Your wedding day might be the only time you and your husband have your closest friends and family all together. Everyone there to celebrate has an important connection to you, but as a guest it's hard to tell who is who. You can break the ice with a twist on genealogy charts that demonstrate how each guest knows the bride or groom. These charts, which you can display at the rehearsal dinner or during the cocktail hour, do triple duty, giving context for the guests, acting as a personalized decoration, and providing a memento of the big day.
There are various wedding guest genealogy chart options on Etsy. They will group your guest list into categories like childhood friends, immediate family, cousins, colleagues, or college friends. The turnaround is about four to six weeks. Or you could make a skeleton version yourself and ask guests to fill in their names under the appropriate category — like a pseudo guest book. Click through to see what's out there.