Sort yourself into your new Harry Potter house with this sorting hat ceremony

Sera and John's Brooklyn meets Hogwarts wedding had soooo much to love: pink hair, chocolate frogs, Honeydukes lollipops, Bertie Botts every flavor beans, A Daily Prophet program, wands for all guests, handmade potion bottle vases, a bouquet made out of Harry Potter books and charms, golden snitch cake pops, and more. It was a wild ride.

But our favorite part was their unity ceremony. You have to see it…

Give your guests vintage valentine favors at your Valentine's Day wedding (free printables!)

When it comes to free printables, there's little more prolific as vintage Valentines (which I love!). Give all of the guests at your Valentine's Day wedding a little slice of nostalgia that they can keep forever in scrapbooks and memory boxes. Plus, these are free printables so they'll only cost you the price of the paper! What a steal.

Here are some of my favorite vintage valentine favors to save, print, and gift to your guests…

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.

Give your guests "face time" with cardboard cut-outs of your gorgeous mugs

When you're determined that everyone at your wedding can get some real face time with you, employ the use of some fakes! Yep, we're talking cardboard cut-outs of your mugs for use in photos, on the dance floor, and just for general fun.

Brianne and Dale had big cut-outs of their faces looking hilariously stern that were passed around so that everyone could get a little one-on-one with the newlyweds.