Looking for creative ways to remember the guests who attended your wedding? Here are a few ideas to commemorate your special day and the people who came to support you.
For the the artsy couple there are a couple of ways to create a guestbook. Make a quilt from individual fabric squares signed by each guest, and after the wedding the bride and groom put the lovely quilt on display by hanging it on a wall or using it as bedding for their guest room. Using a Polaroid camera, each guest snaps a picture of themselves and personalizes the photo by writing a message along the white border. These photos are placed in a scrapbook to preserve the memory of each wedding guest.
For the couple who loves to write, find an antique typewriter and guests type their words of advice for the bride and groom on archival paper. Then, place the inscribed paper in a scrapbook using photo corners to be enjoyed for years to come. For a winter wedding, guests can sign Christmas ornaments to be used in decorating the newly wedded couple’s Christmas tree. The music loving couple might provide old records from their favorite bands to be “autographed” by their guests and later framed or directly hung on walls at the couple’s home. Guests can also personalize Jenga game pieces and used during future game nights hosted by the bride and groom.
It’s fun to get creative with your guestbook! Your family and friends will love your DIY skills and it adds a personal touch to your wedding.
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Trying to think of creative ways to warm up your guests at your winter wedding? Incorporating stations with warm beverages like egg nog or apple cider is a great way to keep your guests feeling warm and cozy. Try a station with different types of egg nog; dairy free, spiked with your favorite bourbon or spiced rum, or old fashioned for the children. Not a fan of egg nog? Try the same concept with apple cider! The cider can be mulled with various spices, spiked with brandy or spiced rum, or paired with other fruits, such as apricots, oranges, or cranberries, to infuse an additional flavor to this classic drink. Freshly baked cookies and milk can also bring in some warmth and provide a tasty late night snack for everyone of all ages at your wedding from children to your grandparents.
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