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34 Things That Will Make You Say “I Wish I Did That At My Wedding!”

In a world full of Pinterest weddings (probably more fictional than real), most women have at least one moment in which they’ve seen a pin and said “I wish I did that at my wedding!”. Seeing other brides’ ideas and what has been done at other weddings is enough to inspire any bride-to-be…and keep you glued to your computer screen for hours on end. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite can’t miss surprises for your groom, your bridal party, your guests and even for yourself. From games to honoring the people you love, here are 34 great ideas that you’ll want to see come to life at your own wedding. 1. A live wedding painter to capture your ceremony/reception space and your guests Grey Likes Weddings 2. A wedding wheel with fun “prizes” for your guests to spin

Photo by Ren Davis of Studio 29 Photography 3. Arrange ceremony seats in a circular pattern around the couple so that everyone can see.
The Liberty Warehouse 4. Provide coasters that help people keep their drinks while dancing.
Buy at Evermine 5. Give guests to-go boxes so that they can take cake home.
Photo by Bliss Weddings & Events
Buy at BHLDN 7. Create cool door tags for guests who are traveling and stay overnight.
Buy at Designs by DVB on Etsy 8. Have a creative Mad-Lib RSVP card.
Buy at Gray Cloud Print on Etsy 9. Put photos of yourselves at different ages corresponding to table numbers for your guests to enjoy.
Kio Kreations 10. Make your ring bearer a ring security guard.
Photo by Megan Hartley Photography 11. Make/buy an inscribed handkerchief for your flower girl that she can save for when she gets married.
Buy at Napa Embroidery on Etsy 12. Add a pop of color on the tulle under your dress.
Photo by She – N- He Photography and Design 1. Instead of throwing rice….
Buy at thimblepress on Etsy 14. Compile addresses of all of the guests at your wedding.
Eliza Jane Photography 15. Leave fun facts about yourselves on the tables.
Buy at Seahorse Bend Press on Etsy 15. Honor guests that aren’t in your wedding party (or can’t be at your wedding).

(sign reads: please take a yellow rose and pin it on your lapel in honor of your sisterhood with the bride) Photo by Amy Arrington 16. Pin something sentimental on your bouquet.
Photograph by Alisha Brooks. Buy at ILovePaperkits on Etsy.
(This bride pinned her sorority sisters’ membership pins on her bouquet) Photo by Braska Jennea 17. Make your own Instagram hashtag that your guests can use. Not only is it fun for them, but it also allows you to see all of the pictures your guests uploaded to Instagram in one search.
Photo by Faithfully Focused Photography 18. A “Please Call Anyone But the Bride” list of phone numbers for your wedding party to keep stressful, last-minute problems away from the bride on her wedding day.
Photo by Brooke Courtney 19. Include a space on the RSVP where guests can request songs to play at the reception.

Buy at Love vs Design 20. Play The Shoe Game at your reception. The bride and the groom are seated back to back and each hold one of their partners’ shoes and one of their own. Then, the maid-of-honor, best man, and other guests read a list of “who” questions about the relationship (“Who does most of the cooking?”, “Who made the first move?”, etc.) to which the bride and groom hold up the shoe of the person who best fits the answer.
Photo by J.R. Phillips Photography 21. Attach your garter to a football for your husband to throw.
Photo by Amy Arrington 22. Write each other love letters on the day of your wedding and seal them closed in a box with a bottle of wine. Open the box on an anniversary.
Buy at Arrow Sarah on Etsy 23. Have the groom write a message to the bride on the bottom of her shoe the morning of the wedding.
Photo by Alea Lovely 24. ….or have bridesmaids do the same thing. It’s said that whoever’s name does not wear off by the end of the night is the next to get married!
Photo by Ericson-Wolfe Photography 25. Give each table a song name or lyric. When their song plays, the whole table has to get up and dance. If you are doing a buffet dinner, the song could also be the table’s cue to get food.

