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17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out | CHWV

From your vows to your venue, your wardrobe to your waiters, be inspired by these unique wedding ideas.

1. Aisle style

Throw tradition to the wind and walk down the aisle together, as partners. Isn’t that what the day is all about?

2. First look

Another time to ditch the rules and let romance reign. This is one of the more unusual wedding ideas perfectly designed for two.

Prepare separately and then minutes before your big moment, share a few seconds together. It’s up to you whether you hold hands through a doorway or want to be seen.

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out - First Look | CHWV

Image courtesy of Peter & Veronika

3. Make a meal of it

One of the most anticipated elements of every wedding is the breakfast that follows. Introduce your own unusual wedding ideas by swapping a seated dinner for picnic hampers in the orchard or afternoon tea in the orangery. There’s a laid-back and ultra lovely idea for every venue.

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out - Make a meal of it | CHWV

Image courtesy of Matt Ethan Photography

4. Trash the dress

Whether you jump into the ocean or have a paint party, trash the dress shoots are supercharged with energy and fun. The photos will be fabulous, your memories will be epic and it’ll be one of the most unique wedding ideas your guests have ever seen.

5. Singing waiters

Surprise your guests and make dinner an event with the help of singing waiters. They could burst into a ballad as your starters are served or add a toe-tapping interlude after the main course.

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out - Singing waiters | CHWV

Image courtesy of Richard Skins Photography

6. And the winner is!

Who doesn’t like a little healthy competition? Whether you turn your lawn games into a tournament or host a baking championship to fill your dessert table, crown the winners after your toasts for a twist that gets everyone involved.

7. Personalised ceremonies

Some of the most unique wedding ideas can also be the most personal. You could write your own vows, add a bespoke touch to your ceremony wording or even commission a poem to take the place of a wedding reading. These unique wedding ideas won’t be seen or heard anywhere else!

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out - Personalised ceremonies | CHWV

Image courtesy of Studio Rouge

8. It takes two

But no more! If a huge bridal party isn’t for you, why not embrace unusual wedding ideas for your wedding party? You could forgo bridesmaids and ushers altogether, or swap them for your furry friends.

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out - It takes two | CHWV

Image courtesy of Ashley Gillen Photography

9. All white

Coloured wedding dresses have been steadily rising in popularity and now you’ll spot them in many designer collections. Ocean blue, antique gold, peachy Champagne and kisses of blush are all popular if you want to make this trend work for you.

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out - All white | CHWV

Image courtesy of Mary Costa Photography

10. Unique locations

Gone are the days when weddings took place exclusively in churches, country houses or hotels. Now you could celebrate your big day in a barn or make your vows in a walled garden. And if you’re open to a blessing, you could even celebrate on the beach!

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out | CHWV

11. Gin fling

Budget friendly and arguably more trendy than the famous fizz, filter your unique wedding ideas through to your bar menu and enjoy G&Ts on the terrace during your cocktail hour.

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out - Gin fling | CHWV

Image courtesy of Foden Photography

12. Suit yourself

First it was the top hats, then it was waistcoats and now it seems even the tie is no longer sacred. Shake up your formalwear for a stylish and comfortable ensemble by opting for more unusual wedding ideas for your wardrobe. Whether shorts, braces and a bow tie or head-to-toe checks, ensure your outfit reflects you.

13. Elope

Get married in a vineyard. Make your vows with your toes in the sea. Share your first newly married kiss at the top of a mountain. Eloping comes with some of the most unique wedding ideas we’ve ever seen!

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out - Elope | CHWV

Image courtesy of Love Skye Photography

14. Think local

One way to instantly make your wedding unique is to work with local vendors. As independent vendors who are heavily influenced by the place you say ‘I do’, the designs they create will add sentimentality, seasonality and style to your day.

15. Reclaimed and reused

Transform a dressing table into a prosecco bar. Upcycle a set of drawers into a flowing, three-dimensional floral installation. Create a top table backdrop from stacked wooden crates that have been cluttering the garage. The most unique wedding ideas will come from you, with a pinch of creativity, to become a one-of-a-kind decorative piece.

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out - Reclaimed and reused | CHWV

Image courtesy of Jodi & Kurt Photography

16. Theme again

You may think that opting for a wedding theme will be far from unique, but it all depends on what you choose. Your wedding is a huge party, so plan it like one! You could have a secret woodland ball, a live music festival in the fields or even a circus act!

17. Far-flung flavours

For unique wedding ideas that will wow your guests, turn your attention to food. Balance a traditional wedding breakfast with an evening menu made by artisans, from barbecues to sushi, tapas to toasted marshmallows, ice cream to paella and get the party started!

17 Unique Wedding Ideas To make Your Wedding Stand Out - Far-flung flavours | CHWV

Image courtesy of Paul Willetts Photography

 

If you’ve enjoyed these unusual wedding ideas, don’t miss another opportunity to throw convention to the wind! Check out these stunning colourful wedding ideas and brighten up your big day.

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