TODAY   |  September 22, 2010

TODAY’s wedding gets the ‘personal’ touch

Colin Cowie, event planner to the stars, shows TODAY’s modern wedding couple great personalized gift ideas for their big day. Vote for your favorite.

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>> personalizing your wedding , but with so many folks involved in your wedding , sometimes the bride and groom's personalities get lost in the mix. some ideas on how you and our wedding couple jeremy and melissa can add a personal touch to the celebration. good to see everybody.

>> good morning.

>> guys a week to go, how are you holding up?

>> we're so excited. we can't wait to see how everything turns out.

>> jeremy is just like vibrating.

>> okay, you're going to show us "today" thr today three items that can really help personalize the wedding .

>> it's important to think about the comfort of the guests because this is your first joint statement as spouses. so you want to make them as comfortable as possible.

>> it's fun to provide the ladies with one of these wraps. you can put embroidly on the bottom. so it's about $12 apiece.

>> that's all?

>> what about the menu?

>> i love the idea of personalizing the menus by putting your name on the top. it makes you feel welcome.

>> this replaces the postcard and this does allow you to balance the images a the table. we have smoked salmon and then moved on to some truffled scrambled eggs. moving on to sliced mango and wedding cape.

>> this would be a good keep shake, maybe make a shadow box out of it or something like that. and this is a great ritual.

>> instead of having a sign in book, each person getting to give a wish to the bride and groom. if you hit a bump along the way, you can always go back and read the wishes of your family, friends and loved one.

>> i love ritual, because ritual pulls us together and gets us all on the same page at the same time.

>> as they get ready, what advice would you give them?

>> we have made all the arrangements for them, they need to sit back and enjoy the ride . and make sure everyone has a wonderful time.

>> and don't forget to eat.

>> now to vote on your favorite gift for melissa and jeremy 's wedding , go to, you can also go to facebook or you can text your vote to 622639, text five for the embroidered shawl. six for personalized menus