Wedding DIY Activity Gives Memories to Married Couples: Instructions Included!


May 22, 2014

Wedding DIY Activity Gives Memories to Married Couples:  Instructions Included!

Are you looking for a fun table activity at your wedding reception? Want to gather a few more memories past having the disposable cameras on the tables for guests to take candids?

There are many do-it-yourself projects and activities that will allow guests to honor you and take part in making memories of your big day. Try our wedding DIY craft below which entails having wedding guests create mugs for your home!  However, if it's not your thing, and you'd rather give than receive, you can make a DIY mug with your names and wedding dates as wedding favors, too!


Purchase white ceramic mugs, perhaps a few per table, and Sharpies or Pebeo markers in your wedding colors or kitchen décor. In setting up for your wedding reception, place them around on the tables with a sheet of instructions for your guests.

Have your guests choose a Sharpie or Pebeo and write a short word of wisdom, words that describe you or your new spouse, words of encouragement, a memory, or draw a photo or design on the mugs. They should work on them as a team at the tables to create a lasting memory for you and your spouse to enjoy in your new kitchen over morning coffee, afternoon tea, or just for decoration.

Once the reception is over and the honeymoon complete, take the mugs to your kitchen and prepare them for use. To cement the permanent marker onto the ceramic, you’ll need to bake the mugs. You can even have a loved one offer to do this for you while you are on your vacation.

Place the mugs or plates into the oven (while the oven is still cold) and bring it up to 350°F (~175°C) for 30 minutes to set the design. Allow to cool. Do not be tempted to touch it.

Hand-washing ONLY will insure the longevity of your design as dishwashers seem to wash off Sharpie and sometimes hand-washing will wear it off also. Since this is such a once-in-a-lifetime event, you may want to invest in the Pebeo porcelain markers which offer a safer bet that the art will stay on the mug for a very long time.

Voila! A fun, memorable activity to make you guests feel connected to your wedding day and a lasting gift for you and your spouse that will make you smile each time you have your morning coffee.

HideAway Inn Weddings

At HideAway Country Inn, located in mid Ohio, we offer space for outdoor and indoor weddings. During the summer and fall, enjoy the beautiful outdoors and be married in one of our five natural locations. We’d be happy to also host your reception, complete with catering, cake, staff, and so much more. Call our reservation specialists today at (800) 570-8233 and book your wedding planner. Visit us online to view our various details and packages.

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