(Closed) Ideas needed for special touches at wedding

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsMRS: you are already doing way more than we are lol!

Post # 4
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are having somewhat of a “wedding weekend” as it is such a small wedding (less than 30 guests), and most people are traveling and staying at the venue from Friday through Sunday.

  • For Saturday and Sunday mornings, we are having a “Starbucks Bar” with light and dark roasts, and various syprups, sprinkles, whipped cream and booze (amaretto, baileys, etc.) to spice up your coffee. We are major Starbucks junkies.


  • On the wedding day (Saturday), in the morning after breakfast we are taking an easy mile-long hike up the mountain that our lodge is on, and guests are welcome to join us.  We’ll also have various games set out for morning and early afternoon (outside: football, bocce ball, giant beer pong, and corn hole… inside: pool, apples to apples, taboo, etc.).


  • The last part of the reception after the cake cutting, we are having a giant bon fire outside and a s’mores bar!!! I’m looking forward to this the most!


  • For decoration, we’ll have lots of pictures strung up of us, friends and family.


  • Napkins on the tables will be handkerchiefs, which is a nod to my dad.


  • All drinks served in mason jars.


  • Instead of printed wedding programs (which people just throw away!), we are having one big chalk board indicating the day’s schedule, etc.


  • Definitely considering the basket o’ flip flops, but still on the fence.


  • We’re also hosting dinner Friday night, breakfask lunch and dinner Saturday, and brunch on Sunday morning.


Post # 5
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsMRS:  I’m not doing any of that, but looking at your list, what I’d like better then the soap in the bathroom, is some hand lotion.

Post # 6
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well, you’re already doing more than we are… But some of the things we’re doing are:

  • “Late night” snack – Hot cider and FRESH donuts (made by the venue’s sweets shop)
  • Masquerade masks (our theme is masquerade ball)

That’s about it and now I feel like a bad bride lol

Post # 7
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had people throw confetti as we walked back down the aisle so we filled lots of tiny heart shaped boxes with confetti and put them on the seats before the ceremony

Post # 9
8439 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We’re doing the

  • tissue packets (DIY, they don’t say “tears of joy” though, I used a different quote)
  • I’m baking our sweet n salty snack buffet items (in lieu of a candy buffet)
  • I’m doing an original recipe of mine for our favors
  • we’re doing a “local” dinner in the hotel the night before (NC bbq with hand crafted local beers)
  • we’re hosting a thank you brunch
  • custom Out of Town bags with snacks, emergency kit, map of the area and “quest log” itinerary
  • custom framed bar menu
  • games and surveys (rate my cake, wed libs, bride and groom trivia, etc)

We thought about doing a basket of flip flops, but since our guests are staying in the same hotel we’re having our ceremony and reception at, I didn’t see much of a point since they could just go upstairs and change shoes.  Of course we’re doing the standard open bar, cocktail hour, dinner reception for our guests as well.

Post # 11
8439 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsMRS:  mine say “the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears”

I think it’s a native american saying, but I can’t remember which tribe.


Post # 12
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

The only other thing I can think of are bathroom baskets.  Other than that, I think you’ve got everything pretty well covered!

Post # 13
211 posts
Helper bee

Bride and groom themed coloring book/activity books for the kids.

Post # 14
2948 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@FutureMrsLAL:  can I come?

That all sounds amazing your guests are going to be pleased:)

Post # 16
3696 posts
Sugar bee

Just curious – what is a “wine ice cream bar”? Do you serve wine and ice cream together? They don’t seem like they would pair very well. The only dairy product I would want to eat if I’m having wine is cheese.

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