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Did you ever worried about what will happen, at your wedding reception, while you are gone for sometime to take pictures and pose nicely ? Oh my gosh, what will my guests do? Will they be bored, will the music selection be right, will they just wait for me to come back before sitting at dinner table and finally have some food?
What, what, what??? Well, here’s the trick. Give them a game to play and they will love it!
This is a small game, where your guests can fill out the words on one side and insert them later on the other side. Every guest, and yourself too, will have a blast when, later in the day, or after a few weeks, you will read out those funny stories. No cheating though… everything has to be spontaneous and it is not allowed to sneak over the other side of the page.
The girls of Sugar and Cloth have created a nice way to entertain your guest meanwhile you are somewhere else.
You can download the files here and read the instructions below; text is taken from Lovewedbliss website:
1 | Choose whether you want to have a blank heading for your own stamp, or if you like the design shown, then download & save the front & back of the guest lib by clicking the corresponding button above.
2 | Print the front design onto 5 x 7 card stock, and then flipping the card stock over to print the back. If you’ve chosen to print the design shown, there is a customizable box where you can insert your own wedding date on the heart before printing!
3 | Put a finished guest lib at each place setting with a small pencil, or you can have your guests pick one up on the way to the party.
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I love the look of a carnival themed event. It adds fun and a little nostalgia. Carnival themes are perfect for weddings and birthdays. The best part is DIY. Whether you’re crafty or not, there’s a way for everyone to get involved. Here are some fun ideas to get you buying or even DIYing for your own events:
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Nostalgic sweets and pickn’mix adds a really cute centre piece. You can buy the sweets in glass jars from many online shops (A quarter of). Or if you’re feeling creative, you can buy your own funky jars in different colours and fill them up with delicious treats.
Ideas box have amazing retro carts/ stands that you can hire for the day which are perfect for both weddings and birthdays. Popcorn, candy floss and Pimms are just some of the stands you can choose from.
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This party invitation is so fun and quirky. Whether you are planning a wedding or a party, this colourful and fun invite will let your guests know how much fun they can expect. Maybe throw in a swirly lollipop with your invites!
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The funky upside down umbrellas add an unsual twist to event decor. I love how it looks like carnival tents upside down. Add some funky lights or laterns amongst the umbrellas to make your decor stand out.
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Such a cute idea for weddings and you could get your photographer to take some really nice shots of you and your guests. To switch it up, you could have that as a backdrop to a photo area.
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Add a retro vibe with cute popcorn boxes and maybe some vintage soda bottles from American Soda
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Shoes! Shoes! Shoes! Who doesn’t love shoes?
I often catch myself drooling in a window as I see the most beautiful perfect pair of shoes! These ones are for you ,shoe lovers! Here’s a fantastic “Save the Date” idea where you can incorporate that ‘Perfect’ shoe. It also gives you an excuse to buy another pair! Not only is this a fun way to save the date, it’s budget concious as well (depending on the pair of shoes).
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Invites by Alice G. Patterson of Bella Figura‘s invites
After we spent hours raiding Vimeo the other day for unique wedding invite ideas we suddenly found ourselves intrigued and looking for more. As ever, we love anything eco-friendly, and this range By ‘Bella Figura’ with over 200 unique letterpress designs certainly fits the bill. You can view the collection here. Make sure to check it out, the designs really are incredible.
We love their recent collaboration with portrait and lifestyle photographer Alice G.Patterson. An exciting way to display their range with minatures and figurines, our favorite is the invite being shown as a outdoor cinema screen, completely adorable. A great way of taking something classic as the art of letterpress and turning it into something contemporary. This could be a great way to invite someone to your wedding, a print framed as a piece of art.
On another note, it’s 2 days until Christmas! Happy Holidays!
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Its never to late for Thankyou…
Have you ever gone to a wedding, a bridal shower, an engagement party, bought the Bride and Groom a gift that you thought they would really enjoy, and weeks then months go by without a thankyou card? You begin to ponder did they even recieve the gift? Maybe they didn’t like it? In some cases a year later a thankyou card shows up in the mail. You should be happy that the Bride and Groom have been using your gift religiously, but instead your left with this awkward feeling.
Here is some tips on Thankyou Cards:
A thankyou card is best to be sent between 1-3 weeks of recieving a gift. Some have said that Princess Diana wrote her thankyou cards every night before bed.
Writing the Card:
1. Address the giver personally
2. Acknowledge the gift and gratitude for it
3. Express how you will use the gift
4. Thank the giver again
5. Kind Regards
It is now quite popular for a bride and groom to send a picture out of their wedding as a thankyou card, so for personal cards like those, it is acceptable to send a thankyou card out 1-3 months after received.
Wedding Invitation by Bob Gallagher
We have over our time in this business seen many, many weddings invites, however the ones we love most are the personal ones, the silly ones and the invites where you see the couple for who they really are. Take a Canon 450d, two of your secretly stashed away rubber ducks and a willing fiance and what are you left with? A beyond cute animated invite, lovingly entitled the ‘Invitation of two great friends’. What we love about this invite is that little glimmer into their relationship, their “friendship” and their creative, humourous personalities! From the alphabet spaghetti to the vintage typewriter, all the small details make this invite completely adorable. Enjoy!