Whether your wedding theme is traditional or modern, formal or casual, it can be fun to add a lighthearted theme to the reception festivities, which can be hinted at in your invitation. Guests will enjoy having an idea of what kind of celebration awaits!
Photo Booth Fun If you’ve ever attended a wedding with a photo booth, you know what a fun addition it can be to the party. And because all it takes is a MacBook Pro, a good printer and, well, a booth, it’s far more affordable than you might think. Your wedding photographer will capture the posed portraits and some candids of guests cutting a rug, but a booth gives guests the opportunity to channel their inner divas, divos or Don Drapers, as the case may be. Send out a wedding invitation that hints at the photostrip theme to give guests a glimpse of what’s to come. You can even make a note for them to feel free to BYO props. With a pop-up photomat, you’ll capture some epic shots of friends and family members that you can either cherish for ever, use for blackmail or both. Check out Pinterest to get some ideas for signs and props to have on hand.
Just My Type If, like me, you love all things wordy (I know I’m not alone in being a word nerd), chances are that your kind of fun involves stories, question cards and gorgeous typesetting. At our wedding, my (now)-husband and I used photographs and printed notecards to create table number signs to clarify seating. Guests at the table could read our story and then mingle with others at the wedding by trading stories of our courtship at other tables. Simply choose your favorite typography-themed wedding invitation from Mixbook to hint at the theme of your wedding, then use the same template to upload your stories to create table number cards. I also love the idea of creating these question cards from the Low Country Wedding blog. Simply place note cards on each table with fun questions printed atop each one. Throughout the reception guests have the opportunity to leave their comments on the card or cards of their choice.
In Tandem If you and your honey-to-be love to take a spin on the old ten-speed, consider hosting a bike-themed wedding. Set the wheels in motion by sending out a beautiful wedding invitation with a bicycle emblazoned on top. Ride bikes – or share a tandem – from the wedding site to the party, and have rented cruisers on hand should guests wish to do the same. For a little two-wheeled inspiration, check out Rebecca + Derek’s bike-themed wedding.
Double Down for Love I’m willing to bet that if you’re a gambler getting hitched, you’d put all your money on love. The Las Vegas wedding invitation from Mixbook is a perfect way to plant the seed that guests should come wearing casino-ready attire and their best poker faces. Rent poker tables to set up next to the dance floor so friends and family members can bet on love while others bet on whether or not Uncle Murray stays on the floor for Kool & The Gang.
Be Mine If Valentine’s Day plays a role in your love story – whether you got engaged on Valentine’s Day or your wedding’s on the 14th – candy hearts make a sweet theme to a wedding reception. Set up a candy bar or hire a vendor to spin up gravity-defying sticks of old-fashioned cotton candy. Mixbook’s Two Hearts wedding invitations are a great way to set the expectation that treats await!
Happy Wedding Planning! Happy Mixbooking!