Photo by Lotus Blossom Photography 26. Create a piñata for you to break open on your first anniversary filled with notes from your wedding guests.
Photo by jenny demarco photography 27. Have guests sign a calendar with their birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Photo by Robyn Navarro Photography 28. Guests throw darts at balloons filled with paint attached to a canvas. You keep the art.
Photo by Katelyn James Photography 29. Leave advice/prediction cards about your future together for guests to fill out.

Red Fly Photography 30. Number your RSVPs with a black light or regular pen so that you know which guests responded or to help read illegible handwriting.
Found at My Coin Purse 31. Take a picture of the rings with a newspaper from the day of your wedding.Photo by Ashley Bartoletti Photography 32. Throw heart-shaped confetti made of pages from your favorite book.

Buy at Tree Town Paper on Etsy 33. Instead of asking for registry items, let guests donate to your honeymoon fund (also known as a nice way to ask for money as a gift).
Buy at Lola Love Notes on Etsy 34. Incorporate cake pops that match your wedding invitations
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Photo Credit: Orange Photographie Ceremony IdeasWant an outdoor ceremony but don’t want to sacrifice the dramatic moment when the doors are thrown open and everyone sees you for the first time in your gown? Bring the doors outside! Photo Credit: Wren Photography Ceremony IdeasOversized umbrellas will keep your guests out of the sun’s harsh rays. Photo Credit: Memoire Studio Ceremony IdeasHave your guests blow bubbles as you leave the ceremony. Photo Credit: Poem84 Ceremony DécorDress up the area above your aisle for even more eye candy. Photo Credit: John Labbe / Wedding Planner: Preston Bailey TransportationRelax in open-air transportation, like a trolley. Photo Credit: Azelle Photography Food & DrinksCotton candy will have your guests feeling nostalgic for summer carnivals. Photo Credit: Heather Fitch Photography Food & DrinksAlcohol-infused popsicles are a fun choice for your cocktail hour. 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Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio Escort CardsMake your escort cards work double duty by also providing a refreshing treat. Photo Credit: Ira Lippke Studios CenterpiecesMini arrangements of sunflowers in mason jars, accented with burlap, create the perfect rustic table setting. Photo Credit: Wren Photography CenterpiecesUse contrasting colors in your centerpiece to really make it pop. Photo Credit: Diane Askew Photography CenterpiecesAdd a nautical touch with rope-wrapped centerpieces. Photo Credit: Jack Deutsch © The Stonesong Press, LLC. CenterpiecesPlace your flowers in upcycled wine crates for a lovely vintage vibe. Photo Credit: Ken Kienow CenterpiecesInstead of oversized floral arrangements, place a mini cake on each table. Photo Credit: Lola Rose Photography CenterpiecesWorried about your flowers wilting? Use floating candles for your centerpieces instead. Photo Credit: Inspired By This via Reception DécorThe black and white dance floor transforms a backyard into an elegant, glamorous location for a wedding reception. Photo Credit: Abby Jiu Photography Reception DécorLight up the night with strands of café lights. Photo Credit: Jessamyn Harris Reception DécorGarden-glam centerpieces with family photos displayed in reclaimed windows. Photo Credit: Rochelle Mort Photography Reception DécorString chandeliers and twinkle lights above the dance floor. Photo Credit: Picotte Photography Reception DécorHang small arrangements of cheery flowers, like sunflowers, behind the head table. Photo Credit: Wren Photography Reception DécorMake a beautiful outdoor space look more luxurious with elegant chandeliers hanging from the trees. Photo Credit: Aaron Delesie Reception DécorAdd a beachy vibe with this soft color palette and laid-back furniture. Photo Credit: Liz Banfield Photography Wedding CakesAccent a simple cake with tropical flowers. Photo Credit: Life’s Highlights Wedding CakesA chocolate cake accented with sunflower and topped with lovebirds. Photo Credit: Wren Photography Wedding CakesWith a naked wedding cake, you don’t have to worry about the frosting melting during an outdoor reception. Photo Credit: Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer Wedding CakesA sweet strawberry-themed cake, complete with a basket of strawberries on the top, trimmed with rich white-chocolate strawberries and delicate strawberry blossoms. Photo Credit: Choco Studio Wedding CakesNot a fan of cake? Serve a tier of pies instead featuring the season’s best fruit. Photo Credit: Jose Villa Wedding CakesA tower of cake pops will stand up to the heat on even the hottest of days. Photo Credit: Sweet Lauren Cakes FavorsGive out sunglasses personalized with your names and wedding date in your wedding colors. Photo Credit: William Walker Photography FavorsYour guests will recall happy memories of your wedding every time they use these beer koozies, customized with a beautiful photo of your favorite beach. Photo Credit: Life’s Highlights FavorsSend your guests home with a delicious, personalized frozen treat. Photo courtesy of eCreamery Must-Have PhotosOr take it up a notch with this fiery idea, accomplished with flaming steel wool! Photo Credit: Nathan Desch Must-Have PhotosTake advantage of the warm weather to gather all of your loved ones in a fun group photo. Photo Credit: Inspire Photography Sendoff IdeasFor a dramatic sendoff, release lanterns into the night sky. Photo Credit: JoPhoto



