Today, brides are more daring than ever, looking for ways to push the envelope and make their wedding stand out from the rest. I too find myself looking for ways to put my stamp on my wedding. I’m constantly checking my favorite sites for inspiration and looking for ways to mix tradition with modern trends. This week I thought I would share some ideas I have come across that I love. Just be sure to keep in mind your overall style or theme and ask yourself, does this work for our wedding? Is it us? Does it make sense? If you can say yes to all of those questions then go for it!
Instead of sparklers of bubbles for your grand exit, try ribbon wands or glow sticks. Ribbon wands are an easy DIY project, and you can incorporate different colors and fabrics to go along with your color scheme (look for tutorials on youtube). Glow sticks are fairly inexpensive and make for a cool effect in pictures.
Instead of a traditional guest book that most people never look at again, try one of these ideas.
Have your guests put their thumbprint on a cool design like this one (there are all kinds) and sign their name next to their thumb print. After the wedding, frame it and hang it in your home. It will be a constant reminder of how much fun your wedding was!
Have your guests sign little pieces of cloth that can be made into a quilt. This is a great keepsake that will last for years.
Kill two birds with one stone and have your favors double as your escort cards. They just get thrown out anyways! Setting them out during cocktail hour is a great way to say 'thank you' right off the bat.