39 Wedding Ideas That Will Blow You Away

We have put together so many cool wedding ideas that you’ll surely use at least one of these for your own wedding.

With so many things to check-off your wedding list, like getting ‘The Dress’ and picking the venue, you can sometimes forget planning a wedding is all in the details.

To help you create that dream wedding you always wanted, here are 39 wedding ideas that will blow you away.

1. LUXURY NAME TAGS

Tie a place card to the chair and ‘wow’ your guests with a hand written card.  More details at this luxury spring wedding.

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2. GUEST BOOK IDEA

Sick of red wine stains on your guest book? Instead of passing the guest book around tables, leave a glass bowl with cards and pens beside it, and ask your friends and family to write a favourite or funny memory of you and your partner.

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3. GETTING THE DANCE FLOOR PACKED

Get all your guests to write down three favourite songs on the RSVP and give the playlist to the DJ. Dance Floor. Packed. You’re Welcome!

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4. EVERYONE KNOWS A MUSCIAN

Get your friends to bring their instruments or try haggle the wedding bands for theirs. Once they go on a break, your friends can hit the stage, get jamming and you can all reminisce of that time you got really drunk at a party and sung a Beatles song and vomited all over the guy who is now your fiance.

 

5. MEMORABLE TRANSPORT

If a Limo doesn’t cut it for you, hire a vintage bus or a wedding VW campervan to take your wedding party and guests to your venue in style.

6. CARRY ON THE VINTAGE

Love vintage! Well don’t stop at the dress, then. Continue your vintage theme right through. From wooden handle umbrellas, a vintage chill out area with vintage furniture, vintage table decorations and best vintage idea of all, serving your desert in vintage china.

7. EVER WANTED YOUR OWN PERSONALISED WINE?

Now you can! Check out Evermine — they have loads of great designs and ideas.

8. LOCALE CUISINE IS BEST

The top chefs always go on about seasonal food but why not go one step further and serve something closer to home. So if your wedding is taking place near the coast, you might be surprised how cost-effective a lobster starter might be!

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9. INTERESTING TABLE PLANS IDEAS NO.1

Theme your table plan around something special for you. This client met in Hong Kong and so ingeniously incorporated chopsticks into their table plan – more detail at Annabel & Monty’s wedding.

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10. INTERESTING TABLE PLANS IDEAS NO.2

Find your face to find your place! Use pictures of your guests’ faces to help them find their seat.

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11. INTERESTING TABLE PLANS IDEAS NO.3

This romantic groom proposed to his fiancée whilst playing monopoly so they created a replica monopoly board as their table plan. More detail at this Fairytale Wedding at Crutherland House.               

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12. DECEMBER WEDDING

Not another vol-au-vent! We’ve been at six weddings already this year. Instead serve them mince pies and homemade Christmas cakes.

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13. IS THAT GREENSLEEVES? ICE-SCREAAAMMMM

If you know it’s going to be a hot day, rent an ice-cream truck. Kids, adults, kidults, this will keep them happy all day whilst you gracefully sweat getting your pictures done.

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14. NO-MORE MISSED PHOTOS

While you're getting your dream wedding shot, who's photographing the guests?  Either hire an extra photographer or use the uncle who's always thought of himself as the rightful heir to famous snapper David Bailey. Click here for a great article on how to choose a wedding photographer.

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15. HONOUR THY FAMILY

Do your parents have a really cool old picture of them on their wedding day? Add it to the wedding by placing it at the top table or anywhere people will see it.

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16. GREAT VENUE. TOILETS ARE A BIT NAFF

If you love your venue, don’t ever let the toilets or other parts of the building put you off booking the reception. Match your wedding decor even in the toilets.

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17. SAVE THE DATE WEDDING CARDS

It looks like there’s a competition to see who can come up with the most creative save the date card ever. Find more some inspiration here.

18. LOVE PAINTINGS? YOU WILL LOVE THIS

Do you and your partner like days out at the local museums and art galleries? Well, why not get a painter to paint your wedding ceremony live.

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19. CHRISTMAS HYMNS

Is your wedding in December? Get everyone in the Christmas spirit and swap your traditional wedding hymns to traditional Christmas hymns. At least everyone will know the words.

