My best friend is getting married in June and I'm a bridesmaid.
I've offered to put together a guestbook for the couple as part of the big day. I've heard of so many creative ideas - books with photos, framed signed photos, puzzles, etc., but some of them seem impractical. I want this to be something they can potentially display in their home as a reminder of the ceremony.
I need ideas, links, personal anecdotes (what made your guestbook special?), to help me put together the best guest book for a lovely couple! It can be DIY or for purchase.
posted by brynna
on Oct 14, 2013 -
What quote or passage about love that was 'meant to be' or about rekindled romance, or about always knowing that someone was right for you, should I use in my maid of honor speech at a wedding? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith
on Jun 12, 2013 -
My partner and I, two girls, have this slight thing bothering us when we talk about our future engagement. We both want to be proposed to. Is there a way we can make this happen?
posted by trogdole
on Dec 17, 2012 -
My girlfriend and I want to do that 'public display of commitment' thing, but we don't want to get married
. Heterosexual Civil Partnerships
are not yet available in the UK. Can we do it elsewhere with legal status? Or should we wait? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov
on Sep 20, 2012 -
Looking for suggestions for readings that I can give at my sister's wedding. Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Aug 1, 2012 -
Two of my best friends are getting married (to one another!) and I'm putting together a book of letters, photos, advice, poems, etc. from everyone invited to the wedding. A lot of what I've found are love poems and vows written in the first person about how much the speaker loves the intended, which might feel a bit weird coming from the wedding guests. I'm looking for more general advicey-type stuff, about marriage as an institution or love in the abstract. Funny or serious; the couple are extremely happy together and have great senses of humor. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty!
on Jul 5, 2011 -
For our wedding reception we are aiming to name our tables after romantic (or pleasantly poetic) sounding astronomical entities. [more inside]
posted by Drama Penguin
on Jun 13, 2011 -
We're planning on having a love letter and wine box ceremony
for our wedding, but I don't like wine that much (although a sweeter wine that lasts that long could be an option). What else could we put in the box that would last for 25 years and still taste good/be nice to have? Doesn't have to be food or drink, I'm open to anything.
posted by ajackson
on May 1, 2011 -
I'm looking for a short (1-2 minute) humorous wedding reading. Ideally, it's from a well-known/classic author (Mark Twain, Jonathan Swift, etc.). I'm specifically hoping to find a bit of wit, and perhaps even a little snark, but still with a happy/warm tone. The topic could be love, weddings, marriage, men & women, or anything along those lines.
The key is to have some lightness and humor in it. [more inside]
posted by davebug
on Jun 5, 2010 -
Help me pick out an appropriate reading for my upcoming wedding, something expressing the wish that the love we feel for each other might also serve as a a foundation for a more universal compassion. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas
on Mar 18, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend an Irish - or even Northern Irish - poem or extract, on the topic of love or romance, that would be suitable to be read out at a civil wedding (ie, no references to God or religion allowed) [more inside]
posted by ascullion
on Jun 16, 2008 -
Is it worth telling my best friend, who just got engaged, that I'm secretly in love with her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 17, 2008 -
She wants to get married in a Catholic church, I fundamentally disagree. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on Nov 6, 2007 -
My fiancee and are going to have her dad and sister play a song during our wedding ceremony, think two acoustic guitars and two voices. We are looking for recommendations for a song for them to play. We have a bunch of ideas of our own, but we are looking for things we haven't thought of.
posted by tirebouchon
on Apr 17, 2007 -