Post # 1
I want to hear your opinions, I’d like to have our hobbies in the reception and ceremony but don’t know how to do it… I like crosstitching and he likes to paint, thats part of our lives. Any ideas on how to include it?
Post # 3
I think it would be really awesome if you had a paint station set up as your “guest book.” All you would need would be a table with a few chairs, some heavy-weight white or cream paper, a few sets of paints/brushes/water, and then a clothes line with clothespins to hang the paintings to dry. People could write messages in pen then paint a border, or paint a whole pic, or just write a simple message in a beautiful way. I think it’d be REALLY fun and by the end of the night you would have all these paintings hanging to dry… how cool!
Problems to consider though:
1- make sure your reception venue would allow this bc they might be concerned about paints/mess
2- make sure someone has the job to check in every hour or so to change the water for washing
3- make sure someone is responsible for transporting the pictures after the event. drying time might be an issue… if you didnt have to pick them up until the morning after it would be ideal but maybe if you asked everyone to do it first (Like during a cocktail hour/before dinner) they would be dry enough by the end of the night.
Post # 4
Another thought for incorporating this into your ceremony too is to prepare something cross-stitched to present as part of your vows, then your FI’s vows could include a physical response element of painting to your already cross-stitched design. The end result would be an awesome multimedia piece of art/memento from your wedding day. You could then either display it at the reception for guests to view or have them sign it as a guestbook!
Post # 5
You could display some samples of your work as part of the ceremony/reception decor. If either of you has anything on a smaller scale you could possibly use them as centerpieces.
Post # 6
Maybe paint or cross-stitch placecards and/or favors (if #s permit)?
Post # 7
Wao!! you’re really fast thinking and let me tell you that’s a great idea!!!! It’s so hard for me to think of something.. All I have until now is of carrying the rings in a cross stitch frame, the circular ones, with our names and some decor or in the painting palette. But will be too cheesy?? Any other ideas?