Weddings are such a special celebration. The joining of two families. Months or year(s) of preparation. A sizeable amount on money spent to feed, entertain and dress for this day. And when you go to a wedding, you pretty much know what to expect. That’s why today’s brides and groom want to add personalized touches to give their loved ones a day to remember!
We recently participated in an incredibly fun engagement party…that turned into a SURPRISE WEDDING! And Kellie and Will pulled it off without a hint thanks to the amazingly detailed coordination by the team at As You Wish Events. I believe the Father’s speech during the cocktail hour went something like this, “Let’s all raise a glass to toast the engagement of Kellie and Will! ….But why wait? Let’s just have the wedding now!” and the bridesmaids and groomsmen were whisked off to the side and the guests were ushered into the beautifully decorated ceremony. You just know that was the top talk at the office on Monday!
But you don’t have to throw a surprise wedding to make your special day stand out from the rest. Many brides and groom are finding ways to give this celebration their own touches. According to the 2015 Newlywed Report, 1 out of 3 couples write their own vows. Although 72% of couples still do a tiered wedding cake, others are opting for a different type of dessert, like doughnuts. Over 50% of couples create their own hashtag for social media so guests can follow along (we’ve added many cute ones to the flipbook covers to tie everything together!). Even more couples create wedding websites to keep their guests informed of the festivities in case the invitation gets misplaced.
PicFlips Flipbooks is celebrating 10 YEARS of serving the DFW wedding community! I just love receiving thank you notes in the mail from event planners and newlyweds thanking us for a job well done. After all of these years making memories for brides, grooms and their guests, there are so many people in DFW alone who have not experienced the PicFlips mobile flipbook studio! Weddings definitely stand out from the crowd when they bring in the flipbook studio instead of a typical photo booth. It’s funny – the GIF photo booth is making it’s way into the market, but PicFlips can give you both a printed out flipbook and you can add on Social Media Sharing to share the GIF images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email.
Photo booths and GIF booths are fabulous, but there’s just something about holding a flip book in your hand, and feeling the pages flip through your fingers, as the smile creeps across your face. It triggers the memory of making the video with your friends, while celebrating the marriage of people you love. And that, my friends, is why we love what we do.