Bridal Shower Games That You’ll Never Forget – The Ultimate Guide

Bridal Shower Games

Bridal shower is one of the most unforgettable time you’ll bond with your family and  friends before tying the knot. We wanted to share some bridal shower games you can try on your own party.

Bridal Shower Bingo

The Gist: It’s bingo with wedding-themed pieces.
What to Prep: Create bingo cards, but replace the word “bingo” with “bride” along the top margin. Instead of numbers, list facts relevant to the to-be-weds inside each square. For example, one might be the name of the city where the couple is getting married or the place they got engaged.
How to Play: Follow traditional bingo rules: The first guest to mark off a line horizontally, vertically or diagonally wins a prize.

Purse Raid

The Gist: It’s like a scavenger hunt using each guest’s purse or bag.
What to Prep: Before the shower, create a list of standard items you might have in your purse—start with the basics (lip gloss, credit cards, keys) and work your way up to more random or risqué objects (condoms, dog treats). You’ll also need to buy a few little gifts to be given out as prizes to the guests that win. Prizes could be anything from candy to coffee shop gift cards.
How to Play: The host calls out the items on the list and the first guest to pull the object from their purse wins a prize.

Wedding Jeopardy

The Gist: Guests choose one of the wedding-related categories and then have to answer a question to win points.
What to Prep: Create a chart by labeling pieces of paper with the bride-to-be’s name written across the top margin and then several categories down the left side (flowers, cities, restaurants, movies, colors). Come up with difficult questions that pertain to each category. For example, “What flower has to be flown in from Holland in the off-season?” (The answer is the peony!). Finally, you’ll need to set out pens and note cards for each guest to use. If you want to give out a prize to the winner, buy that as well.
How to Play: Give each person a turn to pick a category. When a category is called, read out the question. Each guest then has two minutes to come up with the answer and write it down on her note card. When time is called, everyone has to put their pens down and show their answers. Give one point for every right answer, and the person at the end with the most correct answers is the winner.

The Newlywed Game

The Gist: Just like the famous game show, put the to-be-wed in the hot seat to answer questions about their fiancé to see how their answers compare.
What to Prep: Before the bridal shower, interview the fiancé with questions about each other and their relationship: “Where was your first kiss?” “What is his most annoying habit?”
How to Play: At the shower, ask the bride the same questions and see if she can answer correctly. To get the full effect, record a video of the answers and play back the responses to each question for everyone to see and hear (allow a pause between each question or record each question and answer as separate videos).

Pass the Love Story

The Gist: Each guest gets their chance to exaggerate the “story” of how the couple met and fell in love.
What to Prep: All you need is pen and paper for this one.
How to Play: The host starts it off by writing a line at the top of the piece of paper about how the couple met. For example, “Tess and Toby met at the office.” She then passes the piece of paper to the next player, who writes a line to follow that one. Once that player writes their line, their job is to fold the paper over so only their sentence is revealed to the next player. After everyone has contributed, the guest of honor should read the final piece aloud to the group.

Who Said It

The Gist: This is like the reverse version of The Newlywed Game—the guests are put to the test.
What to Prep: Before the shower, ask the couple to answer questions about their love story (how they met, their first date, the vacations they’ve taken together). Make a list of their answers, and mix up the responses so there’s no way to know who said what. Take out any names or pronouns that would make it obvious who said what, like “The first thing that attracted me was (his/her) smile.” Finally, print out copies of the list of quotes for all the guests.
How to Play: Pass out the list of quotes to each guest and have them draw a circle around the ones they think the guest of honor said. Whoever pairs the most statements correctly wins the game.

Two Truths and a Lie

The Gist: Guests try to decide what’s fact or fiction while practicing their poker faces.
What to Prep: This one is super-simple—you don’t need anything to play it.
How to Play: Each guest introduces herself and dishes three experiences she’s had with the honoree—one of which isn’t true. The person who correctly picks out the lie gets a point. The best part? The truths often turn out to be wackier than the lies (cue the hilarious story swapping).

