Giiiiirrrrrl you are making me all misty-eyed!!! I am so flattered and happy that I can inspire someone else. And your wedding is far enough after mine that I'm happy to help with any DIY. Just shoot me a PM and we can chat. It's funny how my crafty/DIY bug was pulled out of a funk by wedding stuff.
And yeah, two toppers. You can always have one at the wedding, and just save the mud cards one for home (to keep it from getting broken). One of my friend gave me a gorgeous glass bell jar to display the topper when we get home, so I can't imagine NOT having that personal one.
I picked up my dress yesterday, and had all of my accessories with me. I'll post pictures in a bit. But I just realized they took off a whole layer of my train, probably 6-8". I'm absolutely crushed...
Ugh.. so sorry Allie, what a bummer. Hopefully there's a remedy that will make everything okay when you speak to the owner on Tuesday. Keep us posted.
Good call with the mudcards topper. I'm actually okay with not using it at the wedding. I just think it would be a great momento and keepsake.