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Make Your Wedding Guest Book Special

A couple’s wedding guest book can be so much more than just a book that people sign their names as some type of roster sheet to know who attended the wedding. A wedding guest book can be a special place in which friends and family leave words of encouragement and support for the bride and group along with signing in that they were in attendance. How much more special would that be than a plain list of names.

It also doesn’t have to be just a regular book. You could have your guests leave messages for the you in or on something other than I book. For example, how about having everyone sign a picture of the bride and groom. A picture is something you could have framed and display in your home and remember the special day each time you walk past it in your home. I know I personally would see a picture hanging in my home more often than I would dig out a guest book in a box somewhere in the attic.

If you want to go with a more traditional guest book there are many styles that you can choose from to coordinate with your wedding theme and colors. I bet you could even have a guest book custom made to match all of the other decorations. Just remember that the wedding guest book can be for more than just a list of guests in attendance.

Wedding Decorations For Every Style and Budget

Wedding decorations can rank right up there with the bride’s dress when it comes to stress levels in planning a wedding. It doesn’t have to be stressful though. You can start by flipping through some wedding and bridal magazines or surfing wedding websites online to get some ideas.

A great way to determine what wedding decorations you would like to have at your wedding and reception would be to first select a theme. Once you have a wedding theme it will make choosing your decorations so much easier. In addition to a theme, choosing a color scheme can steer you in the direction of decorations you light like. Ask yourself what kind of style or look are you going for, elegant and classic, or modern and refined? No matter what your style is there is something out there that will fit into your vision.

There are wedding decorations for every budget, from caviar and diamonds high on down from there. You can even have your wedding decorations custom made. This is great for every bride because she’ll be able to have exactly what she wants. With custom designed decorations you can make sure all of your decorations match or compliment each other well if you have the same company do everything.

Options To Consider When Celebrating A Unity Ceremony

bride and groom (free clip art)

bride and groom (free clip art)

The unity ceremony is something that symbolizes the joining of two individual bodies into one. This could be solely the bride and groom into one flesh, or could go even further and represent the families of each party involved joining into one big supportive family of the newly married couple.

A unity ceremony can be performed in multiple ways. A candle unity ceremony uses two tall tapered candles to represent the individuals. These candles are usually lit by the mothers of the bride and groom. The bride and groom then each take their respective candle and light a pillar candle known as the unity candle. The unity candle can be decorated with an inscription or monogram. It can also have a picture of the bridge and groom. Some couples keep their unity candles and relight them each year on their anniversaries.

The other way to perform a unity ceremony is to use sand. Instead of tapered candles the bride and groom use colored sand from individual containers. They pour the sand into one vessel that represents the union of the two into one body. Some couples elect to use classic black and white sand while others opt for colors that reflect the colors of the wedding theme. Often times a different color of sand will be used for each member of the family and everyone will pour sand into the vessel, this is especially true for unions involving children.

No matter which unity ceremony you decide to go with you can be sure to find candles or sand that will fit your wedding theme.

Personalized Wedding Flutes

wedding flutes (free clip art)

wedding flutes (free clip art)

Imagine it’s your big day and you are sitting at your reception with your new husband or wife and are simply glowing with happiness. Your best man or maid of honor gets up to give his or her toast to you. Now, picture in your and your significant other’s hands the most beautiful wedding flutes.

On these wedding flutes are the initials of the bride and groom etched carefully into the glass or crystal. The stems are made of elegant silver or gold depending on your colors and taste. At the bottom of the wedding flutes beautiful scroll work has been engraved to match all of your decor. These aren’t just glasses that everyone will use but something special and worthy of display. Don’t these wedding flutes sound much more appealing than your average plain champagne flute?

You can have personalized wedding flutes like this at your wedding too. Maybe you’d like a flute design in which both glasses interlock. Perhaps flutes that contain only a single base for both glasses to sit or rest into is more your style. There are special commemorative wedding flutes to fit every wedding theme from simple and elegant to modern and extreme. There is something for everyone.

Wedding Favors For Every Style and Budget

Wedding favors are little tokens of appreciation that you send home with your guests as a thank you for supporting you in your new marriage. Wedding favors can be personalized, functional, affordable, and even consumable. The favors you chose can enhance your wedding theme and style and give everyone a lasting memory of what fun they had at your wedding.

I personally enjoy practical wedding favors. It’s nice when some one gives me something that I will be able to use over and over again. I would try to select something that would work for both men and women so no one feels left out. Or, I bet you could go with two different favor options, one for all of the men and then a different selection for the woman. Maybe you could get the men a nice key ring and the woman a fancy candle.

Favors don’t have to cost a lot of money. You can get little favor bags or boxes and fill them with your favorite tasty treat and place a personalized sticker on it and you have an easy and inexpensive wedding favor. It’s good to note that usually when you buy more of something you can probably get it for a smaller price per unit. This is especially helpful when you have a large number of guests and you want to offer something to everyone.