Wedding Movie Charades

The Gist: It’s the classic mime game—wedding-style.
What To Prep: Label note cards with wedding movies (include classics, chick flicks and obscure picks for a good challenge).
How to Play: Divvy the group up into two teams. Players pick a card from the pile and act out a scene from that film without speaking a word, while their team members try and guess the answers within a three-minute time limit.

Couple’s Crossword

The Gist: A personal spin on the classic word puzzle.
What to Prep: Come up with 10 to 15 questions about the couple that can be answered in one word. Then, create a custom crossword puzzle using those words (look for free online sites for help). Print out the puzzles—one for each guest—and grab some pens.
How to Play: Pass out pens and a puzzle to each guest. Give them time to work on the puzzles and grade them toward the end of the party to find out who wins.

Wedding Trivia

The Gist: Exactly what it sounds like—a true test of each guest’s wedding knowledge.
What to Prep: Look up interesting wedding facts and figures and write them out on separate pieces of paper.
How to Play: You can form two teams or just keep it simple and give points to each individual to yell out the right answer. As the host, you’re in charge of asking all the questions, and the team or person who gets the most answers correct is the winner.

Bridal Pictionary

The Gist: Just like the original, only wedding-themed.
What to Prep: In a bowl, place slips of paper that have different wedding-related phrases on them (tossing the bouquet, going to the chapel, always a bridesmaid and so on). You’ll also need a white board with markers or an easel to draw on.
How to Play: Divide the group into two teams. Nominate an artist on one of the teams. Have them pull a phrase from the bowl and then set the timer for them to draw it out. They get 60 seconds and if their team can’t guess it right, then the other team gets a chance to guess. The winning team is the first to guess 10.

Vow Collaboration

The Gist: Similar to the Pass the Love Story game above, except for this one, the group creates a silly set of wedding vows.
What to Prep: You’ll need two clipboards, pens and paper.
How to play: Tell the group they’re going to help write the couple’s wedding vows. Circulate two clipboards: one with the header “I [insert name] take you [insert name] and promise to” and the other with the reverse. Give each clipboard to one guest and instruct them to write a vow phrase under the header. For example, “I promise to…not hog the shower in the morning.” Once one guest has written their vow, they should fold it over so that it’s hidden, and then pass it to the second player. Once everyone has contributed to both clipboards, read the vows aloud for all to hear.

Hot Gossip

The Gist: Think of it as a live game of clue.
What to Prep: For each of the guests attending the shower, write up a juicy question revealing how they know the bride or groom on index cards. (Example: “Who did Tim bring to the prom?”)
How to Play: When everyone arrives, hand them a card and explain they have 30 to 40 minutes to come up with the answer to the question on their given card. After swapping info and mingling, each person reveals their relationship to the to-be-weds.

Celebrity Name Game

The Gist: It’s the celebrity version of Catch Phrase.
What to Prep: Have everyone write the names of about 10 to 20 celebrities on small pieces of paper and throw them into a hat or bowl.
How to Play: Split guests into two teams. The first player from Team A draws a name, stands up and tries to explain the celebrity to her teammates without actually saying their name. If teammates guess correctly, the second player draws a new name and goes on as before. Each team has one minute to get through as many names as possible until all the names are out of the hat. Shake up the next round and only allow players to use one word to define the celeb.

Memory

The Gist: Try to stump your guests on the couple’s “love story.”
What to Prep: At the beginning of the shower, the bride should share her “love story” with the group, bringing up key events (where they met, how they proposed and so on).
How to Play: After opening presents, the host surprises guests by asking questions about the story. Throw in curveballs with questions like, “How many times was ‘love’ used in the story?” The person with the closest number gets a special prize.

Words of Wisdom

The Gist: Guests “shower” the bride with marriage and love advice.
What to Prep: Tuck a pretty blank card into the invitation for the shower and ask every guest to share their advice for a happy marriage.
How to Play: Guests’ advice can range from recipes, a poem or funny story, and so on. At the party, guests take turns reading their words of wisdom to the group and everyone tries to guess who gave which words of wisdom. When the cards have all been read, the host can compile them in a scrapbook as a keepsake for the bride.

Memory Lane

The Gist: Everyone has to figure out what the bride and groom did with whom.
What to Prep: Hand out index cards and have each guest write a description of their favorite memory with the bride (the more adventurous, the better). The host will collect the cards.
How to Play: After the host collects the cards, she’ll take the bride on a trip down memory lane, speaking them all out loud. Everyone will have to guess who did what with the bride. (Examples: Who snuck out of the house with the bride for a high school party, or who met a celebrity during a weekend in Miami with the bride.)

 The Lingerie Game

The Gist: Works best at a lingerie shower.
What to Prep: On the invitations, ask each guest to bring lingerie gifts that match their personality and style. While the bride isn’t looking, hang them around the room.
How to Play: Once everything is set up, have the bride go around the room considering each item. Then, have her guess whom each gift is from. At the end of the day, she goes home with a new lingerie wardrobe for the honeymoon.

Also, check out on Tips on Planning your Engagement Party – The Ultimate Bride’s Guide

The Different Wedding Themes – The Ultimate Guide

Wedding Theme Ideas

It’s overwhelming to plan a Wedding and what wedding theme you want. There are a lot of wedding ideas online you can choose from. We want to breakdown the wedding themes for you. Consider this as your ultimate guide. You can stick to one wedding theme or mix it all up.

Art Deco

Evoking the American 1920s, especially Art Deco architecture this wedding theme is all about spunky glitz and glam—after all, they were the roaring twenties. Energetic jazz music was the life of every party, so we highly recommend some live music to get your guests on their feet.

Wedding theme

It’s flashy, metallic, and opulent.

Bohemian

Boho style has this way of looking incredibly chic, with minimal effort. It’s the “I woke up like this” of wedding themes. The décor is humble but eye-catching and the color scheme is usually a palette that can be found living harmoniously in a garden.

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It’s tribal, hipster, and nomadic. Expect mismatched bridesmaid dresses that show off everyone’s style while ensuring the bridal party doesn’t look too put together, and their bouquets are likely wispy, wild arrangements. The reception would definitely feature a cozy lounge area, complete with tepees and poufs. The finishing touch? A naked cake covered in fresh blooms.

Classic

Imagine a venue filled whitewashed décor, from the linens to the floral arrangements. There may be a metallic or pastel accent, but overall the palette is light and airy with different textures thrown in to mix things up.

classic wedding theme

It’s traditional, timeless, and elegant.

Preppy

Bright colors, flirty lines and versatile fabrics define a preppy wedding. There’s usually a use of a modern motif or pattern to set off the bright colors, and the combo of the bold palette and graphic details elevates the whole ambiance to flirty, fun levels.

preppy wedding theme

It’s  sophisticated, bright, and playful.

Retro

Mad Men meets Grease in this drive-in, sock hop, American Bandstand–era celebration. Even if your guests can’t jive like the Bandstand dancers could back in the day, that’s what the vibe should feel like.

retro wedding theme

It’s nostalgic, old-fashioned, and moxie.

Romantic

Romantic weddings are all about celebrating romance with barely there colors, soft lighting and ethereal details like flowing dresses with airy fabrics.

romantic wedding theme

It’s delicate, feminine, and luxurious.

Rustic

Rustic can mean a few things, but we prefer to streamline it with a simple farm-to-table baseline. Natural textures like wood and stone, organic paper products and fresh food are the staples of this theme.

rustic wedding theme

I’ts local, minimal, and raw.

Vintage

This “of-another-time” theme is often confused with retro. The biggest differences are in the era: Retro is more about a specific period in time while vintage alludes more to antiques and Victorian details.

Wedding theme

It’s antique, throwback, and aged.

