Photo booths are a great way to entertain your guests, and especially fun for the kids at your wedding. Most likely your guests are going to have some downtime during the cocktail hour while you are doing portraits. A photo … Continue reading
I used to think that nothing could replace the sinfully sweet as my go to goodie bag filler. But then the request came up to think outside the candy bar and I gotta say, it’s the creative side that I’m now seriously favoring. From fun filled confetti carriers to very necessary hangover healers, these goodie bag greats are a must grab for anyone looking to add a touch of clever and cute to their wedding festivities! Here’s how to get the looks.
Look #1: The Confetti Carrier
Whether it’s for your bachelorette, your shower or the big day, confetti is a wedding must have! Stuff yours into a convenient and oh so pretty goodie bag for the cutest of conveniences.
Look #2: The Very Necessary Hangover Kit
If the festivities went the way they should, everyone’s going to need one of these! At the very least, make sure all the besties in your bridal party are prepped and packing.
Look #3: The Kiddie Kit
Not only are the sweet kiddies at your event worth the extra effort, keeping them entertained is pretty much mission critical. Gift them with a goodie bag filled with fun activities, in a design itself fit for crafting, to ensure fun is had by all.
There’s absolutely nothing that compares to wedding photos taken by a professional photographer. Someone experienced in telling a couple’s love story through creative images taken on one of the most important days of their lives. But chances are your photographer will spend no more than 10 hours with you (12 if you’re lucky), leaving you with some missed moments certainly worth capturing. Not to worry though, we’ve got just the solution for filling in the gap, all while getting your guests involved in some fun. It’s as simple as putting a disposable, and budget friendly, single use camera into the hands of your guests. Allow them to play photog for a moment, to see what great candid moments they can capture. Here’s the simple breakdown of everything you need to pull off the concept.
Fancy requirements need not apply. Simply set up a small station, whether it be part of another set up like your welcome table or its own stand, and include however many cameras you’d like, as well as a sign explaining the candid moment mission to your guests. Go with a camera design that fits your wedding theme (see all the styles Weddingstar has to offer here), or a neutral and super cute option like the vintage design option shown here.
After the Big Day – Safekeeping
Once you’ve had a chance to develop all the great memories your guests captured, consider storing them in a lovely keepsake box, ready for exploring whenever the mood strikes.
You’ve decided to go globetrotting to tie the knot and a few of your closest and best have agreed to join in on the adventure. Show them just how much you appreciate their commitment to you and your nuptials, and thank them for making the trek, with a thoughtful welcome bag filled with little goodies fit for purpose. Love the idea but not sure what to include? Here’s a breakdown of some of our favorite destination welcome bag essentials, with a high / low spin on the concept to suit every budget. Happy travels!
Option #1: Prepared and Pampered
For the couple able to spend a little extra on each guest, this treat filled tote covers off all the basic travel essentials plus a few luxurious extras any guest would appreciate.
What You’ll Need – The Supplies and the Details
1. The key component, the tote bag. Go with an option that speaks to your wedding theme and/or color scheme, and personalize it for that custom finish.
2. Water is a must. Turn up the luxury factor by going with a sparkling, flavor infused option and add a custom label to refine the look.
3. Keep them entertained with a classic downtime go to.
4. Include a pretty theme appropriate favor that they can use after the trip to display their favorite trip memory.
5. Finish things off with a few practical and slightly extravagant extras like thermal spa water, cooling aloe gel and high end sunscreen, all in travel size format of course.
Option #2: Fun and Functional
For a welcome bag concept that’s a bit friendlier on the budget, stick to fillers that are both fun and functional.
What You’ll Need – The Supplies and the Details
1. A mini tote bag that’s just as pretty as its larger counterpart, but takes less to fill up.
2. Start filling up the tote with the basics, a little something for the body and the mind.
3. Move on to the fun stuff, like a theme appropriate disposable camera, allowing them to capture their own memories of your moment.
4. Throw in some super cute tissues to wipe the tears they’re sure to shed during the I dos.
5. Finish off with the loveliest of functional fillers, a bamboo and printed silk fabric fan.
A Little Something For The Two of You
Don’t forget to treat you and your guy or girl. Make sure to create your own goodie filled totes and include a couple pairs of these “just married” flip flops to throw on for some fun in the sun once you’ve sealed the deal.
There’s one thing that you definitely don’t want to forget to do on your wedding day, and that’s to have fun! And let’s face it, with the stress of all the planning and the intensity of the emotion that goes into the big day, it’s easy to forget that a wedding day is first and foremost a major celebration. So we thought we’d remind you of all the fun there is to be had by breaking down the how-to of one of our favorite wedding pastimes, the pop up photo booth. And with just three easy steps to get the look, stress won’t be a factor. Time for a good giggle!
Step 1: The Backdrop
The fundamental basis behind any pop up booth is obviously the background setting. Set the stage right by considering both a personalized backdrop option as well as the overall surrounding area. Having both fit to theme will help set the mood for your guests and guarantees the best final images.
Step 2: Provide Props
Encourage the good times with plenty of props for your guests to play around with. Get creative with what you incorporate and make your props fit to theme. Remember to include things for both male and female guests, young and old alike.
Step 3: Capture the Moments
No pros required! A pop up photo booth is not for your photographer to man. His or her time is better spent capturing other parts of your day. Besides, you’re guaranteed to get more candid footage if you allow your guests to capture the moments themselves. Just set up a bunch of disposable cameras and let the clicking begin!
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