Weddings can be exciting times of joining together and unifying friends and family. Large groups of people are brought together to celebrate the happy couple. In this blog, I will be giving you a few tips and ideas for creating a unique and trend-setting guest book setup for guests to share their experiences and words of wisdom with you! Here's our list of top ideas for wedding guest books!
1. Polaroid Pictures
It may seem old-school or a flashback to the 1970's, but Polaroid pictures continue to come back into style. In the same arena as record players, they seem to be something that people are always fascinated by. Why not incorporate that nostalgia into your wedding?!? I am so excited that this trend is becoming popular as wedding guest books!
Guests can snap a photo, shake to view it, and then piece together a photo album of wedding memories!
2. Engraved Corks
The next idea requires obtaining some wine bottles, or at least the corks (sounds terrible, right? Haha :). The guest book is a series of signed corks that can be collected in any bottle, box, etc. Your wedding guests can engrave personal messages for you on the corks to be read later. This option also opens doors for potential DIY projects like these.
This one is a favorite of mine; shout out to all world travelers! Find an old globe, dust it off, and get it signed by all the people you love! There are several sites that sell full globes, painted globes, and others that you can use to document your big day. Guests may even tell you about their favorite travel spots (or test your geography skills, lol).
The excitement has set in; you’re getting married! But where to start, what to do first? There are many vendors to book and dates to arrange. It would be great to have a plan for meeting with vendors, especially photographers, right? Well, lucky you! You’ve come to the right spot! Here are some questions to ask your potential photographer for your event.
Photo Credit: Katie Jaynes Photography
5. If you could describe your style in one word, what would it be?
6. Do you do mostly candids, portraits, or both?
7. What format do your photos come out in? Digital? Film?
8. Would you be willing to do specific shots we have planned for?
No one likes to worry about insurance. There is fine print, difficult vocabulary, and unclear coverage options involved. Weddings and events are expensive enough; who needs to spend even more money? In the next few minutes, I hope to demonstrate to you the reasons why it is smart to buy wedding or special event insurance to cover the potential injuries and accidents during the course of planning and executing an event. As when everything else, we would never force any client to purchase insurance if they do no wish to. This is purely a suggestion.
We will keep this post short and sweet for you. But we are so happy to announce the newest information relevant to all things Eventfully Yours!
Recently, Eventfully Yours was chosen as a 2019 Best of Weddings Winner from The Knot! If you are unsure about what The Knot is and why this is all important, keep reading for some information about this fantastic wedding organization. The Knot is a one-stop-shop website for every detail of wedding planning. Thousands of vendors in the wedding industry work in collaboration with The Knot and help in planning the perfect wedding for every couple. You can find information about several photographers, florists, venues, and more that are available to book. Anyone can sign up on there website and have access to resources for wedding visions, creating a wedding website, budgets, checklists, guest lists, vendor lists, registries, and a wedding day timeline!
Find out more here!
Our organization is one of many vendors that have the honor of working with The Knot. We cannot be more pleased with winning the Best of Weddings award for 2019. This award is granted to only 4% of all wedding pros registered on The Knot each year. The winners are determined among millions of organizations by client reviews and assessments by faculty of The Knot.
On behalf of the entire staff of Eventfully Yours, thank you! Thank you to all the amazing couples for choosing Eventfully Yours as your wedding planner and letting us be a part of the most important event in your life. Thank you to The Knot for this award and recognition. Thank you to all that have worked with us and supported us throughout this journey! We could not have done it without you!
I know, I know, the fancy invitations are rolling in one after another, it seems. This person is marrying that person and this other person is getting married, on and on. Maybe it’s friends, maybe it’s family, but most all of us feel the excitement when someone we know is getting hitched. The million dollar question in this instance is: what am I going to get them as a wedding gift?
Have no fear, we are here to help. Engagement season is winding up and we are proud to be partnering with Zola.com to help you find the perfect gift. If you have not heard of Zola before, here is a little background:
Zola is an online service that provides account holders with resources in planning their wedding. On Zola, you can manage several details important to your big day. Some of the resources include: invites and paper, wedding websites, registries, checklists, and guest lists. Zola can help you create beautiful save the date cards, wedding invitations, and a wedding website that will excite your guests. To help you stay organized, it can also help you assemble a to-do list and guest list. The resource I plan to highlight here is Zola extensive selection of products that can be added to your registry and accessed by all of your guests. They hold connections with over 500 top brands, including Cuisinart, Shark, KitchenAid, Delta, and many more.
