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Get ready to be blown away by this queer AF musical theater wedding

Our social justice and queer-themed wedding tables

Our wedding theme was to have a queer AF wedding that was hopefully as much a gift to the people we love as it was to us. Our wedding included a ceremony musical theater interlude, a Stevie Nicks-themed cocktail hour, bomb food, bomb dancing, homemade wedding cakes, and social justice and queer-themed tables. Here’s how we did our queer-themed tables…

Sword fights & purple kilts at this dance party wedding with an Oreo toast

How to have unique wedding toasts that feel less sexist

If you’re dreading your best man’s speech (“Thank you for the booze, I’m so funny and has anyone here not seen the groom naked yet, because you’re about to!!”) here are five ways to help keep your wedding toasts feeling awesome.

s'mores wedding favors

Eat ’em or take ’em: these s’mores wedding favors are a gooey gift guests will devour

S’mores are a staple of outdoor weddings in any season, but especially in the fall when the weather gets chilly and a bonfire is apropos. You’re cooking them up over a bonfire, adding them to your sweets table, and even making them into cakes! But a perfect way to provide a dessert AND a takeaway gift is an easy-to-make s’mores wedding favor.

Here’s how to make them super easily with a few staples from Michael’s Weddings™…

How I used Google Sheets to lay out my wedding

How I used Google Sheets to lay out my wedding floorplan

I readily admit that the hardest thing about my wedding day will be letting go of control of the entire thing. I wanted to have a hand in the layout of the rooms, even if I can’t physically be there for the set up. I harnessed Google Sheets wedding planning: I made an approximate map of our venue and placed every table, chair, and decoration where I want it to be, setting the boxes up as squares and using a legend of 1 foot squared = 1 box. See how it was done!

Not-too-mushy sibling wedding songs for brothers and sisters

Not-too-mushy sibling wedding songs for brothers and sisters

I went on a hunt for less trite sibling wedding songs and definitely ran into some. Although in some cases, those sappy songs are actually kind of perfect? For instance, I LOVE “When We Grow Up” even those it’s schmaltzy as hell. Here are some of our favorite sibling wedding songs for brothers and sisters…

unconventional wedding guest books

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…