Let someone else tell your story

If you have something to say

Looking for a unique keepsake that will last longer than a simple ceremony program or a favor that your loved ones will actually treasure? Courtship Stories writes, designs and publishes the story of how you and your fiancĂ© (or fiancĂ©e) met in beautifully designed, full color multi-page booklets. The result is a cross between a wedding invitation and a magazine spread that your guests can peruse while they wait for the wedding to begin. Clients can choose between multiple designs and colors, so you’re sure to find something that matches your unique nuptial palette.

The couples I meet want to share with guests in deep and meaningful ways, says creative director and writer Ellen Braunstein. They want two families to get to know each other by learning why they chose each other… They want guests to remember how much they are in love.

Braunstein interviews her clients and uses their responses to compile a wonderful, engaging story of growing love. Snapshops are then chosen to enhance and illustrate the story she composes. I’m not sure how much this service costs — the site suggests calling for prices, and does mention that 100 50 booklets constitutes a minimum order. But if you can afford it, why not?

4 Responses to “Let someone else tell your story”

  1. Twistie says:

    I don’t think I would have considered doing this, but I have to say that as a guest I’d prefer this over yet another program. Most of the time the program doesn’t inform me of anything I didn’t already know, unless it’s the title of a piece of music or – even less often – the name of one of the bridesmaids or groomsmen.

    At least this would be more entertaining.

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    I have to agree with you there, Twistie. Though on hot days, programs do make wonderful fans!

  3. Jarrett says:

    I wish this is something we thought of for our wedding program. We do have it on our wedding website, (lakeitaandjarrett.weddingwindow.com) but I would definitely make this type of suggestion to other folks getting married.

  4. Never teh Bride says:

    Wooo, Jarrett, the big day is approaching fast! Good luck!