I've gotten quite a bit done this week, and will continue to update as I get the last details done!
We've moved it to 4:30, for the time change and hopes to get the sunset photos I want! So now I have to alter all my timelines/etc, but I can start printing
Flower Girl Necklace:
I found a necklace on ebay close to the colors of our wedding, and she is insisting on having a pretty necklace. Just like the dress sleeves, I'll let her have final say on the day of the wedding!
Kid "Busy Bags":
I put these together to keep everything organized, and to have things for the kiddos to do! For the bigger bags, I'm putting in their spf shirts (ordered), some sand toys, an aquadoodle thing, coloring books and some snacks (such as fruit snacks, because my oldest is obsessed). The reception smaller bags I grabbed items from the dollar store. I anticipate that my son is going to be most interested in food, lol, and will add snacks to these as well, tho there should be plenty at the reception! The goal is to keep them entertained long enough at the reception to make it to the first part (where I've planned a dance with the four of us to "You'll be in my heart" by Phil Collins) and then if they want to pass out/go to bed with my older relatives, they can
Flower girl big bag for all gifts
Flower girl reception "busy bag":
Ring bearer big bag for all gifts:
Ring bearer reception "busy bag"
I also finished the coloring book for my daughter (maybe my son, although he hasn't shown much interest in coloring as of yet!). She's had a lot of fun coloring the mess up test prints, haha!
For her to color, I printed on regular ivory paper, but you can see how it bleeds through to the other side (she doesn't care). I printed out one on the nice ivory invitation paper for me to keep, though. I don't think it'd be great paper for her to color on, unfortunately, so I'll just let her have the regular one.
Her version to color on the regular paper:
The nice paper print, that I'm going to keep for myself!
Both papers side by side:
I know *most* everyone who is coming now, and have *just* enough of the luggage tags for everyone who is for sure and the 2-3 who are "probably". So I made them I took an avery label that had 30 slots or so (it was for spices, so the picture is a little spoon/fork which I thought fit really well!) and just put in the names. I used the teal paper leftover from invites for the background and the ivory paper also leftover to print names on (which is awesome!). They're pretty cute! I'm going to figure out some way so that people know which table to sit at - right now, I have 4 tables with 9 at 2 and 8 at 2. The ones with 9 have my kiddos lol. So if 2-3 more come, I have to do a switch (so dates can sit together) or just make one of the 8s a 10. The tables sit 8-10, but 10 adults is a little tight...
They are done! I made enough for about 40 maracas (we're at 34 guests plus the 2 kids plus a few extras), and just stuck them in a bag with the roll of ribbon to make when we get there. You need the maraca to tie them, so makes sense just to wait. I plan on bringing a pair of scissors, so this will be just fine
FINALLY done. I had to look at the ebay seller to see how the shrink wraps work (they are amazing), and put them over the labels. They fit a little funny, but I'm just glad to be done.
FI is going to groan when he sees them, but they dropped below $7 with shipping on Amazon so I thought it'd be cute