Friday, January 30, 2009

Current DIY work-in-progress

I recently came across this inspiring DIY bouquet on one of my favorite bridal sites, My mom and I bought 500 gajillion of those exact silver christmas ornaments on 90% clearance at Joann a few weeks ago. The original intent was to fill large fishbowl vases and use them as centerpieces. But after seeing this post, I began work on a similar project. What I will use them for, I don't know. I love fresh flowers and would hate to cut them out of the wedding completely.

I have considered using them as centerpieces, eliminating the big fishbowl vases, which are stupid expensive anyways, and on the day of the wedding incorporate them into the floral design with fresh mint and lavender. It's a tedious project and the post made it seem easier than I thought it would be. Making the tulle flowers is the most time consuming part. Each petal must be made, than many petals bunched together to form a flower. To make things a little easier, I've eliminated the LED lights.

I am also debating self-catering vs. Fuzzy's Tacos catering. They would make exactly the same thing I would, but eliminate so much work for us, since we will have many other DIY things to complete that day, such as decoration, setup, final cleanup, etc. But having people there to refill as dishes get empty will in itself be such a huge help. The self-catering project was coming along quite nicely, but I don't want to bite off more than I can chew and certainly don't want a big disaster on my hands. As well, I've been getting serious resistance from both mothers and if something does go wrong, they will be the first to say "I told you so, we should have gotten a caterer".

Current food and beverage plan: stations!

Antipast bar - featuring Italian meats, gourmet cheeses, olives, nuts and dried fruits

Taco/Nacho bar - featuring Mexican goodness, fillings, toppings and fixins for your favorite do-it-yourself tacos or nachos

Dessert bar - featuring a small two tiered wedding cake, towers of cupcakes, brownies and bowls of candy. Will also have small boxes for guests to take home any sweets they would like.

Champagne and beer bar - featuring sparkling wine and beer on ice and all the fixins for do-it-yourself mimosas, poinsettas and champagne cocktails.

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