22 I Wish I did that at my wedding ideas.

The interwebs is flooded with “Pinterest weddings” (probably more fictional than real).  Most of us have seen an idea or a picture and exclaimed “Wish I did that a my wedding!”

Seeing  ideas and what has been done at other weddings inspires any upcoming bride. For hours on end.

We’ve done that thing once again where we “research” the world wide (wedding) web for material and then compiled it into one easy to read, awe inspiring Orchard House blog.

Without further delay…you are welcome 😉

1. A live wedding painter to capture your reception space and your guests.

Wedding Painter

2. A wedding wheel with fun “prizes” for your guests to spin.

3. Provide coasters that help people keep their drinks while dancing.

Dont take my drink

4. Give guests to-go boxes so that they can take cake home.

To Go Box

5. Create cool door tags for guests who are traveling and stay overnight.

6. Put photos of yourselves at different ages corresponding to table numbers for your guests to enjoy.

7. Make your ring bearer a ring security guard.


8. Leave fun facts about yourselves on the tables.

9. Honor guests that aren’t in your wedding party (or can’t be at your wedding).

10. Pin something sentimental on your bouquet.

11. Make your own Instagram hashtag that your guests can use. Not only is it fun for them, but it also allows you to see all of the pictures your guests uploaded to Instagram in one search. Although,,,,”No grandma, not that one, the number sign….no the numeric symbol… no not…..sigh….”

12. A “Please Call Anyone But the Bride” list of phone numbers for your wedding party to keep stressful, last-minute problems away from the bride on her wedding day.

13. Include a space on the RSVP where guests can request songs to play at the reception.

14. Play The Shoe Game at your reception. The bride and the groom are seated back to back and each hold one of their partners’ shoes and one of their own. Then, the maid-of-honor, best man, and other guests read a list of “who” questions about the relationship (“Who does most of the cooking?”, “Who made the first move?”, etc.) to which the bride and groom hold up the shoe of the person who best fits the answer.

shoe game

15. Write each other love letters on the day of your wedding and seal them closed in a box with a bottle of wine. Open the box on an anniversary.

16. Give each table a song name or lyric. When their song plays, the whole table has to get up and dance. If you are doing a buffet dinner, the song could also be the table’s cue to get food.

17. Create a piñata for you to break open on your first anniversary filled with notes from your wedding guests.

18. Have guests sign a calendar with their birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

19. Guests throw darts at balloons filled with paint attached to a canvas. You keep the art.


20. Leave advice/prediction cards about your future together for guests to fill out.

21. Take a picture of the rings with a newspaper from the day of your wedding.

22. Incorporate cake pops that match your wedding invitations

Cake Pops