10 Ways to entertain your guests at your wedding

Original Wedding Present Ideas

Weddings are one of the most special occasions in a person’s life. From the beautiful decorations the theme you choose and the guests you choose to invite, every little detail can have a special meaning to your event. so Ive put together a few Original Wedding Present Ideas for your thoughts.

But what truly makes weddings unforgettable is the memories captured through photography.

As a bride, you’ll want to cherish these memories forever, and what better way to do that than with creative wedding gift ideas? In this blog post, I’ll provide you with some of the most unique and thoughtful gift ideas that will enhance your wedding photography and make it even more magical.

An engagement or pre wedding photoshoot

Photography Session as a Gift:

One of the most thoughtful original wedding present ideas you can give to a bride-to-be is a pre wedding photography session for her and her spouse-to-be preferably with her chosen wedding photographer or someone that they are considering to capture photos before or after the wedding day, or even during the honeymoon. A photo session allows the couple to capture moments in a more relaxed setting than during the hustle of the wedding day. It’s an excellent opportunity to create beautiful memories to cherish for years to come.

Pre Wedding Photoshoot at Danesfield House

Live Wedding Painter for Your Ceremony or Reception, Original Wedding Present Ideas

Capturing the romance and feeling of your wedding day is one of my favourite original wedding present ideas. Something that just about every couple does is prioritise photographs when they hire a wedding photographer but there are other ways to document this momentus occasion. One such example Ive witnessed at weddings Ive photographed is the artist who paints a scene live at your wedding.

Before there was the camera, there was a painter. Live painting has become an extremely popular way to capture a special moment during a wedding ceremony or reception. A professional live painter or artist brings their own canvas and art supplies and paints a scene in real-time, often of the ceremony.

Not only does the painting end up being a favorite wedding  keepsake or heirloom, but having a live artist at your wedding ends up being a really different and unique form of entertainment for your wedding guests.

Original Wedding Present Ideas

Polaroid Guest Book Table at Your Wedding

When the weeks, months, years, even decades pass after your wedding day has gone, you will stop, smile, and recall the day’s events. As the nostalgia hits hard, you may have the urge to visit and read through your wedding day guest book. So, how can you make it this little book extra special now?

You simply need the help of a camera and a little imagination.

All you need is a small Polaroid camera placed by the side of your wedding guest book as a way to remember your wedding day. Typically a hardcover photo album the guest book then will contain both Polaroids of your friends and family alongside their thoughtful messages to the married couple.

Don’t forget you’ll also need a couple of sharpies along with a double side tape dispenser and some hand sanitiser. These are all great Original Wedding Present Ideas.

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The Photobooth

Wedding Photo Booth are fun and no longer need to be traditional with many alternative ideas the can make great Original Wedding Present Ideas for you to gift the couple

The best part about photo booths is that they are what you make them, and ideas for photo booths at a wedding are limitless. Ive seen magic mirror photo booths and photo booths in vintage taxi’s and camper vans, there really are wedding photo booth ideas for every style of wedding, so don’t be afraid to get creative!

A Photo frame for signing

These always go down well and Ive seen them at many weddings , just get an A2 double thick peice of card with a 7 x 5 or 8 x 6 cut out for your favourite wedding day picture. You can be as conservative or as bold as you like with the colour of the card but dont forget to order contrasting colour pens.

Its a great idea with this Original Wedding Present Ideas to give the responsibility to one of your guests to ensure everyone especially the key people at your wedding to write their lovely comments.

A hand crafted wedding Album

With the help of a wedding album, you’ll be reminded of all those special moments that made your wedding day unique. You will be able to look through your wedding album anytime you wish, especially during anniversaries and when family and friends come visit

Great reasons to have a wedding album

Your wedding is over and you just want to see your photos so you can see all those memories captured and bring a smile to your face.

Having an actual album held in your hands to look through is a totally different experience to scrolling endlessly with your finger on your phone, tablet or computer. Of course you will always want your photographs delivered digitally, however you are staring at a screen! Unplug and view your photos as photographs are meant to be viewed just like your parents wedding album in a physical book.

There is something unique about the touch and feel of a high quality beautifully printed wedding album that tells the story of your unique wedding. something that you will treasure and something that you can both to sit down and go through it page by page together reliving the memories that you made together.

Your printed wedding album is great to show your friends and family as there is something unique and tactile about handling a physical wedding album instead of just sending everyone a link to view your photos online.

Finally your wedding album will become a family heirloom , something maybe to show your children in the future.

One of the downsides to digital product is that they are forever evolving. I can remember when photographs when digital was in its infancy being put on a floppy disc and then onto a CD and most recently onto a USB. Will these formats still be around in 10 years ? Your wedding album definitely will be !

Photography Is A Great Idea For A Wedding Gift

A wedding photographer can be one of the most expensive elements of your wedding day with most couples allocating around 10% of their budget for this important part. So why not set up a gift bank asking your friends and family to donate towards your wedding photographer fund.

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