A wedding is the exciting conclusion to your love story as single adults, as well as the first chapter of your continuing love story as husband and wife. The future is yet to unfold, but you can share the romantic story leading up to this special day with all of your wedding guests in many different fun and creative ways. Today, our online wedding store has a few ideas to get you started.
Tell the Tale
You can use your wedding program to share more information than just the schedule of events. Write a short summary of your love story up to this point and include that in the program too. Reading all about how the two of you made your way to the altar will entertain your guests while they wait for the ceremony to begin.
Get "Their Side of the Story"
Go a step further and let your guests tell their own version of your love story too. Rather than a traditional guest book that only asks for signatures, consider putting out cards that allow guests to offer advice and share happy memories of the two of you leading up to today.
Play Some Games
Share your story in a fun way by incorporating it into reception games. It can be a game on paper where different things are listed and guests must decide if "he" did it or "she" did it.
The Shoe Game is another way to do this that always results in lots of laughs. The bride and groom sit back to back, each holding one of their own shoes and one of their new spouse's shoes. Someone asks questions about the couple where the answer is either the bride or the groom, and the couple answers by holding up the shoe of that person. Guests get a real kick out of this when you both remember parts of your story differently.
Highlight Important Moments
You don't need to go into elaborate details about how you met and fell in love. Another option is to simply share the dates of the most important moments leading up to your wedding day. The Our Love Story Canvas Print from WhereBridesGo.com is available in a variety of colors and can be displayed at the wedding and then later in your home.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...
Use a collection of photographs to tell the story of the two of you. You can make a table display in chronological order leading into the ceremony or reception. Another idea is to use the framed pictures on each reception table. If you want to use words in addition to the photos, write a few "Did you know...?" fun facts to display with them.
Most of your guests probably know the gist of your love story but incorporating some of the elements above when you are planning a wedding can fill them in on your favorite details. WhereBridesGo.com knows that every love story is beautiful, but we're willing to bet that yours is your favorite! Your wedding day is the perfect time to share it proudly.
~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team
Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant