The Most Romantic Ways To Liven Up Your Wedding: Creating Personal Touches

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Picture your perfect wedding day.

Everyone’s vision will be something different. From grand Cinderella-esque balls to the more modern and rustic Pinterest wedding complete with mason jars and string lights—there is an aesthetic out there for everyone.

Regardless of how you choose to decorate the venue, it’s bound to be a magical and spectacular day for you and your entire family to enjoy.

However, if you feel like you need some inspiration or you need ideas on how to liven up your reception, continue reading.

From ice carving sculptures to rose walls, these are the best ways you can liven up your wedding and make it a day to remember for you and all of your guests.

Ice Sculpting and Sculptures

Hiring an ice carver is a great way of adding a personal touch to your wedding.

Why wouldn’t you want to display a work of art at your reception?

It will be the talk amongst all your guests. And look absolutely stunning in the light, reflecting and glittering brilliantly. You can talk with the ice sculptor months beforehand and voice what exactly you want. Ice carving sculptures can be used for a variety of purposes. Use its chilly temperature to keep your wine and champagne cool.

Perhaps talk with your artist about creating a beautiful ice landscape that will serve as a wonderful photo op.

You can customize your own work of art to suit the theme of your wedding. You can also select some popular designs like:

  • swans

  • monograms

  • hearts

  • silhouettes of the newlyweds

These are all romantic options that will give your venue that extra ‘wow’ factor. Keep in mind that they typically last four to six hours indoors.

Disposable Cameras

While ice sculptures photograph beautifully, have you thought about who will snap those unforgettable shots?

Hiring a professional photographer is advisable. You’ll want someone who is knowledgeable in the craft and who you can rely on capturing those memories, like the first kiss and first dance.

However, a photographer can’t be everywhere at once. So to fix this problem, have a bucket of cheap disposable cameras by the door at the reception. Encourage guests to take photos of everything and return the roll to a designated station afterward. You’ll be able to see your wedding from dozens of different angles and perspectives.

Add a Rose Wall

The best part about a rose wall is not the fact that they look glamorous in photos, but you can make one yourself. If you’re crunched for time, you can always have one made from fresh flowers.

But for the more budget conscious bride or groom, you can always buy artificial roses, and hot glue them onto a large base.

Make Every Table at the Reception Unique and Special

Here’s another creative idea.

When seating your guests, add a photo of the newlyweds at different ages in correspondence with the table number. This decorative choice will be a great conversation starter for your guests as well.


Your wedding to that special person in your life will be one of the most beautiful days of your life—no matter how much glitz and glamour goes into the decor. However, if the big day is growing near, and you have no idea how you want to decorate your space, think about implementing a few of these ideas, like having an ice carving sculpture made. An ice carving will keep your drinks cool while also serving as a magnificent backdrop.

They’ll add some romance, intrigue, and a special touch that will leave your guests ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘ahh-ing’.