Guest Reviews

Simone 31-08-2015

Very helpful. Called back quickly after internet enquiry.

Read More Reviews

August2013 Archive

Engagement of Kirria and Matthew

August 24, 2013 12:49 PM

Register Your Wedding are pleased to announce the engagement of Kirria & Matthew on Friday 27th of July, 2012

Click here to view their engagement notice

 

Posted by engagements in Engagement Notices

No comments yet

Guest Book Alternatives

August 21, 2013 3:10 PM

Guest Book Alternatives – brought to you by Cairns Wedding Planner

Long gone are the days of the traditional guest book.  Couples looking to add a more personal touches to their wedding are seeking out guest book alternatives.  There are a plethora of options floating around out there in Internet Land so I have compiled a list of some great options.  Have a read and let me know what inspires you!

Wishing Stones

Perfect for a beach wedding, guests can sign your wishing stones and you can keep them in a lovely vase at home or they can decorate your garden.

Cairns Wedding Planner

Photobooth Guestbook

This is a great option if you are having a photobooth at your wedding – especially because some companies can add this in to the total cost.  It is a great way to keep your silly photos and messages all in one place.

Palm Cove Weddings

 Prompt Books

Writers block can happen, even with guest books – providing your guests separate books with ideas for them to write about it a great way to prevent this.  You can have several books with different covers asking “Where Do You See Us in Five Years”, “What is the Best Marital Advice You Received”, or “What are Some Great Places to Visit”? You get the added bonus of advice you can really use.

Port Douglas Weddings

 Fill In’s or Mad Libs

Mad Libs provided hours of entertainment for those stuck in cars on long road trips – at lease in the USA (I mentioned this concept to my Australian husband and judging by the blank stares, the Mad Libs craze did not make it across the blue).  The basics behind it is that you take out a few key words and leave them blank leaving a note for them to add a noun, adjective, etc. in that space.  For example, I am so ______ Kristen and Jay are getting married, I could just ________.  It proves for some great reading later on!

Port Douglas Wedding Planner

Guest Quilt

If quilting is your thing, there is a guest book option for you!  You can either pre-sew a quilt or have the fabric swatches prepared and guests can write notes directly on the fabric.  Make sure to use pens that will not come of with washing.

Port Douglas Weddings

Double Duty Place Cards

You have spent all of that time and energy on your seating chart, why not get double usage from your place cards?  Have a note on your place cards for guests to write you a note on the inside.  TIP:  Tell your caterer, venue, and your handy wedding coordinator, that this is being done so they can be collected.

Atherton Tablelands Weddings

Wishing Tree

These are stunning ideas as you can make them out of really anything.  You can hire in actual trees (love this), rent a manzanita branch tree, or a slew of other alternatives – including my super sweet LED tree.  Guests can write notes on tags and hang them on the tree.  This is a great visual to see all the love that is around on your big day.

Port Douglas Weddings

Puzzle

If puzzles are your thing, have guests write notes on the back of puzzle pieces.  You can have a blank puzzle or you can have one made with your photo on the front.

Port Douglas Wedding Planner

Maps

“All those that wander…” can have a pretty fab guest book!  There are so many options to use with maps – destination wedding?  Use a map of the area.  Guests coming from all over?  Use a world map and have them pin where they came from.  Keen travellers?  Use a world map again and ask guests to pin their favourite travel destination.  Want to rounder version?  Globes are great too!

Palm Cove Wedding Planner

Frames, Records, Jerseys…

Instead of guests writing notes and names on paper, have them write it on the matting of a photo frame that you can put a great wedding photo.  If you are more of a rocker couple, have guests sign records or guitars.  Super into sport, use your teams jersey as a guest book!

TTNQ Weddings

Anniversary Ideas

Anniversary books are a wonderful as they can double duty as table numbers.  Ask guests “Where Should We Visit on our 10 Year Anniversary” or “Leave Us a Note to Read on Our 2 Year Anniversary.”  They are already on the tables so guests will be more likely to fill them in!

Atherton Tablelands Weddings

Traditional

Still love old faithful?  Provide a guest book with your theme and a matching pen – these are lovely at a traditional wedding.

Palm Cove Wedding Planner

Vintage Post Cards

Gorgeous for a vintage theme or those who love to travel.  Have guests select from a range of vintage postcards to write their note and then place it in a stunning vintage suitcase.

Atherton Tablelands Wedding Planner

Wishing Cards

Wishing cards can be a range of things, you can have prompts on them or just leave them blank.  Instead of placing them in a nice vase, buy a notebook and place multiple small envelopes and your guests can put them in there!

Atherton Tablelands Wedding Planner

Thumbprints

The thumbprint guest book is a beautiful option, especially if you want it to be framed and hung on the wall afterwards.  You can make your own or order some lovely prints off Esty.  They can also be part of your theme, including trees and bikes!

Cairns Wedding Planner

Typewriter Messages

Are you two really into your literature?  Having a vintage typewriter to write your notes generates a fantastic talking point.  Plus, when kids ask “what’s that?” is priceless.

Port Douglas Weddings

Hearts to Art

Instead of using wishing cards, use wishing hearts (or butterflies, or anything!) for people to write notes on.  After the wedding, collect them and have them placed in a shadow frame and turn it into a lovely piece of art.

Cairns Wedding Planner

Washing Line

Who says you need to put your notes in a container?  Set up a washing line with twine and some little clothes pins and ask guests to attach them there!  It gives everyone the chance to read how fabulous you are!

Palm Cove Weddings

Want some more ideas?  Check out our Pinterest page of Guest Book Alternatives where all of the above photos are pinned.

Happy Planning!

Claudette, Cairns Wedding Planner

Love this blog?  Visit our website for more!

Posted by Cairns Wedding Planner in Wedding Planners, Wedding Theming & Music

No comments yet

Wedding Registry Options

August 21, 2013 3:06 PM

Wedding Registry Options – brought to you by Cairns Wedding Planner

Remember when you were a kid a you made your annual list to Santa?  A wedding registry is just like that, only bigger, and slightly different from before…assuming you no longer want Barbie’s and Lego’s.

Wedding registries have taken a bit of a downturn in the last few years and one major reason is that couples have started to feel uneasy about including the information in their invitations.

There is no reason to feel uneasy about a wedding registry!

A registry these days is a God-send to your guests.  They no longer have to spend hours trawling for the perfect gift, they can simply buy it online!  Honestly, people are going to buy you something, or at least send a card so do everyone a favour and at least have some kind of registry set up.

There are plenty of different kinds floating in Internet Land – here are some of my personal favourites.

Wedding Gifts Direct

AKA the everything registry.  Charity donations?  Yep.  Wishing well?  You betcha!  Yellow Lamborghini? Of course!  Seriously, just about everything you have ever thought of is on this registry.

Website link here.

Wishbox Co.

Money, money, money – yep, these guys are all about the dollars.  You can set up a free account and your guests can contribute a minimum of $10.00.  This is a fantastic option if you are saving for something big.

Website link here.

Wedding Cellars

A genius idea in my mind!  For all you wine lovers, you can register for…you guessed it – wine!  If you would like to get into cellaring or want to grow your existing collection, check these guys out.

Website link here.

What We Wish For

If you want to create your own list of gifts, this website is fantastic.  You can include a new sofa, your honeymoon, literally any gift you want!

Website link here.

Not Another Toaster

Want something from everyone?  Not Another Toaster allows you to add gifts from any store, anywhere in Australia.  You can also register for things like home renos and honeymoon experiences.

Website link here.

My Wedding Registry

Honeymoon’s are fantastic, we all know that.  With My Wedding Registry, you have a travel agent do the bookings for you, and your guests can help pay for experiences, travel, and accommodation!

Website link here.

Karma Currency

Want to boost your karma brownie points?  This registry allows you to set up charitable donations for your registry.  Plus, now your guests gifts can be tax deductible!

Website link here.

 

Happy Planning!

Claudette, Cairns Wedding Planner

Love this blog?  Visit our website for more!

Posted by Cairns Wedding Planner in Wedding Planners, Wedding Talk

No comments yet

Lost And Found On The Great Barrier Reef

August 13, 2013 11:34 AM

Ocean Free

What a terrible way to end your two week long honeymoon on the Great Barrier Reef.

Mr and Mrs Evans, recently married, were spending their honeymoon in Tropical North Queensland when the unthinkable happened… Mr Evans lost his wedding ring while snorkelling with his wife on the Great Barrier Reef.

This incident most definitely tainted their trip of a lifetime.

Scuba divers on board of the vessel the newly married couple was travelling on attempted to find the lost wedding ring but were unsuccessful.

Bethan and Eirian couldn’t believe their luck when they were contacted by Ocean Free, the diving company they spent the day with on the Great Barrier Reef, advising them Mr Evans wedding ring had been found.

Mr Evans was “Gobsmacked”.

“Coming back without the ring was heartbreaking but getting it back like this is the icing on the cake.”

Author: Sophie – Register Your Wedding

Posted by Sophie Tabouel in Cairns Wedding Funnies

No comments yet

Engagement of Ashlee and Cory

August 2, 2013 11:02 AM

Register Your Wedding are pleased to announce the engagement of Ashlee & Cory on Saturday 1st of June, 2013

Click here to view their engagement notice

 

Posted by engagements in Engagement Notices

No comments yet