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What kid doesn’t love making and playing with these things?  We’d spend countless hours at summer camp creating these for every category you could think of: numbers, colors, friends, games, places; and man did we come up with the craziest, most ridiculous questions and answers to fill inside.   For anyone not familiar, Wikipedia has a good explanation of these paper fortune tellers.  Really, they were silly things you could make with folded paper that would enable you to confirm that your best friend was destined to marry to dorkiest boy at camp.

Since we had a non-religious wedding ceremony with no readings or singing, we didn’t need or want the traditional program that tells guests what page to turn to and when to stand.  But we did want everyone to know who those important people standing up there with us were.   I thought these would be cheap and easy to create and give our guests a fun little way to entertain themselves, with a giddy hit of nostalgia thrown in, while waiting for the ceremony to start.  They were a hit.

I bought some heavy stock cream paper from Staples and used a PowerPoint template from teacher Gail Lovely.  However, there are now TONS of people selling lovely versions of these on Etsy!  So even if you do not have the time or inclination to make these yourself (although I do think anyone can do it), there are plenty of people who will gladly do them for you!  I think off-beat and creative touches like this are what really make a wedding fun, memorable and personal.  The blog I-Do-it-Yourself also has lots of other fantastic ideas along these lines.  I wish I’d known about them when I was planning!

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