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We’ve taken the work out of the searching for you, with our favourite non-traditional ideas for a fun-filled wedding day. Check out our favourite unconventional ideas below and let us know which ones you may try make your own. We’d love to hear your unique ideas too!

Market-Style Reception

We all know how much South Africans (and especially Capetonians) LOVE a market. This year we’ve seen unconventional brides and grooms opting out of a traditional buffet dinner and instead hiring a selection of their favourite food trucks – both sweet and savoury.

Personal Wedding Ceremony Backdrops

One of our favourite ideas for a truly personal and intimate ceremony. We love the idea of incorporating your wedding vows, love letters or even sweet text messages you have sent one another over the years down the aisle serving as your very own memory lane. Another idea we love is caricatures, they could even make great wedding favours! If you like this idea - have a look at Martinus van Tee Illustration.

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Feel Like a Kid Again

Bouncy castles aren’t just for kids anymore as these brides and grooms prove. If your favourite thing about a party used to be the activities, why not incorporate some of those good memories into your special day?

This year we’ve seen more and more couples bring a fun new twist to traditional parts of a wedding with the incorporation of games. Whether it’s giant lawn games during cocktail hour, ‘Flip Cup’ to get the party going or completely replacing a traditional wedding cake with a cake-shaped piñata – games are a great way for guests to get to know one another and inject a little fun into the more formal parts of a wedding. To find some ideas for the best wedding games in town, have a look at Mr & Mrs M Wedding Games!

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Tee-Pees

The perfect injection of bohemian-chic to any setting. A tee-pee, done right, provides a pretty backdrop for unique bridal party photos and endless entertainment for any kids invited to your wedding.

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Simple to make and much more eco-friendly than confetti, ribbon wands can be made in any colour to fit in with your décor. They can also be a fun DIY project for you and your bridesmaids too.

Snail Mail Box

A sweet way to collect any cards you may receive on the day.

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Gone are the days of old-fashioned buttonholes that have to make your groom sneeze. Bring the look up to date with something personal- if your man loves sports, try these quirky golf tee buttonholes. If he loves music- tiny guitars could be fun too.

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Lanterns Instead of Flowers

With the rising cost of flowers these days, we’ve seen brides ditch their bouquets and table arrangements all together and opt for unconventional ideas including pretty lanterns, paper windmills or single paper flowers. These lanterns would be gorgeous in a candle-lit ceremony.

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A High Security Ring Bearer

This little guy will definitely give your guests a giggle.

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Mr & Mrs M Wedding Games

Mr & Mrs M Wedding Games

Mr & Mrs M provide a fantastic entertainment service for wedding guests during that rather awkward "Photo-Hour". It's fun, affordable and very classy!

Martinus van Tee Illustration

Martinus van Tee Illustration

These caricatures are wonderful personal mementos of your special day, but above all they provide a fun factor as friends and family gather round to laugh uproariously as the s...

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