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15 Wedding Surprises That People Love

 

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Your wedding is the best day of your life! You’ll laugh, cry, dance and have the best time ever imaginable. Brides and grooms love to WOW and surprise their guests; no one wants a simple cookie-cutter wedding! Here are some outstanding ways to make a lasting impression on your guests.

  1. For cocktail hour, offer alcohol samplings by an expert. Your guests can taste wine, liquor, and champagne. Or, serve one specialty signature cocktail. Pick something that defines your journey as a couple.
  2. Champagne is delicious, but it is even better with additions like citrus or fruit. Place options on the tables so your guests can customize their champagne toast drinks.Flutter FETTI Flickr 5
  3. Create a beautiful lounge area for your reception. Set up some couches and pillows as a space for your guests to relax between dance songs and still have a party atmosphere. Don’t forget soft lighting!
  4. Ask your reception venue if they have ushers available to walk the guests to their table. This creates a swankified atmosphere
  5. Seating can at times be awkward and hard to determine. On each table, place a sign that shows the relation between the guests at the table. Show the guests that you took time to think about who they would enjoy and what they have in common. This is a great conversation icebreaker as well!
  6. If your guests are staying at a hotel, offer transportation from the hotel to the ceremony, reception and back again. Some cool ideas include a trolley, a yellow school bus, or a double decker bus.
  7. For those guests staying in the hotel, leave fun welcome bags. Make sure they are personalized and add things such as a gift certificate to the closest coffee shop, a map with directions to the wedding and reception, and a list of local sights they may enjoy.
  8. Favors can be so generic sometimes. Offer items that will stand out in their minds. For outdoor ceremonies, sunglasses and sunscreen are not only practical, but great for photo ops. Leave a basket of flip flops for those who want to take off those high heels on the dance floor. Think outside the box and put yourself in your guests’ shoes. What would you appreciate?
  9. If children are welcome at the reception, they might get tired out during the event. Hire two or three babysitters and put them in a room with toys and items for children. The kids can opt to unwind in the kid room (or area) instead of with the adults.
  10. Guests love the first dance. Why not make it exciting? Do a remix and show off your dance moves. Take a ballroom dancing course and amaze your guests. Learn a dance routine, like from Dirty Dancing, and perform away!Flutter FETTI Flickr 3
  11. Another fun idea for the first dance is to have Confetti Blowers. A favorite look is all white Tissue Corkscrewswhich spiral downward mixed with silver and gold metallic Flutter FETTI.  Your family and friends will be enthralled as the FETTI flutters, flies, and floats downward creating a beautiful “upscale” special effect!
  12. Change your appearance for your reception. Purchase a reception dress that is easier to dance in. Let your hair down, change your makeup, and use your imagination!
  13. People of all ages love a photo booth. Give your guests fun props to use and send them copies of their photos.
  14. Get your wedding party or family in on a choreographed dance. If you can convince your dad or grandfather to perform a dance and show off his impressive moves, you’re sure to induce some belly laughs!
  15. Guests love fun and unique snack foods. As the party progresses through the evening, offer candy bars, a taco bar, an ice cream bar, or a waffle bar! The possibilities are endless.

The team at Flutter FETTI is here to customize your confetti and streamer needs to make your wedding stunningly spectacular! Contact one of our confettiologists toll-free at (877) 321-1999 for personalized service on just the right products to use at your reception.

Want even more great surprises for your wedding guests? Don’t miss our blog post on the Top 7 Wedding Surprises That People Love!

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Five Alternatives to a Wedding Guestbook That Will WOW Your Guests!

Wedding Guest Book Alternatives

You know, here at Flutter FETTI, we’re always looking for new ways to help you make sure your event is unforgettable.  Spectacular in every way. It’s in our DNA!  No, really, it is. Our company continues the legendary spirit and unmatchable enthusiasm of our founder, the world’s first ever confettiologist, Jim Watkins.

Recently, we have seen some brilliantly original alternatives to the traditional wedding guestbook that we wanted to share with you.  Of course, you wouldn’t want to abandon the guestbook. Not only does it provide you with rich memories of the happy day in years to come, it also honors your guests by providing them with a chance to participate in a lasting memento of the occasion.  So, it’s a must-have for your wedding – but you want some inspiration to make sure your “guestbook” is a showstopper?

We’ve got you covered. Check out these great alternatives we found:

Message in a Bottle

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Could anything be more romantic, or evocative, than a message in a bottle? You’ll need a good-sized, (preferably hand-blown) glass bottle, and a wooden or metal stand that holds it in a horizontal position. It’s also good to illuminate it – consider a desk lamp that can be adjusted to provide light from a low angle, to bring out the beauty of the glass. Provide guests with some old-fashioned writing paper and a fountain pen to write their names on. They can then carefully tear the “message” out and pop it in the bottle – very theatrical, and a beautiful memento for years to come!

