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How to Create Unforgettable Wedding Memories for You and Your Guests

Wedding memories

Your wedding day is one of the most special moments that you will ever share with the love of your life. But it’s not only special for the two of you – it’s a special day for all of the friends, family, and loved ones that you have chosen to share it with.

Shouldn’t your wedding be as unique and memorable as you are? We think so. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ideas to help make your wedding one to remember. Here are our tips on creating special and unforgettable memories for both you and your guests on your big day.

A creative guestbook 

No wedding would be complete without a guest book, but there’s no rule that says your guests have to sign just a plain, old book. Many couples these days are opting for guest books that are unique and reflect their personalities. These creative guest books are also way more fun for your guests to sign!

Some brides and grooms who are musicians have chosen to have all of their guests sign a musical instrument such as a guitar. Others have left out a globe or a mao for guests to sign. The guests can make a mark on the map where they are from, or can mark places on the globe where they hope the happy couple get the chance to visit.

Audio guest books are a new and memorable idea that we absolutely love! Echo Phone, an Indiana-based company, offers a service where couples can order a special retro-style telephone for guests to record one-minute audio messages, which the couple get to keep forever as digital files.

Reception games 

Spending time with family and friends is one of the best parts of being a guest at a wedding. However, sometimes the routine of arrival, ceremony, reception, and then departure can feel a little tiring after a while. If you have time to fill before the ceremony, or in the time between the ceremony and reception, why not fill it with some friendly competition?

Festive games such as bocce, lawn dice, or a giant Jenga set give your guests the opportunity to mingle with one another, make memories, and maybe even make a few new friends. 

Memorable favors

While wedding favors are always an optional choice when planning for your big day, they can often go a long way towards keeping your special memories alive for years to come. Wedding favors can be as small and simple as a bag of candy, but truly memorable favors are ones that are put together with love and attention.

Favors that your guests can actually use after the wedding is over are always a good idea. Bottle openers, shot glasses, and even decks of playing cards are all options for practical wedding favors. Edible wedding favors are also a great idea, especially for couples who love to cook – jars of spices, homemade baked goods, and bags of coffee are popular choices for handing out to your guests.

If you are hosting a small gathering with only your closest friends and family, you may be able to give custom favors to each guest, such as a monogrammed item, or an ornament featuring a favorite photograph. These sentimental gifts will mean much more to your guests than anything that can be bought at a store.

Photo opportunities

Taking photos at a wedding doesn’t have to just be reserved for the photographer you hired. After all, your guests got all dressed up for this, and they deserve the chance to show it off too! 

(Still stuck on the getting dressed up part? Bella Bridesmaids has you covered, with gowns and groomsmen attire in nearly every color and style! Check them out here.)

For larger budget weddings, you can rent an entire retro-style photo booth, complete with special effects and social media connectivity. For more modest affairs, however, providing a unique backdrop for your guests to take pictures in front of is a great way to encourage them to make memories.

You can opt for a classy and elegant wall of flowers, a glitzy sequin curtain, or a fun and funky mural that you made yourself. There is nearly endless potential for creativity here, and you can create a hashtag for your guests to use when they upload their photos to social media!


Remember, you don’t have to spend a fortune or throw the most lavish wedding of the century in order to make your celebration memorable. At the end of the day, your guests will remember the day because they love you, and they were honored to be able to spend your special day with you. It only takes a little bit of creativity to take those memories and make them even more special and unique.

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