The Little Things

Creative ways to delight your guests.

Courtesy of The Aerialist Press

Beat the Heat

Outdoor summer weddings can be risky when it comes to high temperatures and extended sun exposure. Be prepared with wedding program fans. The Aerialist Press in Emeryville will print and prop your programs on fan handles for you.


Say Cheese

Some guests come for the cake, but some—believe it or not—aren’t particularly fond of the traditional dessert. Not to worry: For couples (and attendees) who are more inclined toward savory than sweet, The Cheese School of San Francisco makes cheese cakes: cakes literally made from wheels of cheese. Order one of their predesigned cakes online, or create your own custom design.


Bridal Bard

Forget a wedding photo booth: opt for a poetry booth instead. Silvi Alcivar, a San Francisco–based poet, uses her red Royal typewriter to create unlimited on-the-spot poetry wedding favors. Guests can request any subject and take home their unique poem on beautiful paper customized to match your wedding theme.


Amanda Jaffe

To Have and To Fold

An old Japanese legend promises that one thousand origami cranes bring good luck to the folder and recipients. Hanging cranes in the home are also thought to bring good luck to the house. Nancy McNally in San Francisco folds and sells paper origami cranes through her Etsy shop. The cranes can be used as place card holders that double as decorations and guest favors.