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20. ADDING DRAMA & ANTICIPATION TO YOUR WEDDING NO.1

Use a reveal. As your guests are waiting to be called to go into the reception area, a curtain is pulled back to reveal the splendour of the reception area. Cue gasps of astonishment from your guests.  More info at Fiona & Nathan’s Wedding in the Highlands.    

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21. ADDING DRAMA & ANTICIPATION TO YOUR RECEPTION NO.2

Create a carpeted walkway into your reception area. More wedding ideas here.

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22. ADDING DRAMA & ANTICIPATION TO YOUR RECEPTION NO.3

Don’t let your guests see your reception until they walked through drapes and over a cream velour carpet. More wedding ideas at Stefanie and James’ Wedding.

23. COMPETITIVE JENGA PLAYERS ADDS A NEW TWIST

I bet you and your partner have a game which the competitive you tumbles out like a game of Jenga. Get your guests to write notes on Jenga blocks and every time you pull out a Jenga block, you read the message on the block and you both can smile, have fun and reminisce.

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24. KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED

Bored kids at weddings no more. Keep them busy with a cool wedding colouring book. Tic-tac-toe, word search and pictures to colour, that keeps them entertained during speeches.

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25. SORE FEET EXCUSE WAIVER No.1

No excuses for anyone not getting up and dancing due to sore feet. I’ll have medium size, please. More weddings ideas at Amy and Ricardo’s Summer Wedding.

26. SORE FEET EXCUSE WAIVER No.2

So flip-flops are too tacky for you then? Upgrade to ballet shoes. More info at: How to Turn a Grain Mountain Into a Luxury Wedding Reception.

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27. SORE FEET EXCUSE WAIVER No.3

Ok, flip flops are too tacky and ballet shoes too posh. Meet in the middle with a pair of custom made Converse trainers. Now, it’s time to dance the night away!

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28. POLAROID BOOTH

Everyone hangs around the photobooth at some point in the night. Why not add a few of these polaroid booths around the venue and get people taking pictures all night long.

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29. SWEETEST FLOWER GIRLS EVER!

Who says you need to be a little girl to be a flower girl. These two sweet Grandmas show them how it’s done. Stuck for who to ask to be your flower girl? Not anymore.

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30. SPARKLERS ARE IN

Confetti too messy for you. Give everyone sparklers instead and get some great photos like this from Mon Cheri Bridals.

31. LATE-NIGHT SNACK TO SOBER ALL YOUR GUESTS

Your guests are well on and they need something in their stomach for the way home. Or you can swap your night food for a cool food van like this.

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32. HAVE YOUR GUESTS NAME YOUR KID

Guest book fun! Think of the laughs you’ll have when your friends try to name what your first child’s name will be or what you should name your dog. Go on!

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33. BEAUTIFUL POSEUR TABLES

Continue your wedding theme throughout, including throughout the lounge area where your guests are waiting whilst you’re having your best picture taken. More ideas at this Mar Hall Wedding.

34. CHOCOLATE BAR — DELICIOUS!

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Best of all, who doesn’t like a chocolate bar? Word of warning. Don’t put on all that weight that you’ve lost running up to the wedding all in one day. More wedding ideas at this Fairytale Wedding.

35. IT’S COFFEE TIME

Time here means all day. Giving access to coffee to your guests all day will result in two things: One, your caffeine lovers will thank you for it. Two, there will be some guests on the dancefloor with some energy releasing dance moves. More ideas here: Amy's Summer Wedding Day 2.

36. BORED KIDS NO MORE

From Lego bowls to games area to even an open bar for kids, these 27 ideas to keep kids entertained at a wedding are awesome.

37. YOU WILL MAKE WORK ON MONDAY

Don’t let your guests go home without one of this hangover bags. Water, mints, Alka-Seltzer, eye-mask and earplugs. Throw in a McDonald’s voucher and they will love you even more.

38. USE SEASONAL FLOWERS – HELPS KEEP COSTS DOWN

This client used daffodils for a Spring wedding, bringing the outside in. Chrysanthemum late summer and fall. Sunflowers in early summer. Or Christmas trees in December. More info here: Annabel & Monty's Ode to Spring.

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39. UNIQUE TABLE ARRANGEMENTS

Use square or rectangular tables instead of traditional round tables at your reception. This makes it easier for all the guests at the table to talk to each other rather than shouting across to the person at the opposite end of a circular table. This will help create a better atmosphere as well.

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