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44 Guest Book & Well Wishes Ideas

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 18, 2013

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Who knew that guestbooks are a visual reminder of who attended your wedding? Whether it’s a traditional paper and pen or interactive arts and crafts, let your guests send you off into marriage with sweet well wishes. See more inspiration here.

4 Ways To Entertain Kids At Your Reception

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 10, 2013

Whether they’re your nieces, nephews, or cousins, there’s a chance they’ll be in attendance at your wedding. Here’s how to keep them (and their parents) happy throughout the reception:

1. Arts & Crafts - Have a “kids-only” table with coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, stickers, (washable) markers, and stencils.

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Music and dancing is a big part of most wedding celebrations, but more and more couples are providing other activities to entertain guests of all ages during the reception. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

1. Piñata

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Guest Accommodations Made Easy

Posted by Kim on Aug 05, 2013

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While common knowledge dictates that your wedding is “your day,” your guests are a major part of the celebration and it’s essential that they feel well taken care of. One of the first steps to ensuring your guests’ happiness is making sure they have a place to stay if they’re traveling from out of town. Reserving a guest hotel room block is an important first step, and fortunately, Marriott has made that process super-easy with their new Guest Accommodations page. You’ll find a one-stop shop for booking room blocks and getting special group rates for your guests (they’ll totally love you for that!). Looking for a place to host a pre- or post-wedding event (a rehearsal dinner or goodbye brunch, perhaps)? They’ve got that taken care of, too. So get on over to WeddingWire and Marriott’s Guest Accommodations page to get started!

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Today we’re wrapping up our state-by-state welcome bag series with South Dakota through Wyoming. Here are our suggestions for what to include in welcome bags for the final ten states. And in case you missed your state, check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

South Dakota – Dakota Pride gourmet vanilla caramels, Rushmore Mountain taffies, Mount Rushmore playing cardsIrish Twins soaps, homemade kuchen (recipe)

Tennessee - Goo Goo Clusters, MoonPies, homemade Tennessee T-cakes (recipe), Jack Daniel’s mini bottles

Texas – Dr. Peppera square of Texas Sheet Cake (recipe), Ruby Red grapefruit (or Ruby Red grapefruit cookies!), Dublin Texas Root Beer, Shiner Bock beer, Texas BBQ dry rub

Utah – Apple Beer, Bee’s Brothers honey caramels, Honey Jar flavored honey sticks, Samak Smokehouse Stickies

Vermont – half-pint of Vermont maple syrup, Grafton cheddar cheese, maple sugar candy, Ben & Jerry’s gift card

Virginia - Virginia Peanut Company peanut brittle (8 oz. can), Route 11 potato chips, Northern Neck ginger ale, Whitley’s Virginia Peanuts, Trafton’s chocolate pretzel sticks, mini bottle of wine from Virginia wine country

Washington - Starbucks gift card, homemade Washington State Apple Pie (recipe), caramel apple popcorn

West Virginia – Sweeteez West Virginia mints, golden delicious apples, apple butter, blackberry jam, Mister Bee potato chips

Wisconsin - Kohler chocolates, Nutorious nut mix, Sprecher root beer, cheese head soap, Wisconsin Cheese Mart cheddar wheel, Leinenkugel’s beer

Wyoming - buffalo jerky, Baer’s Pantry jam, cowboy chocolate, Chugwater Chili packets, Yellowstone Seasoning old faithful blend

Don’t forget to share what you’re putting in your welcome baskets in our comments section! Have a great weekend!

 

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