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#1 simba1234

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    Posted 25 October 2009 - 02:20 PM

    Ok...so the fact that we're having destination weddings is different & unique in and of itself but what special touches are you adding to the wedding to WOW your guests? How do you plan to make your wedding unique?

    I want that one thing that will have that will be memorable :)

    My cousin got married in MX last year and they had a really grand entrace with sparklers ground all around them as they came down the stairs- it was a fabulous photo opp.

    Then during their first dance they had an amazing firework display go off that wowed everyone.

    I always remember those two things from their wedding. I want to do something but without taking their idea:)

    I was thinking of having sparklers shoot up from the ground during our first dance but I have a lot of flowing fabric around us so it's a fire hazard

    So....I know there's a lot of creativity on this site and I'm just curious what everyone is doing.

    #2 jennaLynn544

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      Posted 25 October 2009 - 04:21 PM

      Well, I don't know that our guests will be "WOW'ed" by this but we wanted to incorporate our daughter somehow into the ceremony & since we are not having a wedding party, just us to up there, we wanted to find a special way to have her included.

      So, the idea I thought up was having her walk down with the assistance of my (only) sister (who's 12, so it would have been hard to have her be a MOH since she's so young anyhow). Our daughter, Sienna, is going to be 18 months at the time of our big day so while she has already mastered walking (and running!), she will need someone to help her stay put & not run away from the ceremony. We are going to purchase a special necklace (maybe a charm necklace or just a pretty chain) to hang our wedding bands on and have my sister slip it off from around her neck to hand us the rings for the exchange.

      We thought it would be a sweet way to incorporate both our daughter & my sister and (hopefully) a smooth way of having the rings given to us for the exchange. I have yet to find the necklace we will use for this but we want to find something special that will serve as a keepsake, so she can have it forever. We are also going to ask my FMIL to say a blessing during our ceremony because she is a very devoted follower and leads bible studies on a weekly basis (so is used to speaking in front of small groups)...she also does marriage counseling at their church so she may have some wise advice or "golden rule" to a happy life together. Not necessarily "wow" elements but sentimental and special touches, to make our day special to those involved. :)
      I absolutely LOVE my life & ADORE my little family :)

      #3 hockeymom97

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        Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:07 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by jennaLynn544
        Our daughter, Sienna, is going to be 18 months at the time of our big day so while she has already mastered walking (and running!), she will need someone to help her stay put & not run away from the ceremony. We are going to purchase a special necklace (maybe a charm necklace or just a pretty chain) to hang our wedding bands on and have my sister slip it off from around her neck to hand us the rings for the exchange.
        I love this idea - very cute :)
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        #4 Prettyhazardous

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          Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:02 PM

          This isn't a wower either but we a having a full island tour after the wedding with an awesome tour guide (Sunny Liston) he incorporates singing and just alotta fun in his tour.

          We also are doing the ribbon wands (OK so I stole this idea from another BDWer... but it is so cute) that everyone will shake as we jump the broom and walk up the aisle.

          Another thing that we're doing is a West Africa tasting ceremony where we taste 4 elements lemon, vinegar, cayenne pepper, and honey which represent the sour, the bitter, the hot, and the sweet times of marriage. Another element my pastor added to it is that my FI feeds me the elements after he 1st tastes them representing trust and the idea that he would never give me anything that would hurt me. I've never seen this done before but it think it'll be very beautiful.

          Lastly one of my Sorority Sisters is a spoken word artist. So she's writing a piece for us and is saying it at the the wedding.

          I hope this helps.

          #5 Karen Aucoin

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            Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:31 AM

            We are doing "Asian Wish Lanterns" (or prayer lanterns they're sometimes called) on the beach after our reception. The plan is to pass them out during the reception and people can write a wish on them, decorate them whatever and then when our reception is over we'll all go down to the beach to light them. They just float up like a hot air balloon. It's nothing too big or expensive but just a bit different and I think it's memorable.




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