HAVE WEDDING GUESTS PAINT THEIR WAY INTO YOUR RECEPTION
Wedding guest books are something that can be saved and cherished, again and again, for many years to come. Brides & grooms around the world save these keepsakes and break them out, typically on important anniversaries to reminisce and reflect on their special day. After a recent post on “wine bottle guest book idea,” we thought it might be great to do another post like it. Are you looking for different spin on your wedding guest book?
How about a creative wedding idea that really expresses who your friends and family are? As a twist to different collaborative efforts for a wedding guest book, why not bring out the artists in your friends and family members?
Here is a wedding guest book with no words; a wedding guest book group painting! I was the DJ at a recent wedding at Revolution Hall in Troy, NY (which by the way is a great place to have your wedding.)
At this particular wedding reception, the bride and groom decided to go alternative with their guest book, with a paint brush instead of a pen. With a few simple instructions, they had their guests paint whatever they wanted to represent themselves in a penciled in square on a blank canvas -using no words! You too can do this.
It is very simple and an easy side activity that you can add to your wedding with very little prep.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN WEDDING GROUP PAINTING GUESTBOOK
1) Provide a canvas with small penciled off boxes for each guest to make their painting.
2) Add some brushes, glasses of water and paint.
3) Write out some short instructions on a tiny chalkboard. (Decide if you want guests to use NO letters or writing of any kind.)
In the end, the newlyweds now have a great keepsake that they will hang in their new home to remind them of their special day! You can almost make a game of it, too, in looking at the boxes and trying to figure out who painted what and what box equals which person. Be creative and try this at your wedding! If you you are afraid to forgo the traditional guest book for this idea… DO BOTH!
Well first off, maybe, what is Jenga? Well first off, Jenga is derived from a Swahili word meaning “to build.” But that doesn’t explain the game.
Jenga is a game of physical and mental skill created by Leslie Scott, and currently marketed by Parker Brothers, a division of Hasbro. During the game, players take turns removing one block at a time from a tower constructed of 54 blocks.
Each block removed is then balanced on top of the tower, creating a progressively taller but less stable structure. Whoever topples the tower loses, and the last player to play wins!
So now, about that guest book idea.
This is an absolutely awesome alternative wedding guest book idea for a playful bride and groom to try at their wedding. Why not have your guests take a turn at signing in for attendeance with well wishes on an actual Jenga piece?
5 easy steps on how to create your own Wedding Jenga Guest Book
1) GET THE GAME – Rather than going the traditional route, buy a Jenga game at your local toy store to have each person sign a piece.
2) CREATE THE SPACE – Save space for a nice little display for your Jenga Guest Book and instructions in your wedding hall by the door.
3) MAKE INSTRUCTION CARD – Put out instructions that the guests are to put a sentence of phrase of well wishes on one flat side, and sign their name on the other side.
4) PROVIDE COLORED PENS – Use different color pens to have a more colorful result.
5) PICK UP THE PIECES – Collect the pieces at the end of the night.
When it is all said and done, the bride and groom have a game they can play on their anniversary and be reminded of their special day – reliving the well wishes all over again!
Here is a gallery of Jenga Guest Book Pictures to help inspire you: