{Tuesday Tip} Memories Sweet Memories

This is something near and dear to our hearts because it’s from one of our very own events.

Sweet little mason jars to collect memories.

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A little over a month ago we meet with a bride and she was worried about what to do for her upcoming wedding. They planned the ceremony at a church and the reception at a nearby hotel and with the short drive they somehow planned for two hours between the end of the ceremony and the start of dinner and it was too late to make any changes. They didn’t know what to do to occupy the nearly 200 guests during the extra long cocktail hour, beside loads of appetizers and beverages. They wanted something quick and easy that wouldn’t break the bank since they were already just over their budget and only had a week left till the big day.

We shared with them an idea from a fabulous anniversary a few years back, mason jars with tags explaining for the guests to write a memory of the couple and place them in the jars. This is a simple, easy way to fill some down time during the cocktail hour or hours in this case.

Based on the size of the wedding we decided to place ten jars around the cocktail space with special signs on each to leave a memory of the couple. We took it one step further and made each of the ten jars a different type of memory. For example the jar near the guest book table was for your first memory of the couple of how you meet the bride or groom. The jar on the bar was for a memory of drinking with the couple since the couple had met at a New Years Eve party 10 years earlier and have hosted quite large ones ever since. Then another jar for a memory about the couples adorable little pooch.

By spacing the jars out and having a different memory to write about for each jar the guests mixed and mingled checking out every jar and many of the guests comparing stories and even writing more than one for each jar. The couple was so happy to have nearly 800 memories by the end of the night. The couple even commented they it was such a big hit with guests that they would be incorporating this idea in at their annual New Years Eve Party.

How do you plan to get guests to mingle at your wedding, share with us over on Facebook and twitter or email us we would love to hear.

Be Married, 

Creative Coordinators 

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{Tuesday Tip} In a Timely Manor

With 2013 coming to an end we wanted to remind you that planning ahead and giving yourself plenty of time will make the planning process so much more enjoyable.

We recommend that you finalize all your wedding details 10 days prior to your wedding.

Finalizing your timeline and wedding details in a timely manner allows to relax with family and friends during the remaining days leading up to your walk down the aisle.

 

 

 

Be Marry,

C&C

{Tuesday Tip} Color Over It With Chalk

Chalk.

Keep a stick of white chalk handy while you’re getting ready. In the event that you spill or  brush your dress against something take a stick of chalk and lightly “color” over the stain. Chalk is great for footprints on your train.  The chalk will mask an unwanted splashes of color and keep your dress in pristine condition. Chalk is also fantastic for occupying bored flower girls and ring bearers. So keep some chalk on hand.

Be Marry,

C&C Team

{Tuesday Tip} Talk to Your DJ

Here is a simple tip to help you keep the music you like going at your reception.

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Talk to your Band or DJ before the wedding to discuss whether you are okay with song requests from guests and how to handle them. You don’t want to have to deal with it the night of the wedding or worse hear a song you can not stand over and over again.

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Be Marry, 

C&C

{Tuesday Tip} Must Do On Your Rainy Wedding Day

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If you are starting to fret that is might rain on your wedding day have no fear because today we wanted to share a great idea for using  wet weather to your advantage.

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Use this super creative idea to make a special sign or two that can only be seen when wet.

Using a stencil ( think wedding monogram or love quote), a fun product called never wet (it can be found in home improvement stores) a little time and you will have a fabulous custom wedding detail that can only be done on a wet day. This is a fabulous idea for all you ladies getting married this fall and winter and are fearing rain on your wedding day instead of fearing  it use it to your advantage.

Here is the link to get the tutorial

http://community.homedepot.com/t5/The-Home-Depot-NeverWet-Contest/Make-Rain-Drawings-with-NeverWet/td-p/127243?crlt.pid=camp.kgyEbSGyjgxV#.UkXRGdKopNs

 

What is your favorite wedding words or sign? You can share it with us over on Pinterest or Facebook or if you want your fabulous sign showcased on our blog you can email it to us directly at: ccwedblog@creativecoordinators.com

Be Marry, 

CC

{Tuesday Tip} Requests

Here is a simple tip to help you keep the music you like going at your reception.

Talk to your Band or DJ before the wedding to discuss whether you are okay with song requests from guests and how to handle them. You don’t want to have to deal with it the night of the wedding or worse hear a song you can not stand over and over again.

Be Marry, 

C & C