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« on: January 30, 2008 02:37:32 PM »

Ladies, hopefully some of you already-marrieds can give me some help on this.  How far in advance can I/should I...

...assemble bouquets of silk daisies (already purchased)?

...make those martha stewart-like tissue paper pom poms?

...address invitation and thank you note envelopes?

...assemble centerpieces from more silk daisies?

thanks in advance for the guidance!
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008 02:39:39 PM »

I don't see why you have to wait to do any of those.  As long as you have dry, safe places to store everything, you're pretty much clear for take off, right?

...hm...well, maybe wait on addressing thank yous in case someone moves (depending on how far away your wedding is).
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008 02:44:48 PM »

heh.  guess that would have been helpful info.  our date's in late august, and i'm glad i've held off at least this long to address things, since many people have moved since we started our guest list, and my FI's aunt just died, which would have been a horrible thing to overlook if i'd put her name on things already  Lips sealed  (not that the minor inconvenience would have been the worst part of her death... but... you know what i mean  Roll Eyes)

also, on the pom poms, do they smoosh down, or can i store them flat somehow?  i don't know that i'll have the space to store however many big ones for seven months.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2008 03:24:30 PM »

I made all my tissue poms in advance. You can make a ton of them and just store them flat. When you make them, they lay flat and folded with the wire around the center, so they travel well too. Allow yourself plenty of time to fluff them out, or give the job to someone who is really gentle and won't rip the tissue.

We took ours from Chicago to Detroit like this, for our second reception:


And I addressed/stamped/embossed all my thank you's before the wedding. It made it so much easier, as we opened presents (in private), we wrote down what the people gave us on the backs of their cards. Then, we zipped those cards out immediately. Everyone commented on how quick we were. But, that was because I had everything done except the note inside before the wedding!
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008 07:12:49 PM »

My wedding is not to far before yours (a month or less) and i have already started working on my paper flowers and pom poms.  I haven't started on the big pom poms yet but i like what mar said...i will have to do that too (and i also really like the thank you card idea!).  I'm thinking about starting my invitations this weekend.  I think i would just rather have it out of the way Smiley  So all of that to say...now is as good of time as any to start Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008 09:43:23 PM »

Like the previous posters said, as long have you have storage, there's no reason you can't start on the flowers and the poms now.  As for the thank you notes, I agree with waiting till things actually come in to confirm addresses and so forth.  Although I recommend that if you get a gift before the wedding, write the thank you note right away both to be prompt with the note and to save yourself the effort after the wedding.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008 07:19:36 AM »

good ideas, thanks guys!  i think i'll round up the materials for pom poms within a week or so, and gather information on making bouquets... Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2008 09:49:00 AM »

If you have the time to get the tissue on-line, there is an excellent seller on eBay that offers alot of colours, and you get alot to work with. I bought mine from various dollar stores, and didn't even think of this at the time. Which was dumb, dumb, dumb of me, because I had ordered from the eBay seller for tissue to wrap my stuff at craft markets & shipping orders. ack. But, I had alot on my mind at the time, which I'm sure you do too!

So, if you've got a little lead time, definitely check that out, because I spent more than I had to on my tissue.
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008 09:52:16 AM »

i do have lots of lead time - do you know the name of the seller you used?

i have scads of silver tissue from michaels' great martha stewart clearance of 2007, but i want to get some red and maybe white, too, so i'd love to get that at a good price, as well. 

thanks, MAR!
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2008 10:03:12 AM »

There was one eBay seller & one dealer that I used, because one had a colour the other didn't:

http://stores.ebay.com/PRICE-PACKING

and then the other was Nashville Wraps (which you will probably find 20 other things you can use for the wedding, and order all together for better shipping prices)

http://www.nashvillewraps.com/ShowType.ww?Class=016

As always, watch out for some of those tissue vendors on eBay. There are a few that have GREAT prices and colours, but then charge you $50 for shipping! Ridiculous!

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