Hello again, I hope you had a lovely couple of months. His+Hers=Ours is back to talk about Scott's and my new, exciting wedding ideas!
Scott and I have been busy, busy this summer. We've gone to five weddings and we still have three to go! Now that we’re engaged, we go to each wedding looking at all the details to see what inspires us and what we could do at our wedding. It’s been fun picking up wedding ideas from all of them and thinking of ways to put our own twist on them. Here are some of our favorite ideas:
• First Dance. At one of the wedding receptions, after the DJ announced the entire wedding party – ushers, bridesmaids, groomsmen and the newly Mr. & Mrs. – the bride and groom went straight into their first dance with their wedding party surrounding the dance floor. We had never seen this before and it was absolutely wonderful. Everyone was so engaged with the dance, taking pictures, tearing up and watching the love between them. At other weddings we haven’t noticed the first dance as much, because it’s usually after guests have eaten and everyone is finishing their dinner or dessert, getting a drink or visiting the restroom – it isn’t exactly the most romantic time of the evening. I feel the first dance is a special moment between the newlyweds, and we want our closest friends and family to see it. I know they will, if we use this idea.
• Table Games. Personalized table games are another idea we’ve enjoyed at wedding receptions. They are a great conversation starter if you don’t know everyone at your table. One wedding had cards with questions about the bride and groom with answers on the back. Another wedding had booklets on each table with different questions such as: What should we do on date night? Best place we should visit? What should we name our kids? It was nice getting people to talk at the tables and the conversation was all about the bride and groom. Since I’m a sucker for anything handwritten, we’re thinking about doing a version of both these ideas, but haven’t decided exactly what it is yet.
• Wedding Favors. Wedding favors scare me. Ha. They shouldn’t, but I keep thinking, what is the best, coolest gift we can give our guests to thank them for coming to celebrate with us? It’s a lot of pressure to find the right gift, especially since, once again, nearly all the weddings we’ve gone to haven’t had any wedding favors. One wedding did have favors, but we accidentally left ours on the table. I’m not sure if we will do favors or not, but one thought is that if we do wedding favors (our wedding favor tags are so cute, I want to use them!) we would offer options to our guests, and each one would be meaningful to us and in some way represent who we are. We aren’t sure what they will be yet, but I like the thought of it.
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