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    28 Little Unique Touches To Add To Your Wedding Reception

    You don't want a boring wedding, you want a cool wedding.

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    1. Heart-topped bubble wands so you can still get some great chaotic photos, even if confetti isn't allowed at your venue.

    heart topped bubble tubes

    Get a pack of 56 from Amazon for $13.95.

    2. A pack of tiny wooden heart confetti to sprinkle over tables, mantles, or anywhere else that needs a little extra rustic pizzazz.

    wooden hearts that says we do

    Get a pack of 100 from Church House Woodworks L.L.C. on Amazon Handmade for $6.99.

    3. An assortment pack of thank-you soaps to pass out to your guests after the big event.

    soap that says thank you

    Promising review: "These soaps are adorable and smell great! Love the quality as well. I should have paid more attention to the measurements; they are smaller than I expected. However, I’m not disappointed. Totally worth the purchase and I can’t wait to hand them out at my baby shower." —Meyanna Fairbank

    Get a pack of 24 from Kim and Pom on Amazon Handmade for $49.95.

    4. A little mouse card holder for your cocktail hour cheese plate or to mark your guests' seats. If you're using these little dudes as a party favor, I definitely want an invite to your wedding.

    metal mice holding wires with places to put cards

    You can also make them cake toppers and add little notes like "I do!"

    Get one from Amazon for $9.37.

    5. Larger-than-life paper flowers if your theme is a little traditional garden party and a little mad tea party.

    Fuzzy Room Ltd / Etsy

    The handmade flower heads are 24 inches wide. You can order them with or without the tall stems and you can order in ANY color you desire, even if it's not a color listed. Just contact the Fuzzy Room Ltd shop — a small business based in the Ukraine — about the exact flower you want.

    Promising review: "I'm very pleased with my purchase. Thank you FuzzyRoom! You did an amazing job and all of my expectations were met. Shipping was also a lot quicker than I thought it would be. Thumbs up." —Jovan

    Get the flowers on the left from FuzzyRoomLtd on Etsy for $152+ or the ones on the right for $152+ (available in multiple color and height options and without the stem).

    6. A big ol' wood heart featuring your names and wedding date that'll be an interesting new spin on the traditional guestbook.

    wood heart that says sophie and anthony june 10 2017 with signatures on it

    You can get some paint pens here.

    Get it from ChalkStyle on Etsy for $62.55+ (available in three sizes).

    7. Destination wedding invitations designed to look like passports — they're cute and will remind your guests that they need to get their passport renewed!

    invitations that look like passport

    Get it from Luckyladypaper on Etsy starting at $2.17 for a sample.

    8. A pair of glittery, Kate Spade wedding Keds for people who took one look at heels and went "pass."

    white and glittery sneakers

    See all the styles from Keds with prices starting at $69.95.

    9. A custom name sign so you can showcase a new shared surname, a wedding hashtag, or some other cool phrase related to how in love you are.

    big wooden sign that says charlotte

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 19 colors or unpainted).

    10. A dapper bowtie collar in case you want your pet to be present at your black-tie formal event.

    cat with a bow tie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in nine other colors).

    11. A pair of envelope cufflinks with tiny love letters that fit right inside.

    Uncommon Goods

    You can opt for the standard "I love you" message, or pay a little more and get your own custom note inscribed.

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $80+.

    12. Temporary tattoos featuring you and your new spouse's pretty faces to show everyone your love is permanent.

    illustrated faces as a temporary tattoo

    Get 10–15 custom temporary tattoos from LoveAndLion on Etsy for $20+ and get custom illustrations of your handsome faces from LiliDiPrima on Etsy for $42.10+.

    13. A bouquet photo charm to keep your loved ones close, even if they couldn't make it to the special day.

    tiny framed photos of grandparents on bouquet

    Get it from CherishedHeritage on Etsy for $7.99+ (available with or without image added for it).

    14. A geode ring box for when you want your ceremony to really rock.

    geode ring box with ring inside

    I know the headline says reception not ceremony, but you can always display the cool ring box by the guestbook table during the party! 

    Get it from TheCrushedCrystal on Etsy for $56.80+ (available in four hinge finishes).

