Thursday, May 26, 2011

Personalized Cake Toppers

Seriously...I am in LOVE with etsy!! What can you not find there!?!? I was just browsing around and came across these adorable custom cake toppers, and I just had to share! Check out Enchanted You. The cake topper will be sculpted to look like you. It can be created in any theme and can include any background and details that you want.

And if you want your cake topper to be a little less themed check out these:

Friday, May 13, 2011

Guest Book Alternatives

Traditionally, couples would provide a guest book for their guests to sign as they arrived at the wedding ceremony. This book was literally nothing more than pages of people’s names and addresses. As time went on and couples became more practical and weddings became more personal, this traditional guest book was quickly put aside for something a bit more unique.

Guests are no longer writing their names and addresses, but instead leaving love notes, congratulations, and wishes for the future. We’ve seen so many new ways to collect these thoughts from your guests and we wanted to share them.

So, if you’re currently looking for a great “guest book” idea, check out some of these suggestions:

The Photo Guest Book:

1. You can use your engagement photos to create a photobook from an online company like Shutterfly or Snapfish. Your guests can either sign on or next to the photos or you can leave every other page blank for their notes. And if you aren't interested in making the book yourself, check with your photographer; Many photographers are now offering this as an option as well.

2. You can also purchase an instant photo guest book which combines the traditional guest book with a photo album. Purchase either the polaroid or digital version, and your guests can have their picture taken to be inserted right next to their message to you.

Signature Frame / Guest Log / Signature Plates:
These are just some different mediums for collecting guest signatures and allow you to display them in your home after the wedding.

Wish Tree / Mailbox Wishes
Include a sign with your wish tree with some instructions for your guests

Or collect advice a different way:

Have one of these mailboxes set out with note cards and pre-addressed and stamped envelopes. How fun would it be to return home from your honeymoon to find your mail full of these handwritten notes from your family and friends.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Edible Escort Cards

So many couples in the midst of planning a wedding struggle with d├ęcor, budget, and even environmental issues.  How can you add a bit more color and style to your reception?  How can you save money?  And how can you be a bit more environmentally friendly?
Here’s an idea!  Why not combine your favors and your escort cards?  These will allow you to add color, to cut costs, and if you forego the standard favor box/bag, you can even reduce the amount of paper you use.
Here are some cute edible suggestions to help guide your guests to their tables.

For all of the candy lovers out there:

If you aren’t having a traditional wedding cake, you may want to try these cupcakes as favors:

Why not add some beverages to the cocktail hour:

And for the health-conscious couples:

There are really very few rules when it comes to adding style and personality to your wedding.  So, don’t be afraid to think outside the box and have fun!!