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Interactive Guest Books

I’ve already shared a number of untraditional guest book ideas with you. But why not try something completely different? Get your guests more involved than a signature in a book to share in your big day. Have your guests write marriage fortunes for the happy couple – you’ll have better luck getting good fortunes than from a standard cookie.

love notes in a bottle

love notes in a bottle

Or have your guests write messages, roll them up, and seal them in a bottle. Open your message in a bottle guest book on your one year anniversary.  Or use it as decor in your home!

design mad lib cards to match your wedding stationary

design mad lib cards to match your wedding stationary

For a really fun activity, create a wedding Mad Libs for your guests to fill out! Write a paragraph and leave blanks for details such as name, how long they’ve known the couple, a word to describe the couple style and other customizable details. The cards would look great on your reception tables and are a unique memory from your wedding day.

Rainy Day Wedding Photographs

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, it might rain. I know it’s every bride’s nightmare and something you’d probably not like to discuss out loud but we can’t predict the weather so every outdoor wedding needs a contingency plan.

modern take on wedding shoes

modern take on wedding shoes

Don’t let raindrops discourage you. These weddings embraced the wet weather and look how amazing their wedding photographs turned out! Take advantage of the fact that water is reflective and add a few artistic, angled shots to your photo shoot. Be creative and order an umbrella for two in case it rains on your outdoor wedding – what a creative and interesting solution. Umbrellas add an element of interest to traditional photos so order a few to have on hand in traditional black, clear or an assortment of your wedding color palette.
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Just remember your wedding day is about celebrating so if it rains embrace it; your wedding photos will look better with raindrops than tear drops. When planning an outdoor wedding it’s better to be safe than sorry – and what’s a few umbrellas compared to the rest of your wedding budget?

i love modern wedding shots like this one

i love modern wedding shots like this one

My Perfect Wedding Venue

I could see myself having many different style weddings. I don’t understand how couples narrow it down to just one. I constantly plan the tablescapes for my barn wedding, the hotel suite for my destination wedding and the invitations for my ceremony at the Four Seasons in New York. Now obviously I just cannot do them all (unless I renew my vows every year, which I’m tempted to do just for the parties) so I constantly change my mind. But when I saw this picture I fell in love.

twinkle twinkle little star

twinkle twinkle little star

Wouldn’t this be the perfect venue? The room itself has a rustic, natural vibe and has tons of conveniently open space for my guests’ chairs. The stained glass looking windows add a hint of tradition by giving a nod to the classic church ceremony. And those twinkling lights above would be unbelievably romantic.

you could definitely fall in love here

you could definitely fall in love here

Did I mention this venue is in Venice, Italy? I could definitely get married in Italy. It usually doesn’t look quite like this since it was set up for an art exhibit but I wonder if I could bribe them to recreate it for my wedding day…

Love Notes

It’s easy to get caught up in the 23074798 things you have to do to get ready for your wedding day. Cake tastings, wedding dress shopping and fittings, venue viewings, the list goes on. Make sure your husband-to-be doesn’t feel even slightly ignored while you’re out running wedding errands during time you two would normally spend together. Love notes may seem a little girly and overly romantic, but what better time than the days and weeks leading up to your wedding to make this kind of gesture.

Leave your man a sweet note on the bathroom mirror if you have to leave the house while he’s still in bed. Place a card on his dashboard while you’re running out the door to meet your wedding planner or bridesmaids. Tape one to the remote if you have to run errands on a lazy Sunday afternoon you usually would have spent watching shows or football games with him. Choose a card like this sweet heart covered note or this funny set of cards, both found on Etsy.

sweet love note

sweet love notefunny love notes

Don’t know what to say? Steal a sentence or two from these romantic letters. It’s the gesture that counts.