AYW Exclusive: The Little Things

It’s true what they say, a “little” does go a long way. We’re all about attentiveness to the minute details when it comes to planning a wedding. And, of course, this mindfulness for the minutiae extends past the design and decor of an event. Today, we’re talking small additions to your big day that make all the difference for family members, bridal party attendees, and guests. “Little things” incorporated throughout the wedding festivities that speak of your grand gratitude + appreciation for them; be it personal mementos or notes gifted to parents and bridesmaids or supplementary conveniences for guests that make your reception that much more memorable, these small notions make for a very special wedding celebration! Take a look at some of the ways our As You Wish brides have incorporated “little things” into their big days..

Image by f8 Studio 

Image by f8 Studio

Welcome boxes or bags are an increasingly popular way to set the tone of the upcoming wedding weekend experience for your guests. Upon checking into their hotel accommodations, they’re greeted with a box full of goodies- bonus points if the contents echo the wedding design theme, or pay homage to the bride and groom’s home state!

Image by Sara + Rocky Photography

Personal gifts from a bride to her immediate family members, usually presented during the hours leading up to the wedding ceremony, warrant teary eyes and precious memories. These customized handkerchiefs, scripted with a special message from the bride, were perfect!

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Image by Bradford Martens

Cocktail hour fun! These brides offered theme-specific merriment to guests before their receptions even begun.

Image by Allison Davis Photography

Image by Bradford Martens

Image by f8 Studio 

Image by A Guy and A Girl Weddings

A crowd favorite, for sure: the late night pass. When all the dancing has ensued after-dinner appetites, these snacks are just what guests need to keep spirits high and the party going! We love when our couples choose to offer their miniature servings of their own late-night cravings to the crowd. How cute are those grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters?!

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To encourage guests to freshen up but waste no time returning to the dance floor- include cute bathroom signage, along with baskets of powder room conveniences such as hairspray, breath mints, hand lotion, etc.

Image by Jennifer Yarbro Photography

Image by Allison Davis Photography

Party props encourage all of your guests to have a good time on the dance floor! Not to mention, glow sticks and customized sunglasses make for awesome reception pictures!

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Finally, an impressively special way to wrap up the evening is a “same-day edit” film showing created by videographers. (Our friends over at Hakim Sons Films provided the experience shown in the image above.) Guests get to view- and virtually take part in- the moments leading up to the party!

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