Photo Credit: Haley Rynn Ringo Photography 

Photo Credit: Haley Rynn Ringo Photography 

Chances are, you have attended a few weddings in your lifetime and may have seen a few details that you want to incorporate into your wedding day. Weddings are a special time but are even more special when it is your own. Adding small details and personal touches create lasting memories and a more meaningful wedding. Personalizing your wedding avoids the potential for your wedding day to turn into just another wedding for your guests.  

Selecting an outdoor ceremony or reception can have the possibility of weather related obstacles. If the sun is shining, have your ushers hand out sunglasses while seating guests. Transform the ceremony programs into fans to keep everyone cool while you become a newly married Mr. or Mrs. For a crisper temperate, offer blanket scarves to the crowd in a cute display right outside your ceremony site. Present extra flip-flops near the dance floor during the reception so family and friends can give their heels a break and dance comfortably. Little gestures go a long way to creating a relaxed atmosphere for your attendees who will greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness. 

Photo Credit: Caitlin Guidry Photography

Photo Credit: Caitlin Guidry Photography

If your pup is a family member in your home, include him/her on your wedding day as a ring bearer or flower girl.  Adorn your furry friend with a coordinating wedding flower crown. It is not uncommon to see wagging tails going down the aisle and is fun to have your fur baby included in such a special event. 

Photo Credit: Svetlana Photography

Photo Credit: Svetlana Photography

Guests will have a little downtime before the wedding ceremony begins. To warmly welcome everyone, arrange for a drink station to be set up with water and tea with sides of lemons for your friends and family to have something to sip on while they wait. Design customized cocktail napkins with your wedding monogram for passed appetizers during cocktail hour to further demonstrate your brand at your wedding. At the reception, create a signature cocktail or two of your favorite mixed drinks to add personality to your big day. Winter weddings are ideal for a gourmet coffee bar or for serving hot cider in personalized mugs as a cozy touch. 

Photo Credit: Jenna McElroy Photography

Photo Credit: Jenna McElroy Photography

Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to attend your wedding. Whether it is a grandparent who has passed or a friend overseas, your wedding is a wonderful place to mention those that are in your thoughts on your wedding day. Leave a note in the ceremony program about those missing. If several loved ones are no longer with you, consider setting up a table with photos of them to incorporate them into your wedding day. 

Photo Credit: The Mill Photography

Photo Credit: The Mill Photography

Typically, your little wedding party participants, the ring bearer and flower girl, yield a ring pillow and a basket of petals, but there are no official ring bearer and flower girl rules. Your ring bearer can carry the rings in any vessel from a secret service case to a basket to wooden ring holders. Instead of the traditional ring bearer routine, have the little guy walk down the aisle with a sign or pull the flower girl to the altar in a wagon. The flower girl can ride down the aisle in style with a little-motorized car. If you choose to have an older flower girl, have her hand out single roses rather than throwing out the typical rose petals. 

Photo Credit: Erich McVey

Photo Credit: Erich McVey

Ma Maison would be delighted to host your wedding and all the personal touches you choose. With three breathtaking outdoor ceremony sites and a grand Great Hall, you will inevitably fall in love with what Ma Maison can offer you. Complete the Contact Us form on our website to schedule a tour to see what details and personal touches you can include on your wedding day with Ma Maison