Your wedding is all about celebrating the love between you and your new husband, but that doesn't mean you can't turn the event into an amazing party, too!

Your wedding day is first and foremost meant to be a celebration of the love between you and your husband-to-be, but that doesn't mean your ceremony and reception can't also be a seriously fun party. When it comes to planning a wedding, there are a few basic elements you have to have: The ceremony where you and your groom will exchange vows, followed by some form of reception (whether that means a sit-down meal or simply cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres). And while these basics do make up the event, you can transform these essential details to unforgettable elements of your big day as a whole.

You'll be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it is to transform your big day into something unforgettable. Whether that means upgrading certain details (like your menu or music) or selecting more unexpected elements (like the décor or lighting), these small changes have a big enough impact that your guests will remember your wedding day for many years to come.

We've started from the very beginning, highlighting the importance of personalized stationery, and go all the way to the end (may we recommend an after party?), so you can decide which details are worth the investment for you. And while we're sure you'd happily include all of these elements, you don't need each and every one to have an unforgettable wedding.

Ready to start planning the most unforgettable wedding ever? Click through to see all of our tips to throw a wedding your guests won't soon forget!

Photo: David Kepner Photography; Illustration by Christina Park

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