 


Painted Plate

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This is a great option if you’ve decided to have an intimate, inner-circle-only wedding. With fewer guests, filling a whole guestbook is not an option. Choose a commemorative plate – if you have time, you can get it specially painted with your names and even your portraits – then equip guests with a sharp-tipped permanent marker to sign their names around the rim or across the center. Voila – you have an instant classic – something you can hang on a wall, display in a cabinet, place on a mantelpiece over the fireplace, or anywhere that takes your fancy!

 


Personalized & Signed Frame

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What could be a better memento of your special day than a framed picture, signed by everyone that was there to share the experience with you? You’ll need a broad, flat frame, and a sharp-tipped permanent marker. You may want to include an engagement picture within the frame so that guests more quickly understand the concept.

 


 

Large “Alphabet” Style Letter

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A great choice if you have lots of guests. You can choose the first letter of your last name or another letter (or even a number) that has significance for you and your partner. Again, you’ll need a permanent marker. Test first on a small inconspicuous area to ensure that the surface is easy to write on and will not smudge, tear, or blot. The finished article can be hung on a wall, stood on a shelf or lit up with a strategically-placed spotlight – the choice is yours!

 


Wishing Stones

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For this, a trip to a local stream will be needed. Choose enough smooth stones to allow for all of your guests, plus a few more just in case! Don’t have a stream nearby? Stop by your local craft supply store for vase filler stones. Depending on your preference, you may wish to choose all dark colored stones, all pale ones, or a mixture of both. Next, you will need a strong container to hold them all. You may choose a fruit basket, a serving tray, or an old-fashioned metal filing drawer as shown in this example. Guests will need a white “paint” type marker pen, (yes, they are available!) to write their name if you’re using dark colored stones, or a normal permanent marker if you are using light colored ones. The beauty of this option is the rich number of ways you will be able to use and display the memento of your wedding in the future. Paperweights, windowsill decorations – whether together or spread apart, you will have a priceless reminder of all the happy memories for years to come.

We hope you enjoyed this article, and that it has sparked some more ideas for you. What other creative alternatives to wedding guestbooks have you experienced? Why not share with us in the comments below?

20 Top Wedding Songs of 2015

Planning your reception playlist?  From the first to the last dance, the Flutter FETTI Team has put together a must have music list including 20 of the top wedding songs of 2015.  If we missed your favorite, PLEASE leave a comment! Let’s keep this thread rolling with your favorite songs!

1First Dance Songs

The first dance is a moment that will be cherished forever.  Wedding guests watch with delight as the newlyweds take to the floor for the first time. These first dance songs are not only easy on the ears, but speak sweetly from the heart.

 

 

 

 

  1. Etta James “At Last”
  2. Bruno Mars “Marry You”
  3. John Legend “All of Me”
  4. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”
  5. Norah Jones “Come Away with Me”

5428370902_eb9c06fac7_o2015 Chart Topper Party Songs

These are the songs that rocked the charts and are definitely considered some of the top wedding songs of 2015.  Add these chart toppers to your reception playlist and you’re sure to have a packed dance floor.

  1. Walk the Moon “Shut Up and Dance”
  2. Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX “Fancy”
  3. Maroon 5 “Sugar”
  4. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”
  5. Taylor Swift “Shake it Off”

Konidas Wedding 1Classic Party Songs

Take a trip down memory lane and go “old school” with some classic party songs that will delight all of your guests.  Everyone knows the words and moves and loves to be a part of the party action.  

  1. Village People “YMCA”
  2. Neil Diamond “Sweet Caroline”
  3. The Isley Brothers “Shout”
  4. Mr. C the Slide Man “The Cha-Cha Slide”
  5. Kool and the Gang “Celebration”

12210735835_f1f613c5db_z (2)Last Dance Songs

As the evening comes to a close, finish it with the perfect refrain.  These last dance songs will end your celebration on a high note.   

  1. Donna Summer “Last Dance”
  2. Bill Medley / Jennifer Warnes “I’ve Had the Time of My Life”
  3. The Spaniels “Goodnight Sweetheart”
  4. Cascada “Evacuate the Dance Floor”
  5. Semisonic “Closing Time”

 

Visit our Wedding Confetti page for elegant and festive options. Flutter FETTI’s wedding confetti and streamers make magic and memories.

So those are the songs on our wedding shortlist.  What about yours? Share your favorite wedding song in the comments below.  Tell us how you plan to (or did) use it at your wedding!

