Thursday, May 21, 2015

Famous Couples Bridal Shower Game (Free Printable)

I love bridal shower games. They're absolutely my favorite part of any shower. I think they're really good ice breakers too. So many of your guests don't know each other, but they're forced to sit together and make conversation over finger sandwiches and cookies.

So games are great. When you run out of things to say ("How do you know the bride?" and "Nice weather we've been having, huh?" don't get too far), games help. One of my favorite games is the famous couples bridal shower game.

I actually put together a free printable of the game for you below. Just right click to save it to your computer, then print it on 8.5x11 paper.

Famous Couples Bridal Shower Game Free Printable

Instructions for the bridal shower famous couples game is on the top of the sheet, and they're pretty self-explanatory.

On the sheet are the names of eleven "halves" of famous couples. Women are on the left, men are on the right. Have your guests fill in the names of the other half of the couple. Whoever completes the form correctly first wins a prize (you can give additional prizes, if you want).

Just in case you need it, the answer key for my bridal shower famous couples game is:
Cinderella and Prince Charming
Kate Middleton (or the Duchess of Cambridge) and Prince William
Wilma Flintstone and Fred Flintstone
Beyonce and Jay-Z
Barbie and Ken
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and John F. Kennedy
Marge Simpson and Homer Simpson
Jenny Curran and Forrest Gump
Michelle Obama and Barack Obama
Victoria "Posh" Beckham and David Beckham
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

If you are throwing a bridal shower, be sure to check out our free bridal bingo game too.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Which of the famous couples is your favorite?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Create A Best Buy Wedding Registry #BestBuyWedding #ad

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

After we registered, Pete and I had a whole conversation about it. "I don't understand why we had to register," he said. "Why do we have to tell people what gifts to get us? We should just let them get us what they want."

"Here's the thing," I started. "What if we didn't tell anyone what we needed and everyone bought us a toaster. So now we have 50 toasters. But we don't need 50 toasters. We don't even need one toaster. We already have one toaster that we don't use. So we don't need 50 more of them. So we have to return them. But where did they come from? Target? Walmart? Bed, Bath and Beyond? A regifted gift? So now, in the middle of planning a wedding, not only do we have to figure out where 50 toasters came from, but we have to drive to 50 stores to return 50 toasters and then just buy what we need. So it's easier to just register and tell people what we need in the first place."

So registering is useful. Really useful. But it's still something new ... so new that Best Buy actually very recently launched its wedding registry.

Create A Best Buy Wedding Registry

You can head over to this link and create your Best Buy Wedding Registry. But, what would you put on your Best Buy registry? It's not like you can add plates and sheets like a typical registry.

First off, I would put a camera. We actually went to Best Buy over the weekend and I ordered the Nikon D3300 bundle pack. It wasn't cheap. It was on sale and it was still $599.99, plus tax. So is anyone going to actually purchase that off your registry for you? Probably not. But what I think the coolest thing about the new Best Buy Wedding Registry is is the fact that it has Group Gifting. Basically, your guests spend what they want and you get what you want. If one person can't afford $600 for your camera, but they have $25, they can buy a $25 gift card towards your registry. You accumulate all those gift cards and you can purchase those big ticket items. Your guests don't even have to call each other or go in together for it. Best Buy just handles that.

You can add things like CD's and DVD's to your Best Buy Wedding Registry, but the store actually has more than that. Since you can edit your registry online, you can add items that I've never seen in store, like this Lofty Ardant Diamond Silver Framed Mirror. I've never seen mirrors in an actual Best Buy store, but you can find them online. And with one click, it's added to your registry.

Create A Best Buy Wedding Registry

So dream big. Think outside of "guest bathroom towels" and add things like a Roku or a similar streaming service so your entire movie room can be set up the way you want it. Add a Bluetooth speaker for each room (we have two and they are fantastic). Or heck, if you really need one, add a toaster. Best Buy has a lot of those to choose from too.

BRIDAL BABBLE: What would you add to your Best Buy registry that you can't find anywhere else?

Create A Best Buy Wedding Registry

Monday, May 18, 2015

DIY Wooden Letter Guest Book

Deciding on a wedding guest book can be so hard. The possibilities are pretty endless ... well, depending on how creative you are.

Personally, we ended up going with a book. I found the From This Day Forward guest book, filled with quotes about love that I absolutely fell in love with. It was simple and to the point. And that point, I just couldn't DIY anything else.

But I was absolutely floored when Tatiana started chatting on our weekly wedding chat -- #BridalBabble -- recently. She shared her amazing DIY Wooden Letter Guest Book with us.


How cool is it that they made it for their wedding?

You can make it too. Tatiana (who you can find at @tatianaa_mariee on Twitter) shared what they did with us.

DIY Wooden Letter Guest Book

What You Need:
What You'll Do:


  • Draw the first letter of your new last name on a board of wood.
  • Cut it out with a band saw.
  • Paint with two coats house paint (in either black or your wedding colors) on both sides
  • Sand (I'm guessing with a sander, but Tatiana didn't specify what they used).
  • Paint it again.
  • Let it fully dry. Set it out at your wedding with metallic Sharpie markers.

I absolutely love this. I'm so impressed with it being homemade. I actually saw this wooden letter guest book on Pinterest and thought, "There's no way I could have done that." And then, poof, Tatiana comes into my life to say, "I made this."

It just goes to show you that no matter what you come across on Pinterest, you can make it. There's a way to make it if you really want to.

Be sure to tweet Tatiana at @tatianaa_mariee and tell her you saw her beautiful wooden letter guest book here.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you be able to make this?