Weddings are full of purchases that I often have a hard time with. They are purchases made because the bride and groom think they have to because “tradition” tells them they must.
One of the those purchases is a guest book. I would like to know from those of you who are already married, how often do you pull out your guest book and read through it? I know, it only cost $10, $15 or even $20. But how many of those $10, $15, and $20 purchases did you make for you wedding that quickly added up to $100, $300 or even $500 more than what you should have spent?
When we got married the fad had just started to put your engagement photo in a frame and have everyone sign the mat around the picture. That picture would still be hanging in our house if it hadn’t fallen and the glass hadn’t broken. That is a way of preserving a memory that actually gets used.
This past weekend for one of our weddings our designer came up with an idea for the bride and groom to use for their guest book that not only suited their theme but would also allow them to use it again and again.
This great idea was not even seen on Pinterest! This is an original thanks to the brilliant minds working for me.
The guests for this wedding signed a wooden pallet that the bride and groom are going to turn into a table. It will be covered in a lacquer of some kind, add four legs and there you have it…a pallet table that every time they set their coffee on it, it will remind them of their gorgeous country themed wedding day.
Think twice before making purchases for your wedding. Are you buying it because you really want it or because “traditional” tells you to?
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.