How To Incorporate Your Personal Style Into Your Wedding

May 8, 2023 | Wedding

You always hear about “adding a personal touch” to your wedding, but what does that mean, REALLY? Does that mean putting pictures of yourself everywhere? Or make everything pink because it’s your favorite color? Not exactly (but it could be!). Many people want their wedding to be unique and personal but struggle with incorporating their personal style without making it look tacky or out of place. In this blog, we’ll share some tips on how to incorporate your personal style into your wedding in a way that feels authentic and tasteful.


Start with a Strong Theme

Before you start planning your wedding, it’s important to choose a theme that reflects your personal style. Your theme can be anything from a color scheme to a particular style, such as bohemian, vintage, or modern. Once you have a theme, you can use it as a guide for all of your wedding planning decisions, including your venue, decorations, attire, and more.


The theme should match your personality, too! So, if you’re a hippie at heart, who loves to eat vegan and wear neutrals, you might consider a boho theme. If you’re a country girl/guy, who loves wearing cowboy boots and listening to country music, a rustic theme may be your best bet. So on and so forth! 


Choose a Venue That Fits Your Style

Your wedding venue will set the tone for your entire wedding, so it’s essential to choose a location that fits not only your personality but also your theme! For example, if you decide on a rustic theme, you may consider a barn venue or another outdoor location for your wedding. If you prefer something more modern, look for a loft or museum space. Don’t forget to visit each venue in person to get a feel for the space and ensure it aligns with your vision (and personal style, of course)!


Personalize Your Wedding Attire

This one’s probably the easiest to attribute to your personal style: your wedding dress and/or tuxedo! If you’re a simple gal, you’ll want to go with a classic, simple gown. If you’re a maximalist kind of lady, you might consider a ton of embellishments on your dress, plus all the accessories! For the fellas, you have fewer options, but you can still make your wedding day fit feel like “you.” Choose a fit and style that makes you feel confident. For example, if you’re a boisterous personality, you might consider a bold color for the tux, such as maroon or teal. If you’re more on the conservative side, you might consider a classic black or gray tux.

The bottom line? Don’t be afraid to break away from traditional wedding attire if it doesn’t feel like you.


Get Creative with Your Decorations

Your wedding decorations are an opportunity to express your creativity and personality. Think about incorporating unique details, such as family heirlooms, DIY decor, or personalized signage. You can also play with textures, colors, and patterns to create a cohesive look that reflects your style.

For example, if you self-identify as a classic, modern, clean-lines type of gal, you might consider classic and neutral-colored decor such as black, white, red, or beige. Things like roses and lighting are always a nice touch for the classic look. 


Add Personal Touches to Your Ceremony

Your wedding ceremony is arguably the most important part of your day, and it’s a great opportunity to incorporate your personal style. Consider writing your vows or choosing meaningful readings that reflect your relationship. You can also add unique rituals, such as a unity ceremony or ring warming.


Serve Food and Drinks That You Love

Your wedding menu is another way to incorporate your personal style. Consider serving food and drinks that you love, such as your favorite cocktail or a family recipe. You can also play with the presentation and serve food in unique ways, such as food trucks or grazing tables.

You’ve definitely seen it before, but in the last decade, many weddings have included a “signature cocktail,” which embodies the bride and groom’s favorite go-to drink. For example, maybe the bride is a die-hard margarita on the rocks fan, while the groom’s go-to is an old-fashion. Many folks create a cute menu board on the bar that features the bride and groom’s signature cocktail (and instruct the bartender on how to make it JUST right).


Choose Music That Represents You

Your wedding music should be a reflection of your personal style and relationship. Consider choosing songs that are meaningful to you as a couple and that represent your tastes in music. You can also work with your DJ or band to create a playlist that reflects your style and sets the tone for your reception.

Are you the type who loves everything BUT country music? Okay, well, make sure that’s known to your musical entertainment. You should hopefully at least like every song that gets played at your wedding! 


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Consider Alternative Entertainment Options

Your wedding entertainment doesn’t have to be limited to a DJ or band. Consider adding unique entertainment options, such as a photo booth, caricature artist, or an impersonator (think: Whitney Houston impersonator?!). 

Think about what you and your partner enjoy and try to incorporate that into your entertainment choices.


Create Unique Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are a way to thank your guests for sharing on your special day, and they can also be an opportunity to showcase your personal style. Consider creating a personalized item that reflects your theme, such as custom-made candles, unique chocolates, or handmade soap. You could even make the label of the wedding favor have an engagement photo of you and your boo or some other way to memorialize your big day.


Incorporate Your Interests and Hobbies

Your wedding is a celebration of your commitment and love for one another, so it’s a great opportunity to showcase your interests and hobbies. Consider adding personal touches, such as incorporating your favorite sports team, movie, or book into your decorations or centerpieces. 

For example, if you and your future spouse are avid tennis players, maybe you add a tennis-playing couple as your wedding cake topper. Or if you two are obsessed with the Packers (football team), you could make a “Packers” cocktail that embodies the team’s colors. 


Use Social Media to Inspire and Connect

Social media is a great way to gather inspiration and connect with other couples who are planning their weddings. Follow wedding bloggers and influencers who align with your personal style, and use Pinterest and Instagram to gather ideas and inspiration. You can also use social media to get in touch with vendors and other couples to get recommendations and advice.

Most importantly, don’t forget about your wedding hashtag!! #JonesingForAWedding #LoveTheSmiths #The O’Briens! You can get creative with it and make it a play on your last name or first name or something completely different. 


Don’t be Afraid to Break the Rules

When it comes to planning a huge party, such as a wedding, there are no hard and fast rules. Don’t be afraid to break tradition and do things your way, whether that means having a non-traditional ceremony, wearing a colorful wedding dress, or having a dessert bar instead of a cake. Remember, it’s your day, and you should do what feels right for you.


Get Help from a Professional Wedding Planner

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the planning process, consider hiring a professional wedding planner who can help bring your vision to life. A planner can help you stay organized, provide guidance and advice, and help you find vendors that align with your style and budget.

Another great reason to hire a wedding planner is if you aren’t sure what your personal style is! They can help uncover this for you by showing you different examples and allowing you to choose what you like best. 


Communicate with Your Partner

Lastly, communication is #1 when it comes to incorporating your personal style into your wedding. Make sure to involve your partner in the planning process and discuss your preferences, ideas, and concerns. By working together, you can create a wedding that truly reflects your personal style and celebrates your love.

Here are some questions to ask your future spouse and facilitate communication over wedding planning: 

  • In your opinion, what do you think is the most important part of a wedding (besides the love and commitment aspect)? 
  • What has been your favorite aspect of another person’s wedding and why? 
  • What style do you self-identify with? (Vintage, rustic, modern, classic, traditional, boho, etc.)


The Bottom Line

Incorporating your personal style into your wedding is all about finding ways to express yourself in a tasteful and authentic way. No, that doesn’t mean plastering pics of you and your partner’s faces everywhere (but you can do this if you want to). It can also mean incorporating your hobbies, style, and personality into your wedding through things like your wedding dress, decor, and even food/drinks! The bottom line is, your wedding is a celebration of your love and partnership, so don’t be afraid to break tradition and do things your way. 


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