12 Ways to Give Your Wedding a Stellar Touch

Your wedding is a special occasion you will remember for years to come, why not make it a day everyone will remember their whole lives. Here are 12 ideas to help your wedding stand out from the rest.

  1. Have a sunset wedding. Nothing can be a more perfect backdrop than the sun setting as you and your new spouse promise your love to each other.
    Stars who did this: Alyson Hannigan (“Buffy”) and Alexis Denisof (“Angel”); Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt; Christina Applegate and Johnathon Schaech

  2. Make the reception a walking distance from the church or wedding ceremony location…a great way for your guests to mingle and get them in the mood for feasting!
    Stars who did this: Miss Universe Dayanara Torres and singer Marc Anthony

  3. Get married under a bridal arch decked with flowers, lots of flowers! This one is perfect if you’re thinking of a garden or outdoor wedding.
    Stars who did this: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony; Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen; Heather McComb and James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek”)

  4. Get married on a yacht. This is perfect if you want a small and intimate wedding where only your family and closest friends are present.
    Stars who did this: Singer Michelle Branch and musician Teddy Landau

  5. Have a relative perform the wedding ceremony. If you or your future spouse have a relative who can officiate, consider this option.
    Stars who did this: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (married by Broderick’s sister, a reverend)

  6. Get married on a ranch. You can even encourage your guests to bring their dogs! This is a wonderful way to set a relaxed wedding atmosphere.
    Stars who did this: Diane Lane and Josh Brolin; Kimberly Buffington and Dennis Quaid

  7. Ride on a rose-bedecked horse and buggy to the wedding reception.
    Stars who did this: Jazz singer Harry Connick Jr. and model Jill Goodacre

  8. Have a weekend wedding and incorporate games and other activities families and guests can participate in.
    Stars who did this: Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer

  9. Tie the knot in a dual language ceremony. This is a great way to honor your and your spouse’s heritage.
    Stars who did this: Shannon Elizabeth (“American Pie”) and Joe Reitman

  10. Give your beloved pet (or pets) a role in the ceremony.
    Stars who did this: Annabeth Gish (West Wing) and Wade Allen

  11. Have a holiday wedding for a memorable theme wedding. Say, “I do” on New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July, Christmas or Halloween.
    Stars who did this: Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson; Rachel Griffiths and Andrew Taylor; Natalie Imbruglia and Daniel Johns; Julia Roberts and Danny Moder; Jada Pinkett and Will Smith

  12. Getting married the second time around? If you have children from a previous marriage, include them in your entourage! Your daughter as your bridesmaid, or your son as the best man.
    Stars who did this: Lucy Lawless (“Xena”) Rob Tapert

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