Tropical Shirts aren’t Just for Party Animals Anymore

    It’s about style as much as comfort.

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    When you’re on vacation, wearing a bright tropical shirt is practically expected. But it’s not just because earth tones are for the office. Tropical shirts were created to be comfortable in day-to-day island life, where the heat and humidity can make even the most languid schedule feel arduous. Here’s what to look for, when you want to be comfortable on your getaway.

    You’re Here to Party

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    Breathable material, like silk or cotton, should be at the top of your list. By letting heat and moisture out, a tropical shirt makes it more comfortable to be active and to be in the sun without needing a hydration backpack. It also feels good on your skin, which is a nice bonus.

    From the Bag to the Beach

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    Also important is care. You probably don’t want to spend much time on a long vacation doing laundry, let alone caring for a delicate garment or sending out dry cleaning. Wash-and-wear and non-iron design will let you just take your shirt off the hanger and get down to the far more important business of relaxing.

    A Look of Your Own

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    But don’t ignore style and fit, either. While the classic tropical shirt has tended to fit loosely, and stuck to classic patterns, there’s a whole host of shirts that fit in different ways in patterns that fit your individual style. After all, when you go on vacation, it’s about relaxing and dressing the way you want.



    Wedding Planner & Wedding Coordinator

    Finding a Wedding Planner

    Let us be the first to admit that wedding planning is no walk in the park. After a couple has gotten engaged and the excitement of that special moment dies down, the reality sets in. And many couples have no idea where to start when planning their wedding, or what sort of undertaking it will be. That’s when it’s time to consider talking to a professional. Wedding planners, also know as wedding coordinators or wedding consultants, have the knowledge, organizational skills, and experience from previous events to help make your special day the best it can possibly be.

    Committing to your significant other was a no brainer, but finding and booking the right wedding planner for your big day can be a little more tricky. Here are some thing to consider when beginning your wedding planner search.

    Types of Wedding Planners

    First things first. This may come as a bit of a shock but there is more than one type of planner. In fact, there are about seven types of wedding coordinators. Knowing the difference between these wedding professionals can make the selection process all that much easier.

    Starting with a full service or all-inclusive planner. This type of wedding coordinator will be with you every step of the way during the planning process and on your big day. These planners are best for couples who may not have a lot of free time to plan a wedding or need help with small decisions like incorporating the color palette with linens and flowers. A full service wedding planner will help with everything from selecting vendors, to optimizing your budget.

    You can also have a month-of-planner. As the name suggests, these consultants will come into the picture in the last few weeks or days before the wedding. They exist to be an extra set of hands during crunch time. These planners can help with any last-minute issues that pop up unexpectedly, as well as working with vendors to finalize contracts and set up for deliveries.

    Another option would be a weekend wedding coordinator. This type of wedding planner is going to be a major component of making your wedding day run as smoothly as possible. However, they are not solely there for the big day, they can also help with organizing and welcoming guests as they arrive and planning wedding related events like the rehearsal dinner and morning-after brunch.

