10 Types of Wedding Guests
Check out our list of 10 types of wedding guests:
The Crazy Aunt
The Amateur Photographer
The Moody Grandmother
The 3 Sisters
Wedding Time Capsule
Things to Put Inside:
- Stuff from the ceremony and reception like an invitation, the program, etc.
- A copy of your wedding vows.
- Sealed letters to each other about your love and excitement, etc.
- A CD or flash drive of songs from the reception or songs that are popular on the radio at that time (this will be especially interesting if you are picking a date that is far in the future.)
- A bottle of wine to celebrate with when you open the box.
- A copy of a publication (newspaper, topical magazine, etc) from the date you are sealing the capsule on.
Things For Guests to Put Inside:
- Memories or Anecdotes from when they first spent time with you as a couple, or how and when they knew you were perfect for each other, etc
- Have them fill out postcards or something similar with advice and wisdom that they think will help you either 1 year, 5 years, 10 years from now.
- Provide them with a digital camera (does not have to be expensive, as long as it takes decent pictures and can connect to a computer via USB) to take goofy pictures with during the reception. This will provide you with your entertainment when going through the capsule.
Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue
In this country an old couplet directs that the bride shall wear: “Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue.” – 1898 compilation of English folklore
It’s a saying/tradition we’re all familiar with. Some of us might not know that tradition comes from an Old English rhyme (“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a sixpence in her shoe.”) These five objects each represent a different concept that the bride is supposed to carry on into her marriage. You certainly don’t have to abide by this tradition, especially if you are not superstitious. If you are going to participate, don’t let it overwhelm or stress you too much. These are usually little things that your family members bestow upon you so that you don’t have to think about it too much. Although, you can certainly gift them to yourself if you are so inclined.
Here’s a brief rundown of our favorite ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: