Almost a year ago I posted here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32504
that we were planning a December wedding. However, December has come and gone and we are still not married. There are many reasons. One main one is that I spent the last half of the year sick. I'd get better and get worse. Now I'm all better. (It was virus that wouldn't leave). Anyway, now we have a new date and are making new plans.
Our new date: May 20th 2007 (our 8th anniversary).
Our theme: Ain't That A Kick (as in the Dean Martin song)
Location: Probably Templar's Hall in Poway
Guests: We are having no more than 50 people. Family and close friends.
Colors: Baby blue, baby purple (like a lilac color) and silver
Flowers: Calla Lillies preferably. Worse comes to worse, carnations and mums. Mainly in white but some carnations may be dyed blue to match the wedding colors. (I already know not to mention wedding when visiting a florist)
Jewelry: Minimal. I am having my bracelet made: http://smudgedproducts.livejournal.com/5622.html#cutid1
. It's called the Eliza and the beads will be in our wedding colors. I'm thinking of ordering earrings to match as well.
Wedding Clothes: He's wearing a gray afternoon suit and I will be wearing a platinum colored semi formal dress. No clue on style yet. That will be decided on soon.
Need Help On:
Invitations: Will be handmade by me but still need to work something into the theme I can't draw a straight line to save my life. Can anyone suggest a free image place that might have some cure ideas that works with the theme? Maybe a 50's retro idea?
Favors: I will be handmaking them all. For the women I can easily make handmade soaps and roll on colognes and maybe some edible body powder. No clue what to do for men. Or I may just do one thing for everyone. Completely open to any and all ideas.
Food and Drinks: The hall we are thinking of using allows alcohol but you have to pay and arm and a leg for it. Plus, we're not big drinkers anyway. So I'm thinking mock martinis and the like to fit in with the theme. Plus we can always go to a bar afterwards. But food is another story. We can't afford a caterer. At least not one that charges $20 a head, and they pretty much all do. So, what's a way around that? Deli platters? Most of the people don't live here so pot luck is nearly impossible. I'd love to cater but unless our guests chip in we can't. And it's too tacky to ask everyone for $20 for food, isn't it? I'm open to suggestions!
Thank you in advance! I'd love to hear your ideas =)