5 Ways to Host a Personable and Memorable Wedding

Hey loves! 

Weddings have always been seen as a time for love, fun and the bringing together of family. At Events With Ambiance, I always strive to create weddings that embody all of those things AND are personable and memorable to the couple. I've decided to share a few tips of how you can make your wedding a bit more YOU! 

1. Create a wedding theme

I LOVE LOVE LOVE a wedding theme! Now, I'm not talking like, everyone dress up in costume type theme, I'm talking creating a cohesive theme so that everything your guests taste, smell, see, hear and touch go together! Some examples are: you and your love enjoy Italian food and are going to Italy for the honeymoon. Your wedding can incorporate a Make Your Own Pasta station at the reception and your favors are limoncello ( an Italian liqueur) or you host your wedding at a local winery! 

2. Get married on a wedding date memorable to you and your family.  

Hosting your wedding on the same day as your parent's or grandparents wedding dates, or on a special day for you makes your wedding more personable ( and also helps you remember your wedding anniversary, LOL!) 

3. Wear a tailored version of your mother ( or grandmother's dress)

One of the things I absolutely love is when a bride wears their mother or grandmother's wedding dress. There is nothing more personal and sentimental than wearing the dress of the woman who gave you life. Now, if the silhouette doesn't work for you, you can certainly take the dress to a tailor to adjust the fit to your specifications.   

4. Give out personalized wedding favors

Does your grandmother have an amazing cookie recipe or your aunt grow flowers? Share these special treats with your guests by offering them as personalized wedding favors. 90% of the wedding favors that guests receive end up in the garbage ( sorry!) so why not gift your guests with something that they will remind them of the amazing time they had at your wedding with a personal take away! 

5. Create a signature cocktail or serve your favorite food at the reception. 

Are you both bourbon fans? Then have your bar create a a specialty bourbon based cocktail for the reception. You can also create "His and Hers" cocktails to be passed during cocktail hour based on your favorite liquors and taste palettes. 


I would love to hear from you in the comments and find out, are you planning to do anything for your wedding to make it more memorable and personable? 

Until Next Time, 

XOXO, Amber 


amber sanders

My journey to becoming an Event Planner dates back to my childhood, assisting my mother with planning and executing parties at our home and for my dad’s fraternity. I was training to be a professional dancer at the time, so I never thought about being a “Party Planner”, it was just fun for me to help her. After a fabulous and exciting dance career that spanned 20 plus years, I began working as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in downtown Chicago. Because of my excitement for our studio events and knack for organizing parties, I was soon promoted to Guest Director. This position allowed me to see that Marketing and Event Management was something I enjoyed, and it was then I realized this could be my next career move! I spent the next two years learning as much as I could about the Event Industry, including an internship with Desiree Moore Dent, Owner of Dejanae Events,as well as studying and becoming a Certified Wedding & Event Planner/Designer through Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute. This is how I learned more about the business side of running your own business, which was invaluable information! During this time, I offered my services to family and friends for any event they may have been having to gain as much "real world" experience as possible. In May of 2013, I decided to get my business license and launch Events with Ambiance. It has truly been eye opening that I am now an entrepreneur, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I am grateful to have family and friends support me, my company has truly become a Family Business!! I am blessed to surround myself with people who are just as passionate about my business as I am; for me, Event Planning is about more than just throwing a great party, it's about creating an unforgettable experience for my clients and their guests!