Globes, library cards, & Hogwarts houses: 12 unconventional wedding guestbooks

If you're into the concept of capturing a snapshot of those who attended your wedding, a wedding guestbook is ideal. But you don't have to settle for one of those padded, white, crystal-covered books with a feather pen. You can literally have your guests sign anything you want! We're talking Harry Potter houses, book-lovers' library cards, a chic globe (that I'd want in my house anyway!), clear acrylic puzzle pieces, and Instax snaps in a cute AF book. The world is your guestbook oyster. Here are some recent I wanted to share…

How to DIY coloring pages from a photo for your wedding reception

We've been throwing around the idea of this wedding coloring sheet for years but never had a great tutorial for how to make one yourself, which you absolutely can do. Yep, you don't have to outsource this project to someone else if you have access to a program like Photoshop, GIMP, or Pixlr. I'm going to be demonstrating it with Photoshop, but the steps are mostly translatable between each program.

Here's how to do it…


8 delish edible wedding favors from foods with cult followings

You may be thinking about giving out some yummy edible favors at your wedding. Maybe with a local flair (salt water taffy, deep dish pizza, local coffee)? But there are some food brands that just give everyone heart eyes emojis at first glance. These cult food brands lend a bit of nostalgia, a little bit of gluttony, and will not go to waste or get left on the table (even if you want them to!). Let's peek at some of my favorite cult food brands that make great edible wedding favors…


Are you having an "East Coast Style" reception with dancing FIRST?

A lot of American wedding receptions follow this formula: a grand entrance followed by a meal, speeches, and finally dancing. But in what's been dubbed an "East Coast Style" reception, dancing happens right away with intermittent boogie-ing down between meal courses, too! It sounds pretty rad to me and gets everyone out of their seats and into mingle and mix mode right away.

20 light-up wedding signs & marquees for spectacular photo ops (and home decor!)

Lightbox style signs are super trendy right now and we've been spotting them all over wedding receptions with good reason: they look rad AF! Plus, they light up which means they can point out your candy buffet, favor table, ice cream bar, whatever… in the dark. But the secret reason I want to snag some of these light-up wedding signs is that they can turn into some of the most epic home decor after the wedding. It's all a big scheme to reuse everything later on.

Find your favorite LED sign, customize it to your names, your wedding hashtag, your motto, your subversive "eff you," etc. and light up the night…