Wednesday, March 4, 2015

7 Ways to Extend Wedding Day Memories

So many people spend so much time and energy planning their wedding, and rightfully so! After all, it will be one of the most special days of their lives! However, many confess that before they knew it, the day was over and they were headed on their honeymoon to begin their new life together.  Many feel like they blinked and the day they had spent so much time preparing for is over…much too quickly! So, here are 7 fun and creative ways to make your wedding day memories extend far beyond the actual day.  By getting your guests involved through extending advice, laughter or best wishes, you are including them and giving yourself the ability to relive one of the most beautiful days of your life!  Here’s to best wishes for a life filled with laughter, joy and unending love.

Trend Alert! Having a “bucket list” at your wedding has been making headway. Create a bucket list for the bride and groom that guests fill out throughout the day or evening of the event. This one says, “leave a note, an idea, a plan, but most importantly…an adventure!  We promise to complete this list in a lifetime….” This not only allows your guests to explore their creativity by providing you with fun adventures but gives you and your spouse ideas of fun things to complete throughout your lifetime together! Dinner and a movie will soon seem like a boring pastime with this unique list of date ideas!

Some weddings have been veering away from the traditional guest book and finding other original ways to get their guests involved in their special day.  Maybe you could consider having a guest artwork board.  Find a blank board and then paint the initials of the bride and groom and the date of their wedding. Then, allow guests to sign and write notes on it.  This is such a cute staple to cherish and hang in your home together!

Some couples have also been choosing to do another nontraditional guest book by having their guests leave messages in bottles or empty wine glasses for them to open together at a later date.

Another great alternative to the traditional guest book is to have the guests take Polaroid pictures.  Some place cameras at every table (to catch things the bride, groom and photographer did not see) or have a photo booth!  This collaboration of pictures can be made into a scrapbook for you to have and hold for years to come. It also gives the guests a copy of the picture too—so they can reminisce on your day! 


If couples want to hear additional laughs throughout the evening…and have some entertaininment that the can be  saved forever, have your guests fill out Mad Libs featuring the Bride and Groom! 

Another popular trend recently seen at weddings is including an advice jar.  This allows guests the ability to leave the Bride and Groom their very best marriage advice for a lifetime of happiness and love. 

Others are getting creative with tab le decorations by placing a notebook as the centerpiece with the table number in the center.  The table number serves two purposes, not only does it tell guests where to sit, but it also signifies what anniversary the bride and groom will open and read the contents inside the notebook.  This way the bride and groom can bring the notebook out at each anniversary, read notes from their loved ones, and be reminded of their special day!  The idea of a time capsule is so fun, guests leave notes inside the time capsule and the bride and groom open it on an anniversary in the future.  

There are so many fun and creative ways to have your guests involved in your wedding and far beyond as couples begin their new lives together.  You could even have song requests on the R.S.V.P card, then enjoy as your guests hit the dance floor when their favorite song comes on.  Weddings are a time for celebration, love and laughter!  Hopefully these tips help you include even more happiness into your special day! 

Love! Kaitlin 

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