As soon as I saw some wedding mad libs, I knew I had to have them. And so, we had them! We had one at each seat along with a pen. (Actually, we somehow lost some of them before the wedding, so we didn’t have one at each seat”¦that’s still one of those mysterious things that we can’t explain.) We had them printed on bright blue paper and it made each table look really good.
Photo by Brenda Upton Photography
Now that I’ve done it, I’m super glad we did this project. Even Mr. Whale agrees that it was an awesome idea. (He wasn’t on board in the beginning, but I told him he had to trust me.) But I do have a few suggestions for future couples.
- Make them yourself. It’s so easy to do in Microsoft Word. Just use lots of textboxes and move them around. It took me about an hour to make mine.
- Make sure you have extras.
- Print on paper that’s a little heavier than regular paper.
- Make different versions. I wish we had made at least three different stories. It’s getting a little old to read the same thing over and over again.
- Have someone test it out. I’m so glad I posted mine on the ”˜Bee, because I had made a few mistakes.
- Print them on paper that’s too dark”¦ Ours are just a little hard to read.
- Read them all at once. They’re funnier spaced out over time
Now that you know what to do, I know you want to see some of our favorites from the wedding.
One of the groomsmen’s mom made this one. But she was too embarrassed by how inappropriate it ended up sounding to put her name on it. So she signed it Carl Sagan. Ha.
Our officiant, Mike, was so proud of his. He was so proud that he actually memorized it and kept quoting it the next day.
Some of our guests chose not to follow the traditional Mad Libs directions and instead filled in their own actual advice. I enjoyed these as well.
Of course Mr. Whale should always “bow to my prowess”.
One of the best parts of the mad libs was where we were wished many _____ _____ for years to come. Here, we are wished many bad-ass socks, which I totally hope comes true.
Some advice was mind-bending. Don’t forget to explode before you implode?
Apparently, our guests really like cats, because they made quite a few appearances in the mad libs.
And we were quite proud of all of the creative exclamations our guests came up with.
And my personal favorite.
*All photos by me (obviously) unless otherwise indicated.
If you missed any part of this whale of a tale, get caught up here. Previously”¦
- My underwear was nabbed by the underwear bandit.
- We did last minute errands in Atlanta, then drove to Blairsville, where I had an emotional moment in the courthouse getting our marriage license.
- I got emotional at our rehearsal. Then it was off to bed, where my Ambien caused some unexpected weirdness.
- I awoke on my wedding day, and headed off to get ready with my bridesmaids (and give them some gifts!)
- My braided hairstyle was everything I ever dreamed of.
- After putting on my veil, it was time to head over to where I was getting married!!
- The bridesmaids got dressed, and then I got dressed!!
- I showed off my accessories, which featured turquoise tights, a fab hair flower, and a bright pink crinoline!
- The bridesmaids and I took some super fun photos, and then I took some solo shots. And then the guys got in on the photo fun.
- I squealed with excitement over our wedding video sneak peek.
- The girls feasted on snacks while the guys panicked.
- We processed in, and Mike began our ceremony. We said our vows (which were written on our manatee cards), exchanged rings, and Mr. Whale sang a special song.
- I hugged some people, even though I felt awkward. Then we moved on to family photos.
- The wedding party posed, jumped, and ran! Mr. Whale and I took some pictures together.
- We kicked the reception off with some Montell Jordan and Van Halen! Then we chowed down on dinner and cake.
- We heard some musical toasts and then toasts from my dad, the best man, and the maid of honor. Then Mr. Whale and I put on a special performance of our own.
- We swayed to our Get Up Kids first dance. Then we opened up the dance floor.
- Our guests loved the photobooth.
- College Park, MD
- Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2013
- Southern Tree Plantation in Blairsville, GA