LET GUESTS LEAVE THEIR MARK
Keep your wedding memories intact with these ideas for your special day
In the furore that is a modern wedding we are so cajoled into loving our special moment and every inch of our special selves that it is easy to lose track of something important: the people you share it with. Let them leave a memento. Sometimes it is the candid memories of the guests’ antics that leave you with the biggest smiles after all is done and dusted and you are flicking through photos with your new spouse.
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Place one at each table.
Have your MC invite guests to use the roll of film on their table.
They must try and get a snap of each person at the table.
As your wedding rolls on it is guaranteed you will have some beautiful, funny and chaotic photos that the hired professional never could have captured.
Place a large glass vessel with a lid to one side of your reception.
Place a bowl of small slips of paper and a jar of pens beside this.
Have your MC announce that the new husband and wife would love each guest to write one memory to place in the jar, and write their names on the back.
This can be a decorative false tree, brown string with pegs strung decoratively or a piece of beautiful driftwood or dried tree branch.
Place a Polaroid camera beside the tree so guests can take a selfie.
Ensure there are pegs for guests to pin their photo to the tree and a jar of pens so multiple people can write their notes at the same time.
Have an artistic friend draw the trunk and branches of a tree on a canvas.
Ensure there are plenty of off-shooting branches.
Place an ink pad (whatever colour you like) beside the canvas so guests can put their fingerprint as a leaf on the tree.