Besides the obvious of letting your guests know when and where the wedding will be, your invitations sets the tone of your day beforehand and sort of gives your guests a sneak preview of what you have in store.
Whether you chose to make them yourself or hire a stationer to do them for you, be sure to include the following: your names, your parent’s names (if they are hosting), date and time, venue and address, RSVP information and deadline.
MENU, PLACE CARDS, SIGNS, TABLE PLAN
This is great way to keep your theme going. They can bring a personal touch to any venue and tie everything together. They also can highlight any information your guests might need to know.
This can be one of your biggest costs but can be a great way to tie your theme together and make it all about you. Are you vegan? Maybe you and your fiancé have Taco Tuesday date nights every week. Is there a dish that you two love to make together? Or maybe you had your first date at a pizza joint. This a great way to continue to personalize your wedding day and make it unique.
MAKE CUSTOM CONFETTI
Confetti creates real smiles in portraits. It also makes your guests feel involves and can have a tremendous impact on the overall mood of your day. Use colored paper that fits with your color scheme and cut the confetti into different shapes and sizes. You can even use specialized paper punches to create fun shapes!
Choose a venue that maybe allows you to share your love story even deeper. If that isn’t an option, select the city where you first met, where you got engaged, etc. If you can’t do this for your wedding, I would recommend maybe doing it for your rehearsal dinner or engagement party!
SKIP THE GUESTBOOK
Instead of having guests sign on something, that you may or may never use, have them record a message on video for the two of you instead in a little booth that is private so they don’t feel so vulnerable. Make it as your guest book! Another great alternative is having your guests pass around flip cams and have them editing into a final video from WEDEDIT.com
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL
Having a summer wedding? Get married on the lake and go tubing after. Or have a pool party! Have a hoola-hooping contest, go bowling, grandma be the flower girl, a weed bar, get a bounce house.. the possibilities are endless, my friends.