“Wedding planning.” Depending on how you’re feeling each day, these two words can inspire happy excitement or stress and anxiety. We just want our weddings to be unique, perfect, and the best day of our lives. Is that too much to ask?
If you are looking for an easy, cost-effective way to personalize your wedding, then you’re in the right place. Temporary tattoos are a wonderful addition to your celebration as party favors, photo props, and conversation starters. Plus temporary tattoos are completely customizable, safe, easy to use, and look great in photos. Enjoy your wedding planning and consider these 11 fun ways to say “I Do” with temporary tattoos:
1. Engagement Party
Celebrating your recent engagement with a party for family and friends? Order temporary tattoos for the party. Classic heart or love-themed tattoos will work, or you can create custom tattoos with your names, or with imagery that illustrates how you first met, or how your soon-to-be husband or wife proposed. For example, if your fiancee proposed on top of the Eiffel Tower, then a custom Eiffel Tower tattoo with the proposal date or your initials on it would be a great accessory for the engagement party.
2. Bridal Showers
Temporary tattoos are festive and cute to display on the tables at a bridal shower. The tattoos will help spark conversation between all the different age groups and friends in attendance. Romantic, flowery tattoos and heart tattoos are both classic choices for a shower. Remember to match the tattoo designs to the flowers, table cloths, and place settings.
3. Save the Dates and Invitations
If you’re hosting a unique, laid back wedding, then you can set a fun tone for your guests by including a wedding-themed temporary tattoo in your save the dates or even in your invitations. Temporary tattoos are light weight and very easy to drop in the mail. Include tattoos with the wedding date on them, or riff on the classic I love New York design but insert your names instead. You can even match the tattoo fonts and colors to your save the date or invitation design. When guests see the temporary tattoos, they’ll smile and look forward to a unique and fun celebration.
4. Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
Bachelor and Bachelorette parties are all about having fun (and sometimes getting a little wild and crazy). There are a ton of fun tattoo designs perfect for the occasion, like this hilarious “Team Bride” tattoo (shown below). So order some risqué temporary tattoo designs and dare your friends to wear them out for the weekend. Where will you wear your bachelor or bachelorette temporary tattoos?
5. Something Blue Tattoo
It is a longstanding tradition for the bride to walk down the aisle with something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue – or else risk bad luck. If you are missing the something blue, don’t fret! Get yourself a something blue temporary tattoo for your big day, like this one from Etsy seller evercrush (shown below). You can feature the tattoo as part of your wedding look or hide it somewhere as a sexy surprise for your wedding night!
6. Tattoo Parlor
A wedding temporary tattoo parlor is a great activity for a wedding cocktail hour, especially if you have a lot of children attending your event. (You may be surprised by how kids of all ages get excited about temporary tattoos though!) To create a tattoo parlor set aside a small table with a basket of temporary tattoos, a few spray bottles with water and some washcloths, napkins or paper towels. Don’t forget to provide a mirror so guests can check out their new artwork! For inspiration, check out this outdoor bohemian wedding on TheKnot.com, which features a Tattoo Parlor (shown below.)
7. Wedding Hashtag Tattoo
Many couples embrace social media at their weddings and having a unique wedding hashtag is a great way to help guests tag candid photos and share them online. Spread the word about your wedding hashtag with a temporary tattoo. If you are having a destination wedding, then you can even put the hashtag tattoos in each guest room at the beginning of your celebration weekend! These #love tattoos (shown below) are cute additions to any wedding weekend too.
8. Wedding Photo Booth Props
If you’re including a photo booth at your reception, then it’s a great idea to offer some props and accessories to make picture-taking fun. Why not add temporary tattoos to the mix? Fingerstache tattoos are a ton of fun for weddings. Fingerstache tattoos are mustache tattoos that you apply to the side of your index finger and hold up under your nose to mimic a mustache. These little guys can be hilarious in a photo booth or just in candid wedding reception pictures.
9. Wedding Party Favors
Temporary tattoos are are great addition to wedding favors or gift bags and can make the outside of a plain bag or box look festive. Check out how this couple provided temporary tattoos with their names as part of their gift bags. Try to match the temporary tattoos to your wedding colors and theme.
10. Wedding Night Surprise Ink
Show your new husband or wife how much you love them by surprising them with a romantic or sexy temporary tattoo on your wedding night. If you’re changing your name, get a custom tattoo of your new name. Or wear a tattoo with your husband or wife’s name or the wedding date. This is a great way to share an intimate little secret just between the two of you. The eternal love tattoo below is a romantic choice for your wedding night.
11. Honeymoon Tattoos
Going somewhere warm for your honeymoon? Get a few romantic “Just Married” temporary tattoos to show off while you are on the beach or poolside. When people see that you are on your honeymoon, you may even score a few congratulatory free drinks! Check out this sweet key and lock tattoo set, which is perfect for reveling in newlywed bliss!
How are you thinking of incorporating temporary tattoos into your nuptials? We want to hear your awesome ideas in the comments below.