Welcome to our April Blog Hop!
This month we are focusing on our favorite wedding ideas to help you in the process of planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.
So one thing I absolutely love to assist my client’s with is designing unique guest sign- in ideas that the guests will actually sign and brides and grooms will actually read after their wedding.
Photo courtesy of Carma’s Blog
Regular, Boring Guestbook
This may look familiar…its the generic sign-in book that asks for guests to record their name and address. No special note to the attendees, no room for guests to leave any words of wisdom–just lined pages with the word ‘Guestbook’ at the top.
I love when brides and grooms think outside of the box and come up with a sign-in book that is not only unique, but it is much more likely to be enjoyed again and again after the wedding. Here are some ideas to inspire you.
Photo Courtesy of Weddingomania
Layout a Family Bible and allow your guests to highlight their favorite verses to continue to bring your strength as you embark on your greatest journey in life.
Photo Courtesy of Marylin’s Keepsakes
Wishing Trees are neat because they allow guests to leave thoughts and well wishes to the happy couple and each note is hung on a tree. The more guests that participate, the fuller the tree becomes.
Photo Courtesy of BasicInvite
Mailed Post Cards
Having your guests fill out marriage advice on a postcard that will be mailed to you later (by a member of your bridal party or family) will allow you to get constant words of encouragement delivered right to your door. It’s a nice constant reminder of how special your wedding day was and the advice just might be very timely for your current wedding victories and trials.
Photo Courtesy of Mohome Designs
Have your guests write advice on the back of jigsaw pieces created from one of your favorite engagement photos. You can have a table set up to allow them to put the pieces back together as they finish and your completed puzzle can be displayed on a coffee table in your home.
Photo Courtesy Nicole Hill Gerulat; Styling: Blake Ramsey
Coffee Table Book
Speaking of coffee tables, another favorite of mine is the coffee table book from a city you love to visit (or maybe even the location of your honeymoon). Guests can sign the pages and as the book is displayed in your home, it is a constant reminder of all who were present the day you exchanged vows.
Photo Courtesy of Amazon
Custom Engraved Frame
This becomes a fun activity for guests. It’s a large frame that houses your engagement photo on display at your wedding. The matte around the photo is actually engrave-able and allows guests to literally carve their signature and words of advice to the happy couple with an engraving pen.
These are just a few of my favorite ideas but I get hooked pretty easily on anything that is not ‘of the norm’ because I’m a fan of customized, unique experiences!
The next stop is Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings on Natalie’s Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!
Blog Hop Line-up
- Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
- Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events
- N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka
- Rachel Huntoon at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast
- Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
- Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
- Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
- Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
- Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
- Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
- Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
- Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
- Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
- Debra Meadows at Meadows Events