So, I decided to add my "Starfish Symbolism" cards to the Raffia Fans and will have one on each chair for the ceremony. Any left behind after the ceremony will be gathered up and brought to the reception -- although it's a 5pm reception and not likely to be in need of fans.
It reads as follows:
The star -- as well as the Starfish -- are seen as celestial symbols
and as such, they represent infinite divine love.
In addition to love, the Starfish also holds characteristics such as
guidance, vigilance, inspiration, brilliance and intuition.
In Christian symbolism the Starfish represents the Virgin Mary
(Stella Maris which means Star of the Sea) who lovingly creates
safe travel over troubled waters and is also seen as an emblem
of salvation during trying times.
May your travels be safe.
May your love be both infinite and divine.Love, Tami & Tom
I've also attached the MS Word document with the watermark image and text. It looks really, really nice printed on a tan colored heavy card stock paper. I got the starfish charms off eBay for like $0.99 plus shipping for a set of 50. I got 50 silvertone and 50 goldtone. I am using the charms on the Starfish Symbolim cards as well as for the Pashmina cards for the BM's.
Depending on how many are leftover when I am through, I can pass some along to another Bride to Be here on BDW!. They are PERFECT.