Good morning from caffeinated HQ of Esquire Photography in Orange County everyone!
I’m one Orange County wedding photographer who’s been packing & purging quite a bit at EPHQ & realized it’s not only the 4th of July holiday, but it’s always West Coast Wednesday, which means I want to share this week’s Wedding Tip Of The Week with you.
As I’m sure you’ve seen on Twitter & Facebook I love being able to help brides & grooms save time, money, and their sanity planning a wedding and I think today’s wedding tip from Elegala will help you Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day AND have some much more creative ideas for wedding favours.
So for today’s wedding tip, I have some great advice on how to wow your wedding guests with awesome wedding favours. So instead of the usual ho-hum, been there-done that wedding favours, you can surprise everyone with your panache for uniqueness.
Check this out!
After dancing for hours, rolling out individual snacks like mini-hamburgers with a fixings bar is a big hit.
Rent a photo booth and let your guests take turns posing for the camera. Add props like costumes, hats, sunglasses, and even chalkboards where the guests can write messages to photograph themselves with. Then set up a DIY station with mini-frames so they can take home their favorite shots.
Escape the elements
If you really want to impress, give your guests something sublimely stylish yet useful to keep them smiling through the elements: stylish sunglasses (to deflect glare), sleek umbrellas (in case of rain), or cashmere scarves (should a breeze pick up.)
Place small journals at each place setting, and write every guest a personal thank-you note on the front page.
Make some noise
Liven up the party by handing out maracas, small horns, or even kazoos – a great idea for a relaxed affair or a particularly festive bunch.
Gather a collection of favorite family recipes from both sides into a small recipe book or box printed with your names and wedding date.
Enlist the parking attendants to place a flower with an attached thank-you note on the dashboard of each car. If you’ll be providing guest transportation, be sure to place a basket of these favors at the front of the bus for guests to take prior to departure.
Yes, this idea has been done, but altruism is at an all-time high, and we’re jumping on the bandwagon. Donating in the name of your guests to a charity, one that holds special meaning for the two of you, adds another sentimental personal touch to your wedding
So there it is!
I hope that helped you out a bit and if you’d like to chat more because you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Orange County wedding photographer for your wedding or event that loves music & fashion, photography and art, feel free to contact me anytime.
I hope you’re having a great start to your 4th of July holiday and stay tuned for many other amazing events that I’m sharing. From San Diego to Newport Beach, Ventura and all the way out to Paris, France, London, England and Berlin, Germany – I’ll have some fantastic Weddings and events that I’ve had the honour of photographing.