Actres Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be married Sat., May 19 at Winsdor Castle and anticipation for the royal wedding is at an all-time high with just over a week until the big day. However, very little is known about the details of the wedding leading to specualtion on everything ranging from guest performances to the design of Markle’s gown. The royal family and the bride-to-be have remained tight-lipped when it comes to the gown, but we can be sure it will be stunning. In honor of the pending nuptials, we’ve complied a list of the most stunning royal wedding gowns.
Let’s face it, a regular ol’ guestbook at your wedding will only be useful for one night. After that, it likely will join other keepsakes in a closet somewhere to gather dust until you get a notion to haul it out for a look-see wayyyyy down the road. Instead of a dust-collector, we recommend you re-think your wedding guestbook as a collector-worthy work of personalized art that you’ll be proud to show off in your newlywed nest for years to come!
For travelers and adventure-seekers, a customized globe guestbook lets wedding guests feel like they’re going on this adventure with you!
Custom Globe via Etsy shop: NewlyScripted
Family, friends and faith come together in a bible guestbook, where wedding attendees have the opportunity to circle, highlight or decorate around their favorite verse and sign their names, creating an heirloom that can be passed down for generations.
Photo: Alisha Crossley Photography
Oh, winter weddings! Full of joy, twinkling lights, and seasonal tidings! What better way to add a personal touch to your Christmas tree than with personalized “guestbook” ornaments, signed by your guests on your wedding day, and enjoyed during the holiday season year after year after year?
Photo: Fidelio Photography
One of our current guestbook faves is the Polaroid photo guestbook! Guests will have loads of fun posing for selfie (with or without props), and you’ll have tons of fun for decades to come flipping through a guestbook full of their pix and sweet wedding messages.
Photo Guestbook via Etsy shop: The Sunshine Garden
Trying to decorate your new “together” home is no easy task, but it’s way more fun when you get to fill it with meaningful personalized artwork like this adorable wedding guestbook, created with oodles of little hearts, each signed by a wedding guest and dropped into a clear frame that’s mantelpiece ready and really, really lovely.
Photo:Kasey Lynn Photography
Planning a rustic-elegant wedding? Then this guestbook idea is for you! A personalized wood frame with your names and wedding date makes a great canvas for guests to add their own sign-in “brushstrokes,” creating a perfectly personalized painting you’ll display, with love, now and forever.
Photo: Photography by Niki
Pilsner glasses, hand-painted in the likenesses of your groom’s best dudes? A custom-monogrammed sash for your adorable flower girl? A wedding-dress hanger artfully twisted into the shape of your new Mrs. moniker? With a little help from Etsy, the possibilities for putting your personal touch on your wedding day are pretty much endless. Check out our personal favorites (credits and links below)…and let us know YOURS!
Generally speaking, we prefer that the bride and groom party amongst their beloved guests rather than separating themselves, and observing the festivities from a distance. That said, we also prefer adorableness. And nothing’s more adorable than a sweetly decorated pair of bride and groom chairs. Vintage finds, Mr. & Mrs. bunting or signs, floral garlands, swagged fabric, a sprinkle of sparkle—all of these transform ordinary chairs into very special seating for your very special day. Just pull your bride and groom chairs right on up to the table and join the party. Here are some of our absolute favorite Mr. and Mrs. chair choices!
Credits (Photos from Top to Bottom, Left to Right): Adam Barnes Photography, Meredith Perdue Photography, Jose Villa Photography, RiverRoadRustics Etsy Shop, Purple Peony Couture Etsy Shop, Bhldn, Bhldn, ArmyMomofTwins Etsy Shop, Elizabeth Messina via Martha Stewart Weddings, Rae Florae, Joy Marie Studios