haha! Thanks, it is fun to see what everyone else is doing!!!!!! Glad to hear your centrepieces are going to work out!!!!
Originally Posted by MJKH
Oh, I know Tori...sorry for clogging up the thread with my pics! I'm not ready for a planning thread of my own I think...but I so appreciate all the feedback. Thefuturemrsgunn (I think that's how you spell it) also has me worried that my stuff isn't as coordinated as it could/should be. But never you mind...you who's sewing your own convertable dresses...I am not surprised...you're keeping up with the best of them! Anyway, it was good to see you back...we were missing you ; )
So, I had a chat with the florist across the street and she put my mind at ease about using the glasses from Pier 1. Also, I did take a look at Michaels for those coloured vases, and they would totally work too AMJ. Against my better judgement, I popped in to Dollarama over my lunch hour, and found turquoise glass tealights (pack of 3 for $1...they also had green, orange and purple) that will totally match...and at Michaels I found some turquoise fabric baggies that we will use on the tables as well. Which means I think we might do all the maracas in pink? Ohhhh, and the best was at Dollarama they had just put out packs of jolly ranchers candy...I bought a box of packages of the passion fruit and a box of packages of tropical fruit...2/$1 with 20 in a box (for the welcome bags). They were also putting out small bottles of Franks Hot Sauce...it looked like they were $1.25 or $1.50. AMJ, they had a whole bunch of new ribbon and trims out at the store I was at. They had a metallic braid in your colours that was cute...I'm sure it's the same colours as your sparkly branches. They also had silver and a gunmetal colour, which is a really difficult thing to find.
Thanks also girls for the suggestions about reception goodies for the men. I think what we've decided to do is put out a big basket of Mexican candy and snacks (spicy peanuts, etc), which we'll purchase in Tulum (pueblo) or Playa. That way, everyone will have a chance to try some treats that aren't available at home.
They are HUGE and not exactly a finger starfish look so that was tip #1 and they had a "made in china" sticker on them.... tip #2 LOL I could also tell by how they feel, they are very chalky I find.
Originally Posted by amjohnson
Silly question, but how did you know your starfish were fake? I am pretty sure mine are real...sugar starfish. I just figured that if they stink they must be real! I know I saw some at Winners, smaller ones and wondered if they were real or not, they were mixed in with potporri.
Everyone's taste is difference but I prefer simplicity and letting the setting do the talking for you. I don't think ALL colours have to be incorporated into every aspect of the wedding. For instance we are doing Navy and Green with a lot of white running through it (more recent addition because I like the weddingy "vibe" it gives off. So the GMs will be wearing navy shirts, the BMs navy dresses and the stems of the calla lillies will be the green accent with them. Most everything else will be white at the ceremony, chair covers, sheppards hooks etc.
I think the red rose petals would be a nice accent against the turquoise chair sashes and wouldnt be going overboard!!!
Originally Posted by amjohnson
That is a good idea! I may get a couple more and keep them together for garland. I was looking at photos of past ceremonies at my resort and if you hung the starfish garland vertically on the gazeba or chubbah?..it would look pretty..maybe three hung. I am going to order more sugar starfish on Ebay and put some on the front of the gazebo with turquoise tulle. I may also put a starfish on each chair with the turquoise chair ties.
What do you think about using fake rose petals? The hotel is charging a crazy amount for them and I was thinking of getting the fake turquoise petals to line each side of the aisle...I am making red fabric pomanders, was going to hang one on the end of each row of chairs, but now thinking it may be too much if I use chair sashes that are turquoise. Do you have any thoughts? I have looked at lots of photos but a bit frustrated on how to incorporate both of our colors, red and turquoise...