A wedding is a day to remember all your lives for you as a couple especially and also for your guests! In this post we will share how our couples have made their day very special in the way they chose their favours, guest books and added very personal touches. Favours for your guests need not be expensive and are definitely not a must. If you decide to go ahead with this custom we suggest you do it properly. The same goes for a guest book. If the presentation is appealing and it is made easy for your guests to use it, then the outcome will a success.
Personal touches added to your day can be done easily on a low budget!
Madeleine & Russell used pictures of themselves when they were children to indicate gents and ladies toilets. Victoria and Daniel had an art pub quiz with questions about them as a couple and the process of the planning. One question was “How many emails went between Victoria and Petra during the wedding planning?”. The answer was 98! What fun it was! My brother Gary and his bride Milena’s colour and theme was lavender and flowers were put on each napkin and in vases, lace was lavender coloured, invitations had the flower too. Since Milena is from Bulgaria they had a bread ceremony where the mother of the bride broke pieces and fed the couple with it and they also kicked a bucket of water with one white and one red rose in it and the flower that went furthest indicates the sex of their firstborn child. We hope to find out soon if they will have their baby boy! They also served Pakur Drujo, a Bulgarian liquor during their aperitif.
Over the years our couples have shown great imagination when it comes to giving lovely momentos to their guests. Bulgarian handmade dolls dressed in traditional wear with rose oil inside, mini Sangria bottles with handwritten labels, customized pens with text, handmade angel dolls made by a charity for children with cancer. Des & Gill designed their own vintage sweets tins with their names on them and heart shaped mints. Trivia chocolate questions were also placed on the tables and made excellent topic o conversation and tasty treats at the same time! Sabine & Andreas made stones place names themselves and had small jars with printed M&M’s. They had “just married” in hearts and “Sabine & Andreas” and the date.
More and more couples are moving away from the traditional guest books. There is nothing more daunting than a huge white blank page and seeing Auntie Rose’s lovely long poem on the page before yours! An Austrian couple collected stones on their journey from Austria to Spain the placed them on a big piece of wood and supplied pens for guests to write their messages. Original and appealing! At a castle we had paper butterflies in trees that guest could write on, these where later used in the newlyweds scrap book along with pictures of the guests who wrote them. Laura and Aidan’s theme was pearls and their guest book was a big glass jar with pearls on and the text: “Pearls of Wisdom” where family and friends left their very own notes.
Clemmie & Dale plan to have polaroid cameras for the guests to use at their wedding. The pictures with their messages will he hung on string on a roof top garden like drying laundry creating an instant guestbook. Photocall companies are now offering direct printing and the photos with text can be pinned to a board or hung on a string whilst later being used for a scrap book of the wedding. An idea that appealed very much to Sanja and Robin. In all these cases it helps if your guests know they can keep it short and don’t feel worried about length and style. These ideas were just a few out of many and we are looking forward to sourcing, brainstorming and seeing other couples fabulous ideas!
PearlSandals is a Barcelona wedding and events planning company dedicated to creating special moments in Catalonia for Swedish, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Catalan and English speaking couples.