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A wedding that is truly unique needs to include one thing to stand out from all of the others: your unique history. It’s a big part of what makes you different, which is why you should incorporate your unique history into your day to make your wedding feel more special. 

There are plenty of ways to incorporate historical elements in your wedding. From central themes to small decor elements and style choices, you can always find a way to work things in. It just takes a little time and patience to find the right way that makes everything come together perfectly. Windows on the Water can help you determine how to incorporate your unique history into your wedding day.

5 Ways to Incorporate Your Unique History Into Your Wedding

If you’re looking for inspiration for how to put your history into your wedding, here are a few tips:  

Research Your Family History

Before your big day, take the time to research your family history. This can be a meaningful way to honor your heritage and incorporate your family’s traditions into your special day. Most people only know about their family’s history from a few generations back. However, online tools like DNA tests can help you discover more about your ancestors and where they came from.

Start by talking to your parents, grandparents, and other relatives to gather as much information as possible about your family’s history. Ask about family traditions, important events, and any customs that have been passed down through the generations. This can help you incorporate these elements into your wedding ceremony or reception.

Once you’ve gathered more information about your family history, consider how you can incorporate these elements into your wedding day. By honoring your family history and traditions, you can add a meaningful and personal touch to your special day.

Add in Family Heirlooms

One way to incorporate your heritage into your wedding day is by incorporating family heirlooms into your wedding planning. Whether it’s wearing a piece of bridal jewelry passed down through generations or displaying heirloom wedding favors, these items can be a beautiful way to bring a part of your family’s history into your wedding day. 

Wear Something Borrowed

Consider wearing something borrowed from a family member. This could be a bridal accessory that holds sentimental value, such as a veil or piece of jewelry. Wearing something borrowed is a classic wedding tradition and a great way to incorporate your unique history into your wedding attire. Not only does wearing something borrowed add a personal touch to your wedding ensemble, but it can also serve as a symbol of love and support from your family. 

Include Old Family Photographs

Incorporating old family photographs into your wedding details is a creative way to weave your family history into your special day. Display cherished family photos at the wedding venue or incorporate them into your wedding invites and stationery for a personal touch.

Use an Antique Getaway Car

Consider using an antique car as your getaway vehicle. This can be a nod to the past and a unique way to honor your family history, especially if you choose a model that has some meaning, such as your grandfather’s first car. Plus, choosing an antique getaway car can add a touch of vintage charm to your wedding day and make for stunning wedding photographs.

Let Your Unique History Be the Key To a Great Wedding

Your unique history is something that no one else can replicate. Why not let it be the key to a great wedding? Give your guests a look into the past that helped shape you and give them a deeper look into what makes you so special. They’ll love every second of it. 

Building any theme for a wedding takes work, but it gets easier when you have help from professionals. Windows on the Water has years of experience helping couples make their wedding dreams come true. Let us help you plan a wedding that you will never forget. Call us at (609) 208-9475 or submit our contact form to schedule a free consultation.