Post # 1
We are in the “details” stages of planning. So we are trying to make sure that we are spending our time and money on things that people will love and remember.
Special kids section with goodie bags?
Ladies room goodie basket with hair spray and mints?
Stunning tea party reception with rocking after party?
Post # 3
I thought about this a lot before I posted because before I got engaged I was NOT into the details…I didn’t really understand how big the whole thing is. But what I really loved at the weddings I went to were:
- Chocolate bar favor from friend’s wedding with a wrapper that I was able to remove and put up on the fridge. It had their picture and wedding date and details and it was really cute!
- Personalized cake topper that was in the likeness of the bride, groom, and their dog. Their theme was “Love Me, Love My Dog” and it was actually really cute!
Post # 4
I’m def. doing the bathroom basket because when you really need a bandaid, tampon, safety pin, etc you REALLY need it.
I’m thinking a lot about the OOT bags too. I want our guests to feel like we really kept them in mind when we put stuff together.
We’re also including pictures of a lot of our guests in our slideshow. It’s not a stop-the-wedding production but more like a giant digital fram that’ll just show pictures all night.
I’m throwing around the idea of flip flops too for people who want to kick their heels off.
And def. an afterparty area (maybe a conf room or something) where our guests can go when the bar closes.
Post # 5
i love this thread already! i’m big into the details–but not things like centerpieces or china, or things like that.
one wedding i went to had little wooden signs all over the place with phrases—“happily ever after starts here”, and it was so cute! the signs were small, and somewhat hidden, which made it totally cute. i may be stealing that idea and doing it at my wedding 🙂
Post # 6
Let me say- my guests LOVED the OOT bags. Loved them. My great aunt sent me a thank you note after the wedding to tell us what a great time she had and how much she loved them.
Ours were not too expensive- i bought the bags from paper plus and we had watter bottles (re-labeled) Chocolate bars (made locally) some local hazlenuts, a guide to Portland that was all of our favorite places and why we liked them, umbrellas (dollar store!) and a letter.
in the letter i wrote how much we appreciated people making the effort to come, and some details like the non hosted brunch.
The hotel gave them to people at check in and everyone was so impressed by them! Reading this site they seem more common, but all my guests thought I was amazing for coming up with the idea lol.
Post # 7
Great thread, hopefully we’ll get loads of inspiration!
I’m def doing flip flop basket, bathroom baskets, after party (although I think I’d be deported if we didn’t do that!) and some form of fauxtobooth. I just think a lot of happy people could make pics we’ll laugh at in decades to come.