Whimsical

Think of whimsical wedding themes as a hybrid of nature and boho, topped with a flower crown. It’s a little more on the storybook side, but in the most tasteful way.

whimsical wedding theme

It’s fanciful, enchanting, and eclectic.

DIY

A lot of time and effort goes into DIY weddings and you can see the personalization in every detail. Whether it’s a hand-sewn pennant flag banner, a dessert bar carefully curated by many bakery visits or handwritten escort cards, the couple’s style really shines through.

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It’s handmade, charming, personalized

Modern

A modern wedding is all about exquisite simplicity. City dwellers, urbanites and design lovers gravitate to this wedding style, which skews formal but has enough playful touches to keep it from feeling stuffy.

Modern Wedding Theme

It’s graphic, contemporary, and vogue.

There are no rules. You can make a whole new theme on your wedding. In the end, no matter what you do is fine, but remember that the details are what truly makes your wedding yours.

Match your wedding invites to your wedding themes, enquire within.

Unconventional but Elegant Wedding Centerpieces – Reception Ideas

Table Wedding Centerpieces Ideas

Wedding centerpieces are the most common wedding DIY.  Flowers in simple vases will always look beautiful, and there’s no need to overthink every item that should go on your wedding tables. But when you DO come across fun wedding ideas on pinterest that you haven’t seen a gazillion other times, your creativity levels can get a much-needed boost.

We wanted to share some cool and unique wedding centerpieces that you can do on your own or show to your wedding planner for your wedding.

All Green (Olive) 

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Bird Cage

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Cactus

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Floral Cake Tray

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Champagne Tower

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Cloches

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Cupcake Tray

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Flowers and Succulents

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Pumkin Vase

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Seashells

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Tea Pot

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Tea Tins

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Upside Down Wine Glass

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There you go. There are plenty samples you can find online. We hope these bunch helped you on your decision making.

Congratulations and best wishes on your wedding!

For wedding color combination ideas, you may check out this blog: Wedding Color Combination Ideas – Mix and Match Colors

The Best Wedding Planning Checklist – The Ultimate Guide

Wedding Planning Checklist

Congratulations! You are about to become his wife. You might be feeling a bit anxious on what’s next. Don’t worry you’re normal. Every bride should have a wedding planning checklist to organise your wedding plans. Even if you have your own wedding planner, you need to list every detail to achieve the wedding of your dreams. This checklist is inspired by herecomestheguide.com.

10–12 Months to go…

  • Budget and establish your top priorities— where to save/where to splurge.
  • Find ideas. Start browsing  Pinterest, bridal blogs and magazines to identify your wedding style and color palette.
  • Compile your preliminary guest list You’ll need that guest count!
  • Choose your wedding party—who do you want by your side at the altar (bridesmaids and groomsmen)?
  • Find a venue for your ceremony and reception, and reserve your date. Know what questions to ask when evaluating a wedding venue.
  • Now that you have a date, tell everyone to save it! For destination weddings or weddings around a holiday, consider sending out Save-the-Date cards or emails. Or create your own wedding website, and let your invitees know about it.
  • Find a dress and begin assembling the perfect accessories. Need inspiration? Attend a wedding dress trunk show or bridal fair.
  • Find a Vendor. Assemble an all-star vendor team. We’d start with: Caterer Photographer/Videographer Officiant. When you hire a vendor, get all the details in writing!
  • Already feeling overwhelmed? Consider hiring a Wedding Planner
  • Another way to minimize stress: Start planning your honeymoon

6–9 Months To Go…

  • Continue researching, interviewing and booking vendors. And don’t forget: When you hire one make sure to put everything in writing!
  • Decide on arrangements with your Floral Designer.
  • Do a tasting and choose your wedding cake with your Cake Designer.
  • Hire the DJ/Entertainment for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. – Optional
  • Discuss the style and wording of your wedding invitations with a Stationery.
  • Create your gift registry
  • Arrange hotel room blocks for out-of-town guests and book your own suite for the wedding night.
  • Shop for bridesmaid/flower girl dresses and give your attendants clear instructions on how to place their orders.
  • Arrange and book any necessary transportation.
  • Go over bridal shower/bachelorette details and the guest list with the person(s) hosting your party.

