Creative wedding ideas

Katie Schmidt

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Throughout the holidays, dozens of couples get engaged. While most people are just getting back to reality after winter festivities, fiancés are planning their weddings. In the quest for a do-it-yourself lifestyle, couples are turning to Pinterest to plan their weddings. Here is some wedding “pinspiration” to create a unique wedding.

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For those who love to travel, consider using a map as a guestbook so guests can put a pin their hometown. Others use a globe as a guestbook for loved ones to write good luck messages.

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Bookworms can incorporate their favorite literature into the wedding. Couples can send wedding invitations on library cards. Instead of carrying bouquets down the aisle, bridesmaids can carry their favorite novel. It is also very popular for couples to have wedding cakes in the shape of a stack of books.

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Sure, everyone loves wedding cake, but now couples are putting a new spin on the reception dinner. Dessert bars are becoming a popular trend. Other variations include a waffle or sundae bar.

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Musicians can integrate their passion for music into their wedding. Some wedding invitations are made on a vinyl record. Couples can get scratched vinyl used up by using the albums as a guestbook.

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Photographers can tell loved ones of the happy news by sending wedding invitations in rolls of film. At the wedding ceremony, couples can have a photo booth, or simply set up a white border to take faux polaroid photos.

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Do you and your special someone just like to kick back and watch a movie? Impress loved ones with movie poster or movie ticket invitations.

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Collegian Social Media Editor Katie Schmidt can be reached at socialmedia@collegian.com or on Twitter @KatieDSchmidt.