How to Make Your Wedding More Personal

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One of our main goals during wedding planning was to incorporate as many people close to us as possible in our wedding. Josh and I felt that it wasn’t just our day and really wanted our nearest and dearest to be honored and recognized, too, as an important part of our lives.  Some of our favorite ways we went about including others in our special day included:

  • We had my dear cousin read scripture during the ceremony
  • Two close friends played instruments and sang during the ceremony - one sang and played the guitar and one played the violin
  • My husband's cousin did my hair (how awesome is it to have a hairstylist for a cousin?!)
  • I had a plane placed in my bridal bouquet in remembrance of my grandfather who flew airplanes for a living and passed away just a few months before the wedding (we were very close)
  • The minister who married us is a close family friend of my husband's whom he has known since he was very young
Some of our other favorite ways we made our big day more personal included:
  • Our first act together as husband and wife was to take communion together and pray for our newly found marriage
  • Our entire wedding party changed into cowboy boots for the reception
  • We displayed our mothers' wedding gowns in the reception hall
  • We used antique trunks as decor and as a place for our guests to place gifts

     What is the neatest, personalized thing you have ever seen done at a wedding?  Leave your comments below.

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    1. Sounds like you had an awesome wedding. Good luck to you and your hubby. Connie

    2. What wonderful ways to include family and friends into your most important day! You had great ideas for personalizing your wedding.
      Mary Alice

    3. I like the tips! I like the airplane in the bouquet. I'm stopping by from a blog hop and am a new follower, I would love if you came to say hi and followed me back at

    4. What beautiful wedding memories you have!! We had a very classical wedding (meaning completely classical music) and then a disco reception. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    5. This tips are really good for brides-to-be. Thanks for sharing these.