I thought I might share an update of what I've been scheming lately.
Here is the ginormous idea-board I've been spending too much time on at work this week.
I REALLY love the dress in the top right corner on the blue background, but they don't seem to make it anymore. In any case, that's the style I'm going for. I think I've settled on White with a blue sash for me, and blue with white sashes for the bridesmaids. I sort of want a tiny top hat... I don't care if it's inconsistent, I still want one.
Flower Girl will probably be a miniature (and more adorable) version of my dress.
Boy wants an "ivory" tux with coat tails. and a top hat of course.
We're thinking groomsmen in pastel vests with bow-ties...
I'm dying to make those Martha *shudder* Stewart tissue poms! They remind me of giant dandelions. I keep picturing giant flowers towering above all the guests.
I have not been able to find tea cups online for what I consider to be reasonable prices. I have two hypothetical solutions to this:
1. Search Garage sales and thrift stores and begin to assemble a HUGE pile of mismatched china. Pray they will be cheaper than the ones I looked at on eBay
2. Hire someone to cater the tea service and bring their own damn tea cups.
I found a company in the Denver area who will provide option number 2 for $500 for groups of over 100 people. I just would rather not have all of my guests line up at what looks like a portable Starbucks counter...
If I cannot provide tea cups as favors, I think we'll do sugar cookies shaped like Hearts, Diamonds, Spades and Clubs, and glazed the appropriate colors.
I'm dying to do a bottle of wine labeled "Drink Me" at each table. I have construction paper, and appropriate rubber stamps already.
I want chess king and queen cake toppers, and considered doing chess boards as some of the centerpieces, (cheap at garage sales and perhaps possible entertainment value also...?)
I also want to do a big wooden sign. One with lots of arrows, Some of them more practical than others:
This way, That Way, Up, Down, Parking, The Loo, The Reception, The Shortcut...etc.
I originally wanted to try my hand at an "alternative" bouquet option, but the recent suggestion of big white daisies certainly does speak to me.
A good friend of mine also made a suggestion on the subject of giant chess pieces:
"A few bishop chess pieces could be appropriate. (Or you could just ask Matt's mom (she is performing our ceremony)
to only move diagonally...)"
So far so good, I guess. Boy is beginning to wonder what he's gotten himself into.