Ah fair enough @calgarybride2015
that makes sense. I'm sure after a few drinks I won't even care what they look like by the end of the night. Haha as long as they look good early on for photos, I'll be happy!
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Chair hangers / tassels:
I finally just made the chair hangers! I'm committed to my idea now. I popped on Say yes to the Dress! and started making all 8 of the chair hangers that I will tie into the chair sashes lining the aisle. I'm excited how they turned out. My mum and I were thinking though it maybe needs a little more sparkle but I'm not sure how to add that in. Ideas? I also thought about gluing a tiny orange-ish colored starfish on top of the larger ones. (see photos) thoughts?
I received my groomsmen's ties and pocket squares in the mail this week. I ordered them from a seller on Etsy called DQTUK. I actually was able to get a sample swatch mailed to my parents for cheap in Europe and then it was the same cost to buy the ties through Etsy. I found the sample was crazy expensive to order through Etsy when I knew I could get it to my parents cheaper. I had 3 different samples from different sellers so that when they all came it it would be super easy to match to the bridesmaids dresses and then just get that off the list. They match almost 100%. They are a hair darker than the dresses but I love them. My FI said they looked like stripper ties when he saw the sample (because its satin and has a shiny look to it). He ended up buying a new tv for a fireplace we are building so I told him if he wanted the new tv I got to buy these ties hahaha. I think I got the better end of the deal (ties and tv!). We still need to find my FI a tie that is different but matches the colors.
I actually lucked out on these! My parents were travelling the Tenerife over Easter and my mum said she saw a cute little jewelry store there that was closing and they had starfish jewelry in the window majorly discounted. She didn't ask me ahead of buying it but I took her word for it that it was nice. Its super cute actually, now that I can see it in person. I even tried the necklace on myself and love it! Then when I was at West Edmonton Mall for my dress shopping I happened to find these cute little starfish anklets for only $5 each! So I bought each of the girls one plus one for myself as my "something blue"!!
I had been debating these plates for a long time thinking they weren't necessary but a few weeks ago when we were shopping at a HomeSense I saw them again and just couldn't resist! I will probably only use them for the At Home Reception because they are glass and that would be too heavy to bring with us to Mexico.
Then while at HomeSense I found this Starfish/beach Potpourri! I wanted some new stuff in the house anyways so its on display for the summer at our house and then I'll just bag it up and keep it around for the wedding to put out on tables as decorations (maybe on the starfish plates). I just loved the teal starfish! So cute! And it helps that it smells amazing!
3 of my 4 table runners that I ordered off of eBay have arrived so far. I'm sure the 4th one will arrive next week. They are perfect! They match the chair sashes to a tea! I'm so happy. They are also really long so that will be good since I have no idea how big the tables are haha (probably should have asked the WC).
Things are coming together! I'm starting to think about escort cards and table numbers now! I'm feeling ahead of the came finally and that's great! I need to go and mail our invitations still this weekend/next week. I need to find out how much postage I need for each one since they are a little heavy from the starfish charms I got. Fingers crossed that it's not crazy expensive.