The masterminds behind Hello!Lucky, one of my favorite Certified By The Guide invitation companies have come out with a new book called Handmade Hellos. In it, Eunice and Sabrina Moyle feature over 25 DIY projects put together by some of the hottest paper artists. The book shows you how to create your own invitations, thank-yous, birthday cards, etc.—whatever the style.
Even if you’re not a DIY-er, you have to check out Hello!Lucky: They have beautiful wedding invitations and stationery. And if you do love to create, consider getting some Hello!Lucky save-the-dates and wedding invitations for inspiration, then buy Handmade Hellos to learn how to make fun and unique thank-you notes for your guests.
For this and Here Comes The Guide staff recommendations, check out our bookstore.
One trend from 2008 that I’d love to see continue is photo booths. I attended a few weddings with them last year, and they were huge hits. Guests went bananas taking fun, crazy pictures for the bride and groom!
Denon & Doyle’s San Francisco Photo Booth has a fun alternative to an actual booth called the Photo Bar. Your guests can strike a pose and their photo bartender will project their photo shoot on a 42” plasma display so everyone can join in the fun. Partygoers can pick their favorite picture and have it mounted on a 2“x3” framed keychain that’s personalized with custom graphics.
If you’re thinking of having a photo booth at your wedding, check out our Certified By The Guide Photo Booth companies in Northern and Southern California. They’ve been through our rigorous certification process, so you can trust that you are booking with a quality company.
Consider this an invitation to a party in San Diego—the San Diego Wedding Party Bridal Show, that is! Held on March 8 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel from 12-5pm, this event features the crème de la crème of San Diego wedding professionals.
This show’s theme is “green,” as in eco-friendly. So if you bring your own bag and register online, you get into the party for free! (Be sure to come by our booth to say hello!)