At Origami Fox, we love all things quirky. And why not! So here are our top 5 quirky wedding ideas that will make sure everyone’s talking about your wedding day long after the celebrations have ended.
1. Mismatch everything
You don’t need to have a wedding theme, and you don’t need everything to match either! With the popularity of the shabby chic and vintage trends comes the option to mix and match all aspects of your wedding from the furniture and the crockery to the bridesmaid dresses. This is your big day – have fun with it! Charity shops are a great place to start as well as local car boot sales and Facebook groups. Preloved often has some great wedding bargains to snap up while Hobbycraft provides lots of inspiration.
2. Dress differently
You can customise every part of your wedding so why not choose a brightly coloured dress instead of the traditional white or ivory? I fell in love with Charlotte Balbier’s Untamed Love collection and DevilNight sell some incredible, Gothic-style, black dresses but if you’d rather something a little more upbeat, there are plenty of brightly coloured gowns available elsewhere. And it’s not only about the colour! You can add plenty of personal touches such as lace or embroidery, a colourful veil or shoes – I wore Irregular Choice shoes for my day. For brides who love to go against the grain, I also love the idea of draping a personalised leather jacket over your dress. This idea is showcased beautifully by my very talented friend Claire Satera (aka Daisy Bisley) whose custom leather jackets are totally awesome. She uses her calligraphy talent to tailor each design to your personal preference and make a very unique gift that you can wear long after your wedding day.
3. Brighten up your bouquets
One bride in Iowa decided to shun the traditional bouquets for her and her bridesmaids. Instead, she gave each one a rescue dog in the hope that it would attract attention and give these puppies a much-needed home. Adorable. If dogs aren’t your bag, then you can switch out bouquets for any type of fun replacement, such as tambourines so that your bridesmaids can ‘accompany’ you down the aisle. They will also provide plenty of entertainment when the evening rolls around and a fab souvenir of the day. Or paper flowers, which, as it happens, I create on special commission.
4. Include space on your RSVPs for song requests
That way, even the most dancefloor-phobic person will be tempted to get up and have a boogie when they hear their favourite tune. It’s also a great way to make your guests a real part of the wedding and cater to everyone’s tastes, whilst compiling a playlist that is sure to take in a whole range of influences and genres! Disclaimer: you may need to edit the choices depending on your friends.
5. Do a ‘First Look’
Ok, so this one is strictly just for the bride and groom but these are the most important people after all! A first look before you walk down the aisle is a lovely opportunity to settle those pre-wedding nerves and see one another for the ‘first time’ when it’s just the two of you and before the ceremony begins. It’s also a fabulous photo opportunity!
The key to making your wedding stand out is all about finding those areas where you can add little quirks and touches that put your own unique stamp on the day. These are just a handful of quirky wedding ideas to give you some inspiration but we have plenty of experience creating original add-ons to make your wedding something extra special. Unfold more at origamifox.co.uk!