Tuesday, October 28, 2008

up late

I'm up late and now I'm hungry. I should have just tried to sleep even though I didn't want to.
I had some ideas for the reception that I wanted to get down before I forgot. Some are ideas I found elsewhere but still--

print large numbers on patterned paper in heavy/colored ink--cut and place in frames--place frame on table (give frames away)

paint wooden numbers in your wedding colors

cover small boxes with satin in wedding colors and then place flowers in jars and into boxes

also, what I wanted to capture but couldn't was a color combination that is hard to explain--blue flowers (maybe iris), with cream/pale yellow roses, and sage green greenery--with a few bits of purple--from lavender or something like that.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Reception Ideas

  1. Polaroid photos of our guests which they can sign
  2. incorporate a cultural tradition such as a cake procession or traditional fabric for bridesmaids flower holders
  3. Use family heirlooms in the decorations. Try to find antique pieces which your great grandmothers used at their wedding or rather on a day to day basis and incorporate it. Perhaps I don't have any family heirlooms but photos will work just fine in very classy frames
  4. A groom's cake that reflects his hobby!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Here are some ideas for centerpieces that I simply took from a commercial floral website. I think we can just put some flowers in a vase and tie a bow around it. Maybe we could go even simpler and sprinkle rose petals and place pillar candles--depends on the time of day.

Friday, October 10, 2008


I found these images of bouquets on the Martha Stewart website. They are inspiring, colorful, cheerful. Bright!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

little by little

So far we've been getting stuff done. The industry makes a lot of grand statements about booking things a year in advance, spending this much on a, that much on b. But we're coming along okay.

We've inquired about 2 locations we're looking at for our event and one of them is a botanical garden.

We've also saved $1,603.45 so far. The ticker I'm using is incorrect. I updated it incorrectly recently. I've also been steadily paying off my credit card debts. It's hard. I'm accustomed to shopping. A lot. I don't spend a lot each time I go but I'm accustomed to being in the mall all the time. So, now, I'm having a tough time. Last night I went to Rite Aid and splurged on toiletries and makeup. That was SO not needed. I could easily have put that money into my savings account!!! Bad bad bad.

RocketMan often seems a little stressed when I go on and on about venues, flowers, attire, money, catering and so on. I don't want to stress him out but we haven't been sitting down to discuss things at the designated times. But then we talk all the time. Why should I save up information or ideas to tell him, say, once a week when I'm talking to him right now? But I guess I can ask him when is a good time to talk about something.