Wednesday, February 13, 2013

DIY - Photo Booth Sign and Props

I absolutely love the idea of a photo booth at events! It can truly show ones personality and goofiness  in a snapshot.

Photo booths can be expensive and it was definitely not in our wedding budget. Luckily, our photographer was amazing, and brought a plain white backdrop to the reception. With the help of my friends and bridesmaids we got to work and made some props! Pinterest was a great resource to find free photo booth printables and inspiration to get you going.

I absolutely adore Oh Happy Day blog and they provide a ton of free photo booth printables!

Since we had the rights to all of our wedding photos that were taken throughout the day, we didn't do the printable photo booth pictures. Instead, we posted them to Facebook and SlickPic (facebook does not load the high resolution photos but SlickPic does).

Here are a few of our favorites!

Brianna Colleen Photography

Brianna Colleen Photography

Brianna Colleen Photography

Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY Wedding Decorations - Bar Signs

One of my worst pet-peeves when I go to weddings, is when you have no idea what is complimentary at the bar. Not only do you feel cheap by asking, "What's free?" but you just feel rude asking. There are more polite ways of asking what is available at the bar such as,"What is complementary?" or "Are there any hosted drinks?". Nonetheless, I still hate asking.

There are many options to let your guests know what is available. Here are a couple examples:
  • The bartender can place the wine or beer bottles on the bar top (which typically indicates those are hosted)
  • Make a note in the program that says, "Join us after the ceremony for complimentary wine and beer."
  • When your host and hostess greet your guests, have them point to the bar while letting them know what is hosted
  • Have the bartenders tell guests what is hosted prior to them ordering their drink (this does not always happen)
  • Create a bar sign
We decided to create a bar sign with the complementary items and framed them to make it look more appealing. I found a bar sign on Weddingbee that I thought was perfect!

Here is how our bar signs turned out!

Brianna Colleen Photography

Thursday, February 7, 2013

DIY Wedding Programs

Everyone wants their wedding to be unique - to the smallest details. Check out the wedding programs we had for our ceremony (thanks to my personal graphic designer).

If you are having problems deciding on the readings you want to include in your ceremony, here are a few tips:
  • Look to your pastor/priest for guidance
  • Research the readings your parents or grandparents used
  • Ask friends that have been married
  •  Google (love google!)  

    Graphic Design: Jodi Suedbeck

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    Featured Event - Spa Theme Party


    Suburban Events' Spa Theme Birthday Party was featured on the Pear Tree Greetings blog.
    To plan your own Spa Party, find all of the details here