19 Irresistible and Original Wedding ideas (And How To Make Them Happen)

Tired of the same old black and white weddings and willing to mix it up a bit? Here’s a simple list of 19 original wedding ideas you need to make your dream day stand out!

Whether with candles or lanterns, it’s easy to get innovative with lighting. Original wedding ideas.

Whether with candles or lanterns, it’s easy to get innovative with lighting.

Many brides regret not implementing at least a couple of original wedding ideas on their receptions. We understand that many times you are not in 100% charge of how to spend the budget but these original wedding ideas can be implemented no matter what the wedding budget!

Stunning And Budget-Friendly Dream Wedding Decor

Sometimes a couple of statement pieces is all we need to make our dream wedding decor come true.

1Is there a set of stairs? Just add a row of candles on both sides and your wedding will look like a million bucks. Feel free to use large candles or tea lights, they’ll look absolutely stunning!

Wedding reception idea using candles to light up a flight of stairs by Todd Events.

Wedding reception idea using candles to light up a flight of stairs by Todd Events.

2Pick your favorite song or love quote and add it to the bride and groom’s chair decor.

Austin wedding cutest chair decor with the lyrics from The Proclaimers from The Nouveau Romantics + Caroline Joy Photography.

Austin wedding cutest chair decor with the lyrics from The Proclaimers from The Nouveau Romantics + Caroline Joy Photography.

3Make your wedding reception entrance truly memorable for you and for your guests!

This is what I call an entrance! Fabric, flowers and a delicate chandelier make the difference. The Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina.

This is what I call an entrance! Fabric, flowers and a delicate chandelier make the difference. The Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina.

4A creative way of thanking your guests for attending your party and a dream wedding decor piece as well. 🙂

A wedding sign idea that you can easily incorporate into your ceremony or reception decor!

A wedding sign idea that you can easily incorporate into your ceremony or reception decor!

5For all of you book lovers, one of the most original ideas for your ceremony backdrop.

Gorgeous and original wedding ceremony book backdrop. Photography: kachergina on Flickr.

Gorgeous and original wedding ceremony book backdrop. Photography: kachergina on Flickr.

Original Wedding Ideas You Can DIY In Minutes!

Nothing more budget-friendly than DIY when we know how to do them. 😉 Therefore, here are a few original wedding ideas and tutorials to guide you on this quest.

6Unique ’to go boxes’: Forget the candy-wrapped almonds – this isn’t 1860 England. Opt instead for a unique ‘to go box’ for the guests to take home a slice of your delicious wedding cake! Throw in some on-theme patterns to the box, and a crafted letter and your party-favor woes are long behind you!

Unique togo boxes. This is an idea you don't want to miss or it will make you say "I wish I did that at my wedding!"

Unique togo boxes. This is an idea you don’t want to miss or it will make you say “I wish I did that at my wedding!”

7Like at any party, people misplace their drinks. Here is an original idea that will help them find their glass and save on your drinks wedding budget.

All we need are clothespins, which are dirt cheap, and a fine point sharpie! Or if there are too many to make order them here.

All we need are clothespins, which are dirt cheap, and a fine point sharpie! Or if there are too many to make order them here.

8Keep your loved ones close to your heart on your special day. You may pin photos of your grandparents to the inside of the groom’s suit or add them as charms to the bride’s bouquet. For more ideas on how to remember loved ones at your wedding, check out these unique wedding memorial ideas.

Original wedding memorial ideas: groom with grandparents' photo pinned to inside of suit. Photography: Shea Christine Photography.

Original wedding memorial ideas: groom with grandparents’ photo pinned to inside of suit. Photography: Shea Christine Photography.

9A low budget alternative for candleholders you can easily DIY out of soda cans.

A soda can turned candleholder in a few simple steps. Check it out!

A soda can turned candleholder in a few simple steps.

10Replace the light bulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights. Hang it from a tree branch. You’ll have gorgeous outdoor lighting without having to provide electricity.

Build a solar lit chandelier for your dream wedding. Check out the steps here.

Build a solar lit chandelier for your dream wedding.

Cute And Original Wedding Ideas That Will Surprise Your Guests

You gotta keep those unsuspecting guests on their toes. Steal these ideas before they become standard wedding fare.

11Arm your ring bearer with an adorable personalized briefcase. He or she will definitely make quite an entrance!!

Doesn't the ring bearer look smashing with his cute personalized briefcase? Definitely something to add to your list of wedding ideas. Get it here!

Doesn’t the ring bearer look smashing with his cute personalized briefcase? Definitely something to add to your list of wedding ideas. Get it here!

12Ask your guests to come dressed in black and hand them over Phantom of the Opera masks. It will account for terrific wedding photography. I’m sure you can come up with even more original ideas for your dream wedding!

Love this masquerade ball theme for a dream wedding. Check out how to do it on the site. Bride and Bridal Party Photo by J Clay on Fivehundredpx.

Love this masquerade ball theme for a dream wedding. Bride and Bridal Party Photo by J Clay on Fivehundredpx.

13Be creative with your wedding signs and make them a talking point that will help your guests break the ice. 😉

Original wedding ideas you will not want to miss!

Original wedding ideas you will not want to miss!

14Stream your wedding from your social media accounts! It’s almost 2017 folks and weddings are a celebratory event… let’s mix it up and let your friends and honored guests enjoy going crazy and sharing those wacky moments with the world!

I was at a friend’s wedding a few weeks ago, and when I walked into the reception hall, I noticed that they had huge flat-screen TVs adorning every corner of the room! It didn’t take long before I understood what they were for… Because within about 10 minutes, pictures of the guests kept popping up all over the place with the hashtag written on our wedding invites! What a brilliant idea!

Stream your wedding from your social media accounts with slide some.

Stream your wedding from your social media accounts with slide some.

15Vintage or wanderlust wedding anyone? A memorable table plan fit for the occasion.

Lovely and original wedding DIY for a table plan.

Lovely and original wedding DIY for a table plan.

16Childhood pictures. Still on theme with pictures here, but this one might be a little cuter! We highly recommend adding a picture of the bride and groom at the age corresponding with the table number assigned to the guests. In that way, each table shares in the telling of your unique story – as well as a few embarrassing haircuts! This also lessens the blandness of table numbers.

This couple incorporated fun facts about their relationship into their table numbers.

This couple incorporated fun facts about their relationship into their table numbers.

17An unconventional but totally awesome wedding idea is a piñata cake!

How does a piñata cake sound instead of the classic cake cutting ceremony?

How does a piñata cake sound instead of the classic cake cutting ceremony?

18Add interactive activities to create an intimate wedding feel even if you have a large guest list.

How can you bring everyone together to celebrate your love story? That’s the key to an intimate wedding. Photography: Tandem Tree Photography.

How can you bring everyone together to celebrate your love story? That’s the key to an intimate wedding. Photography: Tandem Tree Photography.

19An adorned reception bathroom.

An adorned reception bathroom. Add some fabric and voila! Check out the rest of the 19 original wedding ideas.

An adorned reception bathroom. Add some fabric and voila!

Try some (or all) out and let us know how the big day went! Or keep on reading about the trends for 2017 weddings!

19 Irresistible and Original Wedding ideas (And How To Make Them Happen)

19 Irresistible and Original Wedding ideas (And How To Make Them Happen)

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