3–5 Months To Go…

  • Book the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner location. If you’re including entertainment or specialty details like a groom’s cake, now’s the time to lock in these elements.
  • Put together your rehearsal dinner guest list. Make childcare arrangements for your guests’ kids. Reserve all necessary party rentals and linens. Order wedding favors for your guests.
  • Shop for and reserve men’s formal wear.
  • Concentrate on finalizing the: Guest list. Get everyone’s mailing address.
  • Invitation wording. Confirm your invitation text with the Stationery, and consider additional stationery (programs, menu cards, place cards, thank-you cards, etc.). Schedule a pickup date for your invites.
  • Ceremony readings and vows. Menu, beverage and catering details. Timeline of the reception formalities.
  • Do a Makeup & Hair trial and book your stylists. While you’re at it, come up with your own beauty and fitness regimen to be camera-ready for the big day.
  • Shop for and purchase your wedding rings.
  • Finalize honeymoon plans and obtain all necessary documents ( Make sure your passports are up to date?).

6–8 Weeks To Go…

  • You’re getting close… Mail out those invitations! Have a game plan for recording the RSVPs and meal choices.
  • Touch base with your vendors to confirm date, deposits and details.
  • Start researching marriage license requirements and name-change paperwork.
  • Begin your dress fittings. Be sure to buy the appropriate undergarments beforehand.
  • So you think you can’t dance? Consider taking a dance lesson with your fiancé—a good way to break in your bridal shoes!
  • Give the wedding party a nudge—make sure they’ve ordered all necessary attire.
  • Write thank-you cards for shower gifts and any early wedding gifts received.

3–5 Weeks To Go…

  • Send out rehearsal dinner invitations. If your get-together will be informal, feel free to send an E-vite.
  • Finalize and confirm: Wedding vows and readings with your Officiant. Shot list with your Photographer/Videographer.
  • Song list for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception with your DJ and/or Band/Musicians.
  • Timeline for the reception and who’s giving the toasts.
  • Wedding night and honeymoon accommodations.
  • Obtain marriage license and complete name-change documents, if applicable.
  • Pick up your wedding rings and proofread any engraving!
  • If you’re the traditional type, do you have something old, new, borrowed and blue?
  • Purchase your guest book, toasting flutes, cake servers, unity candle, and all that good stuff.
  • Buy gifts (optional) for the wedding party and parents of the bride and groom.
  • Have your final dress fitting. Bring your shoes and accessories for the full impact.
  • Sigh. Hunt down whoever hasn’t RSVP’d yet.

1–2 Weeks To Go…

  • Give your caterer/venue the final guest count.
  • Arrange seating and create the seating chart and/or place cards.
  • Pick up your gown. Swoon.
  • Confirm arrival times and finalize the wedding timeline with vendors and the wedding party—make sure your MOH has a copy, too.
  • Put together your own Bridal Emergency Kit.
  • Speaking of emergencies: Check the weather report, and if things look iffy contact your venue to make sure a contingency plan is in place.
  • Start packing for your honeymoon. (See “weather report” above.)
  • In desperate need of a facial or massage? Now’s the time to squeeze one in.

The Day Before…

  • Make sure all wedding-day items are packed/laid out and ready to go! (Don’t forget the rings and marriage license!)
  • Figure out tips and final payments for vendors. Put them in clearly marked envelopes and give them to the Best Man or another person you trust to hand out at the reception.
  • Assign someone to pack up your gifts/belongings after the reception (don’t forget the top tier of your cake!).
  • Thank your BFF for agreeing to return your groom’s tux and other rental items the day after the wedding.
  • Enjoy a mani-pedi.
  • Attend the rehearsal and dinner. Now’s the time to give out wedding party gifts.
  • Try to go to bed early…you need your beauty sleep tonight.

