Let’s face it.
Your wedding might be the only chance you get to indulge your wildest fantasies, and have everyone find it endearing.
Indeed, have everyone falling over themselves to make it happen.
The rest of your time is spent making compromises, and that’s great.
But given this one chance to abandon all sense and do something outlandish, why not really go for it?
We’ve been involved in a lot of weddings over the years, and seen some pretty remarkable things.
So we thought we’d pass on that wisdom to you, by offering up the five best (and most surprising) things you could add to your wedding to make sure it’s exceptional.
This might seem simple, even uninteresting.
But confetti cannons are so much more entertaining than anyone ever anticipates.
Because they get everyone in the mood, and make a lovely little mess.
Which helps everyone relax and embrace their silliest, most excitable selves.
It’s like a shot of energy, and so straightforward to implement.
Plus it helps put a twist on the tradition.
Meaning you can have your cake and eat it too.
There’s something about sleeping outdoors that makes people that bit wilder.
Which is great for making sure you have the wildest, most memorable day possible.
And it means people have to make a commitment to the day.
You might use tepees, you might use old fashioned tents.
Regardless, incorporating camping into the equation will always make things that little more interesting.
And save your guests’ hotel dollar, too.
Another deceptively simple one.
The right lighting can be a real make or break.
And as much fun as quirky concepts and out-there ideas can be, the atmosphere needs to be exactly right for any of it to work.
But that’s not to say lighting has to be straightforward.
You can have extravagant lighting synchronised to the music.
You can have lighting which switches wirelessly between segments in your day.
You can light parts of your venue in unusual ways, or create unique spaces using lighting.
Or you can just make sure everyone’s skin looks really good in the photos.
Yes, people genuinely do this.
Seriously, you can hire fairground rides and amusements.
Don’t try and pretend you’re not tempted.
There’s nothing like seeing people dressed to the nines on a super slide.
And there’s nothing like a Ferris wheel to sober you up for that big toast.
Make it a Festival
We’ve seen plenty do it.
Get a band, a suitable venue…whatever you can think of.
It’s really not as big a challenge as you might think – especially if you use our guide to building one.
You could even combine each of our other four examples to make the biggest wedding any of your guests have been to.
The key is just to think big and bold.
Because, fingers crossed, you’re not gonna get to do it again.