Have you been searching the web endlessly for unique ideas for your special day? You may have seen a lot, but you've not seen these.
It's time to stop looking and get planning as we show you how to make your wedding extra special. Ready to get excited? Let's get started!
Editor's Note: This post was originally posted in July 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness in March 2019.
1. Hangover Recovery Kit
Give your guests something a little different as a wedding favour - their very own Hangover Kit. You can easily make them up yourselves to include headache tablets, a bottle of water and mints, or you can buy them from The Unusual Gift over at Etsy.
2. Make a virtual wedding list
Have your guests asked you for gift ideas ahead of the big day? Save the stress by making an Amazon Wedding List. If you're stuck for ideas, Amazon has loads of great recommendations.
This service also allows you to compile a wishlist, send out a custom URL to your guests, and keep track of who bought what. Just think how much easier it'll be to write your thank you cards!
3. 'Tying the knot' Cards
Here's a really unique wedding idea that's fab for those on a budget too.
The Natural Wedding Company made these adorable 'tie the knot' save the date cards which are simple but oh-so sentimental.
With brown card and string, you can make the perfect rustic thing!
Give your guests a little game to play by giving them badges with either the groom or bride's face on to depict which of the happy couple they know.
It will make a great ice-breaker as guests can start by asking one another how they know the groom or bride - they may even end up making some new friends!
5. Anniversary Piñata
Here's another amazing idea to make your wedding extra special - why not feature a time capsule at your wedding in the form of a pinata?
Get your friends and family to leave messages inside for you to open on your One Year Anniversary.
Mm-mm-mm - who doesn't love a tasty midnight snack?
Single doughnuts are relatively inexpensive and make the perfect favour. Not only do they look cute, but unlike many other favours, they're unlikely to go to waste.
Krispy Kreme offer special doughnuts for weddings in cute individual little boxes - go check them out!
7. Jenga guestbook
Who says your guest book has to be a book? Turn your Jenga bricks into a guest book where they can write anything they want to. Every time you want to play Jenga in years to come, you'll think back to your wedding day.
This is also a wonderful idea for the kids to get involved with, whether you already have them or are planning to in the future.
8. Song request
Are you stuck for ideas on what songs to play at your wedding? Ask your guests! Add a line on your RSVPs where they can share their song suggestions. You'll get plenty of inspiration for your big day, and it'll be unlike any other playlist out there!
9. Keep it fun at the Kid's Table
The kids love a unique wedding day too!
Keep the little ones entertained by including fun activity packs at their table. Think crayons, paper, sweets - they'll love it. If you've got the room, add board games and lots of balloons for some extra fun.
10. Fairy Dust
Speaking of kids, instead of confetti, why not reach for the Fairy Dust instead? It will surely bring more magic to your wedding for the little ones and big kids amongst you.
What a quirky idea! Learn how to make yours in the video above.
11. Bubbles reception
Want to add even more magic? Add some bubbles - they make everyone happy! Consider giving little bubble wands to everyone instead of confetti, or allow guest to choose their confetti of choice.
12. Video booth
Get guests to leave video messages for the instead of written messages and the later it gets, the funnier they might get too! You can choose your own rules for your video booth - you could get people to sing their favourite songs, or give heartfelt messages - the choice is yours.
13. Polaroid guest book
This is a sweet idea and will make a great memory book of your big day. Invite guests to take a quick snap of themselves with a Polaroid camera and add their thoughts.
14. Olive oil bottles
If you're a keen chef you'll love these quirky wedding favours of flavoured oils. These are handmade, so they'll be extra-special to your guests and also useful - who doesn't love fresh bread dipped in olive oil?
Pepper Design Blog will show you how to make yours...
15. Wishing stone
Add a nautical touch to your wedding day with a wishing stone guest book.
Instead of paper and pens, gather some pebbles and sharpies and you'll have yourself some wishing stones! Add a rustic crate or wooden box for extra charm.
It's a cheap alternative to a guest book and will look beautiful in your home however you choose to display them.
Having a Summer wedding or perhaps even one abroad? Why not give sunglasses away as wedding favours. They're such a great idea for photos, and to hide those bags the morning after too!
17. Tea light jam jars
Don't underestimate the power of tea lights! Create your very own tea light jam jars as a backdrop or decoration for your wedding day to add a quirky, shabby-chic to an ordinary wedding venue.
Sparklers aren't just for Bonfire Night!
Light up your wedding photos by giving your guests their very own sparklers to play with. Remember to keep some buckets of water handy for safe disposal.
19. Cheese & pork pie wedding cake
Are you a cheese lover? Why not make your wedding day really unique by opting for a savoury cake instead of a sweet one like this cheese and pork pie one featured on Confetti.
If you really want to spoil your guests, you could even have one sweet and one savoury - your wedding will go down in history!
Enquire about yours today at West Country Cheese.
20. Tinkling bells
Confetti? How boring! Invest in some pretty tinkling bells instead. They can double-up as wedding favours too.
Recreate the childhood excitement of opening up happy post, instead of utility bills and junk mail. Put envelopes up on the wall for your guests to stick their notes to you into.
22. Flip flops
Provide your guests with flip-flops in so they can shake off their heels and dance till the end of the night. This is a great idea for the summer, although they might need socks in the Winter.
23. Instagram hashtag
A growing trend amongst social media types is to set up an Instagram hashtag so your guests can tag your wedding. You can then easily find snaps print them off for your wedding album if you like.
This is a lovely idea for weddings, especially if you're going for a more vintage theme. Fill up each newspaper with the order of the day, and anything else you want to put in them, like photos of the bride and groom from childhood through to the stag and hen dos!
Get yours at Make My Newspaper.
Hope you've enjoyed reading! If you've got some unusual wedding ideas you've seen, or had at your wedding, I'd love to hear them in the comments section below...
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We held our wedding at a campground under a pavilion. We kept it simple had baskets of Hershey's Huhas and Hershey's Kisses on the tables for guest along with a simple rose and carnation mason jar decorations.
Oh sorry, now I understand! that sounds beautiful Doug - do you have a pic?
Hershey's Hugs. LOL
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