Wedding-day advice

  • Allow plenty of time to get ready.
  • Do the rounds at your wedding—greet everyone and thank them for coming.
  • Take a deep breath. Stop to appreciate your new spouse and the day that you spent so much time planning!

After the Honeymoon/Back to Reality

  • Write and send thank-you cards.
  • Complete your registry and exchange any unwanted or duplicate gifts.
  • Have your wedding dress cleaned and preserved by a reputable company.
  • Keep in touch with your Photographer/Videographer to work on albums, DVDs, etc.
  • Enjoy wedded bliss…

Feel free to copy and paste this list or customise your own list. It’s always important to put everything into writing!

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How to Make Easy Affordable DIY Wedding Favours

DIY Wedding Favours

DIY Wedding Favours are pretty popular these days. It is something that you can personalise to thank your guests for coming to your wedding.

Saving money is not the only reason why people DIY. Although saving money does play a factor, a recent survey of DIYers shows that only 39% of DIYers are DIYing specifically to save money. People are being driven to do DIY projects because they feel like they can handle the task and just because the enjoy the work.

A recent Google study revealed that 47% of home improvement projects were done because people take pleasure in doing DIY projects.

We wanted to share this cool video from Paid Crafts Youtube channel.

We hoped you enjoyed and liked this DIY video. Do you have a wedding DIY for your wedding? Or planning to do on your wedding?

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Wedding DIY Ideas Video – Wedding Inspiration for Brides

Wedding DIY

Wedding DIY has been pretty popular on the internet. Saving money is not the only reason why people DIY. Although saving money does play a factor, our recent survey of DIYers shows that only 39% of DIYers are DIYing specifically to save money. People are being driven to do DIY projects because they feel like they can handle the task and just because the enjoy the work.

A recent Google study revealed that 47% of home improvement projects were done because people take pleasure in doing DIY projects.

We wanted to share this amazing video from Ann Le Youtube channel.

We hoped you enjoyed and liked this DIY video. Do you have a wedding DIY for your wedding? Or planning to do on your wedding?

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Wedding Makeup Tips: Video Tutorial from A Famous Wedding Makeup Artist

Wedding Makeup Tips

We figured why not search wedding makeup tips on YouTube and share it here in our blog. Makeup tutorials are all over the Internet.  According to studies, YouTube “How To” Video Searches Up 70%, with Over 100 Million Hours watched in 2015. Google says the most popular “how-to” searches include home-improvement, beauty and cooking related videos.

Here is the famous makeup artist, Lyndsay Zavitz doing makeup on Sazan Hendrix, a famous lifestyle and beauty blogger recreating her wedding makeup.

Get your notebooks or notepads and jot down some helpful makeup tips.

For more makeup tips on how to make makeup last the entire day, you can checkout our blog.

How to Make DIY Wedding Invitations: Do-It-Yourself

DIY Wedding Invitations

You can almost find anything using the internet these days. One of them are DIY Wedding Invitations. We highly advise this to clients who have more time at their disposal and are working to a budget.  Our mission is to help and empower our clients and bring their creativity to life!

Watch the video below for DIY Vintage Iron Wedding Invitation.

They look elegant right? We also have some DIY Printable templates you can use covered with this Vintage Iron effect doily for your wedding invitations.

We hope this helps you! You don’t have time? We can help you on your wedding invites. For more wedding invitation ideas, enquire within.

 

Wedding Reception Games that will make your Wedding Unforgettable

Wedding Reception Games

Weddings are becoming more and more unconventional. Different wedding reception games are now part of the celebration making the event fun and unforgettable.

Here are some modern wedding reception games:

Corn Toss Sets

Players take turns throwing bags of corn toward the hole. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches the score of 21. For complete rules, check out the Wiki article on Cornhole

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Sack Races

There’s a few variations to this game including individual races, relay races, team races even three legged races – you can check out the rules and variations at Sack Races

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Drinking Games

Pair the gals vs the guys, the bridesmaids vs groomsmen, the husbands vs wives.  Officially Drunk has the rules plus diagrams for play along with other drinking games for your enjoyment.

