Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Wedding Blues

So--the shower is over and now it's on to the wedding! And so much to do! I think my poor little Jenni has a case of the pre-wedding blues--so overwhelmed with the week by week agenda of things we must still do AND pay for! yikes!

I'm right there with her--but we have to keep reminding ourselves that the wedding will go on even without everything being perfect. Yes, we need food and drink and we'll have a party no matter what; the ipod is all set with playlists for cocktails, dinner and dancing, the cake is ordered, the table and chair rentals are ordered, the flowers . . . well, we're stressing a little on that one, and the alcohol (the downfall to a backyard wedding--in a hall, you can have the cash bar)but the other stuff is small stuff like the menu board, the escort cards, the yard set up.

Thank goodness we were smart enough to do a lot of things ahead--that's what I say Jenni! Like these favors we made! Don't you love them? To make the cards, we sponge- painted the white starfish onto sand-colored cardstock with a hand-cut stencil; on the back, we glued these five words that symbolize the five Jordan almonds in the mesh: health, wealth, happiness, children & long-life. No one ever knows what the almonds actually mean and we thought the symbolism deserved to be shared! We tied the tags on using this pretty orange organza ribbon and they will be set at each place setting. We also made table runners to match the favor cards. I bought a big roll of brown kraft paper and sponge-stenciled cut-pieces with a little larger version of the white starfish. The organza ribbon and the brown roll of kraft paper were purchased from Papermart online. The almonds, the cardstock, the acrylic white paint and the mesh circles were all purchased at a local craft store.

Everything will be fine Jenni--deep breaths, and you'll be on that California cruise ship soaking in the sun with your hubby in no time!

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