How do you determine the best gift for your couple? And is there is a perfect gift, statistically by area? I’m glad you asked, there is!
Zola has graciously allowed Eventfully Yours to share their findings of the Most Popular Wedding Gifts in Every State. Their team has worked to learn about demographics and help you pick out the perfect present.
Take a look at the following infographic to discover what has been the most popular gift for your area. For all you fellow South Carolina dwellers, the iLuv Aud Shower Bluetooth Speaker has been the top pick. These items can also be found at Zola.com/wedding-registry.
Thank you again to Zola for allowing us to share their information with you all. We at Eventfully Yours are proud supporters of Zola and all that they are doing for couples.
We are going to take a break from our current series to let you all in on some new information regarding Eventfully Yours. This is some very exciting news to announce! Keep reading to find out!
Eventfully Yours has just been asked to join Minted as a wedding planner! Minted is a online marketplace of beautiful stationary, creatively designed by independent artists. Any artist can enter their competitions and have a design chosen and sold on their site. They have a designer network in all 50 states and 96 countries, submitting expert work to sell. Minted sells a large variety of party invitations and save the dates, decor, favors and gifts, and inspiration for your next event!
We are exceedingly excited to be recognized as a Minted.com wedding planner! Our clients will be able to share the joy with us and receive fantastic services!
Benefits for our clients:
Overjoyed to be able to provide these services to each and every one of our clients!
Contact us for more information on how to gain these sweet deals!
To the one feeling overwhelmed by event planning,
We know that at this moment you are probably feeling overwhelmed by a mix of emotions such as confusion, anger, excitement, and nervousness. The event date is coming soon, the caterer has a million questions, and the florist will not respond to emails. Event planning is stressful and frustrating. There is a reason that certain individuals devote their time and money into learning, experiencing, and adding to the event planning world in order to benefit the overwhelmed hosts.
So take the next few minutes to read, relax, and recharge with these tips to remember when "in the trenches".
First, your vendors have been hired to do a job. Let them do what they are being paid to do. If you have found reputable, professional vendors, then there should be no worries that these individuals will work to the best of their ability for make your day great. Take one stressor off your shoulders.
Secondly, it is never wrong to ask questions, especially when it comes to contracts. Sometimes people will try to add in the rules or regulations that are not legal or morally right. Do not get stuck in a legal battle. So please, ask questions and receive clarification. Also, keep your event planner involved in the contract process; they are trained to find red flags in contracts and can help you avoid problems.
Lastly, enjoy your day! The day will fly by; take in every moment and make memories. You do not want to miss the hilarious conversation with your grandparents or doing the chicken dance with your nieces and nephews. Relax, and trust that you have done the work necessary to bring your dream together. The last job to complete is to enjoy it.
And, as always, Eventfully Yours would be delighted to help in any way possible, so feel free to contact us!
1. Buying Over Renting
Don’t get me wrong, I like utilizing fancy linens or sparkling chandeliers as much as the next guy. We all love pieces we don’t already own. And every reputable vendor has a great stock of the most amazing items, it could make your head spin. However, when it comes to planning an event, one must be careful not to buy an item they “can’t live without”. Although it may seem like the best option for your event, it is not a smart move. I know rental agreements are frustrating, but it has nothing on the headache of needing extra storage, paying more, and dealing with only one-use of that item. It is much easier to rent the pieces and return them after the event than to buy 60 chair covers and have no use for them.
2. Not Setting A Budget
Whether a budget is simply or crazy difficult for you, it is ideal when planning an event. You may step in not knowing at all how much each idea you have is going to cost, so budgeting may seem like an unnecessary hassle. Event budgeting is a procedure that your event planner should have tackled, and you should do your best to make their lives easier and knowing how much you want to spend. It will also help you to weed out the vendors or ideas you cannot afford to accomplish and make what you can afford the best it can be. Some vendors will be out of your price range and that’s alright.
3. Signing A Contract You Don't Understand
Unless you are a lawyer, you probably don’t like to read contracts (or may not even then). They are confusing, difficult, you name it….and necessary. But, for the protection of yourself and your guests, it is useful to have at least a basic understanding of them before signing. No one wants to be suckered into terms for which they do not agree. So save your self the pain and read or ask your event planner to help you understand the contract before signing.
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