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7 Creative Ways to Add That Extra Sparkle to Your Special Day

wedding day tips

wedding day tips

The scale and scope of wedding planning should never be underestimated. Even relatively small ceremonies involve a huge amount of care, organisation, and clever design. You might be keen to keep your nuptials intimate, but don’t be fooled; there’s still an awful lot of work to be done. Fortunately, planning a wedding also happens to be lots of fun.

It’s your big day, so you make the decisions. If you want to turn up on a horse, that’s perfectly fine. If you want to stroll into the church in a dress that’s fit for Hollywood royalty, make it your goal. This is the kind of freedom that you’ll probably only get once in your life, so make your special day an event to remember. Fill it with love, laughter, and light and it’ll be a memory that you treasure forever.

If you’re looking for some creative ways to add sparkle to your special day, keep reading and find all of the inspiration you need.

1. Light It Up

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a romantic message arranged in beautiful illuminated letters. With light up letters in Perth, you can literally wear your heart right out in the open. They can be as big as you like (even life sized) and they are easy to set up and position. You can use them to spell out any message or phrase that you want, so it could be your names, the date of your wedding, or that secret pet name that you swore you’d keep secret.

2. Take A Picture

Mobile photo boots are all the rage right now. They have become a common sight at parties, wedding receptions, and corporate events, because they give guests the opportunity to create their own mementoes. And, there’s just something quintessentially cool about those little photo booth strips; they’re fun, more than a little silly, and they make wonderful keepsakes.

3. Build a Bouquet

This is a very sweet idea that is particularly lovely for brides who aren’t being given away in the traditional sense. There are lots of reasons why this might happen and it can be a little disheartening, so try asking guests on the end of rows to hand you a flower as you walk down the aisle. You’ll end up with a gorgeous bouquet filled to the brim with love and light from family and friends.

4. Pick Your Successor

You might be surprised to find that the tossing of the bouquet is not the only version of this particular tradition. In some countries, the bridesmaids all write a unique message to the bride on the soles of their shoes. At the end of the night, tradition states that the lady with the least worn message (hopefully, it’s still readable) will be the next to tie the knot!

5. Make It Intimate

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, you’ll have a little more freedom over the space. There’ll be more room for creativity. So, why not dispense with the formal rows and sit your friends and family in a semi-circle surrounding the altar? It will feel a lot more intimate and you’ll have your parents, siblings, and best friends on hand for emotional support if things get weepy.

6. Bounce It Out

For couples who are happy to embrace their inner child, there’s always the option to do something rather epic and hire a bouncy castle. Yes, that’s right; they hire them out for adult functions too. While older guests might scoff at first, they’ll lose their inhibitions after enough glasses of champers and discover a hidden knack for amateur acrobatics.

7. Shine Big and Bright

When the lights go down for a big reveal, whether it’s the unveiling of the cake or preparation for that first dance, make it extra special by handing out sparklers. They’ll make the moment super shimmery and illuminate everything in a fairytale glow. Just make sure that children are properly supervised and everybody behaves responsible to avoid fire hazards.

Making Memories on Your Wedding Day

It’s easy to forget, what with all of the talk of tradition and convention, that there are no real rules for planning a wedding day. In fact, the only guidelines are that you make it memorable and that it leaves you feeling lucky to be alive and madly in love. So, don’t be afraid to inject a little sparkle into your big day and put smiles on the faces of those you hold most dear.


  • I’m not planning a wedding yet but I will for sure think of these wonderful tips when that day comes!


  • Awee, this is such a sweet post! Great ideas 🙂 x

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  • Missy May

    Thanks for the lovely tips. Helpful!

  • Such a great post! I find the whole writing the note to the bride tradition so much more meaningful and special than a traditional bouquet toss; I’ve never heard of this before! Thank so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!



  • Adele Miner

    Great ideas, thanks for sharing! I think your blog is lovely by the way, let me know if you would like to follow each other! x

  • These are some great tips Alyssa! I particularly agree with the Photo Booth, everyone loves them and it’s somewhere where your guests can get silly and celebrate your special day! I recently had one for my 21st birthday and everyone went nuts for it!


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  • It’s all about the memories, and doing it your way! I always feel like people try to please others, but you’ve got some awesome points here!

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