The best weddings aren’t necessarily the most expensive ones. It’s those that manage to capture the right atmosphere, and celebrate a strong bond of love and commitment. You don’t need to worry about every tiny detail to have a beautiful wedding, all you need is the right idea, some creativity, and good bridesmaids who will help you puts your plans into action.

If you’re about to tie the knot and want a ceremony that’s going to be both fun and memorable, we’re here to inspire you. Read on for some brilliant ideas that will give your wedding that unconventional, imaginative spark.

Romance under the bright lights

There is something magical about ceremonies surrounded by nature and if you find the perfect spot, you could have almost a fairy wedding, with trees around you and romantic corded lights hanging around them, illuminating the whole party with a gentle glow. Things can get even more atmospheric when the night falls, and you feel like you’re dancing among the stars.

An adorable lemonade stand

What’s cuter than a silly little lemonade stand, run by an adorable child. Offer your guests some refreshments, and make sure that they pay back with compliments and smiles. Serve the lemonade in mason jars or wooden cups, and if you like, you can attach a little thank-you note to them, or decorate them with the help of your bridesmaids.

A cool ice cream van

Would you like everyone to grin and dance with joy? Well, what better way to achieve that than to remind them of their childhood by hiring a fun ice cream van and having it serve creamy, cold delight? Everyone will just feel so happy to see it, kids will love it more than anyone, and we bet you’ll have people talking about your wedding with excitement. Make sure the ice cream is served in delicious cones, and you’ll have an easy sweet treat for everyone.

Wedding games

Dancing, music, booze, what more does a wedding need? Fun games to break the ice! This is great if you know you have a lot of shy friends who aren’t sure how to start conversations. Mad Libs is a great option for some easy laughs, but you can also try Jenga, Scrabble, or a number of others.

Thank you notes with a big selfie

If you want to make sure your guests feel appreciated, sending them thank-you notes for attending is a sweet little touch. Instead of a random patterned paper, why not write the note on the back of a photograph? Make sure everyone is happy and drunk, take a big selfie with all your guests, and then send everyone that picture to remind them of the good times.

A warm welcome

Loved ones who come from abroad will probably arrive exhausted. To help them get their mojo back and feel excited about the ceremony, why not gift them with welcome baskets? Small things such as chocolate, lip balm, scented soap, bath salts, tea blends, and water bottles work really well and will make them feel refreshed.

Caricature artist portraits

Hiring a caricature artist is bound to be hilarious. Break the ice by having the artist draw you as a couple, then let the other guests approach and ask for their own caricatures. The results are bound to be memorable, and everyone gets to keep a drawing of themselves and later pin it up in their house and laugh every time they see it. Another good idea? Get a photo booth and let guests make their own memories.

Whether you like big, traditional weddings, or small, intimate ceremonies, there’s really no reason not to make the best of the event and give it your own little touch of fun. This is a big day for you, so having a good time takes priority, and these are just some of the ways that you can do that.