It is your wedding, make it fun from start to finish.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Making a list

A while back my crafty mother and I made a list of all the wedding projects. A timetable of sorts, just so that we can roughly figure out when it is all going to get done.

The list was LONG, the list was DAUNTING, and basically nothing got done about it. Well, that is not exactly true. We bought stuff. We bought ribbon, we got fabric for my purse and the ring bearer pillows, we got bamboo sticks for the wedding wands. But all that stuff is sitting in boxes in my garage, my basement and my mom's office.

One thing that we also bought at the time were votives. We went to Save On Crafts and found a great deal on votives with candles included. .39 each!! I mean who can beat that? But better than that we have used them more than once!

These candles were first used at my sister's graduation party. (insert picture)

Then 2 weeks later my mom wrapped a different ribbon treatment around them and they were used at my engagement party. (insert Picture)

But now they have undergone a complete makeover! We have etched them for the wedding. (insert pictures)

I will post an etching how to but isn't it neat? One purchase of votives, three uses! How thrifty are we?

What items for your wedding are you planning on using more than once?

You should blog that!

"You should blog that" My mother says it to me everyday.

Every time that we have an idea, a perfect idea the one that you know that you were just waiting to stumble upon. The idea that fits *YOU* to a T and suddenly the search stops and you KNOW what your invites will look like or what your table centerpiece will be or how exactly that other detail will fall into place. A second later I hear, "You should blog that. "

Now, you may have noticed, dear blogasphere, that I said WE have an idea. and yep, that is right, WE. My mom and I. My mom and I have had ups and downs but I think that we have finally found our groove and this wedding is certainly playing up on that.

I am very very lucky to have this crafty lady by my side becuase together we make an awesome team. She thinks of things, I think of things, we sit in a room and they MELD. She is crafty and perfectionist in all that craft. She can do math and cut and measure and all that kind of stuff. She says, "Look we have an issue with the pocket folds, we will need 11x17 inch paper to make the fold." and then we can't find pretty 11x17inch paper..... so I do my part and think then I say..."Well, why don't we use ribbon." and there it is. like a POW of lighting and WE know what we are going to do.

So thanks mom. thanks a TON.

(Don't get me wrong, I run home to the future hubby and ask what he thinks, but he just looks and says, "Yep, that color works for me")