your wedding day with a bespoke outfit. The groom can wear a made-to-measure suit, whilst the bride can collaborate with a designer for a dream couture creation. See our top ten couture wedding dress designers for inspiration.
Display some amazing chalkboard art at your wedding — blackboard artist Nina Johnson from Blackboard Artworx explains why bespoke artwork is a popular choice: “I guess, foremost, they want signage that looks and IS hand written and drawn, making it unique and original. Something you won’t see at anyone else’s wedding. All Blackboard Artworx signs are (sealed and) tailored to suit each couple. They can be simple and elegant, or decorated with complex embellishments such as hand drawn lace and flowers, to compliment any theme or styling.”
Spoil your guests at your wedding reception by working with your caterers to create a bespoke wedding menu that matches your tastes. Fiona Scanlon, Wedding Consultant at Peter Rowland Catering says, “With Australians becoming more and more ‘food aware’ there is definitely a demand for venues and caterers to produce unique menus with lots of wow factor. Not only are ingredients and flavours of the utmost importance but styling and presentation plays a huge part in the bespoke menus coming together”.
Match your bespoke menu with a designer cocktail — hire a mixologist to create the perfect blend for your wedding day, or serve up the ‘bride’s choice’ and ‘groom’s choice’ so your guests can enjoy your favourite drink!
Custom Wedding Music
Hiring a musician to write a custom piece of music for your wedding day is a wonderful way to personalise your day, and the recording will become a keepsake you’ll treasure forever. Musician Dave Sanders explains: “Music is an integral part of any wedding day. If you want a truly unique experience then commissioning a bespoke piece of music is the way to go. Commissioning music especially for your celebration means that you have a one-of-a-kind memory of your day that can last forever in the form of recordings or even the physical score.”
Image credit — Ellisha White Photography
Personalised Wedding Invitations
Give your guests a hint of what’s to come by sending out personalised wedding invitations. Love Notes work with their couples to create bespoke designs to suit their wedding theme. Owner Broni says “An initial meeting with our clients allows us to discuss details of their day and create a visual of their personal style. They can also see our designs first hand, allowing them to relax knowing everything will be as they imagined. We take the theme and colour scheme and create a design brief based on this. After 15 years in wedding styling, I know how to create a visual for their day, and it’s our goal to create a design they love!”
Bespoke Wedding Rings
By designing your own wedding rings, you’re creating something truly personal that you will wear and treasure for the rest of your life. Why not pick out a message for each other and get it engraved on the underside of the ring? Find your wedding rings by browsing the wedding jewellery section.
Creative Cake Toppers
Make your wedding cake even more personal to you by choosing a personalised wedding cake topper. You can find plenty of designs on Etsy, whether you’re looking for mini replicas of yourself or stylish lettering, you’ll be sure to find something. We love NovaCakeToppers personalised design. We've teamed up with NovaCakeToppers to give you 20% off personalised cake toppers throughout the month of November - visit their supplier listing to get your discount*!
Personalised Wedding Favours
Wedding favours are a great way to show your guests you appreciate the fact they took the time to celebrate your special day with you. Make them bespoke by customising them with your names — the cute rock favours from Sticky are perfect for this! “Sticky confectioners will hand craft beautiful lollies to help celebrate your event. We will work with you to create a unique sweet treat for your wedding that is perfectly themed to the day.”
Customised wedding decals add a really personal and glamorous touch to your wedding décor — perfect if your wedding theme is ‘couture’! Head to Etsy for plenty of customisable wedding decals — we especially love this one from LuxeLoft.
Unique Wedding Shoes
You can hire someone to paint unique designs over your white wedding shoes, or decorate the soles with meaningful messages. If you prefer a bolder look, make your wedding look unique with your favourite shoes in a bright shade.
Why not go the extra mile on your wedding day and create a bespoke wedding perfume to always remind you of your special day? “The importance of scent creation for special events cannot be underestimated. Our sense of smell has a direct link to our brain's memory banks so what we smell is immediately associated with what we are experiencing.
“For a beautiful life changing event such as a wedding, having a new unique scent created ensures that the moments and memories from the day can be recalled with a waft of the same perfume later on,” explains Emma, master perfumer at Fleurage Perfume Atelier.
Give your ‘something blue’ a personal twist with these beautiful blue labels from ShannahJSmith on Etsy — add them to your groom’s tie or to your dress for a custom touch you’ll treasure forever.
A personalised ice sculpture is a great way to add a unique touch to your wedding reception. Why not commission a bespoke ice design for your wedding reception for a luxe feel?
Personalised Wedding Bouquet
Talk to your wedding florist to find out how to make your wedding bouquet more personal to you. You can pick flowers with sentimental value, mix in treasured brooches or attached pictures of loved ones to your wedding flowers.
If you want a cheeky personal twist on your traditional wedding look, why not have a personalised wedding garter? AussieWeddingGarters on Etsy has plenty to choose from — consider this Melbourne Demons one if your husband-to-be is a big fan!
You won’t be the only one who wants to stay true to their identity on your wedding day — let your bridesmaids embrace their unique style with a customisable bridesmaid dress from twobirds Bridesmaid.
Maybe you have a favourite romantic quote, or pictures of you and your other half that you really love and want on display at your wedding. Wedding posters are the perfect unique finishing touch.
*NovaCakeToppers 20% discount expires 30th November 2014