Let me start by saying I LOVE the blog I’m about to feature, and her creativity is amazing. That said, as I had just read a wedding blog where some other bride was *obsessing* *about* *all* *the* *details*, I came across this and just laughed out loud.
Thank goodness I’m smart enough to know that I do not have the patience (or talent with a ruler, for that matter) to pull of 2 off these cute gift bags made from an envelope and tape, much less 100.
However, if you’re feeling crafty, the full details are at How About Orange.
Also, as I’m announcing that there will be no favor bags made from envelopes, I feel like telling you all the things we’re doing differently, some because of our budget, some because we’re just odd like that…
What NOT to expect at our wedding:
- Handmade favor bags filled with Hershey kisses or Jordan almonds
- An arrival gift bag in your room with maps and a stale cookie
- Our monogram hand-stamped on anything
- Anything DIY that a kindergartner couldn’t do (I have one next door, he’s testing my criteria)
- An actual wedding cake (see below)
- Me flinging my bouquet at a group of (many of them happily) single girls
- The throwing of any of my lingerie in public, ever (no garter toss)
- Oh, an actual wedding ceremony, because unless you raised the bride or groom or are otherwise blood-related, you will have to be ok with just pictures and the party that follows. (To the family: Sorry, but the ceremony will have no music, no attendants, no processional and no chairs – just a marriage and a gorgeous view)
- A band, or even a DJ – it’s an iPod wedding. I am hoping I can con my DJ brother-in-law to man the “next” button for us
- A gift table. Seriously, don’t bring one. Bring us your love and good wishes instead!
What you CAN expect at our shindig:
- A website with all the maps and restaurants and links and helpful stuff we can think of
- A relaxed and joyful bride and groom, unscathed by long nights of making favors or arranging flowers in the wee hours
- An amazing view of both the San Diego downtown skyline and the bay
- Toasts and tears and laughter (the mic will be open, come prepared!)
- A less-than-perfectly-performed first dance full of giggles
- Comfortable lounge chairs to fall into for great conversations
- Yummy kabobs of all types right off the grill (grilled pineapple!) and piles of hummus and pita
- A dessert table filled with a half-dozen different types of delicious goodies (handmade caramels! cupcakes!)
- Songs hand-selected by the music aficionado groom to keep the vibe right and the dancing going
- fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! That’s what I’m looking forward to.
Seems like weddings are full of ideas and expectations, and it’s impossible to meet all of them. These are our choices, and it felt good to say them out loud!
PS – 32 days and counting!