08/09/2012 02:24 pm ET

Unique Wedding Ideas - Cakes, Decorations, And Themes

Even if you're not a bonkers Bridezilla, it's easy to get wrapped up in the production value of your nuptials rather than the truly important love-and-marriage part. Don't get us wrong, we'd love to enlist McQueen couture, Mindy Weiss, Thomas Keller, and a prize-winning botanist to help us tie the knot, but the fundamentals of the best fetes call for Kleenex and blistered feet (a full bar can't hurt either!). No doubt about it, the Big Day is a matter of the sweetly swollen heart — and that's why the most memorable weddings are the ones that feel one-hundred percent personal.