Image via I Can Has Cheezburger?
(OK, realistically, I'm sure I'm not the first bride to do this project. However, I've not seen it in any of my wedding materials, so I'm going to keep up my delusion that I actually am the first person to experience such a stroke of genius to result in this creation. Humor me, mmk?)
A little bit of backstory. Mr. Snow Cone and I are having a relatively large bridal party, with 7 attendants on each side. Additionally, we each have very large extended families. The rehearsal and rehearsal dinner is likely to be the first occasion for so many of our beloved friends and families to finally cross paths. In order to spark conversation and prove that this gargantuan group of people has a great deal in common, I've set out to create a wedding map.
My plan? I bought a cheap wall map of the United States to display at the rehearsal dinner. I accrued a list of important cities from each of our wedding party/family VIPs. These lists include information such as a person's:
- college location
- honeymoon location
- wedding location
- current location
20. Charleston, SC
Honeymoon: Mr. & Mrs. Snow Cone
I'm planning to display it in a communal area during our rehearsal dinner so that our guests will wander by the map and utter something to the effect of "I had no idea Person X went to college in any town, USA! That's where I grew up!" and so on. We have so many people traveling from so far away for such a short stay, I'm hoping this little project will help people to really click with each other and encourage some serious mixing and mingling.
What wedding projects are you especially proud of?
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