    15. Or a geometric ring box with a clump of moss inside — the perfect way to show someone you want to grow old with them.

    geometric ring box with moss inside

    Get it from MUUJEE Store on Amazon Handmade for $27.99.

    16. Disposable black and white masks with your initials for the guests, so they can look sleek and on-theme while keeping everyone a little safer.

    white and black masks with initials

    Type Of Fit: Elastic ear loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Non-woven fiber fabric 

    Shipping Time: Standard shipping

    Get them from TwoJaysCreative on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in packs 5–300).

    17. Botanical confetti for outdoor weddings where traditional confetti is not allowed. It's better for the environment, and of course, way prettier!

    dried flowers in cardboard cones

    Get it from bloomersnbites on Etsy for $11.20+ (available in 19 collections and 10 scents).

    18. Greaseproof food bags so guests can take a slice of the wedding cake home. If you got a many-tiered cake, you're gonna need all the help eating it that you can get!

    bags that say cake

    Get it from MillersInk on Etsy for $6.50+ (available in packs of 20–50).

    19. An instant camera for a way more dynamic guestbook idea. Sure some thoughtful scribbles from distant relatives can be nice, but having a bunch of pictures of your guests having fun is way better.

    the retro looking camera
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95 or Urban Outfitters for $100.

    20. And some washi tape so your guests can secure the photos safely inside the guestbook! The floral and citrus pattern is wedding-y but still fresh and fun.

    floral and citrus patterned tapes

    Get it from SterlingInkDesign on Etsy for $5 (available in four colors). 

    21. And of course, a floral guestbook to finish off this very cool set-up! You can personalize with your names and date.

    floral book that says catherine and alexander

    Get it from Papier for $60.

    22. Heart-shaped straws to make your cocktails extra sweet.

    pink heart shaped straws

    Promising review: "Honestly, one of the cutest purchases!! Super sturdy and love that they’re individually wrapped!" —Lotus

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $12.99 (available in pink or red). 

    23. A card box that looks like A FREAKING CABIN! Can someone call Rick Moranis and see if I can borrow the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids gadget so I can have my honeymoon in there?

    triangle shaped house that lights up

    Promising review: "We cannot say enough about the wedding house card box! It's absolutely stunning; it's made from good quality materials and is so unique. We cannot wait for it to be a perfect accent at our wedding." —Ishtar Esmail

    Get it from BaraboshkinHouse on Etsy for $170.

    24. A goth garland for people who really wanna play up the whole "until death" part of the vows. We get it, we get it — the bouquet is all black roses, the Grim Reaper is your officiant, "Monster Mash" is your first dance song, you're getting married in your two open graves, etc etc.

    heart garland under garland that says until death do us part

    Get it from BannerCheerJR on Etsy for $26.97 (available in many colors).

    25. A glass terrarium-style card box you can fill with a bed of fairy lights and flowers so your precious checks have a nice place to chill.

    glass house with lid on roof filled with cards

    Promising review: "Really gorgeous and well made! Came very securely packed in styrofoam and tape. Glass was completely clean without any scratches or marks." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    26. A macrame wooden swing to make the reception dinner even more fun.

    wooden board and rope swings by a table
    Macramama / Etsy

    Macramama is based in California and run by Lara Torrey, who started the small business out of a need for a creative outlet. 

    Promising review: "I love this wood swing! It is so beautiful and instantly added charm to my backyard. I did stain the seat with a lightly tinted waterproof stain. This is a quality-made item. :)" —Kayla

    Get it from Macramama on Etsy for $120.

    27. Wooden game signs to help point guests in the right direction for some competitive fun. It's not a real wedding until your relatives and in-laws square off in a competitive game of cornhole.

    signs that say croquet, bocce ball, and cornhole
    TheCommonSign / Etsy

    The Common Sign is a family-run small business based in Oregon. The signs are hand-routed on Oregon Cedar, which the business considers the most garden friendly.

    Get it from TheCommonSign on Etsy for $25 (available in 15 colors and seemingly endless game options).

    28. And some glitzy rhinestone charms, because if you're gonna wear Crocs to your wedding, they might as well look the part.

    rhinestone charms
    thegildedclog / Etsy

    The Gilded Clog is a small business based in New Mexico that sells all types of clog charms.

    Get them from thegildedclog on Etsy for $6+ (available in 24 shapes and sets).

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