To Have & To Draw

Unless you live under a rock, you know that coloring books for adults are a “thing.” But did you know this latest craze has made its way down the aisle?

Pinterest is abuzz with inventive ways to incorporate this trend into wedding festivities. Type “Wedding coloring books for…” into any search engine and watch the ideas flow.

As many couples opt for homier, family-friendly affairs, many not only welcome children but want them to know they’re a special part of the day. More and more receptions feature a room or designated area with games, music, food and activities just for kids. No surprise that coloring books and crayons take center stage.

There are ample wedding-themed coloring books available now just for kids, like this free, downloadable activity book at Be sure to click on Blog once you get there.

What child — or their parent — won’t be entranced by a book that opens with, “We’re so glad you’re here!” and invites children to “Draw a picture of the happy couple, and please leave it so they can add it to their special wedding album!”?

A little bit of online or craft and bookstore sleuthing will lead to color-in activity placemats, wedding activity sets, sticker books, treat bags and more!

Sure, for the “big kids,” there are photo booths and giant Jenga, croquet and “bean toss” games on the country club lawn. But when you’re ready to relax and regroup, coloring books for grownups have got you covered.

Some couples are offering guests customized individual pages to be colored and turned into a memorable scrapbook in place of a traditional guest book.
Titles abound, including these two that might help with the pre-wedding jitters, too: Happily Ever After: Stress Relieving Coloring Book and Color Me Wed: Stress Relieving Wedding Coloring Book.

Color-in wedding favors are a popular option, like these color-in, easily customized wine labels offered by Windsor Vinyards (get them here!).

And for those who want to start the color-in theme early, Pinterest abounds with save-the date color-in templates and cards. Among our favorites are these templates illustrated by Pamela Sand, owner of Pam & Paper, via the blog at this Canadian site.