Lake Tahoe Weddings – Uncommon wedding ideas


Uncommon Wedding Idea: Looking for a unique alternative to “clinking glasses” at your wedding reception? Announce to your guests that in order for you to kiss, they must stand up and tell a story, or share a memory, about either you or your fiance, or about you as a couple. Then get ready to reminisce, to laugh, and to brush away tears. Your guests will be kept entertained and you’ll have so many more special memories of your big day to look back upon.


Uncommon Wedding Idea: Assign someone to snap pictures of guests as they arrive at the reception using an instant camera. After the wedding, sign each photo, add your wedding date, and include a short word of thanks to each guest for having attended. Mail the photos to the guests along with your thank-you cards as an extra special memento.


Uncommon Wedding Idea: Many brides or grooms struggle with the dilema of what to get for the love of their life as a wedding gift. On this most important of all occasions, it has to be something extra special… and very romantic, but somehow the ideas just don’t seem to flow. We found a unique idea that we absolutely love – the perfect solution… For a very small fee you can have a star named after your sweetheart as a wedding gift to them. Yes, an actual star in the sky. Stars have been named after celebrities, dignitaries and other special people for years. Bet you didn’t know that you can do this for the person you love as a unique and utterly unforgettable gift. When you name a star for someone you love you also receive a parchment certificate, available framed or unframed, with the name of the person you are naming a star after, the dedication date, and telescopic coordinates of the star. You’ll be sent a booklet with charts of the constellations plus a larger, more detailed chart with the star you’ve named encircled in red so future generations may identify the star name in the directory and, using a telescope, locate the actual star in the sky! It really is the gift of a lifetime. What could be more perfect for the person who is the star in the story of your life? It’s an excellent idea as an anniversary gift for special people in your life as well. Get more info.


Uncommon Wedding Idea: Every bride is looking for unique ideas and special ways to make her wedding more meaningful. Here is a wonderful and very touching idea to honor the two mothers at the wedding ceremony. But be certain to have lots of hankies on hand because this is guaranteed to tear up the eyes of everyone present…

Ask your floral designer to design two detachable floral sprays into your bouquet. After your father walks you down the aisle, just before he turns to leave you and take his seat, remove one of the special flowers from your bouquet. Hand it to him and give him a kiss. Let him know in advance that this will take place and tell him that as he takes his seat in the pew with your mother, he is to present the flower to her on your behalf.

Then at the conclusion of the ceremony, as you begin to make your way back up the aisle as husband and wife, stop at the pew where your mother-in-law is seated. Remove the second special flower from your bouquet and present it to her, along with a kiss, before continuing up the aisle.

Don’t tell the moms in advance that this will be taking place! It is the element of surprise which helps to make this so very sweet and special. There will not be a dry eye in the room…


Uncommon Wedding Idea: Here’s a fabulous and wonderfully unique wedding favor idea! Searching for something a little more interesting than tulle-wrapped candy or useless little do-dads? Make it really special. Give your guests an elegant, but extraordinary gift they can grow. We found beautiful cards of handmade paper which have flower seeds embedded right into the paper. Your guests can literally plant a memory of your wedding. Here’s how: Purchase a card for every guest, and include a handwritten note in each, thanking them for sharing your special day. This in itself is a very warm and personal way to show your appreciation to your guests for attending – but this little favor is a gift that keeps on giving! Uncommon Wedding IdeaAfter the wedding, your guests will be able to plant the paper and watch it grow into real, living – and very lovely flowers. They simply “plant” the entire card into the earth, and soon it will begin to grow. Each card comes with planting instructions. The flowers it produces will be yet a second very special gift to them, from you, which will help them to remember your wedding. You will be in their thoughts often as they enjoy the prettiness of the flowers growing in their garden. Rest assured that they will tell every passing neighbour, and every visitor who stops to admire their garden, the story of how they grew flowers from the amazing little card of thanks given to them by you, on your wedding day. A very special remembrance of a very special day and couple. These handmade seed cards can also be used for extra-special wedding invitations, bridal shower invites, or thank-you cards. Take a closer look at these ideas!


Uncommon Wedding Idea: Did you know that if you are Catholic, you can have your marriage blessed by the Pope himself? You need simply send one of your wedding invitations to the Vatican for a blessing, along with a donation. You will then be sent a papal blessing which can be framed and treasured for a life time for it’s deep and special meaning. Ask your priest to provide you with information on precisely where and whom to address the invitation.


Uncommon Wedding Idea: Incorporate a piece of history and age old tradition into your wedding bouquet. Orange blossoms are one of the most highly traditional flowers which can be included in the bridal bouquet. Brides have being carrying this particular flower on their wedding day for centuries. In fact, it is perhaps the very first flower ever to be carried in a wedding bouquet, and one very rich in meaning and symbolism. What makes it so special? The orange tree was thought to be very significant because it is the only plant that bears both the flower and the fruit at the same time, a trait which symbolizes abundance. It was believed that by carrying blossoms from the orange tree in the wedding bouquet, the blessing of an abundance of all things beautiful and nurturing would be passed along to the new marriage. You can incorporate this special meaning into your own bouquet by having your florist include a few orange blossoms among the blooms you will carry on your wedding day, just as brides throughout the centuries have done.


Uncommon Wedding Idea: Here is a wonderful idea for a beautiful and creative alternative to the standard guest book: Purchase a silver serving tray to be placed on a table by the door at your reception. As guests arrive, have them ‘sign’ the tray using an engraving pen or engraving tool. These engraving products can be purchased at most hardware stores, usually for about $15 – $24. (Check the hardware department of your local Wal-Mart). In the end, you’ll have a precious and beautiful keepsake serving tray, covered in the signatures of your wedding guests. Display it in your china cabinet and pull it out for use on those extra special occasions.