When designing events, especially weddings, I go out of my way to incorporate memorability in even the smallest of details. In my opinion, that's what will set your wedding apart from the others your guest have attended and even become accustom to. And while I'm a huge fan of "WOW factor," I'm well aware not everyone has a "WOW budget" to match. With that said, creatively infusing subtle touches that are in line with your ethetic go a long way. Trust me, one or two of these little ideas can make a BIG impact.
- Napkin-Wrap Menu Cards - In my opinion, no wedding table is complete without menu cards - and these are such a unique way to showcase what each guest will be served. These can be dressed up or down depending on the style of your event as well. Plus, they save space!
- Monogram Cupcake Display - This idea creates a wonderful opportunity to add pizzazz to your decor while also offering a sweet treat. Great photo op ... nice WOW-factor ... awesome departing gift for your guests.
- French Macaroon Ring Stack - This one's just for show, but it's a showstopper without a doubt. Stack macaroons in bright, bold color as pictured above, or pull from your wedding color scheme for a gorgeous addition to your wedding photography.
- Cotton-Candy Champagne Cocktail - Consider this sweetie as your signature drink or as a twist to your champagne toast. You can pull your wedding colors into this idea as well. Your guests will love it!
- For-The-Next-Morning Sunglasses + Advil - Such a cool favor idea for tropical destination weddings and island themes. An item your guests are likely to appreciate (especially if you offered top-shelf open bar) and something they'll be able to use in the future.
- Kiddie Camp Tent - As camp and farm themed weddings become more popular, this is a great alternative to the traditional "kids table." Coloring books and crayons will still be appropriate, but adding s'mores, books and a few toys brings this full circle.
- Vintage Frame Escort Cards - Using frames as escort cards holders and/or favors is nothing new, but taking time to select a special variety takes an old idea up several notches. Visit your local antique shop as well as Home Goods for a nice mix. Plus, this certainly makes a beautiful display.
(credits left to right, top to bottom: napkin-wrap menu cards - photo courtesy of Aaron Delesie; french macaroon / ring stack - photo courtesy of Altura Studio; for-the-next-morning sunglasses - photo courtesy of Captured Photography by Jenny; kiddie camp tent - photo courtesy of Clean Plate Pictures; vintage frame escort cards - photo courtesy of Jack & Tina Fussell)
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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY LLC