I was looking for something for guests to do at the reception tables while the room filled up.
I was looking for some creative idea for the guest book.
So when I came acroos the idea for a mad lib for weddings, I thought, AND GUEST BOOK CARD!!! For those guests who did not want to do a mad lib, I created a space on the back of the card for a note, or even a picture for the creatively inclined, or the kids! I LOVED how it turned out!
We received soooo many hilarious notes! And it gave the guests something to break the ice. We received so many hand drawn pictures from kids and adults on the space provided on the back. And because of the space, people said more than just "Congratulations" and their name, it encouraged them to write fun notes! These cards are all part of my guest book card book, such a wonderful memory of our wedding!
To save $$ we decided to use paper napkins. So when my friend came into my room and said, "Look what I found at the dollar store! Blue AND Butterfliy Napkins!!!!" (The colour and theme of our wedding)! But I did like the large blue napkins that we had already chosen.... solution? I found how to combine them, and used them to hold the cards, and again... LOVED how it turned out!
For those new to mad libs, it's a fun word game in which you don't know what story or letter you're creating, but you are asked to choose certain words... nouns, verbs, to complete it. It works the best if you don't know the context in which you are putting the words. Some of the results are hilarious!
Step 1: Come up with the Mad Lib
So, my mad lib turned out to be:
We are (Emotion)
to be at your (Adjective)
Wedding! It’s the biggest (Noun)
since (Historical Event)
My advice would be to (Advice)
before you (Verb)
Ben should always (Verb)
and, Naomi, never ever (Verb)
We wish you (Number)
years of happiness and (Adjective)
It's hard to illustrate on the with this font, but I did justify it properly on the actual card... see the pic.
The BEST part that made me laugh the "We wish you ____________years of happiness and _______ ___________. "
I did add a little help at the bottom of the card, (only on the side that you see when the right is opened.) I said...
Adjective: Describing Word (Funny, Loud) , Noun: Person, Place or Thing, (cat)
Verb: Action (swim, sing) Adverb: Ends in "ly (happily, crazily)
Feel free to surf the internet for more wording ideas... just type "Wedding Mad Lib"!