    Similar to a weekend wedding coordinator, a day-of coordinator is there to make sure your wedding takes place with minimal hiccups. Many couples wish they had hired a day-of coordinator after the fact. They ease the stress of having to focus on the tiny details so your special day can be enjoyed to the fullest.

    If you are planning an out of state, or out of country wedding. A destination wedding coordinator may be the best choice for you. If you and your fiancé(e) can’t physically be there for planning, a professional consultant may be the way to go. These wedding planners meet with vendors, scout for venues, and understand specific regional information like weather, since that can be a huge aspect of planning any wedding.

    There are also planners who work specifically with scouting venues and giving referrals. This type of planner will be able to go with you to look at venues and negotiate vendor contracts. These planners are often very well connected and can help you meet with vendors that are considered the best in the business.

    If none of these options seem like the best fit for you, consider looking for wedding planners that have services à la carte. Planners are aware that not everyone wants or needs every service they provide. Creating a custom planning package can be easier on the budget and still allow for professional help.

    Wedding Planner Prices

    The cost of hiring a wedding planner will vary from state to state, region to region, and country to country. Full service coordinators are going to be more expensive than day-of planners. Planners in less populated areas are also likely to be less expensive and so will the cost of the entire wedding.



    Wedding Officiant & Wedding Ceremony Officiants

    How to Pick a Great Wedding Officiant

    While browsing through wedding officiants may not be the most talked about or glamorous decision to make during the wedding planning process, it’s crucial to the ceremony. Let’s be honest, there’s no ceremony without an officiant. Unless you’re absolutely certain about your officiant, finding the best person to perform the ceremony can be difficult, especially if you’re getting married in an unfamiliar area where you may not have a strong connection with a religious leader or judge. If you’re having trouble finding someone, don’t worry! We’re here to help.

    First and foremost, check the laws! Find out if the state (or country) you’re getting married in has any restrictions on who can and can’t marry you. Check out our marriage laws by state to see what your state requires. From there, your officiant search can begin. For non-religious couples, here are some tips for choosing a non-religious officiant!

    Ask for Officiant Advice

    When you’re finally ready to start your search, ask around. People are always willing to give wedding planning advice. You can even chat with other couples in our wedding forums. To find local officiants using WeddingWire, just select ‘officiant’ from the middle column in the drop down menu on the homepage and enter your wedding destination city and state OR zip code. You can read reviews from real couples who have used the officiant before.

    When looking at wedding officiants, whether they are a religious figure or not, it is paramount to meet them in person before booking. It’s important that you and your fiancé(e) feel comfortable around them, and for them to get a sense of the two of you as a couple. It’s not uncommon for a wedding officiant to have several “counseling” sessions to get to know the couple better before the ceremony.

    Questions to Ask Your Wedding Officiant

    It’s during this face-to-face time we suggest asking any and all questions you have concerning their part in your wedding. Here are a couple of our suggestions: Are you available for our wedding day and location? What is the best way to contact you and how soon should I expect a response? What do you charge and how is that price broken down? Is there any kind of flexibility with the format of the ceremony? Can other people (family and friends) speak during the ceremony? Can you work within our theme? Will you be attending the rehearsal? How will you be dressed during the ceremony? Do you have a traditional template for each ceremony or can we add our own personality? You can also ask if they have any video from weddings they have officiated before. This would also be a good time to ask about their history and experience. Wedding officiants aren’t just there to preside over the ceremony, they can give advice on how and when to apply for your marriage license, suggest readings for the ceremony, and help answer any questions you might have about the process.

    Whether you’re looking for someone to talk at length about the commitment you are making, or someone who will keep their speeches short and sweet, the ceremony is the whole reason everyone has come together. While planning the reception holds a great deal of excitement, finding the right wedding officiant will make the most important part of the wedding, your ceremony, all the more special.

    Last but not least, don’t forget to have your officiant sign your marriage license at the end of the day!


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