Tuesday, July 22, 2003Many couples remember their wedding day through photographs, videos and a guest book. The book is placed near the door and guests are encouraged to sign their names and write a little message.
But, for the creative couple you can express your individuality with clever ideas that borrow tradition from the guest book.
Here’s a few ideas, courtesy of Easiest Wedding™.
* Ask your friends and family to sign a mat board that you will later frame along with a photograph of yourself and your new husband. As an unconventional form of remembering your guests, the signatures can be mounted in your new home.
* In Asian cultures, wedding guests sign a piece of silk with a permanent marker. This, too, makes an unforgettable decoration to hang in your home.
* Have a special wedding quilt made that can be signed on one side during the reception.
* If you or your husband-to-be are sports enthusiasts, consider having your guests sign a basketball, golf club bag, tennis skirt or shorts, or running wear. Let your imagination run wild.
* Have a special 12-month calendar made for the year of your wedding. Ask each family member and friend to sign on the date of their birthday. This not only is a memento of your wedding, but you’ll remember guests’ birthdays, too.
* A white linen tablecloth and matching napkins can be signed with an indelible marker. On each occasion you set your table, you’ll have your wedding guests dining with you.
—Metro Newspaper Service