Your wedding day will arguably be the most memorable day of your life. You will spend endless months of planning and scheming to ensure everything turns out perfectly. And if you succeed, you will create memories that will last for the rest of your lives. We believe one of the best ways to ensure a memorable experience is to include things in your wedding that have sentimental value.
Being sentimental automatically attaches the present with something of the past. By combining the two, you create new memories for the future. Here are five examples of sentimental wedding ideas you can implement for a truly memorable experience:
1. Re-Create Your Parent’s Wedding Photos
If you and your intended are the kinds of people who like to sit and reminisce about your own parents, you might also enjoy thumbing through their wedding albums to see those grainy pictures of the past. Why not carry their memories into your own wedding by re-creating their photos? Twenty years down the road you’ll be able to compare your albums, opening a floodgate of memories unlike anything else. You might even pass the tradition on to your children.
2. Dedicate Your Wedding to a Person or Cause
We have worked with plenty of couples who were thrilled about their upcoming nuptials yet still disappointed that a loved one who had passed would not be able to attend. You can still incorporate the memory of a loved one by dedicating your wedding to that person. Perhaps it is a grandmother or aunt who introduced you and your future spouse. Perhaps it is a parent or close family friend who has had a special influence in your life.
In the absence of a loved one worthy of a wedding dedication, some couples dedicate their nuptials to a particular cause. You and your future spouse might work with a particular charity, for example. Rather than accepting wedding gifts from your friends and family, ask them to donate to that charity.
3. Present Jewellery to Your Parents
It is obvious that couples exchange wedding rings on the big day. Those wedding rings symbolize their eternal love for one another, a love that will hopefully not be broken by anything else. Why not do something similar for your parents? You might consider presenting them with a jewellery piece as well – perhaps matching necklaces or earrings for her and cufflinks for him. A piece of customized jewellery is a sentimental ‘thank you’ to mom and dad for all they did to get you to where you are.
4. Incorporate a Special Piece of Clothing
Weddings tend to be formal affairs, but that does not stop you from adding a little bit of whimsy and sentimentality. For example, do you and your future spouse have special pieces of clothing you wear on a regular basis? Matching T-shirts from your trip down south is a good example. Find a way to incorporate those special pieces of clothing for a little bit of silliness and fun. It is something you will remember for the rest of your lives.
5. Engrave Your Wedding Bands
Wedding rings are meant to last for as long as the two of you live. Engraving your bands with a special message that only the two of you understand is a beautifully sentimental way to commemorate your union. At Engage Diamond Studio, we can create a beautiful engraving just for you.
There are lots of great ideas to add sentiment to your wedding. So be creative. A little bit of sentimentality can result in something very special.