SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING GAY
OUR WOULD- BE WEDDING PLANNER EXTRAORDINAIRE MATT NEWBURY LOOKS AT WAYS YOU CAN MAKE YOUR WEDDING COMPLETELY UNIQUE – AND HE’S NOT EVEN ANGLING FOR AN INVITE
pparently less than 15% of same-sex couples incorporate wedding traditions like tossing a bouquet, or wearing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue into their big day. And why should we – it’s the perfect opportunity to be original.
THE INVITATION If you fancy going for the ultimate hipster wedding invitation, what about posting people a boxed Viewmaster and a custom picture wheel with seven pictures and/or text? Either choose some of you throughout your relationship followed by an invitation slide, or get much more creative. Remarkably these retro classics are just $10 each (plus postage and package from the States) including your customised reels and a gift box if you order 100 or more sets, but if this sounds a bit extravagant for your budget, why not order several at $30 dollars each including a different selection of pictures on each one and leave them for people to enjoy on a table at your wedding. You’ll then be able to keep them yourself after your big day. Go to: image3d. com
THE RINGS If you can’t wait to slip a ring onto your finger but fancy something a bit more hi-tech, there are some unusual options out there. One Lothario recently created a pair of rings that glow when they are in close proximity to each other, while we also stumbled upon forums asking if GPS tracking rings exist – the answer is yes, but should you really be getting married in the first place? Our favourite though is the soon to be released Remember Ring. 24 hours before your special day, the Hot Spot™ on the interior surface of your ring will warm to 120º F for approximately 10 seconds, and continue to warm up every hour. You are certainly never going to forget that anniversary! Go to: alaskajewelry. com