75 Ways To Make Your Wedding Unique

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61. Customize simple satin pumps with shoe jewelry such as rhinestone ribbons (custom-crystals.com or advantagebridal.com).


62. Match the color of your jewelry to his tie and cuff links. Something blue?


63. Set up a mini photo studio at the reception (with a plain background) for guests to ham it up in front of the camera. Send photos with your thank-you cards.


64. Hire an extra photographer to snap photos of your guests as they arrive at the reception; have a compact printer onsite (usa.canon.com) to make copies.


65. Honor your families by placing their framed wedding-day photos on an entryway table.


66. Customize your toasts by asking your oldest friends (his, too) to say something about each of you.


67. Raise your glass to guests celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or the recent birth of a child.


68. Rewrap miniature chocolate bars (candywarehouse.com) with origami paper (katespaperie.com) and rub-on initials (paperpresentation.com) of your monogram.


69. For a whimsical party favor, Marcy Blum creates a crossword puzzle with questions and answers that are all about the bride and groom. (For custom puzzles, try styleyourparty.com).


70. Is there a charity that’s dear to you? In lieu of favors, make a donation in your guests’ names; leave an explanatory card on each dinner table. (One to try: changingthepresent.org).


71. Stock welcome baskets with a quiz that leads out-of-town guests on a scavenger hunt to your favorite haunts (the best little bakery, a scenic park).


72. If yours is a destination wedding, fill welcome baskets with locally made crafts, food, and drinks.


73. Wrap favors in ribbon printed with your name and wedding date (midoriribbon.com or myjeanm.com).


74. Set up a "farm stand" of fresh fruit and small baskets that guests can fill on their way out the door.


75. Stack the dessert table with cookies frosted with your monogram or shaped like the numerals of your wedding date ("6," "20," "09"). Shortbread cookies, Casue; casuesweets.com. Plate, Crate and Barrel; crateandbarrel.com.


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