19 Straight-Up Awesome Wedding Ideas You’ll Wish You Thought Of First

We know how easy it is to get bogged down in all the wedding planning B.S. But don’t forget to take a deep breath and remember that at the end of the day, it’s just one big ol’ party! 

Accordingly, we’ve compiled 19 super fun wedding ideas that will take your celebration to the next level. 

  • 1

    Opt for an engagement photo session that doesn’t require you to get out of bed

    Sweet Heirloom Photography

    And turn traditional gender roles on their head while you’re at it. Girls dig video games too!

  • 2

    Show your silly side with an untraditional save-the-date

    Justin Pocta

    Just stay away from permanent markers.

  • 3

    Or include your fur child in the save-the-date shoot

    Jolie Mae Collections/Etsy

    A cute pup and a sweet sign is a winning combination. 

  • 4

    Create a phone list with important numbers to keep you ~stress-free~ on the big day

    Brooke Courtney Photography

    This way, guests and vendors don’t have to bug you with last-minute questions.

  • 5

    Hand out a brilliant, boredom-reducing wedding program

    Jenn Emerling

    Sudoku and gangsta mad libs will keep your peeps entertained.

  • 6

    Or these programs that fold into paper airplanes

    Jenn Emerling

    Which your guests will (obviously) throw at you as you exit the ceremony.

  • 7

    Ask grandma to be one of your bridesmaids

    Sweetwater Portraits

    If you consider Granny one of your BFFs, it’s a no-brainer!

  • 8

    Have your ring bearer hold a cheeky sign

    Lisa Robinson Photography

    “It’s too late to run, cause here she comes!”

  • 9

    Create personalized ‘Guess Who’ sets with pics of your guests

    Scarlett Curtis

    It’s a super fun way to break the ice and help table mates get to know each other.

  • 10

    Or keep them entertained with an ‘I Spy’ wedding photo game

    Studio 29

    Ask guests to use their cameras or phones to check items off the list. Later, have everyone upload their shots online so you have them all in one place.

  • 11

    A mimosa bar is sure to please


    Time to pop bottles! 

  • 12

    Or maybe a sangria bar is more up your alley?

    Kojo Designs

    Because wine is fine. 

  • 13

    Superhero cufflinks for the groomsmen are a fun touch

    Studio 29

    Let your nerd flag fly!

  • 14

    Change things up with a message-in-a-bottle guest book

    Lloyd Photographers

    No peeking at the messages until your first anniversary! Promise?

  • 15

    Take things back to grade school with this photo op

    Maria Vicencio Photography

    Ewww, cooties! 

  • 16

    The goofier the photo, the better, as far as we’re concerned

    Flavio D Photography, Boston Wedding Photographer

    We <3 love couples who don’t take themselves too seriously. 

  • 17

    Provide a yummy late-night snack like donut holes and coffee shakes

    Christina Carroll

    Caffeine boost, FTW!

  • 18

    Hang up a hilariously spot-on sign near the dance floor

    Del Sol Photography

    We’ve been duped before. 

  • 19

    Last but not least: DIY Jack & Coke kits make the perfect wedding favor

    Something Turquoise

    Because after the party is the after-party, y’all.

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