Use flea market finds as part of your decorations, such as an antique pitcher, mason jars or even an old cowboy boot filled with wild flowers.
Instead of a traditional guest book, put out a “coffee table” book that has pictures of something you both love and guests can write on photos or in the margins.
Add a line for a DJ song request to your RSVP cards.
The weather forecast for your wedding day is hot and blistering? Rent a Sno-Cone machine and chill out!
Give out sparklers as favors to your guests. This makes for great photo opportunities.
Not into classical or traditional music? Have the DJ play instrumental versions of your favorite contemporary songs for the wedding ceremony.
Ditch your fancy wedding dress shoes after the ceremony so you can dance at the reception in cowgirl and cowboy boots! Yee haw!
Set up a mini photo studio at the reception for guests to ham it up in front of the camera and send photos with your thank you cards.
Instead of traditional bride and groom cake toppers, make it more personal and representing something you both love as a couple, such as a little dog you love or the Eiffel Tower to celebrate your honeymoon in Paris, or even a big “G” for the Green Bay Packers!
Decorate the bathrooms with childhood photos of bride and groom.
At the reception, toast the woman who has had the greatest impact on your life, then hand her your bouquet as a tribute.
Put crayons and colored paper on the kids’ table.
Serve non-traditional and fun foods at your wedding dinner, such as Mac n’ cheese, fried chicken, or even French fries.
Have an ice cream bar for dessert for your guests.
Tie napkins with satin ribbons, twine for rustic look or even metallic cording.
Use small horseshoes to keep place cards for guests at tables.
For your vows, consider words he wrote in a Valentine card, or something from a love note you sent him.
A decorative, antique brooch turns a simple bridal gown into a look that’s all yours.
Set up a “farm stand” of fresh fruit and small baskets that guests can fill on their way out the door.
Stock welcome baskets with a quiz that leads out-of-town guests on a scavenger hunt to your favorite local places, such as a bakery, gift shop or pub.
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