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6 Unique Wedding Ideas You May Not Have Thought Of

Updated: Apr 22

Planning a wedding is an exciting process but with endless options and choices to make it can sometimes feel overwhelming. If you're looking to break away from traditional wedding norms and create a celebration that truly reflects your personality and style, here are six unique wedding ideas that you may not have thought of.

Bridesmaids at Wedding

Brunch Wedding

Most weddings occur in the afternoon or evening, but a brunch wedding can be a refreshing change. Host your ceremony in the morning and follow it up with a delightful brunch reception. This idea offers a relaxed and cozy atmosphere, perfect for intimate gatherings. This is also great for couples whose favourite meal of the day is breakfast. A brunch wedding allows you to serve mimosas, coffee, and a variety of breakfast and brunch items like eggs benedict, elegant pastries and crepes. The early timing also allows you and your guests to enjoy the rest of the day together, or even extend the celebration into the evening with other activities.

Forest Wedding Ceremony

Unique Destination Wedding

While beach weddings are quite popular for destination weddings, why not consider a wedding location that takes your guests on a unique adventure? Whether it's a wedding in the mountains, a desert celebration, or a wedding in the woods, the beauty of nature can provide a stunning backdrop for your special day. Imagine exchanging vows under a canopy of trees, with the sound of a babbling brook in the background. This unique setting will create lasting memories and provide opportunities for incredible photos.

Castle Wedding

Period Piece Wedding

Consider planning a wedding that is set in another time period. Whether it's a vintage 1920s Gatsby-themed wedding or a Medieval wedding set in a castle, transport your guests back in time for a fun and memorable evening. Guests will love dressing up according to the time period and it provides endless opportunities for creative decor, invitations, and entertainment.

Pre-Wedding Polaroids

Pass around several Polaroid cameras and markers before the ceremony begins. Have your guests take selfies or photos of each other waiting for the ceremony to begin. When they are printed out they can leave personalized messages to you and your partner on the back. Since this is a part of the day you aren't around for, it's nice to still be included and hear everyone's well wishes before you tie the knot.

Designated Seating at Wedding Ceremony

Designated Ceremony Seating

Give your ceremony a unique twist by opting for designated seating. Instead of the traditional open seating arrangement, assign specific seats or sections to your guests. This allows you to be more intentional with the seating plan, ensuring that important people are close to you and your partner. Keep in mind your wedding video and photos. Who would you like in the background and where would you like those people located? You can also get creative with how you designate the seating, using personalized name cards, small tokens, or even a seating chart that tells a story about your journey as a couple.

Acrobats Wedding Entertainment

Unique Entertainment

Make your wedding unforgettable with unique entertainment options. Consider hiring a clown or a magician to entertain your guests during the reception. You could even arrange for acrobatic performers or a tarot card reader to add a touch of mystique to your celebration. Unique entertainment keeps your guests engaged and creates memorable moments that they'll cherish for years to come.

Bride and Groom in Forest on Wedding Day

Planning a unique wedding is all about infusing your personality, interests and values into the celebration and allowing your wedding to reflect your specific relationship. These ideas offer an alternative to traditional wedding norms allowing you to create a memorable and meaningful experience for you and your guests. But these are just the start! Have fun brainstorming wedding ideas based on activities, food and entertainment you both enjoy. Even if you've never seen it done before, who cares, it's your day! So don't be afraid to think outside the box and let your creativity shine as you plan the wedding of your dreams.

Looking for a wedding videographer to capture your unique wedding? Contact DMS Video Productions today!

For your unique wedding destination, be sure to check out our friends who specialize in destination weddings!

If you're looking for a GTA castle or historic venue to host your period-piece wedding, you can't go wrong with Casa Loma, Catana Estate, Chateau Le Jardin, Graydon Hall Manor, Liberty Grand or Paletta Lakefront Mansion!

And for your unique wedding entertainment, here are a few excellent vendors we've worked with.

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