5 Fabulous New Year’s Eve Wedding Ideas

11356068364_719c43fe44_zNew Year’s Eve is known for its fun and festive atmosphere and for the celebration of new beginnings. It’s the perfect time to exchange your vows and ring in the New Year as a married couple! While June tends to be one of the most popular months for weddings, the Flutter FETTI Team is seeing a New Year’s Eve wedding trend. Make your wedding the party of the year with one of these five fabulous New Year’s Eve wedding ideas:

1. Resolution Table Numbers
Instead of traditional table numbers, switch it up with “Resolution Numbers”. Each table will be labeled with a Resolution Number and a resolution. For example, Resolution No. 6 “May we find love, laughter and happily ever after.” Write your own resolutions or use some of your favorite quotes.

2. Mini Champagne Wedding Favors
Nothing says New Year’s Eve like champagne! Your guests will absolutely love mini champagne bottles as their wedding favor. Print up and attach cards that say, “Pop, Fizz, Drink”, “Drink Me”, or a simple “Thank You”. Add a paper straw tied on with coordinating ribbon – mix it up with polka dot, chevron, and striped straws in black and white or gold and white. Cheers to the happy couple!

12210735835_f1f613c5db_z (2)3. Create a Confetti Bar
The excitement builds as the countdown gets closer. Picture the clock striking midnight and your guests joyously showering you with elegant confetti. The moment will not only be breathtaking, but a fabulous photo opportunity. Create your very own Confetti Bar by setting up a table specifically for (you guessed it) confetti! Use loose confetti to scatter around the table and to fill various sized decorative glass jars, hang a “Confetti Bar” sign or banner above the table, and lay out confetti launchers along with a framed instruction guide. Couples love using an assortment of our FETTI Launchers at their Confetti Bar. Options include our 14” “Hand Flick” FETTI Launcher filled with white corkscrews in a gold holographic wrapped tube, our 6” Wedding “Hand Flick” Confetti Launcher with all white confetti in an elegant filigree decorated tube, and our 14” Confetti Sticks with white tissue and silver metallic Flutter FETTI in a silver holographic wrapped tube. As guests enter the reception, have your ushers make sure that everyone knows about and visits the Confetti Bar. If you’re having a band or DJ, they can also make an announcement about when and how to use the FETTI launchers. It’s a wonderful way for everyone to be a part of the big day!

nyewedding4. Picture Your Future – Photo Booth Fun
Guests can ham it up in your wedding photo booth. Create a sign outside of the booth that says “Picture Your Future”. Place a variety of cardstock New Year’s Eve themed props (the props are attached to wooden rods to hold) for guests to use for the ultimate photo booth fun. Use props like hats, champagne glasses, Happy New Year signs, mustaches, bow ties, and horns. Glitter makes the props even more glam!

5. Champagne Cork Place Card Holders
Conventional place cards be gone! Your champagne cork place card holders tie in marvelously with your New Year’s Eve wedding theme. You can make these place cards by carefully scoring a horizontal line with an x-acto knife. Make sure that your cut is deep enough to hold the name card in place. Ask friends and family to collect their bubbly corks or talk to your local restaurant about saving them.

Planning a New Year’s Eve Wedding? What other ideas are you including in your big day (and night)? Share with the Flutter FETTI Community in the comments below.

How to Make a Spectacular Wedding Exit

Davidson Wedding 2It’s the grand finale after a one of the most important days of your life and now it’s time to head off to your honeymoon destination. Bye bye boring rice… do it in style with an amazingly memorable Wedding Exit! Flutter FETTI is the authority on creating that “WOW” effect on your wedding day. Height is never an issue! We have a variety of products that can be used in venues with ceilings as low as 9 feet to outdoor venues with no ceiling limit. Bring us your ideas for your brilliant Wedding Exit and the Flutter FETTI Team will work to make your dreams a reality.

Your Limo is Waiting

One of our bridal customers set up 3 Inch Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launchers with white Tissue Corkscrew Confetti behind their limousine. As they exited the reception, the sky was filled with beautiful floating, flying, and fluttering confetti. It was the perfect backdrop for a dramatic exit!

Fantastic Send Off by Family & Friends

After you’ve danced the last dance and your goodbyes have been said, your family and friends can send you off in style with our 6″ Flutter Flicker Confetti Launchers for low ceiling send offs or our 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks for higher ceilings or outdoors. Whether you choose all white for an elegant effect or coordinate our FETTI with your wedding color scheme, your guests will love showering you with confetti as you head out the door!

The Big Bang Effect

Want to end the evening with a bang? Our Quarter Turn Handheld Co2 Confetti Launcher is the answer! The Quarter Turn is a hand held launcher that’s oh so easy to use and totally versatile (you can position the launcher wherever you’d like). The Quarter Turn can be used in venues with ceiling heights of 16 feet and up. Our Tissue Streamers shoot 25′ to 30′, our Metallic Streamers shoot 45′ to 50′, and our famous Flutter Fetti shoots 25′ to 30′.

What kind of Wedding Exits have you seen? What was your favorite? Share with the Flutter FETTI Community in the comments below!

About Flutter FETTI: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products. Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life. Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the suitable product recommendation for your wedding celebration.