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Shoe Game

The couple sits back to back so they don’t see their partners’ answers. They swap a shoe with each other so they are holding one of each. Someone asks the couple a series of questions about their relationship (ranging from the sweet questions such as“Who said ‘I love you’ first?” to funny questions designed to get laughs “Who is the better driver?” to embarrassing questions such as “Who has the smelliest feet?”). The couple answers the question by holding up the corresponding shoe.

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He Said She Said Game

List the answers to the question on a scorecard omitting the he / she words from the answer.  Such as “This person said the best date was a movie in a park under the stars.”  Your guests circle who they think gave the answer  – the bride or the groom.

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I Spy

Place a card with all the list of things that needed to be photographed, a disposable camera or their smartphones, and a pencil at each seat, and see who can photograph all the items on the list first. It’s a wonderful way to get extra photos from your wedding.

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Booklets To Fill In

These little booklets will come in handy for the couple after the wedding.   Come up with a question for each table, and put a mini booklet and pens for guests to add their ideas. Some suggestions:
What should we do on date nights?
What should we name our first child?
How should we celebrate our first anniversary?
What’s the secret to a happy marriage?

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Ring Toss

Paint used bottles in your wedding colors, arrange in a wooden crate, and decorate embroidery hoops with pretty fabrics

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Jenga

Jenga is played with 54 wooden blocks. Each block is three times as long as its width, and one fifth as thick as its length.  During the game, players take turns removing one block at a time from a tower constructed of 54 blocks. Each block removed is then balanced on top of the tower, creating a progressively taller but less stable structure. For complete rules, you can click here but I suspect most of your guests won’t need the rules for this lawn game.

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You can customize and make your own games. Make sure to join in with the games too. It’s not just for your guests but a perfect time to bond with your spouse, family, and friends.

Congratulations and best wishes to you!

Printing Options of DIY Wedding Invitation: Guide for Artistic and Practical Couples

Print your own DIY Wedding Invitation Design

Designing your own wedding invitation doesn’t always mean that you want to save on the wedding expenses. A lot of people go into making their own invitations hoping to save money, but I’ll tell you up front: there are plenty of affordable places to get nice invites with less work than it will take you to DIY wedding invitations. However, if you have specific reasons to go DIY on your paper (like, you want to bring your specific idea to life, or you want to get creative) read on.

First, you must know how to use photoshop, or any other software were you can design the layout of your wedding invitation. However, if you are not photoshop savvy, you can hire a graphic designer, or ask your friends who knows designing. When you have your design, then you can choose different printing options.

There’s wide range of options when it comes to the execution your DIY wedding invitation these days, so before you start buying paper or ink, you need to think about the final form of your invite: how will it look, and what process do you want to use to make it? Here are just a few options, and their pros and cons.

LETTERPRESS

Letterpress is visually lovely and highly recommended all over Pinterest. However, it is expensive because it is a fine art that requires some heavy machinery.  Your guests, sadly, won’t know or won’t care that your invites are letterpressed.

Wedding Invitation
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ONLINE PRINTING

There’s several variety when it comes printing via online companies, so always make sure you can get a proof of your invitation. With some companies, that may cost extra, but it’s usually not very much. Much like with at-home printing, your paper options will usually be limited to whatever the company carries, and each company’s paper set is going to be slightly different. You can usually request paper samples for free.

AT-HOME PRINTING

This is easiest and the most affordable option for tackling the project in smaller chunks on weeknights rather than spending hours in a studio or waiting at a print shop. However, you should test paper before buying a ton of it, printers can be especially finicky, and your can’t exactly change the ink your printer uses. If your printer isn’t higher end, you may have very limited paper options.

GOCCO

Gocco printing is a pretty, small-scale version of screen printing, which is why the Internet loves it so much. Gocco is also an almost obsolete. You need to rethink if you wish to go for this option.

Wedding Invitation
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These are some options for you. Now, which one do you think you like the most?




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