The Best Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

Whether it's a big idea or a small detail, Emily Clarke, of Emily Clarke Events, shares how to make your day a celebration of you.
by Lauren Kay
personalized wedding décor
photo by John Cain Photography; Sarah Kate Photo

You want your wedding to be representative of you and your fiancé, and who you are as a couple. To do that, try personalizing a few items throughout your wedding day, and guests will leave your event saying "that was so them." Here, wedding planner Emily Clarke, of Emily Clarke Events, shares a few ideas.

Dance Floor

personalized dance floor
photo by John Cain Photography

Personalizing the dance floor creates a big impact—guests spend a lot of time in that space. Do it in a new way: not just a monogram, but an image that ties into the wedding’s overall theme. 

Food Presentation

Charming cocktail napkins, creative stir sticks and thoughtful menu designs are great ways to infuse some personality into all of your sips and eats. We love to customize serving trays with vinyls or a fun motif that gives the name of the appetizer. 

Photo Booth

photo booth wall
photo by Sarah Kate Photography

Think outside the box for a photo booth backdrop. Choose something unique that fits the location or venue. A couple I worked with hosted their reception at an art museum so we created a custom installation with paint. 

The Details

personalized favors
photo by Sarah Kate Photo

Find ways to tell your story through the accents of the day. One of my grooms sent a confetti-covered cake to his bride every year on her birthday, so we created a multicolored backdrop and a "confetti bar" with confetti-covered treats for their reception. 

The Social

Hashtags have great reach, but guests love interacting with the party all night long through Geofilters—so personalize both. Plus, hashtags allow guests to show their affection for the happy couple while also encouraging interactions between guests that might not otherwise meet.

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