Personal Wedding Touches (on a Budget)

April 15, 2011

in Favors/Gifts, Reception

Darwin Ski Club Wedding Reception August 2004

Image by kenhodge13 via Flickr

There are ways to make a wedding unique without breaking the bank. Wedding guests tend to remember the personal parts about a wedding while the basics blend in with all the other weddings they have attended.

Wedding Guest Book

One of my favorite ways to add a splash of personalization is to create a unique wedding guest book.

Say it with pictures! It is getting more common to rent a photo booth for your wedding in order to snap fun pictures of your guests that can serve as both a favor for your guests and a memory book for you. Groupon recently had a deal in this area where brides could rent a photo booth for 50% off! One of the ways you can turn this into your guest book is to have two pictures of each guest, one they get to keep and the other is put in an album. Then, have them sign that page!

If you can’t afford a photo booth then you can always have a friend or family member snap pictures of people as they come in and then add them to the wedding guest book later.


Another way to personalize a wedding is using unique party decorations. Use a cute wedding cake topper instead of the usual flowers (or get a grooms cake).  Use crystals on the table and name cards for each guest.

Gifts for the Reception

You can purchase gifts for the best man and maid of honor that they can use in the ceremony or reception. One of my favorites is getting wine or champagne glasses for them. Mikasa has some beautiful options and they can be used on the head table during the reception.

It’s the little touches that people tend to remember at a wedding reception so make them special!

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