Wishes to the Bride and Groom –
|Our New Family –
A loving way to start the new couple off in the right direction
is to create their first Family Album for them.
Collage the first few pages with photos and notes about the bride and
groom growing up. Then follow with a few pages of their courtship.
Now they are sure to continue with memories of the wedding and their
|Piece of Our Hearts –
Many brides and grooms laugh or cry their way
through their wedding vows, so most guests have no idea what was said
during the ceremony. If you think about all the time you spent putting
together these sentimental dedications, it just seems natural that
everyone should share this precious moment with you.
Place a printed copy of your wedding vows on every guest’s seat
or as part of the take home gift. This also ensures that you save a copy
and that the groom completes his vows more than 5 minutes
before the ceremony.
Don’t forget to include these printed sentiments in your
wedding album as a treasured keepsake
|Love Notes – Love notes is a box full of love; a delightful gift to
give to new brides and grooms. Let them know how much they are
loved by asking the bridal party to leave a love note in the box
for the bride and groom on their wedding day.
Perhaps the box could be left in their honeymoon suite or
packed in their honeymoon luggage.We Were There –
(This is for the extremely organized friend…see what I’d do below).
Collect signatures from your guests in their
RSVP envelopes and have them embroidered onto a white or
ivory linen tablecloth with silver, gold or a matching thread.
You can display this lovely keepsake at the wedding
and bring it out every anniversary to adorn your special candlelit
This is a wonderful way to remember friends and family members
who were present and shared that special moment with the two of you.(Since actually having the names embroidered would be beautiful,
yet costly, the same tradition can happen with a
gorgeous silver paint pen).
What unique traditions!
Those are wonderful ideas…I am going to forward this to my sister ASAP. 🙂
Some really nice ideas, jen!!
Love those ideas!!
These are wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing them!!
I heart love notes!
Those are great ideas! I wish I'd thought to set aside the vows we said when we got married. My husband and I created our own unique vows…which were on a friend's computer…and I don't have a copy!
Of course, I was too caught up in the moment to remember a word of what I had said. I still don't know what I got myself into! I would have said whatever the officiant told me to say. LOL
Those really are priceless traditions. I also really like the wishes for the happy couple. Receiving advice from others at the start of a new marriage would have been a great way to start a union.
Sweet & wonderful ideas!! Blessings!
Wev'e done the love box for years, such a wonderful gift to the bride & groom.
We also have some one stand at the church entry snapping photos of guests…we attach the photos to a card and list the name and relationship to the couple. Its a wonderful way for the new spouse to learn the new extended family & friends.
Where were you last year when I got married? Great Ideas!
All of these traditions are really beautiful! On our wedding my husband and I packed up a time capsule of love notes and items from our wedding. We got married in 2000, so there were lots of them around. We will be opening it on our 10th anniversary this next year.
We did something like this at our wedding. And we had the caterer pack the notes with our anniversary tier. We didn't see any of them until our first anniversary and it was so fun to read people's memories of our wedding day while we ate our cake!
Those are great ideas! We did something similar to one at my friends wedding last month. We'd made paper flowers for the tables and we used pieces of the same papers for people to write wishes on and then place in an apothacary jar. Now she has a beautiful jar filled with papers from her wedding and love from her family and friends.
When my grandmother got married in 1932, she started a small black notebook on her honeymoon. In it she recorded where they went on their trip, the towns they passed through, where they stayed and ate, how much things cost, etc. When I got married in 1983, she gave me that book just before the wedding and told me to write down things about our honeymoon and then pass it on to my daughters some day to do the same. Last weekend, my oldest son got married. So I purchase a small black leather journal from Target, decoraged it up with ribbons that matched the wedding colors, made my daughter-in-law a card which explained the tradition. Hopefully she will be writing in it on her honeymoon trip and then pass it on to their children someday. I love traditions like this!
Fabulous ideas Jen!!
Really fantastic idea!!!!thanks for sharing with us…
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