Monday, May 15, 2006

couple's shower games: Pick a Side!

Many brides & guests I've talked to don't really like Shower Games... they're normally fairly cheesy and/or embarassing for everyone involved. I personally don't want to be the center of attention as I am wrapped in toilet paper. Some people like them (read- my mom :), but many people prefer to do without. Still, then you need a way to fill the time and an organized game is nice for that.

I was at a couple's shower this weekend & they played a GREAT game for a Couple's Shower. It was fairly short & sweet, plus the only ones who had to participtate were the bride & groom! The guests were all free to just watch (& heckle). Here's how you play:

* The bride & groom are seated in chairs placed back-to-back, so that they cannot see one another.
* Each is given 1 blue ribbon & 1 pink ribbon... they use these ribbons to answer questions- blue means the GROOM and pink means the BRIDE
* They are asked a series of 'Who is...' questions & have to raise the ribbon that indicates their answer

Some questions to ask the lucky couple:
-Who is more romantic
-Who is more likely to get in a car accident
-Who is more likely to cook dinner
-Who is more likely to want to go out to dinner
-Who is more likely to change diapers one day
-Who will want kids first
-Who cleans the toilet
-Who is more likely to get cold feet (!)
And of course, the final question has to be...
-Who is more excited for the wedding?!

Everyone had a great time with it, cheering and booing as needed when they answered the same or differently. Hopefully it will be a welcome addition to your couple's shower!
i heart weddings,

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

decorations: Hanging Initials

Sometimes, a simple decoration cane make a big impact. I'm a huge fan of the Hanging Initial decorations... it is an easy way to personalize your space (doesn't get much more personal than your name!), add some color, and can be really simple.

To the sides you can see the 'N' and 'J' initials we hung from the doors at our wedding. I bought them from Craft Cuts and spray-painted them white. Then, just some purple satin ribbon (the same ribbon we used for the chaircover sashes), over-the-door wreath hooks, and we were set!
Some brides go the same route, but cover the letters in flowers (faux or real), or tissue paper... Some gorgeous examples I have seen are included here... enjoy!

i heart weddings,