You want your big day to be unique. Personalised items for your wedding make sure it is and give you extra special keepsakes for years after. Here are some of our favourites, from aisle runners to vow books to the beautiful symbolic sand ceremony, and how you could incorporate them into your big day.
Printed or handmade wedding invitations and co-ordinating stationery, from the order of service to the table plan, show your personal style. DIY wedding items are the height of fashion, with brides making their own uniquely personalised wedding items in their own style. It’s easier than ever before with a range of decorations to choose from and regular wedding inspiration.
Wedding favours have moved on since the customary sugared almonds and have become a very personal way of thanking your guests for coming to the wedding, and giving them something special to take home with them. Handmade favours of cakes, gingerbread, pies and jams are gorgeous gifts that can be made with love for all your guests.
Decorative satin ribbon, in a variety of colours and widths, can be printed with your names and wedding date and used to decorate all your wedding stationery and favours.
An aisle runner is the finishing touch to your wedding ceremony. It sets the scene for the flower girls to scatter their petals before the bride’s entrance and can be personalised with your names and the date of your wedding. Wall-mount it after the wedding for a very special and unusual keepsake.
Your wedding ceremony, when you make your vows to each other, is the most important part of the whole wedding. Symbolic personalised items for your wedding ceremony add an extra element to the proceedings. Unity candles with your names, monogram or even a family crest, are one way of adding a personal touch that can be treasured long after the day as a very special keepsake.
The sand ceremony is visually beautiful and creates a lasting memento of the wedding ceremony. Coloured sands are poured from different glasses into one glass vase to symbolise the joining together of two people. Where there are children at the wedding, more glasses with sands of other colours can be added to symbolise the joining together of all the family in union. You can find out more about this in the Sand Ceremony Guide.
An old fashioned embroidered ring pillow personalised with the initials of the couple and the date of their wedding. A very pretty addition to be used by the pageboy or flower girls on the day, kept on display after the wedding and then handed down to future generations.
This is one of the personalised items for your wedding that you create yourself. They are gorgous little linen bound notebooks with gold edged pages in which you write your own vows for a civil wedding or partnership. Even if you have a church wedding, you could still write your own vows to each other in these books. Personalised with names and wedding date on the front cover of each book, marked His and Hers, they are sold separately so you could choose to have His and His or Hers and Hers.
This stylish personalised wedding ring box can be used to store and showcase your rings during the ceremony before the best man presents the wedding rings. It can also be used after if you choose to take your rings off every night. Etched with your names or initials alongside the date of your wedding, there’s a choice of simple, plain or painted designs to choose from.
The Story of Us Guest Book
‘The tale of one couple’s infinite love, the celebration they shared with family and friends, and a lifetime of memories they’ll relive together.’ This is an alternative guest book that can be personalised with a monogram, initials or a simple message. In this book you can write your own love story. The Story of Us becomes a personal record of your relationship and includes pages for 120 guests to sign their best wishes to you both. The book doubles as a keepsake box as it features a hidden compartment suitable for a few select keepsakes from the wedding.
Personalised drinks glasses for every guest or just the bridal party can double as keepsake favours that can be taken home. Have them engraved with your names and the date of your wedding with a message for added cheer.
Every wedding features celebratory toasts from champagne flutes to the bride and groom and to the bridal party. These interlocking champagne flutes join in symbolic unison to form a love heart shape when they are together. Silver plated, they can be personalised with a meaningful message or a simple monogram.
There are so many ways to include handmade, monogrammed or named elements in your wedding. Find more ideas for personalised items for your wedding in this range of wedding signs and be inspired by these 50 DIY Wedding Centrepieces and 8 Easy DIY Wedding Ideas.