I think I am now getting close to being done with decorations! I feel like I’ve been going crazy buying things for the wedding for the past two weeks. But luckily I feel like it will come to an end soon. I’ve been way too fortunate with hitting deals though! Winners had all their beach stuff out, Michaels had 70% off all their beach themed things plus buy one get 50% off wedding stuff and a 50% off coupon this weekend!
First I got all my lanterns from IKEA. I bought 4 (mostly because I’m a little concerned about space in the suitcases, so I will have to work out my numbers to see how many tables I will have to decorate. I was also thinking of using these lanterns down the aisle and on the tables for the reception to make the most out of bringing them to Mexico with us. I found battery operated tea lights at the Dollar store that I’m going to use in them when I decorate the hall here in Calgary since I don’t think I can have actual candles there.
At Michaels I was a bit of a wild card! I found cute little bird cages to go with the lanterns for only .50 cents each, so I bought 5!
I also found cute little turquoise jars that I filled with crystals (I got 4 at $1.50 each). I found the most adorable Starfish stand ever!!!! It was also 70% off. (Also at Michaels)
I also found an ampersand wooden sign at Michaels that I’m going to paint. It was also on sale. I only paid $2.99 for it! It’s perfect for our photos.
I found teal striped straws at Michaels. These were only $1.50 per pack. Good think my sister advised me to get a large number of them. My fiancé and I talked about it and weren’t quite sure how we would use them. We came up with the idea to make a custom drink in our color and serve them with these straws!
I found the perfect starfish stamp at Michaels also for only $1.50! I am going to possibly stamp the back of each envelope for our invitations!
I found a cute little chalkboard stand at (Michaels). I think it was only about $3! I’m going to wither write Mr. & Mrs on it and the date or Janelle & Kyle and the date. Not quite sure how I will design it yet, but I’ve seen a few creative ideas on pinterest on how to do it by using chalk pens. Has anyone used these before? Do they wipe off easy like regular chalk? Just wondering if I just write on it before going to Mexico or when I’m there.
I found seashells at the dollar store. I was going to open them up to try them out in the vases and jars but it looks like they might get messy if I do that so I decided to keep them pre-packaged till we are in Mexico to use. I might end up getting another pack of them to use on the tables as decorations!
I found bubbles at Michaels. I used my 50% off coupon and my sister gets 15% off at Michaels as a teacher. I ended up buying 100 bubbles even though I will only need at 30. I might end up using them for the at home reception then as well but I'm undecided. I plan to tie on some teal ribbon with a little note that says:
Blow bubbles of good wishes for the new Mr. & Mrs.
Does anyone have an experience transporting bubbles to their resorts? I'm not sure how to do this yet because I don't want them to leak. I was thinking of just putting them in a ziplock bag but then I couldn't tie the tags on till I got there. Any ideas?
Looks like that’s all I have to update on (I will update on the OOT bags once the mens’s bags arrive in the mail, the girls are done already!). Now time for a break! My mum arrives next week so then it will be dress shopping and invitation making!! Very excited at how this is all coming together.