5 Ways to Tell Your Love Story on Your Wedding Day
While some people have known you since you first met, some people have only seen snippets of your relationship before you got engaged. So your wedding day is the perfect opportunity showcase your love story.
Whether it's your photos from your childhood or photos of your loved ones, as you create a new family you can share the story that brought you to matrimony. There are lots of ways to show off your love story – check out these simple ideas.
From the beginning of your wedding you can tell your story. Use your invitations as a way to bring your love story to life with pictures. You could include a montage of pictures from your relationship or a map of all the special places in your history together. Another way to tell your story is on your wedding program or order of service so your guests can read all about it while they're waiting for the ceremony to begin. You could create your own fairy tale and share it with your guests – just start with 'Once upon a time…'
You can decorate your venue with photos of your happiest moments together. Your story might start before then with your baby photos and photos of your parents or grandparents. Your story is also the story of bringing your families together. There are lots of ways to display your photos – whether it's as aisle markers, a photo tree, photo garlands, or as a backdrop.
Wood photo display by Designs by MJL
Signs and names
You can use your photos as table names or have little displays on each table that are a timeline of the road to your wedding. Alternatively, name your tables after special places you've visited during your relationship, or put a twist on traditional table numbers by adding facts about yourselves or even a little quiz on each table.
There's a new trend for creating an interactive area that will tell your story and share the things that mean something to you. On one table you can have everything from moments and music to stories and photos for your guests to enjoy. You can get those closest to you to record stories for guests to listen to, or share some videos on iPads. It's also somewhere your guests can share memories they have of you as a couple, something you'll enjoy looking at in the future.
Your wedding favors can be something that tells a piece of your story in a simple way. Did you have a date in a certain place that you could give gifts from? Perhaps a cinema ticket for each guest could tell how you enjoyed your movie nights. This is the perfect opportunity to tell your story in a way people will remember.