Stuck for inspiration? Try these touching (and practical) tips.
During the Ceremony
Plan how you want to interact during your ceremony. Intimate moments can get lost in the scale of a park or beach. Perhaps you'd prefer to maintain a space a little away from your guests to keep a connection between you and your partner.
Often the hours before a wedding ceremony are hectic with photographers clicking and family flocking in. Write notes for each other to read just a moment before the wedding ceremony starts that focus you back on each other - be as sincere or as frivolous as you like.
Walk the aisle
Connect with wedding guests before the ceremony starts. Ask them to bring a single stem of their favourite flower or whatever's in season along to the ceremony. While walking down the aisle, collect each bloom, and by the time you've reached your husband-to-be, you'll have an armful of flowers, each with meaning.
Wedding vows can be solemn, but don't fake lofty ideas of eternal love. This is a declaration of 'us two together', so why not include practical promises in your vows to keep it real. We know a couple who agreed to make a real vow to each other. The groom's promise: to finally get his driver's licence!
Get the romance burning and the jitters under control with an engagement shoot. The images can be used for save-the-dates, but mostly it's a fun way to spend time together, be creative and take some of the pressure off your wedding day.
Traditionally, bomboniere weren't for theming your tablescape, they were for thanking your guests for their support of. Toss the token lollies but say thank you to your guests in some way, whether it's thank you cards or a gift to thank your wedding guests.