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How to Make a Date Jar Guest Book for Weddings

One of the biggest misconceptions of a classic wedding is that everything has to be traditional. That’s not the case! It’s true that the details you select should convey a similar tone and feel of your overall theme, but you’re never stuck to old-fashioned ideas when it comes to classic styling.

For instance, a traditional guest book is a popular choice for this theme. However, a guest book alternative such as a date jar guest book is another fun way to get your guests to interact and leave their favorite date ideas (here are 50 Fun Date Ideas to get you started!) Today we’re showing you what you need to make this unique guest book alternative and we’ll answer the following: what a date jar is, how it works, and how easy it is to flawlessly set yours up. Enjoy!

How to Make a Beautiful Date Jar Guest Book for Weddings |

by crafts ga laura

4 Tips for Table Numbers at Weddings

Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We’re kicking off a new week of wedding inspiration with table number ideas. Have you thought about what your table numbers will look like, or what kind of table number holders you will use? Before you pick them out, read this article! We’ve rounded up four important tips you’ll want to follow…

Table Numbers at Weddings

1. Add your own personalized twist.

Creativity is key! When you incorporate things, places, or hobbies you love, guests get a sneak peek into your unique story. For instance, consider using some of these wedding table name ideas instead of ‘numbers’ for a punch of personalization.

Table Numbers at Weddings

by dream a little handmade

State Cutout Guest Book — Handmade-a-Day

State Cutout Guest Book |

by zcreate design

Want something other than a traditional guest book for your wedding? You’ll love this state cutout guest book we spotted at ZCreate Design! It is made in the shape of your home state or any state close to your heart (i.e. where you met, where you got engaged, where you plan to live, etc.) It is made of wood and can hold 75-125 signatures (or even more, depending on how large guests write). After the wedding, you can display the state cutout sign in your home as a decoration. It is super lightweight, so you can hang it on any wall with simple double-sided tape. Take a look!

Mason Jars with Handles? – Ask Emmaline

Mason Jars with Handles

left: photo by megan thiele, right: via pinterest

We received this Ask Emmaline question from Britney yesterday and it’s a good one! She asks,

I am looking for mason jars with handles and lids for a decent price. I have had no luck and I am starting to worry I wont find any. Also, do you have any ideas or any way to cover the mason jar before the guests get to their drinks?” Fantastic question! With mason jar drinking glasses being so popular at weddings, we’ve had numerous requests from brides-to-be asking where to buy them. And, keeping those mason jars covered before guests grab them for drinking is an important detail to note. Read on to see our response…

This Wine Bottle Table Number is Amazing

wine bottle table number | by Golden Silhouette |

by golden silhouette

Hi, loves! If you are looking for a unique table number idea, we’ve found it! We think this wine bottle table number is an amazing idea and know you’ll agree! It is designed by the lovely folks of Golden Silhouette and is customized to suit your wedding’s style and theme. Find out why this table number is better than ordinary ones and how you can use it in a variety of ways at your wedding…

Paper Flowers Make Beautiful Backdrops for Weddings

Paper Flower Backdrops Weddings by A Paper Event |

flowers by a paper event

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. There are LOTS of details worth DIYing for your wedding, while other projects are best left to pros. It all depends on your level of confidence, what you want to tackle, and how much time you allow yourself to complete the task. As an example, one project I would definitely leave to an expert is paper flowers — especially when they’re going to be used as a backdrop. This is likely because I’m quite impatient, I critique each cut and fold, and ask my husband 1000x, “Does this look right?” Ha. That’s why I was excited to find these paper flower backdrops from A Paper Event, where Jamie is whipping up some incredible designs. (And if you DO want to try your hand at DIY, you can order a template, where Jamie shows you how it’s done.) Each backdrop is custom-made for your event and is color-coordinated to match your wedding palette (or go with classic white!) Instead of spending hours cutting and folding and trying to replicate what she’s clearly mastered in her studio, let her take care of it — and enjoy a box full of beautiful paper flowers right at your door, ready to be transformed into your ceremony backdrop or photo backdrop, or as wall decor behind your head table, sweetheart table, cake table, or anywhere you see fit. You might even want to reuse them after the big day in your home — I know I would! Take a look at some of her latest creations…

10 Creative Escort Card Ideas for Weddings

beer bottle escort cards

by anthologie press

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. If you have assigned seats at your wedding (which we wholeheartedly recommend), you’ll need escort cards. Escort cards are used to direct guests to their seats and typically include the guest’s name and table number. And while escort cards are technically called cards, we think it’s fun when the “cards” are something unique instead. Today we’re sharing ten creative escort card ideas we know you’ll love to prove you can think outside the box in *every* area of your wedding. Enjoy!

Why a Regular Guest Book is Still #1 for Weddings

gold and white guest book

by crafty pie press

Hi, lovelies! Emma here and I’m so excited to be kicking off a brand new week with all of you. And to start this week off right, we’re helping you cross “guest book” from your to-do list. We’ve talked about some really fun and interesting guest book alternatives in the past, but did you know that a regular guest book — you know, a simple book with pages and lines for guests to write their names — is still the top pick for couples? It’s true! A regular guest book (aka classic or traditional book) is easy for guests to do, it’s affordable, and it is easy to store at home on a bookshelf or on your coffee table. Some of the guest book alternatives we see today involve a lot of steps for guests to follow; sometimes, they’ll end up skipping it altogether. With a classic guest book, guests simply sign their name and that’s it! To show you what we mean, we’re sharing some beautiful guest books from Crafty Pie Press and, while they are technically a “regular” guest book, they’re anything but ordinary. These designs are some of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen! Read on to see ten of our top picks from their collection!

Wedding Tip → Sequin Table Runners for Instant Glam

silver sequin table runner

by bliss by lings moment

Want to add texture or instant glam to your wedding tables (or bridal shower decor)? Here’s one easy way to do it: add sequin table runners! Sequins offer a little sparkle and texture to any reception table — especially your sweetheart table or head table. If you want to add a lot of shine to your decor, place sequin table runners to every reception table and incorporate the color (silver, gold, rose gold, or pink) into your centerpiece design. To show you some examples, we’ve rounded up some sequin runners from Ling’s Moment, one place you can find brilliant sparkly table runners, tablecloths, decorations, and more! Take a look…